Apple Collectors, eh? Well...

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Forced Perfect, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    #1
    It wouldn't be a party without my collection:

    Desktops/PowerBooks:
    Apple IIe
    Macintosh IIci (x2)
    Macintosh IIfx
    Macintosh IIsi
    Macintosh Centris 650
    Macintosh Classic
    Macintosh SE
    Macintosh LC
    Macintosh LC II
    Macintosh LC III
    Macintosh LC 475
    Macintosh LC 575
    Macintosh Performa 400
    Macintosh Performa 475
    Macintosh Performa 580CD
    Macintosh Performa 635CD
    Macintosh Performa 6200CD
    Macintosh Quadra 605
    Macintosh Quadra 610
    Macintosh Quadra 630
    Macintosh Quadra 650 (x2)
    Macintosh Quadra 950
    Workgroup Server 8150
    20th Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)
    Power Macintosh 7100/66
    Power Macintosh 7100/80AV
    Power Macintosh 7200/90
    Power Macintosh 7200/120
    Power Macintosh 7500/100
    Power Macintosh 8500/120
    Power Macintosh 8500/180
    Power Macintosh G4 400MHz (AGP Graphics) (x2)
    Macintosh PowerBook 100
    Macintosh PowerBook 140
    Macintosh PowerBook 150 (x3)
    Macintosh PowerBook 180
    Macintosh PowerBool 190
    Macintosh PowerBook 540c
    Macintosh PowerBook 5300c
    Macintosh PowerBook 5300cs
    Macintosh PowerBook Duo 230
    Macintosh PowerBook Duo 280c
    Macintosh PowerBook Duo 2300c

    Newtons:
    Apple Newton MessagePad (OMP Newton OS 1.0)
    Apple Newton MessagePad 100 (Newton OS 1.3)
    Apple Newton MessagePad 110 (Newton OS 1.2 updated to 1.3)
    Apple Newton MessagePad 120 (Newton OS 2.0/2MB memory version)
    Apple Newton MessagePad 130 (Newton OS 2.0)

    Other Stuff: (all original Apple-made stuff)
    Apple QuickTake 100
    Apple QuickTime Conferencing Kit + Camera 100
    Apple SC40 HardDrive
    AppleCD 150
    AppleCD 600e (x2)
    Apple iPod 10GB (Touchwheel)
    Apple Geoport Telecom Adapter (x2)
    Apple Newton Battery Pack Recharger + Rechargeable Battery Pack
    Apple Newton Fax Modem (external version) (x2)
    Apple NuBus Ethernet Card (x2)
    Apple NuBus Serial Card
    Macintosh II Video Card (x2)
    Macintosh II Workstation/Portrait Video Card
    Macintosh Display Card 8•24
    QuickTime Conferencing ISDN Kit
    Apple 100Mhz PC Compatibility card (12" PCI)
    Apple Ethernet PCI 10Base-T/10Base-2/AAUI Card
    Apple QuickDraw 3D Accelerator card
    Apple Power Macintosh Upgrade Card
    Apple Ethernet LC PDS Card (x3)
    Apple Ethernet LC Twisted-Pair Card
    Apple MPEG Media System
    Apple TV/Video System
    Macintosh IIci Cache Card
    Apple Color StyleWriter 2200
    Apple Color StyleWriter 2400
    Apple ImageWriter II (with autosheet feeder)
    Apple LaserWriter 16/600 PS
    Apple StyleWriter II
    Apple StyleWriter 1200
    Apple Scanner (the first one)
    Apple AirPort
    Apple AirPort Base Station (Graphite)
    AppleDesign Powered Speakers
    Apple Duo Dock II (x2)
    Apple Duo Dock Plus
    Apple TechStep Diagnostic Tool

    And more on my site!

    Photos and write ups on most of these items are on my website:

    http://hotline.kicks-ass.net
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    stevehaslip

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    You must have a whole house full of macs! :eek: thats a serious collection there, did you have to get it insured?
     
  3. Wes
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    Wes

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    I can see it now... Steve is in his hospital bed thinking about the forthcoming iMac G5 release when he has a thought and calls the step-in CEO. "Yeah Hi, Tim, It's Steve, remember to save a new iMac for that sucker who buys every product we ever make."
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    I probably should.

    Then again, that'd cost money - something I don't have. hehe

    Still, it's not a bad collection for a 21-year-old with no job.
     
  5. Wes
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    Wes

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    Forced Perfect

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    Of course.

    The only things that don't work at the moment are the Quadra 950, one of the PowerBook 150s and my iPod (all have dead motherboards that I'll replace next time I have some money.)
     
