Department 56

Department 56 Dicken's Village Series

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Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center or culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape.
Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” was one of the single greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England. Honor Christmas in your heart and home with this classic collection.

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West India Docks, Set of 2
Item Sku: 6005398
West India Docks, Set of 2

$150.00

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This Big or Bigger
Item Sku: 6005408
This Big or Bigger

$32.50

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Russell street Books
Item Sku: 6005396
Russell street Books

$110.00

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An Inspiring Book
Item Sku: 6005405
An Inspiring Book

$30.00

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The Mulberry Gate House
Item Sku: 6005399
The Mulberry Gate House

$150.00

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A Path Fir for a King
Item Sku: 6005409
A Path Fir for a King

$32.50

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Eleven Pipers Piping Shop
Item Sku: 6005394
Eleven Pipers Piping Shop

$125.00

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Chelsea Gardens Residence Boxed Set
Item Sku: 6005400
Chelsea Gardens Residence Boxed Set

$79.00

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London Bakery Boxed Set
Item Sku: 6005401
London Bakery Boxed Set

$79.00

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A True Cockney Couple
Item Sku: 6005404
A True Cockney Couple

$28.50

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Building Christmas Cheer Set
Item Sku: 6007261
Building Christmas Cheer Set

$99.00

The Partridge and Pear
Item Sku: 4025253
The Partridge and Pear

$95.00

Brandon Mill
Item Sku: 4025255
Brandon Mill

$110.00

Dickens Town Tree
Item Sku: 4044820
Dicken's Town Tree

$59.00

E. Tipler, Agent For Wines and Spirits
Item Sku: 58725
E. Tipler, Agent For Wines & Spirits

$80.00

Isle of Wight Chapel Set of 4
Item Sku: 6000587
Isle of Wight Chapel Set of 4

$79.00

Tilys Boiled Sweets Set of 4
Item Sku: 6000588
Tily’s Boiled Sweets Set of 4

$79.00

Brookshire Cottage Set of 4
Item Sku: 6000589
Brookshire Cottage Set of 4

$79.00

The White Stag Inn
Item Sku: 6004808
The White Stag Inn

$74.00

Royal Bank of Cornhill
Item Sku: 6003070
Royal Bank of Cornhill

$125.00

Cornhill Bankers
Item Sku: 6003081
Cornhill Bankers

$32.50

Fullarton Station
Item Sku: 6003069
Fullarton Station

$120.00

Continental Tour or London?
Item Sku: 6003084
Continental Tour or London?

$35.00

Odin R. Hicks Fish and Chips
Item Sku: 6003072
Odin R. Hicks Fish & Chips

$110.00

Fish and Chips on Me
Item Sku: 6003083
Fish & Chips on Me

$25.00

Ten Lords Manor
Item Sku: 6003068
Ten Lords Manor

$120.00

Victorian Show Jumping
Item Sku: 6003079
Victorian Show Jumping

$32.50

Victorian Grange House
Item Sku: 6003071
Victorian Grange House

$95.00

A Country Outing
Item Sku: 6003082
A Country Outing

$32.50

Dickens Welcoming Christmas
Item Sku: 6002291
Dickens Welcoming Christmas

$119.00

Duniway Abbey
Item Sku: 6000583
Duniway Abbey

$100.00

An Elegant Evening Out
Item Sku: 6000591
An Elegant Evening Out

$28.50

A Warm Welcome
Item Sku: 6000592
A Warm Welcome

$37.50

Hampton Court
Item Sku: 6000581
Hampton Court

$220.00

Victoria and Albert
Item Sku: 6000590
Victoria and Albert

$28.50

Marshalsea Debtors Prison
Item Sku: 6000586
Marshalsea Debtor’s Prison

$90.00

Many Happy Returns
Item Sku: 6000595
Many Happy Returns

$27.50

The Three Lemons Inn
Item Sku: 6000584
The Three Lemons Inn

$100.00

Toby Street Vendor
Item Sku: 6000594
Toby Street Vendor

$22.50

Hollyberry Cottage
Item Sku: 58729
Hollyberry Cottage

$65.00

Cheers!
Item Sku: 6000600
Cheers!

$20.00

Olde Bramling Oast House
Item Sku: 4056639
Olde Bramling Oast House

$90.00

In 2009, Department 56 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Dickens' Village, a Village which began in 1984 as a series of drawings presented to Department 56 by artist Neilan Lund, an established graphic artist from Minnesota. His idea was to publish note cards and paper products with images inspired by the words of Charles Dickens from his immortal classic, "A Christmas Carol." With the growing success of the ceramic Original Snow Village Series of lighted houses and accessories, these drawings inspired another style of lit Village made of porcelain.

This was the birth of the "Shops of Dickens' Village" which later became the Dickens' Village Series, seven small and simple designs representing the core elements of an English town in the 19th Century - the butcher, the baker, the candle shop, blacksmith, inn, green grocer, and the brush and basket shop. In 2010, the final two pieces have been remade as special 25th Anniversary pieces: the Candle Shop and the Green Grocer join Bean and Son Smithy, the Brush and Basket Shop, the Crowntree Inn, the Golden Swan Baker, and the Abel Beesley Butcher, completing the 25th Anniversary remakes of the original Dickens' Village pieces. The Neilan Lund Gallery 25th Anniversary piece pays tribute to Neilan Lund, the original artist whose drawings inspired the Dickens' Village. Other Dickens' novels inspired churches, pubs, and businesses which grew Dickens' Village into one of the most popular and best loved collectible series we know.

We are often drawn to objects reminiscent of a bygone era. During Dickens' lifetime, England was a cultural center for the world, and a place where many of our current holiday traditions were formed. Let the finely-detailed, hand-painted porcelain lighted buildings and accessories of this series inspire your feelings of Christmases past and Christmases yet to come.