Paris to Cortina to Garmisch. 1956.

Figure Skating Pins Profile: 1956 European Championships Concluding just five days before the 1956 Olympic Winter Games opened in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, the 1956 European Figure Skating Championships in Paris crowned Europe's best skaters during essentially a stopover on their way to Northern Italy. Then, just ten days after the Games concluded, the world's best… Continue reading Paris to Cortina to Garmisch. 1956.

A Threepeat. 1978.

1978 World Junior Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins For a third consecutive year, the ski resort of Megève, France, hosted an important international figure skating event when the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were contested at the city's Palais des Sports. The two prior junior world events in 1976 and… Continue reading A Threepeat. 1978.

C’est Beau. 1971.

The pins produced for the 1971 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Lyon, France, are among the most beautiful made to commemorate any major event. A combination of classic design, high production value, vivid colors, and unmistakable French flair elevate the pins to an elite class. These figure skating pins can be best summed up in one way: C'est beau.

Dress Rehearsal. 1964.

Even before the 1964 Olympic Winter Games opened in Austria, a dress rehearsal for the 1968 Olympic Winter Games, still more than four years away, was already taking place in Grenoble, France: the 1964 European Figure Skating Championships. Although the event results were unspectacular, the event truly outdid itself with an artistic and high quality pin. Seasoned collectors agree that the 1964 Europeans pin is among the most beautiful—if not the most beautiful—issued for a European Championship.

Three for Three. 1978.

For a third consecutive year, 1978, the World Junior Figure Skating Championships were held in Megève, France. Although the pins issued for the 1976 and 1977 events in Megève were identical except in color, the 1978 design was changed to a much cleaner and simpler look.