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Vintage Apple-1 “Celebration” computer could bring $1M at auction

It’s billed as “the most unique, and quite possibly the first, Apple-1 ever created.” The “Celebration” Apple-1 was built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in Jobs’s parents’ house on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California in 1976. It’s now selling at auction at Charitybuzz.com.  The bidding has already reached $270,000 (after a total of three … Continue reading “Vintage Apple-1 “Celebration” computer could bring $1M at auction”

It’s billed as “the most unique, and quite possibly the first, Apple-1 ever created.” The “Celebration” Apple-1 was built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in Jobs’s parents’ house on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California in 1976. It’s now selling at auction at Charitybuzz.com.  The bidding has already reached $270,000 (after a total of three bids) with more than a week left in the auction. The proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arizona.

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The board (which could feasibly be powered up with some repairs) includes a period-correct power supply, original Apple-1 ACI cassette board, early Apple-1 BASIC cassettes, original marketing material, and a complete documentation set.

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