Steve Jobs Garage Sale: One Apple-1 for Sale
By Nick Spence
Nov 11, 2010 6:15 pm
Those who complain about the cost of Apple products should note an Apple-1
is currently up for sale for a cool £150,000.
Around 200 on the rudimentary computers, by today's standards, were sold in 1976 from now Apple CEO Steve Jobs parent's garage. Christie's of London
will be selling the Apple-1, which originally retailed for a demonic $666.66, after Jobs partner Steve Wozniak reportedly liked repeating digits. The auction house has valued the Apple-1 between £100,000 - £150,000 prior to the auction.
The lot comprises components from the Apple-1, original manual and packaging along with a letter from Jobs.
"Original printed wrappers, stapled, with original company logo to upper wrapper and warranty within decorative border to inside rear wrapper (short split at foot of spine) -- double-sided illustrated advertisement sheet with prices -- original typed invoice for Apple-1 and Apple cassette interface totaling $741.66 dated 12/7/76, with salesman named as Steven," Christie's notes.