Pedigree Auctions Updates
Major News!!! As part of the continuing renovations and updates to the Pedigree Comics, Inc. website (www.PedigreeComics.com), a brand new group of ultra high grade, investment quality Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC keys and gems have been added to the new Vault section of the site. This group of over 25 CGC and CBCS books took us a painstaking amount of time to put together and comes from a few different collections and consignors. These are some of the very best books we have had in some time and are featured exclusively in the Vault. Many of these books are the highest certified copy to date. You can view these books right now by going to the site and clicking on the “Vault” menu on the top center of every page.
Please feel free to contact Pedigree Comics' President and CEO, Doug Schmell, with any questions in general or for any larger size scans, back cover scans, payment options, pricing information, trade options, etc., etc. on any of the Vault books. As always, all inquiries and transactions will be kept strictly confidential.
Here are the highlights of the new Vault books:
All Winners 6 9.0 (Highest Certified Copy)
Amazing Spider-Man 1 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man 2 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man 3 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man 7 9.6 (Twin Cities) (Highest Certified Copy)
Amazing Spider-Man 39 9.8 (Highest Certified Copy)
Amazing Spider-Man 129 9.8 (Highest Certified Copy)
Avengers 1 9.4
Avengers 2 9.6 (Mass. Copy)
Avengers 4 9.6
Fantastic Four 1 9.0
Fantastic Four 5 9.6 (Highest Certified Copy)
Fantastic Four 7 9.4
Fantastic Four 12 9.6 (Highest Certified Copy)
Fantastic Four 15 9.6
Flash 123 9.4
Journey Into Mystery 83 9.4
Journey Into Mystery 95 9.6 (Bethlehem)
Showcase 34 9.4 (Slobodian) (Highest Certified Copy)
Tales of Suspense 39 9.6
Tales of Suspense 40 9.4
Tales to Astonish 27 9.4 (Highest Certified Copy)
If you have high grade CGC or CBCS comic books to sell or consign, do yourself a favor and contact Mr. Schmell. Please go to the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 422-1120 or (561) 596-911 or by email at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com.
If you have original comic art to sell or consign, contact Pedigree Comics’ Comic Art Consignment Director Randy Lawrence . Please go to the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 451-9800 or (561) 886-8777 or by email at RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com.
We are still accepting consignments for our April Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Wednesday, April 5th. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over three (3) weeks, on the night of Monday, April 3rd and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, April 13th as a separate event on the website. The comic book listing of the auction ends on the night of Wednesday, April 12th and the original art listing ends on the night of Thursday, April 13th. There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY comic book listing will have no reserve (some of the original art items will be listed with a reserve). Every book is CGC or CBCS graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view the high grade comics and choice art pieces in the Auction Preview right now (over 500 lots). Just go to the site and click on the Auction banner.
The sooner you consign your books and original artwork the more exposure they will receive. We aggressively promote and advertize each auction and we send periodic newsletters to all of our over 22,500 customers announcing the auction items. We also offer generous cash advances for quality consignments (up to 75% of the Fair Market Value of the consigned items) so check the site for consignment instructions and get your books in now.
Mr. Schmell invites you to take advantage of Pedigree’s many outstanding services. Consignors maximize their profits selling in the Grand Auction, more so than on any other auction site or auction house. We do not charge a buyers’ premium, an amount that most bidders take into consideration when bidding in other sites (the bidders simply deduct the buyers’ premium amount, usually 20% of the winning price, from their final bid, meaning less $$ to the consignor and more to the auction site). The higher the value of your book(s) and art piece(s) that sell in a Grand Auction, the more $$ you take home under Pedigree Comics’ Climbing Scale.
A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned comics with a winning bid as follows:
10% Commission for any consigned item that sells up to $10,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);
9% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $10,000 and up to $25,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $91% of the final bid price);
8% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $25,000 and up to $50,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);
6% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $50,000 and up to $100,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $94% of the final bid price);
5% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $100,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $95% of the final bid price).
A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned art pieces with a winning bid as follows:
10% Commission for any consigned item that sells from $100 to $3,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);
8% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $3,000 and up to $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);
7% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $93% of the final bid price).
We consistently set new sales records for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comic books and original comic art in each of our bi-monthly auctions and we do not saturate the market with the same material each month. Grand Auctions are unique and exciting, with brand new CGC and CBCS certified and diversified, highest quality material in each event. Why take home less $$ and settle for less by consigning with someone else?
There are three easy ways to consign your books and original art to Pedigree’s upcoming April Grand Auction. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC or CBCS graded and worth no less than $100.00. If you have high grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in the April auction or a future Grand Auction, you can utilize our Raw To Riches Consignment Service, in which we will have your books certified under our account and will lay out all the CGC or CBCS grading fees in advance for you (refer to the website and our Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advertisement for all the details of the Raw to Riches Consignment Service). Here is how to consign:
1. Ship your books or original art directly to our offices in Wellington and Boca Raton, Florida. We will inventory, scan and upload each book or art piece into the Grand Auction listing. The items 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 or art item that sold along with the winning bid made.
2. Email the scans of the books or art you wish to consign directly to us at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com(books) or RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com (art). We will format and upload each scan onto our server and then put each book or art piece into the Grand Auction listing. Please use a .jpeg format with the resolution set at 72 and the pixel width at no more than 1200 for optimum clarity. If you do not have a scanner you can use a digital camera.
3. You can upload your own scans, item information, book or art descriptions and reserve amounts, if any, by utilizing our 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 and CBCS certified books and original comic art. We will receive an email once you have uploaded the scan and book/art information for each individual item into the system and we will then review the information imparted for accuracy. The item(s) will then be added to the Grand Auction listing to be bid on. You will be amazed how simple it is to use the Automated Consignment System.
If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the April Grand Auction in general, please contact Mr. Schmell at (561) 422-1120 (office) or (561) 596-9111 (cell) or at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. For any consignment questions or comments regarding original comic art, please contact Pedigree’s Comic Art Consignment Director Randy Lawrence at (561) 451-9800 (office) or (561) 886-8777 (cell) or at RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com. For any financial related and consignment payment questions, please contact our CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at LisaJoy@pedigreecomics.com and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact our Web Master at WebDesigner@pedigreecomics.com.