The ginormous "Post your collections here" thread...

im_to_hyper

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Aug 25, 2004
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POST YOUR APPLE COLLECTIONS HERE


Well, since I am bored and have nothing better to do, I decided to make a thread here in the good ol' Collectors thing. It's not an "official" one (even though I wanted to make it say so!) Everyone who has a collection of Apple stuff... post what you have, and if you have some pics, post those. Its interesting to see what other collectors have.

Now, my collection has been severly reduced due to me having to move out of the house. Hopefully in a year or two I will be able to start the collection up again. Here is what I have from newest-oldest in terms of Apple stuff:

MacBook (Black) 2.0GHz/512MB RAM/80GBHD/APE/BT/Superdrive/10.4.7
iMac G4 1.0Ghz/256MB RAM/80GB HD/SuperDrive/10.4.7
Beige G3 266MHz/256MB RAM/7GB HD/CD-ROM/10.3.9
Performa 6300CD 30MHz/8MB RAM/750MB HD/CD-ROM/7.6.1
Perfoma 6116CD (Unknown Specs)
Two (2) 14" Apple ADB CRT monitors.

That's it for my Apple stuff, sadly enough. I used to have some laptops, but its all been sold.
 

CANEHDN

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Dec 12, 2005
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I don't have much. I like chess though. I've got a hand carved wooden set for travel, a stone set, a pewter set and a glass set. I'm at work right now so I will post pictures later. That pewter set was expensive. It cost me like $800. But I'm a nerd so it's ok.
 

macg4

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Nov 17, 2003
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Des Moines,Iowa
EVERYDAY mac: 1.8ghz G5/1gig ram/300gb hd/128mb 9600 ati/superdrive

Apple II: IIE,IIgs,IIc,IIc Plus
Mac II: iici,iisi,iivx,iifx,
quadra: 660av,950,840av
centris: 650 (72ram/500mb hd)
Performa: 6400,6500
Lc: lc 1,LcII,LcIII,LC475,lc575, mac tv
compacts:mac plus(x2),classic,classic II,color classic,se,se/30
powermac:7200,7300,8100,6100(2x),9500(2x),8500,4400,beige g3 desktop(2x),beige g3 minitower(2x),blue/white g3, powermac g5
clones:utbound laptop,3 power computing clones, starmax clone
wgs:9150
powerbooks: portable,100,165,150,230,270c,280c,2300c,1400c,1400cs,5300cs,wallstreet
misc:techstep,emate 300
monitors,15" apple multiple scan,16" apple display,16" display,12" rgb display,apple 2 page display,17" blue/white crt

if i can think of anything else i will list it
 

FullmetalZ26

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Jun 12, 2006
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Current closet inventory is as follows:

Power Macintosh 6500/225
Macintosh Classic
Macintosh SE
PowerBook 145 (plus a parts machine)

In use:

Mac Mini (G4/1.42)
MacBook 2.0 Black
Macintosh SE/30

The SE/30 is the new toy off of Craigslist, I've been using it for IRC in the meantime, but when I snag some more RAM for it I plan to install BSD. Other than that, I've got a ton of old Commodore 64/128 and various PC stuff, because I like to tinker with the old stuff :D
 

macEfan

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The Macs in use:

Mac SE/30
mac IIci
Performa 6400/TV
mac Classic II
Powermac g4

Macs in storage:

IICX
LC i, ii, iii
Qauadra 605
mac SE
Mac IIFX
Performa 6200
Performa 6116CD x2
PM 7500
PM 9600
Quadra 650
Mac Plus
Umax Clone

I think thats it, but i bet I have more.. the list does not include my vintage laptops...


EDIT: Here are my old laptops:
PB 140 ( dead)
PB 160
PB duo 210
PB Duo 280c
Pb 5300c
PB g3 wallstreet
 

Spock

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Like this has never been a topic before, Oh well

12inch PowerBook G4
Clamshell iBook Firewire
Macintosh Classic
Macintosh Plus
Macintosh SE
Apple IIc (still in box)
Performa 550
Bondi iMac
PowerMac G3 B&W
Performa 6400
Quadra 630
PowerMac 7200/120 *12 (School Auction)
iMac G4 15inch
2 Newton MP 120's
 

im_to_hyper

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Aug 25, 2004
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Like, I know... is it not better to make a new one then to revive a 6-month+ older one and make ppl read through 6 pages? Plus people's collections change and everything.

