Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10 a.m.
2267 North Highland Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
In The Odyssey, Ulysses said, “I am part of all that I have met.” The Old English Inn of Jackson, Tennessee is, likewise, part of all those who have stayed within its walls. Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush stayed there. Bob Hope, Dolly Parton, George Harrison, Johnny & June Cash, Kenny Rogers, Jane Seymour & Ray Charles stayed there. Families on vacation, friends on road trips, and colleagues on business have stayed there. Now, you can own a piece of the history that has filled this Inn over the last three decades.
The Tudor-style Inn, built in 1977 by Bill Barr, is filled with authentic, English antiques, some pre-dating the birth of the United States. Those items, of the Jacobean era of King James I are exceptionally rare pieces, found in museums . . . great houses of the United Kingdom . . . and the Old English Inn. Mr. Barr spared no expense in his painstaking journey to recreate English history right here in the South.
All the antiquities from the Inn will be offered at public auction, including the rare Jacobean pieces; antiques from English cathedrals, castles and pub houses; as well as all those items from the Presidential suite. This auction will present bidders with a bird’s eye view into our nation’s past. And, in addition to the antiques from the Inn, there will be hundreds of other items offered, including, four poster beds, English prints, English pewter, Royal Doulton china, brass lamps, dining chairs, and many, many other pieces that could only be found in the Old English Inn.
It is imperative to note, also, that following the conclusion of this auction; a portion of this bastion of history will be torn down, forever lost to future generations. So, mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss this.
The proceeds from this auction will go to the Jerry Drace Evangelistic Association for the printing of the Hope for the Home Bible, www.HopefortheHome.org. There are no reserves in this auction. The auction will be held, rain or shine, under large tents. Reserved seating will be available with advanced arrangements. Auction information and new images of items to be offered are continually updated on our website: www.stevensauction.com. For information not found online, please call our office at (662) 369-2200 or email us at email@example.com. Phone bids are always welcome with advanced arrangements. Refreshments will be available the day of auction. The auction facility will be open for preview on Friday, July 24, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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. Not responsible for accidents.
P.O. Box 58
Aberdeen, MS 39730
MS A.L. #349; TN A.L. #6042
John Dwight Stevens, Auctioneer
Selling the South’s Finest Antiques