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    List of collectable computers

    I was just poking around on the web (doing some research) and came across an old post from the CCTalk mailing list ()

    The post was from Kai Kaltenbach on 06/18/99 and it represents his first draft at a "top 150" collectable computers. It's quoted in its entirety below:

    Here's the first draft at a list of the Top 150 Collectible Microcomputers
    (from the U.S.A.). I would have gone for Top 100 but there are just too
    many great machines, and 200 is too many.

    It's currently at 133 items. Some related models are combined as one, even
    though they are rather different... other similar models are kept separate.
    This is basically just because I personally feel they rate their own
    separate listing, feel free to disagree.

    Please add items! Items on the list should meet the following categories:

    1) Collectible Microcomputer (yes, I know the H-11 is on here as an
    "honorary" micro)
    3) Sold in the USA
    4) Available from a manufacturer (not just plans in a magazine)

    The list:

    Altos 586
    Altos ACS 8000
    APF MP1000
    Apple I
    Apple II
    Apple II+
    Apple II+ Bell & Howell "Black Apple"
    Apple IIc / IIc Plus
    Apple IIe / IIe Platinum
    Apple IIgs / IIgs Woz Limited Edition
    Apple III
    Apple III+
    Apple Lisa / Macintosh XL
    Apple Macintosh 128
    Apple Macintosh 512K Through SE
    Apple Macintosh Portable
    AT&T Unix PC / 3B2 / 7300
    Atari 400
    Atari 800
    Atari XL Series
    Atari 520ST / 1040ST
    Atari Portfolio
    Byte Computers Byt-8
    California Computer Systems (CCS) S-100
    Coleco ADAM
    Commodore/MOS Technologies KIM-1
    Commodore PET 2001-8
    Commodore PET 4032 / 8032
    Commodore SuperPET SP9000
    Commodore VIC-20
    Commodore 64 / 65
    Commodore 128 / 128D
    Commodore C16 / Plus 4
    Commodore SX64
    Commodore Amiga 1000
    Commodore Amiga 500
    Compaq Portable PC / Plus / II / III
    CompuColor II
    CompuPro S-100 / 8-16
    Convergent Technologies WorkSlate
    Corvus Concept
    Cromemco C-10
    Cromemco System One
    Cromemco System Three
    Cromemco Z Series
    Data General One
    DEC Rainbow 100
    Digital Group Systems
    Dynalogic Hyperion
    Epson HX-20
    Epson PX-8 Geneva
    Epson QX-10 & QX-16
    Exidy Sorcerer
    Gimix
    Franklin ACE 1000 / 1200
    Hewlett-Packard HP85
    Hewlett-Packard HP150
    Heathkit H-8
    Heathkit H-11
    Heath-Zenith H88/H89
    IBM 5100 Personal Computer
    IBM 5140 PC Convertible
    IBM 5150 Personal Computer
    IBM 5160 PC-XT
    IBM 5170 AT
    IBM 5155 Portable PC
    IBM PCjr
    IBM PS/2 Model 80
    IMSAI 8080
    IMSAI PCS-80
    IMSAI VDP-80
    Ithaca Audio InterSystems DPS-1
    Intertec SuperBrain
    Kaypro II
    Kaypro 4 / 10
    Lobo PMC-80
    Mattel Aquarius
    Mindset PC
    MITS Altair 680
    MITS Altair 8800
    MITS Altair 8800a
    MITS Altair 8800b
    MITS Altair 8800b Turnkey
    Morrow Decision 1
    Morrow Micro Decision
    Morrow Pivot
    NEC PC-6001A
    NEC PC-8001A
    NEC PC-8201A / PC-5000
    North Star Advantage
    North Star Horizon
    Ohio Scientific Challenger C1P
    Ohio Scientific Challenger C4P
    Ohio Scientific Challenger C3D
    Osborne 1
    Osborne Executive
    Osborne Vixen
    Otrona Attache
    Polymorphic Systems POLY-88
    Processor Technology SOL
    Quasar/Panasonic HK2600TE Hand Held Computer
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computers 1-3
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 2
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 3/4
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4P
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 12 / 16 / 6000
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 / 102 / 200
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Micro Color Computer MC-10
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Pocket Computers
    RCA COSMAC 1802 / ELF / Super ELF
    Rockwell AIM-65
    Sanyo MBC-1000
    Seattle Computer Products 8086
    Sharp Pocket Computers PC-1500 / PC-1500A
    Sinclair ZX80
    Sinclair ZX81 / Timex-Sinclair ZX1000
    Smoke Signal Broadcasting Chieftain
    Spectravideo SV-318 / SV-328
    Sphere
    SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6800
    SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6809
    Synertek SYM-1
    Texas Instruments TI 99/4A
    Timex-Sinclair 1500
    Timex-Sinclair 2068
    Tomy Tutor
    Vector Graphic Vector-1
    Vector Graphic Vector-4
    VideoBrain
    Vtech Laser 128
    Xerox 820
    Zenith Z-110 / Z-120
    What would you add?

