October 30, 2009 by Jimmy J · Leave a Comment
The vintage t-shirt Brand category is a valuable resource:
The What’s it Worth? section has a few appraisal requests:
There’s some sound advice coming out of the eBay advice category:
…That is all.
August 6, 2009 by Jimmy J · 2 Comments
Every so often we feature an interesting vintage clothing piece that’s currently on the eBay auction block. Please inform us if you create or discover an auction we might like.
Item: Vintage 1950s LEVIS BIG E Jean Jacket
Sold By: Defunkd
What we Say: This Levi’s second edition 507XX jacket features all the bells and whistles, single stitch pockets, pleated stitching on front, the #17 on the back of the buttons, and what looks to be a yellow line down the white portion of the interior.
Yes, from time-to-time we toot our own horn, but only when when it’s something special. This is one of the rarer items we dug out from our ongoing hunt through a huge stash of vintage clothing bundles that have been in storage for 30 years. If you missed the promo video and information on this quest check it out here.
July 6, 2008 by Jimmy J · 3 Comments
Every two weeks we scour through eBay’s past auctions and report which relics are fetching the big bucks. Even more reasons to raid your granny’s closet.
June 16, 2008 by Jimmy J · 3 Comments
In 1936, Levi’s began producing jeans with a red tab on the rear pocket and the ‘E’ used in the spelling was a capital. After 1971 it became lower case. “Big E” jeans regularly fetch between $500 to $1,500 on eBay. If rare and expensive is your bag, then don’t get too hung up on case-sensitive tags. Levi’s were patented and first produced in 1873 and they sold for more than 60 years without a red tag.
In 2001 a vintage pair of Levi’s jeans went for $46,542 on eBay. Who would pay such an amount? Well, the Levi Strauss Company did. Apparently they didn’t have any of their own stock left from 1880, so they bought them back… and most likely put them in a warehouse beside the Lost Ark.
Click here to view the most expensive pairs on eBay right now (including one for $10,000!) or scroll down to see what’s currently on the auction block.
So where to begin? Familiarize yourself with the features on Levi’s jeans that will increase their value. Click on the underlined terms below for a targeted search on eBay.