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

1964 US Figure Skating Championships Pin: Find Your Grail.

Profile: Lapel Pin – 1964 US Figure Skating Championships, Cleveland, Ohio The pin from the 1964 US Figure Skating Championships, held in Cleveland, Ohio, is considered by seasoned collectors to be the "holy grail" of figure skating pins, although it rightly can be argued that the pin from the 1958 US Figure Skating Championships is … Read more

1990 US Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Squiggles.

Profile: Lapel Pins – 1990 US Figure Skating Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah Six years after Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted the 1984 US Figure Skating Championships (the first for that city), the event returned to the Salt Palace. And although the 1990 US Figure Skating Championships were marked with higher quality pins than their … Read more

1989 US Figure Skating Championships Pins: One and Done.

Profile: Lapel Pins – 1989 US Figure Skating Championships, Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, is among a long list of U.S. cities with a "one and done" record for hosting the United States Figure Skating Championships. And since the city consistently ranks high on the list for violent crime in the U.S., maybe it's a good … Read more

1988 US Figure Skating Championships Pins: With Little Distinction.

Profile: Lapel Pins – 1988 US Figure Skating Championships, Denver, Colorado "The official logo pin from the Championships was quite a disappointment to many people. In this important Olympic year, an outstanding design and product was expected. Instead, a small epoxy domed pin with little distinction was issued. The most popular pin of the event … Read more