Jeans Beyond Vintage: 1800s Levi's Up for Auction

They were worn by a man who helped create the Arizona Territory
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2016 12:10 PM CDT
Jeans Beyond Vintage: 1800s Levi's Up for Auction
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 Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 in Lisbon Falls, Maine.   (Daniel Buck Soules)

There are vintage jeans. And then there are these jeans from the American Wild West that are up for auction. The AP Reports 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, and the jeans ended up in a trunk. The 123-year-old pants go up for auction Saturday in Lisbon Falls 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. (More Levi's stories.)

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