Department 56 Coca-Cola Sliding Hill Heritage Village (56851) Animated NEW, Mint. Details : Brand new, unused in original box. Very hard to find in new, mint condition. This item is from a very large collection of Department 56 items that were very well cared for.The collection included quite a few new / unopened items. The outer boxes may have some light wear (scuffing, small edge tears, store pen marks or other wear) from storage and. But the figures / contents are unused, mint condition. Many Department 56 boxes use cardboard.
And the edges can get torn or dinged easily. Please see pictures for the actual box. Department 56 was founded in 1976. Originally, it was part of Bachman's, a retail florist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bachman's employed a numbering system to identify each of its departments.The number assigned to the wholesale gift imports division was 56. He was a talented employee of Bachman's who won the Minnesota State Florist Association's 1964 Designer of the Year competition. Bazinet was a 1996 Gift for Life honoree for his support to HIV/AIDS research, education, prevention, and treatment. In 2005, after purchasing Lenox from Brown-Forman, the company changed its name to "Lenox Group Inc" and its ticker symbol to "LNX". Lenox filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and was acquired by the private equity firm Clarion Capital Partners.
Enesco acquired Department 56 from Lenox that year. Department 56 has been headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota since June 25, 1991. As of May 2015, the company had about 30 employees, and its sales had grown seven to eleven percent per year over the prior four years. About two-thirds of sales are via smaller gift and Christmas shops, but the most recent growth has been through national retail stores, with Amazon also among the biggest customers.In some cases but it depends on the size and weight of items. The item "Department 56 Coca-Cola Sliding Hill Heritage Village (56851) Animated NEW, Mint" is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Department 56\North Pole". The seller is "thedenverbookcase" and is located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
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