"A REAL DEAL"AT BONHAMS NEW YORK
A RARE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF STEVE JOBS PROMOTING THE APPLE-1


History of Science and Technology, Including Space History
5 Dec 2018
New York

"A REAL DEAL"AT BONHAMS NEW YORK
A RARE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF STEVE JOBS PROMOTING THE APPLE-1


History of Science and Technology, Including Space History
5 Dec 2018
New York

"A REAL DEAL"AT BONHAMS NEW YORK
A RARE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF STEVE JOBS PROMOTING THE APPLE-1


History of Science and Technology, Including Space History
5 Dec 2018
New York

New York− On December 5, Bonhams sale of History of Science and Technology includes a rare autograph manuscript signed by Steve Jobs marketing the Apple-1 computer to a longtime friend quoting him the price of $75 for a bare printed circuit board with manual, which Jobs calls "A real deal." Jobs touts the many features of the unit such as the "full crt terminal," something that is taken for granted now, but in 1976, when most other hobbyist computers required programming based upon a bank of flashing LEDs on the front panel, incorporating a screen was revolutionary. Jobs also included two Polaroid pictures of an assembled board, likely one of the rare lost Apple-1 production prototypes, as well as a screen shot that includes Jobs' address and phone number for contact. Jobs also includes his contact information at the bottom of the letter, giving his parent address, where he lived at the time, and where many of the original Apple-1s were assembled.

Another highlight of the auction is a working Apple-1 computer gifted by Steve Jobs to the current owner (estimate: $250,000-350,000) as well as a working Apple Lisa, the computer that brought the graphical user interface (GUI) and the mouse to the wider marketplace (estimate: $30,000-50,000).

Enquiries

For further information and images call Sung-Hee Kim on +1 917-206-1692, or email sunghee.kim@bonhams.com .


NOTES FOR EDITORS

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Contacts
  1. SungHee Kim
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    Bonhams
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    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 917 206 1692

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