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Sale 1040 Lot 287 Sold for $999
VAMPIRE KILLING KIT. American or European, 20th century. Fitted oak box containing a percussion pistol with accouterments, wooden stake, cross and several vials with labels including "Holy Water". In the lid is a label for Professor Blomberg's kit with a list of included items. Box, 2 1/2"h. 6 1/2" x 11".
These kits were reputedly assembled in the late 19th-early 20th centuries, possibly as novelty kits in response to the publication of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and were supposedly sold in European hotels, exhibitions, etc. to tourists and curiosity seekers. Almost all examples have labels by the fabricated "Professor Ernst Blomberg". Please note that this kit has some elements that indicate a probable later date of origin. Estimate $ 1,000-2,000
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