Pedigree Comics has received a consignment of an incredible run of Silver and Bronze Age Amazing Spider-Man issues for the company’s upcoming June Comics and Original Art Auction, according to Doug Schmell, CEO and President of Pedigree. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over four weeks, on the night of Monday, June 19, 2017, and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, June 29 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, June 28 and the original art listing ends on the night of Thursday, June 29. There is no buyer’s premium on any of the lots in the auction and every comic book and original art listing will have no reserve. Every book is CGC or CBCS graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view the over 100 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 brand new Amazing Spider-Man run contains close to 70 issues between #5 and #201 and is easily the nicest and highest certified group of Amazing Spider-Man comics ever offered at Pedigree. Almost every issue (over 65) is a CGC 9.8, and it includes issue 19 in 9.9 – the earliest known copy of an Amazing Spider-Man comic in that grade and one of the earliest Marvel comics ever to receive the Mint designation. The issues under the 9.8 mark are still high grade at 9.6.
The consignment comes out of Illinois and the collection of Stewart DeSoto, a Spider-Man enthusiast and collector who only collected Spider-Man comic books. “I and my brother started collecting Amazing Spider Man (and only Spider-Man) as kids in the 1970s. We were fanatics and (carefully) read every issue as soon as it was delivered to the house. I could relate to Spider-Man because of my nerdiness and interest in science. I eventually got a Ph.D. in Physics to be like Peter Parker, and currently work as a Professor of Physics. As an adult, I continued to search for the highest grade Amazing Spider-Man in each issue, slowly building the collection over years. I was overjoyed to obtain ASM #19, with an unheard of CGC grade of 9.9. It is the only copy to be given that ‘amazing’ grade out of any of the first 72 issues,” DeSoto said.
“I continue to be obsessed with Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man. Whenever I take my kids trick or treating, I don my Spider-Man costume, complete with web shooters, and move spider-like through the streets of our neighborhood. I even took up the sport of rock climbing, because it is the closest thing one can experience to climbing walls just like Spidey, and I have even travelled the world looking for walls to climb,” DeSoto continued.
“With growing obligations as a father and a husband, plus with a new house in mind, I made the very tough decision to part with these incredible books. I just hope that the collectors out there will love and treasure my Amazing Spider-Man books as much as I have. These great books deserve it,” DeSoto added.
All 60-plus issues will be featured in the June Grand Auction and will be offered with no reserve amount. Almost every book has white or off-white to white page quality with none less than off-white. There are many great issues and iconic covers included in the run and almost every book is the highest certified copy to date.
Highlights include Amazing Spider-Man #5 9.6, #14 9.6, #19 9.9, #23 9.6, #33 9.8, #39 9.8, #43 9.8, #47 9.8, #59 9.8, #60 9.8, #66 9.8, #67 9.8, #68 9.8, #69 9.8, #71 9.8, #78 9.8, #82 9.8, #98 9.8, #99 9.8, #110 9.8, #116 9.8, #117 9.8, #119 9.8, #122 9.8, #124 9.8, #125 9.8, #127 9.8, #128 9.8, #129 9.8, #132 9.8, #133 9.8, #135 9.8, #139 9.8, #156 9.8, #162 9.8, #163 9.8, #167 9.8, #174 9.8, #177 9.8, #180 9.8, and #194 9.8.
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 June Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Wednesday, June 21. 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 23,000 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 June 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 June 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 or original art directly to their offices in Wellington and Boca Raton, 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. Please 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, the new Amazing Spider-Man run, any of the auction lots or about the June Grand Auction 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.