Apple-1 market

Known auctions of Apple-1 computer

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:

Apple-1 auctions *1 since 2000 (only successful auctions!)
Date Auction Note Price Link
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
(142,819.85 Pound)
228,393 US Link
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)
905,000 US$ Link
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$)
815,000 US$ Link
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)
60,300 US$ Link
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
Any form of reprint or reproduction (including excerpts) only with written permission of the Apple-1 Registry.

*1 Note: It is almost not possible to compare! You can't conclude from any auction result if the value is going up. You may see an overall trend.
You always have to consider
- the different auctions and auction locations,
- the very different condition of any Apple-1 and
- what else is included in the auction, like manuals, letters etc.
And last but not least, the bit of luck or misfortune plays an important role.


Upcoming auctions

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.


Marketplace

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.

Unofficial and confidential
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.


Actual offer!

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.

Remember: I will forward any serious mail but it is up to the owner if he will answer of not.


Before you contact me

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.

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Any form of reprint or reproduction (including excerpts) only with written permission of the Apple-1 Registry.