Pedigree Comics’ upcoming July auction will debut a high grade, CGC-certified original owner Silver Age collection out of Elkhart, Indiana (the Elkhart Collection), according to Pedigree President and CEO Doug Schmell. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over two weeks, on the night of Monday, July 13, 2020 and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, July 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 this special Elkhart Collection Auction. Over 150 books from the Elkhart collection are in the auction preview on Pedigree’s website and can be viewed by clicking on the auction banner.
The Elkhart Collection is mostly Silver Age Marvel and DC issues graded CGC 8.0 and higher with many at 9.0 or above. The collection consists of over 500 comics and spans from 1963 through the mid-1970s and features almost every Marvel superhero title plus many from DC. The collector primarily bought superhero titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Brave and the Bold, Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Justice League of America, Showcase, Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish, Thor, and X-Men. There are also runs of other titles such as Amazing Adventures, Astonishing Tales, Conan the Barbarian, DC Special, Fear, Kamandi, Mister Miracle, Sgt. Fury and more. Almost every book has off-white to white pages and not a single book has been pressed.
The latest news section on Pedigree’s website and Scoop will present more details and specific titles and runs from the Elkhart Collection in the next few weeks.
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 July Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Monday, July 13. Consigning books sooner means that they will receive more exposure. Pedigree promotes and advertises each auction and sends periodic newsletters to their over 24,500 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:
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 books to the upcoming July 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 July 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 July Elkhart Collection 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.