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    1928 OLYMPICS PIN. The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in the French Alps.  However, those games were not at that time specifically refered to as 'Winter Olympics,' but were rather interpreted as a goodwill adjunct to the established modern Olympics.  In that spirit, we present this 1928 lapel pin announcing the 1928 Olympiad "St. Moritz/Amsterdam."  And of course, the 'Summer Olympics' of '28 were hosted by Amsterdam.  And earlier that year, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, those Winter games were then specifically called the "Winter Olympics."  This 7/8" pin was likely a souvenir piece whose holder maybe witnessed Sonja Henie's first Gold in Women's Figure Skating.     

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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