Review of First Prop Store Live Auction and Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 65, 67, 68, The Expendables

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The past week has been a significant one for the original television and movie prop, wardrobe, and asset art market, with two of the biggest dealers in the business having their own live auction events.  This marked the first big live auction for Prop Store, which held it's "Auction of Film & Television Artefacts" on the 16th, and Profiles in History had a multi-day event … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘The Expendables Auction” (+ More “Hollywood Auction 65”) Movie Prop Catalog Available Online for Sale Event October 20

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Profiles in History's catalog for "The Expendables Auction", which follows their "Hollywood Auction 65", is now available in print as well as online, via their official site. This sale is scheduled for 20th at their Calabasas Hills facility.  Interestingly, though it is "The Expendables Auction", lots 1 - 165 are from Expendables 3, and 166 -252 are from other films.  The … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 65′ TV & Movie Prop Catalog Available Online for Sale Event October 17-20

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Profiles in History's latest auction catalog, "Hollywood Auction 65", is now available in print as well as online, via their official site. This sale is scheduled for October 17th-20th at their Calabasas Hills facility.  While with their last big Hollywood Auction sale they seemed to change course on their reserves/estimates strategy on much of the catalog, and steered away … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Profiles in History Exhibitor Booth (#SDCC)

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This is part of my ongoing coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2014.  As per tradition, Hollywood memorabilia auction house Profiles in History are exhibiting at their usual space, Booth #1605.  I've been attending Comic-Con since 1987, and have been covering it on the Original Prop Blog since 2008, and if I'm honest, I would say this is their most disappointing showing to date.  … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 62′ TV & Movie Prop Catalog Available Online for Sale Event December 21st

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Profiles in History's Winter auction catalog, "Hollywood Auction 62", is now available in print as well as online, via their official site. This sale is scheduled for December 21st at their Calabasas Hills facility.  Kudos to Profiles, as it seems that they generally have changed their reserves/estimates strategy on much of the catalog, and steered away from the hopeful jackpot … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 56’, ‘Dreier Collection, Part 2’ Post Auction Reaction – Update on “Jackpot Reserves/Estimates Finally Out of Control?” (8 Months Later)

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Profiles in History had a tremendously heavy auction schedule at the end of July, holding no less than four auctions across five consecutive days (Property from the Estate of Milton H. Greene on 7/27, Hollywood Auction 56 on 7/28-7/29, The Dreier Collection Part 2 on 7/30, and their Animation Auction 58 on 7/31), though they also held their Rare Books and Manuscripts Auction 55 … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Video Interview with Joe Maddalena, Profiles in History

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Joe Maddalena of Profiles in History took the time to talk about his company and upcoming auctions at Comic Con International: San Diego this weekend.  Below is the video interview... … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Profiles in History Exhibitor Booth

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A long time exhibitor at Comic Con International: San Diego, the original props and costumes from film and television on display with Profiles in History this year are pieces on the auction block for their sales happening this month - Hollywood Auction 56 and The Dreier Collection, Part 2. … [Read more...]