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arn

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Apr 9, 2001
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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 )

arn
 

digitalrampage

macrumors regular
Jan 5, 2001
158
43
Sydney, Australia
Does size count?

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 LCIII
1xMac LC520
1xMac Performa 580


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

Rareties

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.

Cheers

Adrian


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

digitalrampage

macrumors regular
Jan 5, 2001
158
43
Sydney, Australia
To give some depth

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..

Cheers

Adrian

 

MBAnstendig

macrumors newbie
Jul 24, 2001
4
0
San Francisco
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

Mark
 

jefhatfield

Retired
Jul 9, 2000
8,803
0
macs used and owned

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
iBook
(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)
 

jkalman243

macrumors newbie
Jul 3, 2001
11
0
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.
 

MacLuver23

macrumors member
Aug 28, 2001
49
0
I got a great deal for an OLD Mac 512k

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

macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2001
1,781
0
Europe
My Collection

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
ÔÔ WANT A APPLE III ÔÔ
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.

Guy
 

Ensign Paris

macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2001
1,781
0
Europe
Contact Apple...

Hi

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.

Guy
 

akuma

macrumors regular
Sep 5, 2001
121
0
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]
 

Ensign Paris

macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2001
1,781
0
Europe
Pippin

There is a Pippin for sale on one of these sites I cant remember:

auctions.yahoo.co.uk

auctions.yahoo.com

ebay.com

ebay.co.uk

Guy
 

akuma

macrumors regular
Sep 5, 2001
121
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Re: Pippin

Originally posted by Ensign Paris
There is a Pippin for sale on one of these sites I cant remember:

auctions.yahoo.co.uk

auctions.yahoo.com

ebay.com

ebay.co.uk

Guy
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?

Anyone?
Anyone?
Buller?
Buller?

:D
 

kiwi_the_iwik

macrumors 65816
Oct 30, 2001
1,110
0
London, UK
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...
 

SPG

macrumors 65816
Jul 24, 2001
1,083
0
In the shadow of the Space Needle.
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

macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2001
1,781
0
Europe
UK?

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

Guy
 
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