Ten-year Apple career plaque signed by Steve Jobs goes up for auction

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The latest Apple memorabilia up for auction includes a plaque, signed by then-CEO Steve Jobs, commemorating one worker's 10 years with the company.

"This ten-year plaque recognizes those who have contributed a decade of personal achievement to Apple's phenomenal success," the plaque reads. "Apple honors you not only for your talent, enthusiasm, and energy, but also for your ten years of creativity and career commitment."

The item was given to Suzanne Lindbergh in 2000. Lindbergh left the company in 2013, by that point holding the title of "Worldwide Director of Buzz Marketing" — in reality, product placement within movies and TV shows.

There are few other similar plaques, since the company quickly transitioned to copied signatures, according to RR Auction. Its value is estimated at over $15,000, and bidding is already up to $4,189. The auction will close sometime after 7 p.m. Eastern time on April 10.

Another Apple item with the same deadline is a pair of Apple I documents. The first is a photo of the computer signed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, while the second is a laser-printed manual cover signed by another co-founder, Ronald Wayne. He created the company's original logo, depicting Isaac Newton under an apple tree.

Apple I manual

Wayne's signature also appears on one of a group of six business cards. The other cards are signed by some of the pioneers of the internet, namely Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, and Radia Perlman.


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