Apple-1 ad handwritten by Steve Jobs sells for amazing $176,000


Apple-1 handwritten ad by Steve Jobs
Would you buy this computer?
Photo: RR Auction

A draft for an Apple-1 advertisement that Steve Jobs handwrote in 1976 just sold at auction for a whopping $175,759.

Other rare Jobs-related items also sold for princely sums, including Apple Computer check “No. 2” signed by company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Steve Jobs memorabilia goes for top dollar

Steve Jobs founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976, and was instrumental in the creation of the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He was Apple CEO until 2011, and he passed away shortly thereafter. But the market for Steve Jobs memorabilia lives on.

RR Auction recently put a number of Apple-related items under the gavel, including a draft for an advertisement for the Apple-1 Computer in Steve Jobs’ handwriting. The lot also included a pair of Polaroid pix of the early personal computer. The auction estimate was $30,000+ and the item actually went for a bit under $176,000.

Apple check #2, signed by Jobs and Woz, goes up for auction
Both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak signed this check.
Photo: RR Auction

The Apple Computer check that was also part of the auction was rare because it has both Jobs’ and Wozniak’s signatures. Also, it’s the second check the pair made out as part of their company, which hadn’t yet been officially founded. The auction estimate for it was $50,000+ but it sold for $135,261.

A a page of notes for Astrochart, an astrology/horoscope application that Jobs worked on for Atari in the summer of 1975, sold too. The document is in Jobs’ handwriting but not signed. It fetched $16,444.

Other Apple-related documents just sold by RR Auction, with their auction totals, include:


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