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Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Posted at 9:55 AM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 12:55:51-04

Someone has paid big bucks for some vintage denim in Maine.

An auctioneer in Maine said the 125-year-old jeans that failed to sell at auction in 2016 now have a new owner somewhere in southeast Asia.

Daniel Buck Soules from Daniel Buck Auctions in Lisbon Falls said the Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans from the American Old West sold for nearly $100,000. He said his agreement with buyer precluded him from providing the buyer's location or the exact cost of those jeans.

The cotton jeans with button fly were worn only a few times.

They were purchased in 1893 by a storekeeper in the Arizona Territory and ended up spending decades in a trunk. Soules said the high price reflected their mint condition.