The results are in from Pedigree Comics’ recently completed Grand Auction. Sales totaled to $366,000 and, with post-auction deals in the works, the number is expected to exceed $400,000.
The auction began the night of Monday, Jan. 14, and ended the night of Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Grand Auction section of the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com). There were 350 CGC-certified comic books to choose from and most of the books sold.
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 (both Marvel and DC). Many of the books in the collection came from a fabulous high-grade collection out of Lynbrook, N.Y., which debuted in the auction — the Long Island Collection. The Marvels led the way with many strong 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. The 1960s DCs from the collection also did very well, highlighted by Batman and Detective Comics. There were some other great consignments in the auction and I want to thank all of my consignors for making this auction, our first of 2013, such a successful one”.
Here are just a few of the highlights from the recently completed January Grand Auction:
If you have high-grade, CGC-certified comic books to sell or consign, do yourself a favor and contact Pedigree Comics. Please go to the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) for all consignment information or contact them directly at 561-422-1120 or 561-596-911 or by email at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. Pedigree Comics is now accepting consignments for their next Grand Auction, scheduled to begin on the night of Monday, April 8, 2013, and last for 10 days until the night of Thursday, April 18, 2013. The auction will feature ultra-high-grade Marvels and DCs, plus much more investment quality items. The sooner you consign your books, the more exposure they will receive. Pedigree aggressively promotes and advertises each auction and sends periodic newsletters to all of their 19,000+ customers announcing the auction items.
Consignors maximize their profits selling in a 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 that Buyer's Premium amount from their final bidding price, 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. They consistently set new sales records for Silver and Bronze Age comics in each Grand Auction and on their regular site inventory listing and they do not saturate the market with the same material over and over every month. Pedigree’s Grand Auctions are unique and exciting, with new and diversified, top-rated CGC material in each event. Why settle for less by consigning with someone else?
Prospective consignors can also upload their own scans, item information, descriptions and reserve amounts for the upcoming April Grand Auction by utilizing the Automated Consignment System. It is actually very easy and fun to do. Just register onto the site, click "Customer Page" under "Your Account" and then click "Consignments" (under "Auctions"). You will then be able to enter the Pedigree Comics Consignment Management System and upload your own CGC-certified books and magazines. They will receive an email notification automatically once you have uploaded the information and they will review the information imparted for accuracy. The item(s) will then be added to the April Grand Auction to be bid on. You will be amazed how simple it is to utilize the Automated Consignment System.
This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in this piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.