Vampire killing kit to cross the auction block

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ABERDEEN, Miss. – October promises to be a busy month for Stevens
Auction Company
. The firm has scheduled two important estate sales this
month. One will be held at the firm’s gallery facility at 609 North
Meridian Street in Aberdeen on Oct. 17. Then, two weeks later, on Oct.
31 (Halloween), Stevens will conduct an on-site estate auction in Port
Gibson, Miss.

Certain to attract intense bidder interest will be a rare and authentic
Vampire Killing Kit (just in time for Halloween!), as well as
Confederate currency and Civil War-era firearms. The vampire killing
kit includes a Rosewood case with mother of pearl cross inlay,
pistol, silver bullets in a coffin case, silver occult dagger and Holy
Water
vials.

“The Oct. 17 auction will include a nice selection of antique and furniture
pieces from the collections of three prominent Southern estates,” said
Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “Featured will be items from
the estates of two ladies from Alabama – Katherine Nelson Young of
Athens and Lucy Russell McCaleb of Winfield. Both were dedicated
collectors of fine antique items.”

Mrs. Young inherited her mother’s antique collection and continued to
add to it throughout her life. Mrs. McCaleb was a schoolteacher of 42
years and a lifelong resident of Winfield until her death at age 102.
Bidders will be able to preview their collections on Oct. 16 from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Doors will open on the day of sale Oct. 17 at 8 a.m.

Read the complete auction coverage here.

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