    Erik
    The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
    The Vintage Computer

    #2
    Re: List of collectable computers

    "Erik" wrote in message:
    > I was just poking around on the web (doing some research) and
    > came across an old post from the CCTalk mailing list ()

    > The post was from Kai Kaltenbach on 06/18/99 and it represents
    > his first draft at a "top 150" collectable computers. It's quoted in
    > its entirety below:

    >> Here's the first draft at a list of the Top 150 Collectible
    >> Microcomputers (from the U.S.A.). I would have gone for
    >> Top 100 but there are just too many great machines, and
    >> 200 is too many.

    >> It's currently at 133 items. Some related models are combined
    >> as one, even though they are rather different... other similar
    >> models are kept separate.
    >> This is basically just because I personally feel they rate their own
    >> separate listing, feel free to disagree.

    >> Please add items! Items on the list should meet the following
    >> categories:

    >> 1) Collectible Microcomputer (yes, I know the H-11 is on here as an
    >> "honorary" micro)
    >> 3) Sold in the USA
    >> 4) Available from a manufacturer (not just plans in a magazine)

    >> The list:

    >> Altos 586
    >> Altos ACS 8000
    >> APF MP1000
    >> Apple I
    >> Apple II
    >> Apple II+
    >> Apple II+ Bell & Howell "Black Apple"
    >> Apple IIc / IIc Plus
    >> Apple IIe / IIe Platinum
    >> Apple IIgs / IIgs Woz Limited Edition
    >> Apple III
    >> Apple III+
    >> Apple Lisa / Macintosh XL
    >> Apple Macintosh 128
    >> Apple Macintosh 512K Through SE
    >> Apple Macintosh Portable
    >> AT&T Unix PC / 3B2 / 7300
    >> Atari 400
    >> Atari 800
    >> Atari XL Series
    >> Atari 520ST / 1040ST
    >> Atari Portfolio
    >> Byte Computers Byt-8
    >> California Computer Systems (CCS) S-100
    >> Coleco ADAM
    >> Commodore/MOS Technologies KIM-1
    >> Commodore PET 2001-8
    >> Commodore PET 4032 / 8032
    >> Commodore SuperPET SP9000
    >> Commodore VIC-20
    >> Commodore 64 / 65
    >> Commodore 128 / 128D
    >> Commodore C16 / Plus 4
    >> Commodore SX64
    >> Commodore Amiga 1000
    >> Commodore Amiga 500
    >> Compaq Portable PC / Plus / II / III
    >> CompuColor II
    >> CompuPro S-100 / 8-16
    >> Convergent Technologies WorkSlate
    >> Corvus Concept
    >> Cromemco C-10
    >> Cromemco System One
    >> Cromemco System Three
    >> Cromemco Z Series
    >> Data General One
    >> DEC Rainbow 100
    >> Digital Group Systems
    >> Dynalogic Hyperion
    >> Epson HX-20
    >> Epson PX-8 Geneva
    >> Epson QX-10 & QX-16
    >> Exidy Sorcerer
    >> Gimix
    >> Franklin ACE 1000 / 1200
    >> Hewlett-Packard HP85
    >> Hewlett-Packard HP150
    >> Heathkit H-8
    >> Heathkit H-11
    >> Heath-Zenith H88/H89
    >> IBM 5100 Personal Computer
    >> IBM 5140 PC Convertible
    >> IBM 5150 Personal Computer
    >> IBM 5160 PC-XT
    >> IBM 5170 AT
    >> IBM 5155 Portable PC
    >> IBM PCjr
    >> IBM PS/2 Model 80
    >> IMSAI 8080
    >> IMSAI PCS-80
    >> IMSAI VDP-80
    >> Ithaca Audio InterSystems DPS-1
    >> Intertec SuperBrain
    >> Kaypro II
    >> Kaypro 4 / 10
    >> Lobo PMC-80
    >> Mattel Aquarius
    >> Mindset PC
    >> MITS Altair 680
    >> MITS Altair 8800
    >> MITS Altair 8800a
    >> MITS Altair 8800b
    >> MITS Altair 8800b Turnkey
    >> Morrow Decision 1
    >> Morrow Micro Decision
    >> Morrow Pivot
    >> NEC PC-6001A
    >> NEC PC-8001A
    >> NEC PC-8201A / PC-5000
    >> North Star Advantage
    >> North Star Horizon
    >> Ohio Scientific Challenger C1P
    >> Ohio Scientific Challenger C4P
    >> Ohio Scientific Challenger C3D
    >> Osborne 1
    >> Osborne Executive
    >> Osborne Vixen
    >> Otrona Attache
    >> Polymorphic Systems POLY-88
    >> Processor Technology SOL
    >> Quasar/Panasonic HK2600TE Hand Held Computer
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computers 1-3
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 2
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 3/4
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4P
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 12 / 16 / 6000
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 / 102 / 200
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Micro Color Computer MC-10
    >> Radio Shack TRS-80 Pocket Computers
    >> RCA COSMAC 1802 / ELF / Super ELF
    >> Rockwell AIM-65
    >> Sanyo MBC-1000
    >> Seattle Computer Products 8086
    >> Sharp Pocket Computers PC-1500 / PC-1500A
    >> Sinclair ZX80
    >> Sinclair ZX81 / Timex-Sinclair ZX1000
    >> Smoke Signal Broadcasting Chieftain
    >> Spectravideo SV-318 / SV-328
    >> Sphere
    >> SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6800
    >> SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6809
    >> Synertek SYM-1
    >> Texas Instruments TI 99/4A
    >> Timex-Sinclair 1500
    >> Timex-Sinclair 2068
    >> Tomy Tutor
    >> Vector Graphic Vector-1
    >> Vector Graphic Vector-4
    >> VideoBrain
    >> Vtech Laser 128
    >> Xerox 820
    >> Zenith Z-110 / Z-120

