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Jul 15, 2001, 09:11 PM
Hey all,

This is a new section devoted to the Apple/Mac collectors in the audience. Post pictures, stories, info on your collections...

I'll start...

I was a big-time Newton fan, and collector. I ended up with almost all the Newtons produced. I don't have the Tarpoon as well as the Harris Acces Device 2000 (which may have never gone into mass production).

Here's my collection: http://www.normalkid.com/collector/collection.html including some extra links to other newton items. :)

If you're a fan of Apple design... definately check out the Apple Design book (see http://www.macbookstore.com )


Jul 22, 2001, 06:28 PM
I have

1xMac (128k)
2xMac 512ke
1xMac Plus
1xMac Plus 1mb
2xMac Classics (1 Brand new in box)
2xMac Classic II (1 new in box)
2xMac Colour Classic
1xMac SE (800k, HD20 edition)
1xMac SE/30
1xMac II
2xMac IIcx
1xMac IIci
2xMac IIsi
1xMax IIx
1xMac IIvx
1xMac IIfx
2xPB Duo 210
1xPB Duo 230
1xPB Duo 270c
1xPB Duo 280c
1xPB Duo 2300c
1xPB 100
2xNon-Backlit Portables with HD's
1xPB 140
1xPB 145b
1xPB 150
1xPB 170
1xPB 180
1xPB 520c
1xPB 540c
2xDuo Dock
2xDuo Dock II
1xDuo Mini Dock
1xMac Quadra 700
1xMac Quadra 900
1xMac Quadra 610
1xMac Centris 610
1xPowerMac 6100/60 (in box)
1xPowerMac 6100/66
1xPowerMac 6100/66PC
1xMac LC
3xMac LCII
1xMac LC520
1xMac Performa 580

1xMP 110
2xMP 120
1xMP 2000
1xMP 2100 (touch sensitive glass smashed)


1x Apple Tech Step testing tool for early Macs.
The Mac Portables as listed above
Upopened cassette tape for 512k
System disks for 512k
Manual for 512k
External Apple HD 20mb that plugs thru Floppy port for 512k and 128k
3xBlue apple university "Classic" mac carry case
Black "Classic" carry case
1x Orriginal beige/ hesian carry case with lugauge tag for 128k ("classics")

Brand new posters and a tonne of brochures for apple products. I get them from work. (imacs, iBooks, cube etc)

and thats about it I think.

Contact me on stacksofmacs@mac.com with comments, suggestions or your collections etc.



[Edited by digitalrampage on 07-22-2001 at 09:25 PM]

Jul 22, 2001, 08:18 PM
Just to give some background on me and my collection.

The collection started in 1996 with my purchase of a Mac Plus whilst in year 7 at school here in Australia.

It then grew enormously with my spending of most of my wage.

I am now 17, just about to turn 18 and I think for my age and limited budget I have done well.

The most expensive single item in my collection would be my orriginal powerbook DUO 280c, which I upgraded to a PowerPC 2300c with 28mb ram, a 500 mb hard disk and plenty of docks and bits and batteries. Prolly spent around $600US on it over the last 5 years.

Also my Apple TechStep diagnostic tool I just picked up for around US$200.

I got a saturday job last year in an AppleCentre in sydney (different to US applecentres. They are just resellers under the trading name "AppleCentre" and have no connection at all to apple toher then selling their goods)

I am expanding my collection at every chance possible.

Hopefully I will contact Apple one day and tell them of my collection, But I feel that they wouldn't care..



Jul 24, 2001, 05:08 PM
You don't mention the original all-out Flagship-showpiece of the Mac computers, the Apple III, of which I still have my original one from the early 80s, complete with original monitor.

It is quite elegant for the time. Ha ha ha ha


Jul 24, 2001, 10:31 PM
I only collect apple macs

Not plain Apple's

They are a waste of time (plus the three is worth big bucks) (I do have 12 Apple 2e's sitting in my garage however)

Jul 25, 2001, 12:31 AM
What do you mean, big bucks?

But before the mac, there was the Apple.


