Rare Apple I hits the auction block for charity

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Apple I computer
This is the computer that sparked the revolution in home computing.
Photo: CharityBuzz

One of the first computers ever created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak is hitting the auction block, only unlock some of the previous auctions, this one is for a good cause.

CharityBuzz posted an auction today for a rare “Duston 2” Apple-I computer. Its estimated value is pegged around $600,000, but bidding on the previous Apple I auctioned by CharityBuzz nearly topped one million dollars.

Apple’s first computer

Snagging this old-school PC that started the personal computing revolution won’t be cheap, but all proceeds will go to support the Foundation for Amateur International Radio.

The Apple I being auctioned off was one of the original boards sold to the Byte Shop – the first store to sell Apple computers. It was a stock number of 01-0060 from 1976 and was acquired from Adam Duston in August 1996.

This lot includes the original Apple-I board, modified Apple-II keyboard, and modern Stancor power supply mounted on a wooden display board. You’ll also get all the miscellaneous documentation, periodicals, and a replica Apple Cassette Adapter if you win. They’ve also thrown in an autographed print by Ron Wayne, Apple’s third co-founder.

Bidding opens at $70,000 with the auction ending on June 21. Happy bidding.