Vintage 1890’s Levi’s Jeans 201

One of the oldest Vintage Denim Jeans, can you believe this. I found this blog post on eBay Blogs about a seller who was asking his readers if he would sell the pair of original Levi’s Jeans on eBay, and for how much.

Original vintage Levi 201 jeans dated 1890-1901

Vintage 1890's Levi's Jeans 201 Hello,
We have consigned this pair of vintage Levi 201 denim blue jeans that we are going to list on eBay and would welcome any Ideas or comments on them.
The jeans were uncovered in an old miners cabin here in Montana and have been dated between 1890 and 1901 by the rivets on the jeans.
There was gold in the watch pocket of the blue jeans and has been saved in a vial, do you think we should include it in the auction? there is also the miners diaries and a couple of shaker boxes too.
The condition of the jeans are in pretty good shape for the age of them and the fact that a gold miner wore them. all the buttons are there. they are just like the 501's button fly jeans. the old miner patched the the jeans in a couple of spots and there is a fairly large rip along the back seat of the pants which could be restored.
Do you think there will be any interest for possibly one of the oldest pairs of Levi 201 jeans here on eBay??

I really am wondering for how much the Jeans sold. I hope the seller made a lot of money, and that Levi’s bought the Jeans. It would fit perfectly in the Levi’s museum in San Francisco.

Update: The Jeans sold for more than $36.000 on eBay!

BTW> I can’t believe this is the first eBay listing for the keyword Levi Jeans in Google on #47! There must be more Levi’s Jeans being sold on eBay…


Interesting to see the related searches at eBay, in blue in the image above here, are different than the related searches on Google. Related searches on eBay are:

  1. vintage 501
  2. levis
  3. levis 501
  4. javascript (????)
  5. buco leather
  6. mens levis jeans
  7. levis jeans 501
  8. levis jeans womens

The Google related searches, as displayed in the image below, show different user intend.


  1. cheap Levi Jeans
  2. Levi Jeans history
  3. Levi Jeans sale
  4. white Levi Jeans
  5. Levi Strauss outlet


  1. This is a fantastic story. Exciting bit of

  2. ken freve says:

    I have a pair of levi’s with no name on the tag it’s just a red tab.And also it has the red stiching on the inside leg.How valuable r these jeans.Thanks Ken.