Commemorative medals, often issued by a host federation, were commonly presented to medal winners and others at early World Figure Skating Championships and European Figure Skating Championships. Such is the case with the provenance-laden medal featured in this gallery, given for second place in pairs skating at the 1937 World Figure Skating Championships, held in London, England.
The year 1912 is perhaps most remembered for the sinking of the British passenger liner RMS Titanic on April 15 during its maiden voyage. But just a few weeks prior to that disaster, the best men and pairs skaters gathered in the United Kingdom, in Manchester, for the 1912 World Figure Skating Championships. The medal shown here is another in the collection of The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins that was presented to Olympic and World champions Ludowika Eilers and Walter Jakobsson for their second place finish in pairs at the event.