US Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Early Years.

Collectible Lapel Pins – US Figure Skating Championships 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s Lapel pins have been around for more than a hundred years—showing up in sports, politics, military, business, religion, education, and more—and some say the origins of pins can be traced to the first modern Olympic Games held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. So … Read more

1975 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Final Bow at The Broadmoor.

Profile: Lapel Pins – 1975 World Championships, Colorado Springs, Colorado At least ten different high-quality lapel pins and a large, impressive participant medal commemorated the 1975 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the famed (and original) Broadmoor World Arena. It was the fifth time the world's best figure skaters had converged … Read more

1974 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: It’s a Mystery.

Profile: Lapel Pins – 1974 World Championships, Munich, West Germany Olympia-Sporthalle, a multi-purpose venue that is part of Olympiapark built for the 1972 Summer Olympiad in Munich, West Germany, was put to good use two winters later when it hosted the 1974 World Figure Skating Championships under its cavernous and undulating roof. This is the … Read more

1973 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Linden Leaf Emerges.

Profile: Lapel Pins – 1973 World Championships, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia The costume jewelry craze, which hit its zenith in the 1960s and 1970s, made its way into the pins issued for the 1973 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Not only were there standard logo pins that marked the event, but an unusual pin … Read more

1978 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: In the Form of a Medallion.

Profile: Medallion – 1978 European Championships, Strasbourg, France Going back to at least the early 1950s, it was rare for a major event such as the World or European Figure Skating Championships not to be commemorated with a lapel pin—whether a souvenir version that was available for sale to the public or a special version … Read more