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If you are visiting our site because you are a collector of Olympic pins or other memorabilia relating to the greatest sporting event on earth, then you have found the right place. The Olympin Collectors Club is a non-profit group reaching more than 500 members in over 30 countries. It is the oldest active pin club in the pin world, recognized for its integrity, reliability and quick service. We invite you to relax, surf around our website and then join us!

September 2019 Newsletter

Greetings to all 482 of our Olympin members from 32 nations around the world. And a warm welcome to our 5 new members since the Directory was printed in June! There has been plenty of activity for Olympic collectors. You can read the wrap-up article on the 38th Olympin Festival held in Boston a week ago. The minutes of our annual Member
Meeting are also included. We are privileged to include the complete report of the first Olympic pin presented by Greek historian Joannis Thomakos. The article is complete, and exactly as he presented this valuable information to Olympic scholars in Warsaw four months ago. There are two other informative articles written by Ron Finnigan, our newest member of the Olympin Board of Directors. Ron provides an interesting travelogue of his funfilled trip to the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, as well as a personal interview with Markus Osterwalder who talks about his new book, "Olympic Games – The Design."

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Gallery - 2019 Boston Olympin Festival
Boston, Massachusetts - 6-8 September 2019

Boston weather was perfect: in the 70s, sunny, and beautiful! Peng Xu started collecting in Beijing in 2008. Mark Fiedler, Pete Wade, Domenico DiPinto and Bob Kalmuk. Pam Litz explains pin trading to Bostonian Jeanette Ferreira. Lois Holloway, Mark Chestnut and Pam Litz. Jill and Alison gather stories for their podcast Olympic Fever. Ken Weiss displays his NOC traders. Dorie Leo, Bob Kalmuk, Sid Marantz, Dave Apathy and Doug Todd. Domenico joins us once again from Italy. Dave and Mark examining some Olympic treasures. Our auction helps to defray the costs of the show. At the pre-banquet reception. Festival chair Jon Becker welcomes all to the banquet. Members from 14 states and 4 different countries reunite. A sumptuous buffet was laid out for the Olympin banquet. Jousting for that extra show pin!

Photos: P. Litz and E. Schneider

Past galleries may be viewed here