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Complete Apple 1 tips up at a German auction

Could fetch €200,000... or maybe not
Wed Oct 24 2012, 16:20

A COMPLETE and original Apple 1 has shown up for sale at an auction house in Germany.

The Apple 1 dates from 1976 and comes as something of a set. For your money, which could be as much as €200,000 you will get a keyboard, a Panasonic tape player and a Sanyo monitor. Basically everything you could need to use the Apple 1 as a working computer.

Importantly, this model does work, and the auctioneers claim that it is one of six that does, and it is shown off in a Youtube video.

The Apple 1 has a starting price of €70,000 and could be bid as high as €200,000, according to the listing from the Breker auction house.

Whether it will sell or not remains to be seen. This is the second Apple 1 to turn up in the last month, and the last one, which was auctioned by Christies in the UK, got a top bid of £32,000.

This high bid was below its reserve price of £50,000 and expected price of £80,000, so consequently that model did not sell.

If this model does sell, the buyer will pay any shipping costs. The auction will be held on 24 November. µ


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