Department 56:  Over thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman's, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis.  This florist used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to the amazingly crafted Dickens (and other villages) collection was, you guessed it, 56.  Dept 56 has for many years been the passion for charming village collectors.   For MORE information, contact us.