A Time Remembered

Circa: 1999
Condition: New
Manufacturer: Departmant 56
This Department 56 City Lights Monopoly Two-Eighty Marvin Gardens Opera Du Jardin #13605 Building in mint condition in it's unopened box is retired now but released in 1999.
One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.
Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, Snowbabie figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.
This collectible series pays tribute to Parker Brothers Monopoly Game, one of the most popular board games in history.
Up on the roof a statuesque diva holds an iron shield to ward off any music critics that may be in the audience. Reminiscent of the old-fashioned urban architecture of the 1930s, Opera Du Jardin contains it's own pewter accessory, has a game token masterfully worked into it's design and is painted in authentic Monopoly money colors. The front entrance resembles a deed card, and when lined up with other Monopoly Brand Citylights buildings, the sidewalk looks like the spaces on the Monopoly game board.
With 7 other buildings to this Holiday set which I have for sale please see
the Police Department item #plcedept1133,
the Oriental Express item #orntlexp1134,
the Yorkshire Grand Hotel item #yrlhtl1135,
Law Offices Inc. item #lwoff1136,
the Old St.James Hospital item #stjmshsp1137,
the Mediterranean Mortgage Co. item #mortgeco1138,
the Newsstand Daily item #nwstnd1139 and the Monopoly Single Jack Light Adapter item #lghtadp1141 all listed at great prices.
I have 3 Opera Du Jardin Buildings for sale, price quoted is for each one ordered. Imagine getting all retired buildings in new condition to give as a Holiday gift!
An addition to any Department 56 Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions please feel free to contact me and thank you for looking.

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