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Three rare Apple items were auctioned, including a Steve Jobs autographed copy of a Time Magazine cover, a working Apple-1 and a vintage Apple Check.
Another batch of Apple collectibles went up for auction, this time as part of Boston-based RR Auction’s Remarkable Rarities collection.
One item in the collection, a check, is particularly notable because it bears both Jobs’ signature and a letterhead reading “Apple Computer Company.” Moreover, it is dated July 23, 1976, the year Apple was founded.
“[T]the check uses Apple’s first official address at “770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto” – the location of a voicemail service and mail depot they used while they still worked in the famed Jobs family garage,” the auction listing reads. “In very good condition. Encapsulated in PSA/DNA authentication support.”
The check should sell for at least $25,000.
The auction also includes a working Apple-1 computer, hand-numbered by Steve Jobs.
The computer, from the collection of personal computing pioneer Roger Wagner, is sold with all the components and accessories necessary for its operation. It is listed as #12 on the Apple-1 registry.
Wagner is known for writing the first book on assembly language programming for the Apple II.
- original Apple-1 card, hand-stamped by Steve Jobs with stock number “01-0068”
- Original Apple Cassette Interface (ACI) with manual
- original Apple II keyboard with Apple-1 cable adapter
- Apple-1 Core Cassettes
- Panasonic RQ413S Portable Cassette Recorder/Player
- Taxan Model KG-12NU-Y 12″ Display Monitor
- CFFA1-CF Card Adapter for Apple-1
- Replica Apple-1 User Manual signed in black marker by Steve Wozniak
Apple-1 Expert Corey Cohen has rated the condition of the assembly a 7.0/10 and will provide a full technical condition report to qualified bidders. The set includes a full PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity for Jobs’ handwriting on the board.
The Apple-1 is expected to fetch over $450,000.
Finally, the auction includes a cover autographed by Jobs from the February 1982 issue of Time Magazine.
Included with the cover is the original Apple Computer mailing envelope, stamped in Cupertino, California on March 17, 1982.
All three auctions end on June 23.
RR Auction is hosting another auction of Apple memorabilia, including photographs, manuals and other artifacts signed by Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.