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“I first worked with Profiles in History about 18 months ago when I found an pivotal item in Film that I couldn’t live without. About a year later I was unexpectedly in financial trouble and had to sell it quickly. Given how personal the item was to me, and the thought I’d never have to sell it, I (and the great team at Profiles) thought I had way overpaid the first time and it would be a long shot for me to recuperate my investment. It turns out, Profiles in History was able to sell the item for twice what I paid! It really helped me out of a jam and I’ll be forever grateful.”

WILL M.


“Profiles in History has a wonderful reputation.  I’ve worked with them in the past and I also know Debbie Reynolds.  She sold an extensive collection with Profiles and I thought anybody like Debbie who trusted her treasure has got to be the right organization to auction off my dress.  I’ve had the Judy Garland early “Dorothy” dress from The Wizard of Oz for 31 years.  It’s a little bit of my heart and soul.  I’m happy that I was able to have it, I shared it with the public, raised money for children’s hospital charities and now it’s off in the world spreading “Oz” magic!  I feel elated and I’m thrilled!  Three hundred thousand dollars is quite the mark up!  I guess the only thing I can say is, there’s no place like Profiles in History, there’s no place like Profiles in History, there’s no place like Profiles in History!”

B.B.


“Yesterday I received the animation cel I recently won, and I wanted to thank you and the staff for handling the transaction so professionally and expeditiously. … I look forward to bidding on and hopefully winning more of PiH’s auctions, and if my future experiences are as smooth as this initial win, I know I’ll have no problems at all.  Thank you so much…I’ll keep an eye out for you on the SyFy show. “

A.L.


“My estate sales business occasionally comes across above average Hollywood memorabilia, animation art or U.S. historical items. Certain estate collections contain items that I know that I can’t do justice to and need help in selling. Knowing the value, I will consign these pieces to Profiles in History. The highest realized prices are accomplished with a reasonable percentage charged and sold nationally and internationally. This has a tendency to make me look good. It has also delighted many of my clients who enjoy the surprise.”

SHARON YOST


“Being a Hollywood historian, I have been consigning my vintage Hollywood artifacts with Profiles in History for over a decade.  Not only because of the positive outcome of their auction process, but also because of the individual attention, understanding and professional relationship I have with its knowledgeable staff.”

KATHERINE ORRISON, AUTHOR OF "LIONHEART IN HOLLYWOOD" AND "WRITTEN IN STONE"


“I have to commend you… each and every of your employees is excellent and that says a lot about you. I have been a client of Profiles in History for many years and they are my favorite auction house on so many levels; their integrity, honesty and personal service and that is why I have chosen them for our major auction.”

MICHAEL


“As a poster and lobby card collector I have found Profiles in History to be very helpful with both buying and selling.  Their unique clientele gives me an opportunity to reach collectors and hobbyists I don’t normally reach.  Joe and his crew are most professional and very prompt and I highly recommend their services as a premier auction house.”

JIM GRESHAM


“My experience with Profiles in History and especially with Brian Chances was entirely pleasant from beginning to end. The company realized far more for my collectibles than I realized was possible. I heartily recommend Profiles in History. “

BJO TRIMBLE, AUTHOR OF THE STAR TREK CONCORDANCE; SCIENCE FICTION FANDOM ICON


“Through the tough times of losing someone very special to us all and dealing with the selling of our assets in order to share the historic creatures created by Stan Winston with the fans we found not just a business partner in the auction and Hollywood memorabilia business but a true friend.  The level of professionalism and sensitivity devoted to us combined with the expertise to quickly identify and secure all of  our assets was unmatched.  Joe Maddalena and the entire team at Profiles In History have proven to not just be focused on the buying and selling of memorabilia but are truly concerned with the preservation of film history.”

THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF STAN WINSTON


“As a Iong time buyer and seller of screen-used items with Profiles In History, I highly recommend them for all of your prop needs. For selling, Profiles has the best worldwide clients in the marketplace for their offerings. Occasionally when I do sell, I exclusively consign with them and no matter the price point they are always great to work with and they make the sale. From the buyer’s perspective I have been fortunate to purchase some truly unique items from them for many years. Profiles continues to locate and bring to the market the treasures we all want to own.”

PJ RUBAL, VICE PRESIDENT, SPECTOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS