Today the BATCC Mourns one of our longtime members and Matchbox afficionado, Louis Sicard has passed away. Our club president Stephen Lanzilla with a rembrance,
"We have just experienced the major loss of a friend to us all. His wisdom in Matchbox collecting was only exceeded by his compassion towards his fellow collectors in our BATCC. This loss brings back a flood of memories as Louis and I visited similar stores, many timed so we'd enter together; starting back in the late 1990's. His knowledge and inspirational discovery stories would always amaze me. Only to be outdone by his wartime ventures against the Germans during their invasion and occupation of his beloved France as a young teenager. Louis would have been 97 on December 12th. (1924 if you were trying to do the math.) I will do my best to keep everyone appraised on funeral plans, etc.
I have leaned on Louis a number of times over the 20+ years I have been honored to know him. It will be more difficult now for me to look out over our assembled group and now know that he'll never be back. I must stop now as my vision is fighting with my tears.
God bless Louis
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The Boston Area Toy Collectors Club Invites YOU To Be Our Guest At Our Next Meeting
Sunday November 7,2021
In The Food Court at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA
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