These Vintage Apple-signs or trade show props, were donated to my by a friend and colleague. He used to work to repair Apple and Macintosh computers back in 1980 and 1990’s. He must have saved these and totally forgotten these for all these years. They came across his basement storage recently and he of cos, knew my interested in the “old apples”, offered them to me right away. There were supposed to be just one, but to his suprisement, there were two of them. One being more rough, the sticker corners are peeling off due old age, but the other one is in much better shape. Needs just some cleaning. The better one will make nice props to my work/hobby room.
Cleaning was needed or at least trying …
So basicly i tried just basic every household cleaning methods. Tolu-foam which really didn’t do much but maybe polish the plastic a bit – the darker dirt came off however perfectly with Label-Off spray. The plastic itself was partly yellowed (I know! this sounds like a job for Mr. Retr0bright..). But i don’t think it’s much of a worth the effort to go that extreme on this case. If you want these, you can easily make your own copies.
So i was quite ok with them cleaned up, glued together the logo a bit and we’re good to go.
I placed them to my work/hobby room against the wall. But. I had an idea. I need to find where i can cut another of them to perfect square around the logo itself, it would make great framed decoration to the wall..