Pedigree Comics’ upcoming April auction will feature a collection of CGC high grade magazines, according to Pedigree President and CEO, Doug Schmell. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over two weeks, on the night of Monday, April 13, 2020, and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, April 23 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 every listing will have no reserve. Every book is CGC-graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for the magazines and $100 for the comic books in this auction. Over 250 high grade Marvel comics and high grade magazines are in the auction preview on Pedigree’s website and can be viewed by clicking the auction banner. 

This auction will also feature a low to mid-grade consignment of early Silver Age Marvel comics, including almost every key, from a collection out of Norfolk, Virginia (the Forrest Brothers Collection) that was put together by two brothers growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s. There are some early runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Journey Into Mystery, Strange Tales, Tales of Suspense, and Tales to Astonish. Keys include Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #14, Avengers #1 and #4, Daredevil #1 and #7, Fantastic Four #1, #5, and #12, Journey Into Mystery #85, Sgt. Fury #1, Strange Tales #101 and #110, Tales of Suspense #39, and Tales to Astonish #27 and #35. The Forrest Brothers consignment also contains a bunch of Atlas/Marvel pre-hero monster books plus a group of Timely books, including All Winners Comics, Captain America, and Human Torch.

The latest news, highlights, and features from the Forrest Brothers Collection will be featured in Scoop and the Pedigree Comics website each week over the next few weeks. Most of the books are being finalized at CGC’s headquarters and will be scanned and uploaded to the Auction Preview in the next few weeks.

The new magazines come from an original owner collection from the Midwest of Gold Key Star Trek issues and mostly Warren magazines. The collection contains around 100 CGC high grade magazines with almost all in 9.6 and higher grade. There are some Marvel magazines in the collection but almost all are Warren issues, including groups of Creepy, Eerie, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Vampirella. Almost every magazine is either the highest or second highest certified copy so far. Every magazine from the collection is being auctioned without a reserve and the minimum bid is only $20.

Highlights are Creepy #8 9.4, #54 9.6, #56 9.4, #57 9.4, #59 9.8, #62 9.6, #65 9.8, #67 9.8, #68 9.8, #77 9.8, #82 9.8, #83 9.8, #88 9.8, and #107 9.8, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #2 9.8, #6 9.6, #7 9.8, and #15 9.8, Eerie #32 9.6, #42 9.8, #45 9.6, #47 9.4, #52 9.4, #56 9.6, #57 9.6, #58 9.4, #60 9.8, #63 9.8, #65 9.4, #90 9.6, and #97 9.8, Eerie Annual 1971 #9.6, and Famous Monsters of Filmland #95 9.4, #106 9.4, #109 9.4, #110 9.6, #116 9.6, #118 9.4, #141 9.8, #145 9.6, #162 9.8, and #200 9.8.

Highlights also include Marvel Preview #1 9.8, #2 9.8, #7 9.4, #9 9.6, #15 9.8, and #17 9.6, Marvel Super Special #18 9.8, Planet of the Apes #4 9.8, Savage Sword of Conan #1 9.6, #2 9.8, and #29 9.8, Savage Sword of Conan Annual #1 9.8, Savage Tales #6 9.8 and #10 9.8, and Vampirella #8 9.4, #15 9.4, #18 9.4, #22 9.8, #25 9.4, #29 9.4, #32 9.4, #34 9.4, #37 9.4, #39 9.4, #50 9.4, #60 9.6, #63 9.6, #66 9.6, #68 9.8, #72 9.8, #77 9.6, #78 9.8, #79 9.6, #80 9.4, #88 9.8, #92 9.6, #93 9.8, and #100 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 now accepting consignments for the April Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Monday, April 13. 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 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 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.