On October 22, British auction house Bonhams will auction off a rare working Apple 1 motherboard that is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000, reports Mashable. The motherboard itself was constructed by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' family garage for The Byte Shop, and carries the number "01-0070".

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Also up for auction is an original flag from Apple's European headquarters, which was in use until 1996. The flag is expected to fetch somewhere between $1,500 and $2,500 and is said to be the only flag from the headquarters that was kept in "fine condition."

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Last year German auction house Breker sold two working Apple 1 computers, as one unit complete with its original white cardboard box sold for $330,000 while another unit sold for a record-breaking $671,400. The Apple 1 was originally released in 1976 and sold for $666.66. Approximately 200 total units were produced, as few remain in functional condition today.

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hovercast Avatar
100 months ago
Aw shucks! should I get that new house by the beach or should I go for the motherboard.
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troop231 Avatar
100 months ago
It's great seeing stuff like this. It always amazes me just how quickly technology has advanced. I remember an episode of ST Voyager where they explained the technology boost in the '90s by saying future tech was reverse-engineered.

I remember that episode, it's called "Future's End" :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future%27s_End
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RCRod83 Avatar
100 months ago
I wonder what Woz feels to see something he created so many years ago.
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MrBuzzy Avatar
100 months ago
Their video of the Apple 1 (http://www.bonhams.com/video/17458/) is nice.
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DerekAndonian Avatar
100 months ago
I still have my first computer and Apple ][ and a ][e with dual floppy drives :)

I had a computer class in high school where we used Apple ][e systems. It really is crazy how far things have come since those first came out. An iPhone has more storage space and RAM than all 30+ computers in that classroom COMBINED!
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pdqgp Avatar
100 months ago
Woz gets a kick out of it. He has said he'll sign any Apple I or ][ he comes by if asked.

I still have my first computer and Apple ][ and a ][e with dual floppy drives :)

Would be cool as heck to have him sign them. My son gets a kick out of them when they boot up on an old NEC Green Screen display.
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