May 08th 2017 to June 30th 2017
New Unreal CGC 9.8 Amazing Spider-Man Consignment in Pedigree Comics’ June Grand Auction!MAJOR NEWS! We just received on consignment an incredible run of Silver and Bronze Age Amazing Spider-Man for our upcoming June Comics and Original Art Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin in six (6) weeks, on the night of Monday, June 19th and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, June 29th as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (www.PedigreeComics.com). The comic book listing of the auction ends on the night of Wednesday, June 28th and the original art listing ends on the night of Thursday, June 29th. There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and EVERY comic book and original art listing will have no reserve. Every book is CGC or CBCS graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view the initial high grade comics and choice art pieces in the Auction Preview right now (over 100 lots). Just go to the website and click on the Auction banner.
The brand new Amazing Spider-Man run contains close to 70 issues between #14 and #201 and is easily the nicest and highest certified group of Amazing Spider-Mans ever offered for sale! Almost every issue (over 65) is a CGC certified 9.8, including the earliest known 9.9 copy of an Amazing Spider-Man comic book (issue #19), which is one of the earliest Marvels ever to receive the MINT designation. Every issue that is not a 9.8 (or 9.9) is a 9.6!
The consignment comes out of Illinois and the collection of Stewart DeSoto, a Spider-Man enthusiast and collector who only collected Spider-Man comic books. Here is his story:
“I and my brother started collecting Amazing Spider Man (and only Spiderman!) as kids in the 1970s. We were fanatics and (carefully) read every issue as soon as it was delivered to the house. I could relate to Spiderman because of my nerdiness and interest in science. I eventually got a Ph. D. in Physics to be like Peter Parker, and currently work as a Professor of Physics. As an adult I continued to search for the highest grade Amazing Spider Man in each issue, slowly building the collection over years. I was overjoyed to obtain ASM issue #19, with an unheard of CGC grade of 9.9. It is the only copy to be given that “amazing” grade out of any of the first 72 issues.
I continue to be obsessed with Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man. Whenever I take my kids trick or treating, I don my Spider-Man costume, complete with web shooters, and move spider-like through the streets of our neighborhood. I even took up the sport of rock climbing, because it is the closest thing one can experience to climbing walls just like Spidey, and I have even traveled the world looking for walls to climb.
With growing obligations as a father and a husband, plus with a new house in mind, I made the very tough decision to part with these incredible books. I just hope that the collectors out there will love and treasure my Amazing Spider-Man books as much as I have. These great books deserve it!”
All 60-plus issues will be featured in the June Grand Auction and will be offered with no reserve amount. Almost every book has white or off-white to white page quality with none less than off-white. There are many great issues and iconic covers included in the run and almost every book is the highest certified copy to date. Here are some of the highlights:
Amazing Spider-Man 14 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man 19 9.9
Amazing Spider-Man 23 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man 33 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 43 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 47 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 59 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 60 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 66 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 67 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 68 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 69 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 71 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 78 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 82 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 98 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 99 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 110 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 116 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 117 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 119 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 122 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 124 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 125 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 127 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 128 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 129 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 132 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 133 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 135 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 139 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 156 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 162 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 163 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 167 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 174 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 177 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 180 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 194 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 200 9.8
Amazing Spider-Man 201 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.
If you have original comic art to sell or consign, contact Pedigree Comics’ Comic Art Consignment Director Randy Lawrence . Please go to the site (www.PedigreeComics.com) and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 451-9800 or (561) 886-8777 or by email at RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com.
We are now accepting consignments for the June Grand Auction and will continue to do so until the night of Wednesday, June 21st. The sooner you consign your books and original artwork the more exposure they will receive. We aggressively promote and advertise each auction and send periodic newsletters to all of our over 23,000 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 $$ to the consignor and more to the auction site). The higher the value of your book(s) and art piece(s) that sell in a Grand Auction, the more $$ 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).
A Climbing Scale is in effect for consigned art pieces with a winning bid as follows:
10% Commission for any consigned item that sells from $100 to $3,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $90% of the final bid price);
8% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $3,000 and up to $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $92% of the final bid price);
7% Commission for any consigned item that sells over $80,000 (Consignor’s Proceeds = $93% of the final bid price).
We consistently set new sales records for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comic books and original comic art 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 and original art to our upcoming June 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 June 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 or original art directly to our offices in Wellington and Boca Raton, Florida. We will inventory, scan and upload each book or art piece 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 and/or art piece that sold along with the winning bid made.
2. Email the scans of the books or art you wish to consign directly to us at DougSchmell@pedigreecomics.com (books) or RandyLawrence@pedigreecomics.com (art). We will format and upload each scan onto our server and then put each book and art piece 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 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 or art 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 and original comic art. We will receive an email once you have uploaded the scan and book/art 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 June 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 consignment questions or comments regarding original comic art, please contact Mr. Lawrence at (561) 451-9800 (office) or (561) 886-8777 (cell) or at RandyLawrence@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.