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Marathon Auction Sales & Services
980  Cortland Road (RT.11N)
Exit 9 (I-81)
P.O. Box 757
Marathon, New York
Phone:  1-607-849-6305
Gallery: 1-607-849-4200

      Our near 30 years of experience quarantees the seller a clean, courteous & respectful handling of the items in your home or workplace that are to be sold at auction. If you are in need of an auction company to settle an estate or just size down a bit, why not consider our company to handle this task for you. Our vast knowledge about antiques makes this the best place to sell your treasures. Give us a call today at: 1-607-849-6305. We're here to answer your call. If we are out, please leave us a message!

  Marathon Auction Sales
SATURDAY - FEB. 6 - 12:00 NOON
LOCATION: 980 Cortland Rd. - RT 11N - Exit 9 (I-81)
Marathon, NY 13803
PHOTOS  at: (Id# 3885) or
           Featured in this Wonderful auction will be the Gary & Ellen Cornelius 30 year collection of "Buddy L" Toys etc. Gary developed a passion for collecting these toys several years ago. He searched the countryside for examples in any form or condition he could find. He later became the restorer for "Buddy K Toys" & restored many "Buddy L" , "Keystone" etc. toys for Buddy K, now out of business. This 60+ piece collection contains items in Original condition plus many vintage “Original” restored items. They Are Simply Beautiful!!!
           It was a real Pleasure & honor to be invited into the Cornelius home to view this wonderful collection. It was like viewing a museum. Gary has decided it is time to share these wonderful toys with others & has commissioned Marathon Auction Sales to liquidate the collection. This will be a Fun Day for the collector & a day not to miss!!!
Also Featured!!!!! in this Auction will be a respectful collection of beautiful “D& H” Railroad Lanterns & other railroad items. We will, at this time, continue to emphasize a "Country Flair" at this auction with many nice pieces of country pine furniture & accessories plus many other fine items for your bidding pleasure. Be sure to check out our Web Pages at both or as this sale nears.
Please Note!
This Auction is Under Construction. Please Check Back for Many Photos! Thank You!!
Please note! Due to Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day Falling on Sundays We Have Scheduled This Auction for SATURDAY, FEB. 6 Starting at 12 Noon. This will be a two session auction as stated above. Please note that there is a separate listing w/ photos for each on auction as well as on our website. These are two great auctions in one day w/ beautiful “Fresh to the Market” items for the Collector & Dealer. Don't Miss This Auction!!
           This sale comes to us from several quality estates combined for your convenience. Again for this auction, there is an emphasis on Country Collectible Items along w/ quality Furniture, Artwork, Sterling Silver, Textiles, Local Ephemera, Postcards, D & H Railroad Lantern Etc. Collection, Lighting, Signed Glassware, Art Glass & Much More. Hope to see you there.Items for this auction include in part:
Furniture: Exc. Carved Walnut Victorian Tall Bed w/ Matching Heavily Carved Marble Top Chest w/ Carved Mirror, Fancy 7Ft. Tall Oak 3 Section Dressing Mirror by Oscar Onken Co., Fancy Walnut Victorian Hall Mirror, Victorian Walnut 2 Pc. Drop Front Secretary, Fancy Heavy Carved Oak Side By Side Desk, Oak Bookcase, 40’s Mahogany Chippendale Claw Foot Low Boy, Cent. Tiger Maple Chippendale Mirror, Nice Pine Oversized Washstand w/ Towel Bars, Paint Dec. Arts & Crafts Stool, Fancy Oak Butterprint Chest w/ Tall Mirror, Set of 4 Nice Hitchcock Chairs, Walnut Victorian Drop Front Plantation Desk, Set 4 Mottville Chairs, Set 6 Ladder Back Chairs, 9’7” Painted Oak Banquet Table, Exc. Cherry 2 Pc. Plantation Desk, Several Trunks, Exc. Steamer Trunk w/ Inserts, Early Chinese Teakwood Stands w/ Marble Inserts, Early Brass Covered Trunk, Cont. Drop Leaf Harvest Table, Nice Oak Wall Med. Cabinet, Inlaid Rocker, Nice Drop Leaf Mahogany Table w/ 6 Rope Twist Legs & Long Drops, 2 Sets of 4 Q.A. Style DR Chairs etc.
