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Dept. 56 Old News Archive

This page will archive the OLD news that was previously featured on my main Dept 56 website, including exclusives and early releases.   Please refer to my main Dept. 56 page for current information.




Snowflake, the NEW
NCC Snowman
The 9th exclusive piece for the National Council of 56 Clubs (NCC) is called "Snowflake" and is a companion piece to “Ed, the NCC Snowman” that was introduced in 2005.  “Snowflake” is being issued in conjunction with the 15th Anniversary of NCC being celebrated this year.  Suggested retail for this piece is $12.50, but the pre-order price will be $10.00.

Snowflake


2007 Exclusives and Early Releases

Below, is a list of the known exclusive and early releases for 2007. 

Nativity: 06315, $25, Exclusive accessory to Bronners ~ SV

Yuengling Tavern: 
$85.00, Exclusive (Early Release) to Boscov's Department Stores ~ SV

Snowflake:  $12.50, Exclusive accessory to the National Council of Clubs

Ferrara Bakery:  $85.00, Exclusive (Early Release) to Fortunoff Stores ~ CIC

To locate one of these specialty dealers, please visit the D56 AUTHORIZED DEALER LINK PAGE.  Each  dealer has Gold/Silver Key, Club 56, and Canadian status designated next to their store's name for easy reference.


2007 "Surprise" Introductions

Hand-Numbered Limited Editions of 9,000 or 10,000:

  • SVH “HOWL RADIO” Numbered Limited Edition of 9,000 U.S. $90.00 CDN $110.00 ~ Lighted Interior Scene
  • DV “PEARCE & CRUMP SILVERSMITHS” Numbered Limited Edition of 10,000 U.S. $85.00 CDN $100.00 ~ Lighted Interior Scene
  • SV “SNOW VILLAGE MUSEUM OF ART” Numbered Limited Edition of 10,000 U.S. $90.00 CDN $110.00
  • NP “NORTH POLE BEARD TRIMMERS” Numbered Limited Edition of 10,000 U.S. $85.00 CDN $100.00 ~ Lighted Interior Scene


  • Spirit of the Bay Gathering Event Piece
    This was the exclusive event piece that was produced for the Spirit of the Bay Gathering that was held in 2006.  The suggested retail price for this piece was $35.  Limited quantities are still available.  
    Spirit of the Bay Event Piece


    Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill

    This is the newest and possible most RARE of all Profile pieces.  This shinny finished house is limited to only 4,000 pieces, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Applebee's.  This piece was only available to Applebee's International employees.  Good luck finding one!!

     


    2006 Exclusives and Early Releases
    Below, is a list of the known exclusive and early releases for 2006. 

    Spirit of the Bay Gathering
    : Exclusive Event Figurine “Sleigh Ride on the Bay” $35.00

    Bronners: Exclusive Snow Village Piece 06227 "Bronner's Original Store" $99.99

    Fortunoff: New York City "Flat Iron Building" (Early Release for 2007) - CIC  $150

    Collectors Gallery: Exclusive Snow Village Piece
    06229 "McHattie’s Tea House" $75.00

    To locate one of these specialty dealers, please visit my DEALERS LINK PAGE.  Each  dealer has Gold/Silver Key, Club 56, and Canadian status designated on that page for easy reference.
    30th Anniversary "Surprise" Introductions

    30th Anniversary Collectors' Surprise, Limited to 8,000 or 10,000 pieces:

    • Dickens Village "Thomas Gainsworth, Portrait Artist To The Queen"
    • Christmas In The City "The Candy Counter"
    • The Original Snow Village "Be Witching Costume Shop", 1st Limited Edition Halloween Village Piece
    • The Original Snow Village "Snow Village 30th Anniversary Ball"
    • North Pole Series "Christmas Sweet Shop"
    30th Anniversary Krinkles:
    • Krinkles Poinsettia Frog Jeweled Box


    Ed, the NCC Snowman
    This is the 8th exclusive piece for the National Council of 56 Clubs (NCC).  It is named after Ed Bazinet, founder of D56.  NCC Club members may pre-order these for $13.00 each through their local club.  Suggested retail for this piece is $15.
    Ed the NCC Snowman
    30th Anniversary "Surprise" Introductions ~ 2006

    30th Anniversary Collectors' Surprise, Limited to 8,000 or 10,000 pieces:

    • Dickens Village "Thomas Gainsworth, Portrait Artist To The Queen"
    • Christmas In The City "The Candy Counter"
    • The Original Snow Village "Be Witching Costume Shop", 1st Limited Edition Halloween Village Piece
    • The Original Snow Village "Snow Village 30th Anniversary Ball"
    • North Pole Series "Christmas Sweet Shop"

    30th Anniversary Krinkles:

    • Krinkles Poinsettia Frog Jeweled Box


    2005 Exclusives and Early Releases
    Below, is a list of the known exclusive and early releases for 2005. 

    Delivering Christmas Joy
    Snowbaby, 30th Anniversary of D56 Early Introduction Piece.

    Snow Village Stillwater Collectibles and Gifts  Features each of the original 6 Snow Village buildings in the windows of this house.  It retails for $85.00 and ships late September. - 30th Anniversary of D56 Early Introduction Piece

    Ed, the NCC Snowman: Soon to be available to members of NCC Clubs $13

    San Francisco Cable Car:  Soon to be available at the San Francisco D56 retail store, it may be a pre-release or exclusive - details not yet
    known

    Frango Factory:  06302 - Marshall Field Department Store Exclusive - $70.

    Frango Delivery Truck
    :  06303 - Marshall Field Department Store Exclusive - $70.
    To locate one of these specialty dealers, please visit my DEALERS LINK PAGE.  Each  dealer has Gold/Silver Key, Club 56, and Canadian status designated on that page for easy reference.


    2004 Exclusives and Early Releases

    Below, is a list of the known exclusive and early releases for 2004. 

    • CITY LIGHTS CHRISTMAS TRIMMINGS:  City Lights of San Diego will have a special early release of this SV house.  The pieces will ship with a Landscaping set and a customized Lamp Post.  As an added bonus, each of these pieces will be signed by artist Scott Enter. $75.00

    • BRONNERS CUSTOM BUILDING:  Bronner's Christmas Wonderland from Michigan will have a special customization of the SV "City Lights" house.   $80.00

    • CLUB 56 numbers of these pieces will be reduced from 5,600 from 5,000 this year.
      • SV-- Winter park Warming House
      • NP Pony Rides

    • CANADIAN PUB:  Available only to Canadian dealers.  This is a modification to the Red Lion Pub and will be part of the 20th Dickens Anniversary pieces.
    •  
    • PROFILE PIECES:  
      • Frango's Chocolate Shop ($65.00) and coordinating accessory
      • Frango's for You and I ($15.00).  Both can be purchased from Marshall Fields department stores.

    To locate one of these specialty dealers, please visit my DEALERS LINK PAGE.  Each  dealer has Gold/Silver Key, Club 56, and Canadian status designated on that page for easy reference.



    Frango's Pieces (House and Accessory)
    These are the new Profile pieces, Frango's Chocolate Shop ($65.00) and coordinating accessory Frango's for You and I ($15.00).  Both can be purchased at Marshall Fields department stores.





    Frango Pieces - Click to Enlarge!

    SPAM MUSEUM

    The newest piece in the D56 Profile Series for 2003 is the Spam Museum. These retailed for $63.25 plus $8 shipping, EACH.



    Spam Museum - Click to Enlarge!
     


    2003 Exclusives and Early Releases

    Here is a listing of all the known early and exclusive D56 releases for the 2003.  Any others will be posted as I discover them!  These pieces should all be available now or within a couple weeks. 



    VILLAGE PIECES:

    D56 Chicago Flagship Store:  Chicago Tower Tower Early Release!!!


