I just found a vintage rainbow Apple sticker!!

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  1. AlphaDogg, Feb 20, 2011
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    AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Here's the (boring) story. I went downstairs to grab orange juice from the fridge. I noticed something colorful on the ground that caught my eye. I looked down and picked it up. It was a vintage rainbow Apple sticker!!! I figured it was from my mom's Apple //c. So I asked her if I could have it and she said yes!! What should I do with it? Put it on my MBP lid after they replace the display assembly (stupid hinges :mad:)? Give it to my mom to put on her MacBook (in the picture)? Or just hold on to it? I had a larger one on my 2007 MacBook, but I got tired of it (the sticker) and threw it out. Ughh I wish I didn't do that... :mad:
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    So what do you think, forum?

    Thanks,
    Alpha

    Edit: I forgot to say this is my first post in this section of the forum. I have a basic collection with mostly newer macs and a couple G3's. I think I will be acquiring a 1.42 eMac from my school. My mom also let me put the //c in my collection. I really want a Lisa, though!

    Edit 2: If I should put it on my MBP, where should I put it? Please mark on this picture: [​IMG]
     

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  3. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. Any idea as to what I should use it for?
     
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  5. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's probably because it has some extra material on the sides of the sticker.
     
  6. Arran macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    I think it's more than that. Look at the blue bar. And the "bite".

    It's not an early draft, prototype logo or something? It doesn't have Steve's signature on the back, by any chance? Now that would be a lucky find :)
     

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  7. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Look at this:
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    Personally if I were to place it somewhere it would not be on a laptop or other electronic device I would throw out or sell after a couple of years. Rather something more permanent that you would keep for many years if not your whole life.

    I put one that came with an old Powermac G4 DA on my gun safe. I'll likely never get rid of the safe so the sticker will remain. Even if I upgraded to a larger safe I'd keep the old one for less important items or to have in my room.
     
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    I know people don't like others posting like this but +1 to that; great idea. Whatever you do, put it on something more permanent or that you'll keep.
     
  10. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I never sell my computers. I always keep them. It could be a good memory in the future.
     
  11. firewood macrumors 604

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    The stickum will eventually get gooey and die.

    Way back (quarter century plus), I put several of these stickers on various items and my car's bumper. The one on my car faded to nearly translucent and then started turning into dust. The one on a box eventually starting sliming its way downward.

    If I wanted to save one, I would keep it on it's original backing paper, and frame it under glass instead. Also keep it away from bright sunlight.
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I would keep it safe and not use it. I haven't found a whole lot of places to use my Apple stickers. Out of the 12 or so stickers I have, I've only used one. I don't know where I should put the rest so they are staying in their corresponding boxes.
     
  13. r32vw04 macrumors newbie

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    vintage mac sign

    I was wondering if anyone on this forum could point me in the right direction as to price a vintage mac sign that lights up. I have found there was only 1000 made, someone told me a sign identical to this one sold for $1000+ on ebay.
    I do have pics and I'd say this thing is 100% and still works. It is the first apple logo with the swooping lines and computer etched in to the 3/8 of an inch glass.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    -Brian
     
  14. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    A 2007 article suggests what you say:

    http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/ebay-watch-1984-macintosh-lighted-sign-sells-for-1000

    There is one on eBay right now:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260751457808

    but it keeps being re-listed at that price so the market probably won't pay US$1000.

    However, if I had the disposable income, I'd probably get one. :(
     

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