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A Review of Profiles in History

Posted: Jul. 1st, 2008  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
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Collectibles and Artifacts: Our original attraction to this firm, Profiles in History, stemmed from an article published in the L.A. Times regarding a special collection of Hollywood memorabilia to be sold at auction in the future, and the firm coordinating the affair was Profiles in History. The company is a leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original items, such as historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage photographs and manuscripts signed by truly significant in individuals of various walks in life.

True to its name, Profiles in History has extensive catalogs of famous, infamous, notable, and notorious individuals who literally have shaped the world. There are signed photographs, letters, and documents from the likes of Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. A sentence containing all the signatures of U.S. presidents on hand would be nearly as long as the list of all who served in the Oval Office. From John Quincy Adams to Fred Astaire to the Beatles to Winston Churchill to Abner Doubleday to Marilyn Monroe to Charles Lindbergh and the Wright brothers, a view of even one of the catalogs containing these signatures and more is very entertaining.

Profiles in History is a top source of entertainment collectibles as well. The firm offers items that include costumes, props, and pieces directly from the sets of vintage, classic, and contemporary films and TV programs. Collectibles from the music industry also are part of the organization's valued goods. Some of the truly coveted items, as indicated by what the buyers paid, include souvenirs TV shows. Items of sci-fi shows in particular were desired. The command chair of the USS Enterprise manned by Captain Kirk from the original Star Trek TV show fetched $304,750. The robot, B-9, of the 1960s TV show Lost in Space sold for a $264,500.

The vast entertainment-industry collectibles collection reported in the Los Angeles Times story is among the largest collection of its kind. The collection is the property of the proprietor of the L.A.-based Collectors Book Store. It was amassed over 43 years. Only the collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is known to be larger.

It is a click, enjoy and learning event worthy of a second look. Visit Profiles in History at www.ProfilesinHistory.com.

For LxM James Rothaar
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