Our Story

Headquartered in Boston, RR is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Founded in 1976, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in more than 560 successful sales, including: astronaut  Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph watch , which sold for $1.625 million; President Kennedy's reporter diary from 1945 , for $718,750; author Mario Puzo's extensive archive relating to his novel "The Godfather," for $625,000; an original Apple-1 computer , garnering $325,000; author Truman Capote's hand-notated manuscript for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" , for over $300,000; a rare NWA 11789 Lunar Meteorite for $612,500; and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde's guns for over $500,000.

Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets, RR Auction prides itself on selling historic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to ensure the highest standards of authenticity. With more than 40 years of industry experience, RR Auction continues to grow and expand into new categories, achieving record prices for clients around the world.

Remarkable Results

  1. 1976

    At age 19, RR CEO and founder, Bob Eaton, purchases his first collection of sports memorabilia. He begins selling at local Boston flea markets and buying more.

  2. 1980

    Eaton begins a mail-order catalog and types the first issue himself.

  3. 1990

    Then named R&R Enterprises, the operation moves to New Hampshire and opens a small retail space with frame shop.

  4. 1995

    R&R makes a historic leap when they transition from direct sales to auctions.

  5. 2002

    After 26 years in business, R&R launches online bidding at www.rrauction.com

  6. 2012

    Now officially known as RR Auction, they host their first LIVE auction featuring the worldwide press attention-grabbing Bonnie & Clyde guns.

  7. 2015

    RR breaches the million dollar single item mark when they achieve $1.625 million for Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott's lunar-surface worn watch.

  8. 2018

    RR goes back to their roots and enters the Sports cards and memorabilia market with their June 2018 Sports Auction.

Client Testimonials

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