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Silver Age Marvels Sell Briskly in Pedigree Comics Grand Auction




Posted on 12/4/2012

From 435 CGC-certified comic books, more than 85% sold at the recent Grand Auction. Sales totaled to $784,920 and, with post-auction deals in the works, the number is expected to exceed $800,000.























The results are in from Pedigree Comics' recently completed Grand Auction. The auction began Sunday, Nov. 4 and continued through to Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the separate Grand Auction section of their website (www.PedigreeComics.com).

According to Pedigree Comics President and CEO Doug Schmell, “The auction was a great success. We were happy to see many new bidders in the auction — almost all of them high-grade Silver Age collectors. A bunch of them had heard of my site from the sale of my personal collection in July in the Heritage signature auction and it was great seeing an influx of new blood in the market. Marvels led the way with many record sales, particularly early Silver Age Marvels in 9.6 and higher, but there was plenty of bidding on 9.2s and 9.4s, as well. Amazing Spider-Man did very well, as did the phenomenal run of early Fantastic Fours we had in 9.4 and higher. The 1960s DCs also did very well, highlighted by Aquaman, Batman, Justice League of America and Showcase. There were some great consignments from all over the country in the auction, as well as Canada, and I want to thank all of my consignors for making this auction our best one of 2012”.

Here are just a few of the highlights from the recently completed November Grand Auction:

Amazing Spider-Man #6 CGC 9.4 — $6,600
Amazing Spider-Man #8 CGC 9.6 — $5,800
Amazing Spider-Man #14 CGC 9.6 — $17,800
Amazing spider-Man #18 CGC 9.6 — $4,005
Amazing Spider-Man #25 CGC 9.6 — $2,327
Amazing Spider-Man #26 CGC 9.6 — $2,275
Amazing Spider-Man #40 CGC 9.4 — $2,026
Amazing Spider-Man #48 CGC 9.8 — $3,995
Amazing Spider-Man #49 CGC 9.8 — $3,000
Amazing Spider-Man #52 CGC 9.8 — $2,275
Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.8 — $4,200
Aquaman #3 CGC 9.8 — $1,716
Aquaman #9 CGC 9.8 — $1,100
Avengers #1 CGC 8.5 — $12,000
Avengers #2 CGC 9.6 — $9,100
Avengers #4 CGC 9.4 — $15,251
Avengers #4 CGC 9.2 — $5,322
Avengers #16 CGC 9.6 — $6,600
Batman #100 CGC 9.2 — $15,350
Batman #153 CGC 9.6 — $2,600
Batman #190 CGC 9.8 — $2,201
Batman #222 — $1,372
Captain America #117 CGC 9.8 — $4,567
Captain America #117 CGC 9.6 — $1,949 (Northland)
Captain America #118 CGC 9.8 — $1,550
