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Breaking the chains of gravity

Man has always wanted to fly. Once we broke that initial barrier with the Wright Brothers, it was only onward and upward to space exploration. There was a whole universe to reach and to explore, and we were going to make it happen.

Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 autograph photo moon landing space exploration RR Auction

RR Auction is honored that the top names in space exploration come to us to consign their incredible collections. From the scientists, engineers and insiders of the space race, to the very men and women who have traveled beyond Earth’s atmosphere, our consignors offer firsthand and incredibly rare collectibles gathered from one of the most exciting periods of modern history.

RR Auction consistently achieves the highest prices for autographs, training-used materials, flown artifacts, and space hardware. We were privileged to curate moonwalker Dave Scott’s watch, which sold at auction for $1.625 million. RR Auction attained the highest price ever paid for a signed Neil Armstrong photo, and a letter by Alan Shepard writing about the Mercury program also garnered record-shattering results.

In October 2017, we featured the collection of Dan Schaiewitz. As an engineer in the late 1960s, Schaiewitz worked at Cape Kennedy on the life support and oxygen systems astronauts would use during the Apollo 11 mission. His personal collection offered a rare insider’s glimpse into the United States’ space program, as well as intimate off-hours personal memories made with the astronauts and technicians.

In addition to people and things that have left and returned to Earth, our Space auctions have also included items originating from beyond Earth. Meteorite hunter and expert Geoff Notkin presented his first collection of beautifully diverse meteorites with RR Auction last fall, including a “moon rock” meteor with certification from Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke.

Our next Space Exploration auction will be October 18, 2018. Do you have memorabilia you’d like to consign for the April auction – autographs, signed documents, photos, posters, clothing, equipment, ephemera – contact us.


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Past Top Sales

Neil Armstrong signed photo Apollo 11 lunar mission RR Auction

Neil Armstrong Oversized Signed Photograph
Sold Price: $56,301
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First Hasselblad camera in space RR Auction

The First Hasselblad in Space
Sold Price: $275,000
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Moonwalker Dave Scott Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph watch RR Auction

 Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph 
Sold Price: $1,625,000
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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.

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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.

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