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Steve Jobs ‘Atari’ Application Pulled From Auction Following Provenance Concerns

Steve Jobs ‘Atari’ Application Pulled From Auction Following Provenance Concerns

An auction of rare Apple memorabilia has come to an end, but not before its highlighted item, a Steve Jobs employment application, was pulled from the auction due to doubts concerning its providence.

An auction of rare memorabilia, which ranged from computers and autographs to magazines and NFTs, by RR Auctions of Boston, Mass., has concluded. The auction also included what had been authenticated as the application form Steve Jobs submitted to Atari, but that is what was reportedly removed from the auction.

While it is still believed to be a real Steve Jobs job application, it may not be for Atari. It’s suspected that the application may instead have been for a position Jobs got in 1973 when he applied to repair equipment in what was called the psych ward at Reed College.

“As such, we can no longer definitively state that this is his Atari job application,” RR Auctions told¬†iMore¬†on Friday.

Among the remaining items that did sell was a 1976 check co-signed by both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, sold for $163,923. The check was made out to Kierulff Electronics for parts for the Apple-I, with a face value of $3,430.00.

An original Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, still sealed in its original box, sold for $4,230.

The item that sold for the most in the auction was a prototype home Atari Pong game, which sold for $270,910.

(Via AppleInsider)