For the sake of history (when someone reads this years from now): these are wristbands to get into the miles-long queue to view the Queen's casket.And folks have been blocked from 'selling' wristbands on eBay.
Firstly, they're free to get.
Secondly, yep - distasteful.
Thirdly - when you describe your item as 'unused' then as you got said item for free, just for standing in a queue, then it's not been used, has it?
I know it's a genuinely 'once in a lifetime event'* but FFS, this is the most blatant demonstration of modern commercialisation, isn't it?
* I'm not a monarchist but I'm aware of a sense of history.
One of the talks we do is about various bits of murder and mayhem, mainly 19thC. And we stumbled on these, beauties, Victorian murder souvenirs. Not just the broadside ballads and penny dreadfuls everyone knows about but people also bought ornaments or mugs to commemorate the latest murder. We have always ended that talk with a couple of slides of the murder memorabilia and have threatened to make an entire talk that is dedicated to just murder tat. Wonder if it'd be popular?
A Jesus catapult?This is real, and it's available in a variety of colors and sizes via Etsy. From a functional perspective I'm not sure the "handle" is all that useful, but it's definitely eye-catching.
It's one of the odd / wacky sex toys listed in this year's Daily Beast Sex-tember sampler of sex accessories.
This is real, and it's available in a variety of colors and sizes
Mike Tyson (the Mike Tyson) is selling edible cannabis products shaped like an ear with a lump bitten out of it ...
If you don't know why this is in bad taste:
There are loads of them. Selected big news stories get the souvenir plate treatment.It's not only a satire on the whole nasty case, it's a pretty good swipe at producers such as Franklin Mint.