WANT: Victorian vampire-slaying kit up for auction in Yorkshire

The 19th Century box contains a crucifix, pistol, wooden stakes and mallet, as well as glass bottles containing holy water, holy earth and garlic paste.The box was left to a Yorkshire woman in her uncle’s will.Oonagh Drage of Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, said she had not seen anything like it before.Ms Drage said the kit was probably made in the late 1800s and was possibly inspired by the popularity of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula.”It’s probably a novelty thing. It’s playing to people’s superstitions.”



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3 thoughts on “WANT: Victorian vampire-slaying kit up for auction in Yorkshire

  1. Nice- and practical Will it work on Zombies and cannibals I wonder? It seems there is an outbreak of 2 cases recently in the US….

    • Sure it will work on zombies! Just make sure you don’t thrust the stick in the heart but between the eyes…. 🙂

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