Pedigree Comics recently purchased a collection of all DC war titles, and the entire collection will debut in their upcoming April DC Big 5 War Auction, according to CEO and President Doug Schmell. The auction is scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, and last for two weeks until Wednesday, April 12 as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website.
The first half of lots will end on April 11 and the second half of lots will end on April 12.
There is no buyer’s premium on any of the lots in the auction and every book will be listed with no reserve. Every book is CGC-graded and the minimum bid is $30 for this auction. The war comics can now be viewed in the Auction Preview on Pedigree’s website under the auction banner.
The collection comes out of South Florida and includes runs of the five major DC war titles from 1953 to the mid-1970s. There are over 800 books from All-American Men of War, G.I. Combat, Our Army at War, Our Fighting Forces, and Star Spangled War Stories plus a group of books from Capt. Storm and Unknown Soldier.
Many of the early issues are in low to mid-grade and then go to mid to high grade on the higher numbers. The collector had multiple copies of some of his favorite covers so there are many doubles included in the runs.
The runs for each title include All-American Men of War #3-101, G.I. Combat #43-108, Our Army at War #7-301, Our Fighting Forces #11-180, and Star Spangled War Stories #3-199.
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.
If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the April DC Big 5 War 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.