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United sponsor pin created for the 1992 barcelona Summer Olympic Games

United sponsor pin created for the 1992 barcelona Summer Olympic Games

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United sponsor pin created for the 1992 barcelona Summer Olympic Games. Olympic pin collecting began as early as 1900 and gained momentum at the 1936 Games. Through the 1960s pin trading was on the upswing but really took off at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games with sponsor's becoming more prevalent. Coca-Cola set up a pin trading area at the Calgary Games which gave a boost to the hobby which is still a big part of the Olympic experience.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, olympic
olympic pin
date made
1992
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm x 2 cm; in x 13/16 in
ID Number
2008.3038.22
nonaccession number
2008.3038
catalog number
2008.3038.22
subject
Amateur
Collectors
Sports
Olympics
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Data Source
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