The Apple-1 put up for Auction on 21 September by Bonhams Auction House has sold for a mediocre $365,000 USD. While up to $500,000 was expected in the auction, interest seems to have waned somewhat since a record $905,000 was paid for a completely working system.
The system sold by Bonhams was owned by Tom Romkey, owner of the Personal Computer Store in Florida and is believed to be one of the 50 or so systems purchased by the Byte Shop in Palo Alto in 1976. It was marked by the handwritten number “01-0059”.
Information on the new owner is not yet available but will be posted if said information is provided by Bonhams.