Apple memorabilia going under the hammer

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Sotheby’s in New York will have a few rare Apple items up for auction soon. Two items, documents written by Steve Jobs when he was working for Atari and a working Apple 1 computer, are due to go under the hammer on 15 June.

The working Apple 1 is estimated to go for anywhere in the region of $120,000 to $180,000 since the unit is one of 50 know to still exist and only one of six believed to be functional. An Italian collector paid $130,000 for a non-functional Apple 1 motherboard at a similar auction in 2010 conducted by Sotheby’s in London.

The second lot consists of hand-written documents by Steve Jobs from his time at Atari. The documents contain “Instructions for Converting World Cup PC Boards”, signed by the late head of Apple. The bid estimate for this item pegs the price for the pages at between $10,000 and $15,000.

Sotheby’s recently auctioned off Apple’s founding contract, fetching in $1.6 million for pages that were originally expected to go for $150,000.

Now might be a good time to see if you can locate and test that old Apple 1.

Source: Digital Trends

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