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Working Apple I With Original Packaging to be Auctioned on November 16th

Working Apple I With Original Packaging to be Auctioned on November 16th

Another working Apple I computer, this one with the original white cardboard packaging it came in, will be auctioned by German auction house Breker on November 16, the unit is estimated to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000.

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The unit, which is one of only a handful in existence, is number “46” of 50 original hand-built computers sold by Apple’s first retailer, The Byte Shop.

From the auction site

“No. 46” is one of very few Apple 1s still in working order, as well as the only known example in its original box! A scarce photograph of the bedroom in Jobs’ parental house shows a stack of identical boxes of the first order of 50 units.

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The Apple I also features a signature from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who designed and built each computer.

Each Apple I sold for $666.66, and approximately 200 total units were produced. Few are thought to remain in working order today.

Breker auctioned off a similar working Apple I which brought $671,400 at auction, breaking a previous auction record of $640,000 set in November 2012. It is thought that Number 46 will fetch a similar price.

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