Okay, I bet you don't know any other woman who has old horse bits hanging on her back porch. I have a "horsey" theme going on and these look good hanging there. I think they all are from flea markets years ago-- like 25 years ago. I know I didn't pay more than 3 or 4 dollars for any of them.
I also have two old bridles back there. This one I just bought last year at a local garage sale for 2 bucks. The leather is horribly dried out. I was going to take the bit off and chuck the headstall but after cleaning it and oiling it, it came back somewhat. I need to keep oiling it (not too high on my list of chores unfortunately).
This one, which is slightly camouflaged by a nylon halter, belonged to a horse I knew many years ago. He was a livery horse at a public riding stable. How my sister and I wanted to buy him, but we were in our teens, no moolah, etc. I was able to buy his bridle and hang onto it.
See-- I warned you these collections were quite varied!