Repeat Performance. 1976, 1977.

They’re two of a kind but not quite identical. It was a repeat performance for the 1976 and 1977 World Junior Figure Skating Championships when the same pin design was issued both years, with only the base metal color and year of the competition altered.

The event was staged in Megève, France, both years so the doubling up on the design may have been simply a matter of convenience. Both pins are made of metal, the 1976 version in silver while its sister pin from 1977 is in gold. The 1976 pin also commemorates the first World Junior Figure Skating Championship to be held, although the event was referred to as the “ISU Junior Figure Skating Championships” at the time.

The event was staged in Megève, France, both years so the doubling up on the design may have been simply a matter of convenience.

Each pin is marked simply with “Megève” along the top and the year along the bottom. Intersecting globes sit in the background, with a superimposed skate blade and a stylized letter “J” (presumably for “Junior”) in the upper portion of the pin. An unusual, unidentified shape is superimposed in the lower portion. (If anyone can identify the shape used on the lower portion of the pin, please contact The Netropolitan.)

The World Junior Figure Skating Championships would be held in Megève twice more, in 1978 and 1980. The 1978 competition was commemorated with a silver-colored pin of a design that differs from its 1977 and 1978 predecessors, while the 1980 event was not commemorated with a pin.

1976 and 1977 World Junior Championships

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