One of the worlds largest collections of vintage Apple technology
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One of the world’s largest collections of vintage Apple technology is up for sale

More than 500 vintage Apple computers and gadgets will be auctioned off next month, including the 1983 Lisa I and 1979 Apple II Plus computers. A nearly half-century-old collection of classic Apple products, amassed over decades by Swiss teacher and entrepreneur Hanspeter Luzi, will be on display live and online at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on March 30, with lot previews March 27-27. March 30. Martha.

    Image source: Julien's Auctions

Image source: Julien’s Auctions

Some items in this “Vintage Apple Archive” are particularly rare – for example, the 1983 Lisa I computer, which is valued at between $10,000 and $20,000 – a coveted item for Apple collectors. It was one of the first personal computers with a graphical user interface and was a commercial failure, selling only about 10,000 units. Unfortunately, there is no data on the performance of this lot.

More affordable Apple products are also in the collection, including the 1986 Macintosh Plus computer with keyboard and mouse, currently priced between $300 and $500, and the $200 special Blue Dalmatian edition of the iconic iMac G3. 300 from 2001.

In addition to computers, there are other interesting Apple gadgets in the collection. A 1994 Apple QuickTake 100 camera with a maximum resolution of 640×480 pixels is expected to cost between $200 and $300. She is described as “one of the first commercially successful digital camera lines”. Also for sale is the 1983-1984 Apple Joystick for Apple IIE or IIC computer systems in its original packaging and one of the first commercially available MacTablet Summagraphics graphics tablets from 1979-1983.

Some retro gadgets and Apple memorabilia have been sold at auction for sizeable sums in recent weeks, such as: B. An unopened iPhone that was auctioned for almost $40,000 last October, and just last week another pristine 16-year-old iPhone replaced the host for $63,356 and more than 106 times the 2007 starting price of $599. But all of those numbers are unlikely to reach the $218,750 that Steve Jobs’ old torn Birkenstock sandals sold for last November.

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