So its pretty cool just every once and awhile to see what ppl have in terms of actual collections... I originally just wanted to compare what macg4 and macEfan have, but decided to open it to other ppl.
 

LimeiBook86

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Well it's sort of incomplete and some things have come and gone but, it's fairly accurate.

http://homepage.mac.com/ibook238/apple_list.htm

I'm not rich or anything but, I tend to get pretty good deals on these machines. The ones with the expensive price tags were purchased by my Dad's office for him to use, when they were brand new (Macintosh IIcx and Mac G4). :p :D
 

macEfan

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nice list there limeibook86!

you got some nice machines! lol $11,000 for a IICX.. *falls on the floor*
 

Felldownthewell

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Feb 10, 2006
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Macbook Pro 2.0/1gb/100gb 7200rpm/256mb vRAM

15gb iPod 3g

30gb iPod 5g

And thats it. I understand why people collect old macs, but I don't like older, slower computers, so why spend my money on them? I'll leave it for the true macheads. If I had extra cash it would go towards a motorcycle or top of the line gaming PC. Although that flickr guy has way to much time and money on his hands, his collection is amazing.
 

Lixivial

macrumors 6502a
Machines I use regularly or have a use for beyond collection:

White MacBook 2.0Ghz Core Duo, 10.4.7
Snow iMac 500Mhz G3, 10.4.7/9.2.2
Power Mac G3 DT 233Mhz, OS X Server 1.0/OS 8.5.1 via Blue Box (MacOS.app :D)
Power Mac 8600/200 200Mhz 604e, YDL 3/OS 8.0
Quadra 950 33Mhz 68040, A/UX 3.1 -- LOVE this machine

I'm actually looking at consolidating my G3 and my 8600 into the G3 and combining their functions. I'm just a lot more comfortable in Linux than I am in Rhapsodified OS X. Plus OS X Server 1.0 has been a bit of a dog lately, so I'm not fully trusting of it yet.

Others:
Mac SE/30 -- free, abandoned -- 7.5.5 & Photoshop 1 :D
Performa 575 (My first computer at home!), 8.1
Performa 6400/180 (...), 8.1
PowerBook 100, System 7.0.1
IBM ThinkPad 380ED running Rhapsody ;)

Accessories:
Apple MultiScan 720 17" Display -- $5 Dollars!
Apple MultiScan 14 14" Display -- Freebie
Apple Performa Plus 14" Display -- Freebie
iPod 5G 30Gb
Various keyboards and mice
 

LimeiBook86

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macEfan said:
nice list there limeibook86!

you got some nice machines! lol $11,000 for a IICX.. *falls on the floor*
Haha yeah, that was with the state-of-the-art Apple 13" RGB Monitor and a ImageWriter II (COLOR!!) back in 1989. :D
 

RacerX

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Aug 2, 2004
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My collection is always in a state of flux. What I can remember off hand...

Apple:
Macintosh IIcx -storage-
Macintosh IIci -storage- (upgraded to 68040 at 25 MHz)
Macintosh IIsi, System 7.1
Macintosh IIvx -storage-
Macintosh LC II -storage-
Macintosh Quadra 700, A/UX 3.0.1
Macintosh Quadra 950, Mac OS 8.1 (upgraded to PowerPC 601 at 66 MHz)
Power Macintosh 7100AV/66 -storage- (upgraded to G3 at 266 MHz)
Power Macintosh 8100AV/80, Mac OS 8.6 (upgraded to G3 at 500 MHz)
Power Macintosh 7500/100 -storage- (upgraded to PowerPC 604e at 210 MHz)
Power Macintosh 8500/132 -storage-
Power Macintosh 8600/300, Mac OS 8.6 (upgraded to G3 at 450 MHz)
Power Macintosh 8600/300, Rhapsody 5.6
Power Macintosh G3/233 Mini Tower -storage-
Power Macintosh G3/266 Mini Tower, Mac OS X v10.3.9 (upgraded to G4 at 533 MHz)
iMac G3/350, Mac OS X v10.2.8
iMac DV G3/400 -storgae-
PowerBook Duo 280 -storgae-
PowerBook Duo 2300c/100, Mac OS 8.6
PowerBook 3400c/200, Mac OS 8.6
PowerBook G3/266 (Wallstreet), Mac OS X v10.2.8 (upgraded to G4 at 500 MHz)
PowerBook G3/400 (Lombard), Rhapsody 5.6
PowerBook G3/400 (Pismo), Mac OS X v10.3.9
iBook G3/500 (Dual USB), Mac OS X v10.3.9​
Others:
PowerComputing PowerTower Pro 225, Rhapsody 5.5
IBM ThinkPad 760ED, Rhapsody 5.1 and OPENSTEP 4.2​
Systems in bold are ones that I use regularly. I most likely won't have the iBook G3/500 or the Lombard for very long, but they are here now. :D
 

Anonymous Freak

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Dec 12, 2002
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iBook today!

