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Museum buys 'vampire slaying kit'


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#1    Saru

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:28 AM

The Royal Armouries museum obtained the box containing everything you need to fight vampires.

BBC News said:

The 19th Century box, containing a crucifix, pistols, wooden stakes and a mallet, was sold for £7,500 at an auction in North Yorkshire on Friday.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:28 AM

Thank you for sharing the article. That is fascinating! I'd love to get a closer look at it.

And, because I'm an inveterate wisenheimer, I have to wonder: Was the woman who inherited it named Buffy?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

Very cool - I bet there would be a huge market for a modern version of that today.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:36 AM

View PostRafterman, on 03 July 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:

Very cool - I bet there would be a huge market for a modern version of that today.

I think you are right there. The initial estimate was £2,000 and it went for £7,500. Vampires have always been popular in modern culture and media with an extra surge recently.

Glad its gone to a museum rather than a private collection.

View Postlizzieboo, on 03 July 2012 - 11:28 AM, said:

That is fascinating! I'd love to get a closer look at it.

Royal Armouries - Clarence Dock museum - I  hope '2nd star on the right, straight on til morning' isn't to far away for you...

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:05 AM

dang tats expensive


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:45 AM

View Postcsspwns, on 04 July 2012 - 01:05 AM, said:

dang tats expensive

Yeah but you figure there a museum so they must have had the money to blow

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:39 AM

a guy tried to sell something like that on an episode of pawn stars

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:59 AM

I'll have to go and look at that, any excuse to visit the Armouries!


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:10 AM

View PostXanthurion2, on 04 July 2012 - 05:39 AM, said:

a guy tried to sell something like that on an episode of pawn stars

That wasn't the gamblers box with the gun hidden inside was it?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

I'm a right "sucker" for things like this.

Don't beleive in Vampires at all, but owning that would be cool. lol

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:00 PM

View PostCoffey, on 04 July 2012 - 05:15 PM, said:

I'm a right "sucker" for things like this.

Don't beleive in Vampires at all, but owning that would be cool. lol

I laughed so much I started coffin....

Sorry Coffey, one bad joke leads to another :tu:

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:32 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 04 July 2012 - 09:10 AM, said:

That wasn't the gamblers box with the gun hidden inside was it?

no it was just a vampire slaying kit. it even came with a mirror to make sure the vampire didn't have a reflection. i don't think they bought it. it was the halloween episode.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

View PostXanthurion2, on 05 July 2012 - 08:32 AM, said:

no it was just a vampire slaying kit. it even came with a mirror to make sure the vampire didn't have a reflection. i don't think they bought it. it was the halloween episode.

I will look out for that episode, its a good show. I like it when the customers can't figure out that the buyers still need to make a profit on the items they buy.

For example, man brings in antique rifle, expert comes in and values rifle at $10,000. Pawn shop owner asks how much the customer wants for it and he says........

$10,000

Then he can't understand why he gets offered $6,000.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:03 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 04 July 2012 - 11:00 PM, said:

I laughed so much I started coffin....

Sorry Coffey, one bad joke leads to another :tu:

Haha, i'll apoligise for starting it then. I hope nobody suffered. lol

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

Heh, I remember that episode of Pawn Stars.. They didn't buy the kit because even though it looked great, it really wasn't, er, authentic. They made an offer on the gun in the kit because that was actually interesting, but it was a no sale.





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