National Geographic : 1977 Sep
and every plate - to their exacting and uncompromising standard of excellence. Since 1879, Rosenthal has produced the world's finest china - establishing china as a distinctive and beautiful art medium. The GreatAmerican Sailing Ships Collection proceeds in the proud Rosenthal tradition. Time-honored crafts manship is combined with the work of a major artist to create a unique collection of enduring beauty. The plates in this collection are the only plates of theirkind in the entire world! Original Works of Art Robert Devereaux, a distinguished American artist, has been commissioned to paint the original watercolors for this series. A lover of sailing history, he spent months creating art which is both authentic and strik ingly original. His brilliant brushstrokes capture every subtle detail of each ship. The illustrations reproduced here can only hint at what has been achieved. When transformed onto fine china, these Devereaux originals are breathtaking! A Limited Edition at a Guaranteed Price This is the first series of fine china plates crafted by the Rosenthal Group for the Danbury Mint. For this reason alone, the plates will have exceptional collecting impor tance. Moreover, the Great American SailingShips Col lection is being issued in a strictly limited edition. It is available only directly from the Danbury Mint. None of the plates will be available individually, and none will be sold in museums, galleries, or stores. Reservations can be accepted only until October 31, 1977 and the edition is limited to one set per subscriber. The original issue price of $35.00 per plate is guaran teed to each subscriber for the entire collection. Each subscriber will receive a numbered certificate of regis tration authenticating the status of the individual col lection within the limited edition. Guaranteed Satisfaction Each plate will be individually handcrafted for each collector and will bear the famous "Crossed Roses and Crown" Coat of Arms of the Rosenthal Group. A band of 24kt. gold will be hand-applied to each plate, adding to the extraordinary richness of the entire collection. Before each plate is approved for shipment to a sub scriber, it must pass the exacting standards of both the Rosenthal Group and the Danbury Mint. But should any plate fail to satisfy you, in any regard, you may return it within 30 days for replacement or refund. Nat urally, you may cancel your subscription at any time. But once cancelled, a subscription cannot be reinstated and the opportunity to acquire a complete collection is lost. Convenient Acquisition Plan To reserve your collection, no payment is required at this time. You will be billed for your first plate prior to shipment, then for each subsequent plate on a pre-ship ment basis, every two months. Prompt Action Needed To acquire your personal collection of these fine china plates, be sure to mail the accompanying reservation application no later than October 31, 1977. Preferred Reservation Application The Danbury Mint Must be postmarked 47 Richards Avenue by October 31, 1977 Norwalk, Conn. 06856 Limit: one set per subscriber Please accept my subscription to The Great Amer ican Sailing Ships Plate Collection. I understand there will be 12 fine china plates in this limited edition series. The plates will be issued approximately one every two months at a guaranteed price of $35.00 per plate (plus $1.50 for shipping and handling costs). I will be billed for the first plate prior to shipment and invoiced on a pre-shipment basis for each sub sequent plate every two months thereafter. I may cancel this subscription at any time and any plate may be returned for a full refund if upon receipt I am not completely satisfied. The method of payment I choose for my collection is (please check one): Q Charge each plate when it is shipped to my  Master Charge ] Bank Americard My credit card number is Expiration Date Q Bill me for each plate prior to shipment. I agree to pay promptly upon being invoiced. Name Address City State Zip Signature NG ......................................................