Apple-1 computers are rare and have increased in value significantly in recent decades with working units costing more than $700,000. Now a special Apple-1 first batch computer with the serial number handwritten by Steve Jobs is up for auction.
This Apple-1 includes the original monitor, a Datanetics keyboard, modern cassette interface, power supply, cables, and a reproduction of the original manual signed by Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne with the caption “Think Different!”
Meanwhile, it has been verified that the serial number was written by Steve Jobs.
Presented here is the holy grail of vintage computer collecting, a first batch of Apple-1. This first-batch computer is in working condition. Ranked number seven on the Apple-1 registry, this offering is the only first-batch item to be auctioned in a number of years and is the first Apple-1 ever offered with a verified serial number (“01-0050”) handwritten by Steve Jobs.
Auction house Goldin says the Apple-1 was found to be in working condition by former Apple employee Daniel Kottke (one of the first to work on the Apple-1).
This rare Apple-1 has been up for auction for just over two weeks, with the first bid coming in at $250,000.
View all details in the official auction list.
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