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If you are in the local
area and have any surplus materials or display cases you are getting ready
to discard please contact us at
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read detail below. You will be taken to the SECURE Pay Pal Server for
payment to Coury House which funds SMECC. A few bucks here and there help
maintain the building and push projects ahead.
We are a Privately Funded Museum
We derive income from all sources to enhance displays, pay for web services
support our infrastructure and
buy supplies. Although your contribution is NOT tax deductible be assured you are
providing for the preservation of history. Thank you very much!
When you are all done with this
process you may back arrow a number of times in your browser to return to
the museum web page you were on.
- You do NOT get a tax write off
In case you want to personally deliver items to the SMECC in Glendale,
AZ, please arrange this in advance. Many times we need to have
helpers or equipment on hand to
Personal delivery of artifacts can be a fun experience
for all concerned! You will be able to meet the staff and we are
able to meet you in person and show you how your artifact impacts the completion
of our projects here at the Museum.
1 - Pack items in strong cardboard or crated containers appropriate
for the weight and size of the items. Many times the original boxes that
items were sold in are valuable to us and look great in the
museum's displays. Original cartons and packing material need to be
protected by another exterior shipping box thus keeping the original
material free of packing tapes scuffs etc. Double-boxing (i.e. a box
within a box) is always encouraged when transporting any delicate or
historical material. Consider using plastic sheeting around the items to
avoid the possibility of water damage.
2 - DO NOT use foam peanuts as packing material. They are Evil and
not environmentally-friendly, they get into the openings of items and
requiring tedious manual cleaning to remove the darn things! They also
attract static electricity, and they create an enormous cleaning problem
as they tend to fly away on their own. We have spent many an
afternoon chasing wind blown piles of these things around the
warehouse! If you believe that the items are fragile then consider
wrapping them in bubble wrap.
3 - Clearly address all packages to the following address. We
suggest taking this address block into your editor and super-sizing the
font before printing the label out. Since labels can become detached
easily or if label is printed on an inkjet printer it may be susceptible
to moisture damage, please cover label entirely with clear packing tape.
at least one piece of tape should cover the label and surround the entire
box to insure the label is securely held onto the package.
Remember, the larger the box the larger the font
size and label size should be. A valid substitute for a printed label is a
black indelible marker pen.
Attn: Ed Sharpe Archivist
Coury House / SMECC
5802 W. Palmaire Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85301
Also, on each box shipped, be sure to include your name and return
4 - Make a note of the tracking number your shipper uses. If the
item has a high value, please insure the item. NOTE: Many companies,
such as FedEx, DHL, etc., have "small print" regarding the
transport of Museum artifacts, which will sharply limit the insurance
liability of the carrier for items damaged in transit Even if additional
insurance is purchased they can, depending on the circumstances, not cover
damage incurred in transit. Be careful! For extremely rare or fragile
items, please contact us for advice on method of delivery.
5 - Please! Only ship the items that have been accepted by the
Museum. If during your packing of the accepted items, you discover other
items you think might be of interest please contact us via telephone or
email unless it is small and does not substantially impact the cost
of freight. Be sure to pad any additional items well so the main
artifact transports without damage.
There is so much that needs to be saved out there. Working together we can
make it happen!