Thursday, June 14, 2012

Who Bought the Oldest Known Pair of Levi’s?


Recently in the Stay at Home Moms Selling on eBay group there was a discussion about Levi jeans. In this case, a pair was listed on eBay with 16 bids and a top bid of $362 at the time of the post. It reminded me of a story about a special pair of jeans that showed up on eBay back in 2001.

This special pair of jeans were Levi’s as well. The jeans were reported to be the oldest pair of Levi’s still around. The Levi Strauss company started producing jeans in 1873 and this pair auctioned on eBay in 2001 were dated back in the 1880’s. After being featured on the History Channel’s “History’s Lost and Found Auction Block” and in a seven-day auction on eBay, the jeans found a new home. The winning bid for the jeans was $46,532. Yes, that is forty-six thousand, five hundred and thirty-two dollars.

If you are curious as to whom would pay that much for the jeans, it was the Levi Strauss company itself. Levi’s used the pair to replicate the style (including a “tool pocket” on the left thigh) and offered the duplicates as a part of its Fall 2001 collection.

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