Pedigree Comics is selling a run of Copper Age Wolverine comics in their upcoming October Grand Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 4, 2021, and last for ten days until Thursday, October 14 as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website.
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 $20 for this auction. The initial group of almost 300 lots can now be viewed on Pedigree’s website by clicking on the auction banner.
The Wolverine consignment includes almost 500 books, featuring a complete run of Wolverine Limited Series and Wolverine plus most of the Annuals and variants and is the nicest and highest certified group of Wolverine comic books that Pedigree has offered. Almost every issue is graded CGC 9.8, with many in CGC 9.9 and CGC 10.0.
The consignment comes out of Washington state and the CGC Registry Set and Award Winning collection of Steve Nelsen, an X-Men and Wolverine enthusiast and collector who is well known on the CGC boards under his handle, worldsbestcomics.
Nelsen started collecting comics when the new X-Men launched in 1975. He focused on Bronze and Copper Age Marvel books, as well as Valiant books and Silver Age Disney books and sketch covers. He had learned about coin collecting and how third-party graders affected the hobby, so once CGC started grading comics he started focusing his collection on CGC high grade books.
“I had always planned on selling my books around 2025 but there is so much demand for them now that I felt the timing was good. I have bought a lot of books from Pedigree Comics over the years and I felt selling my collection with Doug would make the process more enjoyable; more of a celebration of a lot of fun work and wise decisions,” Nelsen said.
He searched for “visually superior books,” rare variants, and difficult signatures. They include the rare “Bone Claws” Wolverine #145 error variant and the Nabisco variant signed by Bill Sienkiewicz, Wolverine #1 CGC 9.8 Campbell variant (2010), and Incredible Hulk #180 CGC 9.6 Winnipeg pedigree.
All 450-plus issues will be featured in the October Grand Auction. There are many great issues and iconic covers included in the run and almost every book is the single highest or highest certified copy to date.
Highlights are Wolverine Limited Series #1 9.9, #3 9.9, and #4 9.9, Wolverine: Inner Fury #nn 9.9, Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure #nn 9.9, Wolverine #1 9.9 (1988), #16 9.9, #45 9.9, #56 9.9, #62 9.9, #64 9.9, #66 9.9, #67 10.0, #68 9.9, #77 9.9, #86 9.9, #89 9.9, #91 9.9, #20 10.0 Wizard World Con edition (CGC Signature Series), and #26 9.9 limited edition.
Updates will be provided on Pedigree’s website and in Scoop over 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 Wolverine Auction and will continue to do so until Monday, October 1. 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 25,000 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 ways to consign books to the upcoming Wolverine 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 June 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.
Questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the Wolverine Auction in general, can be addressed to Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. Financial related and consignment payment questions, can be sent to their CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at LisaJoy@pedigreecomics.com and technical related questions or concerns, can be sent to the Web Master at WebDesigner@pedigreecomics.com.