Pricey pants from 1857 go for $114k, raise Levi’s questions


              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections is a lid to a Wells Fargo treasure shipment box, recovered from the fabled "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America that sank in 1857. The lid was sold at auction for $99,600 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections are miner's work pants with a five-button fly, recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America, that may have been made by or for Levi Strauss during the California Gold Rush-era. They sold for $114,000 in an auction conducted by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev., on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections is a lid to a Wells Fargo treasure shipment box, recovered from the fabled "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America that sank in 1857. The lid was sold at auction for $99,600 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections are miner's work pants with a five-button fly, recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America, that may have been made by or for Levi Strauss during the California Gold Rush-era. They sold for $114,000 in an auction conducted by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev., on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections is a lid to a Wells Fargo treasure shipment box, recovered from the fabled "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America that sank in 1857. The lid was sold at auction for $99,600 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections are miner's work pants with a five-button fly, recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America, that may have been made by or for Levi Strauss during the California Gold Rush-era. They sold for $114,000 in an auction conducted by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev., on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections is a lid to a Wells Fargo treasure shipment box, recovered from the fabled "Ship of Gold," the S.S. Central America that sank in 1857. The lid was sold at auction for $99,600 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by Holabird Western Americana Collections are miner's work pants with a five-button fly, recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America, that may have been made by or for Levi Strauss during the California Gold Rush-era. They sold for $114,000 in an auction conducted by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev., on December 3, 2022. (Holabird Western Americana Collections via AP)
            
              FILE - Fred Holabird, left, and Bob Evans pose with artifacts including a Wells Fargo treasure box lid from the S.S. Central America in a warehouse in Sparks, Nevada, on May 4, 2022. The lid, which sold for $99,600, was among 270 Gold Rush-era artifacts that sold for a total of nearly $1 million in Reno last weekend, according to Holabird Western American Collections. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - A pair of work pants, possibly made by or for Levi Strauss, from the S.S. Central America are seen in a warehouse in Sparks, Nev., on May 4, 2022. Riches entombed in the wreckage of the pre-Civil War steamship  for more than a century will begin to hit the auction block for the first time Dec. 3 when more than 300 Gold Rush-era artifacts are offered for public sale in Reno, Nev. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - A pair of work pants, possibly made by or for Levi Strauss, from the S.S. Central America are seen in a warehouse in Sparks, Nev., on May 4, 2022. Pulled from a sunken trunk at an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, work pants that auction officials describe as the oldest known pair of jeans in the world have sold for $114,000.  (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
Pricey pants from 1857 go for $114k, raise Levi’s questions