First Apple computer sells for $387,750 in online auction
An Apple 1 computer for sale at auction is seen in a Monday, June 24, 2013 file photo, at the Computer History Museum in Menlo Park, Calif. The computer sold on Monday, Jully 8, 2013 for $387,750 at a Christie's online-only auction. (AP/Ben Margot, File)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:40PM EDT
NEW YORK -- 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 Monday for $387,750 at a Christie's online-only auction. Bolaffi, an Italian collections company, says in a statement that it bought the computer. The seller was a retired school psychologist from Sacramento, Calif.
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.