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 black leather limited edition medusa

Time Left: 6d 23h 22m
$1,398.54 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet Plasma Frame Fire Lenses With Box Complete Set New !!!!

Time Left: 15h 19m
$700.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Romeo 1 - Super Rare original X-Metal sunglasses with extra nose pads.

Time Left: 9h 36m
$554.00 with 6 bids


Oakley Romeo 1 X-Metal Sunglasses Titanium Gold Lens Serial# 066861 

Time Left: 17h 38m
$490.00 with 19 bids


RARE DISCONTINUED XM OAKLEY PENNY X METAL RUBY X MEN POSITIVE RED IMMACULATE

Time Left: 6d 11h 24m
$459.30 with 2 bids


New Oakley X-squared X Metal Sunglasses - RARE Plasma w/Fire Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 6d 14h 5m
$430.00 with 2 bids


Tom Ford TF108 James Bond 007 sunglasses NWT rhodium and blue lenses

Time Left: 5d 5h 48m
$410.00 with 43 bids


louis vuitton evidence sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 6h 33m
$394.06 with 17 bids


Louis Vuitton MENS SUNGLASSES - USED - 100% AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 5d 8h 43m
$372.76 with 1 bids


Oakley X-Squared OO6011-01 NIB RARE

Time Left: 2d 5h
$360.00 with 14 bids


VINTAGE B&L RAY BAN USA LEATHER WRAPPED SHOOTERS AVIATOR SUNGLASSES 62mm

Time Left: 2d 7h 36m
$335.00 with 3 bids


Oakley X-squared X metal ruby iridium new in the box

Time Left: 5d 11h 53m
$320.00 with 7 bids


Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses Black and Gold - PERFECT CONDITION

Time Left: 6d 11h 10m
$294.22 with 27 bids


Authentic Cartier Mens Unisex Eyeglasses Love Lock Black Frames In Store $1100

Time Left: 7h 39m
$285.00 with 7 bids


100% Authentic Cartier Panthere 110 Black Metal Sunglasses $1200 !!!

Time Left: 1d 13h 58m
$280.00 with 25 bids


Oakley X Squared, with spare lenses

Time Left: 4d 12h 2m
$280.00 with 19 bids


Mens Oakley Sunglasses with case Rare X Metal Mars M005507

Time Left: 1d 2h 21m
$276.91 with 16 bids


Brand New Louis Vuitton Play Time Sunglasses Blue 100% Authentic

Time Left: 2d 3h 44m
$274.99 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet Carbon sunglasses. Polorized lenses. Rare and mint

Time Left: 12h 4m
$266.26 with 4 bids


OAKLEY XMETAL JULIET CARBON BLACK SUNGLASSES - POLARIZED Rare early 12-835 s/no.

Time Left: 4d 10h 10m
$266.26 with 2 bids


OAKLEY X METAL PENNY Titanium w/ original Blue Ice Iridium lens nose pads & bag

Time Left: 1d 16h 58m
$262.00 with 20 bids


RARE OAKLEY WIND / SPLIT JACKET BLACK W/ WARM GREY LENS & ACCESSORIES

Time Left: 14h 17m
$260.00 with 15 bids


Oakley X Metal Romeo 2 (Black Iridium Polarized Lenses) with bag, case and coin

Time Left: 12h 10m
$255.00 with 6 bids


Cartier sunglasses men

Time Left: 3d 8h 17m
$255.00 with 12 bids


Cartier sunglasses 140 

Time Left: 3d 7h 31m
$251.50 with 30 bids


Oakley - Pit Boss I - Polished Black/Gun Metal VR28 Black Iridium - POLARIZED

Time Left: 5d 9h 25m
$250.00 with 1 bids


CHROME HEARTS CLASSICAL Oval Men's Sunglasses.  Leather temples.  NO RESERVE

Time Left: 2d 13h 16m
$249.00 with 1 bids


Cartier Sunglasses, Wood Frame - slight wear and tear

Time Left: 9h 21m
$225.50 with 21 bids


Rimless Cartier Sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 8h 4m
$218.50 with 18 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Sunglasses Polished! Serial##!

