Pedigree Comics, Inc.’s upcoming June Grand Auction will feature many brand new high grade Marvel and DC comics, according to Doug Schmell, CEO and President of the company. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over a few days, on the night of Monday, June 19 and last for nine days until the night of Wednesday, June 28 as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com). There is no buyer’s premium on any of the lots in the auction and almost every item 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 over 400 high grade comics 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 brand new high grade group of Golden Age, Silver Age, and Bronze Age books that was just recently consigned to the June Grand Auction. There are over 20 books in the consignment including many keys and gems. The consignment comes from a collection out of Canada.
Highlights of the brand new Canadian consignment are Action Comics #242 6.0 and #252 8.0, Amazing Fantasy #15 6.0, Batman #7 8.0 and #121 9.0, Fantastic Four #45 9.0 and #49 9.4, Ghost Rider #1 9.0, Marvel Feature #1 9.8, New Mutants #87 9.8, Ms. Marvel #1 9.8, Special Marvel Edition #15 9.8, Superboy #1 7.5, and Tales to Astonish #27 6.0 and #35 8.0.
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.
Pedigree is still 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)
There are three easy ways to consign your books 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 auction or a future 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, any of the auction lots or about the June Grand Auction in general, as well as how to consign your books to Pedigree’s upcoming August Grand Auction, contact Mr. Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or at DougSchmell@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.