1970 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Two-Sided Redux.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1970 World Championships, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia Just three years before the 1970 World Figure Skating Championships were contested in the Yugoslavian town of Ljubljana, the 1967 European Figure Skating Championships had taken place there, the first major international figure skating event held in Yugoslavia. So it was quite a step up… Continue reading 1970 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Two-Sided Redux.

1974 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Reflection On Ice.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1974 European Championships, Zagreb, Yugoslavia Over the years, some debate has taken place among collectors over a certain aspect of the pins made to commemorate the 1974 European Figure Skating Championships, held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, that year. An artistic and stylized representation of a figure skater, the central design element,… Continue reading 1974 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: Reflection On Ice.

1967 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: 20 Sides to Every Story.

Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1967 European Figure Skating Championships Pins, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia The first major international figure skating event held in Yugoslavia was the 1967 European Figure Skating Championships in Ljubljana. Some 114 skaters from 17 nations arrived in the city in late January–early February of that year for the event. According to reports,… Continue reading 1967 European Figure Skating Championships Pins: 20 Sides to Every Story.

On the Flip Side. 1986.

1986 World Junior Championships at The Netropolitan Museum of Figure Skating Pins For the second time in three figure skating seasons, the best junior-level skaters from more than 20 nations gathered in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, to compete for a world title when the 1986 World Junior Figure Skating Championships came to town. It was just two… Continue reading On the Flip Side. 1986.

Vuchko, The Friendly Wolf. 1983.

Held in mid-December 1982, the 1983 World Junior Championships were contested at Zetra Olympic Hall in Sarajevo as part of the run-up to the 1984 Games that would open just over a year later. As figure skating pins go, the smiling face of Vuchko, gliding along effortlessly with very nice form, is a decidedly refreshing change of pace from most mascot pins of the era, which generally tended to be unsophisticated.