Wednesday, November 14, 2018

macOS: How to Resolve Permissions Problems after a Mac Migration

The Mac Observer

Vintage black Euro Macintox fanged Apple T-shirt

This is an unusual Macintox T-shirt from France that is not seen on this side of the pond. Hard to find much info about it - the .com domain is registered to a German but is not on the web. Go-Daddy has a bit of info on it. Macintox is a term used by a photographer in France and is the handle for a gamer or two there as well. Neat design though! It is a black size XL shirt made of 100% ring spun cotton by Hanes Top-T. It has been washed several times but the Appleized and fanged graphic is still bright and crisp. If anyone has knowledge of this design please post it using the comment link. It is priced at $100 with mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

How to set your macOS screensaver to show a Photos album


Vintage Apple Tangerine G3 Clamshell iBook collection

This is a one owner Tangerine G3 300MHz iBook. It comes with a matching carrying case, manual and original yoyo adapter. It is running OS X 10.2.8 Jaguar, with the original but noisy hard drive and a new replacement battery. It is clean, in good condition and fully functional. It is priced at $190 with optional extras as shown. The Macworld poster, Think Different Tangerine t-shirt and genuine Apple mouse pad plus an iBook promo brochure and pen are available separately or as a set. Click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, November 12, 2018

How to download your photos now before Flickr deletes them


Quicksilver PowerMac G4 black promo banner

This is a very finely woven black Apple PowerMac G4 Quicksilver promotional banner. It measures 2 feet wide and over 5 feet tall with sewn-in rod hanging pockets on both ends. This highly collectible Apple banner has never been displayed, hung or handled except for this photo and to mail it to KootenayMac.

It is printed on one side, with the words PowerMac G4 below the Quicksilver graphic and the Apple and Think Different logo near the bottom of the banner. On the back bottom edge are the Apple copyright dated 2001 and the part number L14426A. It is reasonably priced at $85 and is available for local pick-up or mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Harmon Kardon SoundSticks III speakers

These SoundSticks are brand new in the original sealed retail box, complete with manufacturer's warranty. Available for local pickup in Nelson BC for $195 or with shipping at cost depending on location. To inquire contact Dave via

From the manufacturer: Few multimedia sound systems can boast that their predecessor was part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but that’s exactly the claim the SoundSticks III speaker system can make. Taking its older sibling’s celebrated design even further, the SoundSticks III look is cutting-edge with a modern industrial design aesthetic, elegant black accents and a luminescent white LED glow. And though the SoundSticks III system may look like a visitor from the future with its transparent speaker covers, its exceptional performance makes it a more-than-worthy encore to its pop-culture predecessor.

Review | Cult of Mac: It’s rare that you can point to an accessory and say “Jony Ive” designed that, but with the Harman Kardon Soundsticks, that’s literally true.

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Friday, November 09, 2018

Keeping 1997/1999 Macs Running In 2018

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New Intel Promotional Pens

Got an Intel Mac? This might work for you: For sale is one lot of 5 Intel Computer promotional pens. In 5 different colors - purple, red, blue, orange and black. All are brand new-old-stock, in mint condition. Priced at $10 for the set - mailing at cost of postage. Several Apple pens and other Intel collectibles are also in stock - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Video gives detailed look inside Mac server room, housing Mac minis, Mac Pros, and iMac Pros


Macintosh - The Power to Crush the Other Kids

This is a rare 1st generation version of the famous Saturday Night Live parody Macintosh ad. It is a gray size Large Gildan Heavy Weight brand made in the USA of 100% preshrunk cotton. It is described on page 184 of the Apple T-Shirts Book. It is not the sanctioned Apple registered trademark edition that was sold in 1996 at the first Apple employee company store in Cupertino. This is the original version that was hawked outside the San Francisco Macworld in 1995. Yo!    

