Friday, June 3, 2011

Unabomber Auction Raises $190K

I wrote HERE a few weeks ago about an upcoming auction of the Unabomber's personal possessions. Well, that auction concluded yesterday and ended up raising $190,000, which will be distributed to his victims.

You can read more about the results of the auction HERE. But I thought the most interesting sentence was this one. "Kaczynski’s personal journals fetched $40,676; the iconic hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses depicted in police sketch artist renderings accounted for $20,025; and his handwritten 'manifesto' sold for $20,053. Other popular items included $22,003 for the Smith Corona typewriter used to write manifestos sent to newspapers and later seized from the cabin and $17,780 for his autobiography."

The relative amounts of these bids surprised me. I would not have expected the original, handwritten copy of his "Manifesto" to sell for less than  the typewriter he later used to type it.

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