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Old Apple 1 Up For Auction, Expected To Go For $160,000+

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the doesn't-run-flash dept.

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vanstinator was one of several readers to point out that Christie's is holding an auction for one of the original Apple 1 machines, complete with a manual, the original shipping box, and the letter from Steve Jobs to the owner. The invoice says the computer was purchased on December 7th, 1976, with an Apple cassette interface card, for a total price of $741.66. The auction house expects it to sell for over $160,000.

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156 comments

Same old Same old (4, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210060)

Overpriced Apple Product? How is this news?

(I keed I keed)

$666.66 WTF? (1)

PatPending (953482) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210172)

What's with this price from The Fine Article? (Emphasis added.)

Priced at $666.66, the first Apple-1s were despatched from the garage of Steve Jobs' parents' house - the return address on the original packaging present here.

Hmm. Maybe Jobs (like O'Donnell) was dabbing in witchcraft?

Re:$666.66 WTF? (5, Insightful)

blackraven14250 (902843) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210318)

Not witchcraft. Cult leading.

Re:$666.66 WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210940)

To be fair, O'Donnell was young, going along with her friends at the time. She's since moved on from all that.

Jobs, on the other hand, has taken his coven world-wide.

Re:Same old Same old (1)

Sean_Inconsequential (1883900) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210244)

Overpriced Apple Product? How is this news?

(I keed I keed)

As an Apple user, I approve of the hilarity of this post.

Re:Same old Same old (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211260)

and, unlike most old PC hardware,
This Apple will still be usable (if understandably underpowered by today's standards).

Just like most other Apple hardware made before 1999.

Re:Same old Same old (0, Troll)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210292)

Yes, but unlike all other Apple computers, this one is also over-hyped and over-rated.

Re:Same old Same old (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210412)

According to the CPI $741.66 in December of 1976 is the equivalent of $2784.92 today.

Huh, things improved (2, Interesting)

dazedNconfuzed (154242) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210534)

For that price you can get a Mac Pro today:
One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem”
3GB (3x1GB)
1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
One 18x SuperDrive
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide

Or, using the original numbers, you can get a 32GB iPad 3G.

Or, being one of the guys who built it, you could be worth ~$6,000,000,000.

Re:Same old Same old (1)

bberens (965711) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210918)

Interestingly, if you'd purchased AAPL stock in 1980 (earliest I could find a quote) with that money you'd have over $60k. Looks like buying the PC was a better investment.

Re:Same old Same old (1)

iluvcapra (782887) | more than 3 years ago | (#34212004)

You couldn't buy a PC when the Apple 1 came out, it was 1976(!). The Apple 1 was a competitor to the Altair and Imsai. The main competitive difference was that it could be bought fully assembled (but for a case) and would generate a composite video signal.

Re:Same old Same old (1)

iluvcapra (782887) | more than 3 years ago | (#34212018)

Oops I totally misread your post. Apologize. I hope the trivial information was useful :(

Re:Same old Same old (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34212058)

$160k > $60k

Re:Same old Same old (1)

The Great Pretender (975978) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210742)

Interesting, converting from 1976 to current dollar the price is $2847.23. This is around the same as a quad core Mac Pro.

Re:Same old Same old (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211276)

I just read this in Zoidberg's voice. funny times

1up (2, Funny)

rwa2 (4391) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210086)

Gee, thanks for getting the Mario Brother's 1up sound effect stuck in my head. It's not something I associate at all with my experiences with Apple products :-P

Drips and "eeps", on the other hand...

Attic Cleaning Time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210168)

Crimminy. My wife's going to want to clean out my attic. "But, Honey, those are all an investment!" I'll say.

Steve Jobs, the Satanist (4, Funny)

RingDev (879105) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210178)

This explains so much!

However, because the motherboard was completely pre-assembled, it represented a major step forward in comparison with the competing self-assembly kits of the day. Priced at $666.66, the first Apple-1s were despatched from the garage of Steve Jobs' parents' house - the return address on the original packaging present here.

That's right. Steve started selling the Apple 1 for the price of the mark of the beast.

-Rick

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

Parlett316 (112473) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210212)

Wait a second, didn't they change the Mark of the Beast to 616?

