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.
Moonwalker Dave Scott’s watch: SOLD FOR $1.625 million –
$625,000 MORE than expected
Albert Einstein signed photograph,
SOLD FOR $125,000, $25k over asking
Prince’s yellow boots: SOLD FOR $76,000 –
SIX TIMES MORE than its original estimate
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.
Fine Autographs and Artifacts
The historical value of collectibles in the genres of Military, Medal of Honor recipients, and battles from all eras cannot be overstated. Preserving documents and items from turning-point battles, wars and those who planned and executed those military maneuvers is a crucial curating endeavor.
For our next auction featuring Military, Medal of Honor recipients, we’re looking for items or entire collections to add to the event: Uniforms, rifles, revolvers, swords, sabers, scabbards, flags, documents, autographs, medals and citations, ephemera of all kinds. Also, any kind of battle-related documents, correspondences, maps – we’ve even had Robert E. Lee’s historic 1865 Farewell Address and surrender decree.
We seek items representing war heroes and military masterminds, from colonial America to current times.
Our next Military, Medal of Honor recipients auction will be March 7, 2018. Do you have items that our collectors of Military, Medal of Honor recipients, or other related memorabilia that you would like to consign? Contact us.
Tastemakers and risk takers of Pop Culture
In every lifetime, there are people or events that forever epitomize a moment in time. Whether it defines an entire decade or one poignant turning point, these emotions will be linked in our collective psyche to a specific time and place in our shared history. Our Pop Culture auction shares those people and treasured items, allowing us to relive those unforgettable moments of zeitgeist, from music, entertainment, art and current events.
The collectibles market sees pop culture as perhaps its most emotional, evocative category. Hollywood and the evolution of movies—from the golden age of sweeping epics and musicals, and into the high-tech, special effects world of today’s films—has created larger-than-life stars and devoted fans and collectors. Music leaves an indelible mark on everyone’s life; superstars like The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Prince of Pop, from Billie Holiday to Madonna, from blues to punk…genres and musicians are myriad. And pop art started with the New York artists Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist, Oldenburg and Jasper Johns, and continued into modern times with Haring, Koons and more. Contact us.
Fine Autographs and Artifacts
featuring Science Fiction
RR Auction is excited to present its inaugural Science Fiction auction in April, and we’re seeking all kinds of items that span the definition of the category.
The term “Sci-Fi” encompasses a multifaceted universe – from the dystopian futures fretted over by early 20th century authors, filmmakers and television writers; to space exploration and life on other planets; to all kinds of monsters – mutated in nature or created by mad scientists.
This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and 60 years since the breakout pulp movie, “The Amazing Colossal Man.”
Sci-fi collectibles come in a vast range of mediums – novels, comic books and trading cards, film and television props, autographs and signed ephemera of all kinds. From cast-signed items to screen-worn costumes, we’re interested in all ideas. From “Metropolis” to “Blade Runner,” from Leonard Nimoy to Captain Nemo – let us know what you have.
Breaking the chains of gravity
We’re in full mission mode for our next Space sale, and seeking your remarkable consignments.
A proven industry leader, the category of Space Exploration accounted for more than half of RR Auction’s Top 10 sales of 2017. At the top of the list was Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 Cartier gold Lunar Module replica, garnering $149,862.
Whether you’re a private collector who’s passionate about the history of space exploration, or a history maker yourself, we’re seeking your consignments in the category. In high demand are flown items, rare autographs, original photos, models, and hardware.
Deadline for consignments is January 26, though special considerations may be made for standout pieces. Do you have artifacts you’d like to consign for the April auction – autographs, signed documents, photos, posters, clothing, equipment, ephemera – contact us.
Authors and artifacts of
Writers who impacted generations to come
Books can take readers to places they’ve never seen, sparking the imagination and causing hope, fear, joy or somber rumination. Literature and books will be featured in our Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction in May 2018.
RR Auction has offered at auction items relating to American heavyweights like Hemingway, Melville, Poe and Thoreau; internationally renowned authors like Dickens and Orwell, Goethe and Wilde; and noted philosophic writers like Camus, Sartre and Voltaire. We have also had auction lots highlighting modern authors like J.K. Rowling, as well as many recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Our next Literature auction will be May 9, 2018. Do you have fine examples of literature and books?
Exploring the cutting edge of
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
In the Science & Technology featured section of the Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction in June 2018, we’ll offer memorabilia by and about some of the greatest minds in history.
From early innovators to Nobel Prize winners, from scientists and physicists to mathematicians and physicians, we’re presenting some of the most legendary inventors and innovators in history. And of course, many of these disciplines and incredible minds collaborated to achieve man’s exciting journey into space exploration.
Our next Science & Technology auction will be June 13, 2018. Do you have items that capture the genius and innovation of man and machine?
Champions of Sports
Honoring hometown heroes, elite athletes and dream teams RR Auction has its roots in selling baseball cards, beginning in Boston in 1976. Decades of auction experience later, we’re excited to introduce our dedicated high-end clientele to your Rare and Remarkable card collections and Sports memorabilia of all types.
We’re accepting all genre of sports, including baseball, basketball, hockey, football, boxing and equestrian. From gridiron greats and home run heroes, to Olympiads and All-Stars, we’re looking for the best of it all – rare cards, game-used uniforms and equipment, original photographs, and championship rings.
Consign with a
name you can trust
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
Would you like to learn more about RR Auction – selling, consigning collectibles at auction? Our consignment specialists would love to talk to you more about our consignment process and everything we can offer you.