Jul 27, 2001, 12:14 PM
owned at home

1983 Apple IIe (somewhere under 10 MHz)
1991 Performa 600 (33 MHz)
1995 Performa PowerPC (60 MHz)
1996 PowerComputing PowerTowerPro 180 (185 MHz)
1999 revision A iBook (300 Mhz)

used at school from 1993-94

1980s Macintosh 128k or 512k
Mac Classics, years unknown
Mac SEs, years unknown
Mac LC II and LC III, years unknown

practical wish list (when my PC laptop is finally paid off)

iMac or
(if and when one or both hit 1 GHz...iMac is now at 700 MHz, not bad for an original 1998 machine that came out at 233 MHz and shocked the world)

Aug 2, 2001, 01:21 AM
ahh I still remember bard's tale series on apple III

Anyone play Montezuma's Revenge on Apple IIe/IIc, I still consider Ultima 4 on the II machines one of the most entertaining games i ever played in my life so far.

Nov 6, 2001, 03:00 PM
I got a Mac 512k at a flea market for $20.00!~ It came with the computer. keyboard, number keypad, mouse, all wires, apple printer, a 14.4k modem (i think), all manuals for everything, and all original disks, the lables ftom the disks are falling off but I got a SWEER super RARE carrying case from apple that was made for the Macintosh 512 ( and others in the same series)
I think I got a good deal. Do you?

Ensign Paris
Nov 6, 2001, 03:18 PM
Heres my collection of Apple! Stuff:

1x 128k Mac
2x Mac Plus
5x Mac Classic
2x Mac Classic Rev. I
1x Mac Classic Rev. 2
2x Mac SE (1 SE Translucent)
1x Mac II
2x Mac IIci
4x Mac IIcx
1x Apple I
2x Apple ||e
1x Centris 610
1x Quadra 800
1x Proforma 5400
1x Portable 1989 (Non-Backlit, No Screws)
1x Portable 1991 (Backlit, Screws)
1x 450mhz Cube
2x Mac Powerbook 540c
1x All-In-One G3
1x Mac Duo 230
1x Original iMac
1x 400DV iMac
1x 9600 350
1x 500DPG4
1x 800DPG4
1x Powerbook G4 667
1x Original iBook
Most of the older machines come from my job (Technical Director)

My father used to live near the HomeBrew Computer Club and bought an Apple I when it was **released / Jumbled togethor**

My Translucent SE comes from a Net Auction.


Ensign Paris
Nov 6, 2001, 03:25 PM

If you tell Apple about your collection they will invite you to infinate loop to see there collection.

I went once (after sending a million E-mails to sjobs@apple.com

They have some machines I didn't even know about! Sadly I live in england so not many more chances like that.


Nov 6, 2001, 03:56 PM
My collection doesn't even come close to the others, but I'm happy with it

1x Performa 6360
1x Powermac 7200
1x B&W G3 400mhz
1x G4 Cube 450mhz

Does anybody have the <a href="http://www.geocities.com/~compcloset/BandaiPippin.htm">Pippin</a> ?

[Edited by akuma on 11-06-2001 at 05:05 PM]

Nov 6, 2001, 04:05 PM
I may as well throw in my collection:



Ensign Paris
Nov 6, 2001, 04:18 PM
There is a Pippin for sale on one of these sites I cant remember:






Nov 6, 2001, 05:10 PM
The Apple III is not around much because it was very expensive at the time.


Nov 6, 2001, 10:57 PM
1x iBook 600MHz DVD
1x iPod


gotta start somewhere eh?


Nov 7, 2001, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by Ensign Paris
There is a Pippin for sale on one of these sites I cant remember:





I've seen a couple of pippin's on ebay before, but have never had enough money to get one (would rather save for an iPod) I was curious to see how others felt about them. Are they purely a collector's item or are they a worthwhile (although dated) game machine. I understand that it's an old platform, but I still have my nintendo, and super nintendo, and I play those about once or twice a month.

Any comments on the pippin?



Nov 7, 2001, 05:57 PM
Sad though it is, here's my computer ownership history

1x Sinclair ZX81 w/16K Ram
1 x Apple 2e 128K
1 x Yamaha MSX Music Computer
1 x Mac 512KE c/w 2 x800K drives & Imagewriter 2
1 x Mac LCII 8/80
1 x Apple Newton 110 Messagepad & Fax modem
1 x Power PC 5260 Performa 32Mb
1 x G4 Cube 256Mb c/w 15" LCD

At least I've finished with a bang...