This shirt is not new but is in excellent condition with no cracking on the screened Apple logo and the text is crisp. It is priced at $75 with mailing available at cost of postage. There is also a 2nd gen sleeveless available for $55, click the SNL label below. To inquire contact Dave via

Nov '14 update: there is a brand new old stock 2nd gen short sleeve and long sleeve (with ® on both the Macintosh and the rainbow Apple) they are priced at $85 and $95 respectively

MacIntosh Jr, The power to CRUSH the other kids - SNL skit

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

How to Boot in Single User Mode on a Mac


Apple Computer Japan vintage rainbow sticker sheet

These are vintage bitten apple rainbow stickers from Apple Computer Japan, Inc. They date from the mid 80's and show no signs of wear. The sheet is about the size of a deck of cards and has 9 separated stickers in 3 sizes. They are clear once peeled from the blue backing paper. These stickers are a good addition to a collection of international Apple items. This sticker sheet is priced at $18 and that includes postage. There are other stickers available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Mac OS X & macOS version code-names

Macworld UK

A collection of all 6 BC Canada Apple Store Opening T-shirts

For sale is a hard to find collection of 6 black British Columbia Canada Apple Store opening t-shirts: Oakridge Centre in Vancouver, Richmond Centre in Richmond, Metrotown in Burnaby, Guildford Town Centre in Surrey, Coquitlam Centre in Coquitlam and Pacific Centre in Vancouver. All are XL except Guildford Centre which is Large. You will probably not find all 6 elsewhere as this collection took several years to assemble.

All appear to be in near new or in very good condition. They are either marked made in USA if no tag or tagged as made by American Apparel. This collection of the 6 BC store launch shirts is priced at $190 plus postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, November 05, 2018

How to Delete All Google Search Activity from a Google Account


Apple Computer SURF's UP Chiat/Day magazine ad proof

Apple Computer genuine vintage iMac SURF's UP magazine ad proof circa 1999. Who needs surfing lessons when you can just hop onto the internet with an iMac? Simply plug it in and you'll be online surfing in 10 minutes. (No wet suit required). Think Different

The small text at bottom reads: TBWA CHIAT/DAY, INC.LA APPLE Q399-99-P2013A Magazine 4/C. It is printed on glossy magazine paper and measures 50cm wide x 36cm tall or 19.5" wide x 14" tall. This proof was used to create a magazine advertising campaign back in 1998/1999 in Australia. This is the original, genuine ad proof provided by the famous Apple advertising agency. It is priced at $50 and will be mailed, at cost, in a heavy cardboard tube with insurance. A second ad is also available - click the Chiat/Day label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, November 03, 2018

Vintage New Apple Logo Mouse Pads

Classic Flavor Mac Apple Logo Aqua Mouse Pads. They look great next to your iMac or just a nice place to set your coffee cup on. They are made from thin, strong Tevalite by Microthin with a high traction undercoating to adhere to your desk and they work with all optical and mechanical mice.

New-old-stock from back in the G3 FlavorMac era -- the Lime and Strawberry and mouse pads are still available - the Blueberry and Grape have been sold and the Tangerine is part of another collection. They measure 7.5 inch in diameter, Apple part number L04108A -- $25 each with mailing included. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, November 02, 2018

Apple launches vintage repair pilot program to fix aging iPhones, MacBooks and more


Super rare Apple clone Power Computing Sluggo Intel kick-ass T-shirt

This is an extremely rare Power Computing T-shirt, size XL. It is a Fruit of the Loom Heavy 100% pre-shrunk cotton made in the USA. It was created when Intel's fastest Pentium processor was only 200MHz, and Power Computing released a new model with a 225MHz PowerPC chip. The original owner was given this shirt as a gift circa 1997. He never wore or washed the shirt, it had been in his closet for over ten years. Here is a close-up of the front.
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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Versace could bring back 1990s Apple sneakers

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These are Apple Store employee uniform t-shirts. They are teal blue, size M and XL, and made by American Apparel. Both are brand new. The front of the shirt (pictured left) says "Nano-Chromatic" in a rainbow gradient lettering, while the left sleeve has a white apple logo and text that says "Specialist". The back of the shirt has the 9 different color ipod nanos and the text is "The New Ipod Nano". This shirt was the store uniform promo for the new 2008 iPod Nano premiere and is no longer in production. click here to see the back of the shirt

These Medium and XL Apple iPod "nanochromatic" shirts are priced at $25 with mailing at cost. There is also a size medium (worn and washed twice) and a size XL (worn and washed once) on hand for $20 with postage at cost. Click the Nano label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Classic fractal Macworld '94 Washington D.C. T-shirt

This is a black size Large Macworld T-shirt. It is has MACWORLD '94 with a fractal graphic and Washington D.C.  on the front. This shirt is not new, having been washed but the screened graphics are bright, crisp and un-cracked. It is a Fruit of the Loom 100% cotton shirt made in the USA. How rare is that!