    CLUB 56 DEALERS:
    Dickens: Gunnersbury Park Folly  $65.00
    Snow Village: American Hero Comics $65.00

    Feeneys - Village Billboard Celebrating 50 Years

    Bronners - Village Lamppost

    Southern Regional Gathers - Exclusive Bench Accessory

    PROFILE SERIES: Spam Museum!!!  $72

    PROFILE SERIES: Wells Fargo Office
     

    GCC: Hard Rock Cafe EARLY RELEASE ORNAMENT

    CANADIAN DEALERS:
    Heritage Village Mountie $24.00 


    SNOWBABY  PIECES:

    Parkwest Publications, Inc. will have an Exclusive Snowbabies piece, again this year.  It will be Department 56 item number 56.69307 and is entitled "The Man In The Moon".  It will retail for $27.50.   The piece features two Snowbabies on a base along with a gold ornament hook, coming from the base and extending over the top of the two Snowbabies.  On the hook is an acrylic moon face, in detail, smiling down from the sky.  One of the Snowbabies is pointing up towards it.

    GCC (also doing the NALED catalog this year) will be some sort of promotion with an Original Snow Village Collection Ornament of "The Hard Rock Cafe".  It is item number 56.55213 and will retail for $15.00.  

    GCC will also be carrying the syndicate Snowbabies piece "The Man In The Moon". 



    To locate one of these specialty dealers, please visit my DEALERS LINK PAGE.  Each  dealer has Gold/Silver Key, Club 56, and Canadian status designated on that page for easy reference. 

    2003 Holiday Auctions!

    Department 56 will be holding a nationwide, online auction to add to the excitement of retirement weekend this year.  Here are the results of the auctions:

    Item Dealer Winner
    Bid
    Cathedral Church of St Mark Bloomington Drugs
    Pamela Hester $3,000
    7th Annual Holiday Tour Shindigs & Celebrations Linda Harlan $3,657
    Lighted Tree/ 500 Ornaments
    Hader Hardware Gifts
    Marty Culloton $3,420
    Complete Disney Parks Village Colonial House Phyllis Lerner $2,110
    SB Magical Sleighride w Mickey Borgstrom Hallmark Marlene Casper $1,055
    NP Mickey's Holiday House Borgstrom Hallmark Mark Richter
    $2,553
    NP Coca Cola Fizz Factory
    DeClarks                  Jeff MaCann     $1,228
    SB- Music Box Russ Country Garden
    Mary Ann Hanlon $1,800
    25th Anniversary Celebration Kit Christmas & Beyond Sharon Gandy 
    $260
    New York! New York!  
    ETC. Steve Lehman $720
    SV Home For Holidays   Express Christmas Place
    Joyce Sutton
    $755
    SB Allison & Duncan Pansy Shops Inc
    Barbara Cuppy
    $2,650
    HVA Two Special Edition Vans ETC. Steve Lehman $850
    Christmas Krinkles Collection Stats Floral Supply Jennifer Taggert $960
    SV Black Cat Diner Personalized
    Sleeping Santa Inc. Brian Martin $2,000

    $27,018 was raised in the auction!
    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS!!!!!!!


    Wells Fargo
    Historic Office

    The was the newest piece in the D56 Profile Series for 2002.  It is the Wells Fargo Historic Office.  I was recently able to order more of these.  I am now selling these for $45.95 each (More than $15 less than last year's price).  Please email me at m@mattlake.com if you are interested in ordering one of these pieces. 


    Wells Fargo
     
    2002 Exclusives and Early Releases!

    Hop Castle
    Dickens' Village Hop Castle Folly
    Limited Edition to 5,600


    Here is a listing of all the known early and exclusive D56 releases for the 2002.  Any others will be posted as I discover them!  These pieces should all be available now or within a couple weeks. 


