Christie’s is to auction a rare original Apple personal computer, now known as the Apple-1, serial number 22, directly from the estate of Joe Copson, a former Apple employee.
Realised in 1976 by the Apple Computer Company, the Apple-1 machine was designed and each model hand-built by Steve Wozniak. His friend Steve Jobs suggested a number of improvements, and handled its sale and marketing. The pair famously invested all they could to finance the first Apple creation, with Jobs selling his only mode of transportation, his VW and Wozniak his HP-65 calculator to generate enough funds for the project.
When offered at auction within Christie’s sale of TRAVEL, SCIENCE AND NATURAL HISTORY including the Polar Sale to commemorate the Scott Centenary, 1912-2012 on 9 October 2012, the Apple-1 is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £80,000.