Time Left: 10h 34m
$217.50 with 12 bids


Oakley X Xmetal  Sunglasses Black

Time Left: 4d 9h 39m
$215.71 with 7 bids


Oliver Peoples Sir O'Malley Crystal Clear Round Sunglasses Brown Polarized BNIB

Time Left: 11h 4m
$206.35 with 23 bids


BRAND NEW OAKLEY INMATE DUCATTI EDITION SUNGLASSES - RARE LIMITED EDITION

Time Left: 1d 6h 17m
$206.35 with 5 bids


oakley x metal romeo 2 sunglasses + x metal soft vault

Time Left: 4d 10h 53m
$206.35 with 15 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Polished w/ Fire Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 4d 4h 53m
$202.50 with 7 bids


Garrett Leight CA Harding 47/22 130mm sunglasses green lenses clear frames

Time Left: 19h 57m
$202.11 with 23 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Carbon Sunglasses

Time Left: 11h 44m
$202.00 with 20 bids


cazal sunglasses 905

Time Left: 6h 33m
$200.00 with 1 bids


OAKLEY JULIET X Metal Blue Iridium Plasma Ice Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 10h 51m
$162.50 with 11 bids


Cartier Unisex Sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 8h 11m
$200.00 with 6 bids


Oakley XX Metal Sunglasses (Complete with Case/Box)

Time Left: 6d 13h 20m
$199.70 with 1 bids


Maui Jim Beach Baby Polarized Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 16h 18m
$197.50 with 5 bids


Persol PO 3166-S 960/S3 49 22 145 100% authenitc new Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 18h 39m
$195.00 with 1 bids


Oakley "15" Carbon / Iridium #OO6011-04 Sunglasses, Rare Item

Time Left: 2d 14h 46m
$192.50 with 4 bids


2018 Limited Edition Ray-Ban x Disney Parks Mickey Mouse Wayfarer Sunglasses M18

Time Left: 3d 7h 5m
$190.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Porsche Design PD Sonnenbrille, Austausch Gläser, Etui

Time Left: 11h 2m
$187.64 with 21 bids


Oakley juliet x metal sunglasses - Fire Lenses

Time Left: 10h 49m
$185.05 with 12 bids


Vintage 1970s-80s Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban "Drifter" G-15 Brown Sunglasses NWT

Time Left: 4d 9h 11m
$185.05 with 1 bids


cartier sunglasses santos dumont

Time Left: 3d 20h 10m
$184.50 with 15 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L Inertia W2466 Harley Davidson Biker Wraparound Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 2h 3m
$181.81 with 10 bids


NEW $495 GUCCI MEN'S Black Matte RED GREEN LOGO WEB 1118/S SUNGLASSES & CASE

Time Left: 2d 18h 8m
$180.00 with 1 bids


Oliver Peoples Aviator Strummer 63x14-135 Silver Sunglasses

Time Left: 13h 29m
$175.00 with 18 bids


Oakley Dispatch II DUCATI / NICKY HAYDEN, LIMITED, SIGNATURE, RARE MINT COMPLETE

Time Left: 11h 26m
$173.07 with 3 bids


Ray Ban RB8313-M SCUDERIA FERRARI COLLECTION

Time Left: 2d 11h 46m
$172.50 with 18 bids


Oakley Wiretap Matt Black Polarised Sunglasses with Oakley Zip Case

Time Left: 2h 6m
$170.41 with 25 bids


New OAKLEY ~BADMAN SAPPHIRE IRIDIUM POLARIZED~ Sunglasses OO6020-04 PLASMA

Time Left: 1d 16h 55m
$168.00 with 13 bids


Group / Lot of ( 100 ) Authentic Ray Ban Sunglasses / Frames

Time Left: 14h 10m
$167.50 with 27 bids


Group / Lot of ( 100 ) Authentic Ray Ban Sunglasses / Frames

Time Left: 16h 10m
$163.50 with 23 bids


OAKLEY JULIET POLISHED X-METAL with FUSE Cosmic Mirror Lenses

Time Left: 5d 17h 13m
$157.50 with 12 bids


NWT OLIVER PEOPLES ROW Men’s OV5330SU 100553 71ST STREET SUNGLASSES 51/18/145

Time Left: 3d 23h 39m
$152.86 with 1 bids


Oakley Inmate Sunglasses Polished Chrome 05-631

Time Left: 1d 17h 16m
$152.50 with 34 bids


CHOPARD Square Aviator Sunglasses 100% UV Polarized Lenses Flat Top RRP €460

Time Left: 2d 11h 1m
$151.77 with 23 bids


cartier mens glasses wood grain frames

Time Left: 7h 24m
$150.00 with 1 bids


Dita Flight 005 Sunglasses

Time Left: 13h 10m
$150.00 with 1 bids


NWT COSTA Del Mar 580G COO 126 OBMGLP Polarized Sunglasses Cook Gold Blue Mirror

Time Left: 6d 17h 10m
$149.99 with 1 bids


Vuarnet 002 Pouilloux France Black Nylon Double Gradient Mirror Ski Sunglasses

Time Left: 7h 59m
$149.00 with 1 bids


New Oakley Badman Sunglasses Dark Carbon W/ Black Iridium Polarized Lenses

Time Left: 1d 9h 44m
$149.00 with 1 bids


18K Gold Cartier Glasses

Time Left: 1d 14h 33m
$144.00 with 1 bids


VINTAGE CARTIER DEMI LUNE LAQUE DE CHINE 50MM READING SUNGLASSES FRANCE 18k Plat

Time Left: 6d 9h 30m
$142.87 with 1 bids


Maui Jim Wild Coast STG-B Maui MJ 756 02 MR 56 19-138 Black / Blue Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 17h 45m
$140.00 with 1 bids


