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Collectors tend to get really excited when they hear, “Oh, that’s a limited edition.” Why does that get your blood pumping and your heart racing? Is it because you know that there will only be a set number of pieces cast and sold? Or perhaps it’s the love of the chase, calling and visiting various retailers to find a source that will have one for you. In a recent online (and very unscientific) survey of collectors we learned that most of you, whether you are new collectors, longtime collectors, or casual collectors, you all love something about owning and displaying a limited edition in your Village display.
So this will definitely be an exciting year for the lovers of these special pieces; there are six limited editions to choose from – one in each of the main Villages! Or you could go really crazy and try to find them all!
In years past we have had two different kinds of limited pieces, numbered limited editions – pieces that have a printed or hand numbered label on the bottom of each lit building, i.e. 23/2500. And pieces limited to year of production – these are made in one production facility for one production season, so the exact number will be limited but not always the same.
When I asked what the rationale was for the selection of the design that becomes the limited edition, I received some interesting information that I wanted to share with you. The chart below will show a picture of each limited edition, the series, name of the piece and the item number for your reference. I am also including a little about each selection.
Each of these limited editions will be hand numbered and only 2,018 of each will be cast. When they are gone, there will be no more made. The packaging will indicate the limited status and the bottom stamp will include the number. We know that they have just started to ship, so don’t delay and get your favorite to add to your collection.
I am a lifelong collector and a lifelong baseball fan. I loved your original Dept 56 Village of Iconic Baseball Ballparks and accessories, which included but was not limited to Ebbetts Field, Wrigley Stadium, Yankee and Shea Stadium, as well as the cute home decor pieces for certain limited teams from both the National and the American League. Expand the current series to include every ball park, every ball club, both professional and amateur/little league buildings, figures, and accessories. Also, can you do a second edition of the iconic historical ball parks and Hall of Fame?
I would love to see North Pole Village movie house
I would like to see Dept 56 make some village sets from off of Christmas movies. Such as " Home Alone 1 & 2, The Santa Clause (Tim Allen), The Polar Express, etc." Thank You
How about an Albertson’s Marketplace addition. This is a new upscaled store which recently opened in Boise, Idaho, which is the hometown of the first Albertson’s store started by Joe Albertson.
Would love to see a Panera Bread building from Dept 56.
I am a collector and would really like to see Dept 56 come out with a snow village Steak N Shake restaurant. I think it would be a great hit.