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National Council of 56 Clubs
Connecting Collectors to Clubs and Clubs to Each Other

Collector of the Year

The NCC Collector(s) of the Year shall be:
  • A member or a couple of an NCC member club for at least five years.
  • Is/are positive in thought, word and act, who positively promotes their club, the NCC and Department 56.
  • Is/are one(s) who encourages others in collecting.
  • Is/are one(s) who gives of their time with their club, with other clubs and with the NCC
    • Note - the size and scope of their personal collection should not be the main component. This award is given from the heart and therefore should incorporate the giving heart of the collector(s) who is/are chosen.
  • Previous NCC Collectors of the Year are not eligible.
  • Is/are one(s) who volunteer time for club activities
  • Is/are one(s) who actively seek out ways to find new members whether it be for their own club, another club, or the NCC.

Debbie Shelgren

NCC President's Award

The NCC President's Award is a milestone award that will be presented annually, beginning with the organization’s 25th Anniversary. The award shall have a broad reach in an effort to recognize an individual, individuals or entity who through their selfless actions have left a permanent and positive imprint on the National Council of 56 Clubs, its Member Clubs and Department 56 collecting. Recipients may include Department 56 employees, NCC officers, Clubs, individual collector(s), Associate Members, retailers and the like. The award(s) shall be presented, publicly, at the gathering of the sitting President's choice.

Seegers McGowan
Melinda Seegers - Department 56 Harry and June McGowan - Dept. 56 Retirees

Check out the photos from NCC 25th Anniversary Gathering in the NCC Photo Gallery menu item on the left........

President Memo

The Department 56 2017 Introductions have been officially announced.
Department 56 New Department 56
Click on an image above to display the product catalog.

Platinum Dealer
Platinum Dealer Exclusive Pieces

The NCC will announce the 2017 Platinum Key Dealer Exclusive items on the behalf of Department 56 in the next issue of the NCC Club Connection.
Two new Platinum Dealer Exclusive pieces for Dickens Village have been announced.
Click here for more information.

Click on the link below for the listing of
Platinum Key Dealer Associate Members

near you.

Have you heard about Village Friends

Department 56 has launched a new incentive for collectors who want to be connected to the Village Team!
Click on the image below to learn more about the exciting benefits of this program.

Department 56

It has arrived!!!
The December 2016 - February 2017 NCC Club Connection has arrived
and is now available to all club reps & club members
by clicking on the Club Connection link on the left.

Contact your NCC club rep for the password if you need it.

New      NCC Associate Members

Stay tuned as we prepare to announce
our newest Associate Members!

The Forget-Me-Not Factory in Ellicott City, MD
Hollyhocks' Gift Shop in Columbus, MS,
Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.

Click here for more information on these Associate Members!

Click here for information on a frightfully exciting Department 56 Exclusive for Knott's Berry Farm!

Department 56

This gorgeous display was built at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House for Christmas, 2016 by the Village Addicts Anonymous Nicholas McKevitt's 2016 Halloween Village, Heritage Treasures Collectors Club of Long Island Nicholas McKevitt's 2016 Halloween Village, Heritage Treasures Collectors Club of Long Island Patty Duncan's Snowbabies Centerpiece Bert Sebastian's Yard Sale display Patti Lucas's Snowbaby display Vanessa Taylor's display Kathy Lauer Gibson's display Cheryl Domingo's display Ellen Knorr Somerwill of the Queen City Villagers display Susie Clough O'Brien's display Billy Edwards, Valentines Day Kai Costerd of the West Coast Collectors, Valentines Day Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria All New Villages and Snowbabies for 2016! It's our 40th anniversary. A delightful display by Sue Chretien of the Southwest Villagers Chad & Melissa Harmon's 2015 North Pole village. Happy New Year 2016 Pete & Trudi Baer of the Annapolis Villagers, display cabinet. Highclere Castle

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Videos from our Collectors

Kai Costerd of the West Coast Collectors in Richmond, BC, Canada created this Christmas display for 2016!

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