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Bad Souvenirs: 15 Truly Terrible Momentos To Collect And Regret

by | 1st, March 2014

THE decision by eBay to discontinue its trade in Holocaust memorabilia brought to an end a particularly offensive and peculiar episode in the annals of collections and souvenir-hunting.

 

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And while it is undoubtedly one of the most despicable examples, there is no shortage of tasteless, gauche and tacky souvenirs out there, if you know here to look…

(Warning: one picture below portrays a lynching. It is shocking.)

Never leave Australia without one of these delightful kangaroo scrotum bottle-openers…

 

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Or Pisa without a leaning tower lady with a misshapen bottom…

 

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Or Brazil without a rectal exam souvenir – regardless of whether or not you’ve been strip-searched at the airport…

 

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Or the Vatican without one of these misspelt souvenir coins bearing the name ‘Lesus’ instead of Jesus…

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D’oh!

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Or Dallas without a model of JFK’s assassination…

 

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Or Minnesota without a postcard of a lynching

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Or mount Fuji without a jelly-bean replica…

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Or a Royal Wedding without a box of condoms…

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Or a Led Zeppelin concert without this bootleg souvenir programme bearing the image of the well-known Zep front-man Marc Bolan…

 

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Or the Moon without moon money…

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Or Vanuatu without, er, this…

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