All shipping is handled by third-party vendors. Following the conclusion of the auction, you will receive a shipping order that outlines the details of your purchase. You are welcome to use a vendor of your choice or select one from our list of preferred shippers. Below, we have outlined steps to make finding a shipper as easy as possible. 

1. Determine Service Type

Factors to consider as you look for a shipper are destination, size of the item(s) and the fragility. 

2. Select Shipper / Get Quotes

We have several preferred vendors that service all parts of the globe and we are happy to provide introductions.

3. Submit Shipping Authorization Form

Once you have coordinated with a shipper of your choice, please let us know by submitting a shipment authorization form.

Service Types

Blanket Wrap

Blanket wrap shippers individually wrap your pieces to protect the surfaces during transport. They provide door-to-door service, from scheduling a pick-up with us at the gallery to delivering it to you at your convenience. Cost varies and is determined by the size of your shipment and your location. Payment for these services may be required in advance.

This service is best for medium to large furniture. Blanket wrap is only available via ground service within the contiguous United States.

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Pack & Ship

The shipper professionally packs the items and arranges transport via freight service. They provide door-to-door service, though you are responsible for unpacking your purchase and often for the disposal of the packaging materials. Cost varies and is determined by the size and location. Typically, payment for these services is required in advance. This is the preferred method for international shipments.

This service is best for small to medium sized items (both furniture and objects) and these shippers transport via ground, air, and sea, providing both international and domestic service.

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Fine Art Handling

Fine Art shippers provide the safest, most customizable service of all our vendors, but this may come at a premium. They specialize in custom crating, boxing, and wrapping, and are especially experienced with fragile items that cannot be packed and shipped via freight (i.e. high value works of art, glass, etc.). These vendors can provide white glove service both internationally and domestically.

This service caters to fragile, high value works of art and design. Each vendor will offer a customized and specialized delivery plan depending on specific need.

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Collecting Property from Rago

Hours for pick up are Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. We require 24 hours notice in advance of pick up. Please bring your own packing materials. Please note: New Jersey sales tax of 6.625% must be added to your invoice when picking up merchandise unless you have a valid resale number on file.

Property purchased from Rago will be located one of our two locations in Lambertville, New Jersey. This will be clearly marked on the shipping order for your purchase.

Rago — Main Gallery
333 North Main St. 
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Rago — Annex
243 North Main St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530

As a safety precaution, we are currently limiting the number of pickups allowed at any given time. As such, all collections must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance; contact us to schedule an appointment

Preferred Shipper List

This is only a suggested list. Rago assumes no responsibility for acts and/or omissions executed by the vendors listed. Rago recommends insuring your items for their full value during shipping. If you choose to do without the insurance coverage, we require a signed waiver stating that you accept full liability for any damage that may occur in shipment.

Blanket Wrap Shippers

Billy Mac Delivery
Services the Mid-Atlantic region, Florida and California.
info@billymacdelivery.net

Plycon Van Lines
National blanket wrap or crating services for items of any size and weight.
customerservice@plyconvanlines.com

All Directions Moving and Storage
Services the East coast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic region, and Florida.
service@alldirections.com

Road Dog Antiques
Provides coast-to-coast transportation. 
roaddogantiques@gmail.com

Trans-Art Logistics
Provides transportation within the Mid-Atlantic states. 
tcw@transartlogistics.com

Pack & Ship Vendors

The Flemington UPS Store
National and international packing and shipping with some weight and size restrictions.
store1752@theupsstore.com

The Princeton UPS Store
National and international packing and shipping with some weight and size restrictions.
store2026@theupsstore.com

Masterpiece Shipping
National and international packing and shipping with some weight and size restrictions.
masterpieceshipping@gmail.com

Daks Global
National and international packing and crating services for items of any size and weight.
sales@daksglobal.com

Fine Art Shippers

Cadogan Tate
With locations around the globe, Cadogan Tate offers fine art and furniture moving, storing and shipping.
p 718 713 8635 (New York)
fineartny@cadogantate.com

Craters & Freighters
National and international packing and crating of fine art and furniture.
p 732 563 9200
cratersandfreighters@newjersey.com

If you have any questions regarding shipping,
we are available to assist.

Shipping Department
shipping@ragoarts.com
t 609 397 9374

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the pickup address for auction purchases?

What are your hours for pickup?

How do I schedule a pickup with Rago?

How do I request a shipping quote?

How long will it take to receive my item(s)?

Are my items packed?

My item is small / easily shipped. Can Rago pack it for me and ship standard courier (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.)?

Does Rago operate a shipping service of its own that I can tag along with?

Can I pay Rago directly for the cost of shipping, along with the remainder of my invoiced balance?

How long do I have to pickup my auction purchase? Does Rago offer storage?

Can a friend to pick up my purchase?

Can I use my own shipper?