A price and identification guide for recent pins issued by "National Olympic Committee" (NOC) and "Olympic Bid Committees" (Bids).
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Spector's Pins of the World is the only professionally published book of it's kind, identifying over 800 recent "Olympic" pins, all in full color, and at approximate real life size. Information includes issuing organization or country, brief description, approximate value, and any information stamped on the back (back stamp).From the Back Cover:
Over 100 years ago two athletes traded their ID badges in the name of sportsmanship. Unwittingly, they began a tradition that has become a side story of international sports events in all corners of the earth.
Today, those badges are worth thousands of dollars to collectors, as are many other unique and hard-to-come-by pins, including some produced only a few years ago. But beware! With high values also come fakes and forgeries-some so well made only a long time collector could spot them. Die-hard hobbyists instinctively know which pins are valuable. For the rest of us, there is "Spector's Pins of the World."
Now, for the first time ever, Spector's Pins of the World give collectors what they have been asking for: a professionally produced, full color "N.O.C." and "bid" pin guide. Inside are color pictures of hundreds of the most beautiful and sought after pins produced in recent years, plus values, back stamps, and other information. With this guide, even a beginner can identify the smallest differences between two similar pins just like as seasoned veteran.
Spector's Pins of the World...Your passport to the world of pin Collecting
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Book Description Beacon Hill Pubns Inc, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1890968005