Nov 8, 2001, 12:27 PM
I've got a Newton that I never use anymore, and haven't used since just a few months after I got it. Calm down newton lovers, I'm just not a PDA person at all, Newton, Palm or otherwise.
It's been sitting on the shelf and since I don't consider myself a collector I was wondering if there is any demand for it out there. What's it worth? Any offers? It's a 110 I believe or a 100? with a fax modem. I think I still have the box and packaging for it somewhere too.

Ensign Paris
Nov 8, 2001, 04:16 PM
Doubtful but are you in Europe? or hopefully the UK?

I am very interested, no idea about price though.

My E-mail is newtonman@brooklineuk.com


Nov 8, 2001, 05:56 PM
nope, USA Seattle Washington to be exact. I think I'll be over in Austria in December if that helps at all.

Ensign Paris
Nov 8, 2001, 06:04 PM
How much do you want for it in $ and I will work out if I have enough after buying my G4PB.


Ensign Paris
Nov 17, 2001, 05:47 PM
Check out:




They are really useful resources.


Nov 30, 2001, 12:40 PM
and The Apple Online Museum, too:


As for the Pippin, check out
http://www.theapplemuseum.com/products/miscellaneous/pippin/pippin.html !

Nov 30, 2001, 12:44 PM
Oh, and I forgot the mention MacTracker, which is a great app. Similar to the old Guru:


(Available for MacOS 8-9 and OS X).

Dec 11, 2001, 09:26 PM
Mine is much less than most of the ones listed.

PM 7200
G3/233 Beige
TiBook 400

<img src="http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/14/store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/nhp_product_powerbook.jpg">

Dec 12, 2001, 12:54 AM
All I have is:

PowerBook G4 500 Mhz
Motorola Starmax 4000/200 Mhz

Don't even use the Starmax anymore. Woudl like to get my hands on a Cube if I could find one with the right price!

Dec 19, 2001, 10:24 PM
Although not up to par with some of you out there, here is my list:

Macintosh Plus (with an external 20MB hard drive that was about the size of a G4 Cube!)

Macintosh LC (I remember thinking, "Look how BIG the screen is...and COLOR no less!)

Performa 6120 (Get ready to drool fellas, I had 24MB of RAM!!!!)

Performa 6400/180 (Yeah, it had PCI slots...what will they think of next?)

PowerMac G4/400 Gigabit Ethernet (This is the machine broke me in on OSX)

and next....we'll have to wait until January 7th!

Dec 28, 2001, 12:00 PM
Performa 630
Performa 405
Duo 210
Duo Dock
Powerbook 175
Mac Plus
Apple IIgs

Dec 28, 2001, 12:01 PM
Performa 630
Performa 405
Duo 210
Duo Dock
Powerbook 175
Mac Plus
Apple IIgs

No G3 or G4 yet, but im working on it.

Jan 6, 2002, 08:30 PM
I do not have very many,

-Apple Lisa,have no software :(

-x2Mac Plus
-Mac SE
-Mac Classic
-Color Classic
-Performa 550
-iBook indigo
-Newton Message Pad 100, Original Box,Books,stickers,video,
software and cables.

Jan 6, 2002, 08:46 PM
8 x PB 150s
120 7200 DOS compat
180 3400c
233 Wallstreet
466 iBook
400 G4 tower

...and a couple of PCs, but I just pull them apart for fun :D

Jan 6, 2002, 10:09 PM
My first computer was a PB 150 that i found lying on the side of the road in a box. i brought it home started it up, and almost threw it out cause it didn't run windows... so young, so naive. I spray painted the case matte black and then sprinkled silver paint on it to make a space look. then i rubbed off all of the letters on the keyboard and had an artistic friend paint all sorts of symbols on them :). I got made fun of at school when i used it but who cares. To quote Almost Famous "You'll meet them all on the long journey to the middle". It was that computer that made me check out Apples site in June when i was planning on buying a dell for school. One look at the new iBook and i was hooked. The day i got it i started to modify. Off came the cover for the screen and the white apple became a flaming apple. I put some band stickers on it (gotta do that in college :)), Painted the "num lock" and "caps lock" LED's red, and finally switched the arrow keys around so the up key points down, right points left, etc. It looks awesome. What Mods have you guys done to your machines?

