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Offbeat Steve Jobs' signature on a floppy disk sells for $84,000

05:58  09 december  2019
05:58  09 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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The floppy disk in question contains Macintosh System Tools 6.0 software. The disk is especially valuable, RR Auction claims, because Jobs was not a prolific autograph signer. "A hugely desirable format for Jobs ' seldom-seen autograph -- known as a reluctant signer, he often declined to comply

What you need to know. A Mac floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs sold for more than , 000 . The item description notes that Jobs didn't often put his signature to memorabilia, making this a particularly rare find. The thought of spending this kind of money on a floppy disk is mind boggling to me, but

a close up of a piece of paper: Jobs was not a prolific autograph signer. RR Auctions© Provided by CNET Jobs was not a prolific autograph signer. RR Auctions

How much is Steve Jobs ' signature worth? Tens of thousands of dollars, at least. Auction house RR Auction has sold a floppy disk signed by the late Apple co-founder for a whopping $84,115. You could buy 84 iPhone 11 units for that.

The floppy disk in question contains Macintosh System Tools 6.0 software. That dates it to around 1988. The disk is especially valuable, RR Auction claims, because Jobs was not a prolific autograph signer.

"A hugely desirable format for Jobs' seldom-seen autograph -- known as a reluctant signer, he often declined to comply with the requests of collectors," reads part of the item description.

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Steve Jobs signatures are rare, and this one is on a nice price of memorabilia. A Macintosh floppy disk signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold at auction for many thousands of RR Auction put an estimate of ,500 on the value, but this piece of memorabilia went for a whopping $ 84 ,115. An Apple-1 sold for 5, 000 in a charity auction back in 2015. Still, this most recent sale shows that the

The auction house which was selling a floppy disk signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had However, now a report confirms that the Jobs -signed floppy disk has indeed been sold but at On the disk ’s label is Jobs ’ signature with a black felt pen. RR Auctions had noted on its website, that

RR originally estimated the disk's value to be $7,500, less than 10% of what its actual value to Apple enthusiasts ended up being. It's the second time Jobs' signature has picked up a huge sum in recent months: In September a Jobs-signed poster for the original Toy Story sold for over $30,000. Last year, a job application written by Jobs in 1973 sold for $174,000.

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