The Emmy Award Auction at NateDSanders.com Has Been Very Successful
If you would like to buy, consign or sell to our next Emmy Award auction, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com.
Emmy Award Auction
Nate D. Sanders Auctions has sold close to 50 Emmy awards over the past few years. The iconic trophy, a reward for excellence achieved in the television industry, makes for a striking addition to one’s collection or mantlepiece. The Emmy award was established by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at an awards show held at the Hollywood Athletic Club in 1949, but the event was originally intended as an award show for the television industry solely in Los Angeles. By the mid-1950s, the event was expanded to include programs broadcast in New York as well as the rest of the country. Based on the suggestion of Academy president Harry Lubcke, the award was originally called an “Immy”, named after the image orthicon tube, one of the tubes located inside of the television set at that time. The name “Emmy” eventually took hold, as it had a nicer ring to it. As far as the look of the trophy itself, there were 47 different models tried and discarded before they settled on the final design. We are very familiar with the look of this beautiful trophy, as we have seen many of them come our way over the past few years. Here are some notable Emmys we have sold:
Sold for $17,365
This beautiful and rare early Emmy award was awarded for station achievement in 1954. July 2012’s auction had three Emmys sold from popular television shows, with the Emmys for “The X-Files”, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Star Trek: Voyager” all being auctioned off.
1998-99 Emmy for “The X-Files” Sold for $15,786
1997-98 Emmy Award for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — Sold for $15,786
1995-96 Emmy Award for “Star Trek: Voyager” — Sold for $14,351
Live broadcasting of sporting events is an extremely difficult endeavor, one that takes a lot of skill. The Academy agreed, establishing a separate ceremony awarding Emmys related to the broadcasting of Sporting events. We have had the privilege of auctioning off several Emmys won for coverage of sports broadcasts. Starting with the 1988 Emmy for coverage of the Winter Olympics:
This Emmy was justly awarded to camera operator John Savoy, for his brave work during the 1989 Bay Area World Series, when an Earthquake struck during the telecast.
We also sold another Emmy from the broadcast of a World Series game, from the 1987 clash between the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals:
These represent just a few of the Emmys we have sold over the years. If you would like to buy, consign or sell to our next Emmy Award auction, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com. We offer great rates for consignments, and our monthly auction model allows you to put them up for sale in 30 days or less.