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LCCA Charter Member #1 Talks About Our Club’s Humble Beginning

As part of the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) 40th anniversary celebration, the club proudly releases the following video clip about our origin. This video made its debut to our members during the Saturday night (July 31, 2010) banquet at our recent Convention held in the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel. This video features Charter Member #1 (Jim Gates of Perry, IA) and includes some 8 mm archival film footage taken at the club’s first Convention held in 1971 in Des Moines, IA.

Watch fellow Charter Members then in attendance elect the first slate of club officers. See how the tradition of meeting with Lionel representatives and presenting Convention tours began with the LCCA.

Thank you, Jim and Josey Gates, for sharing with us this historic film footage from 1971.