Germany-based Auction Team Breker's upcoming sale of mechanical music, antique toys and technology includes items that may tempt collectors with deep pockets, and make other people wish they had held onto that old gear!
Those who specialise in early personal computers could be tempted by a MITS Altair 8800 (lot 17, starting price €1,800, pictured above), a NeXT Cube (lot 19, €1,400) or an Apple Lisa-1 (lot 20, a hefty €12,000, pictured below).
For this writer, other interesting pieces include an early Casio desk calculator (lot 8, €120), a 1890 Ericsson Skeleton telephone (lot 40, €2,800), an 1877 Edison Motograph telephone (lot 42, €7,500), and a collection of five late 19th and early 20th century typewriters (lot 72, €20).
You'll find the catalogue here, but note that the expected prices are generally well above the starting prices mentioned above.
The auction takes place on 24 May 2014.