HOT > Vintage Sunglasses Fetch $20,000 on eBay

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1970s IOM brand sunglasses ignited a bidding war on eBay.
SUNGLASSES: TOP 10 | BEST SELLING | HOT ITEMS

April 18, 2018
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

ONLINE - A pair of Vintage Sunglasses have fetched $20,000 after a spirited bidding war on eBay, which ended on April 8, 2018.

THE DETAILS

The sunglasses, described by the seller as: Circa 1970s IOM Brand (International Optical Mfg.) $ Solex 14K 1/25 gold filled No. 503 Sunglasses. New with tag, never worn, and made in Hong Kong (with a sticker indicating the lenses were made in Australia).

THE AUCTION

By auctions end, 18 bidders placed 106 bids, boosting the price from $500 to $20,000 in just 5-days. The eBay item number is: 282911192870

TOP 10 SHADES

Researching top prices paid for sunglasses, we found the highest-values were linked to celebrities and/or historical events, as shown in the *top-ten below:


1 > $159,000 - Elvis 'Vacation' Sunglasses


2 > $70,200 - Steve McQueen Sunglasses


3 > $62,500 - Michael Jackson Sunglasses


4 > $36,000 - John Lennon Sunglasses


5 > $33,000 - James Bond Sunglasses



6 > $27,000 - Marilyn Monroe Sunglasses


7 > $20,315 - NASA Astronaut Sunglasses


8 > $16,640 - Blues Brothers Sunglasses


9 > $11,875 - Freddie Mercury Sunglasses


10 > $10,000 - Charlie Chaplin Sunglasses


*Top-ten list is meant to be illustrative, not comprehensive. If you know of sales we should consider for the list, please let us know.

BEST SELLING SUNGLASSES - BY VOLUME

The following sites list their best selling sunglasses by sales volume/orders taken. Links open on the associated sites.

TOP BID SUNGLASSES (STYLES & BRANDS)

See the highest-bid sunglasses by style and/or brand on eBay, by using this search box, and viewing the results below.


TOP SUNGLASSES > Vintage
| Retro | Men | Women

Oakley X Squared Sunglass Limited Gold 24K 750 Titanium Iridium Polarized 6011

Time Left: 1d 5h 48m
$575.08 with 30 bids


Vintage Oakley SUB ZERO PLANET X Blue Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 20h 40m
$552.00 with 13 bids


Oakley Michael Jordan Mars Sun glasses, Original

Time Left: 5d 9h 10m
$500.00 with 2 bids


OAKLEY JULIET X METAL DUCATI SUNGLASSES Red/Black

Time Left: 2d 3h 54m
$455.00 with 31 bids


VINTAGE 1940s BAUSCH & LOMB 12K GOLD FILLED RAY-BAN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES & CASE

Time Left: 2d 20h 45m
$455.00 with 16 bids


Vintage Cartier Sunglasses. Authentic Cartier. Gently Worn.

Time Left: 3d 14h 9m
$415.00 with 7 bids


Maui Jim Peahi  Sunglasses One-off

Time Left: 3d 8h 51m
$350.00 with 1 bids


Chrome Hearts Original Hard James vintage sunglasses

Time Left: 6d 11h 37m
$350.00 with 1 bids


Lunette CARTIER SANTOS

Time Left: 14h 40m
$344.88 with 85 bids


OAKLEY GENUINE PIT BOSS 1 POLISHED BLACK/GUNMETAL W/ POLARIZED VR28 BLACK

Time Left: 2d 16h 15m
$326.00 with 2 bids


Persol 2244-S 834/33 63-17-130 James Bond Casino Royal Sunglasses NEW ULTRA RARE

Time Left: 18h 42m
$305.00 with 7 bids


OAKLEY JULIET X METAL DUCATI SUNGLASSES Red/Black

Time Left: 1d 3h 34m
$298.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Penny Glasses X Metal Polished Frame Black Iridium Lens

Time Left: 4d 20h 2m
$250.00 with 1 bids


OAKLEY X-METAL JULIET – NOS (New Old Stock) – TITANIUM finishing – no penny

Time Left: 4d 13h 48m
$247.50 with 3 bids


vintage Cazal 905 col302 West Germany Super rare 616 607 627 642 sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 15h 44m
$239.00 with 1 bids


Selima Optic “chad” sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 14h 22m
$225.00 with 2 bids


Oakley X Metal XX Sunglasses 24K / 24K Gold Iridium

Time Left: 1d 11h 28m
$212.50 with 19 bids


Men's Oakley sunglasses X-Metal Juliet XX Frame

Time Left: 5d 15h 30m
$206.50 with 4 bids


Louis Vuitton black frame sunglasses. Z0361U. With case.

