Shipping older radios & insurance claims

Nigel Holmes Holmes.Nigel at ABC.NET.AU
Tue Nov 27 20:14:11 EST 2007

So register the equipment as "Electronic Machinery" 

Works fine for multi kilo dollar 4cv100,000e shipments for 1974
"vintage" Harris hfbc tx's

73 Nigel VK3DZ

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Subject: Re: [BOATANCHORS-TEMPE] Shipping older radios & insurance

For what it's worth, this is from the FedEx "Service Guide"; (note item
#4, this is the one that, according to FedEx Claims, relates to vintage


Declared Value and Limits of Liability

    6. Shipments (packages or freight) containing all or part of the
following items are limited to a maximum declared value of US$500:

          1. Artwork, including any work created or developed by the
application of skill, taste or creative talent for sale, display or
collection. This includes, but is not limited to, items (and their
parts) such as paintings, drawings, vases, tapestries, limited-edition
prints, fine art, statuary, sculpture and collector's items.
          2. Film, photographic images (including photographic
negatives), photographic chromes and photographic slides.
          3. Any commodity that by its inherent nature is particularly
susceptible to damage or the market value of which is particularly
variable or difficult to ascertain.

          4. Antiques, or any commodity that exhibits the style or
fashion of a past era and whose history, age or rarity contributes to
its value. 
These items include, but are not limited to, furniture, tableware and

          5. Glassware, including, but not limited to, signs, mirrors,
ceramics, porcelains, china, crystal, glass, framed glass, and any other
commodity with similarly fragile qualities.
          6. Plasma screens.
          7. Jewelry, including, but not limited to, costume jewelry,
watches and their parts, mount gems or stones (precious or
semiprecious), industrial diamonds, and jewelry made of precious metal.
          8. Furs, including, but not limited to, fur clothing,
fur-trimmed clothing and fur pelts.
          9. Precious metals, including, but not limited to, gold and
silver bullion or dust, precipitates, or platinum (except as an integral
part of electronic machinery).
         10. Stocks, bonds, cash letters or cash equivalents, including,
but not limited to, food stamps, postage stamps (not collectible),
traveler's checks, lottery tickets, money orders, gift cards and gift
certificates, prepaid calling cards (excluding those that require a code
for activation), bond coupons, and bearer bonds.
         11. Ostrich and emu eggs.
         12. Collector's items such as sports cards, souvenirs and
memorabilia. (Collector's coins and stamps may not be shipped. See the
Prohibited Items section.)
         13. Guitars and other musical instruments that are more than 20
years old, and customized or personalized musical instruments.

For your reading pleasure, the whole thing is at:

Again, for what it's worth, DHL has no such limits on vintage items, and
they tend to be one of the ones I use as a result.


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