Up for auction is a beautiful set of 9 Danbury Mint Great American Sailing Ships Plate Collection. Each plate has a different American Sailing Ship on it. On the back of each plate it says: A Limited Edition Made Exclusively by The Rosenthal Group for the Danbury Mint. classic Rose Collection Germany. Great American Sailing Ships and then the name of the ship. The plates are 8 1/2" in diameter. As you can hopefully see by the pictures, the plates are absolutly gorgeous. They are trimmed in goldtone. They are all in excellent condition and have been very well taken care of. These plates were found in my Grandfather's Attic, so I know they were taken care of. T are 3 plates missing from the series, which I am still trying to find. The 9 ships are:1. Lightning 3. Sea Witch 4. Charles W. Morgan. 5. Bon Homme Richard 6. Flying Cloud 7. Allred 8. Roanoke 9. Constituti Also included is an album with a reference card which tells about each ship. On the other side of the card, is the actual receipt of the plate, with the original price that was paid. The plates that are missing are numbers 4,5 and 6. The first plate was purchased back in September of 1977, which would make this series over 30 years old. This series is worth well over $300.00. If you are a collector of plates or of Sailing Ships, then this is a must have for you. All plates come in the original box. If you have any questions, please email me before bidding. If questions are not asked, do not be upset when it is not what you want. Insurance is mandatory. Shipping will be by UPS, if you want it shipped another way, please email me. Total weight of all the boxes is 18 pounds. Shipping Cost that is stated is only an estimate. The actual cost will depend on w you live, so please email for shipping cost if you are serious about bidding. Shipping Costs are Non Refundable even with insurance. International bidders, please email for shipping costs. Thanks and good luck.