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Profiles In History: Hollywood Auction

Profiles has just released there new catalog for the their upcoming Hollywood Auction, this summer, July 30-31, 2012. You can download or view the catalog online by clicking the image above, and while there you can also purchase a hard copy. Below are a few notable pages form the catalog, there is something for everyone in this auction, and with the Dryer collection happening at the same time I think it’s safe to say that this summer’s auctions belong to PIH!


Just A Reminder…

PIH: The Dryer Collection Part 1: Auction Catalog Now Live!!!

So the time has come, and Profiles In History has released the first Catalog for there summer auction of the Dryer Collection. And from looking over the catalog a few times now, I can say without a doubt that this auction is going to be spectacular! There is nothing but top notch items, ranging from damn near every costume from the first X-Men, tons of Star Trek items, Willy Wonka costumes and props, and the list goes on. You can download the PDF or order a catalog by clicking the link below, so be sure to check it out!

Profiles In History

Part I
 July 28, 2012
11:00 AM  PDT
Auction Location
Profiles in History
26901 Agoura Road  Suite 150
Calabasas Hills, CA  91301

Update on PIH Summer Auction!

This has just been posted on, a great blog run by Fong from Profiles In History, be sure to check it out as he post info regularly on there upcoming auctions!

I want to update interested parties on our summer auction schedule. As mentioned, the Dreier Collection and Animation Auction catalogs are now out. You can order them by calling the office at 310-859-7701. The Animation catalog is online here and you can also download a PDF via the same link, as well as order a hardcopy ($35) through PayPal. The Dreier PDF will be online by this weekend. Online registration for both auctions will be online this weekend, too. (You can sign up for the Animation auction now by downloading the registration form.)

The date and time for the Dreier auction is Saturday, July 28 at 11am PDT. The Animation auction is Sunday, July 29 at 11am PDT. You can get additional info on preview dates and locations for Animation at the link above. Dreier preview details will be forthcoming. Both catalogs are being mailed out to those on our mailing list this Friday.

We are still diligently working on the summer Hollywood Auction catalog. We anticipate that we will to be done by this time next week. The hardcopies for Hollywood will be available the week after and mailed out before the 4th of July. The online version will be up by then as well.

There are 396 lots in Dreier and 910 for Animation. Hollywood will have approximately 1,150. All total there will be almost 2,500 items on the block. Furthermore, all three auctions will be represented at next month’s San Diego Comic-Con. We will be in our usual booth #1605, where we will have on display select items from the Dreier and Hollywood auctions. Animation art will be displayed in booth #501 at our partner Van Eaton Galleries’ space.

Profiles In History July Auction Information!

Over the past couple week’s a good amount of information has come out about the July auction that is being held by Profiles in History, where, as most of you know, a good amount of material will come from the “Dryer Collection”. Profiles even featured a ton of information in the form of video in this season of Hollywood Treasure. I was actually over at the Profiles office about three weeks ago and got the chance to see some of the items that will be up for sale in July, and I promise there will be ALOT of very cool items for the fans!

Header Picture: Alien Maquette Up For Auction In July!

Below is the official press release posted by Profiles In History



LOS ANGELES, MAY 2- Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce the world’s most important collection of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory items will be up for auction this July. A part of the Dreier Collection, this will more than likely be the last time any collector has a chance to own these iconic items.

First up and most significantly is the Gene Wilder “Willy Wonka” signature costume, pictured left. The costume consists of flamboyant purple velvet frock coat, wool & camelhair slacks, off-white shirt, distinctive purple & violet lamé vest with floral design and satin bow tie. Originally obtained from Michael D. Beinner, Director of Field Advertising and Publicity for Paramount Pictures who was gifted the costume following its promotional tour of several key cities around the U.S. Without doubt, one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable costumes in the history of film. It is estimated to fetch $80,000 – $120,000.


