A Newsweek magazine from 1988 signed by Steve Jobs has sold for $50,587, as indicated by RR Auction.
The magazine went available to be purchased a week ago, and was transferred by Diane Williams of Escondido, California. Williams met the Apple fellow benefactor back in October 1988, while functioning as a senior buyer for programming organization Lotus Development Corp. (presently Lotus Software). She went to the unveiling of Jobs’ NeXT PC at the Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and brought along a couple of magazines that included him on the cover.
After the unveiling, she said, Jobs came down and sat on a table close to her. She asked if he would sign one, to which he responded, “I don’t do autographs.” Williams said she asked him to “write something from your heart then,” at which point he smiled, hesitated and then pulled the Newsweek and wrote “I love manufacturing.” After hesitating again, he underlined “love.” Then he looked at Williams and signed it.
“It was like time stood still,” Williams said talking about Steve Jobs
She’d kept the magazine in a sheltered store box at the bank before sending it to RR Auction.
The beginning offer for the magazine was $1,000, and it was evaluated to offer for amongst $10,000 and $15,000, as per RR Auction Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston. He says the auction house is excited about the last bid- however not astounded by any means.
“This was a signed image of Jobs, which is almost impossible to find,” Livingston said.
He says there were 34 offers and 18 diverse qualified customers – each offer must be 10 percent more than the past one – amid the bartering. In March, RR Auction sold a Jobs-marked publication promoting the 1992 NeXTWorld Expo in San Francisco for $19,600. What’s more, four years back, it sold a signed contract from 1978 for $40,000.
The winning bidder of the marked Newsweek magazine is an anonymous collector from the Chicago zone.
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