Retro Apple Logo Macbook LifestyleSource: Amazon

What you need to know

  • An Apple sign is up for auction, but it's nothing like the ones you'll see at an Apple Store today.
  • This sign features the famous six-color rainbow logo from somewhere around 1978.

An unusual sign is available for auction with bidding starting at $12,000. You know with numbers like that involved this is going to be something special. This time around it's a sign from 1978 with the original Apple six-color rainbow logo. Apple Computer is written beneath the famous multi-colored Apple.

The large acrylic sign measures 48.5 x 60.5-inches so you aren't likely to put this on your office wall. But despite its age, the auctioneer lists the sign as being in "very good condition."

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Apple Computer Six Colors AuctionSource: Nate D Sanders Auctions

Original Apple Computer Inc. sign, circa 1978, displaying the famous rainbow apple logo. Large sign measuring over 4′ x 5′ is one of the earliest Apple retail signs, displayed by an authorized reseller who learned about Apple by attending a computer conference in 1976. Acrylic sign in metal frame measures 48.5" x 60.5". A few surface marks, and some yellowing to background, but rainbow colors remain bright. Overall very good condition.

With biding starting at $12,000 there's no telling what price this thing will ultimately sell for. You can check the auction out for yourself and place a bid if you like. Do it soon, though. This auction ends on February 25th at 5 pm PT.