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.

1982 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Lion of Lyon.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 European Championships, Lyon, France After an 11-year hiatus, a major figure skating event again came to Lyon, France, when the 1982 European Figure Skating Championships were contested there. It is the same city where the 1971 World Figure Skating Championships had enthralled the locals, and where capacity crowds would… Continue reading 1982 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Lion of Lyon.

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.

1986 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: She’s Got Legs.

Profile: Lapel Pin from the 1986 European Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark In three successive decades—1970s, 1980s, and 1990s—Denmark's capital city of Copenhagen (København to the locals) was host to Europe's top figure skating event. So when the 1986 European Figure Skating Championships came to that city in late January–early February, it was the second time around,… Continue reading 1986 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: She’s Got Legs.

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.