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

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


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8 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 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?

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

3. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i like santa clause was his signature and the aprils fools a joke or something

4. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

5. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Santa Clara, maybe?

8. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 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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