On the Walls and Shelves:


Original Apple PowerMac G4 Cube Banner hung at release of G4 Cube at Apple Store Palo Alto. Flawless.


First Apple Computer poster circa 1980. Some small defects but a very rare artifact.


Volume 1 edition 1-3 Apple Personal Computer magazine. Not many of these were printed and they are all nearly flawless.


Apple Moose Head shirt. The internal, unofficial name given to the 1989 Macintosh Portable M5120. Shirts were given members of the design team during a release party for the Macintosh Portable prior to it's public release. 


Apple Earthquake Survival guide shirt and pamphlet. This internal Apple document and shirt was given to Apple employees after the 1989 quake in case an event were to happen like that again. There is pamphlet from the Red Cross and Apple discussing what to do during an earthquake, where to meet in the event of another one, and how to protect one's self from injury.


NeXTBus Development Kit with semi-populated PCB with unknown configuration on the board itself. Hand built and untested. NeXT P/N: 437.00AB


1998 Apple Thinking Different Campaign booklet. This book contains all of Apple's famous Think Different photographs as well as poems accompanying the previous page for each picture. Extremely rare, and much simpler than trying to find space for all Apple's Think Different full size posters.


1985 Apple Confidential Dealers price list. 15 Aug 1985. One of the earliest examples of a price guide and an artifact of the Jackling Estate.


NeXT original poster circa 1988. This, now-classic image by Paul Rand for NeXT computers was the most expensive branding logo in branding history, at the time. Steve Jobs paid more than $100,000 for Paul Rand to brand NeXT Computers back in when this emerged after Steve departed Apple. 


1993 Apple putter given to individuals who attended a special corporate even in Cupertino during the early 90's. A former employee sold it to me and said they were the only one out for 20 individuals at the tournament. Of those 20 employees she was the only one who did not use the putter but rather took it to their car for safe keeping. 


Apple Mathematica poster circa 1998.


Apple original THINK poster most famous for being behind Steve Job's on the post of him sitting on his desk. Branded off the original IBM THINK campaign Apple added its colors as a play/to poke fun at IBM.


1 share Pixar stock with Steve Jobs lithograph signature.


Vintage Apple cooler/radio working. The Radio/Cooler I have a couple of (so not interested in more at this time), but thought you might be interested in more details. It was an Apple Employee Christmas gift back in the late 1980's (pretty sure 1987). It came in a while thick paperboard box with a gold elastic bow. The box was the same size at the top/bottom of the radio/cooler which was vertically compressed inside. It was originally paired with a pair of headphones which had orange foam for the ear covering portion. 


Apple Pippin working in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Apple Newton charging pad sealed in box, serial numbers matching.


Apple Newton 100 in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Apple Developers/proto Newton 110 in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Apple 1st Generation iPod, 5GB, in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Apple 3rd Generation iPod, 30GB, in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Macintosh Portable external battery charger in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Apple QuickTake 150 in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Apple PowerCD in box, working, serial numbers matching.


Proto Apple PowerCD, DVT stickers, different color than production piece with DVT dock.


Apple Bluetooth keyboard working, proto. This keyboard is a fully working proto with instructions

for use on the bottom. The developers were supposed to check this unit in and out everyday on

a sign out sheet. Somewhere along the way that did not happen and this keyboard made it out into the world. It's a fine example of an early development testing unit of the Apple Bluetooth keyboard sold at Apple stores from 2002-2007.


Vintage Apple colored pencil set with matching Apple logo wooden box. I picked these up because I'd never seen them before. The box is done in the traditional Apple wood of choice being maple. The wooden box also has a built in pencil sharpener should one need to resharpen a pencil. The set came in it's original plastic, which I have for safe keeping, but has never been used.


iWoofer iPod dock with Apple asset tag. 


Unreleased Mac mini G4 with iPod nano dock connector built in to the top. This unit would have been rolled out with the first iPod nano but the iPod project was too behind schedule so they dropped the built in dock. Apple naturally couldn’t release the product without exposing their new line of iPod being the iPod nano so the mini’s dock was scrapped. Only known version of this product in the world.

ThePreserve

MacintoshTV in box, working, serial numbers matching. All original literature and CD-caddy/install CD's are present. Correct black, matching, Apple keyboard and mouse with internal boxes and factory plastic/foam to protect the MacTV. 


