May 17th 2022 to May 26th 2022

Pedigree Comics' Late May Grand Auction Underway With New High Grade Marvel Keys, Ending on Wednesday Night, May 25th!

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Big Marvel Keys News! Pedigree Comics' Late May Grand Auction is underway. The auction began on the night of Monday, May 16th and lasts for nine (9) days until the night of Wednesday, May 25th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com). The first lot (Amazing Spider-Man 156 9.6) ends at 9:10 PM EST and the last lot (Young Avengers #1 9.8) ends at 11:30 PM. There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and every listing has no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this auction. You can bid on all of the high grade comics in the Auction Listing right now (280 books). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The highlights of the auction are the brand new, just certified high grade Marvel keys that were literally just graded and are fresh out of the encapsulation room. These books come from a consignment out of Texas and are beautiful. The highlights are a Fantastic Four #12 in 9.4 with oww pages; a Giant-Size X-Men #1 in 9.6 with oww pages; a Tales to Astonish in 8.5 with ow pages and a GORGEOUS Tales of Suspense #39 in 9.2 with oww pages. The books were just added to the auction listing and are available without a reserve.

Other highlights include the final super-hero runs from the Panhandle Collection (part V) including Star Wars, Strange Tales, Sub-Mariner, Tarzan (complete run plus Annuals), Ultimate Spider-Man, Warlock, What If?, Wolverine Limited Series and X-Men (best and deepest run of the auction).

If you have any questions or comments about the Late May Grand Auction, please contact Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug 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@pedigreecomics.com.

May 11th 2022 to May 26th 2022

High Grade New X-Men Run From Panhandle Collection in Pedigree Comics' Late May Grand Auction!

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In June, 2021, Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug Schmell, purchased a fabulous collection (called the Panhandle Collection) of almost 2,000 ultra high grade CGC certified Bronze Age Marvels and the fifth part of the collection (approximately 250 books) will be featured in his company's upcoming Late May Grand Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin in just a few days, on the night of Monday, May 16th and last for nine (9) days until the night of Wednesday, May 25th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com). There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY book will be listed with no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this auction. You can view the high grade comics in the Auction Preview right now (over 200 lots). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The focus of this article is the best and deepest run of the auction, the 1970's Bronze Age "New" X-Men run. The run is also one of the better ones from the entire 2,000 book collection and contains almost all issues in CGC 9.4 to 9.8 grade. There are over 30 issues to choose from between X-Men #97 and X-Men #141, plus a gorgeous copy of Giant-Size x-Men, featuring the first appearance of the new X-Men, in 9.6. Almost every book is at minimum a CGC certified 9.4 and most have white or off-white to white pages. Here are the highlights of the new X-Men run from the Panhandle Collection:

Giant-Size X-Men 1 9.6
X-Men 97 9.4
X-Men 100 9.4
X-Men 103 9.4
X-Men 105 9.4
X-Men 116 9.4
X-Men 118 9.8
X-Men 119 9.6
X-Men 122 9.6
X-Men 123 9.8
X-Men 124 9.6
X-Men 125 9.4
X-Men 127 9.6
X-Men 128 9.6
X-Men 129 9.6
X-Men 133 9.6
X-Men 135 9.6
X-Men 136 9.4
X-Men 137 9.6
X-Men 138 9.6
X-Men 139 9.6
X-Men 140 9.8
X-Men 141 9.6

If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the May 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@pedigreecomics.com.

May 07th 2022 to May 26th 2022

More Ultra High Grade Marvels From Panhandle Collection in Pedigree Comics' Late May Grand Auction!

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In June, 2021, Pedigree Comics' CEO and President, Doug Schmell, purchased a fabulous collection (called the Panhandle Collection) of almost 2,000 ultra high grade CGC certified Bronze Age Marvels and the fifth part of the collection (approximately 300 books) will be featured in his company's upcoming Late May Grand Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over one (1) week, on the night of Monday, May 16th and last for nine (9) days until the night of Wednesday, May 25th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com). There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY book will be listed with no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this auction. You can view the high grade comics in the Auction Preview right now (over 250 lots). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The Panhandle Collection is an ultra high grade (almost all 9.4 and higher) CGC graded collection of mostly Bronze Age Marvels out of Fort Walton Beach, Florida (in the area known as the Florida Panhandle). The Collection is just unbelievable and features approximately 2,000 certified Bronze Age Marvels with some late Silver Age books included. The collection spans the years 1968 through the early 1980's and features almost every Marvel title imaginable. Almost every book is a CGC graded 9.4 or 9.6 with only a few in 9.2 and there are many 9.8's as well. There are a bunch of titles with nice runs (too many to mention here) and this fifth part of the collection features Star Wars, Strange Tales, Sub-Mariner, Tarzan (complete run plus Annuals), Ultimate Spider-Man, Warlock, What If? Wolverine Limited Series and X-Men (best and deepest run of the auction).

The collector started buying comic books in 1968 at age 7, purchasing a bundle of books that were tied together with string (10 used books at a time for 25 cents) and this started his love for the Marvel Universe. When his father, who was in the Armed Forces, was ordered back to the United States in 1972, they both started weekly pilgrimages (every Saturday) to a local book store called Book Harbor, where the collector would pick up every Marvel title he could get his hands on, carefully reading every book. He would then preserve each one in a polypropylene bag and backing board, standing vertically on the shelves of the many different bookcases in his house.

He continued buying Marvels while in college from 1980 through 1984 but his collection really took off in 1985 after getting his degree in education and a steady paycheck as he was now able to afford all the back issues of titles he had always dreamed of getting. When CGC started operations in 2000, he began sending all his books in for certification. Almost every book came back a Near-Mint (9.4) or higher, with off-white to white page quality, a testament to the method in which he stored his prized comic books. He also started buying books from local dealers, mostly from Pedigree Comics, and he and Mr. Schmell became friends.

He decided to sell the collection in June of 2021 and contacted Mr. Schmell. After some back and forth negotiations, a purchase price of $200,000 was agreed upon. The entire collection has sold in separate Grand Auctions since January, 2022, each showcasing around 300 to 400 books. The collection has been listed alphabetically, with the superhero titles first, and will end with the Western and monster/horror/fantasy titles (the best and highest graded parts of the collection) which he loved so much, in June.


If you have any questions or comments about the consignment process, any of the auction lots or about the May 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@pedigreecomics.com.