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Lot #6014
Del Yocam's Apple II Computer

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Estimate: $2000+
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Original Apple II computer personally-owned by Apple executive Del Yocam, who was the executive vice president and general manager of the Apple II group from 1983 until 1985, when he became Apple's first chief operating officer (COO). The bottom bears an "Apple Computer Inc." label, identifying it as "Model No. A2S1016, Serial No. A2S2-117069"; hand-etched beside the label is "RSD 38 No. 15." Includes the original Apple II box (addressed to Yocam in Woodside, California) and Apple II reference manual, plus a universal power cable. In fine cosmetic condition, with the space key somewhat wobbly; operating condition untested. Accompanied by a letter to Yocam on Apple letterhead signed by Pat Hanson, April 4, 1988, in full: "Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit Systems Remarketing. We appreciated your interest and the opportunity to show you the progress we have made."

The early success of the Apple-1 in 1976 paved the way for the introduction of the Apple II in the spring of 1977. In Apple’s 1980 IPO prospectus, the company described its progress: ‘In April 1977 the Company introduced the Apple II computer mainframe which was similar to the Apple I but incorporated additional circuitry and a keyboard, and was packaged in a plastic housing.’ In other words, the Apple II built upon the Apple-1 to become an even more capable, more consumer-ready machine. Between 1977 and 1980, on the sales of the Apple II and its peripherals, accessories, and software, Apple Computer’s yearly revenue grew from $774,000 to $118 million, making it one of the great growth stories of Silicon Valley.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Steve Jobs + Apple
  • Dates: #598 - Ended December 17, 2020