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Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Consignment Directors

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Joe Maddalena
Executive Vice President, Heritage Capital Corporation
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Garry Shrum
Director, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
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After a stint in the corporate world, Garry Shrum started his own successful record store, Blue Meanie Records, in 1976, and he's been immersed in records, tapes and CDs ever since. Attending many record shows in the United States and Europe over the years, he has become an expert on imports, especially those of the 1960s. He has been providing expertise for Heritage's Music & Entertainment Auctions since 2004.

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Brian Chanes
Senior Director, Entertainment & Music, Beverly Hills
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1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824)   Ext.1338
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Pete Howard
Consignment Director
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A writer, publisher and widely cited media expert in the field of music, Pete Howard started off as a professional disc jockey before moving on to an executive role with CBS Records for several years.  He later headed up the radio syndication firm that created Earth News and Country News before founding, owning, publishing and editing ICE magazine, which became possibly the finest source of CD news in the world for 19 years.  Also, a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone magazine from 1988-1995 with a regular CD News column for their Record Review section, Pete additionally penned Goldmine magazine’s 22,000-word cover story on collectible music posters in 1995.  Along with planning a coffee-table book on the history of the American concert poster from 1920-1970, he is the only person in the world with a serious, comprehensive (4,000+) collection of rare concert-poster images from this time period.  Artifacts from Pete’s personal collection have been displayed in eight different museums around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Paris and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.  He also once built and possessed the world’s best Bob Dylan record collection.  Pete joined our Entertainment and Music Memorabilia department in 2019 as a Consignment Director. 

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Aaron Piscopo
Director, Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments
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Before joining Heritage Auctions as an intern in 2013, Aaron Piscopo was exposed to musical instruments throughout his life.  He graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in History prior to his hiring at Heritage, where he eventually worked his way up to a position managing the company’s wine warehouse and logistics for its Los Angeles based wine operations.  Native Texan Piscopo moved back to the world headquarters in Dallas in 2017, assuming his current role as Director of Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments.  An active musician for 20+ years, he enjoys traveling to guitar shows across the country in search of interested consignors and bidders alike.