updated 11:51 am EDT, Mon May 19, 2014
Signs expected to sell for at least $10,000
Two old exterior signs that hung at Apple's Cupertino headquarters -- using the company's original rainbow color scheme -- are scheduled to go up for auction in June, reports note. One measures 46x49 inches, and is made of foam. The other is only 33.5x36, but is constructed with metal-backed fiberglass. The pair both show signs of wear; that however is generally expected to raise their value. Current estimates peg their final sale price at between $10,000 and $15,000.
The rainbow Apple logo was designed by Rob Janoff, and used from 1977 until the late 1990s, making it the company's most recognizable icon. The use of multiple colors was meant to add the illusion of emotional warmth, and reinforce the fact that the Apple II -- Apple's first truly successful product -- was able to display color at a time when many computers still had monochrome output.