Pedigree Comics Is Now Accepting Consignments for Their Upcoming July Grand Auction

Posted on 6/5/2012

Pedigree will continue to accept consignments for the auction until midnight on Thursday, July 12.

According to Doug Schmell, President and CEO of the company, Pedigree Comics is now accepting consignments for their July 2012 Grand Auction, slated to begin on the night of Monday, July 9 and last for 10 days until the night of Thursday, July 19. The auction will have a few hundred choice high-grade CGC-certified Marvel and DC books from the Silver and Bronze Ages plus new Golden Age books as well. 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 more than 18,000 of their 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.

Pedigree will continue to accept consignments for the auction until midnight on Thursday, July 12. 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 through other sites (the bidders simply deduct the Buyer's Premium amount, usually 20% of the winning price, from their final bid, meaning less money for the consignor and more for 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 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 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 March 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 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 onto the site ( and login, 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 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 For any financial related and consignment payment questions, please contact Pedigree's CFO Lisa Shapiro at and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact their web master at

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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