100-year-old mine jeans sold for $36,099

Posted on 2 Aug 2008


A pair of 100-year-old Levi jeans found in a California goldmine have sold on eBay for $36,099 (£18,229.)
The seller says the vintage blue jeans bear the original “Levi Strauss & Co” label and were discovered while exploring the Rand mining district in the Mojave Desert.
The 34 waist 33 leg jeans were found next to a paper bag from a local shop used by miners which stopped trading in 1898.
Though the jeans have not been verified by Levi, the seller (who has a 100 percent rating on the auction site) will allow the buyer to return them within seven days if they turn out to be fake.
On the site he described the jeans saying: “They are covered in candlewax from the candle’s the miner was using to light the tunnel he was working in. – nltv
Made to last. They still look good.
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