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Ultra-high-grade Amazing Spider-Man and Silver Age DC Collection Headline Pedigree Comics’ November Auction




Posted on 10/8/2013

Pedigree Comics CEO and President Doug Schmell reports that ultra-high-grade, CGC-certified comic books continue to come in for the company’s upcoming Grand Auction.



































Scheduled to begin in just over three weeks on the night of Sunday, Nov. 3, and last for ten (10) days until the night of Wednesday, Nov. 13, the auction will have a few hundred choice high-grade, CGC-certified Marvels and DCs from the Silver and Bronze Ages, plus 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 and they also send periodic newsletters to all of their over 19,000 customers to announce the individual auction items. There is no Buyer's Premium on any of the lots in the auction and almost every item will have no reserve. Every book is CGC-graded and the minimum bid is only $100.

The focus of this article is the incredible books that Mr. Schmell purchased at the recent Baltimore Comic-Con in early September. Most of the books come from a very high-grade original owner collection out of Brooklyn, New York, and include a run of Silver and Bronze Age Amazing Spider-Man (over 40 issues) and a group of Silver Age DCs (over 50 issues). Almost every book from the collection is CGC-graded 9.4 and higher, with many 9.6 and 9.8 examples. The books were just graded last week and are being processed, scanned and uploaded into the Grand Auction preview. There are many fabulous issues from a number of titles to choose from. Many of them have white or off-white to white pages. Here are the highlights of the Brooklyn original owner books:

Amazing Spider-Man #21 CGC 9.2
Amazing Spider-Man #31 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #32 CGC 9.2
Amazing Spider-Man #39 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #44 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #46 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #48 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #49 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #53 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #54 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #57 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #62 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #68 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #70 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #76 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #80 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #88 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #91 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #92 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #96 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #100 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #112 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #117 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #120 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #121 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #122 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.4
Aquaman #18 CGC 9.4
Batman #172 CGC 9.4
Batman #175 CGC 9.4
Batman #200 CGC 9.4
Batman #202 CGC 9.4
Batman #212 CGC 9.4
Batman #219 CGC 9.6
Batman #232 CGC 9.8
Batman #234 CGC 9.4
Batman #235 CGC 9.8
Batman #237 CGC 9.8
Batman #239 CGC 9.6
Batman #243 CGC 9.8
Batman #244 CGC 9.6
Brave and the Bold #57 CGC 9.4
Brave and the Bold #60 CGC 9.4
Brave and the Bold #82 CGC 9.6
Brave and the Bold #84 CGC 9.6
Brave and the Bold #88 CGC 9.8
Challengers of the Unknown #51 CGC 9.6
Challengers of the Unknown #57 CGC 9.4
Challengers of the Unknown #58 CGC 9.6
Challengers of the Unknown #74 CGC 9.4
Challengers of the Unknown #69 CGC 9.8
Detective Comics #308 CGC 9.4
Detective Comics #310 CGC 9.4
Detective Comics #334 CGC 9.8
Detective Comics #400 CGC 9.4
Detective Comics #405 CGC 9.8
Flash #158 CGC 9.6
Flash #166 CGC 9.6
Flash #175 CGC 9.4
Flash #176 CGC 9.8
Flash #180 CGC 9.6
Flash #184 CGC 9.6
Flash #189 CGC 9.6
Flash #195 CGC 9.6
Flash #196 CGC 9.6
Green Lantern #58 CGC 9.6
Green Lantern #63 CGC 9.8
Green Lantern #86 CGC 9.6
Green Lantern #87 CGC 9.4
Justice League of America #55 CGC 9.6
Metal Men #10 CGC 9.6
Metal Men #25 CGC 9.8
Showcase #59 CGC 9.4
Showcase #73 CGC 9.6
Strange Adventures #207 CGC 9.6
Witching Hour #1 CGC 9.6

Mr. Schmell also purchased a high-grade collection of Silver Age Marvels and DCs at the show and these books were similarly just certified last week. There are over 50 books from a myriad of titles. Almost every book is a CGC 9.6 with a few in 9.2, 9.4 and 9.8. Here are the highlights:

