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A magazine signed by Steve Jobs sold for $ 16,000 – Latest news


Memories related to Steve Jobs have always found many takers among avid collectors. When certain memorabilia get their famous autograph, then we’ve seen in the past that it’s very expensive. Like a magazine signed by the Apple co-founder, it was recently auctioned for $ 16,000 (approximately Rs 12 lakh).

According to a report by 9to5Mac, the magazine in question was the 1989 Fortune October issue. It had Jobs on the cover and is signed as “To Terry, Steve Jobs.” Incidentally, Terry was one of Jobs’s chauffeur drivers for many years and then asked Jobs to sign it. Despite Jobs signing the cover, he called the limo company and complained about Terry’s autograph request. The magazine was published shortly after the launch of Jobs’ new company, NeXT, Inc. Interestingly, it’s just the magazine cover that went up for auction without the rest of the pages and the autographed signature has been signed in black ink.

The magazine was sold by auction house Nate D Sanders, which had put the initial bid at $ 11,000. It was put up for auction on July 30 and received three bids, the highest being $ 16,000.

Jobs’ autograph has always been considered a collector’s item, and many Apple fans have done so in the past. In December 2018, Jobs’s autograph was revealed to be worth over $ 50,000 (roughly Rs 35 lakh), according to the 2018 Paul Fraser Collectibles Autograph Index. This is considered one of the most expensive autographs of any living member or dead of The Beatles.

The Apple co-founder was known to be a reluctant signer and to reject most autograph requests. In December 2019, a floppy disk signed by Jobs sold for around $ 84,000 (approximately Rs 60 lakh).

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