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David Crosby’s Famed Green Cape Up For Auction

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Defining the Golden Age of 60’s rock-and-roll music in America is no small feat, and David Crosby remains one of the era’s pioneers. As a founding member of two of the era’s most renowned bands — Crosby, Stills and Nash & The Byrds — his talents as a guitarist and singer/songwriter remain unparalleled. 

In our current auction, we’re proud to be offering a group of Crosby’s personal items:

At the top of the bill is David Crosby’s iconic worn cape.


Albert Einstein, Revealing the Personal in the Political

Theory of Relativity, E=Mc2, Nobel Prize — Albert Einstein produced the pillars and foundations of modern physics and quantum mechanics to this day — and he did so against the backdrop of a looming WWII — and the rise of the Nazi party in Germany — which Einstein, a German, reviled.

In 1933 Hitler rose to power, and Einstein, now a visiting in the U.S. scholar, refused to return to Germany and renounced his citizenship in a public display — through letters, speeches and the like. Thoug…

Arthur Ashe Auction of His Tennis Memorabilia

Yesterday proved record-breaking here at Nate D. Sanders, as we auctioned an incredible medley of Arthur Ashe tennis memorabilia items from his personal estate — auctioned on the 20th anniversary of his premature death.

From No. 1 tennis player in the world to fierce humanitarian, Arthur Ashe knew no limits in every chapter of his exceptional life.

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In addition to the  sale occurring on the 20th anniversary of his death, 2013 is the 45th  anniversary of Ashe’s…

The Royalty Autographs of Richard III — A True Rarity

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As one of England’s most notorious monarchs, Richard III earned a reputation for himself that has spanned centuries — few can forget those famous lines penned by Shakespeare as he theatrically accused Richard III as prime suspect in the murder of the young Edward V and Richard Duke of York, or as history remembers them, the “Princes in London Tower,” in his famous 1592 play, “Richard III”:

Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of…

A J.D. Salinger Autograph Price Guide Because We Have Sold the Most at Auction

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell a JD Salinger autograph or letter, a J.D. Salinger autograph or 1st edition or any other autographs, books or memorabilia, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.
J.D. Salinger Autograph
Read the following quote and most likely, you will immediately be able to identify the author —

“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was…

Artist Autographs are Very Valuable Especially Paul Gauguin

To auction, buy, consign or sell artist memorabilia or artist autographs, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com.  To view the current auction, please click here.

French post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin, now considered one of the master experimental painters of his time, was not particularly considered a “great” until after his death.

Originally, he intended to be a stockbroker, and painted in his free time while living in a 9th arrondissement bohemian Parisian neighborhood surrounded by…

The Legendary Lena Horne’s Well-Deserved Tony Award Up For Auction

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Lena Horne remains a 20th century legend who broke through the walls of Hollywood, racially, politically, as a woman with a singing talent that defied the stereotypes of the time. 

Long blacklisted in Hollywood for both her skin color and politics, Lena Horne, by virtue of her sheer talent, slowly made inroads into the entertainment industry and is considered to have paved the way for several generations of woman entertainers of color.

In our January auction, w…

A Portal Into a Tennis Legend’s Life

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You would think a man as busy, established and pro-active as Arthur Ashe wouldn’t have time to sit down and hand write his goings-on.

But just the opposite is true.

Ashe was a prolific recorder of events big and small in his life, as we’ve been privy to learn. He kept daily planners every single year of his career, from his momentous wins at Wimbledon and Davis Cup, to his ceaseless humanitarian initiatives throughout the rest of his life.

In our current…

Top Items of 2012

2012 was an incredible year for us at Nate D. Sanders, as we broke some of our own records of prices realized, while continuing to auction an incredible variety of items, from Hollywood memorabilia to unique space-related memorabilia.

In Hollywood-related items, it was a big Oscar year for us, as we auctioned 15 Oscar statuettes that garnered an incredible $3 million in February of 2012. Check out each of the Oscars spanning the Golden Era of Hollywood here. We also were proud to auction…

Tennis’ Greatest Ambassador

From No. 1 tennis player in the world to fierce humanitarian, Arthur Ashe knew no limits in every chapter of his exceptional life.

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Ashe won 33 singles titles as a professional, including three Grand Slam events before forced retirement at age 36 after he suffered from a heart attack in 1979.

For many, this could have been career-ending, but for Ashe, it became an opportunity. Ashe began to transition his superstar tennis career into the realm of public service,…

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