Also up for auction are three iconic items from the collection of Julie Dawn Cole, who played “Veruca Salt.” First is an original screen-used Everlasting Gobstopper, one of only two known to exist, pictured below. It comes with a notarized copy of a letter from Ms. Cole stating (in part), “The Everlasting Gobstopper was used in the Inventing Room Scene. Mr. Wonka gives each of the children one Everlasting Gobstopper each. Typically Veruca tries to wangle another one, if only she had succeeded! But at least I was allowed to keep this one.” It is expected to fetch $20,000 – $30,000. You can also own the Golden Egg, screen used by Julie Dawn Cole during the “I Want it Now,” musical number. The egg comes with a notarized copy of a letter from Ms. Cole stating (in part), “The Filming of this [Golden Egg] scene and Veruca’s demise was actually filmed on my 13th birthday. The egg was presented to me at the end of the day’s shoot as a birthday present.” The egg is fashioned from polystyrene foam painted gold and is expected to fetch $20,000 – $30,000. The third item from the collection of Julie Dawn Cole is an original screen used Golden Ticket. This ticket was used in the memorable scene where it is found at “Salt’s Salted Peanuts” factory following Mr. Salt’s ambitious efforts to secure a Golden Ticket for his daughter. Comes with a notarized copy of a letter from Ms. Cole stating (in part), “The [Golden] ticket was used in the scene where it is found at ‘Salt’s Salted Peanut factory’. At last Veruca gets her hands on the ticket and Slugworth whispers in her ear…” The ticket is expected to fetch $20,000 – $30,000.

Other delicious Wonka items up for auction include a prop Wonka Scrumdiddlyumptious bar from the collection of actor Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie Bucket. The bar consists of the heavy stock paper wrapper surrounding a light tissue-filled center. It represents the only known hero Wonka Scrumdiddlyumptious bar in existence and is expected to fetch $3,000 – $5,000. A collection of five prop Wonka chocolate bars, each constructed of dense cardboard, so we don’t recommend taking a bite. Precious few artifacts survived from this classic film. The day after shooting wrapped at the Bavarian studios, Cabaret started shooting and the vast majority of the Wonka props were discarded. This grouping of five bars represents the largest single grouping of authentic screen used Wonka Bars in existence and is expected to fetch $6,000 – $8,000. Finally, you can own an Oompa Loompa costume worn by one of the little-people actors portraying the industrious and trustworthy factory workers of Willy Wonka. The costume consists of a rust-colored wool shirt with striped collar and cuffs, a pair of white polyester jodhpurs with large buttons attaching integral suspenders, a pair of brown leather slippers with attached pom-pom, each with handwritten notation reading “Clayton” (a possible reference to George Claydon who played one of the Oompa Loompas) and a green curly-haired wig. This is the only complete Oompa Loompa costume known to have survived and it remains as one of the most instantly recognizable costumes in film history. It is expected to fetch $8,000 – $12,000.


A look into the Profiles in History Showroom!

I was at the showroom the other week, great display! I’ glad to have some prop replicated news on the blog rather than the usual enormous amounts of Avengers material.

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Sean Astin’s Lord of the Rings collection to be featured on ‘Hollywood Treasure’

April 19, 2012 – Sean Astin–otherwise known as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film adaptations–will have his Lord of the Rings memorabilia collection featured in the second-series premiere of ‘Hollywood Treasure.’ Sean Astin received worldwide acclaim as Sam, the hobbit companion to Frodo Baggins, who plays one of the most essential roles in the trilogy. Whatever his Lord of the Rings collection holds, it’s sure to have momentos he brought back from filming, plus gifts from fans around the world. The show will air on May 22nd, 2012. Here’s the official show description from the press release: Each episode of the documentary-reality series follows Maddalena – owner of Profiles in History and the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television, science fiction, fantasy and pop culture collectibles – as he and his crew travel the globe searching for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia. During each show, Maddalena also presides over auctions where the collectibles are sold to fans and collectors from around the world. Advertisement Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)