Tekserve, once the go-to third-party repair shop for Apple products in New York City, announced last month that it would be closing shop on August 15 after being in business since 1987. Now that Tekserve has officially closed shop, Apple fans will have the opportunity to purchase some museum-worthy vintage Apple and NeXT gear through auction.
Many of the items are valued at relatively low prices and could be especially valuable to Apple collectors. There’s even a Tekserve sign up for grabs for fans of the now-closed New York-based shop.
Some of the more interesting items up for auction include a melted Macintosh that the repair shop kept, several Think Different Apple posters from the iconic ad campaign, an iPod mini (not iPad) store display, a Nextstation Turbo machine, and multiple Macintosh computers that haven’t been melted.
Most impressive is Tekserve’s Macintosh Collection (pictured above) which is valued from $12,000 to $14,000 and carries a starting bid price of $8,000.
Collection of 35 selected Macintosh computer models including: a first-generation Macintosh computer signed by Steve Wozniak, a NeXTCube, an Outbound Portable, 20th Anniversary Macintosh, Original iMac, 1994 iBook, G4 Cube, PowerMac G4, Powerbook G4 Aluminum, iBook, 12″ Powerbook, eMac, iMac G5, Powerbook G3
Several other vintage pieces of technology are included in the collection including cameras, radios, and typewriters.
Roland Auctions NY will host the Tekserve Collection auction on August 23 at 11 am after a preview of the collection is shared on August 20 and August 22.