Pedigree Comics’ upcoming April Grand Auction will feature many new and recently graded Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age high grade Batman comics, according to Doug Schmell, President and CEO of Pedigree. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over three weeks, on the night of Monday, April 2, 2018 and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, April 12 as a separate event on www.PedigreeComics.com. There is no buyer’s premium on any of the lots in the auction and most of the lots will have no reserve. Every Batman issue will be listed without a reserve. Every book is CGC or CBCS graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view the initial high grade comics in the Auction Preview right now. Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The April Batman Auction will feature a great offering of high grade Golden, Silver, and early Bronze Age books from popular Batman titles, including Batman, Detective Comics, World’s Best Comics, and World’s Finest Comics. Most of the books are in high grade CGC-certified condition and many are the highest certified copy to date with many being the single highest certified. There are also a few gems in this group, including the best existing copy of Batman #121 and World’s Best Comics #1. There are over 200 comics to bid on and most are 9.4 and higher.

Each week, Mr. Schmell will preview a featured title and run in the auction listing. This week’s focus is on the Golden Age Batman group. Highlights are Batman #2 9.0, #6 9.4, #18 7.5, #24 9.2, #27 9.2, #29 9.0 (D copy), #31 9.2, #41 9.6 (Rockford), #41 9.4, #53 9.2 (single highest certified), #65 8.0, #71 9.4 (single highest certified), #74 8.5 (highest certified), #80 8.0, #83 8.0, #87 9.4 (single highest certified), #94 9.2, #106 9.2 (single highest certified), and #111 9.0 (single highest certified).

Interested bidders can check the site and Scoop each week for the next couple of weeks for all the latest news and additions to the Auction Listing.

Pedigree is seeking high grade CGC or CBCS certified comic books to sell or consign. Those interested can 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 their April 2018 Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Tuesday, April 3. Consigning books sooner means that they will receive more exposure. Pedigree promotes and advertises each auction and sends periodic newsletters to all of their over 23,500 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:

10% Commission
for any consigned item that sells up to $10,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 90% of the final bid price); 
9% Commission
for any consigned item that sells over $10,000 and up to $25,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 91% of the final bid price); 
8% Commission
for any consigned item that sells over $25,000 and up to $50,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 92% of the final bid price); 
6% Commission
for any consigned item that sells over $50,000 and up to $100,000 (Consignor's Proceeds = 94% of the final bid price);  
5% Commission 
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 the upcoming Grand Auction. 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 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 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. 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 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. 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.

If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the April Grand Auction in general, 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 their CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at LisaJoy@pedigreecomics.com and for any technical related questions or concerns, contact their Web Master at WebDesigner@pedigreecomics.com.