Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) released its first computer, the Apple Computer 1, also known as Apple 1, back in 1976. Only about 200 of them were produced by Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs and they sold 175 of them in about ten months. These computers have become collector’s items and coveted pieces among Apple fans, with some of them fetching up to US$905,000 at auction in recent years.
Now you can even get your hands on a manual for Apple’s very first computer, which is currently up for auction with an estimate of US$100,000. The 12-page document, which is being offered at Boston’s RR Auction, features Apple's original logo on the front cover, designed by third Apple co-founder Ron Wayne and showing Isaac Newton thoughtfully seated beneath a tree, with a shining apple dangling overhead.
The current bid for the 40-year-old Apple-1 original manual is at US$9,422, the next required bid is US$10,365. The auction ends on 10 July. According to the auction house, very few of the original Apple-1 operating manuals—perhaps 65 or so—are known to exist today.
Apple-1 Computer Operation Manual
Lot no.: 206
Auction house: RR Auction
Sale: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
Dates: 21 June - 10 Jul 2019