A temporary check signed by both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, written for computer components used to create the Apple I has been auctioned off for $135,261 by RR Auctions.
The check, auctioned 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, 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.
The auction house had expected that the check would sell for at least $50,000. However, the winning bid was for $135,261.
In addition to the check, a draft ad for the Apple I computer that was handwritten by Steve Jobs sold for even more at auction, with a winning bid of $175,759.