A few rare Steve Jobs items hit the auction block. Items from the birth of Apple, home computing, and video gaming are up for auction.
The top lot from “Steve Jobs Revolution: Engelbart, Atari, and Apple” auction is a July 1976 check to pay $3,430 for parts for the Apple 1 computer, signed by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Bobby Livingston Executive Vice President at RR Auctions said, “This is before they had any investors.” “The reason it’s signed by both of them is in their charter. Any expenses over $1,000, they both had to agree, and here’s the evidence.”
“Steve did not sign very many things. He didn’t like to sign objects. So his signature is ver rare. It’s actually one of the rarest signatures that collectors are interested in. So any time something comes up with Steve’s signature on it, it goes for a lot of money,” said Steven Levy, editor at large for Wired Magazine, which focuses on emerging technologies.
“What makes these computers and video games so special is they’re prototypes and they’re vr early models that are difficult to find. These items are being consigned to us by people from the Silicon Valley that were there when this whole computer revolution started,” said Livingston.