Pedigree Comics’ September Marvel Winnipeg Auction features a group of 1970s and ‘80s Marvel books from the Winnipeg Collection that are CGC-certified in high grade. The auction began on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, and lasts for two weeks until Wednesday, September 27 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 book will be listed with no reserve. Every book is CGC or CBCS-graded and the minimum bid is $20 for this auction. Over 500 lots are now open for bidding in the Auction Listing on Pedigree’s website under the auction banner.
This latest batch of Winnipeg Marvel books was recently graded by CGC and represents many of the duplicate issues that Schmell has stored over the past 25-plus years, when he originally bought the collection back in 1995. There are many different titles and issues, all in high grade and almost all with white pages. There are approximately 350 books from Alpha Flight to X-Men Unlimited, with runs of Avengers, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, Star Wars, Thor, and Web of Spider-Man.
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 their October Grand Auction. 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.
There are three ways to consign your books to the October 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 October 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 Marvel Winnipeg 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.