Anything to do with the founder of Apple is of great interest, but the characteristics of this 1991 letter make him a valuable object of desire.
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An extremely rare letter from Steve Jobs is up for auction and could fetch a price of 25 thousand dollars. It’s about the stratospheric job offer that the Apple founder Send to From Yocam in the 1991and offered him the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of NeXT Computer Inc.
“Letters signed by Steve Jobs are very rare. We have been in business for more than 40 years and this is the first time we “stated Fox Business Bobby Livingston, Executive Vice President of RR auction, the Boston-based auction house responsible for the tender.
In the letter, Jobs Offers to Delbert W. Yocam A salary of $ 250,000, 660,000 shares of NeXT common stock and assistance in joining the company’s board of directors, including benefits.
“The signature line says: ‘I accept this unbelievably great offer!’ That last sentence became something of a motto for Jobs to introduce the Macintosh. “it says on the RR Auction website.
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Although he accepted the proposal, From Yocam He did not join the ranks of tech giant NeXT, Jobs, founded in 1985, after being ousted by Apple over a disagreement with John Sculley, the CEO he appointed.
While Yocam was Apple’s first chief operating officer and held other positions from 1979 to 1989, he accepted a senior position at Adobe Systems in the same year as the offer.
Jobs returned to Apple in 1997when the company bought NeXT for $ 429 million and 1.5 million Apple shares. The legendary computer entrepreneur died in 2011 at the age of 56.
– RR auction (@RRAuction) 4th December 2020
RR Auctions were auctioned in February other articles related to jobsThese include an original contract for the Apple II PC he signed, an original 1983 Mac Macintosh 128K computer, a performance bonus memorandum signed by Jobs, and an original Macintosh hoodie for $ 800.
Right now, the same auction house is available for a rare Apple I computer signed by the company’s co-founder. Steve Wozniak. It is estimated that it could sell for more than 400 thousand dollars.
Is also an Apple keyboard signed by Jobs and Wozniak, which is estimated to be worth more than $ 30,000, as well as Wozniak’s rainbow lenses, which could sell for about $ 1,000.