Original Mac poster & banner - how rare?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by macquariumguy, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    Backstory - I ran the service department for a small regional computer chain in the mid 80s and Apple was our main brand. While I was there, I brought home this banner and poster and have dragged them along with me everywhere I've gone for 25 years.

    Now I'm curious about them. I've searched eBay but don't see any similar for sale. Does anyone here recognize these? Any idea what they might be worth?

    ...thanks...

    Poster - 22"x28" in aluminum frame with clear plastic cover.
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    Embigulate


    Banner - 72"x39" made from some tyvek type material. Very durable.
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    Embigulate

    TIA
     
  2. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Dunno how rare it is, but it's definitely pimp! Nice! :)
     
  3. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I would imagine those are very rare! They are an awesome thing to have.

    You could always donate them to the fun173 Mac Museum :p
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Nice!

    Damn, brings back memories. I was a reseller back in the day and had a lot of those things and got rid of them. I had on of these and gave it away. Facepalm.


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  5. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My boss had one of those. I tried several times to get him to part with it but no luck.
     
  6. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Love the second one. I can imagine it being made of similar material to a flag; is that true?
     
  7. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    Going from the picture that's what it looks like its made from. it could also be some sort of tarp material.
     
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  9. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The banner is on eBay now (with about a day left). I'll probably put the poster up next.
     
  10. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Reporting back for anyone who cares - the banner brought $220 on eBay. Best of all, the shipping address of the buyer was 1 Infinite Loop! :D

    The poster is for sale now. We'll see how it does.
     
  11. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like it might've been some bored Apple employee browsing around eBay ;) Congrats on the sale. Hope the poster does as well.
     
  12. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    thats freaking awesome man love the 2nd one the most.
     
  13. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Wow, I've seen those go for a pretty penny on eBay. If I ever find one I'll let you know, haha. ;)
     
  14. barny macrumors member

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    Nice! The earliest mac poster i have seen selling on eBay is a PowerMac G3 and that was a good price so i'd have a feeling this is rare and valuable.:apple:
     
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