A trademark white suit and clip-on string bow-tie once belonging to Kentucky Fried Chicken founder, fast food pioneer and American corporate icon Colonel Harlan Sanders, sold for $21,510.00 on June 22 in Dallas, as part of Heritage Auctions’ Signature Americana & Political Auction, double the pre-auction estimate of $10,000. That's certainly not chicken feed!
“It’s impossible to think of Colonel Sanders, or KFC, without thinking of this white suit,” crows Kathleen Guzman, a Managing Director with Heritage Auctions. “To this day, 33 years after his death, the Colonel is just as popular and recognizable as ever. In terms of Pop Culture collectibles, it doesn’t get much better than this.”
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