Post by PleasantMemories on Mar 28, 2011 22:28:49 GMT -5
Many of the earliest accessories and furniture did not have “Pleasant Company” markings or stickers. Instead, a number of these early pieces have the manufacturer’s markings or labels (like Authentic Models or Silvestri).
In my opinion, the set immediately above was purchased somewhere between mid-1987 and early-1989. It’s slightly different from my first set, which I received 7/23/89. Mine has, or in one case had, “Made in Japan” stickers on the plates and the tablecloth has a Pleasant Company tag. However, if I remember correctly, one of my sisters has a set with the same labels and markings as yours. She received it in July of 1988.
Overall, the tea set cups are similar across editions but not the same. The newer china is thicker than the earlier pieces. Additionally, the pattern on current sets brighter and bolder than it used to be.
The set on the left was purchased in January of 2009 and I believe the cups on the right are from my 1989 set (However, it's possible that they’re from my 1993 or 1995 sets). I should have labeled those pictures.