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Antique Apple-1 computer lands on eBay today

Gregg Keizer | April 14, 2015
Part of sale's proceeds to go to ALS Association, which raises money for research on Lou Gehrig's Disease

Apple-1 computers have sold for as much as $905,000, that record amount paid by The Henry Ford in October 2014. Other Apple-1s have sold for more than $600,000.

But the highest price paid for a piece of Apple memorabilia was the original founding contract drawn up by Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne, which sold for $1.6 million in 2011. Wayne was recruited by Jobs to convince Wozniak to launch the partnership. For his part, Wayne was offered a 10% share in the new company. Wayne relinquished his part of the deal just days later, receiving $800 for his shares.


The copy Luther will list on eBay is one of three that Wayne typed up on the same April 1, 1976, date the trio signed the original. It was autographed by both Wozniak and Wayne last year when they met for the first time since Jobs' death in 2011.

Proceeds from that contract, other items -- including a very early Apple II computer -- and one-tenth of the selling price of the Apple-1 will be given to the ALS Association. A long-time employee of Luther's Internet services business has the disease.

eBay will promote the Apple-1 auction by adding it to its homepage carousel, Luther said. There will be no reserve set for the Apple-1.


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