Mervyn's Village Square - Chapel (1997)
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Mervyn's Village Square - Chapel (1997):
I've decided that it's time to clear out all of the buildings and accessories that I have been collecting over the years, but which I don't actually have room for on my Christmas display. Hopefully, my garage-cleaning provides an opportunity for you to find something you like. As a collector, I have tried very hard to not only find buildings which are in pristine condition, but also those with boxes and styrofoam in excellent condition (I try to note where this is not the case).
Village Square put out a lot of churches throughout its 20 years of production, and you probably don’t really need more than a couple (unless you have a really big display or you're a collector), so it’s hard to choose from among so many. This one is one of the more colorful ones - especially the windows and doorways. It is unusual in that it was released in 1997 (The Big City Era of Village Square), yet it looks more like it would better fit alongside the more rustic buildings of the earlier time period -- maybe that’s why it is referred to as a ”Chapel.” If you specialize in the earlier “village” buildings, this Church is much more colorful and appealing than the earlier “gray” churches from the early 1990s, and thus, I think, a better choice.
I see no obvious chips, cracks, or scratches. The approximate dimensions of this building are 9.5. x 7 x 11.5 This building comes with its original box and styrofoam. Also included is an electrical cord (on/off switch) and light bulb (By the way, a NEW cord and light bulb at a craft store costs over $5!)
I pack all of these buildings in their own boxes and then in an exterior cardboard box, with lots of protective material inside the building box itself and between the building box and the exterior box. In the rare case of buildings without a Mervyn’s box, I am particularly careful to package them extra securely.
NOTE: Sorry about the high cost of Shipping (Postal Rates are really increasing). I most often use Fed Ex Smart Post, which is generally the cheapest (and slowest) method. Unfortunately, most of the Fiber Optic buildings are so large and heavy that Combined Shipping is not feasible -- either two buildings are two big for a single box, or you are charged more for one large, heavy box than you would have for two smaller ones. But when the items are smaller, I can Combine two (or more) items in one box to save you as much money as possible on Shipping costs. By the way, I only charge for postage, not packaging or "handling."
If you have any questions regarding this item, please ask. In fact, if you have questions about anything “Village Square,” I’ll do my best to answer them.