It seems I am not the only one who thinks old fans could lend to a lot of miniature projects. I thought I'd post a photo of the other fans I have in my craft supply. I was lucky enough to buy these as a cheap bulk lot - probably someone getting rid of an old collection. Some are wooden and some are plastic or some other old plastic like material. All except the three little picture ones have some form of carving.
They are readily available on ebay and other on-line auction sites and you can often run them down in op shops. I think you can sometimes get new imitations in cheap shops/emporiums. It pays to bide your time with the auctions to wait for cheap ones. Some go for much higher prices and are sold as collectables.