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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

5/14/2016 Most Expensive Single Gun Ever Auctioned Draws $1.265 Million ROCK ISLAND, Ill – A Model 1886 Winchester rifle presented to the man who captured...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

12/07/2015 Egyptian Armor Sells for $2.3M at Rock Island Auction Co. ROCK ISLAND, Ill – A shirt of Egyptian armor incorporating gold inlaid plates sold...Read More
12-09-15

Incredible Guns! Incredible Results!

The September Premiere Auctions seem to be getting more popular every year. Maybe it’s the hospitable Illinois weather this time of year or maybe the...Read More
09-16-15

Bids in Surprising Places

When one plays the markets, they expect certain behaviors from certain stocks. “Blue chip” stocks are generally massive companies that experience slow, steady growth, while...Read More
07-01-15