John Dwight Stevens
609 N. Meridian Street
PO Box 58
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: (662) 369-2200
John Dwight Stevens began Stevens Auction Company because of a lifelong interest in antiques and architecture. A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a liberal arts degree in business, Stevens early on developed a love for fine furniture and accessories that has served him well in his chosen profession, the marketing and selling of 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 later helped organize the Mississippi Auctioneers Association.
During its early years, the Auction Company sold anything requested, from grocery stores to farm equipment, as well as antiques, operating with the steadfast support of the Stevens sisters and auctions staff. However, over the last 20 years, Stevens has become a specialist in the marketing and selling of antiques in particular, as well as the organization and management of large estate auctions. With his immense network of consignors and loyal bidders, Stevens now holds antiques auctions throughout the Southeastern United States, and is considered one of the leading antique experts in the region. He is in great demand for appraisals and large estate auctions, and he still relies on his family to help him create his one-of-a-kind auctions. The familyís professionalism, discretion, and efficiency are unmatched in the region.
Since the late 1980ís, Stevens has sold tens of millions of dollars worth of rare antiques, fine porcelains, oil paintings, Persian rugs, Chinese 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. Buyers delight in finding many rare collectibles and mint-condition, pre-civil-war, one-of-a-kind furnishings at Stevensí events.
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-site at some of the most prominent old homes in the South or in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Buyers drive, fly or call in from around the world, after viewing Stevensí website, brochures, or advertisements in nation-wide periodicals.
Stevensí Aberdeen Auction Facility is near the heart of Historic Downtown Aberdeen, only blocks from Main Street. The building has over 12,000 square feet, plenty of parking as well as loading, with industry-standard loading docks, and numerous restrooms. Stevens has included renovated office space, an indoor concession stand, plenty of seating, a larger auction block, a first class heating-cooling system, and a state of the art, 24-hour digital surveillance system.
Call (662-369-2200) or email (email@example.com) him if he and his family may serve you in any professional capacity.