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[NEWS] Jobs and Woz autographed Apple II lid up for auction
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Your Name
2020-11-13 20:06:56 UTC
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From AppleInsider.com ...


Apple II lid signed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak going up for auction
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A lid from an Apple II computer signed by company cofounders Steve Jobs
and Steve Wozniak is set to go up for auction later in November.

The signed lid, a part of a "Rare Books, Autographs & Maps" collection
at auction house Doyle, will start at a bid between US$20,000 to
US$30,2000.

<https://doyle.com/auctions/20bp02-rare-books-autographs-maps/catalogue/37-jobs-steve-and-steve-wozniak-signed-lid>


According to Doyle, the lid was prepared for the late Thomas Earl
Neudecker II from the University of Pittsburgh at a release event for
the Macintosh computer on Jan. 24, 1984. Both Jobs and Wozniak signed
the lid using a felt tip, with the latter Apple cofounder signing it
as "Woz."

The framed lid is bundled together with a fabric Macintosh banner that
was likely used at the event and features a Clemont Mok design of a
cyclist carrying a Mac computer.

Neudecker, a University of Pittsburgh professor who studied the
effects of technology in schools, had the Apple II signed at the 1984
launch event, where he represented his institution.

"At the reception following, attended by the founders of Apple, he
made it a point to meet Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. In preparation
for this he carried the lid from the family Apple II Plus in his
briefcase," Doyle explains in the lot description. "When he met them
he had them sign the lid. It became a prized possession, and he had
it framed and hung it in his home office."

Apple products and other memorabilia signed by Jobs typically fetch
high prices at auction. A first-print issue of Macworld signed by
Jobs sold for US$47,775 in 2018, for example. A floppy disk signed by
Jobs expected to sell for at least US$7,500 at auction in 2019.

Items signed by both Jobs and Woz are even rarer, since the two had
a "falling-out" after Jobs stepped down from Apple in 1985.


<https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/11/13/apple-ii-lid-signed-by-steve-jobs-steve-wozniak-going-up-for-auction>
Glaeken Trismegestus
2020-11-15 22:05:35 UTC
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The signed lid, a part of a "Rare Books, Autographs & Maps"
collection at auction house Doyle, will start at a bid between
US$20,000 to US$30,2000.
A little nail polish remover should clean the lid of that Steve Jobs
creeps signature in no time.
Your Name
2020-11-16 06:27:27 UTC
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Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Post by Your Name
The signed lid, a part of a "Rare Books, Autographs & Maps"
collection at auction house Doyle, will start at a bid between
US$20,000 to US$30,2000.
A little nail polish remover should clean the lid of that Steve Jobs
creeps signature in no time.
Woz is the technical genius, but there would never have been an Apple
II (or an Apple I for that matter) without Jobs' "gift of the gab"
salesman patter and ability to see what people want. Neither of them
alone could have ever created the company and it's devices.
Glaeken Trismegestus
2020-11-16 16:55:01 UTC
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Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Post by Your Name
The signed lid, a part of a "Rare Books, Autographs & Maps" collection
at auction house Doyle, will start at a bid between US$20,000 to
US$30,2000.
A little nail polish remover should clean the lid of that Steve Jobs
creeps signature in no time.
Woz is the technical genius, but there would never have been an Apple II
(or an Apple I for that matter) without Jobs' "gift of the gab" salesman
patter and ability to see what people want. Neither of them alone could
have ever created the company and it's devices.
Similar case can be made for Mike Markkula.

