The Rare Swarovski Canadian Olympic Plaques


In 1988 the International Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Canada.  Swarovski Canada officially produced & licensed 2 Swarovski crystal plaques to commemorate the event. 

The ‘Heidy & Howdy Mascots’ Plaque, product number 9503 M2570 , was issued featuring the bears engraved on the plaque hoisting the Canadian flag.  The plaque is engraved with Calgary, 1988, Winter Olympic Games, in English and French.  There is no logo on the crystal; however, the  original box also pictures the bears hoisting the Canadian flag; this is very unusual. 

The current value for this piece is in excess of $900.00.

The Saddledome Iceberg plaque, product number 9503 M2692, features an engraved Saddledome Olympic Stadium, with the words, “Olympic Saddledome” imprinted on it.


Both plaques measure 3 3/4″ wide and 3″ high and are a Rare Find for Crystal Fanatics.

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3 thoughts on “The Rare Swarovski Canadian Olympic Plaques

  1. Nan says:

    Yes. It would be great if this type of plaque were made again.Much better looking than the disc paperweights.

  2. Marlene says:

    I am lucky enough to own both of these plaques, but they are extremely scarce. Too bad Swarovski no longer creates this type of souvenier for the various Olympic games. They really are a great item for collectors.

  3. Robert says:

    Great article as always.These plaques would be a great addition to any Swarovski collectors collection.

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