Pedigree Comics recently purchased a CGC high grade Silver Age DC collection for the company’s upcoming March Grand Auction, according to CEO and President Doug Schmell. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over two weeks, on the night of Monday, March 2, 2020, and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, March 12 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 listing will have no reserve. Every book is CGC-graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this Grand Auction. Over 150 books are in the Auction Preview on Pedigree’s website and can be viewed by clicking the Auction banner. 

The Silver Age DC collection comes out of central New Jersey and consists of over 125 CGC-certified books, mostly in high grade. Titles include Action Comics, Adventure Comics, Batman, Detective Comics, Flash, Superman, World’s Finest Comics, and more. There are many keys and highest certified books in the collection, highlighted by the only known 9.4 copy of Batman #100.

More details on the collection will be featured on the Pedigree Comics website and in Scoop each week.

This week the focus is on the Detective Comics group, which consists of over 35 high grade issues from the Golden Age to the early 1970s. The books are new to market, a few are the highest certified copy to date, and there are a few doubles of issues in the group.

Highlights are Detective Comics #88 8.0, #145 8.0, #169 8.5, #172 7.0, #188 7.5, #190 7.0, #198 7.5, #212 8.0, #213 7.5, #215 9.0, #230 8.5, #232 9.0, #257 8.0, #259 9.4, #265 8.0, #287 9.2, #346 9.8, #364 9.2, #372 9.4, #383 9.4, #408 9.0, #420 9.4, #421 9.6, #423 9.4, #424 9.4, and #431 9.6.

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 now accepting consignments for the March Grand Auction. Consigning books sooner means that they will receive more exposure. Pedigree promotes and advertises each auction and sends periodic newsletters to 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 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 books to the upcoming March Grand Auction. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC or CBCS-graded and worth no less than $20. If you have high grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in the March 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 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.