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 Deadstock or Lightly Used Levis Redline Selvedge Small E Denim Jeans 33x32

High Bid: $510.00
Bids: 22
Time Left:
3d 13h 54m


Vintage Hard to Find LEVIS Big E XX Redline 517 0217 Dark Wash Jeans Sz 36 x 34

High Bid: $206.50
Bids: 23
Time Left:
2d 12h 31m


Vntage Levi's 501 Red Tab Big E 1950's/60's Jeans

High Bid: $137.50
Bids: 5
Time Left:
5d 11h 35m


Vtg Levis Redline Selvedge Big E Denim Jeans 32x28

High Bid: $112.50
Bids: 8
Time Left:
3d 13h 53m


MENS VINTAGE LEVIS 501 DENIM JEANS SELVEDGE INDIGO SINGLE STITCH SIZE 34 X 30

High Bid: $102.50
Bids: 8
Time Left:
6d 2h 18m


Levis Jacket LVC Dead stock Brand new with Tags 506XX SIZE 40 MED

High Bid: $75.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 23h 41m


Vintage Levi's 501 Denim Tote Bag Purse Now Designs San Francisco USA Big E

High Bid: $66.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
3d 6h 55m


Vtg 80's Levi's 501 XX Shrink To Fit One Wash Jeans Made in USA 35x32

High Bid: $51.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
1d 8h 36m


Vtg Levi’s 501 Big E Start Cheap!

High Bid: $50.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 12h 38m


VTG BIG E LEVI'S M Poker Dealer Gambler Western Vest Floral 1950s Rare

High Bid: $39.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 11h 57m


VTG 1990's Levi's Red Tab Long Dark Denim Coat Jacket SZ M Boho Hippy Punk Indie

High Bid: $39.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5d 10h 58m


MENS VINTAGE LEVIS 501 DENIM JEANS REDLINE SELVAGE INDIGO SIZE 34 X 30

High Bid: $38.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
4d 43m


Vintage Levi’s Bandana Lot Made In USA Red Made In Japan Blue Real Indigo

High Bid: $35.01
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 3h 7m


vintage LEVIS selvedge patchwork jeans - 60s / 70s - big E - hippie - patched

High Bid: $35.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 8h 16m


VINTAGE BIG E LEVIS LEVI STRAUSS NOW DESIGN APRON w 501 BLUE JEANS PATCH

High Bid: $34.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
9h 59m


Vintage 70s Jeans LEVIS Bell Bottoms High Rise Wide Leg Denim Groovy Sailor 25w

High Bid: $32.00
Bids: 16
Time Left:
3d 1h 18m


Vintage~1970's Levi's Big E Orange Tag~Denim Jeans~32 x 28~RARE No Rivets

High Bid: $29.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
10h 28m


Vtg 70s Levi 501 Redline Denim Jeans Selvedge Faded Measure 29x28

High Bid: $29.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
11h 29m


Levi's Vintage Big Bells Orange Tab 28x32 New W/Tags Style 684

High Bid: $26.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 9h 40m


Frankenstein Rock Star, patchwork grunge Red line 501s Levi Shorts 31W #3A

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 6h 40m


Vintage Levi Strauss 501 button fly Shorts Red Line waist 28 #7A

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 25m


rocker grunge Big E? red line, ss, Levi Shorts dark indigo Cool waist 27 #11A

High Bid: $25.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 44m


Vtg LEVI'S 512 80s 90s Mom Jeans Tapered Leg SLIM FIT Light Wash Juniors 9 Long

High Bid: $24.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
5h 20m


Vtg 90's Levi's 501 XX Shrink To Fit One Wash Jeans Made in USA 34x31

High Bid: $24.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 8h 27m


Vtg 90's Levi's 501 XX Shrink To Fit One Wash Jeans Made in USA 30x32

High Bid: $24.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 8h 35m