Tag Archives: MITS

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 […]

Computer-Related Literature Bringing Big Bucks

An original binding of a lecture series given at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering in 1946 sold last week on eBay for $1728. The price is understandable when you consider that the lecturers included Howard Aiken, designer of the Harvard Mark I, and J. Presper Eckert, designer of the ENIAC and […]

Auction Report

An Intel Intellec 4 sold for $2550 on eBay Feb. 28. See listing here. Rare Atari 2600 Space Invaders customized for a Coca-Cola promotion sold for $2125 on eBay March 6. See listing here. IMSAI 8080 in good working order sold for $2000 on eBay March 2. See listing here. MITS Altair 8800B turnkey system […]