Twentieth Anniversary Mac (TAM) working, full proto, off the original TAM mold (destroyed before “stock” molds were even created. Glossy display with standard 6400 board (not special TAM board w/scsi connector on board), black speaker covers, custom CD drive, special one of a kind paint (interior another bronze paint). The first working TAM produced and only one known to exist. Full proto keyboard/Bose unit with DVT serial markings. 128MB RAM, Bose buzz permanent fix, with proto keyboard, PCBA riser to Twisted-Sister ethernet card, and USB with FATBACK. FATBACK is one of a kind with special paint and vented. 


In the Display (in order left to right, back to front):


iPod Classic proto, 1st Gen., Apple development sticker, working, used for post release Apple software testing.


iPod Classic proto, 1/2 Gen combo., EVT N97 engraved on back, working, matte finish front, flat center click button.


iPod Classic proto, 3rd Gen., working, smooth back with no markings besides Apple logo.


iPod Classic proto, 4th Gen., DVTS engraved, working, DVT w/sticker.


iPod Classic proto, 5th Gen. (both silver), DVT D1 and DVT D2 engraved, working, DVT w/stickers.


iPod Classic proto, 6th Gen., DVT engraved, working, DVT w/sticker.


iPod Touch proto, 2nd Gen., Pre-EVTa engraved, FCC XXXXX, Model XXXX, Serial XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


iPod Nano proto, ​3rd Gen., DVT unit, working, used to test final form/factor of iPod nano w/ DVT markings and internal testing software.


















The proto Preserve



On top the of display:


2x Official Apple Retail flip list. Typical on at the mini stores to show the various configurations, pricing, and specs of the model on display. 


1980’s Apple Picasso dealers sign. These were limited to ~750 units and were given to authorized Apple retailers during the 80’s. This piece is nearly flawless with no chipped corners for scratches. 


2x Apple 10 Year Anniversary Service Award. These award are custom made by and for Apple. They were a pet project of Steve's and the leaded piece of glass alone costs $3,000. It then undergoes laser cutting, milling and a polishing process to complete the award. You must work at Apple for ten years, without a lapse in your employment to receive one of these award. In their original boxes, with shipping address to Apple corporate. 

​​iPod touch, proto pressure testing unit. This unit as well as the other on opposite side, were used to test the amount of pressure required to crack an iPod screen. A device called an Instron would apple pressure to the screen to determine the exact amount of force required to break an iPod touch screen.

iPad mini (black) 1st gen., working, proto running switchboard​.


iPhone 3G proto, with thermocouple wires to resistors to check temperature of all components during EVT testing w/ Developer stickers and "Not for Sale" sticker, running SwitchBoard.

iPhone 3G proto, with asset tag. Model number 12XX on back which means they were unsure at the time what model number they were going to use for said device, not working.

iPhone 4 proto w/ antenna testing back. Used for engineer to pop in/out proto antennas to determine best combination of antennas for optimum reception. 

iPhone 4 proto w/"Death Star" back, working/running SwitchBoard.

iPhone 4 proto w/ XXGB back/model 12XX, working/running SwitchBoard.

iPhone 5 proto w/ laser engraved back to remove all tags, working/running SwitchBoard and boots in verbose mode.

iPhone 5 proto w/ laser engraved back to remove all tags, working/running verbose mode only.





iPod touch proto, 4th Gen., DVT1, running switchboard. ​

iPod shuffle proto, 4th Gen., with "Radar" number to track known software glitch during development testing. 

iPod touch proto, 3th Gen., "Black Chrome", only one known to exist, no markings of any kind and similar finish to the new MacPro. Possibly experimental liquid metal creation.

iPod classic proto dock, with Apple Internal stickers. 

Apple Bluetooth Headset proto(s), EVT markings and/or no markings.

​Apple in-ear headphones, proto, clear. These were given to me by the developer who worked on the project. They were shot in clear plastic, compared to the white which is the final production model. They work, and are probably one of few, if not the only working pair left outside of Apple.

Apple wired mouse proto, clear, with blue PCB board and marked prototype.

Apple iPhone 4 proto, EVT (earliest stage) PCB board with custom power supply, running switchboard and developer ports mouse, clear, with blue PCB board and marked prototype.

Apple wireless mouse proto w/ DVT sticker. 

iPhone 2g proto dock, w/ developer stickers.​

"Portable Alley"


DynaMac Mac clone circa 1987, in factory box. This Mac clone used a Mac SE board inside what appears to be a laptop. These machines were the first to utilize LCD displays and are arguably one of the best/most crisp displays created. These units are extremely rare and I’ve never seen one in the box.


