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Auction house to sell Mac Plus owned by Gene Roddenberry

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Thu September 17, 2009

Part of celebrity memorabilia offering

A company called Profiles in History has announced plans to auction off a unique model of the Macintosh Plus, originally built in 1986. The unit was given by Apple to Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is also the first official production model of the computer, stamped with the serial number F4200NUM0001.

The system will go on sale October 9th as part of an auction of various Hollywood artifacts. Its estimated value is between $800 and $1,200, and it includes a letter of provenance from Roddenberry's son, Rod. Specifications include a nine-inch screen, 1MB of RAM and a 3.5-inch floppy drive. The computer also comes with a keyboard, mouse, external floppy drive and padded carrying case.




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  1. manleycreative

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    But yeah...

    How do we KNOW it was owned by Gene?

  1. manleycreative

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Lacking proof

    That letter isn't enough.

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    It's a unique model...

    ...in that you give it verbal commands by speaking into the mouse.

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    The very FIRST mac plus

    And it's only worth $800. Go figure. Wonder how much the very FIRST mac would have sold for.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    only?

    The very FIRST mac plus...
    And it's only worth $800. Go figure. Wonder how much the very FIRST mac would have sold for.


    The only reason it could be considered 'worth' that much is because of who owned it. There was nothing special about the Mac Plus that would warrant any kind of extra value. The first Mac, sure. The first Apple I, you bet (didn't one go for $60,000?). But the Mac Plus? Nah.

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