Aleister Crowley’s silk robe and dagger fetch $33k at auction

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Aleister Crowley’s silk robe and dagger, well-known from his 1934 Your Interest in Magick photo, were auctioned today by Bloomsbury House. The robe realized £11,000 ($17,272), while the jambiya fetched £10,000 ($15,702). That is a total of £21,000, or nearly $33,000.

For the original story posted on Zero Equals Two! in advance of the auction, see Aleister Crowley robe and dagger being auctioned.  Here is the broadsheet that includes the photo of Crowley wearing these items:


Richard Kaczynski

Richard Kaczynski is the author of the biography Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2002; rev exp ed 2010), the history Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), the novel The Billionth Monkey (2015), Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City (2019), along with a bunch of other books, articles, and chapters that you can read about at his website,

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