Do you have $500,000 to spare? Buy an Apple 1!

apple1Bonhams Auction house will hold on October 22nd the History of Science auction, and the most iconic lot to be offered will be an working Apple-1 Computer. It is expected that it will go for something in between $300,000 and $500,000.

Back in 2013, an Apple-1 was sold for $387,750 at a Christie’s online-only auction. Another one was sold three months before for a record $671,400 by a German auction house.

With all the publicity and attention these auction had, this new piece will probably reach higher values.

Back in 1976, Apple had sold only a handful of this model as a kit (the user had to buy a case, keyboard and storage separately), and after the Apple II was released, a lot of Apple 1 users exchanged it for the new model. That explains why there are so few Apple 1 nowadays.

Bonham’s said it will be displaying the Apple I to the public in San Francisco from September 19-21 before transporting the board to New York for its 22 October auction.

Sources: The Register (UK), CTV News

Bonhams Auction House: Apple 1 lot

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