Thursday, October 22, 2009

Antique piece of Vampire History :: Vampire Killing Kit circa 1800 sells for $14,850.

A complete and authentic vampire killing kit — made around 1800 and complete with stakes, mirrors, a gun with silver bullets, crosses, a Bible, holy water, candles and even garlic, all housed in a American walnut case with a carved cross on top — attained $14,850 in the Jimmy Pippen estate sale by Stevens Auctioneers on October 3–4, 2008 in the Natchez Convention Center.

Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company says, "I don't believe in vampires -- I've never met one. But somebody believed in them, something drove people to believe. From New Orleans to Vicksburg, these old boxes remain." Stevens has sold four vampire killing kits in his 27 years as an auctioneer with this one being the most expensive to date. Hmmm. I wonder if this kit would work on werewolves too? I can't remember a time when vampires were more popular, can you?

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a little antiquarian fright today. ♥Rosemary



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3 comments:

alis said...

Wow, somebody put a lot of thought into protection from vampires! Hilarious :) Maybe we should have thief catching kits in our homes.

ps: I just love your uplifting, heartwarming blog, Rosemary.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

This is fabulous ~ Love it! Take care ~ Rebecca

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How interesting! I've never seen one of these before. I'd say they sold it at the right time with all of the renewed interest in vampires recently!