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Canít say I have ever written about this before and quite honestly didnít even know such a thing existed until I read an article about a recent auction in England. It seems the Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire last month sold an antique vampire hunting kit for over $11,000. Wow!! No I definitely hope that I run across one, since I know what one would look like now.
This antique vampire hunting kit came with everything you would need for the task at hand including a pistol with a mold for making silver bullets, a common prayers book, bottles of garlic and holy water as well as spikes and mallets. Judging from the pictures, it certainly looked like a complete set of tools and after looking around on the Internet many of the others that I found contain at least some of the equipment that this one had. At the time of this writing, there was only one currently listed on eBay and in the past they have sold at the online auction site for less than $250.
One of the first things that I ever sold on eBay was a vintage radio that had been sitting around the house for a long time. I had picked it up at an auction in Buffalo and although I was not a newbie to buying and selling antique and vintage items, it was the first time that I had sold anything to anyone outside of the old neighborhood. For a few years after that, I went into a frenzy; scouring flea markets, estate sales, yard and garage sales in search of more vintage radios and then rotary phones that I could sell on eBay.
August 2 Ė 4, 2012, Annual Carolina Country Store Sale, Mebane Antique Auction Gallery, Mebane, North Carolina; featuring antique country furniture, vintage advertising, apothecary jars, vintage pottery & porcelain; for more information call 919.563.2424
August 11, 2012, Antique Estate Auction, Shultz Auctioneers, Clarence, New York; featuring highboys, jewelry and silver, militaria, ephemera and vintage porcelain, china and pottery; for more information call 716.7592260