Apple I computer, Apple II schematics sold at auction for combined $1.3 million


Apple memorabilia, including rare and signed artifacts from the company’s humble beginnings, sold for six figures Friday during an online auction that featured two dozen items dating back to the mid-1970s.

Handwritten schematics and instructions Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made for one of the company’s first computers, a prototype of the Apple II, sold for $630,272, RR Actions of Boston announced afterward.

A fully operational Apple-1, the first desktop computer the future Silicon Valley company produced, separately fetched a staggering but not unprecedented $736,862. Others have previously sold for even more.

Other items auctioned include a computer keyboard signed by Mr. Wozniak and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs ($74,535), and an early computer mouse designed by its inventor, Douglas Engelbart ($34,478.75)

“The market for Steve Jobs and Apple-related memorabilia continues to perform exceedingly well,” noted Bobby Livingston, RR Auction‘s executive vice president.

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