First Apple Computer Sells at Auction for $387,750

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An Apple 1 computer sold on Monday for $387,750 at a Christie’s auction. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
An Apple 1 computer sold on Monday for $387,750 at a Christie’s auction. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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

Known as the Apple 1, one of the first Apple computers ever built, sold Monday at a Christie’s auction. Bolaffi, an Italian collections company, said 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 action house. It broke a record of $640,000 set in November.