Bidding now open for Benny’s memorabilia


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — Bidding is now open for hundreds of pieces of memorabilia from the former Benny’s headquarters.

Benny’s, which was founded in 1924, shuttered its doors in 2017. Items for sale range from old office equipment and furniture to Benny’s paint-stirring sticks and a pair of moose antlers.

Read The Full List of Auction Items »

Thousands of Benny’s bags are also available in both paper and plastic. What may be the oldest item up for auction is a cash register dating back to 1937.

Arnold Bromberg, co-owner of Benny’s said it’s likely from the Park Avenue Cranston store.

Potential bidders, including John Pereira of Lincoln, had the chance to inspect the items Tuesday at Benny’s headquarters in Smithfield.

“It’s a Rhode Island icon, so we’ll miss it,” Pereira said.

This is the second auction of items from the retailer. Last June, Corio auctioned off more than 2,000 items for the remains of the family-owned business.

Those interested in bidding on any of the items can do so on the SJ Corio Company’s website. Bidding closes Thursday at noon.

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