    > What would you add?

    Amstrad CPC464/CPC664/CPC6128
    Amstrad PCW computers
    Jupiter Ace (they maybe under a
    different name there).

    Well these machines were basically
    released in the UK, but are of the
    same vintage as a C64 would be!

    Cheers.
    Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

    Comment


      #3
      The List!

      Maybe there are some from our collection here at the DigiBarn that should be on your list:
      http://www.digibarn.com/collections/index.html
      (there are some we are still missing from your great list too

      Bruce

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        #4
        Need to add the NEC PC-8300 and 8401.

        Also the Epson HC-40 (aka HX-40)

        Also, there are variants of the Epson PX-8! The screen bezel can have PX-8, Geneva, or nothing!

        Kaypro Robie
        Radio Shack/Tandy 600
        Zenith ZP-150
        Zenith Minisport and Minisport HD
        Olivetti M10
        Sharp PC-5000

        Of course, after a couple people hear you collect old computers, you'll be inundated with Timex Sinclair 1000's!! Sheesh, I can't get rid of all of them!

        Curtis
        Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

        Curtis McCain

        http://pages.suddenlink.net/curtismc/

        Comment


          #5
          "curtis" wrote in message:

          Hi Curtis,

          > Need to add the NEC PC-8300 and 8401.

          I got a picture of a NEC PC8000 which was
          apparantly a big seller in Japan. It certainally
          a nice looking machine.

          > Also the Epson HC-40 (aka HX-40)

          > Also, there are variants of the Epson PX-8!
          > The screen bezel can have PX-8, Geneva, or nothing!

          The Screen on the PX-8 being larger. But it's
          certainally nice looking for it's age!

          > Kaypro Robie
          > Radio Shack/Tandy 600
          > Zenith ZP-150
          > Zenith Minisport and Minisport HD
          > Olivetti M10
          > Sharp PC-5000

          > Of course, after a couple people hear you collect
          > old computers, you'll be inundated with Timex
          > Sinclair 1000's!! Sheesh, I can't get rid of all of
          > them!

          No Jupiter Ace amonst those Timex Sinclair 1000's,
          they look simular. Geez they are hard to find, if I
          do find one the guy will want a million for it!! Still
          they mightn't even be local. There are people in
          Australia, who are looking for Amstrad CPC
          computers (like mine), I brought mine just in the
          nick of time, but Jupiter Ace would be even rarer,
          due to it's lack of success. Bringing a group of
          enthusiests to your site Erik is one thing, finding
          rare computers is another!

