News JVTech 90,000 euros the autograph of Steve Jobs? But why such madness?
Published on 03/21/2023 at 19:15
Do you want to treat yourself to the signature of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple? You can do it… For 95,000 dollars, or around 90,000 euros! There is a rather simple explanation for the value of this autograph.
The Moments in Time site just went on sale an autograph of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who died in 2011. If the site, specializing in the sale of rare objects, offers the price “on request”, it was quick to leak: you have to pay the sum of 95,000 dollars to get your hands on this autograph.
A very rare object, which explains its price
This is not an autograph granted by the late Apple boss to a fan: in fact, Steve Jobs was notorious for not really liking signing autographs. In 2000, he signed a plaque to reward the ten years within Apple of Suzanne Lindberg, then marketing manager of the firm. A signature that has value since it was only a few years since Steve Jobs was back at the head of Apple.
“Apple honors you not only for your talent, enthusiasm and energy, but also for your ten years of creativity and professional commitment. We hope that you will continue to believe, like us, that the trip itself is the best reward”, can we read in particular above the signature of Steve Jobs, who does not seem to have applied himself particularly to leaving his mark. And yet, it has value.
Steve Jobs’ signature is expensive, but…
It should be noted that Suzanne Lindberg was one of the lucky last to receive a signed award plaque from the house of Steve Jobs : soon after, the company switched to facsimile, which means that the signature of the creator of the iPhone was simply printed on the document in question. Steve Jobs was definitely not a fan of autographs, including when it came to rewarding his employees.
The rarity of the businessman’s signature, coupled with the historical period during which it was scribbled, explains the price at which the item is offered for sale. However, it hasn’t found a taker yet, and given the price, it might take some time.
It should however be specified that this object is far from being the one with the signature of Steve Jobs that costs the most. Indeed, in 2021, a letter written by Steve Jobs has sold at auction : in this letter dated 1983, the boss of Apple replied to a fan who asked him for an autograph: “I’m sorry, but I don’t sign an autograph”. However, Steve Jobs had signed his letter, almost giving it a comedic touch. It was sold for the sum of 479 939 dollars. Faced with that, 95,000 dollars is still a small sum!
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