Any Apple-1 auction draws a lot of attention. It is the historic value everyone is aware of and of course the high auction results.
The auction result is often a surprise. Even more or less equal (in terms of condition and accessories) Apple-1 sometimes achieve very different results on the same year. As it is at any auction, it is a matter of luck and the people attending it. Sometimes a dog fight between two bidders pushes the price a lot. Anyway, a collector’s item is worth as much as someone is willing to pay.
For better understanding everything is converted to US$. Price should be hammer price including buyers premium but excluding possible taxes or import taxes.
More than a Million US$: In 2016 the buyer of so called Celebration Apple-1 stated in interviews that he would have payed 1.2 Million (some sources say 1.6 Million US$) if necessary.
Just a few examples:
|2000||VCF||#37 in the Registry - Nexon||14,000 US$|
|Sept. 2009||eBay buy it now||#59 in the Registry - Postman||17,480 US$|
|Nov. 2009||eBay||#41 in the Registry - Frank Anderson||50,000 US$||Link|
|Jan. 2010||eBay||#21 in the Registry - Huston #1||42,766 US$||Link|
|Aug. 2010||O’Gallerie Portland, OR US||#08 in the Registry - Framed #1 of 4||?||Link|
|Sept. 2010||eBay||#37 in the Registry - Nexon||22,766 US$|
|Nov. 2010||Christie’s||#41 in the Registry - Frank Anderson
|June 2012||eBay||Huston Brothers Apple-1 # unknown||75,600 US$|
|June 2012||Sotheby’s||#37 in the Registry - Nexon||374,500 US$||Link|
|Nov. 2012||Breker Germany||#40 in the Registry - Framed #2 of 4||627,000 US$||Link|
|May 2013||Breker Germany||#37 in the Registry - Nexon||671,400 US$||Link|
|July 2013||Christie’s||#18 in the Registry - Byte Shop 1-25||387,750 US$||Link|
|Nov. 2013||Breker Germany||#17 in the Registry - Framed #4 of 4||340,000 US$||Link|
|Oct. 2014||Bonhams NYC||#19 in the Registry - John Anderson
(buyer was the Henry Ford museum)
|Dec. 2014||Christie’s||#30 in the Registry - Ricketts||365,000 US$||Link|
|Apr. 2015||eBay||#31 in the Registry - Copson||236,100 US$||Link|
|Sept. 2015||Bonhams NYC||#72 in the Registry - Romkey||365,000 US$||Link|
|Oct. 2015||Christie's||#34 in the Registry - Torzewski||Link|
|Nov. 2015||Breker||#46 in the Registry - CHM #2||?|
|Aug. 2016||Charitybuzz||#75 in the Registry - Celebration
(new owner would have bidden well over 1 Million US$)
|May 2016||Breker Germany||#14 in the Registry - Dryden||130,000 US$||Link|
|June 2016||eBay||#76 in the Registry - eBay 2016
(low price due to condition of the auction)
|June 2017||Christie’s NYC||#73 in the Registry - VanGilluwe||355,500 US$||Link|
|Sept. 2017||Charitybuzz||#58 in the Registry - Schoolsky||401,000 US$||Link|
|Dec. 2017||Bonhams NYC||#74 in the Registry - Steve Fish||372,000 US$||Link|
Please report any Apple-1 auction or sale! Auction houses may report any auction of Apple-1 or Apple-1 related artifacts as well.
According to his own information published in March 2018, David Larsen's "Duston 1" Apple-1 will be at auction at CharityBuzz.
Apple-1 computers and accessories occasionally change hands at auctions. If you would like to sell your Apple-1, we can give you a list of auction houses that have already offered the computer. Only original Apple-1 and original accessories, manuals, advertisements and related items may be offered.
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An absolutely confidential list will be hold at The Apple-1 Registry. Sellers and buyers can contact the Apple-1 Registry. Sellers can describe everything and send it by e-mail to the Apple-1 Registry. As soon as a prospective buyer contacts The Apple-1 Registry, the seller gets the contact information. Everything else is up to the seller. The buyer will never get any information about the seller from The Apple-1 Registry.
Official and public offer
After sending information to The Apple-1 Registry by e-mail we can publish your offer on this website. You can still be anonymous. Any e-mail of potential buyer will be forwarded.
A wonderful Apple-1 computer including a huge range of documents is actually for sale! The owner is just thinking about selling it. There is no rush at all.
Just a few infos about this Apple-1: perfect condition, case, keyboard, many manuals, printer, cassettes and more. Its provenance is the best.
Any potential buyer can contact me. I will forward serious e-mails to the seller who wishes to be anonymous at this time - the owner is known to Achim Baqué.
Information needed from seller
E-Mail address (confidential) and what you have to offer and some pictures. Optional: You can write about the asking price.
Information needed from buyer
Price range, contact details including full name, e-mail address, phone number and a proof that this is a serious request.
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Any e-mail that seems to be fake will be ignored.