Unauthorized Guide to Olympic Pins and Memorabilia

Unauthorized Guide to Olympic Pins and Memorabilia

by Jonathan Becker, Gregory J. Gallacher
     
 

Since the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, the Olympics have grown to be among the most anticipated and watched events of any type in world. Today, almost 200 nations send athletes to participate in the Games and over a billion people watch on television. Just as the Olympics have grown, so has the collecting of Olympic memorabilia. Quite possibly the most… See more details below

Overview

Since the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, the Olympics have grown to be among the most anticipated and watched events of any type in world. Today, almost 200 nations send athletes to participate in the Games and over a billion people watch on television. Just as the Olympics have grown, so has the collecting of Olympic memorabilia. Quite possibly the most international and fastest growing of sports hobbies, the exciting world of Olympic memorabilia includes pins, badges, medals, torches, posters, tickets, programs, books, souvenir items, and so much more. Included here are items from the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece, in 1896, through the games of 2000. Both Summer and Winter Olympic memorabilia is covered. With over 500 color photographs and an up-to-date price guide, this is the most complete Olympic memorabilia book available anywhere in the world. The perfect guide for any level of collector.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764314919
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Schiffer Book for Collectors Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
938,398
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

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