Steve Jobs’ Handwritten Apple-1 Ad Sells for $175,759

A recent RR Auction auction witnessed the sale of an Apple-1 advertising written by none other than Steve Jobs himself, collecting a whopping $175,759. The advertising is a rough draft explaining the Apple-1 machine’s characteristics, complemented by glimpses into Jobs’ intended details.

A part of the advertisement penned by Jobs reads: “Board only + manual, $75. A real deal.” Notably, the advertisement bears Jobs’ distinctive signature and features his parents’ address, which notably served as the starting point for Apple’s journey.

This handwritten draft is an impeccably mirrors of the first Apple-1 advertising, which appeared in the July 1976 issue of Interface Magazine. The item is accompanied by two Polaroid photos of Apple-1 machines taken at The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California. Surprisingly, Jobs personally marked one of the images, recognizing its “fuzzy” appearance owing to camera movement.

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The sale of this advertisement text was brokered by a close acquaintance of Steve Jobs who had been intimately involved in the Apple-1’s early phases. These priceless treasures were given to him as cherished tokens.

In a related event, an operable Apple-1 Computer bearing Steve Wozniak’s signature found a buyer, at a hefty $223,520. A 1976 Apple Computer cheque signed by both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak also changed hands for a tidy sum of $135,261.

Source: Macrumors

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