A check from Apple Computer Company, signed by Steve Jobs, was auctioned for $106,985. The check is written in and signed by Jobs in 1976 and is payable to Crampton, Remke, & Miller, INC, a consulting firm that consulted with tech companies.
The peculiarity of the check is not represented exclusively by the signature of Apple founder Steve Jobs, but why means the company’s first address: 770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto.
For those who haven’t followed the Apple story, this address is linked to an answering service that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak used when they started working in the Jobs family garage.
The vice president of the auction house RR Auction, Bobby Livingston, said that the first checks of this type are desired by patrons because they “not only tell the story of the founding of Apple, but they are perfect examples of Steve Jobs”. Precisely the presence of this signature helps to alleviate “collectors’ concerns about the authenticity of the Steve Jobs signature“.
A few months ago, even the sandals used by Steve Jobs ended up at auction, with figures ranging between 60,000 and 80,000 dollars. Although several years have passed since the death of the founder of Apple, the cult around Jobs remains high.