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Colonel Sanders Memorabilia Gets Auctioned Off By KFC For Charity (PHOTOS)

Months after a white suit belonging to KFC founder Colonel Sanders sold at auction for a whopping $21,510, KFC is cashing in on the interest with a larger memorabilia auction. Proceeds will benefit Feeding America, a hunger relief organization, and the World Food Programme.

So what's on the auction block? Seventeen items that previously sat collecting dust in a secure underground storage facility in Louisville, Ken. They include some quirky items, like a Colonel Sanders portrait made of leather and a weathervane in his likeness, as well as the Colonel's invitation to the White House from President Jimmy Carter and a key to the city of St. Louis.

At time of publication, there were still serious deals to be had. That leather portrait? The highest bid was only $50. The weathervane, however, was already at $500.

Below, take a look at some of the most interesting items. Head over to Heritage Auctions for the full list.

  • Colonel Sanders Figural North-Rite Pen
    It's a pen with Colonel Sanders's face on it! Heck yeah, that's awesome.
    Heritage Auctions
    It's a pen with Colonel Sanders's face on it! Heck yeah, that's awesome.
  • Key To The City Of St. Louis
    In case you lost yours.
    Heritage Auctions
    In case you lost yours.
  • Medallion Presented To Colonel Sanders By President Nixon
    Tricky Dick must have really liked fried chicken.
    Heritage Auctions
    Tricky Dick must have really liked fried chicken.
  • Congressional Record Of Colonel Sanders's Death
    Sadsies.
    Heritage Auctions
    Sadsies.
  • White House Invitation From President Jimmy Carter
    Guess who was also invited? THE POPE. Seriously.
    Heritage Auction
    Guess who was also invited? THE POPE. Seriously.
  • Colonel Sanders Weathervane
    Instead of telling you which way the wind is blowing, it points you toward the nearest KFC. (Not really. But it should.)
    Heritage Auctions
    Instead of telling you which way the wind is blowing, it points you toward the nearest KFC. (Not really. But it should.)
  • Leather Portrait Of Colonel Sanders
    The Colonel looks good in leather. That came out wrong.
    Heritage Auctions
    The Colonel looks good in leather. That came out wrong.
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