A fully functioning Apple I, personally sold by company co-founder Steve Jobs, is expected to earn $600,000 when it goes on sale at legendary auction house Christie's this December.
The "Ricketts" Apple I Personal Computer is all set to go on sale on December 11th at an auction. The machine is every Apple enthusiast’s living dream after all it was named after original owner Charles Rickets as confirmed by Reuters. This machine holds more worth than any of us can even fathom. It was first sold by a very young 21 year old Steve Jobs out of his parents’ garage in 1976.
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And this isn’t the only Apple related historic thing which would be present on the auction. Along with this, there is going to be the July 27 $600 canceled check made out by Ricketts to Apple Computer and the check has been labeled by Ricketts as "Purchased July 1976 from Steve Jobs in his parents' garage in Los Altos."
The Apple I is going to sell for around $600,000 but we are pretty sure that the original Apple machine is capable of garnering much more than that. We can be sure about this because only a month earlier a rare working Apple I earned a record smashing $905,000. This purchase was made by Henry Ford’s company and at what the deal has closed off is more than double what it was expected to sell for. Earlier to this auction, the record price for a vintage Apple I stood at $671,400 and the purchase was made by an anonymous buyer in a 2013 German auction. Another German auction netted $640,000for an original working unit prior to this.
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