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Original Apple-1 Computer Goes Up for Auction

by Paul Strauss

…and when I say original Apple-1, I mean it. Only about 200 of the first-gen Apple computer were ever built, and they have become extremely difficult to come by, with an estimated 50 left in circulation around the world.

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It was announced today that Christie’s will be auctioning off one of these extreme rarities on November 23 in London. The particular Apple-1 system for sale is serial number 82, and includes all original packaging, instructions, a cassette interface, the sales invoice, and a “tech support” letter signed by Steve Jobs himself. The shipping box even has a return address of Jobs’ parents’ house.

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Christies expects the machine to sell for somewhere between $161,000 and $242,000 (USD). Considering that the system originally sold for $666.66 back in 1976, I’d say that’s a mighty fine return on investment. Although the same amount in Apple stock purchased when they first went public would probably be worth nearly as much.

[via Pursuitist]




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