Feds to Auction Unabomber's Sunglasses, Typewriter

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on May 13, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Ted Kaczynski.

He made the black hoodie famous at least ten years before Mark Zuckerberg even became a blip on your radar.

He has his own manifesto and some hardcore aviators.

Want a piece of him? Check out the Unabomber auction.

Pursuant to an order granted by federal Judge Garland Burrell, the U.S. Marshals Service will be holding a Unabomber auction next week that will include personal documents, typewriters, letters, tools and photos that belong to Ted Kaczynski.

The hottest items, of course, will be his sunglasses and the original copies of his manifesto.

The Unabomber auction has been in the works since 2009, reports CNN, but was delayed because of privacy concerns on behalf of victims and Kaczynski's refusal to cooperate.

He also filed motions with the court arguing that the First Amendment should prevent the government from seizing or disposing of his writings, notes The Wall Street Journal.

All of the items up for auction were seized from Kaczynski's infamous Montana cabin, according to CNN. While the network doesn't disclose why the government possesses so much Unabomber memorabilia, chances are that it was seized as evidence during initial investigations.

The government can generally hold on to any evidence that was used in the commission of a crime, eventually selling it to support the restitution of a defendant's victims.

Anyway, if you have a bit of cash to spare and want to beef up or start your very own domestic terrorist collection, check out the Unabomber auction.

It's for a good cause.

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