Pristine UK Auction Kit, 2012
On June 22, 2012, the International Business Times (Nicholas Edmondson) reported on a pristine '19th century vampire kit' headed for auction (Tennants of Yorkshire), expected to sell for about £2,000.
The kit features two levels of content housed in a mahogony case. The contents included:
2 bottles labelled 'holy water'
1 bottle labelled 'holy earth'
1857 Book of Common Prayer
Believed to be a sort of victorian tourist kit, it came from a home in Leeds which reportedly contained two other kits. The elderly resident reportedly had a long interest in the occult and mysticism.
The piece attracted wide attention after being featured on the Today Show within the same week.