Saturday, January 19, 2019

IMATION SuperDisk USB Drives for Mac

Available are 2 Imation Super Disk USB Drives, both 120 MB - a blue and a white. They have USB cables and AC power adapters but no software or manuals. Once the USB connector and the electric supply is hooked up the operating system automatically connects to the drive. They have been tested to power on, show on the desktop, and eject.

"SuperDisk media provides as much as 85 times greater capacity than a conventional floppy diskette - up to 120MB of data. This expansive capacity means you can use SuperDisks to store even your largest files, including your digital photos, Internet downloads, multimedia applications, and graphics programs."

These classic Mac items are priced at $15 each or the lot for $25 which includes all power adapters, cables and assorted disks as shown. Mailing at cost or local pickup - to inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, January 18, 2019

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Toast Silk Screened MacWorld 2000 T-shirt

NEW Silk Screened Macworld 2000 T-shirt. This "Roxio" Toast shirt is size Large and is from the NYC Macworld Expo in 2000. It is brand new and has never been washed or worn - it was wrapped in plastic and stored since the Expo.

Super rare and mint - one only, reasonably priced at $12. Mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

El Capitan Tutorial

Steve Wozniak 2004 Upper Deck Trading Card

This is a 2004 Upper Deck Trading Card of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak. The card is numbered II 14 and it measures 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. It is from The History of the United States Inventors and Inventions series with the event date of 1976.

It appears to be in mint collectible condition and comes in a clear plastic card saver. It is priced at $15 and that includes postage. There are other Woz items available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The 12 Most Expensive Apple Collectibles Ever Sold

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Apple technology T-shirt Eat. Sleep. Code.

This is size Medium Hanes Beefy-T T-shirt. The front says Eat. Sleep. Code.  The back has a white bitten Apple logo. It may have been washed once and looks new. It was for sale by Apple at the 2007 WWDC but is out of production and is hard to find in the wild, especially in a size Medium. It is priced at $28 with postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Macs with 9 Lives: Creative Afterlives from Apple Products

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, January 14, 2019

How To Change Your Mac Username & Home Folder Name

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Apple Power Mac G3 Pentium II Chip on a Snail

Vintage Apple Power Macintosh G3 Pentium II poster featuring an Intel chip on a snail. This is an original 1998 Apple poster advertising the Apple G3 Power Mac. The poster is 27 inches wide and 22 inches tall with no tape, pin holes, creases or damage. The text on the bottom reads "Some people think the Pentium II is the fastest processor in the world. Not quite. The chip inside of every new Power Macintosh G3 is up to twice as fast." - then the rainbow bitten Apple and Think Different. This poster would have been originally sent from Apple to an Authorized Dealer/Reseller for promotion purposes - very few survive especially in unhung condition.

This iconic and ironic (Got Intel?) Apple poster is priced at $250 with insured mailing included - rolled in a heavy cardboard tube. There is one at Vintage Apple Posters – The Missing Bite for a nickel less than $300. To inquire contact Dave via

other Intel items available, click the labels below

Apple Computer Ad - Think Different Snail - YouTube

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Apple Store Vancouver 2010 Olympics Pins

These brand new, limited edition authentic Apple Olympic pins were designed by Apple Inc. to promote the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. The pins were only available at the Vancouver Apple store and they were not available for sale anywhere. This pin set includes two metal 19mm x 19mm (3/4" by 3/4") pins in original packaging: the left pin is a Canadian maple leaf and the right pin is the Apple logo and both are designed as App icons.

They are priced for the collector at $50 for the set of two. Mailing adds $5 to North America. You can also include a few Apple window cling stickers for $2.50 each - click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Apple collectibles are a seller's market

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Linux Penguin 'Go Mobile!' t-shirt 2XL

Linux "Go Mobile!" black short sleeve t-shirt. The graphics and text are silk screened. It is made by Gildan Activewear in Honduras of 100% heavy weight pre-shrunk cotton. The size is 2XL, 26" armpit to armpit, 32" in length. It appears to be brand new.

