Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation’s leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Owning virtually every Guinness Book record prices for original screen-used memorabilia Profiles in History has also established itself as the world’s largest auctioneer of original Hollywood memorabilia.
Do you have an original piece of Hollywood memorabilia, autographs, historical documents, rare books or original Hollywood glamour photography you’d like to consign to one of our auctions? Perhaps you’re making room for a new addition to your collection, or would like to pass ownership of your rare collectible to a new caretaker. For those who work in the entertainment industry, your lifetime of work may have produced a treasure trove of production artifacts that many collectors would love to own, ensuring that your contribution to Hollywood history is appreciated and preserved, in addition to generating great prices for your items. We’d be happy to discuss your collection with you, including current market value and the consignment process.
Profiles in History is pleased to announce
Marsha Malinowski, former Senior Vice President of
Sotheby’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Department
for the past 26 years, has joined Profiles in History
as Director of our Fine Books and
Profiles in History has established itself as the world’s largest auctioneer of original Hollywood memorabilia, having held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and owning virtually every Guinness Book record prices for original screen-used memorabilia.
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“I would strongly recommend PROFILES IN HISTORY to anyone who wants professional and thoroughly competent representation. In all honesty, my experience was completely positive. Everyone made money and left with smiles on their faces. This is the way business should be done.”
DOCDAVE WINIEWICZ, 2015
“I evaluated a number of auction houses to handle the sale of my WWI and WWII poster collection, and I chose Profiles in History because of the excellent catalogs, their fine record in historical manuscript and film poster auctions, and the strong recommendations from friends who have been clients. The results exceeded my expectations.”
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