One of the first personal computers signed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has sold at auction for more than $223,000.
According to Boston-based RR Auction, which ended Thursday, the Apple-1 has been restored to fully operational condition and fitted with a custom case with a built-in keyboard.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs built about 200 in 1976 and 1977 in his garage in Los Altos, California, and helped launch the company, which in June became The first public company with a market capitalization of $3 trillion at the close of trading. RR said it originally sold for $666 and is expected to fetch around $200,000.
In 2017, Wozniak signed “Woz” for the Apple-1 at an event at Bryant University.
In 1980 it was used by a vendor at a computer hobbyist show in Framingham, MA, and it was used throughout the 1980s. Apple expert Corey Cohen put it in operation earlier this year, the auction house said.
RR Auction said the work was purchased by an unnamed collector.
An original handwritten ad that Jobs wrote for the Apple-1 computer sold at the same auction for nearly $176,000, RR said.
Apple Check No. 2, signed by Jobs and Wozniak, dated March 19, 1976, for more than $135,000.