HOW TO SELL
We connect sellers of the Rare and Remarkable with passionate buyers. RR Auction – selling, consigning collectibles and helping people share and obtain them since 1976. We have the international following to help you, too. Selling (also called consigning) with us is simple.
WHAT’S IT WORTH?
Whether you have one item or an entire collection, RR Auction will help you attain top dollar when you’re ready to sell. We understand the market for your valued collectibles, and maintain a superior clientele who’ll buy it at a price you won’t get anywhere else.
All formats of the Rare and Remarkable: autographs, historical artifacts, Sports, Hollywood, Space Exploration and more. Whether you have a signed baseball, or an iconic film prop, we’ll curate it for an auction where it will be best highlighted.
Every month RR conducts at least two auctions, one an 800+ item Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction, including a monthly featured section, and secondly, a specialty auction focused upon a single subject. Focused auctions include: Music, Space, and Sports.
We’re consistently exceeding our consignors’ expectations by garnering top prices.
For over 40 years we’ve considered our relationships with our consignors a partnership. Our goal is to work together to ensure you receive remarkable results.
With at least two sales every month and a variety of different themed sales throughout the year, we have many opportunities to curate your items for the best auction.
RR Auction’s annual spring Space sale features an extraordinary assortment of nearly 700 lots, including a slice of the important NWA 5000 lunar meteorite, dozens of significant Apollo and Space Shuttle hardware pieces, a multitude of flown items and astronaut autographs, and the collection of lunar photography pioneer Bruce Elle. A section honoring the 40th anniversary of Apollo 13 includes flown checklist pages, a rare flown lunar Bible, and hardware associated with the memorable near-disastrous mission. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts, and is known as a space market leader.
The Lawrence Miller Collection
Dr. Lawrence E. Miller, an orthopedic surgeon and psychiatrist for more than 60 years, began collecting autographs in 1960 by writing to “the people that changed the world.” In his quest for confirmation of political perspectives and historical relevance, Dr. Miller sought out and personally met many US presidents, foreign heads of state, and other famous dignitaries who gladly signed his books. As his collection grew over the decades, he shared his long-time passion for reading and studying history with his family and friends. Dr. Miller routinely spoke to his four children and eleven grandchildren of the rich history and majesty of America as a way to ensure the passage of a legacy that highlighted his thirst for learning.
This specially curated sale features more than 500 lots from Dr. Miller’s collection, highlighted by books signed by presidents including George Washington; documents by signers of the Declaration of Independence; a wealth of Supreme Court justices; and leading figures of world history such as Oliver Cromwell, Mohandas Gandhi, and Deng Xiaoping. Extraordinary in depth and breadth, Dr. Miller’s stands as one of the finest private collections we have had the privilege to offer.
1956 Topps PSA Set Registry Auction
The 1956 set is undoubtedly one of the finest Topps ever made—from a design standpoint, it offers everything you could want in a baseball card: the oversized cards (2 5/8˝ by 3 3/4˝) feature colorful, vivid portraits of the players against exciting action-shot backgrounds, embellished by their facsimile signatures. The set was the first to introduce team cards and checklists, marked the return of Mickey Mantle to the Topps family after a four-year hiatus, and was the last released in this larger-format size. Packed with mid-century star power—Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, and Willie Mays are among the top names here—the 1956 Topps baseball card set is a true classic.
What makes this complete set auction unique is the consistently high grades of the cards—nearly all are graded PSA MINT 9. The only exceptions are eight cards which have been graded as GEM MINT 10, and thirteen as NM-MT 8. A staggering number stand as the finest graded examples, with none graded higher. As a whole, this set currently ranks as #3 on the PSA Set Registry for the 1956 Topps ‘Basic’ set, and as #2 for the 1956 Topps ‘Master’ set. By offering this high-end set one by one, dozens of collectors will be afforded the opportunity to upgrade sets of their own.
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Marvels of Modern Music
RR Auction’s spring Marvels of Modern Music sale brings to market 400+ lots of rare and remarkable material, highlighted by performance used gear: Dee Dee Ramone’s Fender Precision bass, Prince’s Yamaha synthesizer from the Purple Rain Tour, Sib Hashian’s drum kit from Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ video, and a Fender amp used on stage by John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band. Other top items include albums signed by Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones; ultra-rare Beatles ephemera; and autographs from dozens of the most popular musicians of the 20th century.
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RR Auction is an industry leader in Rare and Remarkable collectibles. From U.S. history, to science and technology, to the worlds of politics, sports and celebrity, we know how to bring history to life.
Mario Puzo’s archive sold for $625k at auction
‘New found images of JFK wedding up for auction’
‘Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 watch sold for $1.6M’
“Smart, well-run, family-owned business. RR Auction knows their stuff. I highly recommend consigning and buying through them.”
Amy Bean, Texas
“Thank you for putting together such a great auction…selling has been a joy…I am happy to realize that it is who I am—not what I have—that defines me. The next thing I will collect is memories.”
Tom Gregory, CA
“You did a great job with a really interesting slice of items…It really felt like a respectful, well-researched project…Kudos for giving the artist, items, consignors, and the fans all respect due.”
Ben Margolin, owner of Prince.org
“Big shout out to all employees and services at RR Auction. It’s the kind of company I would really recommend to my collector friends and community”
Theodore Antoniadis, Greece
“Got our Remarkable Rarities book and it is beautiful. Happy that instead of our family memento being lost and forgotten…it will go to a buyer who cares about the piece and its history”
Joshua Lamont, CA
“In my dealings with hundreds of houses all over the world, you guys do a consistently better job at every level, from the material, production, responsiveness, honesty, logistics of every kind and more.”
“Always a pleasure to work with RR Auction who set a new standard for customer service in the autograph field”
“The concern shown for my consignments and my feelings will be remembered and my loyalty to your auction house will be the result”
Eric, New York
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