There are unopened original iPhones going up for auction and selling for jaw-dropping prices. Now, there’s a $175 check signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that’s almost half a century old. It is dated July 8, 1976, and its condition is described by RRAuction as “Fine to Very Fine”.
A check issued by Wells Fargo filled out in type and signed by Jobs on behalf of Apple Computer Company to Crompton, Remke & Miller, Inc. – a Palo Alto-based management consulting firm. He catered to several high-profile tech companies in Northern California at the time, including Atari, Xerox, and National Semiconductor.
1976 was the year when Apple came into being. In fact, the check was signed just a few months after the launch of the Apple Eye. “Firm hiring like this during Apple’s early stages shows its eye for long-term growth,” RRAuction says.
The check was signed “Steven Jobs” and included the address “770 Welch Rd., City 154, Palo Alto,” the answering service and mail drop used by Apple. Location was when it was working out of jobs. Garage RRAuction estimates the check is worth more than $25,000. However, the current bid at the time of writing is $16,500 and the auction will close on May 11.
Also, there is a Steve Jobs NEXT Business Card. Also up for auction On the same website but its price is estimated to be above $800. An official memoir based on the life of the Apple co-founder was released as a free downloadable e-book by the Steve Jobs Archive last month.