Nate D. Sanders’ Reputation Generates Interest in All Sorts of Collectibles
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. He is now considered one of the collectibles industry’s best experts, as well. He has been a collector for more than 40 years, and he was already widely known in collectors’ circles by the late 1970s. By the time he established Nate D. Sanders Auctions 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.
Nate D. Sanders Auctions was officially founded in Baltimore, Maryland as “Nate’s Autographs” in 1986. For the most part, the initial focus of Nate’s company was on affordable Hollywood 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; the business has morphed into a different company over several decades. The company has done millions of dollars in business, meaning it has expanded greatly over the years.
Recently, when it came time to auction off the shotgun Hollywood icon Steve McQueen carried in “The Magnificent Seven” and iconic white t-shirt sported by Hollywood legend James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause,” 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 online auction.