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Sat Jun 25 - 09:00AM

315 Franklin St., Marion, OH Click to Map

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Nancy Oborn Whitaker Estate Auction

Real Estate – Automobile – Guns – Dolls – Antiques

Saturday, June 25 – 9:00 am


Located: 315 Franklin St. Marion, Ohio 43302 in Olde Towne Marion, signs off Mt. Vernon Ave.

Estate of Nancy Oborn Whitaker, Marion Co. Probate Case #EST-00028. Two generations of the Oborn family have lived in this house. Nancy was a speech & language teacher for Marion City Schools, active in the DAR and her husband was a professor at OSU-Marion, a sportsman and wood carver. The house is packed full and there are still items to be discovered.

Real Estate (Sells @ 12:00) : This is your opportunity to own an historic home in Olde Towne Marion. Located on a 45’ x 150’ city lot, consisting of, kitchen, dining room, living room w/ tile fireplace, entryway and a full bath downstairs, 3 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, front and rear porches, partial basement, gas forced air heat, elec. wtr. htr. 1990 (24’ x 28”) A detached garage and workshop is located at the rear of the property. Home is in need of repairs and sprucing up. Taxes are $563.98 per year based on homestead. Terms: $4,000 down (non-refundable) with balance due in 45 days. Subject to probate court approval. To view please call our office.

Automobile (Sells @ 11:45): 2006 Chevy Impala, 4dr, pwr. windows, ac, cruise, 92,000 mi., running cond.

Guns, Fishing Equipment, Knives, Belt Buckles (Sells First): Remington Fieldmaster Model 121 .22 S, L, LR w/ peep sights #166621 – Winchester Model 9422M .22 mag F59752 – Marlin Glenfield Model 75 .22LR w/ scope & sling – Savage Model 24 series II .20ga/.22LR o/u – RG model 66 .22mag revolver w/ extra .22LR cylinder – Iver Johnson Safety hammerless revolver - Forehand & Wadsworth hinged frame revolver - Percussion Cap muzzleloader 39” barrel marked WH Stiles Zanesville, Ohio & side plate marked Dayton, Ohio – misc. ammo .22 mag/ .22LR, fishing poles, fly reels & cases, lots of tackle, hunting knives, pocketknives, several belt buckles including CS repo. binoculars

Antiques & Collectibles: Step-back cupboard 54”x 82”x 20”, prim flat cupboard 43”x 82”x16”, Regina hand crank music box w/ 24 discs, spinning wheel, mahog. gateleg table, 1880’s Grandfather clock w/ beehive design – not complete, plantation desk w/ gl doors & acorn pulls, swan carved cane/umbrella stand, ant dresser w/ handkerchief boxes, trunks, cedar chest, oak washstand, empire style chest of drw, 3 pc Victorian spoon carved bedroom suite – bed, mrbl tp nightstand w/ mirror, mrbl tp dresser w/ mirror, mrbl top dresser, 4 drwr oak file cabinet, bookcases, rd pedestal table, gl door bookcase w/ drwrs @ btm 49”x64”x14”, spinet piano & bench, lg coll of canes – many made by Dr. Whitaker, sngl drw cherry nightstand, mechanical bank – repo, anniversary clock, Gilbert mantel clock, sewing baskets, misc baskets incl Longaberger, hats, copper boiler, tea cart, ci Wagner 11 ¾ in skillet, Wagner deep skillet, ci lid, 1825 coverlet over 50, pipes and pipe rack, 20+ harmonicas, Lida banjo w/ Mother of Pearl inlay, guitar, lots of costume jewelry, turquoise jewelry, 14k diamond wedding band & engagement ring, watches, pocket watches, 1959 & 1995 proof sets, 25+ hand carved figurines carved by Dr. Whitaker, sev old cameras incl Nikon, Minolta, Yashika, silver plate flatware, Sil Pl pickle caster, condiment caster set, Weller vase, tea pot, moustache cup, misc sil pl pcs,  sterl Candlesticks, sev sterl serving bowls, Bavarian china sets, silv pl tea service, collectors plates, Lg floral Vienna Austria vase, oriental bowls, vases & figurines, Hobnail berry set, Fostoria, Nippon dresser set, Currier & Ives prints, stereoscope & cards, 20+ diecast metal trucks, plastic model trucks, fur coats, DeGrazia Indian print, pictures & frames, galv buckets, nail kegs, 100’s of books – photography, wood carving, historical, children’s, political, 1979 Marion County history, Marion County atlas, “The President’s Daughter” by Nan Britton, other items still to be found.

Dolls, Doll Furniture, Doll House: Wooden homemade doll house, American Indian dolls, Vict doll carriage, child’s vict. doll dresser, sev. china head dolls, bisque dolls, Bru J bisque doll, Dutch boy doll, composition dolls, sev German dolls – Saxon, Simon & Halbig, Heinrich Handwerck, Kruse, DRP, Roseback doll or child chair, Pinocchio doll, drop leaf doll table & chairs.

Household, Garage Items, Misc.: Pet cages, pet carrier, lots of new plus-size clothes. boxes of new shoes, boots, Whirlpool refig. – needs cleaned, maple dresser w/ wardrobe, maple chest, cedar wardrobe, bird bath, lamps, flr lamps, Crftm 8” drill press, Crftm 10” band saw, 100+ woodcarving tools,  lots of nice tools – hammers, screwdrivers, clamps, drawknives,rubber mallets, Crftm router, saw horses, bolt bins, tool boxes, circular saws, hand saws, metal racks, laminate trimmer, hose reel, vise, ext cords, tree trimmer, shovels, rakes, hoes, log chain, garden cart, other misc. items.

Attorney: Gina Piacentino


Ben A. Higgins Broker & Auctioneer

Ben F. Higgins Realtor & Auctioneer

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