First Apple computer sells at auction for $387,750

First Apple computer sells at auction for $387,750

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JUNE 24: Ted Perry stands next to his Apple-1 computer during the First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century, an online auction featuring vintage tech products at the Computer History Museum on June 24, 2013 in Mountain View, California. Christie's is auctioning off an original Apple-1 computer owned by Ted Perry as part of its First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century, an online auction of vintage tech products. The online auction begins today and runs through July 9. The Apple-1 is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for nearly $388,000.

Known as the Apple 1, it was one of the first Apple computers ever built.

It sold Monday for $387,750 at a Christie's online-only auction. Bolaffi, an Italian collections company, says in a statement 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 auction house. It broke a record of $640,000 set in November.

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