Selling Antiques, Collector Items, Works of Art, Family Heirlooms & Personal Property of


Retired Professor of Art Education at Ohio University.

This property and structure was once The Cornell Hotel, established in Guysville in 1875.  The old hotel stands high above the street and highway overlooking the Hocking River.  Hotel guests could effortlessly observe river trade & shipping from the double balconies and 16 rooms.   Sometime after taking ownership of the hotel, some 50 years ago, Professor Borchard christened the structure “The Great Lakes and Hocking River Navigation Company”, the name it retains to this day.  50 years accumulation are stowed in every room, in every closet and in every chamber of the building. Cannot begin to list all which must be sold….Brief listing follows.


6971 State Route 329, GUYSVILLE, OHIO 45735 -  Athens County

Directions:  Guysville situated at junction of U.S. Route 50 and State Route 329.  From Athens, Ohio take U.S. Route 50-East (Appalachian Highway) for about 9-miles, turn onto State Route 329-North, just 1/10 of a mile to auction. Easily found.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 @ 10:00am



LOTS OF SMALL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTOR ITEMS:  Rare “Sweetheart” Stereoscope: Ca. 1860s Cabinet Model Walnut  Double Eyepiece Rotating Stereoscope this viewer is known as a  Sweetheart” viewer, meaning two people can use the viewer simultaneously, 1¢ Gumball Machine, Rare Armor Bronze Co. Egyptian Seated Cat Bookends, 38” Porcelain Mail Pouch Thermometer, old Suitcase with wooden bindings and several travel stickers including 1906 White Star Lines tag,   EM & Co Slag Glass Table Lamp with filigree shade, Oak Case Regulator Calendar Wall Clock, old Wooden Tool Box with 6-sliding trays,  Guysville Mill Ledger Book starting 1859.   Dated 1868 Drawn From Life Rendering of Gent on Chamber Pot.   9 OLD WOODEN DUCK DECOYS, all in as-found condition, remainder of paint varies per decoy, includes a flattie, spring neck and one signed with initials of “F.K.”….. STONEWARE:  Decorated 2gal James Hamilton Greensboro Pa Jar, P. Murphy & Co. Chillicothe, O. 1gal Jug, 15 assorted Stone Jugs/Jars, 3-Stone Ink Bottles….Old CHRISTMAS Items:  Ca. 1920s 10” Papier-mâché Belsnickle Candy Container,  German Papier-mâché Santa Candy Container in polychrome sleigh,  Papier-mâché 9” Candy Container Santa w/Backpack, 2-Celluloid Head Santa Netting Candy Bags, 2- Papier-mâché  Santa Boots Candy Containers, small Papier-mâché  Santa on Sled, 2-celluloid  3-decorated wooden Pa. Christmas Buildings, old Glowlight 11” Christmas Tree, 2-Santa Cardboard Candy Boxes, Tree Lights in original boxes, numerous old Glass Ornaments (some hand-painted),  Christmas Stockings, other items….TOYS: Marx Electric Lighted Roadside Rest Service Station in original box, Marx Electric Glendale Depot Railroad Station in original box,  14-metal model train People (policeman, station workers, passengers, etc.),  20” Tin Fireman’s Toy Trumpet,  Simplex Model “D” Dial Typewriter,  Borchard version  of The Toonerville Trolley in polychrome wood,  more…..MILITARY:  Civil/Indian Wars Bell Crown Visor Cap w/5th Cavalry-K Troop Insignia,  1918 28” Camp Custer Michigan Photograph taken from kite @ 500’,  37” 1st Btn, USA Michigan Troop Photograph,  1919 214th 14th Div Engineers  Camp Custer History & Troop Book., 1918 USA Promotion Certificate,  1918 Colliers Photographic History of the War, 1918 Army Sweater, large photograph of Atomic test Marshall Islands-Bikini Atoll,  10-WWII Associated Press Naval Theme Photographs (ships at sea, floating docks, air ships),  few Military Photographs.  WWII Scrapbook, other military items…..CAPS & HATS:  C.E. Ward & Co. Odd Fellows Fraternal Military Style Cap with pinback badge, Good Humor (ice cream) Drivers Cap w/Good Humor Badge…. CAMERAS:  The Kombi Combined Camera and Graphoscope w/original box (world’s first mini roll film camera),  Brownie IBT Folding Camera, Zeiss-Ikon Contaflex, Brownie Six-20, Kodak Pony 135, Universal 8mm Cinemaster II Movie Camera,  Argus Ranger Finder,  Minolta XE-5…. DYING LION CARVING:  Wooden Relief Carved Dying Lion with the inscription Helvetiorum Fidel Ac Virtoti (to the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss) and Roman Numeral Dated MDCCXCIL (1792), measures 19”x14”…..PLUS: 21 Patch Crazy Quilt Wall Hanging,   nice old Concertina in original box,  Indian Stone Pendant drilled in top and side,  old Automobile Oil Driving Lamp, 3-early wooden 22” dia Industrial Wheels, several old Printers Blocks, 2-wooden carved Wall Paper Stamps, large ground stopper Alcohol Apothecary Bottle, few completed Ship & Airplane Models, Miners Cap & Carbide Light, Teapot Mine Light,  small Advertising Tins including Household Oilers,  Stag Handled Carving Knives & Forks,  Corkscrew Antelope Shoulder Mount, few sawn Porch Balusters and Corbels, Metal Figural Bird Whistle, Wicker Baby Buggy, Light Blue Granite Coffee Boiler, Gail Borden Amber Milk Bottle,  2-Philco Floor Model Radio, Sparta Table Radio, G.E. Wooden Case Table Radio, Flame Mahogany Admiral Phono/Radio,  old Zenith Cabinet TV-perhaps 1960s, Large Emerson Osculating Fan, old store Roll Paper Cutter, early Wedding Dress, numerous 33 1/3 Record Albums, Many Other Small Antiques!  GLASS, CHINA & POTTERY:  Fulper Blue 6¾” Vase, Griffith’s 12pc Spice Set w/shelf, Peach Blow Cased White Satin Quilted Vase,  Persian Ware German Decorated Pitcher, Nymburk Art Glass Paperweight, Danbury Mint “Winter Gathering” (birds) by Bob Guge. Decorated Plates/Bowls/Demitasses and more.

