Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 27, 2014

Jenkins estate sale this weekend

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Last fall, in an attempt to appear cooperative, Sandy Jenkins signed away ownership claims on most of his personal possessions, including cars, houses, knick-knacks and jewelry.

On Friday, the bulk of those personal items will go on sale in an estate sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Jenkins’ former home, 1235 West Third Avenue in Corsicana.

Among the stuff up for grabs are gold and silver jewelry, divers watches, collector pens, a couple of 14K gold Dunhill lighters, a Cartier silver cigarette case, and an ancient coin collection.

In terms of furniture, there is a formal dining set with eight chairs, a Henredon sleigh bed and chest of drawers, a queen bed with a Håstens mattress (a Swedish brand of handmade mattresses), a demilune or half-moon shaped mirror, an antique sideboard, several china cabinets, an Atmos clock, half a dozen curio and display cabinets, and side tables. In all, the listing has 70 various pieces of furniture for sale.

The art collection includes some lovely oil paintings, mostly of landscapes, as well as a frighteningly large Hummel figurines collection.

Kay Jenkins was a former caterer, so spent a lot of money on glass, crystal, china, small appliances and serving ware, much of it from Williams Sonoma and other name brand makers.

Among Kay’s personal possessions are the jewelry, and a collection of purses and bags by Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and scarves by Vuitton, Burberry and more.

The sale is being organized by Garitty Auctions of Frost, and although they’ve advertised the sale on estatesales.net, and in the Corsicana Daily Sun’s classified ads section, they said they were legally prevented from talking about it to the press.

The sale will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Collin Street Bakery, in an effort to reclaim some of the $16.8 million Jenkins allegedly stole while working for the bakery.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “sound off” to this article? E-mail: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com