Apple-1 Auctioned Off This Weekend Could Net $640,000

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 24, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 1976 Apple-1 computer could fetch at least $116,000 at an auction over the weekend, it was reported.

The reserve sale price for the computer, according to auctioneer Uwe Breker, is $116,000 but the Apple could be purchased for as much as to $400,000, reported The New York Times. The computer will be auctioned in Cologne, Germany.

The estimate is not far off because last November, an Apple-1 sold for a world-record $640,000, according to Breker’s website. “But we will see,” he told the Times.

The Apple-1 was built by hand by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and is one of six known to exist. The computer also features his autograph.

“The Apple 1 is already a legendary milestone from the dynamic dawn of the personal computer age,” Brecker told the Daily Mail. “This computer is one hundred-percent authentic and in fully-working condition.”

He added: “At the time it was first sold the machine was always delivered as a motherboard only. The peripheral equipment such as power pack, keyboard, monitor and cassette recorder had to be obtained personally by the user.”

Only 200 of the computers were ever built and they were sold for $666.66.

“It is Apple’s creation story, the physical artifact that traces this incredible success to its origins,” Dag Spicer, the senior curator at the Computer History Museum, told the Times.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.