Pedigree Comics recently acquired a consignment of mostly 9.8 graded Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC comics for the upcoming March-April Grand Auction 2019, according to Doug Schmell, President and CEO of Pedigree. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over one week, on the night of Monday, March 25 and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, April 4 as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com).
The first half of lots will end on the night of Wednesday, April 3 and the second half will end on the night of Thursday, April 4. There is no buyer’s premium on any of the lots in the auction and most of the listings will have no reserve. Every book is CGC or CBCS-graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for the magazines and $100 for comic books in this Grand Auction. Over 650 high grade Marvel issues and magazines can now be viewed in the Auction Preview by clicking on the Auction banner on Pedigree’s website.
This auction will also feature a near-complete run of CGC-certified Amazing Spider-Man issues between #6 and #151 graded 9.4 and higher. There’s a Canadian consignment of Marvel, Warren, and other publishers’ magazines, that includes over 250 magazines, most graded 9.4 and higher. Plus, a consignment of over 30 Thor and X-Men issues graded 9.8.
The focus this week is on the new consignment, from the west coast of Florida, of 9.6 and higher graded Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC comics that Schmell recently received for the auction. The high grade Marvel and DC consignment of mostly Bronze Age with some nice Silver mixed in contains over 100 books and most of the books are in 9.8 grade. The books were just added to the Auction Listing last weekend.
Highlights are Adventure Comics #352 9.6 and #272 9.4, Amazing Spider-Man #59 9.8, #121 9.6, and #129 9.6, Avengers #29 9.6, #71 9.8, and #134 9.8, Batman #230 9.6, #238 9.4, and #240 9.8, Black Panther #1 9.8, Captain America #105 9.6 and #117 9.4, Captain Marvel #29 9.8 and #33 9.8, Daredevil #27 9.6, Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #4 9.6, Defenders #10 9.8, Detective Comics #396 9.6, #400 9.6, #404 9.6, and #405 9.6, Doc Savage #1 9.8, Eternals #1 9.8, Fantastic Four #86 9.8 and #110 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 9.8, Green Lantern #64 9.6, Incredible Hulk #107 9.8, #112 9.8, #115 9.8, #129 9.8, #144 9.8, and #180 9.6, Justice League of America #145 9.8, Ms. Marvel #1 9.8, New Gods #1 9.8, Nova #1 9.8, Nick Fury #7 9.6, Sgt. Fury #19 9.6, Shazam #17 9.8, Star Wars #1 9.8, Strange Tales #138 9.6, Sub-Mariner #25 9.8, Super DC Giant #24 9.8, Superboy #184 9.8, Superman #241 9.8, #243 9.8, #248 9.8, and #250 9.8, Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane 16 9.4, Tales of Suspense 98 9.6, Tales to Astonish 100 9.6, Thor 146 9.8, Werewolf By Night 34 9.8, World’s Finest Comics 214 9.8, and X-Men #42 9.4 and #53 9.4.
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 the March-April Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Wednesday, March 27. 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 24,000 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 the upcoming March-April 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 March-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 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 March-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.