Colonel Sanders Weathervane Being Auctioned Off For $500, Along with Other Awesome KFC Artifacts

Until recently, these pieces of KFC memorabilia were locked away in a secure underground cavern in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Colonel Sanders "Quality" Plaque Opening bid: $100Inscribed: "Quality, Service and Cleanliness is the only basis for a good business. Colonel Harland Sanders".
  • Colonel Sanders Weathervane Opening bid: $500This Colonel Sanders double-sided weathervane is made from lithographed steel. It was at one time common on top of KFC restaurants in the U.S. It likely dates back to the 1960s.
  • Colonel Sanders Figural North-Rite Pen Opening bid: $75The North-Rite pen has a pocket clip with Colonel Sanders' image on the clip. The barrel of the pen is printed with International Headquarters, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Shelbyville, KY. KFC Headquarters moved from Shelbyville to Nashville, Tennessee in approximately 1964, so that gives an indication of the age of this item.
  • Key to the city of St. Louis presented to Colonel Sanders Opening bid: $75The Key to City of St. Louis was presented to the Colonel when he was 85 years of age. The inscription reads "Presented to Colonel Harland Sanders, America's Outstanding Senior Citizen, whose initiative and determination are a continuing source of inspiration and example to older people everywhere. From the Senior Volunteer Association of St. Louis, May 5, 1976."
  • Leather Portrait of Colonel Sanders Opening bid: $50The Leather Portrait of Colonel Sanders is hand-tooled and framed. We know nothing about this portrait, except it is unique. Definitely one of a kind.
  • Colonel Sanders' White House Invitation from President Jimmy Carter Opening bid: $100This White House invitation from President Jimmy Carter was for the Colonel and Mrs. Sanders to attend a reception on Oct. 6, 1979, on the occasion of the visit of Pope John Paul II. The envelope in which the invitation was mailed (from the White House) is attached to the back of the frame.

Last June, Colonel Sanders’ famous white suit sold for $21,510 at an auction. Now, KFC is auctioning historical artifacts once owned by Colonel Sanders to raise money for hunger relief. The 17 pieces include a Colonel Sanders weathervane from the 1960s (starting bid: $500), a key to the city of St. Louis presented to Colonel Sanders (opening bid: $75), and a White House Invitation from President Jimmy Carter to the colonel (opening bid: $100). Until recently, these pieces of KFC memorabilia were locked away in a secure underground cavern in Louisville, Kentucky.

All proceed from the auction will benefit the World Food Programme and Feeding AmericaThe auction is live on ha.com/kfc through October 28th—so start bidding!

And click through the gallery to see the most awesome Colonel Sanders memorabilia which we think you should bid on ASAP.

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