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

Demonantis (1340557) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210278)

They never changed it. If you read the bible it references 616 for the mark of the beast. I have no idea where the 666 ever came from, but it is usually referenced with Satan not the beast so they could be different things entirely.

$0.66? (1)

tivoKlr (659818) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210794)

What about the change? Is this the mark of the beast, plus just a little more? Isn't that the Apple way anyway?

Posted from an aging MacBook I'm too cheap to replace.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

thepike (1781582) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210804)

It's not a translation problem, some of the original manuscripts have different text. Kind of a problem with the days before copy machines. I think more versions have 666, but the older ones have 616.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

RapmasterT (787426) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210250)

That's right. Steve started selling the Apple 1 for the price of the mark of the beast.

-Rick

Not to be overly pedantic, but the "number of the beast" is 666, not a fraction higher than 666.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

Y-Crate (540566) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210336)

666.66... = 1

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210802)

Only in base 7.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (4, Interesting)

jo_ham (604554) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210260)

The mark of the beast is 616. The monks copying up the bible and translating it assumed that it was the handwritten equivalent of a typo, and that the number should really be 666. And thus, an editorial decision affected millions of people down through the ages who freak out when 666 comes up, eg in their change or as a price for a bunch of items, or a bus route or house number.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210410)

Maybe. All I heard was a scrap of an old manuscript was found, and it wasn't in good condition, and it may have said 616.

The Number of the Beast (1)

Haxamanish (1564673) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210820)

Nerds know that the number is (6^6)^6 [wikipedia.org] or or 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

biobogonics (513416) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211030)

The mark of the beast is 616.

If this is so, it explains a lot. 616 is the original area code for Western and Upper Michigan. This has now been split into 4 area codes, but 616 still covers Grand Rapids, Holland and Wyoming. If you want to look for the most extreme religious fundamentalists in Michigan, that's where they still are!

Now why did I get rid of my tricked out Apple 2+?

 

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

The_mad_linguist (1019680) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211354)

Not actually the case. The number varies between dialects, in a manner consistent with it being a numerological encoding of NERO CEASER or NERON KAISER or whatever the name in that dialect was.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

DarkOx (621550) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211402)

Yes; but don't you think they'd freak out just as often when $616 or $6.16 comes up? I really don't see what difference it makes. All I know is one day I tempted fate and spent $6.66 at the gas station and need a new transmission before I got from there to office. I don't do that any more. Now I will always buy a pack of gum or a coke or something whenever that happens.

That's only in a few variant manuscripts... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211960)

> The mark of the beast is 616

That's only found in a few variant manuscripts, the rest of them all say 666. One explanation is that it refers to Nero and that a variant spelling of his name can be assigned either number.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (5, Funny)

Princeofcups (150855) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210338)

That rounds up to 667, the neighbor of the beast.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210508)

>That rounds up to 667, the neighbor of the beast.

Not sure how it works in the US but on most streets over here (UK), 664 and 668 are the neighbours of the beast while 667 is normally on the opposite side of the road.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210636)

> 664 and 668 are the neighbours of the beast while 667 is normally on the opposite side of the road.
 
... the filthy inhabitants of which are shunned and vilified as the Other.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210920)

not sure how it works in the UK, but in the US, the house across the street can be considered a neighbor.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

LainTouko (926420) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211742)

By the time you've got to 300 houses, 667 is probably opposite 592 or 810 or something. I once lived on a road on which about 26 was opposite about 219, because the even side had large things on and the odd side only had houses.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

realityimpaired (1668397) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211952)

Depends on where. Most cities, the street numbering isn't straight linear, and is actually determined by what block you're on. 602 may be right next to 604, but if 604 is at an intersection, the next house will be 700. That happens in pretty much any North American city I've ever been in. They also have been known to skip house numbers for large buildings, so downtown you might find the street numbering goes 628, 680, 720, etc. Heck, even in the suburbs, that happens: my house is number 32, my neighbour to one side is 34, my neighbour to the other side is 28.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

trapnest (1608791) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210922)

Same over here in the US.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (1)

fishexe (168879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211520)

>That rounds up to 667, the neighbor of the beast.

Not sure how it works in the US but on most streets over here (UK), 664 and 668 are the neighbours of the beast while 667 is normally on the opposite side of the road.