It is priced at $15 and is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Apple Store Nano-Chromatic Specialist T-Shirt

This is an Apple Store employee uniform t-shirt. The t-shirt is teal blue, Medium size, and made by American Apparel. It has been worn twice in the NY Apple store and has been washed twice. The front of the shirt 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 (pictured left) has the 9 different colors 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 front of the shirt

The Apple iPod "nanochromatic" shirt is a rare collectible and is priced at $22 - To inquire contact Dave via
(update: another Nanochromatic shirt has arrived from Las Vegas - a brand new never worn size XL priced at $30)

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

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This is a rare Apple Macintosh iMac "Yin Yang" poster in near good condition. It has never been used or displayed. It is from MacWorld in New York in 2000 and features the Apple G3 Graphite and Snow iMacs. This classic Apple poster measures 24 inches wide by 36 inches in height and is printed on one side of heavy stock poster paper. It has one small (quarter inch) edge tear, no stains or pin holes and just a few light wrinkles from storage over the years. This poster was for promotional purposes only at MacWorld NY and was not sold in Apple stores. It is very reasonably priced at $75 and is available for insured mailing in a heavy cardboard tube at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

How to clear the DNS cache on your iPhone, iPad & Mac


vintage Apple Computer Company Store embroidered caps

For sale are three black hats from the Apple Company Store collected over the years and they all have the bitten Apple logo in silvery grey embroidery on the front. The left hat shows the url on the back. The /jobs link still works at Apple and that makes it an interesting collectible.

The two other black hats have just the bitten apples and no text. The center hat is cotton fabric with an adjustable back strap. The hat on the right is a polyester and spandex twill by FlexFit.

The caps are not new but show little use other than years of storage. Price for the set is $30 plus postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, January 07, 2019

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Apple Computer Crazy Ones T-Shirt

This is a vintage Apple Computer "The Crazy Ones" T-Shirt from the Think Different campaign. This white Apple T-shirt is brand new old stock and has never been worn or washed or displayed - it may be in factory wrapper but not positive. The size is XL. Made in Thailand by Vistawear of 100% mercerized cotton. A black Apple is on the sleeve.This is a very heavy fabric high quality shirt, it has double yoke on the neck back and is extra long. The front is plain.

The back is the long version of the Apple poem from the 1997 Think Different campaign but it is an even longer version than the 3 listed at Wikipedia. This is the complete text: Here's to the Crazy Ones

This extremely rare and highly collectible quality Apple shirt is priced at $165 plus $10 for insured postage to US and Canada. To inquire further contact Dave via

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Saturday, January 05, 2019

Apple Pirate "NO PRISONERS" Stickers

Black Apple Pirate "No Prisoners" high quality vinyl transfer stickers. The story so far: As the young Apple computers were starting out to change the technological computing world, Steve Jobs pledged the employees of Apple Computers to "Take no prisoners". Thinking like pirates they proudly bore this flag over their desks as they created some of the most innovative and beautiful computer concepts ever.

This sticker was made in Canada by Linusco and is 4.5" X 6" inches and is priced at $15 - one only. There are also 2 larger versions of this heavy gauge vinyl transfer available for $20 each. The sticker prices includes postage. They are approx. 8 inches wide and they were custom made for KootenayMac. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, January 04, 2019

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APPLE iPhone Development Camp shirt

This is a gray Apple Computer iPhone Development Camp t-shirt. It is pre-owned and sourced from a high tech collector in Cupertino California. It is made by American Apparel in Downtown LA  of 90% cotton and 10% polyester. Two sizes are available, a Medium and a Large. They are not brand new but the tags look new and there are no obvious signs of wear.

