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 – 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
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. … Read more
Profile: Lapel Pins – 1990 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, Colorado Springs, Colorado "What goes around comes around" has never been more appropriate than when it refers to a World Junior Figure Skating Championships held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. At least, never more appropriate within the context of branding an event like a Worlds, World … Read more