These jeans are beyond vintage: ‘1800s Levi’s up for auction
There are vintage jeans. And then there are jeans from the American Wild West that are up for auction. A Maine auction house is putting up for bid a bona fide pair of Levi’s blue jeans bought in 1893. Daniel Buck Auctions & Appraisals says the jeans were ordered for Solomon Warner, who participated in the creation of the Arizona Territory. Warner wore them only a few times. The jeans ended up in a trunk.
The 123-year-old pants go up for auction Saturday in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and are expected to bring in tens of thousands of dollars due to their pristine condition. Warner was a big fella. The cotton jeans with button fly feature a size 44 waist and 36-inch inseam.
The leather label on a pair of 1893 Levi-Strauss denim blue jeans.
This undated photo provided by Daniel Buck Auctions & Appraisals shows the right front pocket on a pair of 1893 Levi-Strauss denim blue jeans in pristine condition that will go up for auction. — AP photos
The front of a pair of 1893 Levi-Strauss denim blue jeans.