Here in the US, we call all the people in your neighborhood "neighbors", including those across the street, down the block, and around the corner. The distinction of 664 and 668 is that they are next-door neighbors of the beast. Presumably, the beast has a larger neighborhood than just those two.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (2, Funny)

fishexe (168879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211550)

Here in the US, we call all the people in your neighborhood "neighbors", including those across the street, down the block, and around the corner. The distinction of 664 and 668 is that they are next-door neighbors of the beast. Presumably, the beast has a larger neighborhood than just those two.

Which I suppose makes the question relevant, "Is the Antichrist British or American?"

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210586)

He Who Shall Not Be Starting His Lawnmower Before 10am Next Saturday Unless He Wants Another Angry Note In His Mailbox.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211366)

Who mows their lawn at this time of the year? It may not be covered with snow yet (although by next saturday it probably will) but its near freezing most nights so the lawn isn't growing any more.

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211504)

I live in Texas, I mowed my grass earlier this week and will probably get a fine from my HOA if I don't mow it again this weekend.
I also still have both buds and blooms on my rosebushes.

Our winter is currently forecast to be on the morning of Feb 3rd and is expected to have frost and a small chance of sleet.

Last year it took my roses by surprise and it took them almost a month before they stopped sulking and started blooming again...

Re:Steve Jobs, the Satanist (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211946)

You mean "for the MARKET PRICE of the beast", right?

Replica I (4, Interesting)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210184)

If you're interested in the Apple I from a retro-computing standpoint, instead of owning a museum piece, you can actually buy a kit [brielcomputers.com] and build a clone.

Steve Jobs is Thrilled (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210186)

It's finally going to sell for his originally recommended price.

Re:Steve Jobs is Thrilled (1)

noidentity (188756) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210234)

The high price is just because it's already jailbroken, complete with BASIC when you power it on.

First time this is actually appropriate... (4, Funny)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210206)

Yes but..

Does it run Linux?

Re:First time this is actually appropriate... (2, Interesting)

Dayofswords (1548243) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210284)

can you get linux running on 8KB of RAM?

If so, I salute you.

Re:First time this is actually appropriate... (3, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210566)

I can get it running but I can't catch it aftewards.

Re:First time this is actually appropriate... (1)

msauve (701917) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211304)

can you get linux running on 8KB of RAM?

You just need lots of swap space.

Re:First time this is actually appropriate... (2, Funny)

Polarn (83690) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210584)

You mean, does it blend?

Re:First time this is actually appropriate... (1)

wandazulu (265281) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210884)

Imagine a beowulf cluster of these!

Re:First time this is actually appropriate... (2, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211216)

How about Contiki instead?

Apple releases... (5, Funny)

Subm (79417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210210)

No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.

Re:Apple releases... (3, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210542)

You're holding it wrong.

Re:Apple releases... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210544)

I hate seeing this quote over and over again. Lets be honest in the fall of 2001 the iPod did not look amazing from a technical review, the market already had superior products available for the same if not lower price. The problem is that the review was focused on people who want the latest and greatest technology and thats not the market Apple was pushing it to.

Re:Apple releases... (5, Funny)

AdmiralXyz (1378985) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210592)

Don't bother clicking the Anonymous button, Taco. We know it's you.

Re:Apple releases... (1)

jandrese (485) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210740)

For what it's worth, the G1 iPod was pretty lame. They sold better than the existing MP3 players of the day, but that wasn't exactly a high bar to hurdle.

Re:Apple releases... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210874)

The "lame" quote from Taco was comparing it to what else was available back then, which makes it still an embarrassing quote. What's more, the 1G was actually quite nice -- Firewire interface, with easy access to using it as a hard drive, and the tactile scroll wheel were all very cool features. Except for the 5GB hard drive limit, the 1G iPod was better than generations of iPod successors.

Re:Apple releases... (1)

sznupi (719324) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211580)

Furthermore: they sold better than the existing MP3 players of the day in few specific places (highly visible and vocal, but...). Which actually didn't change later.

The auction house expects? (3, Insightful)

RapmasterT (787426) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210224)

I think the auction house HOPES it will sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars...expecting it is an exercise in wishful thinking. The art of predicting auction prices on rare items is based on historical sales of similar items, this is a pretty unusual and unique circumstance.

