AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 30: International Art Centre director Richard Thomson auctions off the Banksy screen prints at the International Art Centre on June 30, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Three works by the anonymous street artist Banksy are being auctioned in Auckland. The auction is a rare opportunity for art collectors, with only one other Banksy piece thought to have been offered for sale in New Zealand before. The numbered screen prints of Golf Sale, Weston Super Mare and Soup Can are being sold by a private New Zealand collector who is selling them locally due to COVID-19 and the difficulty travel restrictions would pose on selling the artworks overseas. Banky's Golf Sale print fetched $45,000, his Super Mare print earned $41,000 and the artist's Soup Can print was sold for $52,000. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

An auction house in England is offering buyers a kit to help them fend off bloodsuckers — and we’re not talking about mosquitoes.

The “Vampire-Slaying Kit” being auctioned by Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire includes everything a would-be Van Helsing needs to take on vampires: A cross, a pocket-sized pistol, pliers, a rosary, a bottle of holy water and a 1842 copy of the New Testament. It also includes a small jar of shark’s teeth, although the reason is unclear.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson says the kit is expected to fetch somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000.


Mysterious 'vampire-slaying kit' including pistol and knife up for auction

A "vampire-slaying kit" containing a pocket-sized pistol and a 19th century copy of the New Testament is going under the hammer. The gothic-looking container, worth between £2,000 and £3,000, also comes packed with pliers, rosary and a bottle of shark's teeth.