These rare Apple shirts have a 2-tone text on the front denoting the iPhoneDevCamp plus asymetrical black flame graphics. Nice. Rare. Collectible. Never available to the public. $50 each with mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

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Extremely rare pin - Keep Your Lawyers Off My Computer

This is the infamous Fanged Apple, a design created in protest of Apple's lawsuit regarding graphical user interfaces (GUI) software. This 2.25" diameter button is in very good condition with all details crisp and clear. It was one of three released last year by a collector in California. It was his last one and they have become extremely rare. It is priced at $65 and that includes postage. To inquire contact Dave via

Provenance: the former owner of this pin, a speaker at several Boston MacWorlds in the early 90's, says "I personally obtained this button from Richard Stallman outside of Lotus's offices in Cambridge, MA!"

"In 1989, Apple's look and feel lawsuit against Microsoft brought the idea of interface copyright to the attention of the programming community. Apple was trying to claim a monopoly over a broad class of graphical user interfaces. If Apple succeeded, not only Microsoft, but every software developer, would be legally compelled to design gratuitously incompatible software." In response, John Gilmore and Richard Stallman together commissioned the design of the "fanged Apple"–a button showing the Apple logo with vicious teeth. This was followed by an advertisement placed in The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, which in turn led to a protest rally at the HQ of Lotus Development Corporation--another "look and feel" lawsuit plaintiff."
History of the League for Programming Freedom (LPF)...

update: a second pin - very slightly scuffed - is available for $50

Apple: Keep Your Lawyers Off My Computer | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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Apple Computer Super Bowl XIX Seat Cushion

This is an Apple seat cushion from the SUPERBOWL XIX product placement campaign as the San Francisco 49ers played the Miami Dolphins on January 20, 1985. The seat cushion is in near new condition, only used the one time and is very clean. It has an attached carrying strap.

The front has SUPERBOWL XIX and the flipside has the large Apple logo and the number 22. This highly collectible Apple momento is priced at $90 plus postage. On eBay you might see some for a hundred more.

Click here to view an archived picture of the seat cushions in place at Stanford Stadium prior to the Superbowl game and read more (in a poor translation from French) about the 1985 Apple ad.

The Chiat/Day Superbowl ad is considered the greatest ad of all time. The Macintosh 20th Anniversary poster is also available. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, December 31, 2018

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Vintage SNL Macintosh 1995 Macworld long sleeve shirt

This is a rare Macintosh Macworld long sleeve shirt from 1995. Proudly worn and washed in good condition with some wear on the screened graphics. "Macintosh" down one arm and 3 of the bitten Apple logos down the other arm. "The Power To Crush The Other Kids" on the front and MACWORLD '95 writ large on the back. You may never see another one of these offered for sale.

It is a size X Large Hanes Beefy-T, fabric made in the USA assembled in Mexico of 100% preshrunk cotton. The Power to Crush the Other Kids shirt 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 original Apple Company Store nor is it the original version that was hawked outside the San Francisco Macworld in 1995. This is a high end version that may well have been made special for an Apple Evangelist as a Macworld promo. Priced at $155 with postage included in North America. To inquire contact Dave via

MacIntosh Jr, The power to CRUSH the other kids - SNL
There are other SNL shirts available, click the SNL label below.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

"You, a Mac, the world" Apple computers pin

This pin was first used at the Boston MacWorld in 1995. The design is shown on page 151 of the Apple T-Shirts book. The pin measures 2.5" across and is in excellent condition.

It is priced at $15 and that includes postage. There are a few other Apple pins available, click the pins label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, December 28, 2018

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Google Stainless Steel Travel Cup

Brand New Google Stainless Steel Sapphire Blue Travel Mug in a nice presentation box. It measures 3.5" (8.7 cm) in width and 6" (16 cm) in height and it holds 16 oz. (500 cc) of your favorite hot or cold liquid. This Google labeled mug in the original box is priced at $30 and is available for mailing or local pickup in Nelson. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Stylized vintage Apple rainbow logo T-shirt

This is an Apple t-shirt with a stylized rainbow logo circa 1990. It does not appear in the Apple T-Shirts Book so I have no other information about the design. The front shows the rainbow stacked like books so this may have been part of the education division. Macintosh is below the structure and the artists' signature looks like Ken G. The back shows a registered Apple in the Garamond font. The shirts appear to be in new condition.

