Rare mid 19th century vampire slaying kit, hand made brass inlaid plate inscribed "Nosferatu," includes: two crucifixes, assorted Bibles, hand forged knife with bone handle, wooden mallet with wooden stakes, two sets of rosary beads, pinfire pistol, eight bottles of holy water, garlic, six silver bullets, and mirror, 6" h x 17" w x 11 1/2" d. Provenance: From the personal lifetime collection of Mark Avner of Lake Worth, FL and Buffalo, NY.Surprisingly, it appears it didn't receive a single bid. I have a feeling collectors are finally realizing all of these kits are fake. It's certainly fair that the creators make a reasonable amount of money, but the days of Blomberg-style kits going for tens of thousands of dollars at auction are over.
Monday, May 23, 2016
The Avner Vampire Killing Kit
Over the weekend Kaminski Auctions offered up this vampire hunting kit at an estate sale.