I started collecting tourist pins after we got to London in 2007. I had been planning on collecting charms for a bracelet* but they were hard to find. Pins on the other hand? A lot easier.
They’ve been sitting in a faux venetian glass box and I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with them … I’m thinking perhaps a shadow box frame like a collection of pinned butterflies.
I have always intended to photograph them as well. Just in case our house burns down or, more likely, I never get around to doing anything with them.
Here are a few of my favourites:
I collect them to this day. Even in New Zealand.
* in the end I collected all charms from London and adore the resulting bracelet.
** I quit, I wasn’t fired. It was horrible.