Pedigree Comics, Inc.’s upcoming April Comics and Original Art Auction will feature many brand new high grade Marvels and DCs, according to Doug Schmell, CEO and President of the company. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over six weeks, on the night of Monday, April 3, 2017 and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, April 13 as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website, www.PedigreeComics.com. The comic book listing of the auction ends on the night of Wednesday, April 12 and the original art listing ends on the night of Thursday, April 13. There is no buyer’s premium on any of the lots in the auction and every comic book listing will have no reserve (some of the original art items will be listed with a reserve). Every book is CGC or CBCS graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view the over 200 lots of initial high grade comics and choice art pieces in the Auction Preview right now. Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.
The focus of this article is the new high grade group of early Silver Age CGC certified Fantastic Four issues that will be one of the featured runs of the auction. There are over 20 issues to choose from, almost all in 9.0 and higher. All of the books were recently graded within the past couple of months and are all in the new CGC holders.
Highlights are Fantastic Four #3 9.2, #6 8.0, #8 9.0, #10 9.0, #11 8.5, #12 8.5, #14 9.0, #15 9.0, #17 8.5 (Mannarino), #18 8.5, #20 9.0, #22 9.0, #23 9.0, #25 9.0, #30 9.0, #37 9.0, #40 9.2, #50 9.0, and #52 8.5.
If you have high grade CGC or CBCS certified comic books to sell or consign contact Pedigree Comics. Go to the site and read the following for all consignment information or contact them directly at (561) 422-1120 or (561) 596-9111 or by email at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com.
If you have original comic art to sell or consign, contact Pedigree Comics’ Comic Art Consignment Director Randy Lawrence. Go to the site and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 451-9800 or (561) 886-8777 or by email at RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com.
Pedigree is now accepting consignments for the April Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Wednesday, April 5. The sooner you consign your books and original artwork the more exposure they will receive. Pedigree promotes and advertises each auction and sends periodic newsletters to all of their over 22,500 customers announcing the auction items. Pedigree also offers cash advances for quality consignments so check the site for consignment instructions and get your books in now.
The higher the value of the comics sold in a Grand Auction, the more money the consignor takes home under Pedigree Comics’ Climbing Scale as follows:
for any consigned item that sells up to $10,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 90% of the final bid price);
for any consigned item that sells over $10,000 and up to $25,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 91% of the final bid price);
for any consigned item that sells over $25,000 and up to $50,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 92% of the final bid price);
for any consigned item that sells over $50,000 and up to $100,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 94% of the final bid price);
for any consigned item that sells over $100,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 95% of the final bid)
A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned art pieces with a winning bid as follows:
for any consigned item that sells from $100 to $3,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);
for any consigned item that sells over $3,000 and up to $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);
for any consigned item that sells over $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $93% of the final bid price).
There are three easy ways to consign your books and original art to Pedigree’s upcoming April Grand Auctions. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC or CBCS graded and worth no less than $100. If you have high grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in the April Grand Auction, you can utilize Pedigree’s Raw To Riches Consignment Service, in which they will have your books certified under their account and will lay out all the CGC or CBCS grading fees in advance for you (refer to the website and their Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advertisement for all the details of the Raw to Riches Consignment Service).
To consign you can ship your books directly to their offices in Wellington, Florida. They will inventory, scan, and upload each book into the Grand Auction listing. The books will be listed under your personal account and you will receive email notification at the conclusion of the auction with a list of every consigned book that sold along with the winning bid made.
Email the scans of the books you wish to consign directly to them at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com (comics) or RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com (art). They will format and upload each scan onto their server and then put each book into the Grand Auction listing. Use a .jpeg format with the resolution set at 72 and the pixel width at no more than 1200 for optimum clarity. If you do not have a scanner you can use a digital camera.
You can upload your own scans, item information, book or art descriptions and reserve amounts, if any, by utilizing their Automated Consignment System. Just register onto the site and login, click the “Customer Page” tab under “Your Account” and then click “Consignments” (under the “Auctions” heading). You will then be able to enter the Pedigree Comics Consignment Management System and list your own CGC or CBCS certified books and original comic art. Pedigree will receive an email once you have uploaded the scan and book or art information for each individual item into the system and they will then review the information imparted for accuracy. The items will then be added to the Grand Auction listing to be bid on. You will be amazed how simple it is to use the Automated Consignment System.
If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots in the upcoming October auction or about the Grand Auctions in general, contact Mr. Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. For any consignment questions or comments regarding original comic art, contact Pedigree’s Comic Art Consignment Director Randy Lawrence at (561) 451-9800 (office) or (561) 886-8777 (cell) or at RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com. For any financial related and consignment payment questions, contact Pedigree's CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at LisaJoy@pedigreecomics.com and for any technical related questions or concerns, contact their Web Master at WebDesigner@pedigreecomics.com.