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.
Profile: Lapel Pin – 1989 World Championships, Paris, France By 1989, more than 30 years had passed since a world figure skating event had been staged in Paris, the City of Light. The 1958 World Figure Skating Championships held there were marked with a high-quality lapel pin that carried a snowflake and French flag motif.… Continue reading 1989 World Figure Skating Championships Pin: Hidden Gems.
Profile: Medallion – 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 version… Continue reading 1978 European Figure Skating Championships Pin: In the Form of a Medallion.
Profile: Lapel Pins – 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 again… Continue reading 1982 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: The Lion of Lyon.