auction details

Auction Type: Absolute Estate Auction

Location: 103 April Lane, Shelbyville, TN 37160(Get Directions)

Owner: Estate of Herbert and Shelby Nichols

Directions: From Shelbyville take Madison Street (Highway 41A South) toward Tullahoma. Take a left onto Richland Drive Then right onto April Lane. Look for signs.

Mid century styled home with great layout, cathedral ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, over 2600 sq. ft., in ground gas heated pool, huge master suite with his/hers closets, kitchen, den, dining room, 2 car garage plus a guest house with basement, 2 bedrooms,3 full baths, a like new storage building, mature trees all sitting on a dead end street.

Also selling an adjacent  1 acre/+ separate building lot with mature trees

Directions:  From Shelbyville take Madison Street (Highway 41A South) toward Tullahoma.  Take a left onto Richland Drive Then right onto April Lane.  Look for signs.

Auctioneers Note: We are honored to hold the estate auction of Mr. Herbert and Mrs. Shelby Nichols. Mrs. Nichols was the company nurse for Jack Daniel’s Distillery for over 26 years. She started working at the distillery in the early 1970’s and retired in 1996. She and Mr. Nichols have a lifetime of tools, household items, furniture and enormous collection of memorabilia from Jack Daniels.  If you are a collector, you need to come to this auction. It’s the most comprehensive collection of Jack Daniel’s items we have ever seen offered at a public auction. Don’t miss this one!!!

**Jack Daniels items will not be on the premises until the day of the sale.**

Terms:  Real Estate:  20% Cash or good check day of sale.  Balance due in 30 days.  Possession given with deed.

Personal Property:  Cash or approved check day of sale.

Concessions Available

No buyer's premium - What you bid is what you pay!

Homes built prior to 1978 may contain lead based paint.  This ad serves notice to anyone to conduct an assessment prior to auction.

available items


  • Silver cornet bottles
  • Gold medal bottles
  • Maxwell House bottles
  • Riverboat bottles
  • Belle of Lincoln bottles
  • Jack Daniel shot glass (metal)
  • Numerous shot glasses
  • Ball caps
  • Ties
  • Long sleeve T shirts
  • Short sleeve T shirts
  • Denim button up shirt
  • Set of 4 coffee mugs
  • Many coffee mugs
  • Swizzle sticks
  • Golf towels
  • Table cloths
  • Lynchburg Lemonade pickle jar dispenser
  • Party packs
  • Playing cards
  • Flask
  • Crock lamp
  • Matches
  • Outdoor camping chair
  • Director's chair
  • Towels
  • Napkins
  • Tins and vintage trays
  • Genie bottles
  • Wooden ammo box
  • Insulated vest
  • Coasters
  • Water bottles
  • Spring water bottles
  • Belt
  • Horse feed cap
  • Barnwood clock
  • 5 Inch Gold Medal glasses
  • Gentleman Jack polo shirt
  • Boxes for Gold Medal, Riverboat, Belle of Lincoln, Maxwell House & Silver Cornet
  • Umbrellas
  • Centennial glasses
  • Wyooter Hooter glasses
  • Gentleman Jack glasses
  • Gold Medal glasses
  • Tennessee squire glasses
  • Lynchburg Lemonade glasses
  • Shaving mugs
  • Square drinking glasses
  • Tennessee squire hi ball glasses
  • Gentleman Jack hi ball glasses
  • Books about Jack Daniels
  • Labels, stickers & old bottling labels


  • Mounted sailfish
  • Vintage children's metal toys
  • Figurines
  • Vintage board games & toys (Flea Circus, Hoopla, Operation, Lite Brite)-like new in boxes
  • Tonka toys
  • Johnny West (doll in box)
  • German beer steins
  • Lenox collector figurines
  • Lenox jewelry box
  • Aristocraft 17 piece train set
  • Vintage musical jolly champ
  • Boy Scout canteen
  • Milk crates
  • Red Diamond wooden explosive box
  • Glass insulators
  • Flat top steamer trunk
  • German WWII helmet


  • Duncan Phyfe dining table and chairs
  • Wicker chairs and rockers
  • Multiple bedroom suits
  • Side tables and end tables
  • Sofas
  • Armoire
  • Desk and chair


  • Air tank
  • 16 Gallon shop vac
  • Electric Toro blower
  • Numerous hand tools
  • Craftsman drill
  • Rotozip saw
  • Blowers
  • Weed Eaters
  • Car ramps
  • Bench grinder
  • Step stool
  • Metal extension ladder


  • Glass ware
  • Candy dishes
  • Kenmore dehumidifier
  • Clothes steamer (in box)
  • Blue Ball jars
  • Coffee makers
  • Bread makers
  • Crock pot
  • Mini fridge
  • Kenmore vacuum cleaner


  • Golf club sets
  • Mirrors
  • Picnic table & chairs
  • Boxes of books
  • Telescope set/Super eyes
  • Baskets
  • Electric blanket, sheets, linens
  • HP 2610 fax, copier, scanner
  • Surround sound speaker system
  • Dell desktop computer
  • Patio table & chairs
  • Canes, walking sticks
  • Lamps
  • Coal oil lamps
  • Walkers
  • Ironing board
  • Crutches
  • Stationary bikes
  • Wheel chair
  • Filing cabinets
  • Raleigh mountain bike
  • Valet stand
  • Ski poles
  • Fans
  • Reddy blower heater
  • Golf club caddy
  • Tackle box and tackle
  • Fishing poles adn fly rods
  • Lanterns
  • Shotgun reloader

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