Staged in Ottawa, the 1984 World Figure Skating Championships featured 10 different lapel pins Canada's capital of Ottawa hosted the 1984 World Figure Skating Championships in March of that year, and never was there a better event held for collectors of figure skating pins. All around the Ottawa Civic Centre, venue for the event, both… Continue reading 1984 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: March Madness.
Pins from the inaugural and second World Junior Championships are lookalikes They're two of a kind but not quite identical. Like peas in a pod or birds of a feather. So it was a repeat performance of sorts when the 1976 and 1977 World Junior Figure Skating Championships pins ended up looking nearly alike, with… Continue reading 1976 and 1977 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Pins: Repeat Performance.
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.
Collectible lapel pins from US Figure Skating Championships held in the 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… Continue reading US Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Early Years.