CJ emailed me this link to a Bonham’s auction last summer. They sold a “complete set” of the Digital Computer Newsletter, a periodical Dad started in the late 1940s to share information about computers under construction or in operation. The issues range in date from 1949 through 1962.
This is one of the earliest computer technology periodicals out there. The auction brought over $4,000.
Unfortunately we didn’t keep a “complete set” like that ourselves. I have the first issue tucked away at the bank, and a few other gems. I don’t know what the other items are worth.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of MIT’s Project MAC, I posted a set of the first 3 MAC reports on eBay. They’ve been through one 90-day sale cycle without selling.
[Update – they’re no longer being listed]