I have carried a number of harps over the years. These have ranged from full sized concert types to smaller more antique instruments. I have collected and delivered both to specialist repair experts and also to schools, for example, at the beginning and end of a term. These are probably now the largest instrument I carry.
Keyboard instruments tend to be something of a rarity these days. Conventional pianos are rather beyond my scope as I have migrated to smaller vehicles. Also, I lack the specialist equipment or indeed the additional manpower needed. However, keyboards and smaller instruments such as harpsichords remain possible. I once even collected a barrel organ for repair, restoration and return.
Larger items of furniture are probably beyond my scope, however, small desks or bureaux particularly if they can be dis-assembled are Ok. In the same way beds are possible, although it is better if the mattresses etc are pre wrapped to help keep them clean. Smallish cabinets, chairs and tables are quite common items as they can be difficult for people to transport in their own cars. Other potential items are book cases and chests, floor tiles and shelving.I have handled many guitars. These have ranged from ebay purchases on behalf of collectors to special instruments delivered for repair/restoration.
I have been known to transport bicycles. I even remember a tandem.
I have handled many guitars. These have ranged from ebay purchases on behalf of collectors to special instruments delivered for repair/restoration.
Scale models, such as ships or model railways. They tend to be best left un-packaged but carefully padded and supported. The same can be said for ornaments, china or glass, in particular.
I have worked with a large number of artists both amateur and professional. Paintings are best pre-packaged for me, but on occasion it has been better to carefully secure them as they are. Other art related items I have worked with include ceramics, garden ornaments and stone statuary or wood carving.