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Garage-built Apple sold by Steve Jobs goes up for auction

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Posted at 7:09 PM, Nov 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-03 20:51:20-05

Yes, it still works.

The only known Apple-1 computer sold by late Apple CEO Steve Jobs out of his parent's garage is going up for auction, Christie's announced Monday.

The hand-built computer was sold in 1976 and turned up at a 2004 storage unit auction in Virginia. The evidence -- a canceled check.

The Apple artifact originally sold for $600, which is about $2,500 in 2014 dollars. It's estimated to be worth between $400,000 to $600,000 today.

It will be auctioned at Rockefeller Center in New York City on Dec. 11.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter at @GavinStern or email him at gavin.stern@scripps.com.