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Apple’s founding documents headed to the auction block – expected to nab 150K

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Apple’s founding documents headed to the auction block – expected to nab 150K
Do you consider yourself the ultimate Apple enthusiast? Sure, you have an iPad, have had every version of the iPhone, been rocking Mac OS before OS X, you even put those white Apple stickers all over all your stuff, but if you really want to get your fanboy card stamped, here’s your chance.

Sotheby’s will be putting Apple Computer’s original founding documents up for sale. The document pack features typed pages signed by "Stephen G. Wozniak", "Steven P. Jobs", and "Ronald G. Wayne" on April 1, 1976. It also includes Ronald Wayne’s Statement of Withdrawal from April 12, 1976. That document is the one that shows Wayne relinquishing his 10% share in the company. At the end of 2010, that 10% share was valued at $2.6 billion.

The auction is set to occur on December 13th at Sotheby’s in New York. Sotheby’s is anticipating that the document pack will sell between $100,000 and $150,000.

source: Sotheby's via Engadget

Apple’s founding documents headed to the auction block – expected to nab 150K

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posted on 29 Nov 2011, 20:50 4

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Why did santa claus stamp the document on the left side of the pic? And why was the company founded on april fools day?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:01

2. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ahahahaha wow, i never would have noticed that. great catches, eagle eye :)

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:08

3. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


i like santa clause

was his signature and the aprils fools a joke or something

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:50

4. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


lol santa claus.....is that really what it says? lol

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:53 3

5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Because Steve Jobs not only invented music, cell phones, and tablets... Santa Claus was his idea too. Didnt you know?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:02

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5745; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am curious how the document package managed to find its way to Sotheby's. Normally those documents are part of the company history and not subject to being auctioned off unless the company goes BK or otherwise dissolves. I wonder how they got out of the clutches of Apple's corporate Secretary.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:02

7. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Santa Clara, maybe?

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 01:26

8. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


thats why iphones are soo ''cheap'' and ''strong'' because every single one is officialy introdused to the apple board on april fools day

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