World and European Figure Skating Championships: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1950s The 1911 marriage of Walter Jakobsson of Finland and Ludowika Eilers of Germany brought together off the ice two figure skaters who had achieved much on the ice, both as a pairs team and separately as singles skaters. Theirs is a long and colorful… Continue reading Figure Skating Pins and Medals from the Jakobsson Estate: Provenance on Display.
From Paris to Berlin, 1936: World and European Figure Skating Championships Pins In 1936, figure skating's two premier events—the World Championships and European Championships—were held about 30 days and 650 miles apart on the European continent, one in Paris and one in Berlin. Those two cities could not have been more different in 1936. Paris… Continue reading 1936 World and European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Double Take.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1990 World Figure Skating Championships, Halifax, Canada Get ready to embark on a journey back to the 1990s! Hosted in the Canadian Maritimes city of Halifax, the 1990 World Figure Skating Championships made history in two memorable ways: for ushering in the beginning of one era while sending another one packing.… Continue reading 1990 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: First and Last.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1988 World Championships, Budapest, Hungary A post-Olympic world championship in most any sport is usually a bit of a letdown. The same can be said of the main lapel pins produced to mark the 1988 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary. The splotchy coloration, unevenly filled letters, and pitted… Continue reading 1988 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Hits and Misses.
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… Continue reading 1975 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Final Bow at The Broadmoor.