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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Vtg 1960s Levi's 501 Jeans Big E Redline Selvedge Button Fly Dark Wash

High Bid: $1,309.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
2d 8h 16m


Levis Big E Vintage 506XX Type 1 Denim Jacket Blouse Buckle Back 1940s

High Bid: $1,059.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
6d 1h 13m


True Vintage Levi's 506XX Type 1 Big E Buckle Back One Pocket Denim Jean Jacket

High Bid: $570.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
6d 1h 38m


Vintage. Original LEVI's Boys Red Line W 26"x L 28" Dark Color

High Bid: $515.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
2d 7h 43m


True Vintage 50s 60s 501 Levi’s Hidden Rivets Selvedge Big E Rancher Worn Jeans

High Bid: $158.50
Bids: 2
Time Left:
4d 4h 1m


Vintage 60s / 70s LEVI BIG E Levis 501 selvedge denim embroidered jeans 28 x 34

High Bid: $99.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
9h 47m


Vtg 70s Levi 501 Redline Denim Jeans Selvedge Measure 33x32 #6 Button Faded Nice

High Bid: $99.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 8h 45m


Vintage Levi's 501 Denim Tote Bag Purse Now! Designs San Francisco USA Hippie

High Bid: $99.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 8h 59m


Vintage 1970's Levi Plaid Cotton Women's Pants 29" Waist / 44.5" Length / 33" In

High Bid: $75.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
8h 46m


Vintage Levi's Sta-Prest BIG E Light Blue Pants

High Bid: $51.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
10h 5m


USA LEVIS 506XX TYPE-1 BIG-E DENIM JACKET SIZE 36 555 VALENCIA 1998 LVC

High Bid: $50.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
7d 2h 46m


Vintage 70s Levis Denim Jacket Mens XS Type III Red Tab Trucker

High Bid: $49.95
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 3h 14m


Vintage Levi's 501 Giant Store Display Jeans W76 L45 Denim Button Fly

High Bid: $49.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 4h 43m


Vintage Levi redline 501 34×33 # 524 Button No Big E

High Bid: $46.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
1d 10h 31m


Vtg Levi's 507 style type 2 pleat front 50s style 80s levi denim trucker jacket

High Bid: $45.16
Bids: 1
Time Left:
8d 3h 48m


VINTAGE LEVIS DENIM SHERPA JACKET MENS BLUE 80s 90s USA MADE RED TAB TAB XSMALL

High Bid: $41.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
6d 1m


Vintage 1990's (?) Levi's 501xx Jeans 35/34 (32/31) Made in USA Top Button 524

High Bid: $39.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 9h 36m


Rare VTG LEVIS Orange Tab Denim Bucket Hat Size Large 1970s? 70s Jean Boonie

High Bid: $39.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
4d 8h 15m


Vintage Levi’s 501 Red Tab Redline Selvage Men’s Blue Denim Jeans 44/27, Sale #6

High Bid: $38.95
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5h 10m


VTG 1970's 80's LEVI 501 Redline Denim Jeans 32 x 30 pegged. MAKE CUTOFFS ?

High Bid: $35.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
10h 18m


USA Made! vTg LEVI's 512 "Slim Fit Tapered Leg" sz.5 MED (24x30) Light Wash EX!

High Bid: $34.56
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 11h 58m


Vtg 80s Levi 501 USA Made Button Fly DARK Denim Transition Jean Measure 32x28.5

High Bid: $30.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
8h 57m


Vintage Big E Levis Jeans 34 x 30 Action Casuals by Levi Strauss Pinstripe

High Bid: $29.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
8h 15m


Vintage 70s Mens Levis Blue Jeans 517 Orange Tab Cotton Polyester USA 32 x 32

High Bid: $29.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 7h 53m


Vintage Levi's Jeans 30x31 (tag) 28x 29 1/2" (meas) ORANGE TAB Flare Boot Cut

High Bid: $29.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
7h 47m