Colby WalkMac proto, working, "Not for Sale", only one known to exist like it is, w/ working audio.  


Macintosh M5120 Portable (non-backlit) proto, working, "Espirit” ROM board required to run machine, extra J21 connector for bench testing, smooth textured battery cover, smooth area around model number i.e. no model number or markings, and  8MB of total RAM. Includes call original accessories, case, and manuals.


Macintosh M5120 Portable (non-backlit) working, Nike asset tag, modem card, Michael Jordan/Air Jordan price sheets and Nike internal documents, 4MB of total RAM, .

Macintosh M5120 Portable (backlit) working, with developers board, proto modem card, 8MB of total RAM, and the extremely rare factory Apple backlit upgrade kit for the non-backlit model display. Includes call original accessories, case, and manuals.

Macintosh M5126 Portable (backlit) working, proto, with developers board, proto modem card, 4MB of total RAM, PDS card with one of a kind SCSI port for CNC file dumping and extensions for communication with card. This Portable was not approved by the FCC and was not authorized for sale. The Portable has been confirmed to have one off custom soldered leads but engineers at Apple for development testing. A custom build spacer plate was built for a SCSI CF reader adapter so the Portable has 8GB of removable space. Includes call original accessories, case, extended numeric keypad, and manuals.​








Not on display:


Mac OS X Public Beta disc. This disc was given to a select few Apple developers as a preview of what would become the Mac OS X operating system. This OS was mostly based off Steve's work at NeXT during the 80's-90's and provided massive GUI and performance upgrades. The CD is nearly flawless and has been installed on a G4 Cube. It's a half breed of Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X. Most of the look of 9.2.2 with some OS X polishing touches but a very crude version of OS X.


MacWorld Magazine in perfect condition discussing Apple's new breakthrough computer the Twentieth Anniversary Mac. Vintage versions of MacWorld are fairly difficult to find but this specific edition discussing the TAM Mac is extremely rare. The TAM itself was a massive flop for Apple but the technology in the machine was well ahead of it's time. Unfortunately the TAM was discontinued after only a year and this relic is an artifact of how serious the TAM is.


MacCharlie, in factory box, for Mac 128/512k. This unit is an external attachment for allowing the Mac to run MS-DOS in 1984. The extra keyboard attachment added a numeric keypad to 128/512k. I can barely find any literature on these units so finding one in the box, is extremely rare. 


WristMac vintage Mac wristwatch that connects to vintage Macs, in factory box. 


Macintosh M5120 Portable (non-backlit) working, factory in box, with all manuals/accessories, modem, 8MB RAM PDS card, mouse, and carrying case. I’ve never seen another one in the original box.


Twentieth Anniversary Mac (TAM) in box, working, serial numbers matching with original receipt. The machine is still in the factory plastic all the seals on the inner boxes are in tact. 


450Mhz PowerMac G4 Cube in box, working, serials matching, still in factory Apple protective foam/custom Apple protective wrap. Both have been tested but are new, other than being tested. All factory components including speakers, power supplies, and accessories are in their factory Apple foam packaging never opened. These Cube are flawless and I have never seen any like it in the past 3 years of upgrading Cubes.


PowerMac G4 Cube proto working, with DVT board, red true gigabit ethernet card, jolly rancher ROM serial chip, sample graphics card, BootRom 5,1,1 (last official release is 4.1.9f), proto power supply and firm ware bug log.


PowerMac G4 Cube proto, working with DVT boards, red true gigabit ethernet card, sample graphics card, and proto power supply.


Apple eMate, working in box, serial numbers matching.


iBook G3 (Clamshell blue) working, proto with engineers sticker, DVT battery, DVT charger, and all proto components. ​​


Proto Apple wireless keyboard with prototype stickers, missing serial number, and instructions for use 


Proto Apple wired keyboard, Apple asset tag, and instructions for use.


Proto Apple Outbound Mac Clone 125 with case, manuals, floppy disks, floppy drive, charger, extra battery.


Proto SGI O2, clear shot plastic, and developer sticker.


Proto Apple Interactive TV Box, proto stickers, early revision.


Chrome PowerBook, proto, working. This “chrome” unit is a 1Ghz 17” Powerbook. Apple asset tags, red logic board, proto chips and hardware.

