Rare Steve Jobs signed plaque goes up for auction

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A 10-year Apple employment plaque signed by Steve Jobs is up for auction. The 6 x 12-inch framed plaque was given to Apple employee Suzanne Lindbergh in 2000. It is signed in black felt tip by Apple’s former CEO and co-founder, whose autograph is considered one of the most sought-after from collectors.

Online bidding is currently at $4,189. The item is expected to sell for upward of $15,000 when biding closes on April 10.

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The plaque in detail.
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The plaque reads:

“This ten-year plaque recognizes those who have contributed a decade of personal achievement to Apple’s phenomenal success. Apple honors you not only for your talent, enthusiasm, and energy, but also for your ten years of creativity and career commitment. We hope you continue to believe, as we do, that the journey in itself is the best reward.”

It is in overall good condition, although there is some light rippling on the paper. It comes with a full letter of authenticity, guaranteeing that this is the genuine article.

Why so rare?

Apple has long given commemorative awards to long-term employees of the company. However, one of the reasons this one is rare is because of the Steve Jobs signature.

It was signed only a few years after Jobs returned to Apple. Shortly thereafter, Apple switched to using facsimile signatures on its anniversary awards.

Suzanne Lindbergh stayed at Apple for 25 years in total. She left the company in 2013. At that time she was Apple’s “Worldwide Director of Buzz Marketing,” with her job involving the placement of Apple devices in movies and TV shows.

A chance to own a Steve Jobs autograph

This is a relatively rare chance to secure a Steve Jobs autograph. Several Steve Jobs signatures tend to go up for auction each year.

Recent others have included an early edition of Macworld Magazine and a handwritten Apple spec sheet from the 1970s: the latter of which failed to reach its reserve price.

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Source: RR Auction