Time Left: 14h 35m
$202.18 with 4 bids


DITA talon aviator 23007-D-18K-62 sunglasses Gold Frame Genuine

Time Left: 2d 11h 46m
$202.18 with 2 bids


Oakley X Squared Plasma Not Romeo Medusa Juliet Ap Vest

Time Left: 23h 49m
$200.00 with 1 bids


Oliver Peoples Bernardo Black Sunglasses

Time Left: 19h 37m
$199.95 with 1 bids


Oakley Tinfoil Carbon OO6018-06 Ferrari Sunglasses Red / Black

Time Left: 9h 57m
$195.50 with 5 bids


Lunette CARTIER SANTOS

Time Left: 14h 41m
$191.98 with 38 bids


NWT RAY BAN FERRARI Men’s RB 8305-M F006/6B C FBR POLZ MIRR SUNGLASSES 55/14/120

Time Left: 3h 15m
$188.00 with 1 bids


LOUIS VUITTON EVIDENCE MENS SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 11h 23m
$185.22 with 2 bids


Cartier collection sunglasses 

Time Left: 2d 12h 2m
$185.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Splice Rootbeer Platinum Sunglasses- Gold Iridium Lenses NWOT not x-metal

Time Left: 3d 14h 14m
$185.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Maui Jim "BEACHCOMBER" 129-02 BLACK/GREY, NEW IN CASE, Rare

Time Left: 1d 10h 28m
$175.00 with 1 bids


Vuarnet Sunglasses Glacier Glasses

Time Left: 6d 8h 4m
$175.00 with 1 bids


NEW! Gen II OAKLEY RAZOR BLADES MATTE CLEAR w BLUE IRIDIUM LENS very rare

Time Left: 14h 19m
$172.50 with 26 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban B-20 Chromax Tortuga Aviator Outdoorsman CHOICE NEW w/o Tags

Time Left: 2d 22h 25m
$153.50 with 16 bids


OAKLEY CARBON PRIME SUNGLASSES Matte Black / Prizm Polarized OO6021-0263

Time Left: 1d 21h 39m
$162.50 with 35 bids


From NY! GUCCI Men's Sunglasses GG2252 M7A Black Matte/Grey Lens Aviator 62mm

Time Left: 20h 10m
$160.00 with 8 bids


Dita Grandmaster Six Black/Rose Gold 18k Genuine Sunglasses RRP £1450

Time Left: 15h 30m
$159.14 with 18 bids


Authentic Oakley Men's Sunglasses Wire Tap Black/Grey Polarized OO4071-05

Time Left: 2d 15h 19m
$157.50 with 41 bids


Cazal Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 6h 24m
$156.53 with 1 bids


I have original unused pair of 1970s B & L Ray Ban U.S.A. Balorama sunglasses

Time Left: 6d 19h 40m
$156.50 with 2 bids


Oakley Jawbone Echelon True Carbon Fiber Ruby Vr50 Photchromatic Vented SolFx BN

Time Left: 4d 16h 25m
$154.00 with 1 bids


PRADA Men's Designer Sunglasses Black SPR 61M 1BO-3M1.

