RM Sotheby's announce important collections for Hershey sale



2015-09-02 09:22:13

RM Sotheby's forthcoming sale in Hershey, Pennsylvania will include two remarkable private automobile collections.

Now in its ninth year, the annual auction has become renowned for offering single-owner collections of the highest quality. The 2015 sale is no different, and will feature stunning automobiles from the Richard Roy Estate Collection and the Harold Coker Collection.

“It is quickly becoming tradition for RM to offer incredibly interesting private collections at Hershey, a venue that has proven time and again our team’s expertise in presenting single-vendor groups within our catalogue sales,” says Gord Duff, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s.

“Similar to the fascinating A-to-Z Collection at our 2014 event, both the Roy and Coker collections represent very special groups of highly-sought-after early automobiles, assembled by two men for whom the AACA represented a lifelong community.”

First up is the collection of Richard Roy, a much-loved member of countless car clubs and a regular fixture at the AACA Hershey Meet for almost four decades. The collection features 25 Early American and Classic Era cars with local Sussex County, NJ or regional Pennsylvania ties.

Highlights from the collection include an extremely original 1922 Mercer Series 5 Sport estimated at $150,000-$200,000; a 1916 Pierce Arrow Model 38-C-4 Five-Passenger Touring, estimated at $90,000-$130,000; a 1923 Mercer Series 6 Sporting, one of only 10 surviving examples, valued at $175,000-$225,000; and a 1908 Holsman Model H-11 Touring estimated at $30,000-$50,000.
The sale will also offer 10 cars from the esteemed collection of enthusiast Harold Coker, who in 1958 founded the Coker Tire Company to supply rare and obsolete tyres to car collectors around the world.

The selection of ten cars all pre-date 1916, with top lots including the only-known 1905 Flyer Model 25 Side-Entrance Tonneau estimated at $375,000-$500,000; a 1907 Flyer Model 4-40 Four-Passenger Runabout estimated at $450,000-$600,000; a 1911 National Model 40 Speedway Roadster valued at $200,000-$275,000; and a 1903 Columbus Electric Folding-Top Runabout estimated at $100,000-$150,000.

The RM Sotheby's Hershey sale takes place in Pennsylvania on October 8-9.

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