80 Page Giant #7 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #6 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #7 CGC 9.2
Amazing Spider-Man #8 CGC 9.2
Amazing Spider-Man #9 CGC 9.2
Amazing Spider-Man #16 CGC 9.4
Amazing Spider-Man #25 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #54 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #64 CGC 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #65 CGC 9.6
Avengers #29 CGC 9.6
Avengers #33 CGC 9.6
Batman #232 CGC 9.6
Brave and the Bold #28 CGC 9.2
Captain America #100 CGC 9.6
Captain America #117 CGC 9.4
Conan the Barbarian #12 CGC 9.6
Conan the Barbarian #15 CGC 9.8
Conan the Barbarian #19 CGC 9.8
Conan the Barbarian #22 CGC 9.8
Daredevil #2 CGC 9.4
Daredevil #4 CGC 9.6
Daredevil #16 CGC 9.6
Detective Comics #359 CGC 9.8
Fantastic Four #23 CGC 9.4
Fantastic Four #27 CGC 9.4
Fantastic Four #31 CGC 9.4
Green Lantern #7 CGC 9.2
Green Lantern #37 CGC 9.4
Green Lantern #76 CGC 9.4
Green Lantern #83 CGC 9.8
Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 CGC 9.8
Journey Into Mystery #110 CGC 9.6
Journey Into Mystery #111 CGC 9.6
Showcase #38 CGC 9.4
Silver Surfer #4 CGC 9.4
Strange Tales #101 CGC 9.4
Superman #205 CGC 9.6
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #109 CGC 9.6
Tales to Astonish #37 CGC 9.4
Thor #149 CGC 9.6
Thor #158 CGC 9.8
X-Men #9 CGC 9.4
X-Men #10 CGC 9.6
X-Men #13 CGC 9.4
X-Men #43 CGC 9.6

The latest consignments for the auction will surely please the CGC 9.8 Bronze Age Marvel collectors out there. They consist of all CGC-certified 9.8 Marvels from the 1970s and early 1980s and include the #2 CGC Registry Set of Incredible Hulk #s 180–182 Wolverine! This fabulous consignment comes from the private collection of noted collector Thomas D. Pecora (known as Professor Pecora on the CGC Registry and Chat Boards), whose two Wolverine Registry Sets sold for record prices in Pedigree’s June Grand Auction. The books in his consignment are all in pristine NM/M condition. Professor Pecora only bought the finest copy available of each issue in his collection, keying on page quality and structural appearance. Hence, every book in the consignment has near-perfect to perfect centering and white pages, with only a few having off-white to white pages. Here are the highlights of the Professor Pecora collection and the other Bronze Age Marvel consignments:

2001: A Space Odyssey #1 CGC 9.8
Alpha Flight #33 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man #300 CGC 9.8
Conan the Barbarian #3 CGC 9.8
Daredevil #111 CGC 9.8
Daredevil #181 CGC 9.8 (CGC Signature Series)
Daredevil #197 CGC 9.8
Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8
Incredible Hulk #180 CGC 9.8 (Suscha News)
Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 (Mile High II)
Incredible Hulk #182 CGC 9.8
Iron Fist #14 CGC 9.8
Iron Man #55 CGC 9.8
Marvel Team-Up #15 CGC 9.8
Marvel Team-Up #26 CGC 9.8 (Mile High II)
Power Man and Iron Fist #125 CGC 9.8
Tomb of Dracula #13 CGC 9.8
Tomb of Dracula #14 CGC 9.8
Uncanny X-Men #142 CGC 9.8
Uncanny X-Men #143 CGC 9.8
X-Men #94 CGC 9.8 (Mile High II)
X-Men #95 CGC 9.8
X-Men #96 CGC 9.8
X-Men #97 CGC 9.8
X-Men #98 CGC 9.8
X-Men #100 CGC 9.8
X-Men #102 CGC 9.8
X-Men #104 CGC 9.8
X-Men #105 CGC 9.8
X-Men #107 CGC 9.8
X-Men #109 CGC 9.8
X-Men #120 CGC 9.8
X-Men #141 CGC 9.8

Please make sure to check the Latest News section of the web site in the next few weeks and this newsletter next month for the latest news and additions to the November Grand Auction, including the high-grade books Mr. Schmell will be picking up at the New York Comic Con this weekend.

Pedigree will continue to accept consignments for the auction until midnight on Thursday, Nov. 7, so check the site and read the following 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. 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 money 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 money you take home under Pedigree Comics’ Climbing Scale, as follows:

A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned items 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)

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 money 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, in which they will have your books certified under their account and will lay out all the CGC 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). Here is how to consign:

1. Ship your books directly to their offices in Wellington, Florida. They will inventory, scan and upload each book into the November 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 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. Please use a .jpeg format with the resolution set at 72 and the pixel width at 550 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 descriptions and reserve amounts, if any, by utilizing their Automated Consignment System. Just register onto the site 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 information imparted for accuracy. The item(s) will then be added to the November 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 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 financial-related and consignment payment questions, please contact Pedigree's CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at Lisa@pedigreecomics.com and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact their webmaster at webdesigner@pedigreecomics.com.

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.




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