Country & Period Furniture: Paint Decorated 5 Drawer Pine Chest, Early 2 Board Top Sawbuck Table in Old Red Paint, Early Paint Decorated 2 Pc. Mule Chest, Miniature Blanket Chest in Blue Green Paint, 18th Cent. Bannister Back Splint Seat Chair w/ Provenance From 1770’s Old Meeting House in Sandown, NH, Early Cherry & Mahogany Rope Twist Column 4 Drawer Chest, Early Oak Butter Worker Chest w/ Flip Top, Early Floor Model Wooden Butter Churn, Several Pine Cupboards, Early 2 Pc. Pine Step Back Cupboard w/ 4 Doors & 2 Drawers w/ Flip-out Working Area, Early Convert Step Stool, Pr. of Painted Crock Stands, Oak Flip Top Country Ice Chest, Country Chest Top Shaving Mirror, 2Pc. Step Back Country Cupboard w/ Drawers in Green Paint, 7 Drawer Low Pine Cupboard, 2 Old Farm Work Tables, Neat Old Roll Around Country Work Bench w/ Drop Down Doors - Painted, Oak Bakers Base Cabinet w/ Many Drawers, Nice 2 Pc. Pine Set Back Cupboard, Early Queen Anne Shape Stage Coach Trunk etc.
Accessories: Exc. Early Blue & White Coverlet, Rare Signed Col. John Kingman Family Album Quilt (Col. John Kingman was in 1844 a NYS Representative from Cincinnatus, NY), Rare 1835 Polly Wickes Wood (Kingman) Framed Sampler, Nice Quilts, Framed 1923 Sampler of Cortland Normal School by Dorothy Bolster, Selected Primitive Smalls, Sel. Country Primitive Smalls, Fed. Savings Assoc. Book Bank, Nice Victorian Hanging Lamp w/ Prisms, Sev. Crystal & Brass Wall Sconces, Brass Lighted Wall Sconces, “Crystal Chandeliers Light up the Paintings on the Wall“ & There Are Several of Them, Pr. of Nice 30’s Painted Ceiling Lights w/ Glass Shades, Good Cut Glass (Some Pcs. Signed Hawkes), Hawkes Crystal, Waterford, Beautiful Enamel Dec. Burmese Rose Bowl, Sterling Silver Hollow Ware, Birks Sterling Covered Master Salt w/ Cobalt Insert & Spoon, Beautiful Silver Plate Candle Snipper w/ Underplate, Carnival Glass, Flow Mulberry Tureen w/ Underplate, Glass & China, Early Baskets, Stoneware Foot Warmer, Lg. Adirondack Child’s Barn, Nice Victorian Frame, 1888 Rochester Germicide Co. Bottle, Early Chinese Cinnabar Vase,American Make Belle-Grande & Leonardo Derby Hats in Grt. Condition, Nice Beaver Top Hat, Great Kellogg Candlestick Telephone w/ Oak Ringer Box, Neat Leather Reclining Camel etc.
Railroad Items etc: Collection of Exc. D & H Railroad Lanterns, Other RR Lanterns (Southern RR, D.L.&W., NY Central etc) , D & H Railroad Items (Water Bucket w/ Spout, Coal Shovels, Coal Scuttle, Railroad Bar etc.) 1878 Brass Maine Railroad Co Lock & Key, Tall NY Central Red Globe Etc.
