Working Apple-1 Computer, and Jobs' Leather Bomber Jacket and Other Apple Memorabilia Going up for Auction

A Steve Jobs and Apple auction coming from Boston-based RR Auction in August will see the sale of several classic Macs and other Apple memorabilia, including a rare Apple-1 computer, an Apple II manual signed by Steve Jobs, a leather bomber jacket worn by Jobs, and more.

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The Apple-1 that's going up for sale is from the collection of Roger Wagner, and it was previously sold in April 2002 at the Vintage Computer Festival in 2002. Wagner, who authored the first book on assembly-language programming for the Apple II, is a friend of Steve Wozniak.


The Apple-1 was restored to working condition by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen, and it is functional with a condition rating of 7/10. It comes with the original Apple-1 board, Cassette Interface, cassettes, Panasonic Portable Cassette Tape Recorder and Player, an Apple II keyboard, 11 original Apple-1 Operating Manual pages signed by Ronald Wayne, and more.

Apple-1 machines were the first computers produced by Apple and sold by Steve Jobs out of his parents' garage back in 1976. Priced at $666.66, there were originally 175 Apple-1 computers manufactured, but less than half of those are still in existence, so these machines fetch high prices at auction.

Bidding on the Apple-1 will start at $50,000, and RR Auction estimates that it could sell for as much as $450,000. Last March, a functional Apple-1 computer sold for $458,000, though it was in slightly better condition. Some Apple-1 machines have sold for up to $815,000.

Along with the Apple-1, RR Auction is selling Steve Jobs' bomber jacket, which was worn in the 1983 "middle finger to IBM" photo, and an Apple II manual that was signed by Steve Jobs and Mark Markkula. Addressed to Julian Brewer, the note in the manual reads "Julian, Your generation is the first to grow up with computers. Go change the world! Steven Jobs, 1980." Julian Brewer is the son of Michael Brewer, who negotiated distribution rights for Apple in the UK in 1979.

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RR Auctions expects that the jacket and the manual could fetch prices upwards of $25,000.

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There are several other bits of Apple memorabilia that are being auctioned off, including a Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak Signed issue of Macworld, a program signed by Jobs, a letter signed by Jobs, a 128K Macintosh motherboard signed by Jobs and Jef Raskin, a Steve Jobs business card, and more.

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All of the items in the auction will go up for sale on August 13.

Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
11 weeks ago
“Your generation is the first to grow up with computers. Go change the world!”

Guys, I don’t think he meant to change it for the worse. You did it wrong, Julian. We all did. Especially Zuck.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
donguevas Avatar
11 weeks ago
Well, I for one am not impressed that the power cord for this piece of computer history is next to a multi socket power splitter that is not a surge protector and appears to have been purchased from Compusa in 1992.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cluigi Avatar
11 weeks ago
BTW it’s not a bomber jacket - it’s a Navy Flight jacket. The sheep’s wool collar and knit cuffs with 2 patch pockets is a unique to this article of clothing design issued to Navy pilots only. I
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boswald Avatar
11 weeks ago
I wish Apple had a museum of technology and/or Apple history, because this is where stuff like this belongs, in my opinion.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poked Avatar
11 weeks ago
If only I could actually afford to bid on any of this stuff. Amazing.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
11 weeks ago

“Your generation is the first to grow up with computers. Go change the world!”

Guys, I don’t think he meant to change it for the worse. You did it wrong, Julian. We all did. Especially Zuck.
As someone of that generation - I grew up with computers, BBS', early [public] internet - I am not happy about what I see. It's possible that I am just getting old (41 now...). Also technology is getting... boring imo, everything is so serious...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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