1980 Apple-1 Computer, Hand-Signed Jobs and Wozniak Check Lead Upcoming Apple, Jobs, Computer Hardware AuctionAug 24, 2023 18:00 EDT
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, inventors of Macintosh computers and the brand the world today knows as Apple, changed the world with their innovations. An Apple-1 acquired by the current owner in 1980 at the Computer Hobbyist Show in Framingham, Massachusetts is available in the Apple, Jobs, Computer Hardware sale, presented by RR Auction. This rare lot is a fully operational Apple-1 computer (also commonly known as the Apple I, or Apple Computer 1), complete with Steve Wozniak’s signature in the prototype area, signed during a 2017 event at Bryant University. This computer was in use throughout the 1980s. It was brought to an operational state by Corey Cohen at the Myapplecomputer labs in May/June 2023. A video of it running and functioning is available upon request. Steve “Woz” Wozniak had always wanted a computer of his own. He even built a computer using discrete components called the “Ice-cream computer” with a friend. By March 1, 1976, Wozniak completed the basic design of the Apple I computer. After getting the design rejected by HP on five occasions, Steve Jobs stepped in. Together they launched Apple.
Another historic lot is a Wells Fargo bank check filled out and signed by Steve Jobs and countersigned by Steve Wozniak. The check is payable to Ramlor, Inc. for $116.97 on March 19, 1976. This temporary check, issued upon opening Apple’s first bank account, bears the same routing and account numbers as other early Apple Computer Company checks offered in the sale. It was signed at Apple’s first official address at ‘770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto,’ an answering service location they used while operating out of the famous Jobs family garage. Apart from Apple memorabilia, the sale offers a Nikola Tesla painting by Giovanni DeCunto, a limited-edition Apple Lisa and iPhone pin, tie tack, and mini books. View the complete catalog for this RR Auction: Apple, Jobs, Computer Hardware sale and find other online auctions on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (75)
# of Lots:75
Price Range:$200- $400,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Apple-1 Computer Signed by Steve Wozniak|| Estimate: |
|Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak Signed 1976 Apple Computer Check No. 2 to PCB Maker|| Estimate: |
|Nikola Tesla Painting by Giovanni DeCunto|| Estimate: |
|Silicon Valley 1983 Pacific Ventures Poster|| Estimate: |
|Apple Lisa and iPhone - Limited Edition Pin, Tie Tack, and Mini Books|| Estimate: |