Auction House Details

Profiles in History

Auction House Name Profiles in History
Site URL http://www.profilesinhistory.com/
About Us Founded in 1985, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. We confidently stand behind every autograph offered for sale with the most detailed background information available and a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.To satisfy the demands of a relatively new and exciting field of collecting, we have also been holding some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia in the genre for five years running. Our annual auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll. Our Calabasas Hills location – virtually a stone’s throw away from every major Hollywood studio – ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, we are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.We invite you to visit our on-line catalogs, or order a fully-illustrated print catalog to discover the magic of autographs and Hollywood memorabilia for yourself! Autograph catalogs showcase only a small portion of our extensive inventory. Collectors who are interested in a particular individual or area of collecting should contact us directly with their requests.
Who do I contact if I have questions? We employ a trained staff to answer questions. Depending on your question we will connect you to the appropriate person.
City Calabasas Hills
State California
Country United States
Zipcode 91301
Contact Number 310-859-7701
Buyer's Fee For payments in cash or by wire the buyer's commission is 15%. For payment by credit and debit cards the commission rate is 18%. For person bidding via eBay Live the commission rate is 20%.
Consigner's Fee 15% for most consignments.

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.