News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Aberdeen, Mississippi
Friday, June 24, 2005
5:00 p.m. (CST)
Downtown Auctin Facility (313 E. Commerce St.)
Saturday, June 25, 2005
9:00 a.m. (CST)
Adams-French Mansion (301 N. Meridian St.)
Aberdeen is located 130 miles southeast of Memphis, TN on US 45
Stevens Auction Company has been commissioned to sell the contents of four distinguished estates from Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas. A highlight of this auction will be a one-of-a-kind, 11-foot tall, Rosewood, four-piece, half-tester bed room suite (from an estate in New Orleans) which was made by Joshua Jones, of Cincinnati Ohio, per special request for the Carroll Family of Carrollton, LA, after whom the City of New Orleans annexed Carrollton in 1874 and named Carrollton Avenue. On Friday, at our Downtown Auction Facility, we will only be offering at auction the magnificent lifetime collection of Moser and other art glassware from the estate of Boyce and Betty Bateman, of Rector, Arkansas. On Saturday, at the Adams-French Mansion, we will be offering numerous, incredible Victorian bedroom suites, Victorian parlor furniture, marvelous lamps, remarkable clocks, a fabulous assortment of Flow Blue, and a myriad of other exquisite antiques. We will also be selling items from the estate of Robert Bowman and his wife, Madg. They entertained royally in their lovely home in Midnight and were prominent citizens of the area. Having lived to the ripe old age of 97, he was one of the Delta's leading planters. Robert Bowman was born in Yazoo County, Mississippi, in 1907. In 1925 he went to the Delta and worked in a store in Louise, soon buying into the business. From that point he and his partner went into farming. They eventually owned several thousand acres of prime farmland including Green Hill, Oxmead, and Straight Bayou plantations. The lovely silver pieces are from this estate.
This is going to be a two-day auction! It is imperative that interested bidders continually check our website for updated pictures of the extraordinary items to be offered at this auction. Reserved seating and special seating arrangements will be available for those interested, with advanced arrangements. If you are unable to attend in person, it will be possible to bid live online at www.liveauctioneers.com. However, registration for bidding online will not be available until a week before the day of the auction. Additionally, phone bids will be welcome with advanced arrangements. Shipping can be arranged for bidders who are unable to transport items purchased the day of the auction.
Both auction facilities will be open for previewing on Friday, June 24, 2005. For Adams French times will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and for the Downtown Facility they will be 9:00 a.m. through the Auction. For accommodations in Aberdeen, please call the Best Western Aberdeen Inn at (662) 369-4343. However, lodging is limited, and we additionally recommend reviewing a list of accommodations and restaurants in Columbus, MS at the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Columbus is only 23 miles from Aberdeen.
Terms: Cash, All major credit