Three autographs by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs going up for auction March 8

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A Boston company is planning to auction three items autographed by late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, rare items from a public figure typically believed to have been averse to giving out his signature.

The most valuable item is a 1973 job application, in which an 18-year-old Jobs was looking for work as an "electronics tech or design engineer," according to RR Auction. While the starting bid is $5,000, the final value is expected to hit $50,000 or more.

The other items include a "Mac OS X Administration Basics" manual signed by Jobs in the Apple parking lot in 2001, and a WWDC article from the Palo Alto Daily Post, dated June 10, 2008. Bidding on the former will start at $1,000, but is forecast to top $25,000. The Daily Post piece will see bidding start at $2,500, even though its value is estimated around $15,000.

Each signature is said to have been analyzed and authenticated by a third-party firm, PSA/DNA. In October, RR Auction sold a Jobs-signed Newsweek cover for $50,587.

The new auction is slated to start March 8, and end March 15.


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    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,587member
    Astronaut Neil Armstrong was reputed to have signed much of his correspondence by hand, especially to young enthusiasts who wrote to him, rather than using an autopen (that reproduced their signatures) as was common practice. Wonder how much his autograph goes for now that he is sadly no longer with us.

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    virtuavirtua Posts: 206member
    I’m sure that Neils Armstrong’s signature will be astronomical 😜
  • Reply 3 of 3
    19831983 Posts: 1,133member
    He must be one of the only geek/tech guys whose signature is actually worth something (maybe Woz too?) But 10s of thousands of Dollars worth? Not so sure about that.
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