Thursday, July 23, 2009
Double dipped by CURBS ONLY at 3:18 AM
Double dipped by CURBS ONLY at 12:42 AM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
19TH CENTURY VAMPIRE HUNTING KIT
An incredible Victorian novelty. Complete in mahogany box with revolver, silver bullets, garlic powder, silver dagger, ivory cross, mirror, Professor Blomberg`s New Vampire Serum, wooden stake, etc, etc.
The bullets was manufactured-by one Nicolas Plomdeur, gunsmith from Belgium. Plomdeur participated in the Great Exhibiton in 1851, London, Comes with instructions on use and original pamphlet on vampires by Prof Ernst Blomberg. Small 8:o, 19 pages.
The theories behind this kit are several!
Sold at The Great Exhibition in London 1851!
Sold at some Central European Hotels 1850-1900!
Sold as sovenirs at Bram Stokers copyright readings of Dracula in London in the late 1890:s!
A similiar kit was sold at Sotheby´s a couple of years ago for $12000, that lot lacking the original book/pamphlet!
Double dipped by CURBS ONLY at 1:08 PM