Pedigree Comics’ upcoming September auction will feature a group of recently CGC-certified high grade Silver Age Marvel comics, according to Pedigree President and CEO, Doug Schmell. The auction is scheduled to begin in a few days, on the night of Monday, September 14, 2020 and last for ten days until the night of Thursday, September 24 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, save for a couple, will have no reserve. Every book is CGC-graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for the magazines and comic books in this auction. Over 275 high grade Marvel comics and magazines can be viewed on Pedigree’s website in the auction preview by clicking on the auction banner.
This auction will also feature a group of high grade magazines plus a new consignment of Silver and Bronze Age Marvel comics with some DC issues out of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Scoop and the Pedigree Comics website will provide the latest news, highlights and features from the September auction over the next week.
The new group of around 100 certified Silver Age Marvel comics were just graded by CGC last week. The books are from popular Marvel superhero titles with a few DC comics mixed in. Titles include Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, a deep run of Journey Into Mystery, Showcase, Tales to Astonish, Tales of Suspense, and X-Men. Almost every book is a 9.0 and higher and every book has white or off-white to white pages.
Highlights are Amazing Spider-Man #20 9.0, #21 9.0, #27 9.2, #31 9.0, #32 9.0, #33 9.0, #34 9.2, #38 9.0, #41 8.5, #47 9.2, and #53 9.2, Avengers #15 9.0, #16 9.2, and #23 9.2, Brave and the Bold #50 8.5 and #54 9.2, Daredevil #16 9.2 and #18 9.0, Fantastic Four #17 9.0, #18 9.0, #22 9.4, #26 8.5, #28 9.4, #29 9.2, #31 9.0, #32 9.0, #33 9.2, #35 9.2, #37 9.0, #38 9.0, #44 9.0, and #45 9.0, Incredible Hulk #107 9.4, Iron Man #9 9.2, Journey Into Mystery #90 9.0 and 8.5, #91 8.5, #95 8.5, #111 9.2, #113 9.2, #119 9.0, and #121 9.2, Marvel Spotlight #5 9.0, Mister Miracle #6 9.8, Showcase #34 9.0, #55 9.0, and #58 9.0, Tales to Astonish #43 9.0, #44 8.5, #45 9.0, #47 9.4, #53 9.4, and #99 9.2, Tales of Suspense #72 9.6 and #94 9.2, Thor #134 9.0 and #135 9.4, Tomb of Dracula #10 9.4, and X-Men #9 9.2, #29 9.2, #34 9.4, #45 9.4, and #60 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 September Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Monday, September 14. 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 September 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 September 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 September 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.