Profile: Lapel Pins – 1986 World Championships, Geneva, Switzerland There is an old saying about the hospitality of the Swiss people. Although that may be true in general, there was no particular hospitality shown when it came to the subject of pins selling out at the 1986 World Figure Skating Championships in Geneva. On just… Continue reading 1986 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Swiss Hospitality? Not So Much.
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.
Less is more. This is an interesting parallel that is seen in pins issued for World Figure Skating Championships and European Figure Skating Championships held in Geneva, Switzerland. And when it comes to the pin made to commemorate the 1968 World Figure Skating Championships, this parallel is perhaps best demonstrated.
On beautiful Lake Geneva, the city of Geneva, Switzerland, has been host city for multiple top-level figure skating events, from the World Championships in 1968 and 1986 to the European Championships in 1962 and 1976. Featured here is the diminutive pin from the 1962 European Figure Skating Championships, measuring just 9/16" x 11/16" in size… Continue reading On Neutral Ground. 1962.