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  High Grade Golden Age Batman and Superman in Pedigree Comics' January DC Auction

MAJOR, MAJOR NEWS for you DC collectors and investors out there! Pedigree Comics' upcoming January 2019 Special DC Grand Auction will feature many new and recently graded Gold, Silver and Bronze Age high grade DC’s. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over five (5) weeks, on the night of Monday, January 21st and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, January 31st as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website (

The first half of books will end on the night of Wednesday, January 30th and the second half will end on the night of the 31st. There is no Buyers Premium on any of the lots in the auction and almost EVERY listing will have no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $100 for this Grand Auction. You can view over 250 high grade DC comic books in the Auction Preview right now. Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The Special DC Grand Auction will feature a few different collections, all of them in high grade CGC certified condition. Almost all of the books are 9.4 and higher and the majority are in 9.8 or 9.6 grade. The highlight is the #1 CGC Registry Set of Action Comics Complete, an incredible run of ultra high grade Action Comics between #113 and #500, over 200 books in total. Almost every book above #400 is a 9.8!

The auction will also feature a phenomenal run of ultra high grade Silver and Bronze Age Supermans (all 9.4 and higher) between #146 and #250, over 50 books in total. The run is almost complete between issue #181 and #250 and most of the books are 9.6.

Another major collection in the auction is the final group of high grade DC's from the Bogota (New Jersey) Collection, founded by Pedigree Comics in 2010. This amazing group features almost 200 Silver Age DC's, almost all 9.0 and higher, from late 1964 to 1969. Almost every major DC title is represented, including Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Aquaman; Atom; Batman; Brave and the Bold; Detective Comics; Doom Patrol; Flash; Green Lantern; Hawkman; Justice League of America; Spectre; Superboy; Superman; Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane; Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen; Teen Titans; Wonder Woman and World's Finest Comics. The Bogota books are currently at CGC's offices awaiting certification and will be scanned and listed within the next few days.

Also included in the auction is a great selection of CGC certified Golden Age DC's from 4 major Super-Hero titles: Batman; Detective Comics; Superman and Worlds Finest Comics. There are over 60 books from the 1940's and 1950's, all in high grade.

This is easily one of the best, if not the best ever all-DC offering of high grade Golden, Silver and early Bronze Age books from all your favorite DC superhero titles. Again, almost every book is in 9.4 and higher CGC certified condition and most are 9.6 or 9.8.

Please check the website every day ( and the Latest News section plus this space each week over the next two months for all the latest additions to the Auction Preview. We will be highlighting a run from the auction each week. This week's highlight is the Golden Age books.

The Golden Age CGC group consists of over 60 issues of Batman and Superman books from five different titles: Action Comics, Batman, Detective Comics, Superman and World's finest Comics. There are some gems in this group and a few are the highest or single highest certified copy. There are a bunch of pedigree copies in the group, including over 10 from the Davis Crippen ("D" Copy) Collection! Here are the highlights:

  • Action Comics 113 9.2 (Ohio)
  • Action Comics 132 5.5 (Crowley Copy)
  • Action Comics 151 9.0 (Palo Alto Collection)
  • Action Comics 159 9.0
  • Batman 24 9.2
  • Batman 29 9.0 ("D" Copy)
  • Batman 31 9.2
  • Batman 41 9.4
  • Batman 53 9.0
  • Detective Comics 65 8.0
  • Detective Comics 131 7.5 ("D" copy)
  • Superman 12 7.0
  • Superman 22 8.0 ("D" Copy)
  • Superman 25 9.2
  • Superman 26 9.0
  • Superman 27 9.0
  • Superman 34 8.5
  • Superman 35 8.0
  • Superman 36 8.0 ("D" Copy)
  • Superman 41 8.5 ("D" Copy)
  • Superman 45 9.0 ("D" Copy)
  • Superman 46 8.5 ("D" Copy)
  • Superman 48 8.0 ("D" Copy)
  • Superman 52 9.2
  • Superman 76 8.0
  • World's Finest Comics 11 9.0 (Rockford)(Highest Certified Copy)
  • World's Finest Comics 12 9.0
  • World's Finest Comics 16 9.2 (Highest Certified Copy)
  • World's Finest Comics 19 9.4 (Crowley Copy) (Highest Certified Copy)
  • World's Finest Comics 20 9.0
  • World's Finest Comics 21 9.4 (Single Highest Certified Copy)
  • World's Finest Comics 22 8.5 (Ohio)
  • World's Finest Comics 23 8.5 (Ohio)
  • World's Finest Comics 26 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 ( and read the following for all consignment information or contact him directly at (561) 422-1120 or (561) 596-911 or by email at

Pedigree is still accepting consignments for their January Special DC Auction and will continue to accept consignments until the night of Monday, January 21st. The sooner you consign your books the more exposure they will receive. Pedigree aggressively promotes and advertises each auction and sends periodic newsletters to all of their over 24,000 customers announcing the auction items. They 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 a Grand Auction, more so than on any other auction site or auction house. They 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).

Pedigree consistently sets new sales records for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comic books 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 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 the 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 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 or CBCS 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 to their offices in Wellington, Florida. They 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 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 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 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 and CBCS certified books. You 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 January 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 their CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact their Web Master at




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