Nostalgia Furniture

Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2011
County Road 53 North, Ethelsville, Alabama, 35461 (near Columbus, MS)
Located 2 miles east of State line on US Hwy. 82

Due to the amount of items we have to sell, this is a two day auction. Auction starts Friday, April 29th at 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM. On Saturday Auction begins at 10:00 AM until we have are finished.

The auction will still be held. We were spared, but many around us have suffered loss of lives and homes. Our prayers go out to all our neighbors.

If you are having problems getting hotel accommodations for the Auction, call Stevens Auction Company at 662-369-2200.

Stevens Auction will be liquidating the contents of the nationally known furniture makers, Nostalgia Furniture, a family-owned Southern business that personified entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and perseverance. Nostalgia started up from humble beginnings in 1990, when Mike and Martha Ellis came out of retirement to consider opening a family furniture shop in downtown Columbus, Mississippi. After seeing an Indonesian collection in Atlanta, they were hooked.

As they invested more, their business grew from one shop in Columbus to another in Birmingham, Alabama. Never settling for anything less than the very best, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis traveled to Indonesia to learn for themselves how to make a better product for their customers. Then, after they gained a partner out of San Francisco, California, they began working from a factory, which had approximately 250 well-trained employees.

Quality was the number one priority from beginning to end, and in the peak of business, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were shipping 200 to 300 pieces a week, each piece a superior, high quality product. They had businesses in North Carolina, Georgia, California and Mississippi, and they were featured in several national magazines for their contributions to the furniture industry in the United States.

However, after September 11, 2011, their investment in Jakarta ran into a number of deep and troubling disruptions, eventually leading to the closing of their Indonesian venture. The furniture we will be selling was made at the peak of their success. All of this merchandise was made from kiln-dried Mahogany and Teakwood; every piece is top quality and intended to last a lifetime.

The open house preview will be on Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on auction day. For auction information and photos of the items to be offered, please go to our website: For information not found online or for a free brochure, call our office at (662) 369-2200 or e-mail us at Phone bids are always welcome with advanced arrangements. Refreshments will be available on auction day.

Terms: Cash, All major credit cards or pre-approved check. All sales final with no warranty expressed or implied. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over all written material. A 12% Buyers Premium charged on the total purchase price, with a 2% discount for Cash, Business/Personal Checks, with proper I.D., or Wire Transfer. A 7% sales tax will be charged on all merchandise sold. The only exception is for those with a valid & verifiable state resale number. For out of state buyers: you must have a copy of your tax certificate or other proof that you are a tax-exempt business owner/agent. Not responsible for accidents.


John Dwight Stevens, Auctioneer

MS A.L. #349; AL A.L. #1855

Follow this link to view items being auctioned.