Sunday, May 22, 2016

Be Prepared. #nightsblackagents



This very practical travel kit for the aspiring vampire hunter went on sale in North Yorkshire in 2012 and raised £7500 at auction.





It was put together in the 19th century and contained all the stuff you'd expect:


A crucifix

Stakes and a mallet
A Pistol
Glass bottle of Holy Water, another of consecrated earth, another of garlic paste
The Book of Common Prayer
A handwritten Bible verse (Luke 19:27  "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.")

It was left to a Yorkshire woman in her uncle's will and apparently dates from the late 1800s.   The auction house, Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire,  commented it was probably a novelty item put together to capitalise on the property of Bram Stoker's Dracula.  A likely story.


Bidding was apparently fierce with half a dozen telephone bidders involved in the auction and it went for about four times the price expected.


It's current owner and location are as yet not known.    Except, I expect, to one or two currently extinct vampires.

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