A temporary check signed by both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, written for computer components used to create the Apple I is being auctioned off by RR Auctions, alongside other rare Apple memorabilia, including a handwritten advertising draft created by Jobs.
While we have seen Steve Jobs-written checks go up for auction in the past (most recently, an Apple Computer Company check signed by Steve Jobs sold for $106,985 in an online auction hosted by RR Auction).
The check currently being auctioned off by RR Auctions is just the second-ever check written by Jobs and Apple co-founder Wozniak. The check predates Apple itself by some 13 days and is a temporary check before their account was officially opened.
The temporary check, #2, and dated March 19, 1976, is made out to a printed circuit board company called Ramlor, Inc., for the amount of $116.97 (although the line where the amount this written out says “One Hundred Dollars and 97/100”). The Wells Fargo temporary check, which measures 7.5 inches by 3 inches, bears the same routing and account numbers as other early Apple Computer Company checks.
It’s believed that the check was written to Ramlor, Inc to pay for printed circuit boards that were intended for use in the first Apple I computers.
RR Auctions estimates that the check will sell for at least $50,000.
The auction runs until August 24, 2023, and is among over 50 Apple-related items. In addition to the check, a draft ad for the Apple I computer that was handwritten by Steve Jobs, and functional computers including an Apple I and an Apple Lisa.