Artwork: Signed Listed Artist Thomas Willis Seascape Oil Painting w/Silk Sail Boats, Framed Signed Listed Artist J.D. Knap Numbered Original Woodcut of Mallards, Sev. Nice Framed Oil Paintings, 1880 Hand Painted Chimney Cover, Framed Bird Prints, Neat 1939 Poster of Downtown Manhattan, NY, Sev. Large Prints of Dionne Quintuplets, Scarce Horn Book etc.
Local Ephemera, Books etc: Large Selection of Marathon, Cincinnatus, Cortland & Syracuse, NY Ephemera to include: Marathon, NY (High School Stuffed Dog, Yearbooks, 1920 Racers, Early School Fair Ribbons, Postcards, Ephemera, Neat 1921 Marathon Cent Sch. Girl Graduate Record Book, 70’s Sch. Yearbooks, 1949 Calendars etc), Cincinnatus, NY (Sev. Framed Scarce Photographs & Postcards etc), Cortland, NY (Cortland Co. 1876 Atlas, 1885 Cortland Co. History, 1869 Cortland Directory, 1839 Framed Map of Cortland Co. by Stone & Clark, Cortland State Normal Yearbooks (1929-32), Cortland Area Postcards, Tooled Leather Covered 1899 Copy of David Harum, Cortland Commandery No.50 KT-Cortland,NY Mason’s Jacket w/ Badges, H. F. Benton Lumber Co Ad. From Cortland, NY etc. Syracuse, NY (From a local estate in Marathon comes Early 20’s Syracuse University Football Items to include 2 Sweaters, Shorts & Early Leather Cleats, Sev. 1920’s Syr. Univ. Football Programs, 1928/29 Syr. Onondagan Yearbooks, 20‘s Syr. Univ. Banner & Pendant etc. Books & Paper to Include: 1845 “The Geography of The Heavens - A Celestial Atlas” by Huntington & Savage, 1824 English Reader by Lindley Murray -Ithaca, NY, 1921 “The Compleat Angler” by Walton & Cotton w/ Izaak Walton Pin Back, 1843 National History of NY w/ Foldouts, 1931 “Gingerbread Stories” by Peter Mabie, Rare 1938 NY Giants Vs. Truxton Giants Memorial Baseball Official Program w/ Ribbon, 1923 Peoples War Book Autographed by Col. W. A. Bishop VC, DSO, MC, DFC, Very Unusual Hand Made Scrap Book of the Bible w/ Inserted Photos of Comparisons that Relate to Wordings in the Bible, Neat and Beautifully Done, Syracuse Newspapers on the 1935/36 Flood, History of Chenango & Madison Counties, 1898 History of Luzerne Co. Pa, Great Old Fold Out German Valentine, 1918 Wild Flowers of NY in 2 Volumes, Nice Trade Card Book w/ Many Pages of Pressed Wild Ferns, Neat Early Reprint of 1887 Rudge Bicycles& Tricycles Catalog, Coll. of Little Leather Library Books, 1940- 53 Maroon & Gold Yearbooks - Whitney Point, 1914 Pa. & Gettysburg Book, Old Leather Bound Ledger, Gettysburg Pamphlet, Syr, Univ. Yearbooks, 1860 Historical & Statistical Gazetteer of NY, 1879 Daily Booklet in Folding Case, Framed Map of Lapeer, NY Township etc.
Preview at 10:30 AM, 12% Buyers Premium, Visa, M/C & Discover, Cash or Good Check, Café by “The Sherman House Restaurant” & “Linanis Cookie Factory” in Homer, NY (
Auctioneers Note: If you are not able to attend this auction but wish to bid on items being offered, please record any or all Absentee Bids with us any day prior to day of auction. Thank You!
Your Auctioneers:
Jerry Wilcox & Benny Hodkinson
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(10,000 Sq. Feet of Displayed w/ TRUE Antiques & Collectibles.  A Museum Where Everything is for Sale at Great Prices!!)
Location: at 79 Cortland Street Rt.11N
Marathon, New York 13803
Call us at: 1-607-849-6305