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A check signed by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has recently sold for an impressive $106,985 at an auction hosted by RR Auction. The check, which was filled out and signed by Jobs in 1976, was made out to Crampton, Remke, & Miller, INC, a consulting firm that provided its services to tech companies in Northern California.
What makes this check particularly notable is that it uses the first-ever address of Apple Computer Company at 770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto. This was the address of an answering service that Jobs and Wozniak used while working out of the Jobs family garage.
According to RR Auction VP Bobby Livingston, early checks like this one are highly sought-after by collectors because “they not only tell Apple’s founding story, they are signed with perfect examples of Steve Jobs’s autograph,” which helps allay collectors’ concerns about the authenticity of his signature.
The sale of this check is just the latest in a series of high-profile auctions featuring rare Apple memorabilia. Last year, a pair of Apple sneakers from the 1990s sold for $10,000, while a working Apple-1 computer sold for a staggering $1.56 million.
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It’s clear that Apple’s early history continues to captivate collectors and tech enthusiasts alike. And with items like Jobs’ signed check surfacing every so often, it’s safe to say that the legacy of Apple’s founding fathers will continue to live on for many years to come.