It is priced at $25 with mailing at cost. For other Macworld items click the label below.To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Macs Fan Control, is it safe to use?

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Apple 3rd. gen. iPod launch Live On Stage collection

Shown here is an Apple iPod poster announcing the debut of new iPods at Apple’s Live On Stage event back in '03. Below the poster are 2 Live t-shirts. On them is a working 3rd gen 4 button touch wheel 15GB iPod Classic that is currently formatted for Windows and is in good condition. It comes with a new genuine Apple wall charger and new usb and firewire charging and sync cables. The 3rd generation iPod Classic had launched a week earlier on April 28, 2003. The LIVE event took place at the Fashion Island Apple Store in Newport Beach, CA with DJ Hawkeye "spinning" 2 iPods.

This poster is printed on heavy stock paper and measures 37" x 20". It has  some corner and edge losses, some light scratches on the lower black and some tack holes, yet is in quite good overall condition and will frame up nicely. It is priced at $80.

The matching Apple event promo shirts, available in Medium, Large, XL and 2XL, have all been washed several times and are priced at $25 each. Add in the 3rd gen iPod Classic for $100 and get the collection of a vintage classic iPod, the Live event poster and a shirt of choice for $205 with insured postage included - all mailed in a large heavy cardboard tube. Individual items available as priced plus postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Remove your Mac's EFI password for easier data recovery

Cult of Mac

Apple Store Gold iPhone 5S Performance Art Display Poster

This is a Gold Apple iPhone 5S poster titled Performance Art. It measures 3' by 5' and is an official Apple Store poster printed on good quality display plastic. It has damage near the edge on the left side; additional close up photos are available. It should still frame up very nicely as there is sufficient white space all around to accommodate a wide frame. It is priced at $90 and ships in a heavy cardboard tube at cost of postage. Very few of these light box posters were made. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Apple rainbow logo sheet of stickers

Here is a sheet of classic Apple rainbow stickers that just don't show up anymore. The 6"x9" sheet has 16 stickers in 4 sizes. They will frame up real well and make a fine addition to a vintage Apple sticker/logo collection. Text on the bottom left is Apple logo registered trademark © 1986 printed in USA.

Price with postage included is $45.
To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, October 26, 2018

How to set a firmware password on your Mac

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Classic Macintosh Power Computing T-shirt

This is a Power Computing size XL promo t-shirt from the 1996 ad campaign. It has awesome graphics from an Apple authorised Macintosh clone manufacturer. The shirt is not new, it has been worn once and then stored for over 10 years. It has only been washed one time and that was by hand. You may never find another one of these shirts for sale. The front with the company logo on it is no great shakes but the large back graphic by Frank Kozik thunders like Charlton Heston at an NRA convention. This super rare vintage Mac authorized clone promo shirt was purchased from a high-tech collector in Germany. It is priced at $175 and mailing with insurance is available at cost. To inquire contact Dave via
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Apple's only horror movie T-shirt: “REVENGE OF THE LOCALIZERS”

Apple Computer's division in France created this vintage T-shirt. This is a classic collectible from the early Apple days that has never been worn and only removed from the original plastic bag to take the picture. It is featured in the Apple T-Shirt Book in the section on Conferences on page 158 with other shirts from the late 80's and early 90's titled Worldwide Localization.

On the front is a depiction of a horror movie and the words “REVENGE OF THE LOCALIZERS” and “Apple  France”. Click here for more terrifying detail. The label reads Fajer USA, 100% Combed Cotton, Made in Mexico and the size Extra Large. Included is the original washing instruction card in French. All the horror movie text is in English. It is priced at $125 - you may never find another for sale in this new condition. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to back up Mac: Five types of backup all Mac users should be using

Macworld UK

APPLE Banner "The Most Colourful Way To The Internet"

Reverse sided APPLE Banner like the one pictured but with the Canadian and British spelling of colourful. It is just like brand new, never hung, been in storage since 1999. The banner is 26" wide by 39" long. It has a white metal bar hanger at the top, and a white round wooden stick at the bottom to weigh it down, material is heavy yet soft and silky. It was a promo banner for the first Flavor Macs, and is a great vintage Apple collectible. Click image for larger photo - priced at $85. There are several other Apple banners available - click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

