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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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  From the President:

Thank you for visiting the official website of the National Council of 56 Clubs (NCC). The NCC was founded by Jack Skeels in 1992 to serve as an umbrella organization for Department 56 Collector Clubs in the United States and Canada. The purpose of the NCC is to promote Member Clubs, cultivate cooperation amongst them, facilitate the exchange of information to and between them, assist in the formation of new clubs and stimulate collector events & gatherings. Simply put, our primary goal is to connect collectors to clubs and clubs to each other!

Member Clubs hold regular meetings that keep collectors engaged and connected to the exciting world of collecting Department 56 villages and products. Meeting activities range from a wide variety of topics which include the latest village news, display building, Styrofoam carving, tips for lighting, make & takes, and much, much more!

The NCC is not limited to just clubs. We have a very broad base of Associate Members, as well. These valued Associate Members range from retailers of Department 56 products to secondary market dealers, publications and related collector resources. So, if you are in search of a retailer committed to the villages and clubs, they are the “go-to”! And, be sure and tell them how you heard about them.

Department 56 enthusiasts also love to attend collector gatherings! At these gatherings, we come together and share the latest collectible information, attend seminars, facilitate display contests and raise money for local charities. Visit the Upcoming Events page for the latest information.

If you are looking for a club in your area, search our Club Locator. If there isn’t a club in your area and you and your friends would like assistance in starting one, please feel free to contact me or the Region Representative for your home state.


Yours in collecting-

Richard
 

New 

Department 56 2016 Mid-Year Introductions.

New Villages - 2016 Holiday Specials Christmas Sweets! One of the happiest things about Christmas time is enjoying the many wonderful foods, especially treats. And what could be more of a treat than chocolate?

Also look for new introductions in Alpine Village, Dickens' Village, Snow Village Halloween, Original Snow Village, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and two new series - First Frost and Holiday in the Woods.

  Platinum Dealer Platinum Dealer Exclusive Pieces Platinum Dealer  
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Available for preorder from any of our
Platinum Key Dealer Associate Members.
 
Department 56 Department 56

Dickens' Village, Foxmore Cottage, Set of 2

Snow Village, Old St. John's Church

  A Message for Member Clubs, Associate Members and NCC officers   
     

  2016 Department 56 Introductions, click on image.  
Department 56 Department 56
     

New      NCC Associate Members

Welcome to our newest NCC Associates
 
 

  Robert Moore and Company Christmas Town
4213 Halls Mills Road

Mobile, AL 36693

Robert Moore and Company Christmas Town 
It is my honor and privilege to announce the newest Associate Member of the NCC...Robert Moore and Company Christmas Town!!

 

Bachman'sBachman's
 

40 years ago, Bachman's and Ed Bazinet gave birth to Department 56!!
The company has played a very important role in the collecting of Department 56 products, collector gatherings and so much more.

This year celebrates the 130th Anniversary of Bachman's as well. Please join me in welcoming them by visiting their website at www.bachmans.com

and by liking them on Facebook!

2016 products are now arriving and what a great opportunity for us all!!


Made To Fit Mini's

MadeToFit 

  The Little Traveler
404 S 3rd St.

Geneva, IL 60134

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