For your consideration is this 98pc Meissen Floral china set by Mitterteich Bavaria, Germany. This beautiful 12 place setting was purchased in 1969-1970 from the May Company in Torrance, California.It was passed from mother to daughter in 1977. From 1970 to 1977 the china was used atleast 3 or 4 times a year. T were a couple of pieces broken (1 cup and the gravy boat) in our move from California to Illinois in 1978 (military movers), but both pieces were replaced (as a matter of fact, the old gravy boat didn't have a handle-the newer one does). Since 1977 the set has only been used twice, and up until a year ago, was displayed in a cabinet. The set has since been cleaned, carefully wrapped and placed in quilted containers, boxed and placed in storage. As we are retiring in the next year, and our new home will be somewhat smaller, we must begin to sort through some of our long gatd treasures and make heartbreaking choices of what to keep and what not to keep. This china is on the 'what not to keep' list. This china is in good to excellent condition. The 24kt gold trim that adorns each piece is perfectly intact. T are no cracks or fading. This set is truley a treasure, and would be the perfect wedding or anniversary gift. The set consists of: Coffee/Tea Pot w/lid Sugar bowl w/lid and Cream Pitcher 2 Meat Platters (1-sm/1-med) 4 Serving Bowls 1 Covered Serving Bowl w/handles and lid 1 Gravy Boat w/handle and attached underplate 12 Dinner Plates 12 Salad Plates 12 Butter Plates 12 Soup or Salad Bowls 12 Cups w/Saucers 12 Sherbet Bowls I WILL SHIP TO US LOCATINS ONLY. The Ebay shipping calculator will not calculate 4 packages. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING CHARGES . Shipping will be via UPS or USPS (which ever is cheaper), and will be based on my zip code to your zip code and the weight of each box. I strongly recommend purchasing insurance coverage, as to replace each piece in this set, if you could find all of them, would cost over $2500.00. The china has been unpacked, cleaned, and repacked in the quilted containers, and then boxed again. The utmost care has been taken in the repacking. T are a total of 4 boxes: Box 1-18#, Box 2-21#, Box 3-30#, Box 4-12#. Or, if you prefer, pick-up arrangements can be made. I accept Paypal (Credit Card and Cash Transactions) as well as USPS Money Orders. NO PERSONAL/BANK CHECKS OR PAYPAL E-CHECKS. Payment must be received within 10 days of auction close. Non-paying and non-responsive winners will be reported to Ebay. If paying by Paypal, you must have a CONFIRMED shipping address-NO EXCEPTIONS! All of my items are AS-IS, no warranties or returns. So, PLEASE e-mail ANY and ALL questions before bidding. Thanks for looking. Happy Bidding & Good Luck!!