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Dicken's Village at Department 56

Dicken's Village was the start of department 56's Herritage Village Collection. Begun in 1984 these Porcelain houses depict the time of Charles Dickens and relate to the stories that he wrote. It has such pieces as The Cottage of Bob Cratchit & Tiny Tim, The Old Curiosity Shop, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist.

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Department 56 was founded in 1976. It began with the "Snow Village" collection of six houses in 1976. The Original Snow Village began with the Mountain Lodge, Gabled Cottage and the Inn and are made of ceramic.

The "Heritage Village" Collection actually consists of several different villages and then some sub-collections within each village. It began with the Porcelain Dickens Village in 1984.

Charles Dickens'

Charles John Huffam Dickens, FRSA (IPA: /ˈtʃɑːlz ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870), pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner1.
Other Department 56 Collections

  • Snow Village
  • Heritage Village

  •           Dicken's Village
              New England Village
              Alpine Village
              Christmas in the City
              Disney Parks Village Series
              Historical Landmark Series™
              Holy Land™ Collection and Little Town Of Bethlehem™ Series
              Library Classics
              Classic Ornaments Series
              North Pole Seriesc
  • Story Book Village Series
  • Seasons Bay Series
  • Hot Properties™ Collection

  •          Hot Classics™ Collection
    A Christmas Story Series