Iconic 1976 Apple 1 computer to be auctioned at Christie’s
By The Courier Reporter
June 21 2013, 10.23amUpdated: June 18 2016, 10.24am
One of the first Apple computers ever built goes on the Christie’s auction block in New York next week – and it could sell for half a million dollars (£322,000), or more.
The Apple 1 from 1976 is a forerunner of today’s MacBooks, iPads and iPhones.
Ted Perry, a retired school psychologist from California who owns the old Apple, has kept it stashed away in a cardboard box. He says the green piece of plastic covered with memory chips is where the personal computer “revolution” started.
The board was produced by two college dropouts – Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It first sold for 666.66 US dollars (now £430).
The Apple 1 will be offered online from June 24 to July 9.
Another Apple 1 was sold last month for a record 671,400 dollars (£432,472) by a German auction house.