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 Levi's Big E Denim Jeans Made In USA Single Stitched

High Bid: $365.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
2d 4h 28m


Vintage Levis 505 0217 Denim Pants 70s 80s Single USA 30x32 No Big E No Redline

High Bid: $276.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
4d 8h 9m


Vtg Levis 505 0217 Deadstock 31x32 Talon Rare USA No Big E No Redline

High Bid: $149.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 4h 16m


LOT OF 5 VINTAGE LEVIS DENIM JACKETS JEAN JACKETS USA MADE 80s MENS SM MEDIUM LG

High Bid: $125.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
4d 2h 2m


Vintage 501 Levi's Red Line Selvedge Edge 70s Maid In USA Unisex Men Women Used

High Bid: $91.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
54m 33s


Vintage 1960s Levi's Big E Type III Denim Trucker Jacket 42

High Bid: $74.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
22h 19m


1940s Key Imperial Jacket 1950s Workwear Belted Back Levis Work Wear

High Bid: $69.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4h 41m


Vtg LEVI LEATHER 501 TRUCKER Western Sherpa Biker Flight Denim Jacket Coat Jeans

High Bid: $50.64
Bids: 18
Time Left:
9d 1h 54m


Vintage 1970s 1971 Levi's Big E Type 3 Denim Trucker Jacket 70505 Bleached 42

High Bid: $49.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
23h 28m


Vintage 70s/80s Levis MEDIUM? Denim Trucker Jacket Light/Med Wash Distressed

High Bid: $49.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
7d 9h 1m


70’s Levi’s Big E Denim Jacket Size Medium

High Bid: $48.00
Bids: 16
Time Left:
3h 28m


Vintage 501 Levi's Red Line Selvedge Edge 70s Maid In USA Unisex Men Women Used

High Bid: $45.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
2h 14m


Rare Vintage Rare Orange Tab Levi’s Denim Jean Zip 1980 Olympic Backpack bag

High Bid: $39.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 22h 10m


Vintage 80s Levi's Tube Socks Striped Basketball Running Jogging Gym Workout

High Bid: $35.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
6d 10h 40m


Vintage Levi’s 501 Button Fly Jeans, 38x32

High Bid: $30.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 4h 36m


Vintage Levis 501 Jeans Selvedge Denim Redline 30” By 35” 70’s 80’s

High Bid: $30.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
6d 3h 8m


Levis 701xx made in the USA student fit 29x32 black preshrunk vintage 1990 new

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
43m 57s


Vintage Levi's 501 XX Jeans Faded Made In USA size 34X34 34X36 Levis 501 Pants

High Bid: $20.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
7h 53m


Levis Tan Made in USA 501 31x34 (actually 30x33)

High Bid: $20.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 21h 56m


True Vintage Jeans Levi’s 505 BLANK RARE Orange Tab Made In USA 36x32

High Bid: $19.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 22h 29m


80s M/L VTG Levis 1984 USA Olympic Games t-shirt Heather Gray Sleeveless Muscle

High Bid: $17.50
Bids: 5
Time Left:
1d 2h 30m


Large Vintage Belt Buckle Lot of 11 Buckles Coca Cola Aztec Levi Coal Turquoise

High Bid: $15.50
Bids: 7
Time Left:
8h 43m


Levi's 565 Wide Leg Student Corduroy Shorts DeadStock Vintage USA Made

High Bid: $15.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 6h 28m


Vintage Levis 26501 High Waisted Jeans 28 29 30 Mom Womens Made USA Button Fly

High Bid: $12.90
Bids: 1
Time Left:
19h 9m


VTG Levi's Sta-Prest Pants Small

High Bid: $9.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 1h 49m