Back when Nate D. Sanders Auctions was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986 as “Nate’s Autographs,” his main 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. This modest beginning was destined to lead to growth, however. Sure enough, over the last few decades, Nate D. Sanders Auctions’ reputation has grown by leaps and bounds.
Nate D. Sander took his reputation to Los Angeles, California, where it has only grown, to the point that he has now done millions of dollars worth of business in the memorabilia space. These days, his expertise is not limited to Hollywood. 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. In fact, 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.
Also, when the owners wanted to auction off 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. Nate has been honing a reputation as one of his industry’s most respected memorabilia dealers and experts. As a collector since the late 1970s, He was already widely known in collectors’ circles when he moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to open his own auction house.