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Treasure trove of 45 years of Apple products to be auctioned next month

The collection belonged to late historian Hanspeter Luzi

Vintage computer enthusiasts rejoice, as a treasure trove of over 500 Apple computers, devices, and accessories will be going up for auction next month. Coined “The Apples,” the auction is being run by Julien Auctions, and is made up of items from the collection of the late Hanspeter Luzi, a historian and technology enthusiast who at one point volunteered at schools as an IT manager, where he accrued some of the vintage items.

Apple II with accessories

The items up for auction span over 45 years of advancements in personal computing, including a complete Apple II that comes with monitor, gaming joysticks, two disk drives, manual, and a printer. The crown jewel of the auction, however, is a 1983 Apple Lisa, which is estimated to sell at between $10,000 and $20,000, though in the past, Lisas have sold for much more. For a closer look at the historic, innovative, and unsuccessful Apple Lisa, take a look at this deep dive into the computer by Ars Technica.

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More specific items are available at lower price points, such as various motherboards from different Apple computers, as well as one from a Lisa. Other items include an original Macintosh computer, an Apple III, a 1989 Macintosh Portable, and a 2001 iMac.

The auction will be open in person in Beverly Hills, California, as well as online, and will run from March 27 to March 30.

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