Skip to comments.Ye olde vampire slaying kit: Victorian oak box complete with wooden stakes
Posted on 06/07/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT by C19fan
They say you can never be too prepared... but even for the most superstitious person this may be overkill. A 19th century Vampire slaying kit, which includes a wooden mallet and four oak stakes, glass vials of holy water and garlic paste is expected to fetch up £2,000 when auctioned later this month. The macabre artefact also has a percussion cap pistol - invented in the 1830 - and a steel bullet mold, all carefully crafted to offer the best protection against any creatures of the night.
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Goes to show that there is still one born every minute, even 200 years ago.
It would work great today against the Tax Man ,the new vampire
Linky no worky. (But does include link to other historical vampire-impaling stories.)
Probably was found not too far from Hammer Films studios or in some old trunk that used to belong to Peter Cushing.
Vampires are so passé, while ZOMBIES are here stay!
Seems people still fear mystical powers of inert objects. An unloaded percussion cap pistol is, like most objects, quite harmless short of deliberate murderous malicious action.
There was an 1800s era vampire killing kit sold on “Auction Kings” recently, and it went for a tidy sum IIRC.
Try this kit
Is there an ownership plaque, “Property of John Wilkes Booth”??? :-)
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