Am shipping tomorrow my setting tools to South Carolina for a video
shoot with Brad Simon. Just checked with our “Canada Post” and
"UPS". The difference is only $6.00, but my ‘gut’ feeling is to go
with UPS. But I feel more secure with them than our slow as molasses
mailing system. Will be supplying 3 commercial invoices stating the
contents, where made, who packed the items, ownership and other
miscellaneous things. I’d rather be safe, than have this box opened
and returned. Once that my box has passed to the border crossing
customs, I can then relax. I always track shipments via their
web-site. Just a little hint, I always undervalue the contentsHate
to have ‘red-flags’ raised.
Because of “9-11” and other reasons, I am attaching this letter on
the ‘outside’ of my parcel of tools. Here it is in its entirety.
These antique metal cutting tools were made and assembled in
They are not for re-sale to the general public.
Estimated cost of all items do not exceed $100.00.
These are to be used only as display purposes and are used in
They will be returned with me, once this trip is finished.
I am the sole owner of all items enclosed.
I personally packed this ‘selection’ of tools.
Close examination of the contents may be done without my
presence. I then gave my full name, with signature, address and
telephone numbers and then dated day of delivery.
All of this was typed on my business letter-head, to make it more
official, namely this is just to satisfy the customs’ inspectors.