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06 Apr 2006
Olympic News

12th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair - From 2 to 4 June 2006, 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

This unmissable event, the Collectors’ Fair, is coming to Lausanne for the twelfth 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
- Personalised pins and postcards

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The Olympic Museum collections represent a heritage of more than 55,000 objects related to the Olympic Games:

- Posters
- Documents/papers
- Flags
- Badges/pins
- Technical equipment
- Medals
- Furniture
- Coins
- Artworks
- Souvenirs
- Torches
- Clothing and accessories
Not including some 409,000 photos and more than 23,000 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 16,000 stamps, of which four-fifths come from the collection of former President Juan Antonio Samaranch; as well as over 1,700 coins.
Another interesting philatelic item is the “Prestige” collection. This collection includes projects of stamps, colour trials, special date-stamping on the documents circulated, and this from 1896 onwards. There are also unique documents: a registered envelope from Syros to Liverpool in 1896, as well as a block of 12 non-perforated stamps, the only ones known of to date, issued for the Helsinki Games in 1952.

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 1, Case postale, CH-1001 Lausanne
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays from 1 November to 31 March
Bus N° 8: Musée Olympique, bus N° 4: Montchoisi
Car parks: Beau-Rivage Palace et place de la Navigation
Information: tel. +41 (0)21 621 65 11        fax +41 (0)21 621 65 12
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