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Auctioneer Marathon Auction Company 1-607-849-6305
Auction Date Oct 23 Auction
5269 Main Street (NY Rt 41)
Smithville Flats, NY
Time 10:30AM
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(The Shop & Selected Personal Belongings of Fred & Patty Heisler -

A Country Lover‘s Paradise!)

SUNDAY  OCT 23  10:30 AM


“On-Site” on Route 41, 5269 Main Street, Smithville Flats, NY

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It is with great honor that Fred & Patty Heisler have asked Marathon Auction Sales to help them begin their long process of retiring. Fred & Patty have been married for 68 years. The only things in life that were most important to them were their love for each other and the loving care for their 10 children. It was a simple uncomplicated life they strived to live. Back some 65 - 70 years ago they realized that the materials items surrounding them was an intricate part of their lives as well. When ever there were a few dollars left over, they invested it in country items that added to their lifestyle and provided a warmth factor that was rampant in their home. As a result, over all these years, they have amassed a collection of Country Americana items that would astound anyone. Their 60 plus years of collecting is so very obvious in their shop in Smithville Flats, NY. It has been several years since the shop was actually open to the public and it’s contents of excellent inventory and personal items have been entombed behind closed doors. As Patty & Fred basically did shows, a great deal of the items in the shop were never seen. We have uncovered items they didn’t even know they owned. It is a treasure trove. It was their storage area. Their shop has been sold and they have asked Marathon Auction Sales to bring this collection to auction.

In the area of Country Collectibles there are not many who command as much respect as did Fred & Patty Heisler. Visiting their shop was a treat. This auction will feature many items from their collections and items that have not been seen in years. The building is jammed to the ceiling in most places. “It’s hard to see the forest through the trees“, as they say. As I walked through with them, I could hardly believe my eyes as I discovered one nice item after another. To do justice to this collection, we will offer these items in several sessions. Due to lack of space there for both storage and display, we will transport a quantity of these items to our gallery in Marathon, NY for a future Americana Folk Art Auction. If you love Country Collectible pieces as much as Fred & Patty Heisler did, here are several auctions not to miss. The first will be held “On-Site” on Main Street in Smithville Flats, NY and will consist of a very large collection of Americana items of all varieties and conditions. This will be a massive auction and one not to miss. As it will be very difficult to display all the items in this auction correctly, many will be discovered and viewed as they come across the block. We will offer items at this auction on a random basis. There is no catalog for this auction. Please view our photo pages on our two sites for a review of items in this wonderful auction. A very partial summary listing follows:

Furniture: Several Pine Cupboards (Step Back, Straight Front, Hanging, Jam, Open Front, Chimney etc.), Early Federal Pine 7 ½’ Fireplace Mantle w/ 6‘ Opening for Large Hearth, Several Blanket Boxes Many w/ Original Surfaces, Paint Decorated Furniture ( Blanket Boxes, Drop Front Country Desk, Cupboards etc), Farm Table in Old Blue Paint w/ Tapered Legs, Exc. Red & Yellow Painted Tavern Table w/ Drawer, Nice Hanging Cupboard w/ Drawer in Red & Yellow Paint, Tavern Tables, Very Unusual Hanging Pine Cupboard in Red Paint w/ Side Shelves to Fit in Corner, Nice Dovetailed Table Top Dough Box w/ Lid, Hanging Corner Cupboard, Assorted Early Boxes & Trunks, Hanging Wall Rack for Pewter in Paint, Early Nice Primitive Wood Boxes ( One in Old Red Paint), Primitive Hired Man Beds, Early Cobbler’s Bench, Early Primitive Chairs, Sev. Rockers, Period Candle Stands, Nice Hepplewhite 1 Drawer Stand, Other 1 Drawer Stands, Drop Leaf Tables, Several Early Chests of Drawers, Mammy‘s Bench, Rope Beds, Several Pieces of Early Pine Furniture in Rough and as Found, Youth Chairs, Child’s Rockers, Rope Beds,

Accessories: Storage Boxes in all Finishes, Pantry Boxes, Wooden Bowls, Wooden Kitchen Utensils, Assorted Bread Boards, Hanging Wall Boxes, Several Early Baskets, Decorated Toleware Tin Boxes, Unusual Primitive Food Press, Tole Trays, Assorted Tin Candle Molds, Pine Kneeling Bench, Pierced Tin Foot Warmers, Mortar & Pestles in Wood & Iron, Decorated Stoneware, Stoneware Batter Jugs, Lots of Albany Slip Stoneware, Bennington & Rockingham Ware, Flow Blue, Ironstone, Spongeware, Transferware, Large Number of Quality Quilts, Sev. Nice Coverlets in Several Colors, Homespun, Hooked Rugs, Early Nice Rag Rugs (Room & Runners), Nice Caucasian Oriental Sm. Carpet, Several Scales, Assorted Clocks, Copper, Brass & Iron Items, Early Iron, Primitive Kitchen Ironware (Spiders, Toasters, Peels, Waffle Iron, Fireplace Cranes, Chair Trammel etc.), Lighting, Samplers, Oil Paintings, Reverse Painted Federal Mirrors, Post Master’s Window Frosted & Etched w/ Leaves to Include Pull Down Window, Iron Bars & Side Casing to Be able to Install in Your Country Store, (Nice Outfit), Tarbell Farms Milk Bottles, Staffordshire Dogs, Hanging Store Lamps, Other Lighting, Assorted Artwork, Currier & Ives, Crocks, Jugs, Churns And Many, Many More Primitive Items etc. An Absolute Sale for the Country Lover NOT TO MISS!!

Preview at 9 AM, Sale Under Tent, Bring your own Chair, Dress For The Weather, 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: This property has been sold, so please come prepared to remove your items day of sale. If an extra day is needed to move things, it can be arranged. Thank You! Please note..This is an "As/Is, Where/Is" Auction. 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!


Also!!!!! Parking should be no problem street side for this auction. Just be sure you are parked inside the white lines. The Community center is only two places away to the north and there are lots of parking spaces there as well...right on RT 41.Please respect private driveways. Remember to bring your own chair(s). Thank You so very much!!


Your Auctioneers:

Jerry Wilcox & Benny Hodkinson



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