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

Profile: Medallion from the 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… Continue reading 1978 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: In the Form of a Medallion.

1970 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Two-Sided Redux.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1970 World Championships, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia Just three years before the 1970 World Figure Skating Championships were contested in the Yugoslavian town of Ljubljana, the 1967 European Figure Skating Championships had taken place there, the first major international figure skating event held in Yugoslavia. So it was quite a step up… Continue reading 1970 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Two-Sided Redux.

1974 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Reflection On Ice.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1974 European Championships, Zagreb, Yugoslavia Over the years, some debate has taken place among collectors over a certain aspect of the pins made to commemorate the 1974 European Figure Skating Championships, held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, that year. An artistic and stylized representation of a figure skater, the central design element,… Continue reading 1974 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Reflection On Ice.

1976 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: Simple Swiss Elegance.

Profile: Lapel Pin from the 1976 European Figure Skating Championships At the 1976 European Figure Skating Championships in Genèva, Switzerland, the beginning of that season's "sweep" of major titles began for Great Britain's John Curry when he narrowly won the European title—but did so with style and technique that was unequaled and has never been… Continue reading 1976 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: Simple Swiss Elegance.

1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: No Thunder in Thunder Bay.

Profile: 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins Thunder Bay. It just sounds so alluring and conjures thoughts of a cloud-covered, stormy sky; oversized woolen sweaters; aromatic coffees; artisan breads; and a warm bowl of clam chowder. It sounds less like a place where a major figure skating event might be contested, but it was just… Continue reading 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: No Thunder in Thunder Bay.