A late 19th century vampire hunter's kit is being sold at the auctions and the auctioneers are expected to get between £1,000 to £2,000. It's on display in Harrogate until the sale which the auction sale will happen on June 22, in Leyburn, North Yorkshire. The kit is from the 1890s and it has a wooden mallet, four oak stakes, glass vials of holy water, garlic paste, a hand written passage from the bible Luke, 20:24, a crucifix, silver bullet mold, a cloth, a rosary, a prayer book, a pistol, and a bottle of earth.
According to the auctioneer, Oonagh Drage, the box was given to the vendor by a rich uncle. They had stated that the uncle had been a man who loved the occult and like to collect strange objects. The auctioneer thought maybe this kit was made because of the sensational novel Dracula, which was written by Bram Stoker. Though it could also be very well made to fight vampires instead of propaganda.
Drage also stated that he had worked in the auction business for over 30 years and has never seen anything like this before. The stakes had no sign of blood and it appeared that the garlic and the holy water hadn't been used. It's a strange object that will probably be quite popular at the auctions because everyone would love to own their own piece of 'vampire' history.