    VILLAGE PIECES:
    CLUB 56 DEALERS:
    Dickens: Hop Castle Folly w/acc.  $65.00
    Snow Village: The Cocoa Stop  $65.00 

    CLUB 56 / GOLD KEY:
     American Pride American Pride "Village Express Van" $25.00 
     SV Halloween Halloween "Village Express Van" $25.00 
     Heritage Village Christmas "Village Express Van" $25.00 

    CANADIAN DEALERS:
    Heritage Village Mountie $24.00 

    DEPARTMENT STORES:
    Special Early Release Gifts sets:
    - Dickens: Codington Cottage $75.00
    - Snow Village: Sweet Shop $75.00
    - LTOB Holy Night Nativity" ST/6 $85.00

    AVON:
    NP Grandma's Bakery

    NALED/Parkwest:
    Storybook STBK "The Night Before Christmas Church" ST/3 $75.00 

    FEENY'S:
    Feeney's "Anniversary Lamppost" $5.00



    PROFILE SERIES:
    Wells Fargo "Historic Office"  $42.25

    SNOWBABIES
    Parkwest -  "Ode To Snow"- $35.00
                Available in August

    Parade of Gifts - "Finishing Touches"- $30.00
                Available in August

    GCC - "Chime in With Me"- $27.50
                Available in August

    Select Department Stores (No Names mentioned) 
       "Build Your Own Kingdom"  - $50.00 (Set of Two)
                Available in August

    Avon -  "I Have Lots to Give"- $14.99
          "Baby in My Stocking"- $7.99  (ornament)
      "Starshine" Mini Ornament", Canadian Dealers Only N/A Exclusive
          Available in October Book


    To locate one of these specialty dealers, please visit my DEALERS LINK PAGE. Each  dealer has Gold/Silver Key, Club 56, and Canadian status designated on that page for easy reference. 

    "Under the NCC Umbrella &
    Jack's Umbrella Shop"

    Dept. 56 and the NCC (National Council of "56" Clubs) have gone together again for another special piece - or should I say pieces.  A total of 5 variations of the "Under the Bumpershoot" will be made in addition to the black one.  The figures are identical, except for a new color on the umbrella. YELLOW, RED, and GREEN were released in 2000. The final two colors will be announced in 2001. One was announced at the Mid-Atlantic Gathering in Williamsburg. It is BLUE and pictured below. The final color in the series is SILVER, and was announced at the D56 Silver Anniversary. Each piece is made in a special box identifying the color and additional info about the piece. 

    For the NCC 10 Year Anniversary D56/NCC are coming out with "Jack's Umbrella Shop." It is a special lit house.

    Visit the NCC56.com for more official info!


    Blue NCC

    Heinz Clock
    Heinz Town Clock

    This was Heinz's newest Profile piece for 2001, which is the Heinz Town Clock. Unfortunately, Heinz will not have a new piece for 2002.  We can only hope they will continue their tradition next year! 


    Avon Snowbunnies Exclusives -
    2001 A Basket Of Cheer &
    2002 A Basket of Joy
    Basket of Cheer
    The Snowbunny pictured on the left is the first exclusive piece to the Snowbunnies Collection. It is titled "A Basket of Cheer" and is available ONLY through Avon. The 2002 Exclusive is called "A Basket of Joy" (pictured right). It is a Snowbunny holding a basket of Easter chicks. Call your Avon rep today!


    Avon Exclusive -
    North Pole Beauty Shop


    NP Beauty Shop This is the first exclusive piece to the North Pole Collection (Elf Land) from Avon. It is titled "North Pole Beauty Shop" and is available ONLY through Avon. Call your Avon rep today! It retails for $39.95.


    Heinz Horseradish Factory

    Heinz Horseradish Factory - Click to Enlarge
    This is the newest piece of the Profile Series. It's the Heinz Horseradish Factory. I hope to have a couple of these for sale if you need one. Please email me for all the details. To enlarge the pictures just click on it.

