Another Apple-centric auction is underway and includes an Apple II manual signed by Steve Jobs and Mike Markkula, Jobs’ famous leather jacket, and many other Apple memorabilia.
Among the items on the Boston, MA-based RR auction listing is an Apple II manual signed and inscribed in the name of the son of British entrepreneur Michael Brewer. Brewer negotiated the exclusive distribution rights for Apple in the UK in 1979.
The inscription on the manual reads: “Julian, your generation is the first to grow up with computers. Go change the world! Steven jobs, 1980. “
The manual is also signed by the angel investor and Apple’s second CEO and reads “Mike Markkula, 1980”.
The manual will include a provenance letter from Julian Brewer, the original recipient.
The auction also includes a rare and vintage Apple-1 computer and a series of vintage computers from the collection of personal computing pioneer Robert Wagner. The auction also includes an Altair 8800, an older Apple II and an Apple Lisa.
The Apple-1 includes the original user manual and the hardware suite.
Other items included Steve Jobs’ leather bomber jacket, which he wore in an iconic 1983 “IBM finger” photo, an issue of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Macworld # 1, and a screen by Macintosh 128 motherboard signed by Steve Jobs and Jef Raskin. .
In March 2020, a rare and working Apple-1 computer sold at auction for $ 458,711.25 at RR Auction. It was the same machine that appeared in an episode of Pawn Stars.
In December 2020, RR Auction sold both a fully functioning Apple-1 computer as well as a 23-page handwritten document from Steve Wozniak detailing the notes and diagrams of the Apple II breadboard.