The Macintosh System Tools floppy disk, signed by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is being auctioned off and the technology memorabilia is expected to fetch at least $7,500,media outlet Apple Insider reported.
Boston RR Auctions, which has handled many sales related to Apple and Jobs memorabilia in the past, will be in charge of the auction, with the Macintosh System Tool 6.0 floppy disk signed by Jobs with a black felt-tip pen. When listed as “fine”, the signature is a bit vague, while the floppy disk itself looks good with only a few defects.
The floppy disk, which starts at $1,000 and has jumped to $4,600 after seven bids, is still maintained. The next bid is fixed at $5,060, with the so-called 30-minute rule coming into effect on December 4.
According to RR Auctions’ website, potential buyers must bid by 6pm EST on December 4 to qualify for an extended bidding period. During the extended bidding period, each new bid resets a 30-minute timer that closes the deal once it is closed.
In August, a Pixar Toy Story poster signed by Jobs sold for $31,250. In 2017, a Networld Expo poster signed by Mr. Jobs sold for $1,640.
Previous auctions of items signed by Mr. Jobs included a newspaper clipping for $27,000, a Macworld debut for $47,775, and a job application for more than $174,000.