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It’s not everyday that someone throws down more than $ 40,000 for a short document, but that is exactly what Tristar Productions CEO Jeff Rosenberg did on Thursday.
This was no ordinary document, however. It was a signed legal agreement between Steve Jobs and businessman Robert Friedland from August 17, 1978. The 8-page document was up for auction at RR Auction house and sold for $ 40,045.
“In 30 years of business we have only offered one other Jobs item — a signature; this document, incredibly substantial and significant in its connection to a major figure in his life, is of the utmost rarity,” RR Auction vice president Bobby Livingston said in a statement.
Apparently, Jobs and Friedland were buddies during college — where they both attended Reed College, took spiritual trips to India, and worked on Friedland’s communal farm and apple orchard.
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