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:
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:
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:
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: