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

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Original Vintage 1940s Levi’s Jacket Type 1 Pocket Buckle Back

High Bid: $548.33
Bids: 9
Time Left:
2d 6h 4m


MENS VINTAGE LEVIS CORDUROY JACKET MENS SIZE 44 BROWN WHITE TAB SNAP BUTTONS

High Bid: $510.00
Bids: 36
Time Left:
1d 12m


Vtg 60’s LEVIS Big E 505 Red Tab SINGLE Stitch #5 42 TALON Denim JEANS 👖 40

High Bid: $306.00
Bids: 36
Time Left:
5h 59m


Original 1930's Levi 506XX Type 1 Denim Jacket Silver Cinchback Pin Buckle Big E

High Bid: $255.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
4d 23h 56m


Vintage Big E Levis Jeans. Red Line Selvedge. Single Side Red Tab.

High Bid: $251.50
Bids: 14
Time Left:
5d 23h 28m


VTG Levis 501 Redline Selvedge Single Stitch #6 Indigo Jeans 27x28 RARE No Big E

High Bid: $203.50
Bids: 16
Time Left:
11h 44m


Genuine Vintage LEVI'S Type II Mens Jean Jacket Vntg Vtg Selvedge Denim ca. 1955

High Bid: $186.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
5d 30m


Vintage 80s Levis Ringer T shirt, USA olympics Large

High Bid: $65.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
6h 57m


LEVIS 501'S BUTTON-FLY RED-LINE FADED BLUE DENIM JEANS SZ 32"W 29" L #477

High Bid: $65.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
3d 2h 52m


Vintage Single Stitched Red Line Selvedge Levi’s 501 30 X 30

High Bid: $61.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 6h 18m


Vintage Original 1970s Levi’s Big E White Tab Denim Jacket Light Blue Size 46

High Bid: $50.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
1d 5h 17m


Vintage Levis 501 Backpack Tote Bag Denim Jeans Now Designs San Francisco USA

High Bid: $49.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 6h 47m


VTG Levis 501 Redline Selvedge Chain Stitch Indigo Jeans Light 32x34

High Bid: $48.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
3d 8h 25m


Vintage Levis Big E 1950s Side Zipper Shorts Clam Digger Denim Family Deadstock

High Bid: $46.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
1h 10m


Vtg 70s Levi 501 Redline Denim Jeans Selvedge Faded Measure 28x34

High Bid: $45.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 9h 46m


Levis Talon 42 Vintage Orange Tab Flares Bell Bottom Pants Vintage Levis Talon42

High Bid: $43.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
2d 3h 58m


VINTAGE 1970'S LEVI'S STRAUSS & CO DENIM 501 WORKWEAR 2 HANDLE TOTE BAG SHOPPER

High Bid: $41.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
4d 6h 56m


Vintage 70s Levi Denim Jacket Blazer Big E Orange Tab Womens Large Breasted Vtg

High Bid: $29.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
7h 45m


VTG 1977’ Womens Levis Blue Denim Bell Bottom Jeans size 5. High Waisted. NOS

High Bid: $27.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
3d 7h 50m


Vintage LEVI'S pearl snap denim Western Rockabilly shirt Med orange tab Made USA

High Bid: $26.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 2h 51m


VtG 80s Levi's * Sport Jeans * Acid Wash Blue Trim 28 x 32 Jeans *RARE*

High Bid: $24.95
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1h 9m


Vintage Levis White sherpa denim jean jacket Men’s size S USA San Francisco 80’s

High Bid: $23.60
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 13h 19m


LEVI'S 20634 5113 men 36 X 31 blue jean denim Western pant VTG 1970s bell bottom

High Bid: $22.50
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 21h 32m


Lot Of 2 Vintage Levi Garrett Large Patch Camo Trucker Hats Chewing Tobacco USA

High Bid: $20.50
Bids: 2
Time Left:
5d 9h 54m


Vintage 80s Levi's USA Olympic Long Sleeve Hoodie Tee T-Shirt Medium

High Bid: $20.50
Bids: 2
Time Left:
5d 10h 5m