Jean-Louis Gassée offered early March 2018 to provide some info after his return to France and after getting the Apple-1 from storage.
This Apple-1 was sold by Craig Solomonson 1989 to Jean Louie Gassée for US$ 15,000. Included in the trade were the board, cassette interface adapter and some cassettes.
Jean Louie Gassée was head of Apple's advanced product development and worldwide marketing at one time.
Sold to Craig Solomonson.
Here is Craig Solomonson's story of this boardCraig Solomonson who worked at MECC was looking for an Apple 1 and during a meeting asked Steve Jobs if he could find an Apple 1. Steve replied that none were available. However, Steve's traveling secretary, Mike Murray, heard the conversation and took Craig aside. He gave Craig, Joe Torzewski's number and a few months later I traveled to Indiana and traded him a complete Apple II system with lots of software for my first Apple 1. It was one of the original batch built for the Byte Shop. Woz verified that for me. The Byte Shop has put their own serial number on the back in black ink....it was "01-0005." Joe had "01-0051" and it had been upgraded by Woz and was in a special case that he made. I had this computer for about 5 years. In about 1987, our family wanted a new van that cost about $20,000. Well, Jean Louie Gasse wanted my Apple 1 to hang in his office, so the deal was done. Apple bought it from me for him. My spin on this deal was, "Woz and jobs sold their van to finance the Apple 1. I sold my Apple 1 to finance my van!"
Nov 14, 2018: History