This set is from a private collector and has only been removed from boxes to take pictures and never displayed! Issued in 1989 and retired 1992 it was stored in climate control and is a RARE FIND! There are three buildings and all have a connection to Charles Dickens and his story! Dickens based his version of Mr. Wickfield Solicitor on a 2 story building that stands at 71 St.
A solicitor is a lawyer in England and this served as his home and office. There is a side entry door to living quarters. It has a stone base and is white with brown timber and many pane windows which, when building is lighted will look beautiful! The red roof design is unique with 3 levels and 2 chimneys and 2 peaks in front with dormers. There is a red door to his office with a balcony above the window and on the other side wood is designed to look like a" balcony "where Christmas garland with red bows is hung.
This is a very pretty building that will look perfect in your village! The second building is "Betsy Trotwood's Cottage" who in the story, is the Aunt of David Copperfield and also is the friend of Mr. Her cottage is based on one in Broadstairs, England owned by Mary Strong, that has now been refurbished and is "The Dickens Museum". It is truly a very sweet little 2 story cottage that bears her name on a plaque hanging by her front that has a "barn"door look. It is designed of fieldstone and stucco.
It has a large wreath hanging in front on the second story next to a bay window. This cottage will fit anywhere in your display.
The third building is very unusual "PEGOTTY'S SEASIDE COTTAGE" has a unique design and it is strongly believed that Dickens based his version on an actual boat turned upside down into a dwelling on the banks of a canal at Gravesend, England. This is a great addition to a Dickens Village display! Set of 5 David Copperfield character # 55514 is included and is MINT condition also.ALSO YOU MAY VIEW 50 ADDITIONAL PIECES ON MY HUSBAND'S SITE ddms12164 ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED!! 56 DickensDAVID COPPERFIELD SET#55506 INCLUDES D. Characters#55514 NEW" is in sale since Sunday, August 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Department 56\Dickens Village\Buildings". The seller is "dollsgalore47" and is located in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.