Tuesday, October 28, 2008

VAMPIRES BEWARE

c.1800 vampire-killing kit



















Vampires Beware

Watch out, Dracula--a collector paid $14,850 for a c.1800 vampire-killing kit at a Mississippi auction earlier this month. The kit is complete with stakes, mirrors, a gun with silver bullets, crosses, a Bible, holy water and, of course, garlic, all neatly arranged in an American walnut case. It sold at a Stevens Auction Company sale.

4 comments:

DanThoms said...

That may be the coolest thing that I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Cool it is....but why isn't the garlic disintegrated by now???? LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness i too have never seen anything like this where did someone find it originally

Nina said...

I wonder if it was taken seriously at the time it was created, or if it was a prop of some sort? Or maybe it belonged to a "Vampire Slayer" who would go around and "rid" villages of "vampires" - for a fee, of course. I guess we'll never know.