Thousands of different Olympic pins are made for each games, and many don't fall into the main categories. Some of these miscellaneous pins are interesting because of their design or what they signify.
This pin may be of limited monetary value, but we never saw another one like it during our week in Atlanta. Vi saw it in a store and liked it, and it is at the top of her framed pin display. Its open design makes it different from many of the other pins we saw.
The blimp was a familiar site above the Olympic Stadium and nearby Fulton County Stadium, site of Olympic baseball. So this pin was hard to pass up. It is dated and has the Atlanta logo on the familiar dark green background.
I purchased this pin, from the 1980 summer games in Moscow, as part of a 5-pin set (the others are shown later in the tour). The design is the logo for those games, with "Moscow" in Russian at the top. These pins are made of some sort of lightweight alloy material which is quite different from the other pins I have seen. I am not certain of the value of these pins, but I suspect their value is increased by the fact that these games were boycotted by the U.S. and other nations in retaliation for the Soviet Union's recent invasion of Afghanistan.
David purchased this pin because, I suppose, he was impressed by the "VIP" mark. I don't know the significance of "VIP" or what kinds of people this pin might have been issued to, but it is an attractive pin. It carries the dated logo of the Atlanta games.
The Salt Lake games are promoting a western theme, represented by this trio of saddle pins. Each one features the Salt Lake logo and the Olympic rings. I am proud of these pins, the most novel on these pages.
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