Jan 9, 2002, 10:46 PM
Apple IIe- so old, we gave it to a local museum! Actually, they didn't put it in a glass case. They use IIe's to make interactive programs to go with the exhibits.

PowerBook 145b- (half of the screen works at a time, based on the contrast. It really sucks now, and doesn't really work)

Performa 600CD- This is one slick computer, decked out with 8mb RAM, NuBus slots, a 33mhz 68030, CD tray cases!, and NO math co-processor. It made a nice (but big) doorbell when I was playing with it once (no monitor attached) and I froze it, so whenever I pressed one of the buttons on the front, it chimed :D

Performa 6400/180- A nice computer, really. I sold it to a friend. It was a nice computer, while I had it. Found it out of town for a discounted price.

PowerMac G4 400- bought it at CompUSA the day Apple downgraded their pro line. Convinced my parents that we would be saving $1000, since the price would go up. It's my family's main computer now. 70GB HD space, 256mb RAM, and runs OS X ok (not fantastic, or superbly, but ok).

iBook Blueberry- Aah, my first computer all to my self. Bought it for my mom because my school district is too stingy to buy her a laptop (they offered her an iMac, but since she works at different schools, she graciously declined. Trust me, you would too if you had to haul one of those monsters around.) They finally bought her a 500mhz PB G3. I then took the iBook to school for the first time. It was a real companion.

iBook 600, DVD combo- One Kick @$$ laptop! It is my favorite computer, hands down. Easialy fits in my backpack, and I can walk around school with it in my hands without being called fruity, or beat up because everyone knew that the old iBook was a computer, and they could easialy tell. I use it to do projects at school, and play games and surf the net.

If anyone is interested in my G4, with a 17" sony triniton monitor, SCSI card with scanner and zip drive, then e-mail me! I'll be willing to negotiate a price!

Jan 9, 2002, 10:54 PM
These are all the Apple products I currently own:
B&W G3 300mhz
iMac 333mhz
PM 7100/80AV
Mac IIc
Mac SE
Apple IIgs Woz edition

Nothing too spectacular, I get my kicks with volume :)

Jan 10, 2002, 11:56 AM
All i have that is cool is an eMate 300, the newton laptop. I showed it to my Mom who is a teacher and explained what it could do. Right away she saw what this device could do and wanted to know where her school could get them. I hate to break it to her that it was five years old and you could not get them anymore.

Jun 9, 2007, 04:52 AM
I have been very lucky as I have been given the majority of my collection.
My approach is to take what I have been given and try to max the ram up so that the machine is going as fast as it can.
I have little space to store these so most of them are just the box itself.
I have plenty of parts for old Apples too !

This is what i have:

Black 5500 - 128 megs of ram and a TV tuner card installed
6400 - great sound 128 megs of ram
Quadra 660 AV 68megs of ram, AV in and out
7300 - around 400 megs of ram
Apple IIGS - no hard drive !
iMac 233 - 256 megs of ram, 52 gig hard drive !
emac 700 - 512 megs of ram
3400 laptop - not sure how much ram
G3 Laptop - 192 megs of ram, battery still works
LC 475

Jun 9, 2007, 04:08 PM
I have a few rare systems, here are some of them which I can remember off the top of my head. I'll probably update this later. :p

eMate 300
Newton 2000
Newton 130
iMac 233 (original)
Lime Clamshell iBook - SE (466MHz/DVD/AirPort/FireWire) (Lime color on the SE models were only available as a BTO option)
Apple Set Top Box (Widely produced Prototype)
Apple Set Top Box (Very early prototype, with modified LC 475 board, very cool)
Apple IIGS with floppy drives & box!
Macintosh 512K (With bag, printer, keyboard, mouse)
Macintosh Classic
Macintosh SE
Macintosh Plus
Macintosh Color Classic (With 'Mystic Upgrade')


Jun 13, 2007, 01:50 AM
I have an original Mac Picasso etched glass promo light for sale that is in basically might condition.

I believe there are very few of these that still exist and it is beautiful as well as historic.

I have lots of photos if interested.

Jun 13, 2007, 09:44 AM
I have an original Mac Picasso etched glass promo light for sale that is in basically might condition.

I believe there are very few of these that still exist and it is beautiful as well as historic.

I have lots of photos if interested.