  7. macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    Just beware, if you have a fire, renters or homeowners insurance *=(if you even have any) will not cover computers past a few thousand dollars or so at the most. They have to be underwritten separately if you have a collection like this and it is a great collection probalby worth quite a bit of money. I would consider insuring just from the standpoint it might be worth a load of money some day...can't be too much to insure I wouldn't think, but who knows.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    In case of fire, smother with iMac restore CDs.

    At least my room is so full there isn't much room for the oxygen needed to support a fire large enough to take out my collection. hehe
     
  9. jsw
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    jsw

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    So, apparently, Macs have an even smaller market share - seeing as though you own half of them. ;)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    I do my best.

    All I need now is a nice ground-level shop, and money to support it and I'll have a nice, public Apple museum.

    Anyone willing to support that? It might take a lot of banner clicks on my web site, though. hehe
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Nice collection, but you're missing a couple that I've got! Perhaps I missed them on your list?

    Quadra 840av?
    Centris/Quadra 660av?
    PowerMac 6100? 6100av?
    Apple III? ProFile 5MB Hard drives?

    I need Newtons and a TAM...

    I don't see much point insuring my old systems, they have little real world value... It's just like collecting trading cards as a kid - got it, got it, need it need it...
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    Well, I'm missing a lot of Macs. hehe

    But those are good picks, I really want a Quadra 840/AV.

    M-m-must try old version of Speech Recognition that can control menus and doesn't work on non-AV '040s.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    Wow! That's an awesome collection. I wish I still had my Apple IIc, which was my first Apple a loooong time ago. Unfortunately, I let my parents throw it away a few years ago :(
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

    iLikeMyiMac

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    Wow! Where did you get all those and how much did it cost you? I imagine that you could get a decent amount from schools and businesses that are throwing them out. Where do you keep them all. My parents threw away a Macintosh SE and a Performa 550 to save space but we still have a powerbook 140.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    The 840av is still one of my favourite Mac's. The combination of the fastest 68040 that Apple used with an onboard DSP adds up to major geek factor...

    I really like the IIfx as well, but for some reason, I have a hard time keeping either of mine running.

    I can remember reading all of the reviews back then and being awe struck on both of these machines. I can't believe that people toss these pieces of computing history away...
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    Yeah I know, I remember being more interested in the 840/AV than the 8100/80 after reading my Apple Facts book when I was like, 11.

    It made it sound like the Power Macs couldn't do any of the cooll A/V things the AV Quardas could do.

    So what if that was a total lie!
     
  17. macrumors 68020

    mainstreetmark

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    I remember both of those. The AV was the first time I ever spoke to an inanimate object and expected it to do something I asked it. It was probably a milestone in my life. Like the first time someone used an incandescent light bulb in place of an oil lantern or drank a beer in a can without using a canopener.

    The IIfx was like a ten thousand dollar computer, wasn't it? I saw it at some demo and was the first time I saw Photoshop in action. I couldn't even fathom the fact that they could zoom into a photograph and mess with people's hair and the like. This was during an era when the Tag Mahal and Egyptian sarcophagus were the best computer images I knew of (that would be Apple IIgs)

    (Since I have no idea how to spell "sarcophagus", and OSX was clueless as well, I did the best I could, so I typed "egyptian sarcophocase" into Google, which then said I really meant to say "sarcophocus", which OSX was THEN able to correct to what I assume is the correct version, "sarcophagus". Google may have misled me on the spelling)
     
  18. macrumors member

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    What, no Macintosh Portable? Tsk, tsk.... :)

    AFAIK, it's the only portable Mac to get 6-12 hours of real battery life - in 1990 no less. Course, it also weighs about as much as a compact car.... at least it came with a carry case. Other bonuses: it had a real trackball (billiard ball sized) that could be moved for left or right handed use (or replaced with a numeric keypad!), and I think it's the only Mac I've ever seen with the Control key in the right place.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    Google never lies.

    I think I might have a Portable trackball here, somewhere. But I haven't grabbed a whole one for my collection - yet.
     
  20. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    Could you post some pictures with as many turned on as possible that would be so sweet!!!
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    I'l see what I can do. It's kind of hot here and I have the AC on in my room.

    15 amps for my total:
    + Old, power-sucking AC
    + Pile of Macs
    That's never a good thing. Plus a lot of my Macs are disconnected to get ready to move.

    At least my webcam is pointing at a few of them:

    http://hotline.kicks-ass.net/webcam.html
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Crystal Quest on the Portable rawked!
     
  23. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    Not as much as Realmz on my LC 575.
     

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