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Apple-1 sells for $387,750 in Christie's online auction

July 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- One of Apple's first computers sold for $387,750 in an online auction, beating the price paid for one sold at auction in Germany in May, Christie's says.

The New York auction house didn't identify the winning bidder for the Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple computers ever made, in announcing the sale on its website Tuesday. Christie's said it was the highest-priced item ever be sold through its new online-only platform.

The Apple-1, inscribed with the serial number 01-0025 in black ink, was designed and hand-built in 1976 by Steve Wozniak, who later signed his work "Woz," Christie's said.

In May, an Apple-1, which had a price tag of $666 when it debuted in 1976, sold for a then-record $671,400 at an Auction Team Breker auction, The New York Times reported at the time.

Breker said the buyer, whose name was being kept secret, was a wealthy entrepreneur from the Far East.

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