Transparent PB140, proto, working. Supposedly only 3 ever built as a pet project by the lead engineer who was on the project. I bought it from that engineer who created them. he built 3, 1 for his boss, 1 for the head of marketing and 1 for the engineer. He’s fairly sure the head of marketing broke it/threw it away, and the other he said is unknown. Could be the only one. I’ve seen PB170 protos but not a 140 before. Fully working unit, smooth clear plastic (expect the back port flap that is textured clear), loaded.

Apple OZ balloon 

Vintage Apple floppy disk organizer circa 1985. This particular box is dark brown with a gold Apple logo in the center. These boxes are extremely rare, and this is a very early example of one of these organizers. Apple came out with a series of these back in the 80's for different computer releases. This one not having any distinguishing characteristics means it's one of the first models of this kind of organizer.

NeXT official release poster circa 1988. Extremely rare and shows the NeXT Cube, with printer, and monitor on a massive 38x18 poster.

Apple M5662 DVI proto display. Not for sale/not approved by FCC label on back.

Twentieth Anniversary Mac (TAM) proto, working, with 64GB SSD upgrade, Sonnet 500Mhz accelerator, 128MB RAM, Bose buzz permanent fix, CD-ROM upgrade with proto keyboard, PCBA riser to Twisted-Sister ethernet card, and USB with FATBACK. proto Bose unit, keyboard, and mouse. Back ports of the TAM are not labeled, not FCC sticker, keyboard is unpainted i.e. raw black plastic as is the track pad, Bose unit proto sticker with no product number. 

Apple PowerMac G4 Cube working, partial proto. Only one known to exist. This Cube has the word proto across the back with no FCC approval and is not authorized for sale. The chip in the computer should be a 400MHz chip but it has been over clocked to 500Mhz. The Cube also has a massive CD-drive with an eject button on it for testing. The machine also has the only Cube with a built in speaker on the back,  0.75" cone on back. All board, chips, and hardware have EVT markings on them and each component is a piece that was unreleased for testing. Gigabit ethernet. The BIO and firmware are both one no one has ever seen or heard of. The only way the machine will run is on Mac OS 9.2.2.

iPod Nano proto, ​3rd Gen., DVT unit, working w/ DVT markings and internal testing software.

iPod Nano proto, ​3rd Gen., DVT unit, working, XXGB, used to test final form/factor of iPod nano.

iPod Mini proto, 2nd Gen., ​DVT engraved, Software Quality Assurance unit w/ "Not for Sale" stickers.

iPod Nano proto, 2nd Gen. (blue), EVT unit engraved, working, w/ "Not for Sale" stickers.

iPod Nano proto, 2nd Gen. (pink), DVT unit engraved, working, w/ "Not for Sale" stickers.

​iPod touch, proto pressure testing unit. This unit as well as the other on opposite side, were used to test the amount of pressure required to crack an iPod screen. A device called an Instron would apple pressure to the screen to determine the exact amount of force required to break an iPod touch screen.

iPod touch proto, pressure testing unit. This unit as well as the other on opposite side, were used to test the amount of pressure required to crack an iPod screen. A device called an Instron would apple pressure to the screen to determine the exact amount of force required to break an iPod touch screen. This is done for every lot of iPods as a QA check.


On the Desk:


Apple IIe. Owner personally by Steve Jobs. Working w/ DuoDisk and Color Apple Composite monitor.


Apple Lisa 2 proto working. This Lisa is very special. The back cover plate is smooth, missing the Apple logo, and has the letters F and B where the display control knobs are. This is different from a production Lisa has a textured back, has icons for the display control knobs, and has an Apple logo. The back bridge board is missing any identifying port marks and has the words "Pull here to remove" hand written on the back CPU rack. The ROM chips are extremely early and the Lisa itself has no Apple serial number. The PSU on the back is an extremely early production model being 331 and has no Apple markings on it besides what the manufacturer provided. The Lisa display an E87 in the upper right corner of the machine which is something unseen previously. The hard drive has very unique ROM chips and the display has an "Ultra Tuned" yoke. The keyboard, and mouse all have unique matching Apple tester numbers and the Lisa has an Apple Asset ID tag on it. This Lisa also has a instructions for development testing and the original Lisa 2 manual. 


