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27 Years of Business & The Best is Yet to Come — A Story of One Los Angeles Auction House

To auction, buy, consign or sell memorabilia and autographs to a top Los Angeles Auction House, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

Los Angeles Auction House

Since its beginnings in 1986, Nate D. Sanders, a Los Angeles Auction House who hold auctions monthly has continued to grow and flourish and is today one of the premiere houses worldwide, and in Los Angeles, preeminent particularly in Hollywood memorabilia, Presidential memorabilia and autographs.

Founded as “Nate’s Autographs” in Baltimore, Maryland, the company initially dealt with inexpensive Hollywood autographs, sent via mail catalog to a few  clients. Nate, who collected his first autograph at the age of 6, was young and ambitious and foresaw a future of a successful auction house that it has grown into today.

This 1994 “Baltimore Sun” article describes Nate’s young ambition that has remained unwavering — said his Dad at the time,

“His father, Elli, a science teacher at Pikesville Middle School, says he encouraged Nathan to write away for celebrity autographs, but admits to an ulterior motive. “I thought that was a good idea, so he could become familiar with writing, communicating with the written word,” says the elder Mr. Sanders, who subsidized those initial forays by contributing a nickel toward each stamp.”

Said Nate of this period of growth,

“My real start in autographs came in the late 1970′s when I wrote away for autographs in the mail receiving such autographs as Neil Armstrong, Jesse Owens, Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball and Mel Blanc all for the cost of a stamp.  In the 1980’s, I turned this hobby into a business by traveling to UACC autograph shows all over the country but especially in New York City.  I was the youngest seller then, only six years younger than noted in-person autograph dealer, Michael Wehrmann.”

The company continued to expand, and in moving to become a Los Angeles auction house, its current headquarters, and business has been booming. With $8 millions dollars of business this year and $9 million last year, the company now sends out several auction catalogs a year featuring rare autographed items, books, fine art, memorabilia and other collectibles to a client base reaching around the globe.

This Los Angeles auction house has auctioned over $6 million of Oscar awards, including Orson Welles’ Academy Award for “Citizen Kane”. This item sold for $861,542.00

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With an estimate sales of movie memorabilia to be around $50 million per year, read about each unique award sold here.  

We’ve also been in the news for some of our most talked about items — Check out a variety of news clips here.

Or one of the videos on our Youtube channel where you can see various interviews with Nate Sanders.

Earlier this year, we auctioned the estate of Captain Kangaroo, which was consistently in the news for weeks, and which amassed incredible prices realized. The show’s iconic character, “Dancing Bear” costume sold for an incredible $207,019 in a last-minute bidding frenzy.

As one of countless news stories written about the auction, read about it here. 

 

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We also auctioned the estate of Arthur Ashe this past year on the 20th anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s premature death, his estate auction fetched a record amount with total auction sales tallying over $954,000.

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A portion of the sale is benefiting the Arthur Ashe Learning Center (www.arthurashe.org), a non-profit organization that promotes Arthur Ashe’s legacy of scholarship, sports, health, wellness and service.

We also execute private sales with our clients, who enlist us to help them acquire some of the most rare and expensive collectibles available.

To auction, buy, consign or sell memorabilia and autographs to a top Los Angeles Auction House, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com.

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