Nate D. Sanders Auctions Has a Strong Reputation for a Reason

February 13, 2019
 
For more than three decades now, Nate D. Sanders has been busy honing a reputation as one of his industry's most respected memorabilia dealers and as one of the industry's best experts, as well. He has been a collector for more than 40 years, and by the late 1970s, Nate was already widely known in collectors' circles. By the time he established his auction house in Los Angeles in 1990, he already had a solid reputation as a straight dealer. Now, his auction House conducts monthly auctions that serve to draw bidders, collectors and investors from all over the world.

Its history is rather unique, as Nate D. Sanders Auctions was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986 as "Nate's Autographs." For the most part, the initial focus of the company was on inexpensive Hollywood-focused signed photographs and other memorabilia, which were usually included in a mailed catalog, which went to a relatively few exclusive local clients. This modest beginning didn't last long, however, and in the several decades since, the company has moved to Los Angeles, California and done millions of dollars in business, meaning it has expanded greatly over the years.

When it came to auctioning off the iconic white t-shirt sported by Hollywood legend James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause” and the shotgun Hollywood icon Steve McQueen carried in "The Magnificent Seven," the owners of those items trusted Nate D. Sanders, based on his reputation as a specialist in Hollywood memorabilia. Likewise, when it came time to sell a watercolor and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet by the illustrator of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, E.H. Shepard, the owners trusted Nate D. Sanders Auctions to conduct the auction online.

Nate D. Sanders Auctions‘ Reputation is Unassailable

November 20, 2018
 
Nate D. Sanders Auctions was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986 as "Nate's Autographs." At the time, their primary focus was on inexpensive photographs and other memorabilia signed by Hollywood icons. Back then, he included everything in a catalog, which mailed to a small number of local clients. The modest beginning of the company grew fast, however, and over the course of several decades, Nate D. Sanders and his company, which has since moved to Los Angeles, California, now has a sterling reputation as it has done millions of dollars in business in the memorabilia space.

That reputation has become such a good one, when it came time to auction off the iconic white t-shirt worn by Hollywood legend James Dean in the classic film, "Rebel Without a Cause,” they chose Nate D. Sanders Auctions to handle it. And when an auction was to be held to sell the shotgun Hollywood icon Steve McQueen carried in the classic film, "The Magnificent Seven," the item’s owners trusted Nate D. Sanders, based on his reputation as an expert on Hollywood memorabilia.

His expertise is not limited to Hollywood, these days. When the owners of a watercolor and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet by illustrator E.H. Shepard, they relied on Nate D. Sanders Auctions’ reputation to allow him to conduct the online auction. That is because Nate D. Sanders has been honing a reputation as one of his industry's most respected memorabilia dealers and experts. As a collector since the late 1970s, Nate D. Sanders was already widely known in collectors' circles when he moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to open his own auction house.