NeXT Cube 68040 25Mhz with 64MB of RAM and a "Sample-A" developers chip on the board. The NeXT Cube and Display are both fully working and are in their original, factory shipping boxes with matching serials. The internal boxes and factory plastic/foam to protect the NeXT Cube and Display are present. All NeXT/Open Step OS MO disks and CD-ROM's are in tact and in their boxes with a working original Maxtor HD and working original MO drive, NeXT branded. The NeXT branded hex tool and NeXT branded power cables are also present. 



THE iPhone 6 proto that shocked the world. Working/running Switchboard You know the one that was on the cover of most media, got up to 100k, w/ red port dock, and missing laser engravings on back.

iPhone 2G proto w/all black back and developer stickers .Only one of it's kind, and running Acorn OS which the world's ever seen.iPhone 2G proto w/all black back and developer stickers. Working/running Switchboard.

iPhone 2G proto w/ developer stickers. Working/running Switchboard. Model XXXX, FCC ID XXXXXXXXXX, Serial XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

iPhone 2G proto w/ developer stickers. Used for altitude testing during development. Not working.

iPhone 2G proto w/ developer stickers. Not working.

iPhone 3G proto, with asset tag. Working/running iOS 4.2.1.

iPhone 3G proto, w/ entirely black back, no Apple logo. Working/running Switchboard. 

Apple PowerMac G4 Cube working, proto. This Cube has the word proto across the back with no FCC approval and is not authorized for sale. The chip in the computer should be a 400MHz chip but it has been over clocked to 500Mhz. The Cube also has a massive CD-drive with an eject button on it for testing. All board, chips, and hardware have EVT markings on them and each component is a piece that was unreleased for testing. Red VRM chip, DVT PCI riser, gigabit ethernet, DVT2 logic board, proto power button. Also with proto G4 Cube specific speakers and proto PSU.


Transparent Mac SE working, proto. This Mac is probably one of the most, if not the most, iconic Mac's of all time. When I think of a Mac that little square with a 9" CRT is what pops into my head. For that reason this is the most coveted Mac possibly ever. I've heard different numbers thrown around on the number of these in the world. I can't definitely say I know exactly how many where made but there were less than 10 fully working models made. This transparent SE has an extremely early, hand soldered CPU board, with the correct Aladdin markings on the PSU/video board, and board internally. The transparent SE has a special set of images in the ROM files of the individuals responsible for the create of this clear monster. Supposedly these machines were produced clear for smoke testing and evaluation purposes so the developers could see inside the machine with it on. Few of these exist in the real world, most are still at Apple but this transparent beauty works flawlessly. 


Macintosh M5120 Portable transparent (non-backlit) working, proto, with developers board, proto modem card, completely transparent, DVT display, smooth textured plastic mouse, and DVT keyboard.

Macintosh M5126 Portable transparent (backlit) working, proto, with developers board, proto modem card, completely transparent, "Prototype 8" label on mouse, and DVT keyboard.

Acrylic, unreleased, dual G4 PPC PowerBook with dual 1.5Ghz processors. The fastest PowerBook ever shipped was a 1.67 single G4 PPC model this unit is a dual 1.5Ghz model, nearly double the fastest model produced. Besides being insanely cool this case hold one of the largest artifacts that Apple indeed work on a G5 PowerBook. The Q51 asset stickers with power consumption, and internal codes indicates this machine, at one point in time, had a G5 PowerBook board in it. That board was removed and then Apple installed this dual 1.5Ghz beast inside but the case is the only known piece of actual hardware that confirms a G5 PowerBook chip did exist, at some point in time. 


"Totally Towers"


iMac proto, working, 700Mz, engraved "Not for Sale", different intervals from stock machine.


Intel Developers Transisition Tower (DTS), working, running Mac OS X 10.4.1 custom Intel Build.


G5 Quad Core “duck” proto with DVT liquid cooling system (LCS, working) w/ internal Apple stickers.


G5 Dual 1.8Ghz proto, not working proto, w/ DVT chips, gold board and ECT stickers.


Power Macintosh (Power Express [PEX]) 9700 tower, unreleased, working, running with a proto firewire 200, DVT boards, DVT CD-ROM.


​G4 MDD drive Dual 1.25Ghz proto, working w/ DVT chips, custom copper and heat sink.


G4 Quicksilver 867Mhz proto, working, w/DVT stickers, extra added external fan, and evaluation graphics card.


B&W iMac G3, working, proto with engineers sticker, DVT case, DVT logic board.