Antique Macs and Antique Week

With the recent sale of an Apple 1 computer at a Christie’s auction for $213,600 (after taxes), and the (former) Mac Museum of Franklin Park NJ selling on eBay for $10,000, there’s been some interest from the antiques marketplace in ancient Apples. Are old Macs becoming valuable investments yet?

antiqueweekAntique Week contacted me last month while researching this question. Short answer: not yet. Few models are currently worth more than about $500, with rare items excepted. Prices are rising slowly over time.

I do think they will be valuable investments some day. For right now, enjoy them for their historic and personal value. See Kathy McKimmie’s Collectors Looking for Early Apples for the full scoop.


One response to “Antique Macs and Antique Week”

  1. Adam Rosen says:

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    Anonymous said…
    I have a bunch of old mac software. Where/Who can I go to to sell it ??
    July 21, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Adam Rosen said…
    eBay is probably your best bet. Check existing listings, prices vary widely.
    July 22, 2011 at 7:54 AM

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