Steve Jobs Signed 1976 Check to Pay Apple’s Phone Bill Up For Auction

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A 1976 “Apple Computer Company” check signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to pay Apple’s phone bill is up for auction. The check, dated July 8, 1976, was made out to Pacific Telephone to pay Apple’s $201.41 phone bill.

The address on the check is “770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto,” which was Apple’s first official business address and the location of an answering service and mail drop that the company used while operating out of the Jobs family garage.

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The check has been given the highest grade of “GEM Mint 10” by PSA/DNA, which means the check is both in pristine condition and carries significant historical value, as it signifies a crucial point in the development of the personal computer.

Apple Computer Company check, 6 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Jobs, “steven jobs,” payable to Pacific Telephone for $201.41, July 8, 1976. Headed “Apple Computer Company,” the check uses Apple’s first official address at “770 Welch Rd., Ste. 154, Palo Alto” — the location of an answering service and mail drop that they used while still operating out of the famous Jobs family garage. In very fine condition. Encapsulated and graded by PSA/DNA as “GEM MT 10.” A desirable Jobs-signed check paying Apple Computer’s telephone bill some 31 years before the release of the first iPhone on June 29, 2007.

The check is included in an upcoming auction being held by RR Auctions, called the “Steve Jobs and the Apple Computer Revolution” collection. The auction is scheduled to end on March 21, 2024.

Apple memorabilia carrying Steve Jobs’ signature has been a popular auction item in recent years.

In August 2023, RR Auctions auctioned off a temporary check signed by Jobs and Steve Wozniak for $135,261. The check was written for computer components used to create the Apple I.

The check was the second one ever written by the duo and predated Apple itself by close to two weeks. It was a temporary check used before receiving personalized company checks.

In December 2023 a $4.01 Apple Computer Company check made out to Radio Shack in 1976 and signed by Jobs sold for $46,063 at auction. The check had been expected to fetch upwards of $25,000.

Several other Apple-related items are also up for auction, including a Steve Jobs signed Apple business card, circa 1983. The card, which is encased in a protective holder, shows Jobs’ name, title, and contact information.

Highly coveted circa 1983 Apple Computer business card of Steve Jobs, which is signed neatly in black ink, “steve jobs.” The off-white card, ??3.5 x 2, features the iconic ‘rainbow’ version of the Apple ‘byte’ logo and reads: “Steven Jobs, Chairman Board of Directors,” with the company’s address and contact information listed below: “10260 Bandley Drive, Cupertino, California 95014, (408) 996-1010.” In fine condition, with a faint stain on the front from an old tape stain on the back. Encapsulated and graded by PSA/DNA as “GEM MT 10.”

Steve Jobs signed Apple Business Card

The auction also features a letter typed and signed by Steve Jobs in 1983, in which he declines an invitation to speak at an early keynote event.

TLS, signed “steve jobs,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Apple Computer Inc. letterhead, April 8, 1983. Letter to Kevin Kucera, chairman of the Computer Club at the American Graduate School of International Management (AGSIM), in full: “I very much appreciate your inviting me to be the keynote speaker for Computer Day this April. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend due to prior commitments. I wish your club every success!” Includes the original Apple Computer mailing envelope. In fine condition.

Jobs declined the invitation to allow him to concentrate on the impending launch of the original Macintosh.

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