Royal Armouries successfully 'stakes' a claim to vampire hunter kit
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A vampire slaying kit – inspired by 19th century folklore and fiction – has been bought at auction by the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The fascinating kit comprises a mahogany casket, packed with everything a vampire hunter might need – including a pistol, crucifix, rosary beads, a bottle labelled holy water and even a mallet, plus four wooden stakes. The Royal Armouries secured the unusual lot at auction, organised by Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, after the box was left to a local woman in her uncle’s will. It was probably compiled in the late 20th Century following the success of the Hammer Horror Movies and inspired by Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula.
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