The original Apple-1 computer is a rarity today. Even rarer is one that was signed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Come December 10, there is just one such Apple-1 signed by Steve Wozniak going on the block, albeit the signature was on the original box.
This was one of the first computers made when Apple was a garage-based company – back in 1976 and it will go under the hammer starting December in a sale by RR Auction.
This particular example was restored to its original operational condition by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen in 2020. Cohen rated the current condition of the machine as 8 out of 10.
RR Auction said that a comprehensive technical condition reported prepared by Cohen is available to qualified bidders. If buyers are skeptical, they can request a video of it running and functioning.
It is the first few models known and still in existence to come with the original box, as well as all components and accessories required for operation. It is worthy to note that the signature on it wasn’t signed in 1976, though. It was signed by Wozniak in 2005.
Here are what’s included:
• original Apple-1 board
• original Apple-1 box, signed inside the lid in black felt tip by Steve Wozniak, “Woz”
• original Apple Cassette Interface (ACI)
• original Apple-1 Operation Manual
• original Apple Cassette Interface manual
• a vintage Apple-1 power supply
• a vintage Datanetics keyboard in wooden case
• a vintage 1976 Sanyo monitor
• a vintage Panasonic cassette player
Auction for the Apple-1 Computer with Box Signed by Steve Wozniak is expected to run from December 10 through to December 17. The starting bid is US$50,000. More details of this rare Apple computer, along with more photos, can be found on the item’s auction page.
Images: RR Auction.