Here's my Bob Jackson, ready to be boxed and shipped after I sold it on ebay.
My local bike shop gave me a frame box which fit like a glove and held the frame securely and perfectly still.
There was a cardboard tube which fitted through the bottom bracket shell and kept the frame suspended in the box acting like a shock absorber.
Plenty of bubble wrap finished the job off and ensured a comfortable trip to Australia.
My ebay buyer asked me if I would drop the frame off at his parent's house so they could arrange shipping. It turned out that they lived about 10 minutes from my old house in York - so this was easy for me - what's the chances of that happening?
He contacted me some time later to say the frame had arrived safely. He was born in Leeds (as was the frame) and had ridden a Bob Jackson as a teenager in his first time trial, so this was a bit of nostalgia for him.
It was a lovely steel frame (Reynolds 631) and performed beautifully. But these days I'm looking for a little bit more comfort. Looking forward to reporting on the Surly Long Haul Trucker http://www.surlybikes.com/frames/long_haul_trucker_frame/
I hope you're happy in your new life, Bob.