Steve Jobs’ 1976 $4 check, written by hand, brought $30 lakhs at auction

Steve Jobs' 1976 $4 check, written by hand, brought $30 lakhs at auction

Steve Jobs, one of the co-founders of Apple, wrote a $4 check in 1976. According to The Guardian, the check sold for $36,000 or Rs 30 lakh at auction. The electronics retailer Radio Shack received the check, which has Jobs’ signature. The Boston-based RR Auction hosted the auction.

Details on Steve Jobs’ 1976 $4 check, written by hand, brought $30 lakhs at auction

A check was reportedly written on a “Apple Computer Company” account at a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Los Altos, California. This report has led to the branch joining the increasing market for autographs and collectibles signed by Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs’ autograph has previously been put up for auction at astronomically high rates. A $9.18 Apple Computer check that Steve Jobs signed in 1976 sold for $55,000 last year, or around Rs 45 lakh. A further check for $13.86 made out to Elmar Electronics was only sold in 2022 for $37,564 (about Rs 31 lakh).

Jobs’ signature appeared on a 1973 job application for a position as a “design engineer or electronics technician,” which sold for $174,757 (about Rs 1.5 crore). It was thought to be among Jobs’s earliest known signatures.

Alongside Steve Wozniack and Ronald Wayne, he signed the first Apple founding contract back when he was 21 years old. In 2011, Sotheby’s sold it for $1,594,500, or almost Rs 13 crore.

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