Sunday, May 26, 2013

Functioning Apple 1 computer of Bygone Days sells for $668,000

Collectors can go to any extent in adding rare and historical artifacts, coins, match boxes, stamps, record jackets, labels - and even vintage machines like first gen computers of bygone days.

And here comes Apple 1 - one of Apple's first computers marketed in 1976 and completely functional - that an auctioneer in Berlin says has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000), reports CTV News.

German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.

Breker claims it is one of only six known remaining functioning models in the world. Breker already sold one last year for 492,000 euros.

Do you have something lying in your collection which you would like to put on sale and be a half millionaire just by the last stroke of the hammer in an auction house?

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