A handwritten manuscript of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs reached $ 28,000 on Bonham's History of Science and Technology, including Space History auction in New York City this afternoon, without fulfilling the reserve and thus remaining unsold.  The naked white sheet has some pretty visible age breakdown, but has Steve Jobs in full seller mode. The sheet shows a handful of extra exclamation marks over Apple, I have 8K bytes of RAM, and the "real deal" you'll get by shelling out just $ 75 to receive an Apple I card and manual.
The note, written to a former friend of Jobs, was originally intended to go for $ 60,000, so today's highest bid of $ 28,000 is a good sum lower than expected. Perhaps the typical buyers in this niche feel saturated with so many "rare" auction pieces that hit the market.
An Apple I computer was also auctioned today just before handwritten note. Originally intended to sell between $ 250,000 ̵
A picture of the manuscript on auction today.
The auction house provided the following description for the script online before bidding started.
includes a rare autograph script signed by Steve Jobs, who markets the Apple-1 computer to a long-lasting friend quoting him the $ 75 price for a print-only manual, as Job calls "A Real Deal . " The job gives out the many features of the device, such as the "full crt terminal", which is taken for granted now, but in 1976, when most other hobbyist computers required programming based on a bank of flashing LEDs on the front panel, it was a revolutionary setting of a screen. Jobs also contained two Polaroid images of a unified board, probably one of the rare lost Apple-1 production prototypes, as well as a screenshot that includes Job's address and phone number for contact. Jobs also include the contact information at the bottom of the letter, giving his parent address where he lived at that time and how many of the original Apples were collected.
The script is not the only Steve Jobs-related memorabilia to hit the auction market this week, but. A very rare, signed "to Matt" copy of Macworld, is estimated to sell for at least $ 10,000 when RR Auctions lists it between 6 December – 13 December.
The magazine is a guaranteed authentic, as it is a YouTube that floats around Jobs itself sign the exact copy up for auction.
Jobs, a well-known reserved autograph sign, often sees large sums retrieved for his name. The last major item to hit the market was a former Apple I device, with Jobs autograph thrown into that auction a lot, which reached an eye-catching $ 375,000.
Finally, the last piece of sales this week is a simple Steve Jobs business card. Just intended to sell for around $ 500, this is part of an avid 9to5Mac the reader may be hiding.
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