This may belong in the marketplace - how much for it? Feel free to PM me..

Jun 13, 2007, 06:14 PM
This may belong in the marketplace - how much for it? Feel free to PM me..

It does belong in the market place, the poster lacks the post count to use the market place.

Jun 13, 2007, 08:02 PM
-Mac 128... dead...yellowed...in garage
-Color Classic---yellowed, dead :(
-SE/30, works fine, 20mb ram
-Mac IIci, 32mb ram, 4gb hard drive
- g3 AIO 233mhz, 768mb ram

Jun 14, 2007, 03:14 AM
here is the collection of stuff have
2x Beige G3 AIO's (1 is in my sig that is my main machine) not going to sell either one)
1x performa 475 (highly upgraded) not going to sell
1x Orange Micro PC 660 (i dont know if you would see this as a apple collectors item) but it will fetch quite a bit on ebay) not going to sell
1x 7" apple dos compatability card cyrix 586 100mhz PCI card (not going to sell)
1x 12" apple dos compatability card intel pentium 166mhz (not going to sell)

i dont have much that many would call a collector item. but later down the road they might be worth something if i can keep these in working order and clean

the way the Beige G3 AIO is being scrapped by people cause of how much they weigh will make it a rare item eventualy.

Jun 14, 2007, 04:15 AM





Jun 14, 2007, 01:00 PM





Cool watched.. but why did you post different link that take you to the same picture?

Jun 14, 2007, 06:44 PM
if you look real close you will see those are not the same url's or the same pic's

Jun 14, 2007, 09:18 PM





Please Please Please sell me one of those. Pm me if you can sell me one ;].

Ok anyways my Collection includes...

Macintosh Classic

Macintosh SE

PowerBook 170

Apple Stylewriter

iBook G3

Jun 15, 2007, 05:25 AM
Maybe one day I might sell them!

(PS. thanks Madmax!)

Nov 16, 2007, 03:16 PM
Keep in mind I'm 14 and I get an allowance of 10 bucks a week!

My Collection:
Apple IIe (Monitor and Disk Drive)- in VERY good condition, got it for free from my old orchestra teacher.

iBook G4- My first Mac!!! I bought this and I did not know the first thing about computers especialy macs.

2nd Gen iPod Mini-Yup

Apple Pins (Apperal) Both made by Apple in 2003 one is a blue Apple logo and the other says Apple and has an Apple on it. I'll post picture later.

I want to get a Newton someday but I'm on a tight saving for iPhone budget.:cool:

If any body has any spare Apple IIe floppys I'd appreciate if you could donate them to me! :)

Nov 30, 2007, 12:56 PM
I have a TechStep in the attic if someone is looking for one.
I believe it comes with a bunch of the floppies, too.

Dec 1, 2007, 05:45 PM
Heres mine only small

-Mac Se/30, Still working, except speaker is a little dim and turning yellow
-Quadra 605, still working perfectly, has 200MB HDD, system 7.6.1 but no monitor no more prince of persia :(
-LC II no power supply and 200MB HDD system 7.6.1. The power supply from this rig went into the quadra
-I might be getting my hands on one of these next week PowerBook G4/867 12in Aluminium

Dec 4, 2007, 08:49 PM
Alright. Here is my collection, but keep in mind I survive on a measly $5 a week. Here goes.
1x 1.33GHz Ibook G4
1x dual 800 Mhz Quicksilver, 1.5GB RAM
4x PowerBook 5300cs
1x Mac SE
1X Mac Classic
1x LC II
1x 400MHz Sawtooth
1x G3 7500 at 400MHz
1x Grape iMac G3 400MHz
1x Bondi at 233...
oh, and I am babysitting a friend's Series II Wallstreet.

Dec 5, 2007, 11:42 AM
This is all I have left from back in the day. I also have some vintage pins somewhere....


Dec 5, 2007, 01:06 PM
This is all I have left from back in the day. I also have some vintage pins somewhere....

Glad to know you still have it... :)

Dec 9, 2007, 12:50 AM
Newton Message Pad 2100
Perfoma 5200
iMac G3 Griaphite
iPod Nano 3G
iPod Nano 2G
Intel iMac Plastic
Intel iMac mid-2007

Dec 9, 2007, 11:36 AM
this my newton and ipod