The correspondence between Mrs. Rafi Mottahedeh, various coordinators and Governor Nelson Rockefeller regarding the commission and production of this service start as early as November 1974 with the first order and delivery of a sample dinner plate. The first delivery of twenty-four dinner plates was shipped in the December of the same year, followed by more plates ordered and delivered in February of 1975. In June of 1976, sets of twenty-four soup plates, bread and butter plates, dessert plates and lunch plates are recorded to have been delivered to 812 Fifth Avenue. The same shipment is accompanied by a hand-written note that indicates that "his (Mr. Rockefeller's) own property" was included in this delivery, which was presumably the "cup" (mug) and the "Meissen saucer" that Governor Nelson previously asked to be sent to Mrs. Mottahedeh on a facsimile written on December 1, 1976. The final deliveries appear to be the mugs and the saucers delivered in September of 1977.