Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tech Nostalgia Drives Auction of Original Rainbow Apple Logo Signs

As time and technology move faster, our definition of what constitutes an antique collectible takes in much more recent history.  

The original fiberglass and foam signs from Apple headquarter that incorporated the iconic "rainbow-striped apple" are now up for auction, at a starting price of $10,000.  It will be interesting to see how much nostalgia there is for the heady days of the early 90s tech bubble, and if this auction will incite a bidding stampede like so many other Silicon Valley offerings...

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
TIME

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Excerpt: "Get ready to reminisce! Two rainbow-striped Apple logos that once graced the company’s headquarters will go up for auction on June 4.

Bonhams auction house set the starting price for the iconic signs at $10,000. The signs were mounted to the exterior of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California until 1997, when they were replaced by Apple’s monochromatic logo and gradually began to accumulate value among tech heads with a nostalgic streak.

The larger sign, made of fiberglass, measures about 4 feet from leaf to base. The smaller sign, made of foam, measures about 3 feet. Both come with nicks, cracks, faded paint and other signs of age that can’t really ding the starting price."

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