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.
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 – 1990 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Sudbury, Canada The world's largest depiction of a coin, called the Big Nickel, can be found in Sudbury, Ontario, on the grounds of Dynamic Earth, an interactive science museum. The 30-foot, 12-sided shape is recreated on a smaller scale on the lapel pins that commemorated the… Continue reading 1990 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Big Nickel.