Description: Unusual Vampire Killing Kit, 19th c., and later, the fitted mahogany box with nickel edges and hinges, the center with a nickel cross with a faux ruby, the sides of the box with two ring handles, the interior of the lid fitted with a large crucifix, the tray with a Holy Water bottle, 2 Bibles, a New Testament, a smaller crucifix, 6 wooden stakes and a wooden mallet, over a lower drawer containing a double barrel pistol from Casa Paulina Garcia, Rio de Junior, a mirror with a cross on the reverse, a box containing two silver bullets, a rosary, and a dagger with a sterling handle., H.- 8 1/2 in., W.- 14 1/2 in., D.- 9 in.It's nice to see the "19th century and later" bit included. Every vampire killing kit is a modern fake, and suggesting otherwise in an auction description is unethical and dishonest. I believe the mallet in the picture below is the same one I ordered off Amazon about five years ago. The base of the handle has been re-profiled, but other than that it has the exact same silhouette, right down to the grooves on the handle.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Crescent City Auctions brings us a Blomberg-style vampire killing kit.