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Museum buys 'vampire slaying kit'

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

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

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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.

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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dang tats expensive

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dang tats expensive

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Pawn Stars".. only in America.

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I hope for the museum's sake Van Helsing doesn't notice it's gone. He's prone to leaving a helluva mess when he's looking for something. :yes:

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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.

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

TY sweetie! I went to the site...boy, that kit is intriguing. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the lady who inherited the box found journals written by the original owner? I would love to have a glimpse into the mind of a man who owned such a thing.

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I laughed so much I started coffin....

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

This is no joking matter! There's far too much at stake.

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This is no joking matter! There's far too much at stake.

Haha, thats jsut as bad as mine!

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Haha, thats jsut as bad as mine!

Not to go OT, but my mother and I used to have bad pun contests that lasted for entire days.

Even though I'm an old bat now, I still love a bad pun. hehehe

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Not to go OT, but my mother and I used to have bad pun contests that lasted for entire days.

Even though I'm an old bat now, I still love a bad pun. hehehe

Yeah there is nothing worng with a bad pun. lol

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This is no joking matter! There's far too much at stake.

Haha, thats jsut as bad as mine!

I thought mine was bad, you two are terrible...

Jokes like that make me Cross!!!

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I thought mine was bad, you two are terrible...

Jokes like that make me Cross!!!

I know what you mean. Impaler just reading them.

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I know what you mean. Impaler just reading them.

In that case, Vlad you liked it...

Sorry, thats the poorest so far, I will wait for Coffey until my necks one :tu:

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