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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Arabellas Millinery
Item Sku: 4030357
Arabellas' Millinery

$85.00 / $80.00

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C.D. Boz Ink and Pen Co.
Item Sku: 4030359
C.D. Boz Ink & Pen Co.

$80.00 / $60.00

London Gin Distillery
Item Sku: 58746
London Gin Distillery

$120.00

The Hoops
Item Sku: 4020181
The Hoops

$85.00

London Newspaper Stand
Item Sku: 58560
London Newspaper Stand

$38.50

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Berkshire Downs Cricket Club
Item Sku: 4020186
Berkshire Downs Cricket Club

$80.00 / $60.00

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Awaiting the Umpires Call
Item Sku: 4020197
Awaiting the Umpires Call

$25.00 / $18.75

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M. Pickering Finest Persian Rugs
Item Sku: 805519
M. Pickering Finest Persian Rugs

$80.00 / $60.00

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Lea Hurst House
Item Sku: 808869
Lea Hurst House

$95.00 / $71.25

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Regents Park Punt Rental
Item Sku: 808876
Regent's Park Punt Rental

$75.00 / $56.25

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Listening For the Ocean
Item Sku: 4020196
Listening For the Ocean

$18.50 / $16.50

Swifts Stringed Instruments
Item Sku: 58753
Swift's Stringed Instruments

$85.00

Caroling By Lamplight
Item Sku: 4036520
Caroling By Lamplight

$40.00

Dickens Village Gate
Item Sku: 6000604
Dicken’s Village Gate

$50.00

Snowball Fun
Item Sku: 58812
Snowball Fun

$28.50

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Sweet Pickings
Item Sku: 4030367
Sweet Pickings

$13.50 / $10.25

A Christmas Beginning
Item Sku: 58568
A Christmas Beginning

$27.50

Lighting the Lane
Item Sku: 4044821
Lighting the Lane

$30.00

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Walter Key, Scrivener
Item Sku: 799913
Walter Key, Scrivener

$80.00 / $60.00

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Polo Players
Item Sku: 58529
Polo Players

$40.00 / $30.00

Estate Planning
Item Sku: 4030373
Estate Planning

$22.50

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A Proper Cup of Coffee
Item Sku: 4030372
A Proper Cup of Coffee

$13.50 / $11.50

See Dickens London
Item Sku: 4030374
See Dicken's London

$25.00 / $23.00

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Purrfect Treats
Item Sku: 4030699
Purrfect Treats

$25.00 / $23.00

Blindmans Buff
Item Sku: 4036527
Blindman's Buff

$32.50 / $20.25

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Punch and Judy Theatre
Item Sku: 4036511
Punch & Judy Theatre

$90.00 / $67.50

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Saturdays With Punch and Judy
Item Sku: 4036519
Saturdays With Punch & Judy

$30.00 / $28.00

Wellbourn Bros. Lanterns
Item Sku: 799912
Wellbourn Bros. Lanterns

$95.00

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.