An early Apple computer that helped launch the $3T company has sold at auction for $223,000

One of Apple’s original personal computers, signed by company co-founder Steve Wozniak, sold at auction for more than $223,000.
According to Boston-based RR Auction, which staged the sale that ended Thursday, the Apple-1 was completely working and came with a bespoke case with a built-in keyboard.

Around 200 were produced in 1976 and 1977 at Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ garage in Los Altos, California, and helped launch the company that became the first publicly traded company to complete a trading day with a $3 trillion market value in June. It was originally sold for $666 and was projected to sell for around $200,000, according to RR.Wozniak autographed the Apple-1 “Woz” at a 2017 event at Bryant University.

It was purchased used by the seller in 1980 at a computer hobbyist exhibition in Framingham, Massachusetts, and was used throughout the 1980s. According to the auction company, Apple expert Corey Cohen restored it to operating status earlier this year.

According to RR Auction, it was purchased by a collector who desires to remain unidentified.
According to RR, an original handwritten advertising for the Apple-1 Computer authored by Jobs sold for about $176,000 at the same auction.

Apple firm check No. 2 from March 19, 1976, signed by Jobs and Wozniak, sold for more than $135,000.

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