Thanks to making creatures, creature containers, and my upcoming assemblages, unusual things have been arriving for me in the mail. I love Ebay for the sheer expansiveness of the long tail: no matter what you need, somebody will be selling it.
Recent arrivals have included antique square nails:
… and tiny antique phlebotomy test tubes (these are under three inches high):
And soon to arrive are a rubber alphabet stamp set:
…and, of course, vaccuum tubes:
And no, these aren’t all meant for the same thing.