The Journey Begins. Again. 2020.

Welcome to the journey. The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins, a blog dedicated to preserving the history of the sport as seen in its many beautiful and unusual lapel pins, launches today. This blog is the reimagining of an undertaking that began in 1996 with a fledgling website that remained largely dormant for more than two decades.

After a brief retirement from 2018 to 2020, The Netropolitan returns in this new form, dedicated to sharing information while showcasing the past. This blog is by a collector for collectors and will feature pins that have been assembled over nearly 40 years, beginning in 1981 when the first pins were collected by The Curator at that year’s World Championships in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins, a blog dedicated to preserving the history of the sport as seen in its many beautiful and unusual lapel pins…

The pins shown at The Netropolitan have been acquired from far and wide: in-person attendance at events, former competitors, skating officials, major auction houses, online auction houses, pin shows, sports memorabilia and pin dealers, and, most importantly, through trading or making deals with other collectors. Although pin trading has now disappeared from the landscape of figure skating events, it was for many years a lively and enjoyable social aspect of almost any event.

Enjoy The Netropolitan. Subscribe to the blog to be notified when a new post is published. And drop a line if you have questions about figure skating pins, have pins for sale (especially 1960 and earlier), or would like to expand or start your own collection (The Curator has many duplicate pins available). For more details about The Netropolitan and what you’ll see in future blog posts, visit the About The Netropolitan page.

And so the journey begins. Again.