    Exclusives and Early Releases


    Here is a listing of all the known, early and exclusive D56 releases for the 2000 Christmas season. Most of these items are already sold out. A few of them might still be available in limited quantities, though.
    GCC
     - DV Ashwick Lane Hose & 
    Ladder Exclusive Gift Set
     - SB Be An Artist Ornament
    NALED/Parkwest 
     - HV Holiday Tree
     - HV Town Tree Carolers Set of 6
     - SB Puppy Love Gift Set of 6
     - Story Book Village 'Twas the 
    Night Before Xmas Set of 6
     State Farm - Profile Fire Station No. 1 
     Heinz  - Profile Evaporated 
    HorseRadish Factory
     Parade Of Gifts/Coynes 
     - SB Light up the Night Ornament
     - SB Friends Light the Way Set of 2
     - NPW Santa's Retreat
    Ideation
     - SB Smooth Moves Ornament
     - SB In the Groove
     Avon
     - SB A Wish for Snow
     - SB P.S. I Love You
    May Co. Department Stores
     - NP Santa's on His Way - 
    Musical Waterglobe
     - SB Leading the Way
     - EL Ginny's Cookie Treats
     - Santa's On His Way - Animated Sleigh
     - Working Mill Creak Waterfall
     Lord & Taylor
    NP Lord & Taylor Hot Air Balloon 2000
     William Glen -  HV Village Gathering Taxi
     Feeny's - HV Feeny's Delivery of Dreams Taxi
     Dayton's  - SV Mistletoe Chapel & Accessory
     Eatons - SB May All Your Wishes 
    Come True Ornament 
     Order Eastern Star -  SB Let Your Light Shine
    To locate stores:

    GCC 
    800-328-9572 or
     www.gcccatalog.com

    Naled/Parkwest 
    800-446-2533 or
     www.naled.com 

    Parade of Gifts 
     800-336-8666 or
     www.paradeofgifts.com

    Ideation 
     731-761-4260

    May Department Stores.
    Look for stores in your area.

    Lord and Taylor Department Store
    800-223-7440

    Feeney's 
    215-322-4300

    William Glen
     916-485-3000

    Dayton's Department Store
    www.daytons.com

    Order of Eastern Star
    Contact chapter in your area

    Avon
    Contact local rep.


    State Farm Firehouse
    State Farm Firehouse
    This is the newest piece of the Profile Series. The new State Farm Firehouse is on its way! It is reported that 50000 will be made. The brick work is identical to the State Farm office. The firehouse is smaller and taller thought. It's "officially" called "Fire Station No.1" It is 10"x6"x7".  I have a couple of these for sale if you need one. Please email me for all the details.


    Heinz Hitch

    Heinz Hitch
    This is the newest piece of the Profile Collection. It is the Heinz Hitch. These were available to Heinz employees for Christmas gifts. It might be available to the general public later on in 2000. It's a great piece! I have 2 extra Hitches for sale. Please email me if you would like to buy one!


    Habitat House - "A Home in the Making"

    (Click on photo to enlarge picture.)
    "A Home In The Making" (Set of 5) is the name of the piece that D56 is doing for Habitat for Humanity.  It depicts a house undergoing construction and the enthusiast workers putting it all together.  A portion of the $95.00 purchase price will be donated to Habitat for Humanity International.  It is being released first to Carson Pirie Scott & Company, Bergner's and the Boston Store.  The piece should become available at the stores somewhere between mid and late October. This is a Snow Village house. To order by phone call 1-800-374-3000.


    Lord and Taylor Flower Cart

    D56 is once again making an exclusive piece available to the Lord and Taylor Department Store Chain. This is their version of the "Flower Cart."

    This new piece is a Lord and Taylor exclusive version of the "Flower Monger Cart" accessory. As you know, it has two parts: the lady with a flower basket in hand & one on the ground, and the cart with the umbrella. The cart has the "Lord and Taylor" logo on the side of it. 

    The ad says "Created expressly by Department 56 for our Heritage Village Collection." 27.50 plus shipping, direct from L&T. 1-800-223-7440 to order it. Mention is is in Catalog 98 Page 236 and it will be easier on you. 
     

    Heinz Grocery Store!!!

    CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTO!!!

    (Click on photo to enlarge picture.)

    This is the NEWEST piece of the Profile Series!

    This brand new building has been manufactured by Department 56, Inc., for the H.J. Heinz Company. This lit-house was presented as a surprise 1998 Christmas gift to many Heinz employees, and the piece will go into production to be offered as a "Profile" Series piece by H.J. Heinz Company to its stockholders.  The piece is dated 1998 and carries the Department 56 logo on its bottom, and also reads "Made Exclusively for Heinz." 

