Apple enthusiast shows world’s largest collection of vintage memorabilia

Macworld Australia Staff
6 December, 2012
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A Mac enthusiast and collector of Apple-branded memorabilia has showed his expansive collection of vintage goods, believed to be the world’s largest and valued at over US$100,000.

The unique collection consists of a sizable haul of gear brandishing the Apple logo, including watches, a safari hat, puzzles, picnic set, ’80s denim tie, the premier issue of Macworld magazine published in 1984 and more. Interestingly, none of the memorabilia features modern technology as such, with no iPod, iPhone or iPad in sight.

Collector Tadataka Goh, a Japanese jazz musician, revealed the memorabilia was purchased over a 15-year period and is now kept in his room. Asked by Cult of Mac why he had invested so much into the collection, Goh simply answered: “I love Mac”.

Below are some of the objects in Goh’s unique collection:

In terms of monetry value, Co-Owner of auction website, Steve Naughton which sells Apple memorabilia and has previously sold collectable items to Goh, says the collector has likely spent thousands of dollars over the years.

‘Looking at his collection, he’s probably spent thousands of dollars,” Naughton predicts. “I have not seen any other collection as large as his.”

Goh’s pursuit of Apple-branded gear joins a large following of other devout fans who have invested in the company’s products. Earlier this year, we reported on a Hong Kong who renovated his home study to look like an Apple Store, down to the most intricate details.

To see more of Goh’s collection and the full interview transcript of the collector with Cult of Mac, click here.


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  1. judy smith says:

    In cleaning up I have found a 1988 Apple calendar with Apple (TM) themed artwork from students in Australian tech colleges. it has not been written on and is in good condition. How would I find out what it is worth?

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