          Cheers.
          Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

          Comment


            #6
            daList

            Put in my vote for the Zenith Z-150 too, please.
            Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
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            Please visit the Vintage-Computer Wiki. Contributers welcome.

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              #7
              daList

              I don't see the TI CC-40 on the list either.
              Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
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              Comment


                #8
                Re: daList

                "Terry Yager" wrote in message:

                > I don't see the TI CC-40 on the list either.

                Or the TI-99/4. It's simular (in appearance)
                to the TI-99/4A listed there, but it isn't a
                16bit computer.

                Erik, were you going to update the list? Or
                just play it like this?

                Cheers.
                Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

                Comment


                  #9
                  I think it's worth updating here:

                  Altos 586
                  Altos ACS 8000
                  APF MP1000
                  Apple I
                  Apple II
                  Apple II+
                  Apple II+ Bell & Howell "Black Apple"
                  Apple IIc / IIc Plus
                  Apple IIe / IIe Platinum
                  Apple IIgs / IIgs Woz Limited Edition
                  Apple III
                  Apple III+
                  Apple Lisa / Macintosh XL
                  Apple Macintosh 128
                  Apple Macintosh 512K Through SE
                  Apple Macintosh Portable
                  AT&T Unix PC / 3B2 / 7300
                  Atari 400
                  Atari 800
                  Atari XL Series
                  Atari 520ST / 1040ST
                  Atari Portfolio
                  Byte Computers Byt-8
                  California Computer Systems (CCS) S-100
                  Coleco ADAM
                  Commodore/MOS Technologies KIM-1
                  Commodore PET 2001-8
                  Commodore PET 4032 / 8032
                  Commodore SuperPET SP9000
                  Commodore VIC-20
                  Commodore 64 / 65
                  Commodore 128 / 128D
                  Commodore C16 / Plus 4
                  Commodore SX64
                  Commodore Amiga 1000
                  Commodore Amiga 500
                  Commodore Amiga 2000
                  Commodore Amiga 3000
                  Compaq Portable PC / Plus / II / III
                  CompuColor II
                  CompuPro S-100 / 8-16
                  Convergent Technologies WorkSlate
                  Corvus Concept
                  Cromemco C-10
                  Cromemco System One
                  Cromemco System Three
                  Cromemco Z Series
                  Data General One
                  DEC Rainbow 100
                  Digital Group Systems
                  Dynalogic Hyperion
                  Epson HX-20
                  Epson HX-40/HC-40
                  Epson PX-8 Geneva
                  Epson QX-10 & QX-16
                  Exidy Sorcerer
                  Gimix
                  Franklin ACE 1000 / 1200
                  Hewlett-Packard HP85
                  Hewlett-Packard HP150
                  Heathkit H-8
                  Heathkit H-11
                  Heath-Zenith H88/H89
                  IBM 5100 Personal Computer
                  IBM 5140 PC Convertible
                  IBM 5150 Personal Computer
                  IBM 5155 Portable PC
                  IBM 5160 PC-XT
                  IBM 5170 AT
                  IBM PCjr
                  IBM PS/2 Model 80
                  IMSAI 8080
                  IMSAI PCS-80
                  IMSAI VDP-80
                  Ithaca Audio InterSystems DPS-1
                  Intertec SuperBrain
                  Jupiter Ace
                  Kaypro II
                  Kaypro 4 / 10
                  Kaypro 2x
                  Kaypro I
                  Kaypro Robie
                  Lobo PMC-80
                  Mattel Aquarius
                  Mindset PC
                  MITS Altair 680
                  MITS Altair 8800
                  MITS Altair 8800a
                  MITS Altair 8800b
                  MITS Altair 8800b Turnkey
                  Morrow Decision 1
                  Morrow Micro Decision
                  Morrow Pivot
                  NEC PC-6001A
                  NEC PC-8001A
                  NEC PC-8201A / PC-5000
                  NEC PC-8300
                  NEC PC-8401
                  North Star Advantage
                  North Star Horizon
                  Ohio Scientific Challenger C1P
                  Ohio Scientific Challenger C4P
                  Ohio Scientific Challenger C3D
                  Olivetti M10
                  Osborne 1/1a
                  Osborne Executive
                  Osborne Vixen
                  Otrona Attache
                  Polymorphic Systems POLY-88
                  Processor Technology SOL
                  Quasar/Panasonic HK2600TE Hand Held Computer
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computers 1-3
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 2
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 3/4
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4P
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 12 / 16 / 6000
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 / 102 / 200
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Micro Color Computer MC-10
                  Radio Shack TRS-80 Pocket Computers
                  Radio Shack/Tandy 600
                  RCA COSMAC 1802 / ELF / Super ELF
                  Rockwell AIM-65
                  Sanyo MBC-1000
                  Seattle Computer Products 8086
                  Sharp Pocket Computers PC-1500 / PC-1500A
                  Sharp PC-5000
                  Sinclair ZX80
                  Sinclair ZX81 / Timex-Sinclair ZX1000
                  Smoke Signal Broadcasting Chieftain
                  Spectravideo SV-318 / SV-328
                  Sphere
                  SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6800
                  SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6809
                  Synertek SYM-1
                  Texas Instruments TI 99/4
                  Texas Instruments TI 99/4A
                  Texas Instruments CC-40
                  Timex-Sinclair 1500
                  Timex-Sinclair 2068
                  Tomy Tutor
                  Vector Graphic Vector-1
                  Vector Graphic Vector-4
                  VideoBrain
                  Vtech Laser 128
                  Xerox 820
                  Zenith Z-110 / Z-120
                  Zenith Z-150
                  Zenith ZP-150
                  Zenith Minisport/Minisport HD
                  The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
                  The Vintage Computer