Time Left: 3d 16h 39m
$153.49 with 5 bids


Mens Gucci Aviator Style RX Eyeglasses Gold Brown Metal Frames Made in Italy

Time Left: 21h 40m
$150.50 with 35 bids


Vintage Bausch & Lomb B&L Ray Ban USA Wayfarer 5022 White Sunglasses w/ Case

Time Left: 1d 17h 20m
$150.00 with 1 bids


RARE Vintage B&L Ray Ban USA Gold I-SHAPES OCTAGON G-15 54mm

Time Left: 3d 11h 21m
$150.00 with 1 bids


NWT PRADA Men’s SPR 65T 1BC-5SO CIRCLE SHIELD 100% UV SUNGLASSES 140mm

Time Left: 1d 22h 35m
$143.53 with 1 bids


Costa Del Mar man-o-war MW-11 Black Frame gray 580p Poly Polarized

Time Left: 19h 43m
$143.00 with 20 bids


NWT VERSACE Men's 4275 108/83 TORTOISE/GLD MEDUSA/POLARIZED SUNGLASSES 56/18/140

Time Left: 12m 59s
$141.00 with 2 bids


Costa Del Mar man-o-war MW-11 Black Frame gray 580p Poly Polarized

Time Left: 18h 57m
$140.50 with 17 bids


Oakley Deviation Polished Black oo4061-05 VR28 Black Iridium Polarized Rare

Time Left: 1d 2h 41m
$139.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X Metal sunglasses - polarised - Classic and still the best

Time Left: 16h 27m
$138.27 with 22 bids


Cartier Rimless Glasses Frame

Time Left: 18h 40m
$137.50 with 3 bids


VINTAGE LOUIS VUITTON SUNGLASSES L1110 Z0361U Italy Authentic original & Case

Time Left: 1d 18h 14m
$135.50 with 48 bids


Oakley Juliet Mens X Metal Titanium Polarized Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 22h 7m
$135.50 with 5 bids


$450 GIANNI VERSACE Men's MEDUSA BLACK SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 1d 21h 59m
$134.00 with 46 bids


Lot of 3 Oakley Eyeshade sunglasses black DE EyeShade 70028598299 year 2014

Time Left: 5d 7m
$133.77 with 1 bids


Gucci Men's Sunglasses EUC. GG0010S 004 Grey Black/Grey Polarized Lens 58mm

Time Left: 18h 54m
$133.75 with 5 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA GATSBY 1 Sunglasses tortoise round wayfarer john lennon

Time Left: 14h 56m
$133.07 with 30 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Frame, Frame Only, 100% Original

Time Left: 19h 43m
$131.50 with 29 bids


Vintage Ray Ban USA B&L ECHELON Sunglasses gold aviator square caravan mystic

Time Left: 14h 41m
$130.44 with 23 bids


Dior Homme Mens Sunglasses BNWOB RRP £395

Time Left: 8d 15h 23m
$129.14 with 2 bids


Cartier glasses rimless frame

Time Left: 15h 49m
$127.50 with 2 bids


Persol Typewriter Edition 3110S 960/S3 (Havana, Light Blue) POLARIZED Sunglasses

Time Left: 20h 45m
$127.50 with 20 bids


Cartier rimless sunglasses glasses frames

Time Left: 15h 52m
$125.00 with 1 bids


New Oakley Thump 2 Brown Smoke Dark Bronze 256MB RARE

Time Left: 20h 54m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Persol Polarized Sunglasses Typewriter Edition 3108-S Clear Orange Handmade

Time Left: 10h 40m
$123.75 with 9 bids


Men's Gucci Polorized Sunglasses GG0010S

Time Left: 15h 39m
$122.50 with 35 bids


Vintage Boeing Carrera Aviator 5701 41 LARGE GOLD and SILVER MADE IN AUSTRIA

Time Left: 10h 53m
$120.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Ray Ban USA B&L CARAVAN Sunglasses gold aviator square 58 echelon mystic

Time Left: 15h 1m
$120.00 with 46 bids


Maui Jim Big Wave Mens Sunglasses  - New

Time Left: 8h 13m
$118.50 with 8 bids


Vintage Original Oakley Razor Blades from 1990s Clear/ Ice Blue Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 7d 19h 19m
$117.50 with 13 bids


Lunette CARTIER PASHA

Time Left: 14h 40m
$114.96 with 21 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA POWDERHORN AMBERMATIC Sunglasses aviator ski pilot 58

