John Dwight Stevens began Stevens Auction Company, in Aberdeen, MI, because of a lifelong interest in antiques and architecture. A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a liberal arts degree in business, Stevens developed early on a love for fine furniture and accessories that has served him well in his chosen profession, the marketing and selling of the South’s finest antiques.
After deciding to turn what had been a hobby into a profession, he attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, from which he graduated as a certified auctioneer. In 1984, he founded Stevens Auction Company, and became an active member of the National Auctioneers Association and helped organize the Mississippi Auctioneers Association (MS Lic. #349).
Today, his one-of-a-kind auctions are comprised of only hand-picked estates and antiques, chosen specifically for their provenance and excellence. The company holds estate auctions numerous times a year on location at some of the most prominent old homes in the South. As a result, Stevens now sells choice real estate as well some of the finest antiques found on today’s market. Buyers delight in finding many rare collectibles and mint-condition, pre-Civil-War, one-of-a-kind furnishings at Stevens’ events.
Auctions are held year round on-site, even in less-than-fair weather under huge tents. Buyers drive, fly or call in from around the world, after viewing Stevens’ Web site (www.stevensauction.com), brochures, or advertisements in nationwide periodicals.
John Dwight Stevens is now considered one of the leading antique experts in the Mid-South and is in great demand for appraisals and large estate auctions. In the past ten years Stevens has sold millions of dollars worth of rare antiques, fine porcelains, oil paintings, Persian rugs, china, works of art, rare clocks, American Indian art, old dolls, antique automobiles, both foreign and domestic glassware plus some of the finest old homes in the South.
The auction location, at 609 N. Meridian Street, has over 12,000 square feet and was outfitted specifically to house Stevens’ one-of-a-kind antique auctions. With renovated office space, an indoor concession stand, numerous restrooms, plenty of seating, a larger auction block, plenty of parking, loading docks, and a first class heating-cooling system, it is a fitting beginning to a new chapter in the history of John Dwight Stevens and Stevens Auction Company. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly at 662-369-2200, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.