A Time Remembered

Circa: 1980
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: ABCO International
This 4 piece place setting advertising for Trans World Airlines (TWA) was made by ABCO International.
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major United States-based airline with hubs in St. Louis, New York (JFK), with focus cities in Kansas City, Missouri; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Los Angeles, California. The airline operated from 1930 until it was acquired by American Airlines in 2001. Prior to the buyout, TWA was one of the largest domestic U.S. airlines operating flights to most major U.S. cities. It also had a substantial feeder operation from smaller mid-west cities. Beyond the U.S., TWA had a highly developed European and Middle East network, served mainly from its hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Along with Pan American World Airways, it was considered to be a secondary unofficial flag carrier for the United States, and it was the unofficial flag carrier of the U.S. in the 1990s, following Pan Am's collapse.
TWA Airlines LLC flew its last flight on December 1, 2001 with an MD-80 Aircraft (N948TW). The ceremonial last flight was Flight 220 from Kansas City, Missouri, to St. Louis, with CEO Captain William Compton at the controls. The final flight before TWA officially became part of American Airlines was completed between St. Louis and Las Vegas, Nevada, also on December 1, 2001. At 10:00 p.m. CST on that date, employees began removing all TWA signs and placards from airports around the country, replacing them with American Airlines signs.
The set includes a cup and saucer, a cake plate and a sandwich plate all marked with different numbers.
cup-#44-1695 measures 2 3/4 inches tall, 2 1/8 inches across the rim and 1 5/8 inches across the base,
saucer-#44-1694 measures 5 1/8 inches in diameter,
cake plate-#44-1698 measures 6 3/4 inches in diameter and
sandwich plate-#44-1697 measures 8 1/8 inches in diameter.
All pieces are in very good + condition without chips, cracks or fleabites.
An addition to any Airline China Collection.
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Twa Advertising 4 Piece China Place Setting

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