Part of me wants to trust them as experts, but part of me also feels that old (albeit rare) computer parts don't have the value they think it does. I guess we'll find out.

Re:The auction house expects? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210550)

On items with this sort of juice, the auction house usually guesses way low.

Re:The auction house expects? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210642)

Similar auctions for Apple I's have netted around $15k -20k.

Re:The auction house expects? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210654)

Were they in this kind of shape, with all the accoutrements, plus Steve Jobs' autograph?

Re:The auction house expects? (2, Insightful)

RapmasterT (787426) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210900)

On items with this sort of juice, the auction house usually guesses way low.

this sort of juice? This is an old computer with a good box and receipt, not a Picasso.

Re:The auction house expects? (3, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211306)

Of course it isn't a Picasso. The price is $160 thousand, not $160 million.

As for the "juice", if you just got the boards it would just be a computer. With the other paraphernalia you've got a whole museum setting in one package. Anyone musing on this will be given to imagine the original owner's entire experience being one of the pioneers of computing at home. There's a depth and breadth of context that one more circuit board doesn't bring to it. And then there's the autograph and a record of Jobs' customer-service style, with a bit of wry irony in that it's typewritten.

$160k is the low end of Christie's estimate. The high end is quite low, too.

Re:The auction house expects? (1)

fishexe (168879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211450)

On items with this sort of juice, the auction house usually guesses way low.

this sort of juice? This is an old computer with a good box and receipt, not a Picasso.

No, he means apple juice.

Re:The auction house expects? (1)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211204)

Honestly the documentation and the signed letter from Steve Jobs is probably the big money on this item. It has a well documented history which also helps.
Let's face it. Odds are that you could build an exact duplicate of an Apple I with a little effort. It is the documentation that will drive collectors batty.

i dont care if it is an original (0, Troll)

FudRucker (866063) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210268)

only a damn fool with way too much money would pay 160 thousand dollars for it, i would not give more than 50 bucks for an obsolete computer even if it was in pristine condition.

Re:i dont care if it is an original (1)

guyminuslife (1349809) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210352)

I'd pay a lot more that 50 bucks for a Difference Engine in pristine condition. Or even a Harvard Mark I. Although I don't know how I could fit them in my apartment....

Re:i dont care if it is an original (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210570)

I'd pay more than 50 bucks for an old Whirlwind computer, it's surely worth more than that just in scrap copper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlwind_%28computer%29

Historical value (1)

dazedNconfuzed (154242) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210466)

Obviously the purpose of a museum is lost on you.

Re:Historical value (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210560)

Since the invention of graphical communications media, yes.

I'll Bid if it has.. (2, Funny)

vchoy (134429) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210276)

The 3 GEEs and the WI-FIs... ....oh but I guess you really meant BEE GEEs and the HI-FIs??!?!

Now an office building (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210310)

Jobs' old house now appears to be a four-story office building.

Green Mushrooms (1)

Spykk (823586) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210444)

Old Apple 1 Up For Auction

Is it the 1-up they used when they re-hired Steve, or the 1-up they got when Microsoft gave them capital?

160K should be enough for anybody (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210470)

After all it's a step up from 48K!

VIC-20 up for auction, bargain at 1/2 the price :) (2, Funny)

mrnick (108356) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210488)

Really???

I have a Commodore PET and several VIC-20's to put up for auction!! I know, I know the VIC-20 only had a 22 column display but no worries I'll throw in a 40 column cartridge adapter for a mere $20,000, a MUST have if your television tube is larger than 12", huh??? ;)

Re:VIC-20 up for auction, bargain at 1/2 the price (1)

JoeCommodore (567479) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211218)

Heh, I can do better then that,

I have an Apple II

Thats, right - twice as good and as valuable as that old crufty Apple I, in fact, if you you got the cash, I know where to get my hands on an Apple III!

Re:VIC-20 up for auction, bargain at 1/2 the price (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211824)

I have a Commodore PET and several VIC-20's to put up for auction!!

In '99 or '00 I sold a working PET2001 (real keyboard, not chiclet) with tape cassette drive for $5000. I'm sure I could have gotten more for it if I tried.

