FOUND > Attic Jeans Fetch $18,000 on eBay

1920s Levi's Discovered in Southern California Attic

Photos of Levi's sold on eBay.
March 10, 2018
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

LOS ANGELES  –  A pair of Vintage Levi's Jeans, discovered in an attic, have fetched $17,999 on eBay.

The Levi's, listed in a seven day auction with a starting price of $12,000, were described by the Southern California seller as being from the 1920s, and having:

“Dark blue suspender buttons no red tag size 30x30. Minor wear spots on back pocket. Just found in SoCal attic stashed away after 75 years."

Vintage Levi's are some of the most sought after items among vintage clothing collectors. Prices can soar to astronomical levels for an extremely rare pair.

Last year we did a story of a rare pair of 124-year-old Levi's, discovered in an antique cedar chest. Those jeans, reportedly in mint unworn condition. They were estimated to be worth $100,000.

However, sometimes even Levi's in poor condition can be valuable. On American Pickers, (Season 17, Episode 01, The $90,000 Question). Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, discovered a stash of really beat up jeans (video below).

American pickers, Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe find beat up old Levi's.

Some of the Levi's Mike and Frank found, were dated back to the 1930s, and valued between $600 - $800 (high retail) despite their poor condition. The video is worth watching because of the tips for identifying vintage Levi's.

5 BIDDERS & 6 BIDS

At the end of the auction for the Levi's in this story... 5 bidders placed 6 bids, boosting the price from $12,000 to $17,999 in the week long auction. The eBay item number is: 142703612385

TOP 25: LEVI'S AUCTIONS ONLINE

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Levis 502 0117 Jeans NOS Big E 1960s True Vintage 29/32.5 Redline USA 501 xx New

High Bid: $440.39
Bids: 14
Time Left:
2d 20h 7m


Levi’s Big E Salvage Red Line Rivet Pockets Woman's Jeans No Leather Tag Vintage

High Bid: $213.50
Bids: 12
Time Left:
2d 23h 45m


Vintage Levi's 501 Jeans ~ New Old Stock ~ Deadstock

High Bid: $202.50
Bids: 4
Time Left:
3d 37m


LOT OF 12 VINTAGE CHAMBRAY SHIRTS 60s 70s NOVELTY PATCH SEWN PAINTED UNISEX MENS

High Bid: $201.50
Bids: 8
Time Left:
3d 21h 5m


Levis 1960s Big E 557 XX 48" XL True Vintage Trucker Denim Jacket Type lll 501

High Bid: $192.59
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 22h 36m


VINTAGE NOS 1987 LEVI'S 501 Shrink To Fit DENIM BLUE JEANS USA Deadstock 32 x 34

High Bid: $142.50
Bids: 4
Time Left:
4d 2h 40m


Vintage Early 1960's Levi's 501 - Big E Jeans

High Bid: $113.50
Bids: 4
Time Left:
3d 1h 49m


Vintage 50's Levi's 501 ZXX BIG E Hidden Rivet Selvedge Denim Cut-off JEANS

High Bid: $105.50
Bids: 3
Time Left:
5h 51m


LVC Levi’s Vintage Clothing 501 Z XX 1954 Selvedge

High Bid: $94.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
3h 53m


Early 1950's Levi's 501XX Denim Jeans Redline 'J' Button Big E Actual 29x29 GUC

High Bid: $84.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
4d 21h 44m


LVC Levi’s Vintage Clothing 501 XX 1955 Selvedge

High Bid: $79.01
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3h 54m


LOT OF 8 VINTAGE LEVIS DENIM JACKETS JEAN JACKET USA MADE 90s BLUE SLVERTAB MENS

High Bid: $71.01
Bids: 12
Time Left:
2d 17h 5m


VTG 1980s LEVI'S 501XX Single Stitch Denim Jeans USA 35 X 34

High Bid: $69.95
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 23h 26m


Vintage Big E 501 Button Fly Levi Jeans 32 31, 32/31 blue denim 1970's ?

High Bid: $61.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 21h 3m


Vintage Levis 501 Button Fly Denim Jeans 30x30

High Bid: $60.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
3d 3h 37m


MENS VINTAGE LEVIS DENIM JEANS BIG E SELVAGE INDIGO SINGLE STITCH 35 X 33 TALON

High Bid: $50.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
7d 21h 49m


Levis Big E Wool Lined Jean Jacket 521 Buttons

High Bid: $47.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
3d 22h 54m


VINTAGE NOS 1987 LEVI'S 501 DENIM BLUE JEANS Deadstock 28 x 34 AS IS STAIN

High Bid: $35.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 3h 8m


Vintage Levi's 1981 National Sports Festival Ringer Tee T-Shirt

High Bid: $35.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
4d 6h 44m


LEVIS NOW! DESIGNS Vintage 70s Denim Backpack Red Strap Tote Bag Purse 501 Jeans

High Bid: $31.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 2h 22m


NOS Vintage Levis 550 0217 Made USA 1981 Stiff Indigo Denim Jeans 36/30

High Bid: $26.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
3d 2h 44m


Vintage*Orange*BIG E*Zip*Levis*Jeans*Women*Men*Nice*

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3h 49m


levis bellbottom cords 32x33

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
16h 51m


Vintage Levi’s Kids Jacket (SIZE 10 KIDS)

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 2h 17m


Vintage Levi’s Kids Jacket (KIDS SIZE 8)

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 2h 35m