The following is an excerpt from Brooke Crothers | April 14, 2017 | Foxnews.com |
You might want to take another look at that computer gathering dust in your attic.
Auction house Bonhams has curated a list of ten “antique” technology gadgets, “whose value often goes unnoticed by owners,” according to home services app Handy, which commissioned the initiative as a guide for Americans to spot valuable pieces of technology squirreled away in their homes.
Handy “hopes to stop people unwittingly throwing away valuable pieces of tech, like the unfortunate woman who, in 2015, found an Apple 1 computer in her garage – and took it to the recycling dump,” Handy said in a statement.
APPLE-1 COMPUTER SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $905,000
If you discover something that could be a technological treasure you can submit it for possible appraisal by Bonhams’ experts:
RCA TRK-12, 1939: “Mirror-lid televisions from the 1930s are amongst the world’s rarest and oldest TV sets,” Bonhams said in a blog post. At the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, this was one of the first TVs shown to the public. About 1,600 units were produced, “the most of any pre-war television.” At a 2009 auction by Bonhams, a 1939 RCA TRK-12 was sold for $5,900.
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