Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ former pair of Birkenstock sandals fetched more than $218,000 at auction over the weekend, according to the auction house that facilitated the sale.
The brown sandals, which bear the imprint of Jobs’ feet in the 70s and 80s, were estimated before the auction at between $60,000 and $80,000, according to Julien’s Auctions online listing. The buyer, who also received a non-fungible token, was not identified by the auction house.
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Former Jobs manager Mark Sheff previously owned the Birkenstocks, according to Julien’s Auctions.
The sandals have been worn by Jobs “at many pivotal times” in Apple’s history, including the occasional time when the co-founders “hatched the beginnings” of the company’s first computer in Los Altos, California. , said the auction house.
Jobs and co-founders Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne formed Apple in 1976. The company, which has produced computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads and other technology, has a market capitalization of $2.387 billion. at market close on Tuesday.
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Jobs died in October 2011 at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer and other health issues. He had resigned as CEO in August of that year, with Tim Cook taking his place.
Items that once belonged to Jobs have already gone up for sale. In July, for example, a 1976 Apple 1 prototype was auctioned at Boston’s RR auction.
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