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.

Good Things Come in Threes. 1979.

Triplets. Blind mice. Coins in a fountain. Supremes. Strikes. Musketeers. Wise men. Turns. Good things really do come in threes, especially in figure skating, and specifically in the three pins—in gold, silver, and bronze—issued to commemorate the 1979 European Figure Skating Championships, held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.