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Apple-1 Ad Handwritten by Steve Jobs Sells for Over $175,000

Friday August 25, 2023 11:08 am PDT by
An Apple-1 advertisement that was written by Steve Jobs recently sold for $175,759 at an auction hosted by RR Auction. The ad is a rough draft with specifications for the Apple-1 machine, along with information on the details that Jobs wanted to include. "Board only + manual, $75. A real deal" reads a part of the advertisement that Jobs wrote out. Jobs' signature is included, and the address ...
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Signed Apple-1 and Sealed Original iPhone Expected to Fetch High Prices at Auction

Thursday February 23, 2023 9:40 am PST by
Apple-1 computers are some of the rarest and most expensive Apple-related collectors items that go up for sale, and RR Auction today announced a "Steve Jobs and the Computer Revolution" auction that includes an Apple-1 computer. The Apple-1 for sale is "undiscovered," as it was not on the known list of remaining Apple-1 devices until 2023. It was first used as a demonstration system at the...
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Apple-1 Computer Hand-Numbered by Steve Jobs Sells for Over $440,000 at Auction

Friday December 16, 2022 2:08 pm PST by
A fully functional Apple-1 computer that was hand-numbered by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold for $442,118 at auction this month, exceeding the estimate $375,000 price tag. Just 200 Apple-1 computers were produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak back in 1976, and it is believed that only 60 to 70 remain, making the machines the ultimate collector's item for Apple fans. The #78 Apple-1 that...
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'Apple Computer A' Prototype Apple-1 Owned by Steve Jobs Heads to Auction

Thursday July 21, 2022 12:07 pm PDT by
A prototype "Apple Computer A" Apple-1 computer that was owned by Steve Jobs is up for auction starting today, and it is expected to fetch upwards of $500,000. Hand-soldered by Steve Wozniak in 1976, the Apple Computer A printed circuit board was used by Steve Jobs to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, who was the owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California. The Byte Shop...
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Rare Apple-1 Computer Signed by Steve Wozniak Up for Auction

Thursday June 2, 2022 12:41 pm PDT by
An original and functional Apple-1 computer is up for auction on eBay, where it could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Apple-1 computer available for sale is known as the "Schlumberger 2" Apple-1, and it has been restored to full working condition. One of only dozens of Apple-1 computers remaining, the device is said to feature "almost all period-correct components" with the...
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Rare First Batch Apple-1 to Fetch Over $250,000 at Auction

Friday May 6, 2022 9:35 am PDT by
Yet another rare Apple-1 computer is up for auction, and this one already has a bid of over $250,000. The Apple-1 was the first Apple product created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak when Apple Computer was founded, and there are few left in existence. Apple-1 models that come up for auction often fetch high prices because of their rarity, and this particular Apple-1 up for sale is number 7...
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Rare Apple-1 Computer in Koa Wood Case Fetches $500,000 at Auction

Wednesday November 10, 2021 1:09 am PST by
A rare fully functional Apple-1 computer has sold for $500,000 at auction this week, according to John Moran Auctioneers in California (via BBC News). The rare Hawaiian koa wood-cased Apple-1 has had only two owners, a college professor and his student to whom he sold the machine for $650. The sale included user manuals and Apple software on two cassette tapes. Apple co-founder Steve...
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Steve Wozniak Schematics for Prototype Apple II Computer Sell for $630k at Auction, Apple-1 goes for $737k

Friday December 18, 2020 8:49 am PST by
A set of schematics and programming instructions for a prototype version of the Apple II home computer recently sold for $630,272 from RR Auction, the company said today. The documents were written by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and included five pages of circuit schematics and notes on sheets of graphic paper, a 12-page handwritten programming instruction guide with 28 steps, and six...
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Functional Apple-1 With Original Box Signed by Steve Wozniak Goes to Auction

Monday November 30, 2020 10:21 am PST by
There are a limited number of original Apple-1 computers left in the world, and every so often, one comes up for auction. Available starting December 10, a new Apple-1 auction will see RR Auction selling a functional Apple-1 computer with an original box that's been signed by Steve Wozniak. Apple-1 machines were the first computers produced by Apple and sold by Steve Jobs out of his parents' ...
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Rare Fully Functional Apple-1 Computer Fetches Over $450,000 at Auction

