December 09th 2019 to January 24th 2020
New High Grade X-Men Run From Davie Collection in Pedigree Comics' January 2020 Grand Auction!
The Davie Collection is a brand new, recently certified, super high grade (almost all 9.6 and higher) CGC graded collection of mostly Bronze Age Marvels out of Davie, Florida. The Davie Collection is just unbelievable and features approximately 600 brand new certified Bronze Age Marvels with DC's comics plus some choice magazines. The collection spans the years 1968 through the mid 1980's and features almost every Marvel title imaginable and many DC ones. There are over 500 comics in the collection and nearly 100 magazines, almost all in 9.6 and 9.8 CGC grade with only a few in 9.4 and 9.2.
The collector bought every book brand new from a few different comic book shops located in South Florida and never read one of them! He just put each cherished book away in a mylar sleeve and backing board in acid free boxes and stored them in a climate controlled closet for the past 40 plus years. Hence, EVERY book (over 90% as a few are off-white to white) has snow white pages and unmatched cover gloss. Most of the books are 9.8 with a bunch in 9.6. There are many keys in the collection and most are the highest CGC graded copy with a few the single highest!
The collection was consigned to Pedigree Comics in early November. There are still a few hundred books at CGC in the grading process and these books will be finalized shortly and then added to the Auction Preview. More books from the collection will become available for Pedigree's following auction in March, 2020.
Please check the Pedigree Comics website and this space each week for more details and specific titles and runs from the Davie Collection! This week the focus is on the fabulous late Silver Age to Bronze Age X-Men run, which includes a near-complete run of the Claremont and Byrne issues (with almost every issue a 9.8 or 9.6). There are almost 50 issues in total and the majority have white pages. The Silver Age and reprint issues were just recently listed in the Auction Preview and almost all of the Claremont/Byrne issues are awaiting certification at CGC's offices. Here are the early highlights of the run:
X-Men 49 9.4
X-Men 50 9.6
X-Men 56 9.6
X-Men 78 9.6
X-Men 79 9.6
X-Men 83 9.4
X-Men 84 9.8
X-Men 85 9.8
X-Men 87 9.6
X-Men 88 9.6
X-Men 90 9.4
X-Men 102 9.8
X-Men 108 9.8
X-Men 129 9.8
X-Men 132 9.8
X-Men 134 9.8
X-Men 139 9.8
If you have high grade CGC or CBCS certified comic books to sell or consign, do yourself a favor and contact Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug Schmell. Please go to the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 422-1120 or (561) 596-911 or by email at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com.
We are accepting consignments for the January Grand Auction and will continue to accept new books until the night of Monday, January 13th. The sooner you consign your books the more exposure they will receive. We aggressively promote and advertise each auction and send periodic newsletters to all of our over 24,000 customers announcing the auction items. We also offer generous cash advances for quality consignments so check the site 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. We do not charge a buyers’ premium, an amount that most bidders take into consideration when bidding in other sites (the bidders simply deduct the buyers’ 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 as follows:
A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned comics 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).
We consistently set new sales records for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comic books in each of our bi-monthly auctions and we do not saturate the market with the same material each month. Grand Auctions are unique and exciting, with brand new CGC and CBCS 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 our upcoming January Grand Auction. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC or CBCS graded and worth no less than $100.00. If you have high grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in the January auction or a future Grand Auction, you can utilize our Raw To Riches Consignment Service, in which we will have your books certified under our account and will lay out all the CGC or CBCS grading fees in advance for you (refer to the website and our 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 to our offices in Wellington, Florida. We will inventory, scan and upload each book into the Grand Auction listing. The items 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 us at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com. We will format and upload each scan onto our 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 no more than 1200 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 our Automated Consignment System. Just register onto the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) 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 and CBCS certified books. We will receive an email once you have uploaded the scan and book information for each individual item into the system and we 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 January 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 our CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at LisaJoy@pedigreecomics.com and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact our Web Master at WebDesigner@pedigecomics.com.