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10 May 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

11th Olympic collectors’ world fair

On Whit weekend, next Friday 13 to Sunday 15 May, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Olympic Museum will play host to the 11th Olympic Collectors’ World Fair. It is the seventh time since its creation that this fair is being held at the Museum. As usual, it will be set up on the Museum’s large terrace, in a large marquee erected especially for the occasion.

Collectors from throughout the world
Over 50 tables have already been reserved by collectors from throughout the world coming to exchange, buy, sell, compare and complete their collections of pins, mascots, torches, medals, official documents, stamps, photographs, films, autographs, posters, postcards or any other object bearing the Olympic rings… Public access is free.

Norway, guest of honour
Always present in Lausanne, from the very first edition of the fair, Norway is the guest of honour this year. This country, the organiser of the unforgettable Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer in 1994, has the most prestigious collections of pins and stamps in the world, as well as an admirable collection of stamps on the theme of skiing, which belong to one single enthusiast. Trofé, a Norwegian company specialised in pin manufacture, has created this year’s fair pin. For the record, this firm has the biggest collection of Olympic Games pins. Let us not forget that Gerhard Heiberg, IOC Executive Board member, recently became Vice-Chairman of the Olympic Philately, Numismatics and Memorabilia Commission.

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