I first came across this design as a photo on Flickr last year and have since purchased two of these vintage shirts, which are sized as a medium and a large. They are both thin white cotton shirts, with no tags other than a small hand sewn one on the large shirt indicating a 90-98 centimeter chest which is closer to a medium. They are from Malaysia, appear to be new old stock but are very thin material as might be found in the tropics. Apple opened a Singapore manufacturing plant there in 1981 and it ran for 22 years making circuit boards so this design might relate to that factory. There was an education division there also. These shirts are priced at $50 plus postage at cost and would be an interesting and rare addition to any Apple shirt collection. Another Singapore shirt is available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

note: any info on this design would be appreciated and will earn you some Apple cling windshield stickers
T-shirt 24 years old,apple Macintosh | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Insanely Great Vintage 1990's Approaching Macintosh sweatshirt with artwork by Berkeley Breathed

This vintage Macintosh sweat shirt comes from the estate sale of an early Apple employee. It's in excellent condition. The Made in USA Signal tag denotes a size 46 (XL) but it fits like a medium. Seriously - 20" under arms by 22" tall. It appears to be new and unwashed - unusual in a shirt made in the early 1990's.

The artwork comes from the Banana Junior computer created by Berkeley Breathed in Bloom County in the mid 80's. Breathed is printed backwards on both the sweatshirt graphic and on the book cover on the bottom left. The back of the shirt has the text: Approaching Macintosh Team, acknowledging the creation of the manual of hands-on modules that prepares the reader to understand and utilize an array of Macintosh software applications.

This extremely rare Apple shirt is priced at $220 plus insured shipping at cost.To inquire contact Dave via

There is also a copy of the Approaching Macintosh second edition available for $90

Approaching Macintosh: A Guide to Learning MacIntosh Software published 1991 by Michael Tchao et al, via ACM Digital Library

The Banana Junior 6000: Computers and Comedy | Computer History Museum: In late 1984, Breathed introduced a new character, the Banana Junior 9000 (later the Banana Junior 6000, though it is unknown whether this was due to an unseen processor downgrade…) which was adopted by young Oliver Wendell Jones.

Released at the same time as the Macintosh was a fictional computer that was 32-bits and offered a staggering 450KB of memory! It proudly declared that it “Computes! Sorts! Prints! Draws! Figures! Doodles! Slices! Dices! Whistle! Whimpers! Dances! Prances!” It was the most insanely great great computer ever devised for a comic strip.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Rare vintage Apple iMac Yum pin

For sale, one new-old-stock Apple Yum iMac pin. It features the 5 Flavormac colored iMac G3 desktop computers from 1999. These YUM badges are becoming quite rare. The pin is new, never used, never worn, and measures 2 by 3 inches with a pinback. It is priced at $25 with mailing available at cost.

There are other Yum items available. Click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, December 21, 2018

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Google Hardware Operations t-shirt

This is a brand new Google employee adult size medium (M) white T-shirt with "Google" across the front in several different colors, and below that in smaller black letters: "Hardware Operations." It is a Gildan brand shirt made in Haiti. This shirt is priced at $12 plus the cost of postage to your city. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Apple Store Employee G5 Tower Launch T-Shirt

This is a very rare Apple Store G5 launch T-shirt. It was the Apple store employee promo shirt during the introduction of the G5 towers in 2003. The front shows the white Apple logo and the back (shown) has a large "G5".

This shirt a black short sleeve, the size is a Large adult. It is brand new unworn and unwashed in mint condition. It is made by American Apparel of 100% cotton. It is priced at $45 and is available for mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

NY Times report explores the 'mess' that was Apple's attempt to build the Macintosh in Silicon Valley


Apple G5 tower launch shirt in French

This is a black Apple store G5 launch t-shirt. It was the French version of the promo shirt during the introduction of the G5 towers in 2003 and is quite rare. The front shows a small white Apple logo with the text in French and the back has a large "G5". The English version had no text.

