A nice complement to the Nostalgic Houses and Shops Series, same scale!
Limited Edition: 3,150 pieces
This item is numbered by hand and dated on its base.
This RARE limited edition ornament was only sold at Longs Drug Stores, that were located on the West Coast of the United States of America.
Longs Drugs was founded in 1938 in Oakland, California by Joe and Tom Long. They had approximately 500 stores. Longs was was bought out by CVS drugstore a couple of years ago, so Longs Drugs is no longer in existance.
The box does not have a QX number!
Made of Resin.
This ornament has not been showcased in the Hallmark Dream book, but has been discussed on a few collectible Hallmark sites.
The ornament has never been taken out of the box.
I was one of the first people to discover these ornaments and the very first to showcase them on eBay (to verify this you can check my feedback on ebay from the about page aestheticchaos).
The individual numbers I obtained were all below a 1000, which was difficult due to the ornaments being shipped in sequence and finding the stores with numbers below 1000. That was done on purpose, when I discovered they were individually numbered ( a lot of collectors like lower numbers).
As another note each store only had approximately 6 ornaments and never received another shipment.
Though the ornament has never been out of the box, they have been opened to check the number. There is no guarantee of the exact number you will receive.
Currently as of 10/18/2012 we are the lowest price out there. on ebay: 149.99 plus free shipping
& prominant online Hallmark seller (who at one time bought a bunch from me) is priced at 149.95 but is out of stock.
I am at the end of my stock.
Hook yourself up with a nice collectible that is an awesome standalone store for a Christmas village or hand numbered limited collectible quite probably will increase in value.
If an international buyer is interested, please inquire about shipping. If you check out, there will be additional shipping costs.
Ocassionally even US buyers don't get the shipping added either. We haven't figured out the issue with that, but shipping will be added unless otherwise stated.
Any other questions I will try to answer, to the best of my ability.