Practical question on valuation of old systems
jrkeys at concentric.net
Thu Nov 16 19:05:36 CST 2006
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From: "Chris M" <chrism3667 at yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: Practical question on valuation of old systems
> can anyone foresee old puters going on the block at
> posh auction houses like Christie's or Southebie's? It
> happened with comic books maybe 15 years ago. There
> are a few dozen of those that are worth mega bucks
> though. With puters, I'd have to say (at least at this
> present time), it's merely a handful. I personally
> don't think puters by themselves will ever gain that
> sort of recognition, but perhaps a category, like old
> elec- tronic gear, could one day possibly.
CHRISTIE'S just had the "The Origins of Cyberspace" auction back on 23
February 2005. It had over 60 years of stuff that had been collected by one
person. The catalog had 250+ pages in it and is a geat read. The business
plan for CDC sold for over $47,000 and a tin tape holder from UNIVAC went
for $2300+. Check out thier website or get one of the catalogs on ebay.
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