Five estates to be sold by Stevens Auction, January 10 Five estates from prominent old families in the Southeastern United States will be sold at auction Saturday, Jan. 10, by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss. The sale will begin promptly at 9 am
and several marble mantel clocks – all from around the 1880s); 19th-century lighting, to include astral and aragon lamps; original artwork, to include Southern portraits; china; porcelain; Sevres; and Limoges.
Reserve seating is available, with advance arrangements. Same for phone bids. Refreshments will be available the day of auction, at the on-site concession stand. For accommodations, please call the Best Western Aberdeen Inn, at (662) 369-4343. Terms are cash, all major credit cards or pre-approved check. All sales are final. The buyer's premium of 12 percent will be applied to all purchases.
Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (662) 369-2200. Or, you may e-mail them at email@example.com. Most of the firm's auctions are conducted at the showroom facility in Aberdeen, but Mr. Stevens has also held numerous on-site auctions throughout the Southeastern states.
Mr. Stevens founded Stevens Auction Company in 1984 out of a lifelong interest in antiques and architecture. He turned what had been a hobby into a full-time profession, attending the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, Mo., from which he graduated as a certified appraiser. He joined the National Auctioneers Association and later helped organize the Mississippi Auctioneers Association.
In the early days, Stevens Auction Company sold anything and everything, from grocery stores to farm equipment. But over the years, the firm became specialists in the marketing and selling of antiques, as well as the organization and management of large estate auctions. Today, the company holds estate auctions at some of the most prominent old homes in the South, not just in Aberdeen, Miss.
In June 2002, Stevens Auction Company purchased the historic Adams-French Mansion, at 301 Meridian Street in Aberdeen, to be its premier auction facility. A fire gutted the mansion in June 2006, and since then Mr. Stevens has spent time and money restoring and refurbishing the home to its original splendor. Now, with the restoration complete, Mr. Stevens uses the mansion as his primary residence.
For more information about Stevens Auction Company and the Jan. 10 multi-estate sale, please visit www.stevensauction.com. Or, you may call them at (662) 369-2200.