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19th century vampire-hunting kit to go up for auction

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A 19th century vampire-hunting kit will be put up for auction later this month.

The collection of vampire-killing tools contains a mallet, stakes, pistol, steel bullet mould, rosary beads, an 1857 Anglican prayer book and a crucifix.

The kit is held together in a mahogany box, and also includes glass bottles with holy water, holy earth and garlic paste, reports BBC News.

The "complete and in good condition" artifact will go on sale at a North Yorkshire auction on June 22, near to where Bram Stoker penned his novel Dracula.

The auction is said to have already attracted international interest.

A local woman was reportedly given the kit through her late uncle's will.

"It's probably a novelty thing. It's playing to people's superstitions," said auctioneer Oonagh Drage.

The kit also includes a handwritten extract from the Bible, quoting Luke 19:27. It reads "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."

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