Daredevil #1 CGC 9.4 — $14,250
Daredevil #1 CGC 9.2 — $6,591
Daredevil #2 CGC 9.6 — $4,112
Daredevil #3 CGC 9.6 — $3,800 (CGC signature Series)
Daredevil #4 CGC 9.8 — $6,350 (Pedigree Comics)
Daredevil #5 CGC 9.6 — $1,783
Daredevil #6 CGC 9.6 — $1,525
Daredevil #7 CGC 9.2 — $2,250
Daredevil #17 CGC 9.8 — $2,749
Detective Comics #359 CGC 9.2 — $1,430
Fantastic Four #2 CGC 9.8 — $76,500
Fantastic Four #3 CGC 9.4 — $29,250
Fantastic Four #4 CGC 9.6 — $30,500
Fantastic Four #5 CGC 9.2 — $23,750
Fantastic Four #6 CGC 9.4 — $12,250
Fantastic Four #9 CGC 9.6 — $10,750
Fantastic Four #10 CGC 9.4 — $10,000
Fantastic Four #12 CGC 9.4 — $27,000
Fantastic Four #41 CGC 9.8 — $1,850
Fantastic Four #46 CGC 9.8 — $3,600
Fantastic Four Annual #1 CGC 9.4 — $2,350
Fantastic Four Annual #5 CGC 9.8 — $1,202
Flash #145 CGC 9.8 — $1,025
Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 — $9,000
Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.6 — $3,800
Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1 CGC 9.8 — $4,099
Journey Into Mystery #84 CGC 9.4 — $40,000 (CGC Signature Series)
Justice League of America #8 CGC 9.6 — $8,000
Showcase #32 CGC 9.4 — $3,500
Silver Surfer #1 CGC 9.6 — $5,500
Silver Surfer #3 CGC 9.8 — $2,717
Silver Surfer #14 CGC 9.8 — $2,327
Strange Tales #103 CGC 9.4 — $2,366
Strange Tales #11 CGC 9.4 — $2,150
Strange Tales #114 CGC 9.6 — $4,800
Strange Tales #120 CGC 9.8 — $5,000 (Pacific Coast)
Strange Tales #123 CGC 9.8 — $2,550 (Pacific Coast)
Strange Tales #142 CGC 9.8 — $2,305 (Western Penn)
Strange Tales #146 CGC 9.8 — $2,183 (Pacific Coast)
Sub-Mariner #1 CGC 9.8 — $2,109
Sub-Mariner #8 CGC 9.8 — $3,050
Tales of Suspense #39 CGC 8.5 — $13,750
Tales of Suspense #42 CGC 9.4 — $3,150
Tales of Suspense #47 CGC 9.4 — $1,560
Tales of Suspense #48 CGC 9.4 — $1,661
Tales of Suspense #57 CGC 9.8 — $14,750 (Pacific Coast)
Tales of Suspense #59 CGC 9.8 — $4,511
Tales of Suspense #60 CGC 9.6 — $1,557
Tales of Suspense #86 CGC 9.8 — $1,494 (CGC Signature Series)
Tales of Suspense #89 CGC 9.8 — $1,025 (CGC Signature Series)
Tales of Suspense #98 CGC 9.8 — $1,444 (CGC Signature Series)
Tales to Astonish #3 CGC 9.2 — $3,445
Tales to Astonish #44 CGC 9.2 — $1,750
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1 — $2,000 (first print artist’s proof)
Thor #131 CGC 9.8 — $1,155
Thor #165 CGC 9.8 — $2,850
Tomb of Dracula #1 CGC 9.8 — $1,256
X-Men #1 CGC 8.0 — $11,875
X-Men #3 CGC 9.6 — $8,100
X-Men #5 CGC 9.6 — $5,600
X-Men #6 CGC 9.4 — $1,411
X-Men #13 CGC 9.4 — $1,300
X-Men #38 CGC 9.8 — $1,350
X-Men #64 CGC 9.8 — $2,050

