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'Rick Conte' Apple-1 - number 10 in the Registry

Version

1st batch

Handwritten number, stamp, label

01-0053,

Location

USA
Museum's name and location will be published later

Verification

Existence verified. Known to registry caretaker or expert. In a museum. Auction. According to pictures.

Last update

Jun 14, 2019

Website(s)

Twitter
Information about Rick Conte Article
Christie's auction 2019


Description

Mounted nicely in briefcase. Including keyboard and power supply.


History

Rick Conte was a computer hobbyist.
There is some chance that Rick Conte obtained this machine from Stan Veit and it is the one Stan displayed at the ACM show in 1976. However, confirming this will be difficult. Rick Conte bought it from an advertisement, that was in the back of a computer magazine and it came assembled in the briefcase. He think, he bought it for US$ 995. He offered it in 2008 for US$ 15,000.
It was in December 2009 donated by Rick Conte to a non-profit organization (Maine Personal Computer Museum) and in July 2010 purchased for a private collection. In September 2014 it changed again hands.
Apple Registry caretaker Achim Baqué visited the owner between 2017 and 2019 several times, talked about possibilities to sell it and confirmed, it is a beautiful original Apple-1.
Sold at Christie's auction on May 23, 2019 for GBP 371,250 (about US$ 470,000). The new owner is known to the Apple-1 Registry.


Auctioned

May 2019


Components

White ceramic MOS MCS 6502 CPU, plastic AMI S6820 PIA, 8 KB plastic DRAM. Blue capacitors.


Equipment

Built in briefcase. Original Apple Cassette Interface. Datanetics Rev B keyboard 02-1661-01 dated May 26, 1976, Sanyo monitor, cassette recorder, SwTPC PR-40 printer, white operation manual, preliminary basic user manual, tan operation manual, advertisment sheet, price list, some magazines with Apple-1 articles and ads.Postcard from Apple-1 Owners Club founder Joe Torzewski, letter from Mike Markkula from 1977, letter from Bob Edmunds, some documents from Joe Torzewski.


State

Very good. The original Apple Cassette Interface was cutted at the top and bottom to fit into the briefcase.


Change log (since March 20, 2018)

Nov 14, 2018: 5 picture(s) added
Apr 12, 2019: Description of picture(s)/video(s)
Apr 12, 2019: 3 picture(s) deleted
May 01, 2019: History
May 16, 2019: Verification status
May 17, 2019: Website(s). History
May 17, 2019: Description
May 23, 2019: History
May 23, 2019: Last verification
May 26, 2019: History
May 26, 2019: Auctions added
May 26, 2019: Location
May 27, 2019: Verification info added
May 27, 2019: Verification status
May 28, 2019: Geo location added
May 28, 2019: Geo description added




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