Tag Archives: Apple

Update: Breker Auction Results

If the results from the November 14 and 15 Breker Science & Technology auction tell us anything, it’s that recent high selling prices for examples of the Apple 1 computer aren’t necessarily raising those of other iconic early computers. Of the 10 offered, only three sold: an Apple Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM) for €1,000 ($1,245 USD), […]

SOL-20, Apple Lisa 1, MITS Altair 8800 Among Items to Be Auctioned on Nov. 15

Day 2 of Breker’s Science & Technology auction features a number of iconic vintage microcomputers. The auction is being held online now through LiveAuctioneers, but Breker and the computers are located in Europe. If you bid from outside Europe, plan on paying significant shipping fees on top of the buyer premium. The list includes: Heathkit […]

Auction Result Show Strong Interest in Early Office Technology

Auction Team Breker’s online auction of Office Antiques, Science & Technology, Fine Toys, and Automata that concluded on May 24 featured some rarely seen office technology from the 19th and 20th century. It also offered several iconic microcomputers including an Apple Lisa and a MITS Altair 8800. The results show that interest in early technology, not […]

Six Milestone Computing Ads

In 1923, Ned Jordan created an advertisement that changed the way cars were sold. Jordan’s company sold a sporty roadster called the Playboy. “Somewhere west of Laramie there’s a bronco-busting, steer-roping girl who knows what I’m talking about,” the ad began. “She can tell what a sassy pony that’s a cross between greased lightning and […]

The Mac Poster That Wasn’t

A former Apple employee is selling on eBay what he claims to be the first poster proposed for the launch of the Macintosh. Created in 1983 by Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folan, the poster features a whimsical image of a flying man with the Mac as his head. Steve Jobs killed this poster because he didn’t […]

Auction Report

This Memotech MTX512 is an interesting Z80 home system from the early 1980s. The $71 selling price on eBay was reasonable. Apple Lisa 2’s are rising in value. This Lisa 2/10 sold on eBay for $500 despite not having a hard drive. I’ve seen Gavilan laptops sell for several hundred dollars in working condition. This […]

Apple 1 Escapee Listed on eBay

According to the description of an auction listing on eBay, at least two of the Apple 1’s traded in for Apple II’s escaped destruction. An Apple employee snagged them from Steve Wozniak’s office. Here’s an excerpt from the listing: “Cliff dropped into Steve Jobs’ office one day and couldn’t help but notice the huge pile […]