The stars must be in alignment, as not one, but TWO original Apple 1 computers are available for sale. The eBay auction is from the collection of early Apple employees Dick and Cliff Huston. The listing description has a detailed account of how the computer was acquired (as well as some great side history). The starting bid is $35,000. Corey adds further details on its condition over on the Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists message board. The unit hasn’t been powered on in 20 years.

The Sotheby’s auction is scheduled for June 15, 2012 with an estimated end price of between $120,000 and $180,000. This is a working unit, which is even rarer.

Another interesting auction is an IMSAI 8080 computer, which is also being sold by the Huston Brothers. This historic machine was used to bang out some of the early development code (it may have saved Floating Point Applesoft, as we know it) and ROMs for several Apple products. The auction offers a fascinating read detailing some of Apple’s early history.