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Buy a suit worn by Colonel Sanders? Bidding is underway on this auction site.

Colonel Harland Sanders, left, with Wade Franklin and Howard Reineman at a gathering of travel editors at Reineman's Crown Crest Farm in May 1954.
Colonel Harland Sanders, left, with Wade Franklin and Howard Reineman at a gathering of travel editors at Reineman's Crown Crest Farm in May 1954.

If you want to dress as Colonel Sanders for Halloween as authentically as possible, or if you simply want a rarity from his wardrobe, one of his suits for sale on Lelands.com could pique your interest.

The 1967 personally-worn suit from the Kentucky Fried Chicken founder is up for auction on the memorabilia website, and the bid as of Tuesday afternoon was at $2,143. The cotton suit features a jacket, shirt and pants, all worn by Sanders, along with a tie for display purposes.

The auction began earlier this month and will continue until Aug. 17.

In the last 20 years of Sanders’ life, which ended in 1980, suits like this one were the only thing he wore in public, according to Today.com.

Previous auctions for white suits worn by Sanders sold anywhere from $21,510 in Dallas to the KFC Japan president, to $80,000 to a KFC franchise organization in 2002.

Beginning January 28, ads featuring entertainer Reba McEntire will air on television and computer screens nationwide to promote KFC’s new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken.

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