Imagine if Mike Markkula signed it too! Then it would be worth another
$10,000

Poor Woz. His stuff signed alone on ebay is only around $100 bucks or so.
Ridiculous.
Your Name
2020-11-16 20:19:04 UTC
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Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Post by Your Name
The signed lid, a part of a "Rare Books, Autographs & Maps" collection
at auction house Doyle, will start at a bid between US$20,000 to
US$30,2000.
A little nail polish remover should clean the lid of that Steve Jobs
creeps signature in no time.
Woz is the technical genius, but there would never have been an Apple II
(or an Apple I for that matter) without Jobs' "gift of the gab" salesman
patter and ability to see what people want. Neither of them alone could
have ever created the company and it's devices.
Similar case can be made for Mike Markkula.
Maybe, maybe not. If he had sai 'no', it's likely Jobs would have
talked someone else into saying 'yes' instead ... which may have been
better or may have been worse. (God grief! I just had an awful
day-nightmare image where it was Trump the Chump and he's trying to
build the wall out of Apple II cases!)
Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Imagine if Mike Markkula signed it too! Then it would be worth another
$10,000
Maybe worth another $5 since few people know who he is.
Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Poor Woz. His stuff signed alone on ebay is only around $100 bucks or so.
Ridiculous.
Mainly because he's still alive and still autographing stuff, so there
a relatively good supply of it. Items with Steve Jobs' signature are
limited to what currently exists.
Glaeken Trismegestus
2020-11-17 07:49:04 UTC
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Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Poor Woz. His stuff signed alone on ebay is only around $100 bucks or so.
Ridiculous.
Mainly because he's still alive and still autographing stuff, so there a
relatively good supply of it. Items with Steve Jobs' signature are
limited to what currently exists.
A couple of years ago Woz said he will not longer sign stuff as people
were abusing it.
Glaeken Trismegestus
2020-11-17 07:57:36 UTC
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Maybe, maybe not. If he had sai 'no', it's likely Jobs would have talked
someone else into saying 'yes' instead ... which may have been better or
may have been worse. (God grief! I just had an awful day-nightmare image
where it was Trump the Chump and he's trying to build the wall out of
Apple II cases!)
Don't worry, come January it looks like you won't have Trump to kick
around anymore. Of course, if you work in I.T. you can look forward to
the flood of foreign H1B visa holders to replace you that the new regime
has pledged to flood for the cheap labor lobby. Of course they are
calling it "Diversity"
Your Name
2020-11-17 19:52:34 UTC
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Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Maybe, maybe not. If he had sai 'no', it's likely Jobs would have talked
someone else into saying 'yes' instead ... which may have been better or
may have been worse. (God grief! I just had an awful day-nightmare image
where it was Trump the Chump and he's trying to build the wall out of
Apple II cases!)
Don't worry, come January it looks like you won't have Trump to kick
around anymore. Of course, if you work in I.T. you can look forward to
the flood of foreign H1B visa holders to replace you that the new regime
has pledged to flood for the cheap labor lobby. Of course they are
calling it "Diversity"
Two massive problems with this statement ...

1. I don't even live in America, thankfully.

2. There is no "cheap labour" that can replace me since:
a. I'm self-employed.
b. I already charge an hourly rate that is well below
even the local government's "minimum wage" and the
time I invoice for is far below what I actually
work. Anyone wanting to do it cheaper would be
have to work for free.
fadden
2020-11-17 20:00:55 UTC
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All,

This is an international group for the discussion of the Apple II. Please try to bear that in mind when you post.
Raymond Wiker
2020-11-17 06:26:18 UTC
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Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
Post by Glaeken Trismegestus
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The signed lid, a part of a "Rare Books, Autographs & Maps" collection
at auction house Doyle, will start at a bid between US$20,000 to
US$30,2000.
A little nail polish remover should clean the lid of that Steve Jobs
creeps signature in no time.
Woz is the technical genius, but there would never have been an Apple II
(or an Apple I for that matter) without Jobs' "gift of the gab" salesman
patter and ability to see what people want. Neither of them alone could
have ever created the company and it's devices.
Similar case can be made for Mike Markkula.
Imagine if Mike Markkula signed it too! Then it would be worth another
$10,000
Poor Woz. His stuff signed alone on ebay is only around $100 bucks or so.
Ridiculous.
You're not making much sense.
Glaeken Trismegestus
2020-11-17 07:46:43 UTC
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Post by Raymond Wiker
You're not making much sense.
Go to ebay and search for Woz signed stuff. Go to op and see they want to
start bidding at an additional 20K or so simply because of the the
addition of a Jobs signature.
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