Tag Archive for: Steve Jobs

Apple Computer’s first trade sign at Alexander Historical Auctions, Jan. 27

Apple Computer trade sign, estimated at $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Alexander Historical Auctions

Apple Computer trade sign, estimated at $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Alexander Historical AuctionsCHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. – On Friday, January 27, on the final day of a three-day sale, Maryland auctioneers Alexander Historical Auctions will offer the first trade sign used by the world’s largest company, Apple, Inc., at trade shows and at its corporate offices in the company’s early years of operation in the mid-1970s. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Eight-foot-tall giant robot dating to 1957, $86,355

Giant robots invaded RR Auction, and bidders welcomed them

Eight-foot-tall giant robot dating to 1957, $86,355

Eight-foot-tall giant robot dating to 1957, $86,355

BOSTON — A massive eight-foot-tall giant robot, dubbed Gygan, sold for $86,355 at RR Auction on December 15.

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Brown suede Birkenstocks that belonged to the late tech entrepreneur Steve Jobs sold for $218,750 on November 13. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

1970s sandals worn by Steve Jobs auctioned for $218K

Brown suede Birkenstocks that belonged to the late tech entrepreneur Steve Jobs sold for $218,750 on November 13. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

Brown suede Birkenstocks that belonged to the late tech entrepreneur Steve Jobs sold for $218,750 on November 13. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The California house where Steve Jobs co-founded Apple is a historical site, and now the sandals he wore while pacing its floors have been sold for nearly $220,000. The brown suede Birkenstocks dating to the mid-1970s, described as “well used,” set a record for the highest price ever paid for a pair of sandals, Julien’s Auctions said November 13.

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1982 Time magazine cover signed by Steve Jobs, $35,255

Steve Jobs-signed items sweep the day at RR Auction

 1982 Time magazine cover signed by Steve Jobs, $35,255


1982 Time magazine cover signed by Steve Jobs, $35,255

BOSTON — RR Auction‘s inaugural PSA Encapsulated Auction, which took place on September 22, realized a total of $823,819. The sale brought nearly 700 plastic-encased items to the auction block, ranging from straightforward signatures to iconic photographs to content-rich letters and documents. Every item in the sale was encapsulated by PSA, the largest third-party authentication company in the world.

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Signed matte-finish photo of Marilyn Monroe, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

RR Auction launches PSA Encapsulated series Sept. 22

Signed matte-finish photo of Marilyn Monroe, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

Signed matte-finish photo of Marilyn Monroe, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

BOSTON — RR Auction‘s inaugural PSA Encapsulated Auction, taking place on Thursday, September 22, brings a treasure trove of nearly 700 items to the auction block — a diverse assortment of material ranging from straightforward signatures to iconic photographs to intriguing etters and documents. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype, $677,196

Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype earns $677K at RR Auction

 

Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype, $677,196

Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype, $677,196

BOSTON — Steve Jobs’s Apple-1 computer prototype sold for $677,196 at RR Auction on August 18.

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Original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system, $270,910

Pong video game prototype bounces to $270K at RR Auction

Original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system, $270,910

Original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system, $270,910

BOSTON – An original prototype of an Atari Home Pong video game system sold for $270,910 on March 17 at RR Auction. It originally came from the collection of Allan Alcorn, who revolutionized the video game industry in the 1970s as the creator of Pong, the first popular video arcade game.

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Steve Jobs honored with tightly-curated March 17 RR Auction

July 1976 Apple Computer check signed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, est. $25,000-$50,000

July 1976 Apple Computer check signed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, est. $25,000-$50,000

BOSTON – On Thursday, March 17, RR Auction will present The Steve Jobs Revolution: Engelbart, Atari, and Apple. This small, specially curated selection traces the history of personal computers through documents and objects — and, specifically, the advent of Steve Jobs and Apple as chief popularizers of such products. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Colts owner Jim Irsay talking up museum for pop culture collection

Indianapolis Colts owner and memorabilia super-collector Jim Irsay. Image courtesy Colts.com

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years.

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Apple II manual signed and inscribed by Steve Jobs, $787,484

Steve Jobs-signed Apple II manual commands $787K at RR Auction

Apple II manual signed and inscribed by Steve Jobs, $787,484

Apple II manual signed and inscribed by Steve Jobs, $787,484

BOSTON – A Steve Jobs-signed Apple II Manual sold for $787,484 against an estimate of $25,000-$30,000 at RR Auction on August 19. The 196-page guide details the technical architecture and operation of the Apple II and features a fold-out schematic of the computer’s main logic board. The manual is signed and inscribed opposite the Table of Contents by the iconic Apple co-founder, who wrote, “Julian, Your generation is the first to grow up with computers. Go change the world! steven jobs, 1980.”

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