First Apple computer sells at auction for $387,750

Thursday 11 July 2013 10.53
An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for  $387,750
An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for $387,750

An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for nearly $388,000.

Known as the Apple 1, it was one of the first Apple computers ever built. It sold earlier this week for $387,750 at a Christie's online-only auction.

Bolaffi, an Italian collections company, said in a statement that it bought the computer. The seller was a retired school psychologist from Sacramento, California.

Vintage Apple products have become a hot item since Steve Jobs' death in October 2011. Jobs joined forces with Steve Wozniak to build computer prototypes in a California garage, and Wozniak built the Apple 1.

Another Apple 1 was sold in May for a record $671,400 by a German auction house. It broke a record of $640,000 set in November.

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