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A COLLECTION OF ITEMS USED IN WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICAL PRACTICES FROM A FAMILY OF HEREDITORY WITCHES

Andrew and Sue Collins, and Richard Ward of manmythandmagic.com, bring you a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a part of occult history. Listed below are unique items from two separate collections of witchcraft and necromantic paraphernalia collected together by noted occult historian Fred Gettings, author of numerous books on all aspects of witchcraft, magic and the occult, and purchased from him in 2002.

Collection One

Personal ritual items collected together by Fred Gettings himself during his long career, and include items not only from Britain but also other parts of the world.

 

Collection Two

Put together by David Murgatroyd, a Yorkshire witch whose family name is synonymous with necromancy and the black arts. He was the author or two posthumously published books following his death in the early 1980s. One, THE SHADOW OF THE GOLDEN FIRE, traces his family's magical lineage through the nineteenth-century occult revival back to the witch mania of the seventeenth century. It also includes sections on ritual magic, based around an an alleged hand-written magical treatise by Michael Scot (1175 - ?1232) a medieval mathematician and astrologer, and the writer of various occult treatises. The second book is entitled KNIGHT OF THE RAVEN, and features the supposed exploits of Murgatroyd's distant ancestors in medieval Eastern Europe.

Although unsubstantiated, David Murgatroyd was allegedly familiar with Aleister Crowley and even claimed to possess certain of Crowley's magical artefacts, according to Fred Gettings. It is quite probable that many of the items for sale remained in Murgatroyd's family for generations.

The Murgatroyd Collection consists of items specifically used for ritual and necromantic purposes. However, in some cases their exact function can only be guessed at, a matter which we have discussed with their previous owner Fred Gettings, who obtained them as a complete collection from David Murgatroyd's executors following his death.

Each item is now available for immediate purchase, simply through email correspondence. Please email sales@andrewcollins.com to apply for an item. Successful applicants will be notified to pay via Paypal or UK sterling cheque, which should be made payable to 'Andrew Collins' and sent by post to Andrew Collins at PO Box 189, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1NF, UK.

Although all items are described as carefully as possible, they are sold as seen and dates where given are to the best of our knowledge only.

The real value of these items is far beyond their intrinsic value, and lies within a rich heritage of magical use over many years.

Please note that postage for each item is charged extra, and will include a damage liability insurance.

All payments must be paid in advance before the items can be dispatched to their new owners.

All items are shown below as low res thumbnail images. Please place your cursor over them and click to go through to individual pages showing larger images.

Thank you.

 


One: The Gettings Collection

 

1. Rare shinbone trumpet...

£425

 

SOLD

5. Reclining Pan figure...

£125

 

2. Rare thighbone trumpet...

£375

 

SOLD

6. Cast bronze incense dish...

£50

SOLD

3. Shaman spirit trap...

£50

7. Abraxas incense burner...

£325

 

4. Dahomey standing statue...

£120

 

SOLD

8. A tiger claw and bead necklace...

£50


Two: The Murgatroyd Collection

 

SOLD

1. Sabbatic goat headdress...

£50

 

17. Hollow metal satyr head...

£45

 

SOLD

2. Ceramic flask...

£35

 

18. Copper pill box...

£90

 

SOLD

3. Open claw of bird of prey...

£60

 

SOLD

19. Antique glass 'crystal' ball...

£60

 

4. Rare alabaster seated figurine...

£160

 

SOLD

20. Silver plate brass trident fork...

£15

SOLD

5. Standing bird in caricature...

£65

 

SOLD

21. Ammonite in shell Matrix...

£15

 

6. Beautifully embroidered Burmese or Siamese tanka...

£90

SOLD

22. Trivet stand in brass...

£15

SOLD

7. Reproduction Cretan cup ...

£15

 

SOLD

23. Taxidermy marmoset...

£50

 

8. Multi-blade implement...

£80

 

24. Hindu brass balancing divinity...

£20

SOLD

9. Authentic antique witches poppet...

£90

SOLD

25. Unusual Chinese I-ching coins...

£10

10. Chinese offerings bowl...

£25

 

 

SOLD


26. Wooden gavel...

£20

SOLD

11. German brass shepherd's calendar...

£15

SOLD

27. Silver coloured metal cut-out pentagram...

£15

SOLD

12. Pointed wooden dagger stick...

£40

 

SOLD

28. Spelter figurine of the torso...

£20

13. Strange ape-like face plaque...

£30

SOLD

29. Silver ring, no hallmark,...

£20

SOLD

14. Two hand-carved wooden effigies...

£60

SOLD

30. Pressed tin-plate book clasp...

£8

 

SOLD

15. Top of skull used as bowl...

£125

SOLD

31. Antique manikin hand...

£30

 

SOLD

16. Chisel with cord bound to handle...

£25

 

 

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