Well, my full collection is documented in other threads that I'm too lazy to look up at the moment, but I did get one score today.

A friend finally was willing to get rid of his original iBook (Tangerine, baby!) so he donated it to my collection. Along with it, he threw in his original graphite AirPort Base Station. Both with all original disks, manuals, and packaging. This one had long been replaced, but he hung on to it for sentimental value (it was his first bought-new Mac.) He just got a black MacBook, though, to replace both of his minis (G4 and Core Duo) and his iBook G3, so he decided to rid himself of all of his older equipment, including this one. I might buy his Intel mini, but I doubt it. I'll probably just wait and get an iMac or Mac Pro early next year.

It's amazing, I was actually renting a room in his basement when he bought them, and I went out and got a Lucent WaveLAN Gold card for my Sony notebook so I could connect wirelessly. That Lucent card is now (after some minor hacking,) in my 600 MHz iMac G3 where it should have an AirPort card. Amazing how things come full circle... (Hrm... Do the graphite base stations support WDS? If so, I could add it to my network...)

This is the first iBook in my collection, so it's pretty nice. He even ran the restore discs before bringing it over, so when I turned it on, I got to watch the intro video just like when it was new. I'm not sure if I'll leave OS 9 on it, or if I'll stick 10.3 on there. (It has 160 MB of RAM, plus an AirPort card. Still has its stock 3.2 GB hard drive, though.) I think I might leave OS 9 on it, and have it be my (2 year old) daughter's play computer with some basic kid software (that won't run on my MacBook Pro.)
 

im_to_hyper

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Wow, that is pretty impressive... and pretty nice of that friend of yours.

Of course, I was just given a new addition to my collection as well. :mad: Beige G3 mini-tower case with OS 9... Hardly any RAM, 4GB HD. Its an interesting machine and they even brought along an external CD burner for me to use with it. I am not sure if I would use the machine, or what I would even use it for yet.

So... I will probably be offering up yet another system here on MR very shortly!!

ehurtley said:
Well, my full collection is documented in other threads that I'm too lazy to look up at the moment, but I did get one score today.
 

steveca

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Mar 9, 2005
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Malta
Here is my young collection:

Mac 512K boxed (has original receipt)
iMac G3 350Mhz Slot Loading (Blueberry)
iMac G5 1.8Ghz 17” Super Drive

iBook G3 700Mhz 12.1” 1.2GB RAM (My first mac bought new)
Powerbook G4 Ti 500Mhz
Powerbook G3 Series 300Mhz 14.1”
Powerbook G3 Lombard 14.1” Coming soon…
Powerbook 170
Powerbook 520 boxed
Powerbook 5300ce
Powerbook XXXX :cool:

iPod Shuffle
iPod 3G 15GB
iPod Photo 20GB Coming soon…
iPod 4G 40GB Coming soon…

Apple Imagewriter II boxed
Apple Newton OMP
Apple Newton 120 with Connection Kit version 1 boxed

Entire iCreate magazine collection to date
First MacWorld magazine, think different book, watch, etc…
 

SkyBell

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Sep 7, 2006
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Texas, unfortunately.
Well, I've only been collecting for 2 years, and at $5 a week allowence, I dont have much to spend on Vintage Macs, In fact, I have more windows PC's because Its what I've always used, and didnt get into Macs until, well, 2 years ago. anyway, heres what Ive got:

Macintosh Classic
iMac G3 233 MHz Rev.A

and as far as Classic Apple's go, Ive got this:

Apple IIc

Looks like ive got a long way to go:(
 

macg4

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Nov 17, 2003
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Des Moines,Iowa
Cassie said:
Well, I've only been collecting for 2 years, and at $5 a week allowence, I dont have much to spend on Vintage Macs, In fact, I have more windows PC's because Its what I've always used, and didnt get into Macs until, well, 2 years ago. anyway, heres what Ive got:

Macintosh Classic
iMac G3 233 MHz Rev.A

and as far as Classic Apple's go, Ive got this:

Apple IIc

Looks like ive got a long way to go:(
hey man its a start...i started collecting when i was 14!
 

SkyBell

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Sep 7, 2006
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Texas, unfortunately.
macg4 said:
hey man its a start...i started collecting when i was 14!

Well, I'm 13, been seriously collecting computers since I was 11.

Now, If you want to hear my WINDOWS box collection, thats another story.:D

Altogether, I personlly own 14 computers, 11 of them being Windows Box's.

Funny thing is, Macs aren't the highest order anymore. I've used Windows so long mostly because my family uses it, but recently, because Macs are considerd uncool by the gaming community. It's true that Macs can run almost anything a PC can. But there are a few programs that are made for windows only... and thats why we have Bootcamp:D

I'm getting a Mac Mini when I can cough up the money, so it won't be too long before I can finally use a Mac as my main computer instead of just playing around with them.
 

disconap

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Oct 29, 2005
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Portland, OR
From most use to dusted twice a year:

Powermac G4
Ibook G4
Powermac G3 b/w
Ibook G3 (currently being modded)
Imac G3 third gen
Imac G3 Rev C
Powerbook 145
Macintosh 512k
Apple //c
Monitors: 3 17" crt, 1 23" crt, 1 17" LCD, 9" green and black //c monitor

On the way:
Imac Rev B
Clamshell ibook
 

840quadra

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im_to_hyper said:
Wow, that is pretty impressive... and pretty nice of that friend of yours.

Of course, I was just given a new addition to my collection as well. :mad: Beige G3 mini-tower case with OS 9... Hardly any RAM, 4GB HD. Its an interesting machine and they even brought along an external CD burner for me to use with it. I am not sure if I would use the machine, or what I would even use it for yet.

So... I will probably be offering up yet another system here on MR very shortly!!
If you end up parting with it, I may have to take a trip up from the Twin Cities to pay you a visit ;)




The ones in bold are in use (copied RacerX's idea :) )

Systems
Powermac G5 Dual 2.0 (10.4.7, 10.3.9)
Powermac G4 Quicksilver (Case) Digital audio (logic board and processor) (10.4.7)
Powermac G3 (G4 500Mhz upgrade card) (10.4.7, 10.3.9, 9.22, 8.5.1)
iBook G4 1.2 Ghz (10.4.7)
Powermac 8500/120 (G3 400Mhz upgrade card) (OS 9.1)

Powermac 6500/275 (OS 8.6)
Performa 6230cd (System 7.5.5)
performa 6220cd (OS 8.1)
Quadra 840av (OS 8.1)
LC 575 (OS 8.1)
LC (System 7.?)
SE (System 7.1)
Plus (older 128k style case) (No OS disks for this sadly :( )

Displays
17" Apple Audiovision
12" LC monitor

iPods[/b]
2gb 2nd generation nano
30gb 5th generation (REV-A)
15gb 3rd generation

All ipods are in use, but I got sick of bold :) .
 

5300cs

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japan
As of 9.21.06:

# G5 PowerMac 1.6Ghz
# G3 PowerMac 400Mhz (overclocked)

PowerBooks:
# 17" PowerBook
# Titanium PowerBook
# 12" PowerBook
# PowerBook G3 “Pismo”
# PowerBook G3 “Kanga”
# PowerBook 2400c
# PowerBook 5300cs
# PowerBook 540c
# PowerBook 150
# PowerBook 100 (dead :mad: )

iBooks:
# iBook G3 800Mhz
# iBook G3 500Mhz
# iBook Blueberry (almost dead - wife uses it)
# iBook Tangerine

Newtons:
# Original Newton Messagepad
# Messagepad 130
# Messagepad 2100
# eMate

Classics:
# 20th Anniversary Macintosh
# Performa 5270 (rescued from ditch - Japan model only)

Clones:
# Outbound Notebook 2000

Most of these machines I'll eventually be getting rid of, since I can't take them back with me to the US. I'll probably keep only one or two. PDAs I'll keep since they don't take up much luggage space. The TAM will most definitely be coming with me.

Edit: Also a 1Ghz Rev A xServe ... in the process of selling it