Practical question on valuation of old systems

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Fri Nov 17 01:41:39 CST 2006

> can anyone foresee old puters going on the block at
> posh auction houses like Christie's or Southebie's?

Maybe for a few isolated examples, but for the most part - no. It is
likely that interest in old computers will never reach the point where
any auction houses will take the stuff. It is not a bad thing - there
are plenty of other much larger and more mature collecting fields that
have not hit that point either, and probably never will. The bread and
butter of the antique auction world consists of furniture, art,
glassware/silverware, rugs, and jewelry. The critical mass of
collectors exists in these fields, but scarcely anywhere else.


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