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Antique Clock Export Guide

How do we export our clocks?

We have exported a large number of antique clocks over the last 25 years, particularly longcase clocks to all parts of the world. We only use the expert Antique and Fine art shippers Simon Hall Freight of Broadway Worcestershire.

Simon Hall Limited offers a wealth of experience in the shipping and transportation business, their care and attention to detail ensures that they are one of the country's premier specialist carriers, working with antiques and fine art of immense financial or sentimental value.

You can be rest assured that your antique clock will be crated and packed with the utmost care and attention, enabling us to offer an unrivalled first class service for our overseas customers.

Obtaining a shipping quote

An exact door to door shipping price can be obtained for your chosen type of clock as the prices do vary according to the size, please contact us for a price.

To give an idea of costs these are some recent average prices to send a longcase clock fully insured, all prices quoted were sent via Air unless otherwise stated.

Canada - £1,200

USA - £900

China/Hong Kong - £1,400

Australia (Ocean Freight) - £800.

The shipping process

Once you have chosen and purchased your clock the shipping process can begin. The shipment is door to door and fully insured. For most worldwide destinations air freight is the fastest and most efficient mode of shipping. The clock will be expertly packed and crated for your specific delivery. As with all clocks purchased from us a full pre delivery check is completed, checking the movement, cabinet work and a final beeswax.

The pendulum and suspension spring is mounted on a wooden board and carefully packed and protected along with the winding key, the door keys are labelled and full installation instructions are supplied. Collection is then undertaken by Simon Hall’s accredited personnel on their purpose built fleet of furniture removal vehicles.  Simon Hall collect the clock from our Showrooms in Rotherham and the process of packing will begin.

Export example - packing of a Longcase clock

A purpose built made to measure crate is manufactured for the trunk and hood. This is then polystyrene lined for shock absorbency, the clock trunk is also soft wrapped using paper blankets and corrugated card, The trunk, hood, weights and pendulum are then placed carefully within the crate. Extra care is taken when packing the movement;

The movement is placed within its own bespoke built wooden crate which is then housed within a secondary crate for extra protection.   The remaining small items such as the instructions, door keys, winding keys and finials if applicable are also placed within this box.  Glass tape will be applied to the glass fronted clock hood prior to it being soft wrapped using paper blankets and corrugated card.


A full itemised inventory is made and packed with the clock for the customers reference. All documentation is undertaken by Simon Hall in association with their network of agents who have the appropriate expertise with Customs formalities, in order to make shipping hassle free and easy. For peace of mind whilst your goods are in transit, there is comprehensive insurance cover, underwritten by Lloyds of London.

Who are the Shippers?

Simon Hall Limited
Willersey Industrial Estate
WR12 7RR
Telephone 0800 0920881
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