We are all familiar with the folkloric tales of Vampires that hail from Transylvania and want to “suck our blood” and how they only come out at night. These Vampires wore black cloaks and had very pale complexions and when they showed their teeth they had a pair of fangs on each side and if a human saw this Vampire creature they went off running and screaming and to protect themselves from these Vampires they would hang garlic from their neck, have holy water, rosaries and crucifixes near by and the only way to kill a Vampire was to drive a stake through his heart.
Today the Vampire has really made a come back and instead of running away, people are flocking towards the Vampire and can’t seem to get enough, so much so that Vampire collectibles are hotter than ever!
It all began with hit movies and television shows like Twilight, the upcoming Alicia Silverstone movie VAMPS, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and of course Count Dracula.
If you are a true Vampire fanatic you will want to visit Wikipedia.org for a very detailed and informative explanation about Vampires, where and how they originated and of course the many, many books and movies that were made depicting Vampires like – these to name a few: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire (the below are some of the titles you will find on Wikipedia.)
* Dracula (1931) – starring Bela Lugosi
* Dracula’s Daughter (1936) – starring Gloria Holden
* Son of Dracula (1943) – starring Lon Chaney Jr.
* House of Dracula (1945) – starring Carradine
* Dracula (1958; Horror of Dracula) – starring Christopher Lee
* The Brides of Dracula (1960)
* Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
* Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
* Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969)
* Scars of Dracula (1970)
* Dracula AD 1972 (1972)
* The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
Some of the very collectible Vampire related items today are Coffins, Bloody items – the bloodier the better,Victorian Era Items Related to Vampires, Vampire Hunting Kits, Crucifixes, Rare 1st Edition Books, and Rare Movie Posters to name a few.
Right now on eBay you can find the below Vampire collectibles and what they are going for – it is shocking!:
Vampire Hunter Kit $1,000 (Vampire Hunter Kits from the Victorian era sold by Gypsies in Transylvania to travelers.)
ORIG MOVIE POSTER VAMPIRE HORROR LUGOSI $2,500
Twilight 1ST EDITION $1,500
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 32 figure $1,500
Bella’s Charm Bracelet HEART ONLY by Runs with Vampires $175
A couple interesting websites that feature Vampire collectibles: