About Us

The Raab Collection

“The Renowned Historical Document Dealer”                                     

 - Philadelphia Magazine                                                                                                                                  

The Raab Collection LLC is in its third decade as an internationally recognized name in historical autographs.  Founded by attorney, author, and collector Steven Raab as an outlet for his love of history, the business has since its inception discovered and carried some of the most important historical documents, advising public and private clients worldwide.  The Raab Collection has been instrumental in helping build some of the finest autograph and manuscript collections in the country, and it counts among its clients many of the great collecting institutions around the world, among them the Library of Congress and the British Library.

To learn more about what we do and how we do it, including our national exhibits and the historical families with whom we have worked, please read more about the Raab Distinction.

You can also learn about principals Steven and Nathan Raab.

Among the services we offer

Build your collection or give the gift of history.  Buy from The Raab Collection. Our name is recognized worldwide and is synonomous with quality and authenticity.

Sell your collection.  Whether you are a collector or heir to historical documents, we can help find a good home for your material.

Build a legacy. We will help you not only build a collection but create a legacy that you can share with your family and the world. In addition to offering our clients access to the most important historical documents, we are happy to make connections with institutions nationwide.

Appraise your collection or individual historical document. We have handled many significant appraisals, and can assist with yours.

Create an exhibit.  We have helped curators and institutions around the country supplement major exhibits with pieces from our collection.

Arrange a loan or donation.  Whether you are loaning a piece to a temporary exhibit or donating to your alma mater, we can negotiate the terms on your behalf. We are also happy to connect you with institutions with which we have existing relationships, should you prefer. 

Customer Satisfaction and Guaranty Policy

Every item purchased from us is guaranteed to be authentic, without time limit, to the original purchaser. Moreover, we want you to be satisfied, so except as follows, any item purchased from us may be returned (in the same condition as received) for a full refund within five days of receipt. This return privilege does not apply to layaways, or where, to accommodate a customer, we have deferred shipping for longer than two weeks after purchase.