New High Grade Superman Titles From Davie Collection in Pedigree Comics' January 2020 Grand Auction

According to CEO and President Doug Schmell of Pedigree Comics, Inc., his company will debut an incredible, all-CGC certified original owner Bronze Age Collection out of Davie, Florida (the Davie Collection) in their upcoming January, 2020 Grand Auction. The auction is scheduled to begin in just over two (2) weeks, on the night of Monday, January 13th and last for ten (10) days until the night of Thursday, January 23rd as a separate event on the Pedigree Comics website ( 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 begin to view the high grade comics in the Auction Preview right now (over 300 brand new books). Just go to the Pedigree Comics website and click on the Auction banner.

The Davie Collection is a brand new, recently certified, super high grade (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 most DC ones. There are over 500 comics in the collection and nearly 100 magazines, almost all in 9.6 and 9.8 GCG grade.

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 and 9.6 with the remainder in 9.4 and 9.2. There are many keys in the collection and most of the issues 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 high grade late 1960's and early 1970's Superman titles from the collection (Superboy, Supergirl, Superman, Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen). Almost every issue is a 9.8 or 9.6 with the rest in 9.4 with a few in 9.2 and 9.0. There are over 40 issues in total and the majority have white pages. Many are the highest certified copy and a few are the single highest. Here are the highlights of the Superman group:

Superboy 138 9.2
Superboy 165 9.8
Superboy 171 9.8
Superboy 173 9.6
Superboy 177 9.6
Superboy 197 9.6
Superboy 198 9.8
Supergirl 1 9.8
Supergirl 7 9.6
Supergirl 8 9.6
Superman 215 9.6
Superman 221 9.8
Superman 222 9.4
Superman 224 9.6
Superman 225 9.6
Superman 226 9.6
Superman 232 9.6
Superman 236 9.6
Superman 237 9.8
Superman 239 9.6
Superman 242 9.6
Superman 267 9.6
Superman 270 9.6
Superman 272 9.6
Superman 278 9.8
Superman 279 9.8
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 105 9.6
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 112 9.8
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 115 9.6
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 119 9.6
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 121 9.8
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 122 9.8
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 126 9.8
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 133 9.6
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 119 9.6
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 122 9.4
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 136 9.8
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 138 9.6
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 139 9.6

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 [email protected].

Pedigree will continue to accept new books for the January auction until the night of Monday, January 13th. The sooner you consign your books the more exposure they will receive. Pedigree aggressively promotes and advertises each auction and send 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 the 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 their 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 [email protected]. 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 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 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. They 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 [email protected]. For any financial related and consignment payment questions, please contact their CFO, Lisa Shapiro, at [email protected] and for any technical related questions or concerns, please contact their Web Master at [email protected].

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