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Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's belongings auctioned online by U.S. Marshals

The U.S. Marshals Service is poised to dispose of the personal effects of Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski via an online auction starting Wednesday and running through June 2.

The items on the block were seized during a search of Kaczynski's one-room cabin in the Montana woods following his capture there April 3, 1996, ending the longest terrorist campaign in U. S. history and an 18-year manhunt.

The catalog, photos and descriptions of all 60 lots of property will be available at www.gsaauctions.gov when the auction goes live Wednesday. Photos of selected lots are at www.flickr.com/photos/usmarshals/ and then click on "Sets."

The auction was ordered by U. S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. of Sacramento, and will be conducted by the General Services Administration on behalf of the Marshals Service.

According to the Marshals Service, items to be sold include personal documents such as driver's licenses, birth certificates, deeds, checks, academic transcripts, photos and handwritten notes. Also up for sale will be typewriters, tools, clothing, watches, several hundred books and more than 20,000 pages of written material, including the original handwritten and typewritten copies of his infamous manifesto, in which he condemned the industrial and technological revolutions.

Proceeds of the sale will go to victims of Kaczynski's homemade bombs.

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