Welcome to Olympin
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!
2013 World Olympic Collectors Fair, July 26-28
You are hereby invited to take part in the IOC approved World Olympic Collectors Fair, to be held in Bø in the region of Telemark, Norway from July 26 to July 28. The fair is hosted by the local philatelic club, Bø Frimerkeklubb. Collectors and dealers from outside Norway get one table free of charge for the week-end. Additional tables are NOK. 100,- each. Registered collectors coming from abroad also get free access and free accreditation for the weekend for two persons including the table holder. Before our buffet dinner Saturday night we offer a free wine party for registered collectors with spouses, and we are preparing an informal early-bird party for Thursday afternoon, also free of charge. For more information, please click here. All requests and registration can be emailed to the Event Coordinator, Halvor Kleppen at email@example.com
2013 Olympin Club Convention, July 30 - August 4
As in 2011, the Olympin Club will once again hold its annual convention from July 30 - August 4, 2013 in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL (map). Olympin plans include holding our banquet and auction at the Doubletree Hotel across the street from the convention center. Hotel information is available online at the NSCC 2013 web site www.NSCCSHOW.com., or you can call the Conference Contact Greg Wuerfel: Office 877-385-9595. Please book your reservations as soon as possible as the hotels within walking distance of the event sell out early. Ask for the Olympin block!
To reserve a table, please contact Don Bigsby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Olympic Museum Under Construction
The Olympic Museum in Lausanne is undergoing major renovation both inside and out with reopenning expected in late 2013. In the meantime, check out this interesting video on the progress (mostly in French, but still fun to watch).
Olympic History on Display During London Games
For those not able to make it to London, here's a great video of the OLYMPEX 2012 exhibit that was held at the British Library. The free exhibition, which was open to the public during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, featured displays on Olympic philately, memorabilia, and numismatics. The Voice of America's London bureau chief, Al Pessin, was conducted on a tour of the exhibition by the show's curator, Bob Wilcock.