2021/2022 Member Pins
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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 some 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!

Gallery - 2021 Olympic Pin & Memorabilia Show
Atlanta, Georgia - 4-7 November 2021

Our pin trading drought was finally over! Over 70 tables of Olympic memorabilia in the Hyatt Grand Hall. Reuniting with good friends. Jon Becker taking a breather while Karen Rosen closes a deal. On Friday the Braves’ victory parade passed right by our hotel. David Apathy checks out items for the live auction. Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) on Friday night. Getting those paddles ready for the live auction. Scott Reed directing the live auction at the HRC. Scott & Don Bigsby inspecting the silent auction offerings. Enjoying the HRC evening. Enjoying the HRC evening. In the live auction Lois Holloway was the lucky winner of the Lillehammer mascots. “Now how am I going to get them home?" Santa paid a visit to the show on Saturday. This happy group at Saturday’s reception hailed from 6 states. The Eddie Auctions help to defray the costs of the show. Saturday’s banquet at the Hyatt Regency. Saturday’s banquet at the Hyatt Regency. Sheila and Ed Hula of ATR chatted with our guest speaker. Brad Copeland spoke about designing The Look of two Olympics. Cheers from your Olympin Board officers.

Photos: P. Litz, S. Marantz

Past galleries may be viewed here

2022 World Olympic Collectors' Fair Cancelled

Artena splashIt's official. The 26th World Olympic Collectors' Fair in Artena (Rome), Italy, which had been postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been cancelled. According to the official announcement, this was due to uncertainty over the global health situation next year, and the loss of a critical source of financing. The next World Olympic Collectors' Fair is set for Paris, France in June 2023. Hope to see everyone there for a pre-Olympic celebration!

AIWOS Awards Ceremony Announcement

Shlomi InterviewOn Saturday, 2 October 2021, join your fellow Olympic and sports collectors from around the world for the Awards Ceremony for the First Virtual International Exhibition of Olympic Collections. The event will be broadcast live on Zoom starting at 7:00AM PT /10:00AM ET. The invitation and schedule of events may be viewed here. For the Zoom link, click here. Don't forget to vote for your favorite exhibits. Deadline is October 1!

September 2021 Newsletter

Shlomi InterviewGreetings to our 507 Olympin members around the world. This newsletter is a few weeks late, but hopefully you will understand when you see the size of it, and the exceptional content submitted by several dedicated members. Highlights include four members views of pin trading while at the Tokyo Games. Once again, Steve Robie has provided invaluable information of NOC pins at the Games. We think this newsletter may be the Official Pin Collecting Report for 2021!
To read this exciting issue, check your email box for our eBlast with a download link to this newsletter. You may also log into the Members-Only Area where all issues are available!

Shlomi Tsafrir: 2 Interviews in Tokyo

Shlomi InterviewOlympin Club member, Shlomi Tsafrir, is interviewed by a reporter from China News Agency at his store in Tokyo, Japan during the Tokyo Olympic Games. Shlomi invites the reporter into his store to view many fascinating pieces of Olympic memorabilia including the 1964 Olympics official badges of which he is the only collector to have a full set. This 5:30 interview is conducted entirely in English and is wonderful publicity for our hobby!

In a second interview with CNN, Shlomi speaks more about pin trading and the lack of it at these 2020 Tokyo Games.

2021 Olympin Club Memorabilia Show, Atlanta

Time to make your reservations for this year's Olympin Club Memorabilia Show in Atlanta. The show is being held from November 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. No charge to attend. A reception/live auction is planned for Friday night and a banquet for table holders and show attendees is planned for Saturday night. For more information, please visit the official Memorabilia Show website

Olympin member Shlomi Tsafrir interviewed on CNN

Shlomi Tsafrir CNN interviewOlympin Club member, Shlomi Tsafrir, was featured along with a Japanese Olympic superfan in a CNN news piece broadcast yesterday evening (22 June 2021) here in the U.S. CNN visited Shlomi at his home in Nagano, in which, he admits with a little prompting, that in "almost every drawer, every cupboard you open ... something Olympic will pop up!" Shlomi's segment begins at about the 1:00 mark, however you'll enjoy the entire 3-1/2 minute segment: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/22/sport/japan-olympics-superfans-hnk-dst-spt-intl/index.html