Authentic 1800s Vampire Killing Kit: $14,850

by on November 14th, 2008 0 comments

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I remember hearing about this kit a while back; it’s a vampire killing kit from the 1800s, and it just fetched a whopping $14,850 in the Jimmy Pippen estate sale by Stevens in Natchez, Mississippi (full story; Stevens sold one previously in 2000, that went for $7,800). Similar to the ones sold at Sotheby’s a few yeas back for $12K and $20K, though apparently not an imitation like the ones that popped up on eBay in the aftermath (here’s another example). The Stevens kit — like other authentic ones — contains “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” among other things, and came from a personal residence collection. Also seen at Neatorama in a quickpost, but would go perfectly with Neatorama’s other quickpost about blood spattered dining room furniture. Or, *anything* in my house. (Thanks, Eve!)

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