Massive Mac collection goes up for auction


Hanspeter Luzi Vintage Apple Archive
These are just a few of the hundreds of classic Macintoshes going up for auction.
Photo: Julien’s Auctions

The Hanspeter Luzi Vintage Apple Archive with over 500 computers and other Apple items will go up for auction at the end of this month. There’s an Apple Lisa and other classic Macintosh models collected over 25 years.

That means two separate auctions of Apple products will be happening in close succession.

Own a piece of Apple history

Starting with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak making computers in a garage in 1976, Apple has grown to become a tech giant.

Hanspeter Luzi was an early user of Apple computers. He taught children with special needs, and volunteered as the IT manager for several schools. When new computers were installed he purchased some of the old ones, gradually building an impressive collection of Apple computers.

Luzi passed away in 2015 and his family is putting his collection up for sale through Julien’s Auctions. It consists of over 500 Apple devices produced from 1977 to 2008.

The standout item is an Apple Lisa I, the company’s first computer to come with a graphical user interface and mouse. It launched in 1983, predating the Macintosh. The reason we use Macs today and not Lisas is the first model cost $10,000, which is about $30,000 in today’s money. The Apple Lisa I going up for auction in March is expected to sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.

Each of the items that make up the rest of Luzi’s collection are likely go for under $1,000. That includes a 1989 Macintosh Portable, a 1997 Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, a 1991 PowerBook 100 and other similar computers.

Rival Apple auction already going on

Anyone looking to add a classic Macintosh to their collection can look over what RR Auction has available. There’s a fully functional Apple-1, an Apple Lisa 1, some technical notes handwritten by Steve Jobs, an original iPhone still sealed in the plastic and much more.

This rival auction is going on now and will conclude on March 16. Once it is over, collectors can switch their focus to the sale of the Hanspeter Luzi Vintage Apple Archive.

Source: Julien’s Auctions


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