End of an era – David and Sylvia Hodgins auction huge collection

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After all the bids were in, some of the classic machines sold during the auction of David Hodgins’ motorcycle collection, were still on display.

Lynne Lavery

After all the bids were in, some of the classic machines sold during the auction of David Hodgins’ motorcycle collection, were still on display.

Lynne Lavery

SHAWVILLE –  Saturday, August 23rd saw over 200 registered         bidders vie for the many items up for auction from the multi-faceted collection of David Hodgins and Sylvia Poisson Hodgins.  Bids were placed on antiques, some dating back to David’s grandfather’s era, as well as John Deere and Harley Davidson memorabilia, and a huge variety of     furnishings, tools and equipment from their    former hardware and sawmill business. The    auction started at 9 am and was still going strong at 3 pm with auctioneers Brian and Blake Corbin doing the calling.
One highlight of the day saw between 300 and 400 people watch the      bidding on 11 motorcycles from David’s collection which included some rare examples of Harley, Norton, Yamaha and Honda machines. A 1999 Corvette, a 1999 Jaguar, and a 1985 Chrysler 5th Avenue, all in mint        condition, were also sold.
Sylvia Poisson Hodgins, David’s wife and business partner, was “overwhelmed that so many people came out.  It was a tough decision to do this, but necessary, given the state of David’s health.  I feel very sad to break up the collection, but also thankful that we have had such wonderful support.”