No flash here either (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34210650)

See. Apple isn't doing anything new these days. They established their policy of not working with flash way back in 1976.

"Valuable printed books and manuscript" (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210662)

I am confused, which one of these is Apple I supposed to be, a printed book or a manuscript? (But they have some damned fine books there, hmmm, an ASCC manual...and a Von Neumann's scribble...and that 16th century print of Euclid in Arabic. Yummy!)

I have an altair from 1976 .. (1)

fkx (453233) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210674)

I'll let it go for only 150K ..

Genius Bar?? (4, Funny)

rwrife (712064) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210756)

If I was dumb enough to buy it, first thing I would do would be to take it to the Apple Store and ask them how to launch iPhoto on it.

1-Up? (0, Flamebait)

Chagatai (524580) | more than 3 years ago | (#34210938)

Am I the only one who parsed the title of this post as Apple selling an extra life a la Scott Pilgrim? Because some Applephiles do need to get a life, y'know.

What about the Apple 0? (1)

snsh (968808) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211016)

Isn't Steve Jobs known to start counting from zero?

Apple I Doesn't Have Flash (5, Funny)

bkmoore (1910118) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211022)

Before you fan boys go falling over yourselves to buy the Apple I, be aware that Steve Jobs won't support the Flash Plugin on it. According to Steve Jobs, "Flash is a resource killer, and in order to deliver the best computing experience possible while running Integer BASIC on the 6502, we have dropped Flash." That being said, it should be possible to install Flash from a third-party cassette tape.

Re:Apple I Doesn't Have Flash (1)

fishexe (168879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211406)

According to Steve Jobs, "Flash is a resource killer, and in order to deliver the best computing experience possible while running Integer BASIC on the 6502, we have dropped Flash." That being said, it should be possible to install Flash from a third-party cassette tape.

But what if I upgrade to Disk BASIC?

Re:Apple I Doesn't Have Flash (1)

Blrfl (46596) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211606)

Disk BASIC was a TRS-80 product.

Just for comparison (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211054)

Woz came and spoke to our Apple user group in 83 or 84 (interesting stories on the start of Apple). A local computer store at that time had 2 Apple 1s. One for $10k and one for $12K. Woz bought one, I forget which one, but he just took out his checkbook and wrote a check.

Yeah but does it run (1)

TehDuffman (987864) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211058)

Yeah but does it run linux?

OK, so I did the math (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34211060)

Considering that most prices increase at an average rate of 2.5% per year, then 1.025^(2010-1976)=2.315 Things in 2010 are on average at lease 2.3 times as expensive as they were in 1976. A $10,000 car in 1976 would cost $23150 in 2010. A $200,000 house in 1976 would cost $463,000 in 2010. A $741.66 computer in 1976 should cost 1716.94. Instead they are looking for $160,000. Now to be fair, the computer isn't new, its used (as is). I suppose they could start bidding at 1716, but I suspect is will be more like 17160, and go up from there. Do you suppose people know they are likely to pay 93 times is normal appreciation value?

So... (1)

eyrieowl (881195) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211252)

Assuming $160k price holds, that makes for a 17% rate of return. Not too shabby. And, interesting enough, that's almost the same exact rate of return for someone who bought apple at IPO. Although the missing 4 years of appreciation would leave you with only half as much money.

More auctions (3, Interesting)

Darinbob (1142669) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211296)

Check out the other auctions Christie's is having in SALE 7882. Very rare books, computer manuals, patent for the ENIAC, first edition paper by Babbage, and an Enigma machine (lot 59). Plus other antique books and maps, etc.

There is vastly more nerdy stuff for rich collectors than a mere Apple 1.

Ergo, my Apple ][... (1)

fishexe (168879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211436)

Ergo, my Apple ][ should be worth $320,000!
I'm gonna call Christie's a soon as I dig it out of my closet.

160000? (1)

HtR (240250) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211536)

Man, $160000 for an old Apple I? I would never pay that, especially since you can get a brand new Apple computer for slightly less.

Who assembled it? (3, Interesting)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 3 years ago | (#34211738)

Any chance Wozniak and/or Jobs were amongst the people who put it together? Or did they have people by then?

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