Texas auction house sells KFC founder's suit
DALLAS (AP) - The president of Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan has purchased the trademark white suit worn by company founder "Colonel" Harland Sanders at auction for US$21,510 (S$27,461)
Masao "Charlie" Watanabe put on the suit and black string tie after placing the winning bid on Saturday at the Heritage Auctions event in Dallas.
Nr Watanabe said statues of Sanders are in front of most KFC restaurants in Japan. He plans to display the suit at a restaurant in Tokyo.
Earlier on Saturday, leg irons that restrained abolitionist John Brown after his failed 1859 raid on a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, W. Va., sold for US$13,145. The winning bidder declined to be identified.