VERSACE men's sunglasses FRAME MOD.2141 1252/M7 58-16 140 Brown/Gold polarized

Time Left: 15h 15m
$137.50 with 24 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA LEATHERS CHANGEABLES AVIATOR Sunglasses gold pilot 58mm

Time Left: 6d 11h 21m
$135.79 with 24 bids


Maui Jim Sunglasses Stingray 103-02 Gloss Black Grey Polarized

Time Left: 10h 57m
$133.13 with 2 bids


DITA - ATLAS DRX 2063 CT BLK 51  - AUTHENTIC SUNGLASSES - MADE IN JAPAN

Time Left: 3d 7h 10m
$133.13 with 1 bids


Maui Jim CASTAWAY Matte Black & Neutral Grey Polarized 187-02M

Time Left: 8h 44m
$132.50 with 3 bids


Mens Persol Italy Folding 714 Steve McQueen 54/21 140 sunglasses blue lenses

Time Left: 20h 48m
$130.00 with 23 bids


New Oakley Carbon Blade Sunglasses Matte Carbon, Black Polarized OO9174-07

Time Left: 3d 13h 58m
$129.99 with 1 bids


Cazal Sunglasses 906 Golden frame black lens

Time Left: 16h 34m
$127.50 with 3 bids


GUCCI 1627/S D28R6 Sunglasses Gloss Black/Gray PILOT ITALY STYLISH MAN Z0/25

Time Left: 18h 10m
$127.50 with 19 bids


Oakley Drop Point Sunglass OO9367-0860 Matte Black w/ Prizm Black Polarized Lens

Time Left: 5h 9m
$125.50 with 12 bids


vintage bl ray ban sunglasses 62mm Gold Ambermatic Shooter Aviator Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 13h 20m
$125.50 with 17 bids


Rare Oakley Pro Bluetooth Sunglasses Ltd. Ed. White Frame w/ Red XI Lenses

Time Left: 4d 14h 59m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Maui Jim Big Wave Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 19h 50m
$125.00 with 1 bids


PERSOL PO714 Foldable Sunglasses and Case Havana 24/51 140 2N Tortoise Mens

Time Left: 17h 36m
$124.99 with 1 bids


COSTA DEL MAR MAG BAY SUNGLASSES AA10 OGMGLP TORTOISE/GREEN GLASS 580G LENS

Time Left: 19h 36m
$124.99 with 1 bids


Cazal Sunglasses 866 white gold frame brown lens

Time Left: 16h 22m
$124.50 with 2 bids


CAZAL sunglasses 856 translucent clear frame pink lens

Time Left: 1d 16h 27m
$123.50 with 4 bids


Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses Dark Havana Blue Lenses Polarized Spcl Edtn

Time Left: 1d 9h 41m
$122.50 with 11 bids


Sunglasses Cazal Legends 902 Brown Gradient

Time Left: 16h 6m
$121.99 with 1 bids


NEW Maui Jim SEA HOUSE Silver & Blue Hawaii Polarized B772-17 b

Time Left: 1d 5m
$121.50 with 7 bids


OAKLEY JULIET RUBY X METAL FRAME / RUBY IRIDIUM

Time Left: 3d 15h 41m
$121.34 with 14 bids


Estate NOS 62 MM VINTAGE B&L RAYBAN W0229 G15 OUTDOORSMAN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 19h 23m
$118.50 with 4 bids


Ray-Ban Sunglasses Wayfarer 2140 Tortoise Shell Size Medium 50/22

Time Left: 2h 40m
$115.52 with 13 bids


Oakley Men's Eyepatch 2 Troy Lee Designs Signature Series Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 9h 42m
$115.00 with 1 bids


NWT RAY BAN Men's RB 4166 601/58 ALL SHINY BLACK/POLARIZED SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 3d 21h 14m
$114.45 with 1 bids


PERSOL 2747-S Sunglasses, Polarized & Photochromatic - MINT CONDITION

Time Left: 1d 11h 5m
$113.50 with 29 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 19h 31m
$112.50 with 10 bids


NEW Costa Del Mar JOSE Matte Gray & 580 Green Mirror 580P

Time Left: 1d 9h 21m
$112.00 with 1 bids


BALENCIAGA Aviator Sunglasses Gradient Lenses Made in Italy BA 31 RRP €300

Time Left: 11h 6m
$111.83 with 25 bids


Oakley Hijinx Stephen Murray Polished Black/Black Iridium 24-027 Stay Strong 

Time Left: 3d 8h 37m
$110.00 with 1 bids