Don Presley Auctions of Santa Ana, California is offering up this vampire killing kit, valued at $8000-$12,000, in an upcoming auction. Curiously, it appears to be the exact same one they were offering last year. To their considerable credit, no claims of provenance or authenticity are attached to the offering.
I'm definitely not an expert on vintage firearms, but I'm curious why percussion caps would be included for use with a flintlock pistol.
Just look at that beautiful, dark ink. It looks like it was printed just yesterday.
Ah, the infamous "Blomberg" text. In beautiful, fully saturated ink. Just look at those wonderful fonts! They must have taken a professional printer quite a bit of time to set by hand, although I'm surprised he didn't catch the missing "c" in "effiently". The mold (?) patterns seem a bit strange as well. What's really weird is that the colors almost exactly match what it would look like if someone sponged the page with raw umber and burnt umber pigments. Odd, that.
As a reminder, this is valued at $8000 to $12,000. With a minimum bid of $4500.