A cheque signed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and a letter to a six-year-old signed by Jobs has gone on sale for auction at the RR Auction’s website under the specially curated list of personal memorabilia.
The selection has other items specially curated to find the history of personal computers through documents and objects with an emphasis on Jobs as of his role in the popularisation of the personal computer.
The Apple Computer cheque signed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak is dated 15 July 1876 for $3,430 payable to Kierulff Electronics. The cheque uses Apple’s first official address in Palo Alto – an answering and mail drop service – which they used while working out of Jobs’ family garage.
An autographed letter to a six-year-old that Steve Jobs wrote and signed at a charity dinner reads, “When I was 6 years old, we didn’t have computers. You’re lucky. Keep learning about computers and how they are going to help us communicate with each other. You are our future,”. It is dated 26 October 1982.
The auction also features a hand-carved prototype for a controller for the game Pong designed by Allan Alcorn and his original schematics for the game, and an X-Y Axis mouse and coding keyset created by Doug Englebart among others.
The themed collection likewise contains memorabilia from Atari, the organization that changed the computer game industry during the 1970s, as well as PC mouses planned by Doug Engelbart, who is credited for the development of human-PC cooperation frameworks that prompted the formation of the main PC mouse.
The Atari assortment likewise incorporates an 18-year-old Steve Jobs’ request for employment for the job of ‘Electronics tech or design engineer’ at Atari. The parcel containing the employment form additionally accompanies a non-fungible token (NFT). In the application, Jobs filled in the location segment with only one line: Reed College, a school from which he exited soon after.
The auction also includes a hand-cut model for a regulator for the game Pong planned by Allan Alcorn and his unique schematics for the game, and an X-Y Axis mouse and coding keyset made by Doug Englebart among others.
All the articles are up for sale and interested purchasers can put their offers till 6 PM ET on 17 March.