A Maine auction house is putting up for bid a bona fide pair of Levi’s blue jeans bought in 1893.
The 123-year-old pants were set to go up for auction Saturday in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and were expected to bring in tens of thousands of dollars due to their pristine condition.
A technical glitch prevented the auction. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
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.
Warner was a big fella. The cotton jeans with button fly feature a size 44 waist and 36-inch inseam.
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