Rare autographed Apple artifacts go under the hammer

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What you need to know

  • A set of rare autographed Apple goods is going under the hammer.
  • An auction is hosting signed prints, photographs, and more.
  • Famous signatures include Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

A set of exclusive signed pieces of Apple memorabilia is going under the hammer at a new auction set to close next month, with headline lots including signed photographs and items from Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

The lots are part of RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction, which is running until June 15.

Big items from the auction include a manuscript signed by Mozart, an autographed letter from Vincent van Gogh, a letter signed by Nicola Tesla, and more. There's also rare animated Disney art from classic films and a swathe of signed Apple artifacts.

The auction boasts 12 lots from Apple, with starting bids at the $200 mark and with pretty open-ended estimates as to what this stuff might be worth.

Apple Auction

Apple Auction (Image credit: RR Auction)

The lots are as follows:

  • Ronald Wayne Signed Apple Stationery
  • Ronald Wayne Signed Photograph and One-Dollar Bill
  • Ronald Wayne Signed Replica Apple-1 Board
  • Wozniak and Wayne Signed Print
  • Wozniak and Wayne Signed Photograph
  • Wozniak and Wayne Signed Apple II Reference Manual
  • Wozniak and Wayne Signed Photograph
  • Wozniak and Wayne Signed Photograph
  • Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne Signed Floppy Discs
  • Steve Wozniak Signed Apple Mouse
  • Steve Wozniak Signed Manual
  • Steve Wozniak Signed Photograph and Floppy Disc

Ronald Wayne was Apple's third co-founder alongside Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Far more senior than the Woz and Jobs, Wayne provided the company with "adult supervision." Famously, however, Wayne sold his 10% share in Apple after just 12 days for $800. The company now has a market cap of $2.23 trillion. You do the math.

You can see all of the Apple listings alongside the rest of the auction's lots here. The auction has only been open for a day or so, but a signed Edgar Allan Poe letter leads the early running with bidding already at $45,980. Lots signed by Mozart and van Gogh are expected to fetch upwards of $200,000.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9