Pedigree Comics is now accepting consignments for their upcoming January 2013 Grand Auction. Slated to begin on the night of Monday, Jan. 14 and last for 10 days until the night of Thursday, Jan. 24, the auction will have a few hundred choice high-grade, CGC-certified Marvels and DCs from the Silver and Bronze Ages, plus many other genres and publishers. The sooner you consign your books the more exposure and press they will receive. Pedigree aggressively promotes and advertises each Grand Auction on many online sites and trade publications. They also send periodic newsletters to all of their 18,500+ customers announcing the individual auction items. There is no Buyer's Premium on any of the lots in the auction, and most of the lots will have no reserve. Every book is CGC-graded and the minimum bid is only $100.

Please check the Pedigree Comics website, this space and the CGC Chat Boards in the next few weeks for the latest news and additions to the January Grand Auction. Here are just some of the initial consignments out of a brand new collection of more than 50 books Pedigree just received from Baltimore, Md., all Silver Age Marvels in ultra—high-grade with a few Bronze Age mixed in:

Amazing Spider-Man #19 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #26 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #43 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #121 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #122 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.6
Avengers #9 CGC 9.6
Daredevil #9 CGC 9.6
Daredevil #27 CGC 9.6 (Rocky Mountain)
Daredevil #44 CGC 9.8 (curator)
Daredevil #64 CGC 9.4 (Pacific Coast)
Daredevil #80 CGC 9.6
Fantastic Four #10 CGC 9.4
Fantastic Four #30 CGC 9.4
Fantastic Four #69 CGC 9.4
Fantastic Four #79 CGC 9.4
Fantastic Four #78 CGC 9.6
Fantastic Four #85 CGC 9.6
Incredible Hulk #102 CGC 9.6
Iron Man Annual #1 CGC 9.6
Iron Man Annual #2 CGC 9.6
Journey Into Mystery #113 CGC 9.4
Journey Into Mystery #124 CGC 9.6
Nick Fury #4 CGC 9.6
Silver Surfer #8 CGC 9.4
Strange Tales #143 CGC 9.4
Strange Tales #156 CGC 9.4
Strange Tales #167 CGC 9.4
Sub-Mariner #2 CGC 9.6 (Oakland)
Sub-Mariner #11 CGC 9.6
Sub-Mariner #16 CGC 9.6
Sub-Mariner #27 CGC 9.6
Sub-Mariner #30 CGC 9.6
Tales of Suspense #80 CGC 9.6
Tales to Astonish #44 CGC 9.6
Tales to Astonish #57 CGC 9.8
Tales to Astonish #97 CGC 9.6
Thor #130 CGC 9.4
Thor #140 CGC 9.8 (Pacific Coast)
Thor #146 CGC 9.6
Thor #147 CGC 9.8 (Rocky Mountain)
Thor #153 CGC 9.8
Thor #164 CGC 9.8
Thor #167 CGC 9.6
Thor #170 CGC 9.8
Thor #173 CGC 9.8
Thor #177 CGC 9.6 (Rocky Mountain)
Thor #184 CGC 9.6

Pedigree will continue to accept consignments for the auction until midnight on Thursday, Jan. 17, so check the site and read the following for consignment instructions — and get your books in now!

Pedigree Comics CEO and President Doug 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. Pedigree does not charge a Buyer's Premium, an amount that most bidders take into consideration when bidding in other sites. (The bidders simply deduct the Buyer's Premium amount — usually 20% of the winning price — from their final bid, meaning less $$ to the consignor and more to the auction site.) The higher the value of your book(s) that sell in a Grand Auction, the more $$ you take home under Pedigree Comics’ Climbing Scale:

A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned items with a winning bid as follows:
10% commission for any consigned item that sells for up to $10,000 (consignor’s proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);

9% commission for any consigned item that sells for more than $10,000 and up to $25,000 (consignor’s proceeds = $91% of the final bid price);

8% commission for any consigned item that sells for more than $25,000 and up to $50,000 (consignor’s proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);

6% commission for any consigned item that sells for more than $50,000 and up to $100,000 (consignor’s proceeds = $94% of the final bid price);

5% commission for any consigned item that sells for more than $100,000 (consignor’s proceeds = $95% of the final bid price);

Pedigree Comics consistently sets new sales records for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comic books and magazines in each of their bi-monthly auctions — and they do not saturate the market with the same material each month. Grand Auctions are unique and exciting, with brand new CGC-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 to any of Pedigree’s upcoming Grand Auctions. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC-graded and worth no less than $100.00. If you have high-grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in a Grand Auction, you can utilize Pedigree’s Raw To Riches Consignment Service. Through this service, your books will be certified under their account, and they will lay out all the CGC grading fees in advance for you. (Refer to the website and their ad in the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide for all the details about the Raw to Riches Consignment Service.) Here is how to consign:

1. Ship your books directly to Pedigree offices in Wellington, Fla. They will inventory, scan and upload each book into the January 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.

2. Email the scans of the books you wish to consign directly to Pedigree at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. They will format and upload each scan onto their server and then put each book into the Grand Auction listing. Please use a .jpeg format with the resolution set at 72 and the pixel width at 550 for optimal clarity. If you do not have a scanner, you can use a digital camera.

3. You can upload your own scans, item information, book descriptions and reserve amounts, if any, by utilizing their Automated Consignment System. Just register on the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and log in. 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-certified books and magazines. 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 imparted information for accuracy. The item(s) will then be added to the January Grand Auction listing and be available for bidding. 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 Grand Auction in general, please contact Mr. Schmell at 561-422-1120 (office) or 561-596-9111 (mobile) or by email at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. For any financial and consignment payment questions, please contact Pedigree's CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at Lisa@pedigreecomics.com and for any technical questions or concerns, please contact their webmaster at WebDesigner@pedigreecomics.com.




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