Buying in bulk will be cheaper. By “bulk” I mean in the hundreds.
THE CHEAPEST SHIPPING METHOD
Ultimately the cheapest method would be for you to have your own 20 or 40 foot shipping container. This is not something I arrange but for an agreed fee I am happy to deliver to your England based shipper however large or small your order. Just let me know where in England it is? Shipping companies will charge a premium to collect your items – usually by outsourcing to a courier company who will not take the care that I do.
The great thing about a shipping container is if you want to spread your investment then stained glass window sashes and doors fit conveniently inbetween antique furniture. You are unlikely to incur import duty as most countries have a harmonization code which exempts for antiques or salvaged items over 100 years old.
Most international buyers will opt to have the container delivered to their nearest sea port and make their own arrangements for transferring to final destination – always the cheaper option.
If you have never done this before I appreciate it is a huge outlay but in the long-term you would be making a bigger saving. You may also want to visit me. I am only 35 minutes from London Heathrow Airport! Touring the UK buying antiques is great fun and the British pound is currently very low against most currencies!!!
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Examples of the contents of previous bulk shipments: