Here is the link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220246191431 it JUST CAME ON... I got exited and... Wished I had the money... Of course I am happy with my replica.
This is a beautiful Obtronics Apple-1 reproduction, not the real thing as the seller suggests. The pictures tell it all...
There is no copyright under the " Apple Computer 1" on the main board.
The prom chips have "PROM A" and "PROM B" instead of the Apple copyright notice both on the main board and the cassette board.
The expansion bus on the main board is not gold plated.
The "Homebrew 2005" sign underneath the main board has been removed.
But still a beautiful reproduction, I hope the seller corrects the claim that it is an original.
The seller (who, incidentally, has posted here in the past) has updated the auction to indicate it may not be a genuine Apple 1.
The auction has been stopped by the seller. So many people were telling him it wasn't an original, he finally pulled it.
So, everyone here who would know will affirm that it is a fake? It's not possible that it was a prototype, or a first generation that lacked the details that have been pointed out?
I wonder how much he paid for it. How much is it worth as a fake?
Hmm, what's the listing fee at eBay for $19,999? That's not refundable, right?
At least, he was up front about it all. I wonder if he had sold it to someone who was not the wiser, and then if that buyer, if he later became aware of it being a fake, could turn around and sue for fraud and win? Who could be proven culpable? The eBay seller who would then turn and sue the estate seller? Since the estate seller and the eBay seller are most likely not competent Apple computer appraisers, would they be able to avoid refunding the buyer? Or would it simply be a case of buyer beware all the way down the line?