An amazing, fully functional later production ‘Byte Shop’–style Apple-1 computer (also commonly known as the Apple I, or Apple Computer 1), complete with all components and accessories required for operation. The Apple-1 was originally conceived by Steve Jobs and Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak as a bare circuit board to be sold as a kit and completed by electronics hobbyists, their initial market being Palo Alto’s Homebrew Computer Club. Seeking a larger audience, Jobs approached Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, one of the first personal computer stores in the world. Aiming to elevate the computer beyond the realm of the hobbyist, Terrell agreed to purchase 50 Apple-1 computers, but only if they were fully assembled. The Apple-1 thus became one of the first ‘personal’ computers which did not require soldering by the end user. All together, over a span of about ten months, Jobs and Wozniak produced about 200 Apple-1 computers and sold 175 of them.
The set includes the original Apple-1 board, original Apple-1 Cassette Interface (ACI), original Apple-1 Operation Manual, two original Apple Cassette Interface manuals, a period surplus ASCII keyboard, a period 'open frame' Sanyo 4205 video monitor, a new period-style power supply with original Apple-1 power cable and connector, period cassette interface cables.
Exceptionally rare 1963 Parlophone mono first pressing of the With the Beatles album (with misspelled ‘You Really Gotta Hold On Me’), signed on the front in the white upper border in black ballpoint, “Love, John Lennon,” “Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr, xxx.” In very good to fine condition, with light scuffing and creasing, and some ink adhesion troubles due to ballpoint interacting with the slick surface; an inscription by Ringo has been very skillfully removed, leaving only the subtlest indication.
A photograph of Marilyn Monroe mounted to board and inscribed on the board “Oh George,/ You’re a genius!/ Marilyn Monroe.” The black and white image was taken by Cecil Beaton and said to be Monroe’s favorite image of herself.
Extremely rare pairing of original vintage glossy 10 x 8 contact sheets of the Beatles during a photo session held at Dezo Hoffmann’s studio on Wardour Street in late April 1963. The photos contain a total of 24 uncommon images of the Beatles posing in their trademark collarless suits. The photos are marked in colored felt tip and wax pencil, with the reverse of both featuring a “Dezo Hoffmann Ltd.” copyright stamp. In overall very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and one short edge tear. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.
Eager to distance the band from their leather-clad past, manager Brian Epstein commissioned Beatles tailor Dougie Millings to create a more refined and modish style for his young Beatles upstarts. Topped with their trademark collarless jackets, the resulting slim-fitting suits were first worn by the Beatles on stage and for television appearances in early 1963. By the time the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, and their subsequent first concert on American soil at the Washington Coliseum two days later, the Fab Four and their clean-cut image had sparked an international phenomenon soon to be deemed the British Invasion.