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Sotheby’s to Auction Working Version of First Apple Computer Model

The Apple l, the first Apple computer made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, is seen on display at Sotheby’s on June 8, 2012 in New York City. Sotheby’s called the computer “an exceptionally rare, working example with original Apple cassette interface, operation manuals and a rare BASIC Users’ Manual”.

The computer was an integral component to the the personal computing revolution; it is set to be auctioned on June 15, 2012 and is expected to earn between $120,000 and $180,000 (the computer first went on sale in July 1976 for $666.66). When originally sold, the monitor, keyboard and cassette interface were sold separately. It is believed less than 50 of the original Apple l are still in existence, with only six known to be in working condition. (Photo by Andrew Burton/AFP) Continue reading »

Sotheby to Hold Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale

A model presents the jadeite cabochon necklace and jadeite plaque ring during a media preview of Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, south China, Sept 22, 2011. Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale on Oct 5 with a total of 359 lots with an estimated value of 660 million HK$ ($85 million). (Xinhua) Continue reading »

Sotheby’s to Hold Porcelain and Handicraft Auction

A staff member of Sotheby’s introduces a Nepalese 13th-century gold-plating copper statue of Tara, a Bodhisattva of salvation, during a media preview in Hong Kong. (Xinhua) Continue reading »

Sotheby’s Launch Their Sculpture Exhibition At Chatsworth House

The never before seen Legend by Damien Hirst is part of the Beyond Limits exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture displayed in the gardens of Chatsworth, England by Sotherby’s until October 30. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Continue reading »