    Lighted and dated 1998, this new Department 56 Heinz Grocery Store was commissioned by H.J. Heinz Company, and at the current time, it is believed it will NOT be available to the general public.  It is the sequel to the first piece - 1996's "The Heinz House" - which is a replica of the first H.J. Heinz home in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. The new piece is packaged in a box (not a sleeve) emblazoned with Heinz old-fashioned advertising on all sides. 

    The building has a turret,  under which is a recessed front door. A hanging pickle is suspended above this door. The two ground floor windows are filled with pyramids of Heinz products. It has matte (porcelain) finish and would fit nicely into any Village display. 

    Collector's Club House

    CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE The Collector's Club House!!

    (Click on photo to enlarge the Collector's Club House.)

    Thursday, August 27, 1998, was a turning point in the history of the NCC. For more specific information on the NCC itself, please refer to the NCC web site at http://www.ncc56.com.

    During a press release party at the Department 56 Showroom in Eden Prairie, MN; CEO Susan Engel along with Customer Service Manager Judith Price announced and unveiled the "NCC Collectors Club House." This time limited, exclusive lighted piece and accessory are available only to NCC affiliated club members. 



    1) This matte finish piece includes:
        a) A yellow sided two story home with brown tile roof complete with a white porch on the right side of the home. The porch and a fireplace are stone. A sign is located on the left corner of the house which will be shipped blank. Judith Price or another Department 56 consumer services representative will contact each eligible club's NCC Rep or President to have club logo decals made so each club can personalize their own house. Each club will be expected to supply its own art work to Department 56.
        b) There is a village display set up and recessed in the front bay window of the house that lights up when the house itself is lit.
        c) An included accessory features a man and a woman each carrying a Snow Village and a Heritage Village shopping bag respectively.
        d) A special box and under stamp will be included.


    This exclusive lighted house is available to National Council of "56" Club members only.
    Includes an accessory piece depicting a couple on their way to a meeting, complete with shopping bags and a plate of homemade goodies.
    Porcelain house, measures 8"X6"X6", and features a Village scene displayed in the window.
    Sign in front can be personalized with your club's name or logo. Club decals will be available through your club after all orders are received.
    Bottom stamp will include special decal for this exclusive piece.
    Not part of a series - can be displayed alone or with either Village.
    Price is $56.00, plus $3.00 for shipping and handling, U.S. dollars.
    Available only through the NCC and your local D56 club.
    Order forms will be available from your club NCC representative.

    Lord and Taylor Coach


    Lord and Taylor Coach!!

    Dept. 56 made a coach for the Lord and Taylor department store chain. As you can see, it's
    basically the Fezziweg Wagon painted different with the Lord and Taylor logo.

    You can locate a store near you and get the ordering phone number by going to:
    http://www.maycompany.com/Stores/lt_contact.html

    The item number is 7880. That is the number on the UPC symbol.

    I wish you luck with getting one if you want one!
     

    1998 Mid-Year Releases

    On May 15th D56 announced their 1998 mid year releases. Much to my surprise there 
    were very few new intros. This made me happy though! I have the complete listing here 
    on my web site.
    Click here to see the 1998 Mid Year Intros!

    CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE Kensington Palace!!

    (Click on photo to enlarge Kensington Palace.)

    Kensington Palace
         Available only from Nov. 5 - Nov. 9, 1998, at participating retailers, Kensington Palace is a special edition lighted piece inspired by the actual Kensington Palace, one of London's most visited historical buildings. Department 56's Kensington Palace is a rendition of the main building's south wing, complete with wide, stately paned windows. The handcrafted porcelain piece includes replicas of the palace's wrought iron gate, painted in black and finished with 18 karat gold, and the King William III statue that appears inside the front gate. A Great Britain flag and evergreen hedges also are included with the piece.
         Department 56 will donate a portion of the proceeds from Kensington Palace sales to local Ronald McDonald Houses in North America adding to the $2 million raised by Department 56 since 1995. Kensington Palace will be available for U.S. $195/CN $295.

