Why this used McDonald's bag has hit $280 on Trade Me

A used McDonald's bag has hit $280 on Trade Me - but for a very special reason.

This is no ordinary used McDonald's bag. Instead, it's a "piece of major worldwide history", an heirloom passed down through the decades and "very collectable".

The seller says the bag comes from 1955 - the same year McDonald's was founded - and from the original store in San Bernadino, California opened by the McDonald's brothers.

"This is the original paper bag that contained McDonald's original burger and fries. In 1955 a meal was purchased, and the bag was stored away and rediscovered today," the seller says.

"Been passed down from generations in the family, and thought someone else would appreciate it more than me."

It's been "passed down from generations in the family".
It's been "passed down from generations in the family". Photo credit: joshnz11/Trade Me

The bag has the original packaging design and logo developed by McDonald's, although the seller admits the original burger smell has faded quite a lot.

It's already drawn a lot of attention, with more than 580 watchers and the current bid sitting at $280 as of Sunday afternoon.

"I think I still may have a burger from 1955, it hasn't changed one bit. ;) " one person commented.

"Wow even their bags don't perish," another person said.

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