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.
The pins issued for the 1936 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1936 European Figure Skating Championships bear a striking resemblance to one another in design. Non-identical twins, you might say. Although the pin from the European Figure Skating Championships bears a Berlin maker's mark, the World Championships pin is not likewise marked. It is likely, however, that both pins were produced by the same maker for the sport’s top two events of the year.
"The City of Light" was site of the 1958 World Figure Skating Championships, held in February of that year at the Palais de Sport. The Paris event marks a World Championships with a quite difficult-to-find pin. In The Curator's nearly 40 years of collecting, the 1958 pin has presented itself only three times. It is… Continue reading Paris en Février. 1958.