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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.