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

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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's display Susie Clough O'Brien's display Billy Edwards, Valentines Day Kai Costerd, Valentines Day Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria All New Villages and Snowbabies for 2016! It's our 40th anniversary. A delightful display by AZ Collector Sue Chretien! Chad & Melissa Harmon's 2015 North Pole village. Happy New Year 2016 Pete & Trudi Baer's 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-


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  Platinum Dealer Platinum Dealer Exclusive Pieces Platinum Dealer  

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!!



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


  The Little Traveler
404 S 3rd St.

Geneva, IL 60134


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The November - December, 2015 NCC Club Connection has arrived
and is now available to all club reps & club members

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