Unabomber's Hoodie Pricier Than Scrawled Manifesto

And in other weird auction news...
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2011 12:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Get out your checkbooks, kids: There is a slew of famous and infamous items up for auction. The US Marshal's office's online auction of the Unabomber's personal effects ends tomorrow, and Aol's Weird News astutely observes that Ted Kaczynski's 35,000-word handwritten manifesto ($17,525) is currently going for less than the gray hoodie ($20,025) that figured so prominently into his FBI Wanted poster. Bonus: sunglasses included. Looking for more of a bargain? A bow and arrows in a Sears box is currently a steal at $743. And in other bizarre auction news:

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  • Balloon boy's dad is trying to auction off the infamous "flying saucer" balloon for $1 million. But don't worry, reports KTLA: Richard Heene has vowed to give all the money to charity (specifically, Japan).
  • A bunch of celebrities are hoping JetBlue loses their luggage ... right into the hands of eager bidders. The Celebrity Baggage Auction will benefit DoSomething.org. Buy a signed Jessica Simpson-brand bag or a leather Coach bag personally used by Rosario Dawson, and get two roundtrip JetBlue tickets, too. Click for more.
  • Maybe eBay is the place to buy stuff: Morace Park bought a film reel for $5.25 that turned out to be the only known copy of the Charlie Chaplin film Zepped. The Telegraph reports that it's expected to fetch six figures in a June 29 auction.
(Read more auction stories.)

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