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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Vintage 1960s LEVIS 501 Selvedge Red Line Button Fly Denim Jeans USA 33 x 28

High Bid: $319.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
1d 3h 41m


Vintage Selvedge Levi's 501 Redline Single Stitch Original 60s 70s 31x30 Levis

High Bid: $225.50
Bids: 2
Time Left:
4h 53m


Vintage 50's LEVIS 501 Big E DENIM JEANS Hidden Rivet 31" x 29" leather tag XX

High Bid: $200.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
4d 1h


1940's-50's Levi Jeans Levis well worn size 26x29 Rare Vintage

High Bid: $180.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 5h 3m


MENS LOT OF 6 VINTAGE LEVIS DENIM JACKETS RED TAB VINTAGE 80s USA MADE BLUE

High Bid: $142.50
Bids: 31
Time Left:
3d 4h 25m


1990s Vintage USA Levis Jeans Lot Of 2. One/Two Wash. 32x31, 33x31

High Bid: $102.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
3d 8h 40m


Vtg 60s LEVIS LOGO T SHIRT BIG E Saddleman short horn redline jerky advertising

High Bid: $100.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
6d 3h 42m


VTG Late 1970's-Early 80's Levi's 501 Selvedge Redlines USA 30" x 31"

High Bid: $95.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 10h 39m


VTG 1968-70 Big E Levi's 517-0217 Red Tab Single Stitch #8 Talon Zip USA 37 x 29

High Bid: $76.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
5d 2h 39m


Vintage 1960s 70s Ladies Clothing Lot Levis Skirt Sweater Shirt Denim Coat M

High Bid: $75.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 6h 43m


Vintage 1970s 80s Levis Corduroy Jeans Lot Of 4

High Bid: $69.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2h 18m


vintage 501 levis redlines selvedge 37x32

High Bid: $61.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
2d 8h 32m


Levis Vintage Reversible Leather Suede Metal Buttons Work Jacket Sz 40 BIG E

High Bid: $53.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
1d 15h 44m


Levi Strauss Levis Olympics 1984 Winner Vintage Trucker USA SnapBack Hat Cap

High Bid: $51.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 13h 34m


Vintage Levis 684 0217 Orange Tab 34x 34 Big Bell Bottom Jeans Made in the USA

High Bid: $51.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
4d 3h 50m


Levis Big E men Jacket size medium sandforized vintage made MADE IN USA

High Bid: $46.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
3d 10h 29m


Vintage 50's LEVIS 501 Big E DENIM JEANS Hidden Rivet 27" x 29" leather tag XX

High Bid: $41.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
6d 1h 47m


Vintage Levis 501 653 Made In USA Charcoal Jeans 36x30 Measures 33x30 80s 90s

High Bid: $33.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1h 3m


70s LEVIS PANATELA Denim Western Jeans Pants Cowboy Suit 28x29” Rodeo Farm VTG

High Bid: $30.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 5h 12m


VINTAGE 1980'S LEVIS 501 BLUE DENIM JEANS SKINNY PANTS 28 X 29 MADE IN USA L@@K

High Bid: $29.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 9h 42m


VINTAGE 1970'S 80'S LEVI'S 501 JEANS MEN'S 31X32 LITTLE e 3 DIGIT SILVER RIVETS

High Bid: $28.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 7h 14m


Vintage Levi Halter Top

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 5h 46m


VINTAGE LEVIS TODDLER 2-T LEVIS FADED BLUE ORANGE TAG ELASTIC DENIM JEANS

High Bid: $24.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 8h 52m


VTG Levis 550 Relaxed Fit Tapered Leg Black High Waist Mom Jeans USA 7 (27X30)

High Bid: $20.50
Bids: 7
Time Left:
3d 11h 41m


VTG 80s 90s LEVIS 501-0658 BUTTON FLY HIGH RISE 32 X 32 BLACK HAIRY WASH USA !

High Bid: $20.49
Bids: 2
Time Left:
2d 5h 2m