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Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K
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2018-05-27    0 views
PORTLAND, Maine—A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West.

The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in Southeast Asia.

"It's somebody who loves old Levis," said Daniel Buck Soules from Daniel Buck Auctions, who worked for 11 years on public television's "Antiques Roadshow."

The price puts it near record territory for old Levis. But the private sale agreement prevents Soules from disclosing the exact price or the buyer's location, he said. The buyer sent a representative to Maine to inspect the jeans before buying them on May 15, he said.

There's no mystery behind the jeans.

They were purchased in 1893 by Solomon Warner, a storekeeper in the Arizona Territory. Warner was a colorful character who established one of the first stores selling American dry goods in Tucson and survived being shot by Apache Indians in 1870.

The denim was produced at a mill in New Hampshire, and the jeans were manufactured by Levi's in San Francisco. Unlike modern Levis, the jeans in those days had only a single back pocket. There were no belt loops because men used suspenders back then.

The denim befits a larger-than-life character. The cotton jeans, with button fly, had a size 44 waist and 36-inch inseam, suggesting Warner was not a small man.

They'd been stored for decades in a trunk and were in pristine condition because Warner wore them only a few times before falling ill, Soules said.

Soules put the jeans up for auction in 2016, but a computer glitch botched the online bidding. Then the owner decided to go the private-sale route, he said.

There's a market for rare jeans.

A pair of 501 jeans manufactured in the 1880s sold for $60,000 to a Japanese collector, Soules said, and another pair, from 1888, sold for six figures.

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Hong Kong n'oublie pas
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2018-05-27    0 views
« Résistons à l’autoritarisme et commémorons le massacre du 4 juin 1989 » . C'est en chantant ce slogan que des centaines de Hongkongais sont descendus dans la rue ce dimanche.

Il y a 29 ans sur la place Tian'anmen de Pékin, l'armée chinoise avait écrasé dans le sang des manifestations pour la démocratie. Plusieurs centaines de personnes avaient été tuées.

Les militants de Hong Hong ne veulent pas oublier. Ils s'inquiètent du durcissement de ton de Pékin contre toute forme de contestation de sa souveraineté sur l'ancienne colonie britannique.

« Nous voulons mettre fin à la dictature du parti unique en Chine. C'est ce que nous voulons, c'est ce que nous demandons pour la Chine. Il faut que nous ayons du courage pour porter un message de vérité face au pouvoir » , a déclaré Albert Ho, président du parti démocrate de Hong Kong.


Le territoire semi-autonome de Hong Kong est le seul endroit de Chine où la commémoration de Tian'anmen est ouvertement marquée. Comme chaque année une marche et une veillée seront organisées le 4 juin prochain.

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2018-05-27    0 views
French VA production

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Puppies Abandoned in Colorado Trash Can Reunite Five Years Later
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Three of the four puppies found abandoned in a trash can got together for a five-year family reunion over the weekend.

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Young Vandals Cause Thousands of Dollars in Damage to Missouri Funeral Home Under Renovation
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2018-05-27    0 views
The owner of Baucom`s Funeral Home wants the culprits to pay back for the damages in sweat equity.


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Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead


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hilaryl
Published at: 2018-02-11

A plane has crashed in Russia, with all 71 people on board believed to have been killed.

The flight reportedly disappeared from radar ten minutes after take-off in Moscow.

Russian news agencies, citing official sources, say there are no survivors.

Its thought there were 65 passengers and six crew members on board.

The plane, operated by domestic carrier Saratov airlines, took off from Domodedovo airport.

It was destined for the Russian city of Orsk, bordering Kazakhstan

The Russian transport ministry is reportedly considering various causes for the crash, including weather conditions and pilot error.

Credit: AP and Reuters

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