Maryland-based Alexander Historical Auctions is featuring the first Apple Computers Inc. sign created by co-founder Steve Jobs and the simple computer toolbox used by partner Steve Wozniak in the January online auction.
“Offered here is nothing less than a true icon of American industry, the very first sign used by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to promote their fledgling start-up, Apple Computer Company. This sign was displayed at the first trade shows Apple attended in 1976, and it remained in service for years outside the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.,” said the auction house famous for selling historical relics and artifacts.
Alexander President Bill Panagopulos called Wozniak’s metal box, a small tackle-style unit with the co-founder’s name on it, “the tool box that built Apple computer!”
The sale will take place from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27.
But those numbers could prove to be chump change in the wealthy tech world, especially considering their ties to Jobs and Wozniak.
Panagopulos noted, for example, that Jobs’s Birkenstock sandals recently sold for $218,750 at auction. And he considers the Apple sign “one of the most important American industrial relics ever offered, worthy of museum display.”