RARE COLLECTOR'S ITEM FOR THE CURRIER & IVES COLLECTOR!! THIS PIECE WAS ORGINALLY DESIGNED FOR THE PITTSBURGH CHINA & GLASS SHOW HELD IN JANUARY 1952, IT WAS A SPECIAL PIECE MADE BY ROYAL CHINA AND ONE OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS. T WERE OTHERS MADE AFTER THE SHOW BUT ONLY THESE WERE ILLUSTRATED FOR THE CHINA SHOW. T ARE TWO VERY SMALL INK SPECS ON THE FRONT OF THE PLAQUE AS SHOWN IN THE PICS AND THEY ARE AS SMALL AS A PEN DOT. NO CHIPS, CRAZING, FLEABITES OR DAMAGE. THIS PIECE IS IN EXCELLANT MINT CONDITION AND IS AN UNUSUAL FIND. (***FYI*** I PAID $500.00 FOR THIS 6 YEARS AGO ON EBAY, SO PLS. DON'T ASK ME TO REDUCE THE PRICE ANY LOWER THAN IT ALREADY IS, IF IT DOESN'T SELL, I'LL HANG ON TO IT, IT'S WORTH IT)This is from my personal collection and due to some unexpected expenses, I'm going to part with the entire set including all the serving pieces. The set has been packed away for many years. Though I continued to pick up pieces whenever I found them. When I put all the pieces together I found that I have an over abundance. If you are the winning bidder and would like to purchase additional pieces please notify me within 24 hours of auction end. I likely have more and will make a buy it now auction so that I can combine the shipping for you. I will combine as many pieces as can be safely packed together for travel. Combined shipping will be by actual weight. All shipments will be sent out through FedEx Home Delivery as this is the cheapest for me. Packages arrive in 3 business days from shipping date, insurance is included in shipping cost and all pcs. are insured, no exceptions. $2.00 Handling fee is already included in Shipping cost. See photos for more detail and my other auctions for more pieces of this set. My Policies: Please note: We describe items to the best of our ability as we are not experts, SIMPLY COLLECTOR'S. We do not issue refunds unless an item has been misrepresented. If you have questions please ask before bidding as I will do my best to answer them as accurately as possible and to the best of my ability. Items paid for by PayPal or Cashiers Check will be sent within 72 hours of receipt of paymentor next business day for FedEx Home Delivery. Items paid by personal check will be held up to 10 days after receipt of check to clear the bank. Please contact seller within 3 days of winning bid or item will be relisted. We do not ship outside of the United States, will ship to the lower 48 States. Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding!!