This shirt a black short sleeve, the size is an XL. It is brand new unworn and unwashed in mint condition. It is made by American Apparel of 100% cotton. It is priced at $45 and is available for mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

There are other G5 launch shirts and posters available, click the labels below.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Vintage Apple postcard collection

This is a collection of 3 genuine vintage Apple postcards plus another made on a Mac clone. A 5th bonus card is included as it is for Yosemite's El Capitan and is very similar to the image used in the OS. They are  displayed on a 30th Anniversary poster which is also available.

The top left card is from National Postcard Week May 5-11, 1985 promoting an Apple clone dealer in Decatur GA. It was designed and printed with a Franklin Ace. There is no handwriting on it and no stamp or postmark and the condition is VG. The price is $20.

The top right card is a new unused Apple reseller card from 1992 promoting the Macintosh Duo Dock System. It is priced at $25.

The lower middle card was sent in the 80's to a client from the Santa Rosa California Computer Center. It features the IIc, IIe, IIGS, the Mac Plus and the Mac SE and offers a rebate on selected add-ons. It is priced at $25.

At the bottom right is new unused bitten rainbow Apple card from the Think Different era. It has a 1-800 number for an Apple authorised reseller and shows the url It is priced at $20.

The Yosemite card is included free; the Happy Birthday, Mac poster is $50 plus postage. The postcards' total is $90 and postage is included. You can also include a Steve Jobs postage stamp - MNH - for $12. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, December 17, 2018

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iBook Clamshell collection poster #4

This poster is from a retired Apple dealer's private collection of Apple Clamshell style iBook posters. This poster has 1 or 2 tack holes in each corner, and a few very small creases that might not show when framed. This G3 Tangerine iBook "Go" poster is about 24 inches wide and 36 inches high and is on heavy poster paper with Macworld New York 99 across the bottom.

These vintage Apple posters are becoming hard to find. This one is priced at $55 and is available for mailing at cost of postage as the cardboard tube is on hand. Kootenay Mac has other MacWorld Clamshell iBook posters and a companion Tangerine Go t-shirt and the Tangerine Clamshell iBook laptop in very good condition. Click the "Go go go" label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, December 15, 2018


If you know of a person who has absolutely everything Apple, then this is the icing on the cake. This is a brand new old stock 1997 Wilton HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAC Computer Cake Pan. It will produce a cake shaped like the early beige Macintosh computers such as the Quadra and Performa. Decorate it to your favorite collectors' personal tastes. This unused aluminum cake pan measures 11" by 13" and is 2" deep. It is priced at $30 plus postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, December 14, 2018

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SUN MICROSYSTEMS -v3 Java Jar GlassFish

This is a Sun Microsystems Java Jar GlassFish size Medium T-shirt. This shirt is a promo for the Sun Java server release version 3. Jar is the file extension for Java Archive. It is a brand new Hanes Heavyweight shirt made in El Salvador of 100% preshrunk cotton. Great graphics. The only one for miles around. It is priced at $25 with mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

Other Java shirts available, click the Java label below.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Limited Edition Apple Mac OS X Leopard T-Shirt

If you're like most of us in the heartland and missed attending the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard launch, then here is your chance to get a one-of-a-kind Apple collectors T-shirt. This awesome short sleeve T-shirt was a giveaway promotion to the first 500 people through the door at The Apple Store on 10/26/07 at 6 PM. It was designed to celebrate the release of the new Mac OS X Leopard Operating System.

KootenayMac has 2 of these shirts - one Large and 1 XL. They are black with the OS X Leopard logo on the front, and the slogan "Add a new Mac to your Mac." on the reverse side. They are brand new, never worn, never washed made by Hanes Beefy-T of 100% cotton. They are priced at $65 with mailing at cost. Get yours, they will never be offered to the public by Apple again. To see other Apple promo shirts click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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