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Sandra Palomino
Director, Historical Manuscripts
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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Sandra Palomino has more than a decade of experience working with historical manuscripts, autographs, and rare books both via private treaty sales and auction. She has worked closely with private collectors as well as institutions here and abroad, most extensively with FundaciĆ³n CastaƱe in Madrid, Spain. Her course of study at Yale focused on 18th and 19th Century American History. Her professional experience also includes direct marketing and public relations work with such noted companies as Rapp Collins and Donnelley Marketing.

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Tom Slater
Director of Americana Auctions
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Tom Slater began his career in early 1960s Pittsburgh, where he owned and operated half-interest in a retail coin store. In the 1970s he published nationally distributed auction catalogs, specializing in political campaign collectibles. A cum laude graduate with a BA degree from Yale University, Tom also attended Columbia University law school. He became a full-time collectibles dealer in 1976, and operated art galleries in Los Angeles and Indianapolis through most of the 1980s. He ran The Political Gallery throughout the 1990s, which evolved into Slater's Americana. Tom joined Heritage in 2004.

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Michael Riley
Chief Cataloger and Historian
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After attending the University of Louisville (KY), Michael worked in the Consumer Electronics industry. In 1983, he joined the Universal Autograph Collectors Club, and became a dealer in a wide range of collectibles in 1985. Adopting the Internet early, he moved into website design and development in 1995, an area where he has received numerous awards. Michael joined Heritage in 2004 and has done cataloging work for Music & Entertainment Memorabilia, Americana & Political Memorabilia, Historical Manuscripts, and Space Exploration.

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