One-page application letter Apple co-founder Steve Jobs filled in 1973 has generated over 30 bids on an original estimated value at over $50,000, however sold at auction for $174,757.
The one-page document, which contains grammar and spelling errors, was filled out by Jobs while at Reed College.
The application letter which was put up for sale on RR Auction ended on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Jobs originally filled out the application three years before Apple’s founding. Back in 1973, he had dropped out from Reed College in Oregon, but remained on campus, auditing classes.
The document doesn’t state the position Jobs was applying for, but it offers an early glimpse at the Apple co-founder’s modest beginnings. On the question over whether he had access to transportation, Jobs wrote: “possible, but not probable.”
Under special abilities he also wrote, “Electronics tech or design engineer. Digital. From Bay near Hewitt-Packard,” misspelling the name of Hewlett-Packard.
RR Auction hasn’t revealed the winning bidder for the prized document, but the anonymous buyer paid a steep price. The job application previously went up for sale at another auction house, where it sold for a mere $18,750.
RR Auction also sold two other documents signed by Jobs. A newspaper clipping from 2008 about Apple introducing the iPhone 3G sold for $26,950. The other document, a Mac OS X manual published in 2001 and signed with the words “All the best, Steve Jobs,” fetched $41,806 during the auction.
According to RR Auction, Jobs often declined to give autographs. However, he decided to sign the newspaper clipping and Mac OS manual because the autograph seekers were persistent, and cajoled Jobs into writing his name on the documents.
Steven Paul Jobs was born February 24, 1955 and died in October 5, 2011 of Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.
He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc. , CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company ‘s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT.
Jobs was born in San Francisco , California, to parents who put him up for adoption at birth.