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Large Private Collection for Sale

Here we have a true museum piece.  To the average collector these appear to be regular old black box NES games.  However, these were the actual reference items used in the court case “Nintendo Vs. Magnavox”.  The games featured here were a few of many bought by Magnavox to use in their defense. The trial concerned Nintendo trying to invalidate Baer’s patents, pleading that William Higinbotham’s Tennis For Two preceded Baer’s video game invention, therefore not having to pay royalties to Magnavox anymore.  Ultimately Nintendo lost the court case.  These are authenticated by David Winter. If you want more details on the case, look here.

For sale here

Previous auction featuring other Nintendo games used by Magnavox during the 1985 court case.

 

A few highlights:

Early NES system (serial number N0000330)

Snakes Revenge NES blisterpak sealed

Zelda Test Cart

VideoMaster Home Game Console CIB –  First European console after Magnavox Odyssey.

Atari 2600 workbook prototype games

EdTris and SoundX for Atari 2600 – Early homebrews (circa 1994), autographed and complete.

Capcom Vol.1 game music vinyl record from 1986

Magnavox Odyssey with Shooting Gallery gun CIB

Hammerin’ Harry NES CIB

Full Neo Geo CD set

 

and lots more for sale, from Magnavox to PS3:

The rest of the private game collection

                

                

                

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  1. This auction was held on the 13th of June.
    All the stuff wasn’t coming from a single collection but from many.
    Millon et associé will make another videogame public auction around November.

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