Details about Alan Moore’s signed computer keyboard (may have mystical powers)Alan Moore’s signed computer keyboard (may have mystical powers) See original listing
18 Dec, 2011 20:09:20 GMT
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Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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As you know, Alan Moore is the world reknowned author of Watchmen, V for
Vendetta, Swamp Thing and a load of other fantastical gubbins, and here for
sale is his old computer keyboard. He definitely didn’t write any of the
aforementioned works with this, and by the looks of things, it was mainly used
as an ash tray.
How did I come to have this keyboard in my possession? It’s a long and convoluted story, but here are the highlights.
Portrait painting mother; a wall of death; a lack of funds (for previously mentioned wall of death); Alan upgrading his keyboard (not sure which model he has now) and a heavy dose of serendipity.
A short synopsis would be:
Whilst on a break from sitting for his portrait, Alan asked how the wall of death was going. My response was funds are low, but spirits are high. Alan then mentioned he was upgrading his keyboard, so I tentatively enquired as to what he was doing with his old keyboard, and asked whether he would be prepared to sign and donate it to the cause, hoping it would reach upwards of seven pounds fifity, as after all, it is akin to a modern day version of Shakespeares quill. In mind of it being auctioned, Alan was astute enough to sign it with a non-specific message of goodwill – “with lots of love from Alan Moore”.
Melinda (Alan's wife) was kind enough to deliver the Microsoft Basic Keyboard 1.0A, and can be seen modelling it in the last photo.
A link to the portrait can be found below.
Pros and cons of owning Alan Moore’s old Microsoft
Basic keyboard 1.0A
In the words of Pop Will Eat Itself, “Alan Moore knows the score”.
Will post Worldwide at cost.