A check written by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976 to electronics retailer RadioShack has been auctioned off for $46,063. This piece of Apple history, issued by "Apple Computer Company," was written during the period when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were developing the Apple-1 computer.

Apple Computer Company Check
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Jobs, at the time, was working on the early days of Apple out of his family's garage, and this check lists a Palo Alto address that served as an answering service and mail drop for the budding company.

Initially expected to sell for at least $25,000, the check exceeded expectations, demonstrating the growing market for Apple and Steve Jobs memorabilia.

What Is Today? Steve Jobs Day
Jobs died on October 5, 2011. A few days later governor of California proclaimed October 16th to be Steve Jobs Day. It is the date that Apple held a memorial service for him.

The auction of this historical artifact comes as Steve Jobs' legacy continues to captivate collectors worldwide. Similar items, such as checks signed by Jobs from 1976, have sold for impressive sums, highlighting the enduring fascination with the tech visionary's life and work.

These memorabilia pieces provide a glimpse into the early days of Apple and the genesis of the tech giant that continues to shape the world today.