    1998 Snowbunny New Intros and Retirements!!!!
    It is already that time....SNOWBUNNY© NEW INTO/RETIREMENT Time! Here is all the info!


    1998 Introductions
    26301 "Hop Skip & A Melody"
    Set of 2
    $30.00 
    26302 "I Can Do It Myself" $16.50
    26303 "Loves Me, Loves Me Not ..." $16.50
    26304 "Just Start All Over Again" $16.50
    26305 "I Love You" Hinged Box $15.00
    26306 "Rock-A-Bye Bunny" $22.50
    26307 "This One's A Keeper" $16.50
    26308 "April Brings May Flowers" $35.00
    26309 "Can You Come Out And Play?"
    Limited to Year of Production
    $25.00
    26310

    "Happy Easter" Hinged Box

    $15.00
    26311 "Sweet Dreams" Hinged Box $15.00



    Bisque Porcelain Egg Boxes:
    26312 "Two Of A Kind" $20.00
    26313 "Alleluia" $20.00
    26314 "True Blue Friends" $20.00

    On Friday, June 26th, Dept 56 announced the retirement of the following Snowbunnies©:

    Item Number
    Name
    Suggested Retail Price
         
    26018
    Oops! I Dropped One!
    $16.00
    26042
    Surprise! It's Me!
    $25.00
    26107
    A Tisket, A Tasket
    $12.50
    26166
    Don't Get Lost!
    $32.50
    26204
    I'm Teeter, You're Totter
    $30.00
    26271
    Let's Play in the Meadow (WG/MB)
    $25.00
    26272
    I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates (WG/MB)
    $25.00
    26274
    Easy Does It
    $30.00
    26278
    Just a Little Off the Top, St/3
    $25.00
    26283
    On a Tricycle Built for Two (Ltd Ed 17,500)
    $32.50
    26293
    Double Yolk (Ltd 1998 Yr of Production)
    $20.00

    Not included on the list were the 1998 Easter Pigs. They are probably on someone's table now!


    What? You haven't seen this before?? No wonder, it's only in Canada! The 1998 Lit House IS To Be For Sale Only In Canada! It's the new "Canadian Trading Company". It's the twin to the new "East Indies Trading Company" for the Dickens Village. This exciting news was told to me by the GREAT folks at the D56Pride in Canada Thank you guys for the news!!

    Department 56

    State Farm


     

    This is the State Farm 75th Anniversary Building. As you can see it has a Barber shop on the left hand side of the building, the front entrance with the dome top is a drug store and the State Farm office is on the right hand side with a hanging State Farm sign and two people in the window.

    They are at it again! This is a NEW PROFILE house. This is like the Heinz House. I really like this new series. It promotes D56 items and makes really nice new houses for our villages. This info on the State Farm House came from AOL...thanks AOL people and friends.

    This new D56 house is called "Main Street Memories" and is taken from a painting by Randy Souders. This painting was apparently used in a company promotion in 1994 and showed street life in the 1930's.

    -Agents have been told they can order up to 10 houses. 50,000 will be available for shipping starting Oct 20th. Orders over the 50,000 will be shipped after Xmas as soon as they are available from D56.

    -Price was $35.50 plus tax where applicable. It is now anywhere from $75 - $100!

    - Has been described as a brick building, 7x7x7... has a State Farm sign hanging over the door.

    It is our understanding that some agents will not allow you to order if you are not a customer of theirs. It is also my understanding that some agents are telling people that they have no idea what they are talking about when they ask. We don't know if they really don't or just don't want to be hassled with it. I wish you the VERY best of luck in getting this NEW Profile!


    It's that time of the year again when new 97 Snowbunnies are out. I reported the Retirements in June. Here are FOURTEEN new items to pick up. The collection has on new Limited to ONE year of Production, "Double Yolk". The stamp on the bottom of these pieces have been replaced with a engraved date. The line also has a new concept, Hinged Boxes and Pink Fences. When ever I find pictures I'll add links. I hope this is helpful to you!