A very special Apple kit was auctioned last Thursday. We talked about elements of the company when the leaders were Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. In fact, among the items that were auctioned were objects from the latter. But the jewel in the crown was a fully functional Apple-1. That is why the price reached was $ 370,000. It was not the only thing that was auctioned but it was the most important.
A rare but fully functional Apple-1 It went up for auction on Thursday and sold for more than $ 370,000. The auctioned Apple-1 was one of the first to be sold to programming pioneer Roger Wagner at the Vintage Computer Festival in California in 2002. Wagner, a personal friend of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, wrote the first book on programming in Apple II assembly language.
Together with the Apple-1 board, which bears the serial number “01-0068”, it was also included An original Apple Cassette Interface (ACI) with original Apple II manual keyboard with cable adapter for the Apple-1. Apple-1 Basic cassettes; Panasonic RQ413S Portable Cassette Tape Recorder and Player; Taxan KG-12NU-Y 12 display monitor and CFFA1-CF card adapter.
One of the items that attracted the most attention was a replica of the Apple-1 Operation Manual signed on black felt tip by Wozniak and 11 original test pages of the Apple-1 Operation Manual signed by Apple co-founder Ron Wayne.
In the auction an Apple Lisa could also be seen with rare “Twiggy” units that sold for $ 75,000. An Apple II with a monitor and peripherals fetched nearly two thousand dollars. An Apple II manual signed by Steve Jobs and Mike Markkula; Jobs’ leather bomber jacket … etc
They remain fewer and fewer Apple-1s not auctioned, so if you have one and it is in good working order you can even go up to $ 500,000.