QUICK & EASY SHIPPING
One of the biggest headaches in the auction world is shipping. Buyers at most auction houses have to jump through endless hoops just to get their property delivered to their home or institution.
Not at Cowan’s.
Cowan’s full-service shipping department is unparalleled in the business delivering a quick and easy shipping process. Our team of experts will carefully pack and ship just about any object to every corner of the globe. As one of the world’s top auction houses, we ship over 12,000 items a year and have experience shipping everything from centuries-old pottery to million-dollar paintings to antique bedroom sets.
We partner with preferred carriers to ensure safe, efficient commercial and residential delivery that works with your schedule. Every item is carefully packed and shipped with insurance and tracking so you will have peace of mind throughout the process.
Have your own UPS or FedEx account or carry your own insurance that you would prefer to use? Not a problem. Cowan’s will happily work with your preferred shipper and insurer.
If you’d like a shipping estimate in advance of the auction, contact email@example.com or call 513-871-1670, ext. 219.
“I buy antiques at auction throughout the US, across Canada, everywhere in the UK and occasionally in the EU. There is a number of negatives to do with buying at international auctions. A major one is packing. Auction houses seem to believe that this is the buyer’s problem. In some ways this may be true, but the auction houses may not like the obvious solution: stop buying, period. The real solution is the one that Cowan’s has chosen: have your own packing/shipping department so you can provide a seamless, stress free experience for your clients. My thanks and congratulations to Cowan’s for being ahead of the pack.”
– Cecil, Decorative Art Buyer
“I recently participated in your timed online Book & Maps auction and purchased four books. The books arrived today and I would like to express my thanks to Cowan’s Auctions, especially your shipping department, for doing a superlative job of packing the rare and fragile books. One of the books was a one-of-a-kind folio-sized book housed in a clamshell box, quite difficult to pack, and everything arrived in perfect condition. Clearly, someone took a great deal of time and care in preparing this package for shipment and it is greatly appreciated.”
– Jack, Fine Book Buyer
“My item was shipped yesterday and I picked it up in our quaint post office in Arizona this morning. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that Cowan’s handles its own packing and shipping. This greatly simplifies the process, much simpler than the dance with third party shippers that other auction houses seem to inflict on their buyers.”
– Dave, American Indian Art Buyer
“I recently purchased several items and I wanted to thank your shipping staff. They couldn’t have been more kind and helpful. The items were received perfectly just as I expect from your company and staff. I have purchased several items over the years and have yet to be disappointed.”
– Michael, Historic Firearms Buyer