FURNITURE:  Walnut Victorian Hanging Cupboard w/ beveled glass door & 5 shelves, Ca. 1890 Oak Sideboard w/ backsplash & gingerbread applications, Golden Oak 2-Door Wardrobe, 32”dia  Victorian Walnut  Center Table, large Tombstone Cornice Looking Glass,    2-Flattop Steamer Trunks,  Space Saver Gate-leg Table,  1930s Dresser w/mirror, Youth Chair w/foot rest,  4-large handmade Blanket Boxes, assorted Old Chairs, 3-old Office Chairs, 2-Wicker Arm Chairs, Wicker Box Planter,  tall Iron Plant Stand, Bent Twig Adirondack Arm Chair & Stand, Porch Swing, 2-Oak Rocking Chairs,  DRAFTING TABLES: 1894 Steel Frame Fritz & Gold Mechanical Drafting Table with 43”x34”breadboard work surface.  Adjustable Wooden Draftsman Table with 4’x3’ breadboard work surface…..  

Large Quantity of ORIGINAL ART

Original Robert Borchard Paintings, Art Work of His Former Students and Other Artists.

Clay, Metal & Wooden Art Sculptures, Lithographs, Posters, Nautical & Air Illustrations!  Photographs! 

ARTIST SUPPLIES:  Old Artist Easels, Silk Screen Squeegees & Frames, T-Squares,  Picture Frames, Framed Art Posters,  Artist Brushes and additional artist supplies..PHOTOGRAPHS:  Numerous Photographs of Commercial Ships and Ships Underway, 1913 Photograph Album,  Portraits, Kodak Carousel Slide Projector and lots of slides….

VERY LARGE QUANTITY of BOOKS. Many highly illustrated hard cover books!

Nautical, Disasters at Sea, Hitlers War Ships,  Royal Navy, Naval Combat, Ship Wrecks, Great Lakes Ships, Fighting Ships, Wooden Ships, America, Civil War, The Holocaust,  Zeppelin’s & Air Ships,  Military/Commercial & Propeller Aircraft,  Art Appreciation and Instruction,  Nature, Wildlife & Wilderness, American Locomotives, Railways & Trains, Cathedrals & Churches of Europe, Old West, Illustrated World Histories,   American Barns, Mathew Brady, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cookbooks, Paperbacks, bound yearly National Geographic 1929 to 2014. Books in every room, very large selection!

MODERN & MISC.:  2-Steel Blueprint or Map Cabinets, Samsung HDMI 32” TV,   Open Bookcases,  CD Movies, Modern Lighting, few Hand Tools & Hardware,  over 50 Scale Model Cars and Trucks,  unmentioned articles.


The Old Hotel Could Be Hiding Many Treasures!

Terms:  Cash or good check auction day.  NO Buyers Fee, You Pay What You Bid.    Positive Id required.  Food available.


Ottie:  P.O. Box 504, Logan, OH 43138.   Telephone 740-385-7195.  Email:

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