                  Comment


                    #10
                    "Erik" wrote in message:

                    >I think it's worth updating here:

                    Oops!, the Amstrad Computers
                    forgot a mention! There were
                    more than the ones I've mentioned,
                    but the model numbers escapes me.

                    I've just printed the list with those
                    in there & can delete them if you wish
                    to edit your own posted!

                    Cheers.

                    Altos 586
                    Altos ACS 8000
                    Amstrad CPC 464
                    Amstrad CPC 664
                    Amstrad CPC 6128
                    Amstrad CPC 464 Plus
                    Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus
                    APF MP1000
                    Apple I
                    Apple II
                    Apple II+
                    Apple II+ Bell & Howell "Black Apple"
                    Apple IIc / IIc Plus
                    Apple IIe / IIe Platinum
                    Apple IIgs / IIgs Woz Limited Edition
                    Apple III
                    Apple III+
                    Apple Lisa / Macintosh XL
                    Apple Macintosh 128
                    Apple Macintosh 512K Through SE
                    Apple Macintosh Portable
                    AT&T Unix PC / 3B2 / 7300
                    Atari 400
                    Atari 800
                    Atari XL Series
                    Atari 520ST / 1040ST
                    Atari Portfolio
                    Byte Computers Byt-8
                    California Computer Systems (CCS) S-100
                    Coleco ADAM
                    Commodore/MOS Technologies KIM-1
                    Commodore PET 2001-8
                    Commodore PET 4032 / 8032
                    Commodore SuperPET SP9000
                    Commodore VIC-20
                    Commodore 64 / 65
                    Commodore 128 / 128D
                    Commodore C16 / Plus 4
                    Commodore SX64
                    Commodore Amiga 1000
                    Commodore Amiga 500
                    Commodore Amiga 2000
                    Commodore Amiga 3000
                    Compaq Portable PC / Plus / II / III
                    CompuColor II
                    CompuPro S-100 / 8-16
                    Convergent Technologies WorkSlate
                    Corvus Concept
                    Cromemco C-10
                    Cromemco System One
                    Cromemco System Three
                    Cromemco Z Series
                    Data General One
                    DEC Rainbow 100
                    Digital Group Systems
                    Dynalogic Hyperion
                    Epson HX-20
                    Epson HX-40/HC-40
                    Epson PX-8 Geneva
                    Epson QX-10 & QX-16
                    Exidy Sorcerer
                    Gimix
                    Franklin ACE 1000 / 1200
                    Hewlett-Packard HP85
                    Hewlett-Packard HP150
                    Heathkit H-8
                    Heathkit H-11
                    Heath-Zenith H88/H89
                    IBM 5100 Personal Computer
                    IBM 5140 PC Convertible
                    IBM 5150 Personal Computer
                    IBM 5155 Portable PC
                    IBM 5160 PC-XT
                    IBM 5170 AT
                    IBM PCjr
                    IBM PS/2 Model 80
                    IMSAI 8080
                    IMSAI PCS-80
                    IMSAI VDP-80
                    Ithaca Audio InterSystems DPS-1
                    Intertec SuperBrain
                    Jupiter Ace
                    Kaypro II
                    Kaypro 4 / 10
                    Kaypro 2x
                    Kaypro I
                    Kaypro Robie
                    Lobo PMC-80
                    Mattel Aquarius
                    Mindset PC
                    MITS Altair 680
                    MITS Altair 8800
                    MITS Altair 8800a
                    MITS Altair 8800b
                    MITS Altair 8800b Turnkey
                    Morrow Decision 1
                    Morrow Micro Decision
                    Morrow Pivot
                    NEC PC-6001A
                    NEC PC-8001A
                    NEC PC-8201A / PC-5000
                    NEC PC-8300
                    NEC PC-8401
                    North Star Advantage
                    North Star Horizon
                    Ohio Scientific Challenger C1P
                    Ohio Scientific Challenger C4P
                    Ohio Scientific Challenger C3D
                    Olivetti M10
                    Osborne 1/1a
                    Osborne Executive
                    Osborne Vixen
                    Otrona Attache
                    Polymorphic Systems POLY-88
                    Processor Technology SOL
                    Quasar/Panasonic HK2600TE Hand Held Computer
