Many travelers collect vintage souvenirs as a fun way to preserve the history and nostalgia of days gone by. And if you’re lucky enough to have a rare find, that dusty trinket you bought all those years ago could be worth a decent chunk of change.
Pinback buttons were popular souvenir ideas in the early 20th century and were often used to promote events or political campaigns. Vintage pinback buttons that feature frequented tourist destinations or historical events can sell for a lot of money.
View-Master was a wildly popular toy introduced in the 1940s. It allowed people to view 3D images of famous tourist destinations and landmarks all around the country and even the world. Vintage View-Masters are highly collectible and can sell for hundreds of dollars.
Shot glasses are popular vacation souvenirs that people love collecting. Many bars and gift shops still sell them. Vintage shot glasses that feature popular tourist destinations or historical events can sell for a lot of money.