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You are bidding on Department 56 "Shady Oak Church," from the Heritage Village Collection, The Original Snow Village Series. This was originally part of the Snow Village Starter Set. I am offering the Church only. The original price on this item was $50. The Village D-Tails Secondary Value is $56 - $147. The Item Number is 54623. It was issued in 1994 and retired in 1996. It is a hand painted ceramic building and as such may contain imperfections such as small indentations, rough spots, crazing, or other slight flaws that occur during manufacturing. Unique variations should be expected seeing as this is a hand painted item. It includes a light cord with on/off switch.
This church was named for a street adjacent to Department 56's office complex.
NOTE: THERE IS ONE MINOR FLAW TO THIS PIECE. THERE IS A SMALL CHIP OF SNOW MISSING FROM THE SNOWBANK SURROUNDING THE STAIRS LEADING UP TO THE CHURCH. SEE PHOTOGRAH #3 ABOVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN ASSESSMENT OF THIS ITEM.
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY OWNED. This building is otherwise in "MINT"condition, including the original fitted Styrofoam
box with cellophane wrappings which may have been removed for photography (see
Photograph #5 above). The sleeve/outer box shows signs of storage and/or
age (see Photograph #5 above). There are no chips, cracks or repairs
to this item. The Department 56 logo and/or sticker is on the mold which
guarantees authenticity (see Photograph #4 above). Please review the
photographs to make your own assessment of the condition of this item. This piece comes from a smoke-free
HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL SNOW VILLAGE COLLECTION
As written in Village D-Tails, 2010 Edition: "The entire concept of developing a Christmas village began on one of those magical nights when huge snowflakes slowly fell from above. It was then that the inspiration of recreating that moment for others to enjoy was conceived. The year was 1976. Six crudely made handpainted ceramic houses were inventoried into Department 56 of Bachman's Florists. The village became known as The Original Snow Village® Collection. Snow Village and its spin-off, Snow Village Halloween, are the only two ceramic villages in the line. Most of the pieces are large, vividly colored and shiny. Being the oldest and having numerous introductions each year, it is also the largest village."
"It represents Main Street Americana. From Drive-In Diners to Drive-In Movie Theaters, Football Stadiums to Filling Stations to Fire Stations: it's all here. Mom and Pop retail establishments are plentiful, but so are several familiar names. Special licensing agreements have brought several franchise opportunities to Snow Village entrepreneurs. Coca-Cola®, McDonald's®, Starbuck's®, Hershey's® and Krispy Kreme® are favorite places for the residents to patronize. Bikes from Harley-Davidson® and cars from Ford®, plus other Classic Cars, fill the roads and parking lots."
"Residential homes are both simple and ornate. The American Architectural Series showcases several distinct architectural styles. Snow Village pieces can be displayed throughout the year to keep your display fresh and timely. Celebrate Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter the D56 way. Patriotic pavilions and military recruitment centers make wonderful vignettes over the Fourth of July. Halloween has its own village."
"Although there is plenty to do and see in town, the rural areas are not forgotten. The Fisherman's Nook Resort and Cabins, as well as, the Buck's County Series and other unique pieces provide plenty of outdoor activities and interest. This village may be huge, but that also provides the opportunity to pick and choose the pieces that have a personal meaning."
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