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computers 1-3
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 2
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 3/4
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4P
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 12 / 16 / 6000
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 / 102 / 200
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Micro Color Computer MC-10
                    Radio Shack TRS-80 Pocket Computers
                    Radio Shack/Tandy 600
                    RCA COSMAC 1802 / ELF / Super ELF
                    Rockwell AIM-65
                    Sanyo MBC-1000
                    Seattle Computer Products 8086
                    Sharp Pocket Computers PC-1500 / PC-1500A
                    Sharp PC-5000
                    Sinclair ZX80
                    Sinclair ZX81 / Timex-Sinclair ZX1000
                    Smoke Signal Broadcasting Chieftain
                    Spectravideo SV-318 / SV-328
                    Sphere
                    SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6800
                    SWTPC (SouthWest Technical Products) 6809
                    Synertek SYM-1
                    Texas Instruments TI 99/4
                    Texas Instruments TI 99/4A
                    Texas Instruments CC-40
                    Timex-Sinclair 1500
                    Timex-Sinclair 2068
                    Tomy Tutor
                    Vector Graphic Vector-1
                    Vector Graphic Vector-4
                    VideoBrain
                    Vtech Laser 128
                    Xerox 820
                    Zenith Z-110 / Z-120
                    Zenith Z-150
                    Zenith ZP-150
                    Zenith Minisport/Minisport HD
                    Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                      #11
                      WAK!!! I just keep thinking of other computers that should be on the list. What about the most collectible computer of all, the TRS-80 Model 100?
                      I would also have to include the Victor (Sirus) 9000 on my short list.
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                        #12
                        "Terry Yager" wrote in message:

                        > WAK!!! I just keep thinking of other computers
                        > that should be on the list. What about the most
                        > collectible computer of all, the TRS-80 Model 100?
                        > I would also have to include the Victor (Sirus)
                        > 9000 on my short list.

                        The Victor 9000 on paper sounds like a decent
                        machine. I've also have (in my book) a picture
                        showning the resolution of that. While it might be
                        a green screen, the pictures are so detailed (as
                        good as a photo if they were in colour).

                        I might of just made the Jupiter Ace a much more
                        collectable computer, why? Because it's such a
                        rare machine & most of the people I met who
                        could have got one back in 1983 are banging
                        their heads against a brick wall (cause they know
                        that anything rare, must be worth a few quid!).

                        Cheers.
                        Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                          #13
                          Good grief, not a single Acorn on the list! There was certainly a version of the BBC Micro for the US market (though it didn't have quite such good resolution cos of the US TV screens being NTSC), so it meets condition 3. (What happened to condition 2, btw?)

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by David Buttery
                            Good grief, not a single Acorn on the list! There was certainly a version of the BBC Micro for the US market (though it didn't have quite such good resolution cos of the US TV screens being NTSC), so it meets condition 3. (What happened to condition 2, btw?)
                            I'm not familiar with the BBC machines being sold in the American market, but I'm sure they were and should be on the list. Actually, condition 3 should probably go the way of condition 2 (which was gone before I found the post in the ccTalk archives). This is an international forum, after all.

                            Erik
                            The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
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                              #15
                              I would also add the condition that the computer should be common enough that anyone that wants one can find it without too much grief. This might eliminate some of the rarer machines, but are they really to be considered collectible if the regular folks like us can't collect them?
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