Silver Age Twin Cities Highlights Results from Pedigree Comics’ July Grand Auction




Posted on 8/9/2011

The results are in from Pedigree Comics Inc.’s recently completed Grand Auction. There were more than 450 CGC-certified comic books to choose from, and most of the lots met reserves.

The auction began the night of Tuesday, July 12th and ended the night of Tuesday, July 19th, in the separate Grand Auction section of their website (www.PedigreeComics.com). The total sales were just under $550,000 ($547,474) and with post-auction deals in the works, the total number should exceed $600,000.

According to Pedigree Comics’ President and CEO, Doug Schmell: “The auction was a phenomenal success and as usual, Marvels led the way with many record sales, particularly Silver Age Marvels in 9.4 and higher. The highlight of the auction was the almost 40 (39) books from the recently pedigreed Twin Cities original owner collection out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. All of the Twin Cities books were early to mid 1960’s Marvels and DC’s in 9.4 to 9.8 (save for 1 issue) and many of the Twin Cities set new sales records. Amazingly, the only book in the auction from this phenomenal collection that did not grade 9.4 or better was the Journey Into Mystery #83 in 9.0 that sold for a record price of $52,000!! Other ultra high grade Silver Age Marvels saw very strong results as well. The demand for these CGC-graded Near-Mint and higher 1960’s Marvels is still unbelievably strong”.

Here are just some of the highlights from the recently completed July Grand Auction:



























Amazing Spider-Man 3 9.4 $20,751 (Twin Cities)
Amazing Spider-Man 6 9.4 $5,900
Amazing Spider-Man 10 9.8 $18,001 (Twin Cities)
Amazing Spider-Man 14 9.6 $22,000 (Twin Cities)
Amazing Spider-Man 14 9.4 $7,400
Amazing Spider-Man 21 9.6 $7,100 (Twin Cities)
Amazing Spider-Man 25 9.4 $2,910 (Twin Cities)
Amazing Spider-Man 26 9.6 $3,533
Amazing Spider-Man 27 9.4 $2,400 (Twin Cities)
Amazing Spider-Man 31 9.4 $2,955
Amazing Spider-Man 41 9.6 $2,500
Amazing Spider-Man 51 9.4 $1,155
Amazing Spider-Man 77 9.8 $1,585
Amazing Spider-Man 122 9.8 $2,501
Amazing Spider-Man 129 9.8 $5,450
Avengers 1 8.0 $10,501
Avengers 6 9.4 $1,905 (Twin Cities)
Avengers 7 9.4 $3,905 (Twin Cities)
Avengers 10 9.4 $1,869 (Twin Cities)
Avengers 13 9.8 $4,700 (Twin Cities)
Avengers 13 9.6 $1,850
Avengers 18 9.6 $975 (Northland)
Avengers 19 9.8 $2,651
Avengers 22 9.6 $830 (Curator)
Avengers 25 9.8 $5,100 (Twin Cities)
Avengers 30 9.6 $975 (Northland)
Avengers 93 9.6 $1,959
Batman 19 9.4 $6,750
Batman 169 9.8 $4,900 (Twin Cities)
Batman 227 9.6 $3,050 (CGC Signature SERIES)
Captain America 100 9.8 $5,850
Daredevil 1 9.6 $31,501 (Twin Cities)
Daredevil 8 9.6 $1,505 (Twin Cities)
Daredevil 10 9.6 $1,377
Daredevil 14 9.8 $2,101
Daredevil 16 9.8 $5,344 Daredevil 18 9.8 $1,627
Fantastic Four 6 9.0 $3,780
Fantastic Four 12 9.4 $24,990 (Twin Cities)
Fantastic Four 13 9.4 $5,321 (Twin Cities)
Fantastic Four 17 9.6 $9,500 (Twin Cities)
Fantastic Four 36 9.4 $1,355 (Bethlehem)
Fantastic Four 40 9.6 $3,777
Fantastic Four 45 9.6 $4,500 (Twin Cities)
Fantastic Four 46 9.8 $6,250 (Twin Cities)
Fantastic Four 49 9.4 $2,750
Flash 134 9.6 $1,151 (Pacific Coast)
Green Lantern 21 9.6 $1,355
Hawkman 1 9.6 $5,100 (Twin Cities)
Journey Into Mystery 83 9.0 $52,000 (Twin Cities)
Journey Into Mystery 92 9.6 $5,000 (Twin Cities)
Journey Into Mystery 98 9.6 $2,755 (Twin Cities)
Journey Into Mystery 100 9.4 $3,050 (Twin Cities)
Journey Into Mystery 101 9.6 $2,819 (Twin Cities)
Journey Into Mystery 108 9.6 $5,000
Journey Into Mystery 112 9.4 $3,677
Justice League of America 41 9.8 $1,705
Strange Tales 121 9.6 $2,450 (Twin Cities)
Strange Tales 135 9.6 $8,000
Sub-Mariner 1 9.8 $2,356
Tales of Suspense 40 9.4 $16,185 (Twin Cities)
Tales of Suspense 42 9.4 $4,101
Tales of Suspense 43 9.6 $6,101
Tales of Suspense 57 9.6 $9,000
Tales of Suspense 62 9.8 $3,027 (Twin Cities)
Tales of Suspense 79 9.8 $1,750
Tales to Astonish 43 9.6 $3,750
Tales to Astonish 47 9.4 $1,111
Thor 126 9.6 $4,412 (Boston)
Tomb of Dracula 1 9.8 $2,500 (CGC Signature SERIES)
X-Men 5 9.6 $5,850
X-Men 7 9.4 $2,761
X-Men 9 9.2 $1,000
X-Men 12 9.4 $2,755
X-Men 13 9.6 $3,600 (Twin Cities)
X-Men 17 9.4 $1,611 (Twin Cities)
X-Men 18 9.6 $2,505 (Twin Cities)
X-Men 21 9.8 $2,005
X-Men 47 9.8 $2,549 (Twin Cities)
X-Men 101 9.8 $1,525

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 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 September 7, 2011, and the auction will feature more highest graded Silver and Bronze Age Marvels and DC’s, a brand new consignment of Silver Age DC’s and Marvels from the original owner, Bogota Collection, plus many more investment quality items. The sooner you consign your books the more exposure they will receive. Pedigree aggressively promotes and advertizes each auction and sends periodic newsletters to all of their over 17,000 customers announcing the auction items.

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 Buyers Premium, an amount that most bidders take into consideration when bidding in other sites (the bidders simply deduct that Buyers 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 September 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 then review the information imparted for accuracy. The item(s) will then be added to the September 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.



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