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Philippe Poppe, passionate Apple computer collector.
This collection demonstrates how “history” on itselves changes and accelerates. While “antiques” are supposed to be over 100 years old, “collectable” items can now reach tremendous value in a very short span of time. The first computer ever made by apple is not yet half a century old but reaches prices at auction of over half a million euro. Several of the computers here shown, only a few decades old, are traded in multiples of tens of thousands of dollars.
To be an “antique” – and 100 years old – is indeed not enough to make an object valuable. Many thousands of objects that are even ancient, trade for almost nothing. What is important for collectables is their past role in the history of humanity. And only a few other objects in the recent history of humanity have been so important as the products made by Apple in the short time of it’s existence.
We hope that this is clearly demonstrated by our Important Items section. It was fun collecting these Apple’s, it was fun making this homepage and I wish it is fun for you to visit. By the way, thanks for the visit and please come again and forward the URL to friends and relatives.
The first two family computers were a Macintosh Classic and a Macintosh IIsi. Those 2 computers started a computer revolution in the family that developed my passion for Apple. In 1995, I started collecting Apple products. It began with an Apple IIe that I received as a gift, and within a few months I added many more computers. Now, it grew into a collection with over 650 computers and related items It took over 17 years to build this unique collection.
Most of the computers have been bought on computer tradeshows in Belgium and in The Netherlands. Using eBay, I managed to get many rare and much sought after computers from America and Japan. In 2003 and in 2012, I bought computer collections that have been integrated into this collection.
Over a period of 35 years, Apple created many different products. Besides computers, they produced displays, printers, hard disks, phones and many other items. The aim of this collection was to get a reference item of each major product line released in the history of Apple, Inc. Since 1976, Apple released about 900 different products. I’ve identified about 300 unique product lines, 200 of which are in this collection. “Upgrades” of those unique product lines are not considered unique products and are therefore not covered in the collection.
There are more than 4000 Apple collectors on the planet. About 800 of those collectors have placed online an inventory of their collection. The data of those collections have been used here to document and illustrate the rarity. Special items are highlighted.