An Apple Computer Company check signed by Steve Jobs sold for $106,985 in an online auction hosted by RR Auction. The check, filled out and signed by Jobs in 1976, was made out to Crampton, Remke, & Miller, INC, a consulting firm in Northern California.
The check number 168 was deemed by the auctioneer to be in “fine to very fine condition,” and had been pre-certified by PSA/DNA.
The Jobs’ check is notable, as it has the first Apple address at 770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto printed on it. The address was actually the address of an answering service used by Jobs and Wozniak while actually working out of the Jobs family garage.
Pristine Apple Computer check signed by Steve Jobs in 1976—the year of the company’s founding
Choice Apple Computer Company business check, 6 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Jobs, “steven jobs,” payable to Crampton, Remke & Miller, Inc. for $175, July 8, 1976. Headed “Apple Computer Company,” the check uses Apple’s first official address at “770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto”—the location of an answering service and mail drop that they used while still operating out of the famous Jobs family garage. In fine to very fine condition.
Crampton, Remke & Miller was a management consulting firm in Palo Alto that provided business process consulting to a wide range of high tech companies in Northern California. In addition to the fledgling Apple Computer, the firm’s clients included Atari, Memorex, National Semiconductor, and Xerox. Jobs’s hiring of such a firm during Apple’s earliest stages demonstrates his eye toward long-term growth. During this period, the company had recently developed the Apple-1, secured its first big order, and set about trying to fulfill it. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had to secure parts and components on credit, build the computers, and deliver them to retailers and individuals. A highly desirable, essentially flawless check from a central moment in the history of modern tech.
Another early check signed by Steve Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was auctioned off in 2022, and that check sold for close to $164,000.