What you need to know
- An Apple II Manual signed by Steve Jobs has sold at auction for $787,483.
- The winning bid came from non-other than Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts.
- The manual was signed by Steve Jobs in 1980.
An Apple II manual signed by Steve Jobs has sold at auction for $787,484, with the winning bid coming from non-other than Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts.
The manual, inscribed and signed by Jobs in 1980, was the highest ticket item in a sale of Jobs memorabilia hosted by RR Auction. The 196-page guide features all the architecture and operation instructions for the Apple II, as well as a fold-out schematic of the device's logic board. Jobs signed the manual whilst in the UK with Apple's second CEO Mike Markkula.
Speaking to the auction house after his purchase Irsay said "When we think of the greatest, most innovative minds of the past two centuries, Steve Jobs must certainly be included among them. Jobs was a truly transformative figure who changed the way in which human beings think, do business and interact on a daily basis. As always, I look forward to sharing this piece in the hopes it may educate and inspire others to do great things in life."
Other items in the auction that sold include:
- Steve Jobs' ironic signed letter" I'm afraid I don't sign autographs" sold for $479,939.
- Steve Jobs NeXTSTEP software package sold for $210,235.
- Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak signed issue of Macworld #1, sold for $201,021.
- Steve Jobs' bomber jacket sold for $66,466.
- Steve Jobs signed business card, sold for $12,095.
You can see the full auction run down here.