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:
Stakes and a mallet
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.