Friday March 13, 2020 8:30 am PDT by
A rare fully functional Apple-1 computer has sold for $458,711 at auction this week, according to Boston-based RR Auction. RR Auction says the computer was acquired by Michigan computer store SoftWarehouse in the 1980s as part of a trade for a newer IBM machine. It was subsequently displayed in the store in a custom-made museum style case, before being placed into storage. The computer was...
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Bidding on 'Extremely Rare' Apple I Manual From 1976 Reaches Nearly $10,000 at Auction [Updated]

Monday July 8, 2019 7:25 am PDT by
Back in 1976, Apple released its first computer, the Apple I. Over a span of about ten months, Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs produced about 200 of the computers and sold some 175 of them, making it a valuable collector's item that has fetched up to $905,000 at auction in recent years. As a testament to just how rare the computer is, an "extremely rare" Apple I operation...
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Rare Apple-1 Headed to Auction in September

Thursday August 23, 2018 8:01 am PDT by
The latest Apple-related auction will kick off on September 25, offering bidders the chance to get their hands on a rare Apple-1 computer. On sale by RR Auction, the Apple-1 is fully operational and one of around 70 Apple-1 computers that remain of the first 200 built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. Executive vice president at RR Auction, Bobby Livingston, says that the Apple-1...
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Rare Apple-1 Computer Sells at German Auction for $130,000

Sunday May 21, 2017 2:25 am PDT by
A rare working Apple-1 computer that was built in Steve Jobs' garage has been sold at auction in Germany for over $130,000 (via news24). The highly sought-after vintage computer auctioned off in Cologne on Saturday was one of just 200 that the late Apple co-founder and Steve Wozniak designed and marketed in 1976. The owner John Dryden, a Californian software engineer, admitted that...
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Steve Jobs' Prototype Apple 1 Computer Going on Display in Seattle's 'Living Computers' Museum

Monday April 10, 2017 5:55 am PDT by
Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle, which is dedicated to showcasing the history of computing devices from around the world, is this Friday opening up a wing focused on all things Apple. Called the "Apple Computer Exhibit," visitors will be able to walk through the first two decades of Apple's products and advances in technology, ranging specifically from 1976 to 1999 (via GeekWire). Th ...
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Rare Functioning Apple-1 Computer Headed to Auction in May

Tuesday March 14, 2017 11:26 am PDT by
In 1976, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed and built the Apple I, or Apple-1, the company's first computer. Of the 175 sold, only 50 to 60 or so remain in existence, including just eight functioning ones, making the iconic machine a rare collector's item worth significantly more than its original $666.66 price. On May 20, German auctioneer Breker told MacRumors it will be auctioning off...
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Winner of 'Celebration' Apple-1 Auction Was Prepared to Pay $2 Million for 'Holy Grail of Computers'

Monday August 29, 2016 4:51 am PDT by
After placing the winning $815,000 bid on the rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer last week, Glenn Dellimore spoke with Business Insider about his reasons for purchasing the computer. Dellimore made the decision with his wife, Shannnon, and the two were not only prepared to pay up to $2 million for the piece of Apple history, but both see it only increasing in value over the years. The...

Unique 'Celebration' Apple-1 Sells for $815,000

Thursday August 25, 2016 12:22 pm PDT by
A rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer has fetched $815,000 in an auction hosted by charity auction site CharityBuzz, one of the highest prices an Apple-1 has sold for at auction. During the final minutes of the auction, bids reached $1.2 million, but it appears the last bid was pulled just seconds before the auction ended. The "Celebration" Apple-1, so named by computer historian Corey Cohen,...

CharityBuzz to Auction Off Unique 'Celebration' Apple-1, Could Fetch Up to $1M

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:37 pm PDT by
During the summer of 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created and sold 175 Apple-1 computers, marking the launch of what is now one of the most valuable, influential companies in the world. Only 60 or so of those original machines are still in existence, fetching hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction. This Monday, auction site CharityBuzz is set to auction off one of the rarest Apple-1 ...

Rare Working Apple-1 Computer With Cassette Interface Board Hits eBay

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:21 pm PDT by
A rare functional Apple-1 Personal Computer has popped up on eBay this week after its owner decided to downsize his Apple collection. The Apple-1 computer, called the Copson Apple-1 by its current owner, is one of less than 50 known machines in existence. Apple-1 computers are popular with collectors as they were the first computers produced by Apple and were sold by Steve Jobs out of his...