Working Apple 1 Motherboard, Vintage Apple European Headquarters Flag to Be Auctioned

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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57 months ago
Aw shucks! should I get that new house by the beach or should I go for the motherboard.
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57 months ago
I wonder what Woz feels to see something he created so many years ago.
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57 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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57 months ago
Their video of the Apple 1 (http://www.bonhams.com/video/17458/) is nice.
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57 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.
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57 months ago
When their done I have a vintage 3rd Gen. iPod in working condition like new back (very few scratches, spent most if its life in a case) It was personally built by a factory worker. I'm expecting it to fetch unimaginable numbers.
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57 months ago

I wonder what Woz feels to see something he created so many years ago.


Or how Ronald Wayne feels.....
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57 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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57 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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57 months ago

I remember an episode of ST Voyager where they explained the technology boost in the '90s by saying future tech was reverse-engineered.


This is how I came to see Bitcoin when I learned how it works, and thought about how amazing it is that we even have something like this. The way I've described it to several people is that it's as if someone time-traveled to the 23rd century and brought the plans for it back with them... :eek:
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