Vintage Computer Apple 1 sells for 3,000
Vintage Computer Apple 1 sells at Christie’s for 3,000 http://www.microcomputercollector.com http://www.floydfolks.org
My Microcomputer Blog http://www.microcomputermuseum.com
Apple1 microcomputer – links discussed in this video
Apple 1 micromputer Registry
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Zaltair Computer Hoax video
Christies sells Apple 1 for 3,000 http://www.christies.com/features/apple-1-personal-computer-1089-1.aspx
Original Apple 1 video in wooden case
pdf of first ‘West Coast Computer Conference’ 1977
Adam Schoolsky’s Apple 1 Video
The Apple 1 historical microcomputer sold at Christie’s Auction in London on November 23, 2010 was probably the first time such an item was sold at Christie’s. It was a brilliant idea for the seller of the Apple 1 to use a company with such a high international profile and reputation. It was brilliant if the street talk is true that the seller had purchased the some computer on Ebay a year or so earlier for ,000. WOW what a great investment to go from ,000 to 3,000 in less than 2 years. The Apple 1 sold at Christie’s was in good condition and good documentation including an original letter signed by Steve Jobs. The computer board was not all original as it had a replacement microprocessor chip from the 1980’s installed. To me this seems important however it sure did not keep the bidding from going to high values and more than one bidder. The starting bidding moved up rather fast to the final price of 3,000. Does anyone have a idea how many bidders were involved ? Please leave a comment if you know.
Steve Wozniak was offered first class airfare to come and be part of the auction. I understand he only heard about the offer a day or two before the event and had to make a quick trip. He did enjoy the experience and you can hear his story at this site http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAU_GoFIi5A
The publicity after the auction was almost as much before the sale – I guess not many thought the price range suggested by Chistie’s would be correct.
Their are many comments on the web about the Christie’s auction of the Apple 1 and if you have more interest just do a Google search “Apple 1 sold at Christie’s” and you fine plenty to read. For more about our microcomputer collection see http://www.ourcyberbusiness.net http://www.chantillyfestivalfarm.com http://www.chantillyfestivalfarm.info for_sale_by_owner
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