How to Access iCloud via a Web Browser

The Mac Security Blog

Apple Europe t-shirt collection

Imported from Lausanne Switzerland, 6 proudly worn Apple Mac shirts. They are rarely seen on this side of the pond, and while not new would be an awesome addition to any Apple shirt collection. The two on the left are showing fronts, the others are backs. Click the image to see a full screen photo. Clockwise: the upper left brown is *I heart my iPod*, white center is *mac the knife*, grey upper right is *it's a mac thing*, bottom right gray is *os x windows killer*, center bottom black is *apple insider/banned in cupertino* and bottom left white is *ok - aqua fresh*.

All but the brown *iPod* have graphics on both sides. All are in worn/washed but decent condition. Only the brown shirt has a tag (the rest have been cut off) - they are all medium or large. This Apple collection, complete with box showing Swiss postage of 32 francs (about par with the $) is for sale from KootenayMac for $120 and is available for mailing at cost of postage. The Mac the Knife shirt is probably worth most of the purchase price. To inquire contact Dave via

Mac the Knife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Monday, October 22, 2018

How to Do Passwords Right in 2018


Apple Computer official t-shirt - June 9 '08 WWDC

WWDC June 9, 2008 is spelled out with 3 iPhone/iPod Apps icons. The app icons show that the WWDC starts at 10 o'clock on June 9 at Moscone West. The WWDC was held at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The graphics appear to be in new condition but the shirt has been washed at least once. The size is Large (42-44) and it was made in Mexico of 100% preshrunk cotton by Hanes Beefy-T.

The back says WWDC08. This shirt is from a high tech collector in Cupertino. It is priced at $25 and is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Apple static-cling car window stickers

This sticker is a rare and very hard-to-find item for the Apple collector. It is the 6-color logo that Apple no longer uses for their marketing. Genuine Apple product - Apple part number L01970A. The sticker is 2-1/2" by 3-1/4" in size and reads on the back of the sticker: Show your Apple colors! This is a static "no glue" logo for the inside of your car window. (The writing is not on the sticker but the backing that the sticker is on.) This is a fully re-usable sticker -- remove and move to any other window you like! several available, priced at $2.50 each - add $2 for postage in North America, $4 International. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Mac Ransomware Exists And It Is Very Much Real

Apple Gazette

Vintage Power Computing FIGHT THE POWER 1997 MacWorld T-shirt

Steve Says Fight The Power With Power T-Shirt from the 1997 Mac World Expo in SF, from the short era when Apple licensed out Macs to Power Computing. The label has a PowerComputing tag. It is a size XL made in the USA of 90% cotton and 10% polyester. It is preshrunk and cut larger than sizes you get now. It is a good quality shirt, it has never been worn or washed and has been well stored for almost 20 years. It is still in mint condition with no cracking in the screened graphics.

The back has the stenciled text: THE COUNTER-ASSAULT BEGINS! and below that is PowerComputing MacWorld Expo San Francisco 1997. The back text is the reason I bought this shirt is that it matched the nearly impossible to find Kozik Counter Assault Wintel PowerPC poster. It is reasonably priced for the PowerComputing collector at $70 with postage at cost.

To read about Steve Kahng click > Power Computing: Fighting Back for the Mac or Stealing Apple’s Customers?
Click to view the Frank Kozik PowerComputing posters > Power Computing Ad Campaigns
Other PowerComputing posters, shirts and collectibles are also available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

How Time Machine makes backups

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APPLE Say hello to iPhone t-shirt

Not quite brand new - it has been washed once - a size Large black Apple iPhone promo employees only t-shirt. Say hello to iPhone is on the front and a small white Apple logo on the sleeve. It is a size Large 100% combed cotton Made in Downtown LA. It was not available in Canada and is a moderately rare Apple collectible and is priced at $20. It is available for mailing at cost as are all KootenayMac shirts. Click the iPhone label for more shirts. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How To Recover Unsaved Or Lost Word Documents Mac, Find Autosaved Documents

Macworld UK

Rare Apple Special Event Flint Center iMac DV Launch Poster

On October 5th, 1999, Steve Jobs held a special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California where he introduced iMovie - and made one live. Apple was launching a new series of the iMac family with a semi transparent enclosure so the inside is visible, a feature that Jobs demonstrated by moving his hand behind it during the presentation. The new iMacs were the the iMac DV ("digital video") and iMac DV Special Edition with a larger hard drive and more ram. This is a very rare collectable poster as there are other versions of the Think Different "Cool" graphite iMac poster but this is the only one to announce the launch date at the Flint Center.

