Apple’s original rainbow office signs hit the auction block

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From 1993 until 1997, Apple’s rainbow logo smiled down from the east-facing side of Infinite Loop’s Building 3 as drivers sped north on Highway 280.

Now these Styrofoam and fiberglass signs are treated like fine art being peddled by one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious auctioneers.

Two rainbow Apple logos from the company’s original offices will be put up for auction next month at Bonhams and even though they come with some wear and tear, these Apple logos will cost you more than all your previous Apple purchases combined.

Starting with an opening price of $10,000, the signs could fetch more than $15,000. They decorated the front of Apple headquarters until 1997, when Steve Jobs had the company move to a monochromatic logo. The rainbow logos were subsequently taken down and given to a longtime Apple employee and have found their way to the prestigious auction house.

Dimensions on the two signs are 46 x 49 x 1.5 inches and 33.5 x 36 x 6 inches. The bigger sign is made of Styrofoam with vinyl applied colors while the smaller sign has a metal back and fiberglass front. 

The lot goes to auction on June 4, so if you don’t have $10,000 to waste on Apple memorabilia there’s still time to sell some blood, plasma or even a kidney if you’re desperate enough.

  • Jeremiah_Nilsson

    Actually had that logo on a giant flag… It was perfect for sunny days. Ended up as a bedcover later on… now dissappeared… sad.

  • http://www.myfavoriteapple.com Scott King

    I’d love to have one of those in my collection.

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