NEWS > Steve Jobs 'Application' Fetches $174,000

Reflects Youth and Prophetic Aspirations

CBS Los Angeles reports on RR Auctions sale of Steve Jobs Application.
March 20, 2018
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

BOSTON - CBS Los Angeles reports, a job application filled out in 1973 by a young Steve Jobs, has fetched $174,757 at auction.

STEVE JOBS 'PROPHETIC' ASPIRATIONS

The one page application (8.5 x 11-inches), filled out in Jobs own handwriting, reflects his early aspirations in technology and design.

First he wrote "yes" next to 'Computer' and 'Calculator,' to select his skills. Then he described his 'Special Abilities' as "electronics tech or design engineer. digital."

Those very same skills and abilities would later help Jobs co-found Apple with Steve Wozniak, which revolutionized an industry.

1981 interview with Steve Jobs on the Home Computer Revolution.

AUCTION PRICE TRIPLED

Reportedly, a bidding war broke out between wealthy tech collectors, rocketing the price to $174,000 by auctions end. More than tripling the $50,000 estimate.

The auction was handled by RR Auction. Steve Jobs application (Item 5002) was the top item sold that day.

APPLE TECH AS A COLLECTIBLE

Some of the rarest Apple collectibles have fluctuated in price over the last 7-years. Nonetheless, they have continued to bring serious prices.

 


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