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Description - The Unauthorized Guide to Olympic Pins and Memorabilia by Jonathan Becker

Since the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, the Olympics have grown to be among the most anticipated and watched events of any type in world. Today, almost 200 nations send athletes to participate in the Games and over a billion people watch on television. Just as the Olympics have grown, so has the collecting of Olympic memorabilia. Quite possibly the most international and fastest growing of sports hobbies, the exciting world of Olympic memorabilia includes pins, badges, medals, torches, posters, tickets, programs, books, souvenir items, and so much more. Included here are items from the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece, in 1896, through the games of 2000. Both Summer and Winter Olympic memorabilia is covered. With over 500 color photographs and an up-to-date price guide, this is the most complete Olympic memorabilia book available anywhere in the world. The perfect guide for any level of collector.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764314919
ISBN-10: 0764314912
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker began his fascination with Olympic memorabilia as a teenager when he attended the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. A photographer, broadcaster, and author, he lives in Connecticut. Greg Gallacher lives in New York state. His fascination with the Olympics began as a child. He now has an extensive collection of Olympic memorabilia.

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