Historical + Militaria
The specialists at Rago have the experience and passion required to achieve top prices for historical property and militaria, whether single objects or collections. We handle property from the 13th to the 20th c., including political and cultural ephemera; rare and first edition books; early photography; manuscripts and autographs; textiles; flags and historical relics; armor; antique firearms; uniforms; documents; prints and maps; Native American art and artifacts.
What We Sell
A. ALBRECHT Flintstock Pistol / $7,500
Civil War Relics / $6,820
Important American Firearms
Philadelphia Dueling Pistols / $45,880
European Spider Helmet / $16,250
Mughal Dagger / $93,750
GEORGE T. DOWNING Abolitionist Papers / $20,000
Orville Wright Autograph / $2,625
Native American Art and Artifacts
MARIA / POPOVI Blackware Pot / $4,375
South Carolina Gorget / $31,720
Christopher Wise Specialist
Christopher Wise is the Director of the Great Estates and Coins & Currency departments. Mr. Wise is also the Specialist for Firearms and Militaria, Ephemera, and Silver as well as an auctioneer for Rago. He began buying and selling antique tools, coins, currency, firearms, ephemera and silver while in his early twenties and joined Rago in 2006 as a Junior Specialist in the Silver department. He is a member of the American Numismatic Association, The Silver Society and the American Numismatics Society.
Why Sell with Rago?
- Competitive commissions and no hidden fees
- Free initial consultation/opinions of value
- Advice on auction versus private sale/purchase
- Mass-marketing to millions/micro-targeting to specific buyers
- World-class prices achieved