High Grade Silver Age Fantastic Four Run From Elkhart Collection in Pedigree Comics' July Grand Auction!FANTASTIC (FOUR) NEWS! Our upcoming July auction will debut a high grade, all-CGC certified original owner Silver Age Collection out of Elkhart, Indiana (the Elkhart Collection). The auction is scheduled to begin in just over one (1) week, on the night of Monday, July 13th and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, July 23rd 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 listing will have no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $20 for this special Elkhart Collection Auction. You can view the Elkhart comics in the Auction Preview right now (over 300 books). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.
The Elkhart Collection is a high grade (the majority of the books are 8.0 and higher with many in 9.0 and higher) CGC graded collection of mostly Silver Age Marvels (and DC's) out of Elkhart, Indiana. The collection consists of over 500 comics and spans the years 1963 through the mid 1970's and features almost every Marvel super-hero title imaginable plus many DC ones. The collector primarily bought super-hero titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Brave and the Bold, Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Justice League of America, Showcase, Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish, Thor and X-Men. There are also nice runs of other titles such as Amazing Adventures, Astonishing Tales, Conan the Barbarian, DC Special, Fear, Frankenstein, Kamandi, Mister Miracle, Sgt. Fury and more. Almost every book has off-white to white or white pages and not a single book has been pressed!
Please check the website and the "Latest News" section plus this space each week for more details and specific titles and runs from the Elkhart Collection. The focus this week is on the high grade CGC certified Fantastic Four run from issue #6 through issue #45 (over 30 books in total). Almost every book has off-white to white pages and the rest have white. Almost every book is an 8.0 or higher. Here are the highlights:
Fantastic Four 6 6.0
Fantastic Four 16 8.0
Fantastic Four 17 9.0
Fantastic Four 18 8.0
Fantastic four 22 9.2
Fantastic Four 23 9.0
Fantastic Four 24 8.5
Fantastic Four 26 8.0
Fantastic Four 27 9.0
Fantastic Four 28 9.0
Fantastic Four 29 9.0
Fantastic Four 30 9.4
Fantastic Four 31 9.0
Fantastic Four 32 9.0
Fantastic Four 33 9.0
Fantastic Four 34 8.5
Fantastic Four 35 9.0
Fantastic Four 37 8.5
Fantastic Four 38 9.0
Fantastic Four 39 8.5
Fantastic Four 40 8.5
Fantastic Four 44 8.5
Fantastic Four 45 9.0
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 still accepting consignments for the July Grand Auction and will continue to accept new books until the night of Monday, July 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 24,500 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 July Grand Auction. The only criteria is that the books must be CGC or CBCS graded and worth no less than $20.00. If you have high grade raw books that you want to have certified and sold in the July 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 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 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 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 July Elkhart Collection 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.