New Apple 1 auction from Christie's

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Hi there, new Apple-1 auction from Christie's:

Joe Torzewski Apple 1 serial number 01-0057

https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/seven-centuries-of-science/an-apple-1-personal-computer-apple-inc-18/20976

New big pictures of this, memory upgraded board

not all components comes original most are replaced with others

Most TTL IC comes from National LS type instead Fairchild correct IC and date code,

Texas IC 74LS27 instead Fairchild IC, not original Signetics 2513N

Not national LM323K gold plate case (Fairchild 78H05 inside)

Kind regards

Giuliano

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Re: New Apple 1 auction from Christie's

Very cool, Joe Torzewski's Apple-1. All the mods are documented on his website and very historical since he was trying to keep the Apple-1 alive when the Apple II was taking off. This is a case where I wouldn't clean or change a thing or even try to operate it. It belongs in a museum or in displayed Apple collection as is.

I'm just glad to see these nice hi-res pictures of the board.

Cheers,
Corey

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Re: New Apple 1 auction from Christie's

This would probably be the most famous Apple 1 of all.

Joe was the founder of Apple I Owners Club and he took over the support role for the Apple 1 from Woz.
Joe also refused an offer from Steve Jobs to trade in this Apple I for an Apple II. A good move on his part.

Why is this Apple I being sold ? Did Joe pass away ?

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Re: New Apple 1 auction from Christie's

I don't think this one stands a chance of making the top 5 most interesting Apple 1's list and top 10 is problematic. Ignoring the one at the Smithsonian, Woz's, Liza Loop's and this one: http://www.willegal.net/blog/?p=7159, there are quite a number more that have been in the hands of well known Apple employees, business associates, authors and technology inovators.

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Mike Willegal

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Re: New Apple 1 auction from Christie's

There are some vintage photos of Joe's Apple I, along with an interview of him, in chapter 1 of Apple I Replica Creation:

http://www.applefritter.com/replica/chapter1

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