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03 Apr 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

11th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair. From 13 to 15 May 2005, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This unmissable event, the Collectors’ Fair, is coming to Lausanne for the eleventh time! A unique opportunity for collectors from throughout the world to exchange, buy, sell, compare and complete collections of pins, mascots, torches, official documents, photos, films, autographs, stamps, coins, medals, posters, post cards and any other object bearing the Olympic Rings.

On the programme
- Exhibitions
- Exchanging tables
- The Olympic Museum’s Collections stand

Trading Tables (reservations)

Hotels in Lausanne

The Olympic Museum collections represent a heritage of more than 55,000 objects related to the Games:
- Posters
- Medals- Artworks
- Flags
- Sporting equipment- Badges / pins
- Documents / papers
- Furniture- Souvenirs
- Torches
- Technical equipment- Clothing and accessories

Not including some 308,000 photos and more than 15,000 hours of film footage. You can discover part of these collections while visiting the Museum’s exhibitions.

Philately and Numismatic
On the first floor of the Olympic Museum, an entire room is reserved for philately and numismatics.Here you will find more than 12,000 stamps, of which four-fifths come from the collection of former President Juan Antonio Samaranch; as well as over 600 coins related to the history of the Games, including numerous rare or even unique specimens, such as:

- for the 1896 Athens Olympic Games, a registered letter from Syros to Liverpool, or
- for the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, a block of 12 unperforated stamps, the only block known to this day.

Family attics, basements, or bookshelves sometimes hide “Olympic treasures”. Gleaned over the years and through generations, these objects bearing the five Olympic rings are perhaps much sought by certain collectors.Don’t forget old sporting equipment, photos or films and bring them to the Olympic Museum. They could perhaps complete its collections.

If you are passionate about sport and Olympism, if you are looking for a particular object, or if you are missing a piece from your collection, discover the international collector’s exchange tables.

If you and your family like new and interesting experiences, come and discover the atmosphere of this original event!


Olympic Museum Lausanne
Quai d’Ouchy 11001
Phone: (+41 21) 621 65 11Fax: (+41 21) 621 65 12

Opening hours:
- every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- closed on Mondays from October to April
Parking: Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace et Place de la Navigation
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