Time Left: 14h 53m
$114.79 with 17 bids


Vintage Gargoyles Classic Terminator Sunglasses Mirrored Made in USA

Time Left: 9h 11m
$112.50 with 5 bids


Oakley FLAK JACKET XLJ POLISHED BLACK/PRIZM DEEP H20 POLARIZED OO9009-11

Time Left: 13h 56m
$112.50 with 19 bids


Costa Del Mar Blackfin BL-11 Black Frame Blue mirror 580G Glass Lens New

Time Left: 20h 4m
$112.50 with 23 bids


New Oakley Sunglasses Two Face Matte Black w/Prizm Polarized #9189-3860

Time Left: 1d 20h 41m
$112.50 with 13 bids


Persol 3067-S 95/58 60-18-145 3P Black Frame Green Polarized (NOS) Discontinued

Time Left: 6d 18h 36m
$112.50 with 26 bids


Persol 2720-S 24/31 60-16-130 James Bond Casino Royal Sunglasses (Brand New)

Time Left: 18h 15m
$107.50 with 12 bids


Authentic Oakley Badman Dark Carbon/Black Iridium Polarized, OO6020-01

Time Left: 2d 12h 50m
$107.50 with 37 bids


Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses Z0350W

Time Left: 2d 11h 12m
$105.66 with 14 bids


OO9208-40 Mens Oakley Radar EV Path Sunglasses PRIZM BASEBALL

Time Left: 12h 27m
$105.50 with 31 bids


Costa Del Mar TF11OBMGLP, Fantail Polarized Black Blue Mirror 580G Sunglasses

Time Left: 22h 40m
$105.00 with 33 bids


VERSACE 4323 POLARIZED SUNGLASSES – BEAUTIFUL DESIGN – AUTHENTIC (B821)

Time Left: 9h 41m
$104.50 with 15 bids


Costa Rincon Shiny Black Frame Blue Mirror 580G

Time Left: 20h 1m
$104.50 with 13 bids


garrett leight sunglasses Oxford 46-21 Titanium Brand New Genuine From Mr Porter

Time Left: 14h 19m
$104.35 with 1 bids


gucci sunglasses men used

Time Left: 21h 18m
$103.59 with 16 bids


AUTHENTIC Oakley Men's Sunglasses Jawbreaker Redline/ Prizm Road OO9290-2431

Time Left: 13h 40m
$102.50 with 20 bids


Costa Del Mar Harpoon Men’s Sunglasses

Time Left: 17h 31m
$102.50 with 13 bids


Costa Del Mar Cut UT-51 Honey Tortoise frame Copper lens 580G Glass new

Time Left: 19h 18m
$102.50 with 33 bids


oakley fast jacket sunglasses

Time Left: 19h 20m
$102.50 with 16 bids


NWT Persol Sunglasses PO 714 24/57 Folding Havana Brown Lens 54mm NIB

Time Left: 19h 40m
$102.50 with 42 bids


OAKLEY WIRETAP OO4071-06 CHROME FRAME & POLARIZED TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 20h 12m
$102.50 with 13 bids


Mens Black Gucci Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 16h 52m
$102.50 with 9 bids


Oakley Razor Blades Blue frame green arms mirrored lens NO RESERVE

Time Left: 2d 13h 9m
$102.50 with 29 bids


*GUCCI MENS (Aviator) Sunglasses *GENTLY USED VERY NICE!!!!!

Time Left: 2d 18h 5m
$102.50 with 22 bids


Très belles Vuarnet 006 vintage, verres skilynx PX 4000, IP4, noires brillant

Time Left: 2h 23m
$102.31 with 1 bids


Randolph Engineering Aviator II 23K Gold Tan Polarized 55mm Bayonet AT51632 USA

Time Left: 2d 9h 37m
$102.00 with 2 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA GREY CHANGEABLES AVIATOR Sunglasses 58 gold transitions

Time Left: 15h 11m
$101.74 with 35 bids


Ray Ban Sport Wrap Black Metal Sunglasses Rubber Trim Made in Italy RB 3194

Time Left: 1d 22h 20m
$101.00 with 29 bids


RANDOLPH AF54667-PC AVIATOR Matte Chrome w/Green Flash 55mm Lenses 

Time Left: 2d 9h 38m
$101.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Crosshair sunglasses Lead Black Polarized cross wire OO4060-06

Time Left: 16h 1m
$100.00 with 19 bids