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Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
December 17, 2008 2:00PMCalender

Five Antique Gold Gem-set Bar Pins

Auction: Discovery - 2438 Location: Bolton Date / Time: December 17, 2008 2:00PM


Five Antique Gold Gem-set Bar Pins, no marks, likely all British or Continental, three with pearl and diamond, one with citrine, and one with diamonds and a cabochon sapphire.
Estimate $250-350

Provenance: From the estate of British figure skater Magdalena Cecilia Colledge (November 28, 1920-April 12, 2008). She was the youngest athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics, going on to become a World Champion in 1937, and silver medalist in the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Her championships include the European women''s from 1937-1939, and was six times the British national women''s champion. Becoming a professional skater in the 1940s, she relocated to the United States and coached at the Skating Club of Boston. She created the camel and layback spins and the one-foot axel jump.


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