As I mentioned in the weather thread, I went for a rummage at an antiques fair. We have far too much stuff in the house and swore we wouldn't buy anymore. I bought a variety of old bottles from pharmacies and then.. I saw a stall run by an Eastern European chap. I ended up buying a couple of old enamelled street signs. One for us and one for my brother, whose birthday is on Monday. Street sign by Nigel G, on Flickr He also had a crate full of old gas masks. I didn't want the crate full so just bought one. It, like all of the others, was covered in dust. He told me that they were Russian and then added that they came from Chernobyl. I hope he was joking. Gas Mask by Nigel G, on Flickr The pièce de résistance is this. WTF I'm going to do with it, I do not know. The number of comments I got when I was walking away to the carpark! It is great though. The foot flexes at the toes and the foot moves. The cobbled shoe is made for the leg and it comes with the waist belt to attach the contraption to. No idea how old it is. Limb by Nigel G, on Flickr I am definitely going to stop buying oddities.