Department 56: Dept. 56 | Part #: 4025258 | UPC: 045544423243
We take a lot of conveniences for granted, don't we? The mail for instance. From 1516 Henry VIII created the Master of the Post, which was to move royal documents around England. By the 1700s the upper classes were able to use the mail system, but it wasn't until the Victorian age that there was a universal stamp available to all the subjects of the king. It was called the Penny Black, and as a result a lot more space was needed to house the mail. Railways and ships were two conveyances that moved the mail. (The RMS Titanic was one of the ships: RMS stands for Royal Mail Service). The Department 56 Snow Village Dickens' Village, "Royal Mail, Devon" (5.25" x 4" x 6.25") is a 2012 introduction to the Department 56 Snow Village collection. It represents a cottage that housed the mail until it could be moved on. The companion piece for this item is the red pillar box (4025266), one of these iconic mail collection boxes familiar to anyone who's ever seen a British movie. These pieces are perfect for any Dickens village.