Very few of these were made as the iMac DV launch poster was for a one night local event and it was not distributed to dealers like most Apple posters. It measures approximately 24 by 36 inches and is in perfect condition. It is priced at $225 plus insured mailing in a heavy cardboard tube at cost of postage. There are other Think Different posters available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

iMovie & iMac DV introduction - Apple Special Event (1999)

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Power Computing decals, mouse, pad and PowerTower Pro install CD

This is a collection of Power Computing items from the best known Macintosh clone company. Included are the original decals, a mouse, a mouse pad and a PowerTower Pro Install CD. The decals are a set of 4 in two sizes. The mouse is an original Power Computing ADB one button mouse with logo. The Power Computing Install CD contains system installers, utilities and bundled software for PowerTower Pro, p/n 1620-0003-00 release 3.0 MacOS 7.6 and it is in excellent condition with no scratches. The vintage 9" Power Computing Mouse Pad is well used but is still a fine collector's item.

This collection is for sale as a set for $95 with mailing at cost. Other Power Computing items are also available; click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

Power Computing Corporation - Wikipedia
Power Computing Ad Campaigns

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Command R Not Working! How To Reinstall MacOS If Recovery Won't Work

Macworld UK

Macintosh - iPod 20th Anniversary Poster 1984-2004

This MacWorld 1984-2004 poster commemorates the original commercial from 1984. It measures 24" x 36" and reads, "1984 - 2004". The poster has the image of Anya Major, the woman runner in the Picasso-style top from the famous Super Bowl 1984 television commercial, only this time she is wearing an iPod.

This is the poster from Apple's 1984 Superbowl Commercial, modified for 2004 with the lady hammer thrower now wearing an iPod. That commercial only aired once in 1984 and this updated poster was available only at the Apple booth during MacWorld San Francisco 2004. Apple has not released any posters since 2004.

This highly collectible Apple iPod poster is available for $45 plus mailing at cost. It has been discontinued and is only available from private owners - be one. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Apple rainbow power cord for G3 iMacs

This is an original Apple rainbow striped power cord from the early G3 iMacs that works on most computers with the standard plug (not G4 iMacs with the mickey mouse plug). They have become rare for the G3 iMac collector. There are several of these genuine Apple 6' cords available, priced at $10 each plus postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, October 12, 2018

How to Change Gmail Back to Old Versions Appearance


Sun Microsystems JavaOne developer shirt

This is a SUN MICROSYSTEMS JAVA embroidered long sleeve shirt. It is a size Large in very good condition. It has the JAVA coffee cup logo embroidered on the chest and the text below reads JavaOne Developer Conference. The Sun logo is on the left sleeve.

This is a Port and Company brand shirt made in Cambodia. It is a 100% cotton button down casual/work shirt and is reasonably priced at $20. Mailing available at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

Other Java shirts are available, click the Java label below.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

How To Download Old Mac OS X Versions

Macworld UK

Vintage Apple Moof! Dogcow T-shirts

This is a very rare Apple computer Moof! Clarus the Dogcow T-shirts. The design was created for the original Mac OS in 1983 by Susan Kare. These shirts are very rare and authentic and this edition was produced in 1998 for the Company Store and is still in the original sealed bag. It was made by Hanes BEEFY-T of 100% preshrunk cotton assembled in Jamaica or Honduras of USA made fabric. Only one size Large is still available.

The Moof! shirt is shown on page 176 of the Apple T-Shirts Book and is rarely seen in the wild in recent years. It is moderately priced for the discerning vintage Apple collector at $125 each plus postage. There are other items that have the Dogcow in the graphics, click the Moof label below. To inquire contact Dave via

Dogcow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Design Icon: The Mac Icons | Feature | Computer Arts magazine
Gallery: In Search of the Coolest Apple T-Shirt | Cult of Mac

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