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RIAC Begins 2017 By Setting Records

02/22/2017 When you have been the world’s #1 firearms auction house since 2003, people notice. When you have the best year in industry history, shattering...Read More
02-22-17
Finest Dance Revolver

RIAC Shatters Industry Sales Record with $63 Million in 2016

2016 had already proven itself to be a special year for Rock Island Auction Company. With the Robert Bretherton and Robert Lee Collections serving as...Read More
12-07-16
Antique Winchester Rifle

Landmark Firearms Collections Lead the Way in September Premiere

With the one-two combination of the Robert "The Bear" Bretherton firearms Collection and the Robert M. Lee Collection, we knew we had something special in...Read More
09-13-16
Most Expensive Single Gun

Most Expensive Single Gun Ever Auctioned Draws $1.265 Million

Most Expensive Single Gun Ever Auctioned Draws $1.265 Million ROCK ISLAND, Ill – A Model 1886 Winchester rifle presented to the man who captured Apache...Read More
05-02-16

Huge Collector Firearms Auction Yields Huge Results - $7.3 Million

As you may have heard us mention once or twice, the 2016 February Regional Firearms Auction was the largest event to date in Rock Island...Read More
03-01-16

RIAC Announces Key Management Changes

Rock Island Auction Company Announces Key Management Changes ROCK ISLAND, Ill – Owner and President Pat Hogan has announced he is stepping down from the...Read More
01-25-16

RIAC Announces The Bretherton Firearms Collection

Rock Island Auction Company is proud and deeply honored to have been chosen to market at auction the legendary Robert “The Bear” Bretherton Firearms Collection....Read More
12-23-15

$2.3M Armor Helps Bring Record Year

If anyone ever wondered whether Rock Island Auction Company knows how to end the year with a flair for the dramatic, the 2015 December Premiere...Read More
12-09-15

PRESS RELEASE - Egyptian Armor Sells for $2.3M

Egyptian Armor Sells for $2.3M at Rock Island Auction Co. ROCK ISLAND, Ill – A shirt of Egyptian armor incorporating gold inlaid plates sold for...Read More
12-09-15