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 Juliet Sunglasses Limited Gold 24K 750 Titanium Iridium Polarized 24-293

Time Left: 1d 5h 59m
$810.04 with 14 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L WINGS Sunglasses gold aviator brown pilot ski 80s

Time Left: 1h 33m
$517.22 with 40 bids


Oakley Romeo 1 - X-METAL - Titanium

Time Left: 57m 38s
$510.00 with 10 bids


OAKLEY PENNY X METAL SUNGLASSES LOW SERIAL # PV015988 TITANIUM WITH VR28 LENSES

Time Left: 4d 23h 38m
$455.00 with 2 bids


watch oakley infinite hero super rare

Time Left: 1d 2h 20m
$405.00 with 24 bids


NIB Super Rare 2001 VINTAGE OAKLEY JULIET X METAL Tio2 VR28 Black Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 5d 22h 53m
$405.00 with 10 bids


Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses 714SM Havana/Blue 96/S3 52mm New and Unworn

Time Left: 1h 13m
$397.47 with 32 bids


Truly Authentic Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses Z0350W Est. Retail Price $760

Time Left: 53m 5s
$382.10 with 1 bids


very rare oakley over the top sunglasses with microfiber bag

Time Left: 2d 17h 33m
$380.00 with 1 bids


Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses New, Authentic.

Time Left: 2d 23h 45m
$344.55 with 20 bids


Dita Grandmaster Two Black/Gold Limited Edition Sunglasses DRX-2009E-T-54-18

Time Left: 2d 2h 6m
$305.00 with 2 bids


Cartier aviator sunglassess for men

Time Left: 2d 1h 41m
$301.70 with 15 bids


Cartier aviator sunglassess for men black silver

Time Left: 1h 45m
$300.00 with 12 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Silver Frame with Blue lenses

Time Left: 6h 34m
$300.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Polished with Red Lenses

Time Left: 8h 5m
$300.00 with 1 bids


Louis Vuitton  black sunglasses pre-owned

Time Left: 1d 12h 16m
$300.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X Metal Frame Ruby Lenses

Time Left: 3d 5h 47m
$299.00 with 2 bids


Oakley juliet x-metal sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 6h 47m
$285.00 with 20 bids


VERY RARE OAKLEY JULIET TI02 1st GEN SUNGLASS w/ VR28 & ICE IR. POLARIZED LENSE

Time Left: 1d 6h 38m
$276.66 with 43 bids


New Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses 100% Authentic unisex white

Time Left: 4d 2h 23m
$275.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X Metal Sunglasses , With Box

Time Left: 1d 2h 5m
$261.16 with 14 bids


Oakley Juliet Ducati Edition

Time Left: 18h 33m
$260.00 with 12 bids


CHROME HEARTS Sunglasses GRAND BEAST GP-EBPV

Time Left: 7h 42m
$255.00 with 19 bids


Two sets of Oakley Half X, X Metal

Time Left: 5d 2h 30m
$255.00 with 2 bids


OAKLEY JULIET GLASSES , PLASMA FRAME , FIRE IRIDIUM LENSES, BEEN SERVICED .

Time Left: 4d 2h 7m
$254.79 with 26 bids


OAKLEY XX X-METAL GOLD / 24K GOLD IRIDIUM SUNGLASSES. Rare and collectible.

Time Left: 6d 21h 23m
$254.79 with 1 bids


Genuine Rare GIANNI VERSACE Vintage SUNGLASSES MOD 618/B COL. 852.

Time Left: 7d 39m
$253.52 with 1 bids


Cartier Aviator Sunglasses wood frame

Time Left: 1h 27m
$250.00 with 16 bids


Cartier Rimless Aviator Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 3h 23m
$250.00 with 1 bids


Hilton Monaco rimless sunglasses

Time Left: 6d 4h 59m
$250.00 with 1 bids


occhiali Cartier Vendome Santos

Time Left: 3d 19h 35m
$229.32 with 45 bids


Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses

Time Left: 23h 19m
$217.85 with 18 bids


Oakley Penny X Metal sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 23h 30m
$212.50 with 2 bids


Vintage Ray Ban USA B&L MYSTIC II Sunglasses gold aviator square caravan echelon

Time Left: 1h 37m
$211.48 with 62 bids


OAKLEY JULIET X METAL RUBY # 24-125

Time Left: 3d 18h 55m
$207.50 with 3 bids


KITH X Oakley X Coke Frogkin Oakley Lite Ruby

Time Left: 5d 5h 57m
$207.50 with 3 bids


Cartierr Men's Sunglasses Rectangular

Time Left: 1d 1h 48m
$205.50 with 21 bids


PERSOL 2720 James Bond Casino Royale

Time Left: 5d 20h 53m
$205.35 with 1 bids


Oakley X-Metal Juliet Sunglasses Limited Edition Ducati Class

Time Left: 1d 3h 40m
$205.11 with 11 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Changeable Blue Aviator Shooter 62mm NEW w/ Tags Cable Temps

Time Left: 8h 3m
$202.50 with 33 bids


Oakley Valve JP Montoya Signature Limited Dark Grey w Ice Iridium 12-675 Splice

Time Left: 8h 23m
$199.97 with 1 bids


New in Case DITA Sunglasses FLIGHT SEVEN DTS111 PALLADIUM TITANIUM PILOT

Time Left: 23h 11m
$192.50 with 12 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Changeable Green Aviator Shooter 62mm NEW w/o Tags Cables

Time Left: 1d 8h 34m
$192.50 with 15 bids


NEW UBER MINT+ Oakley Two Face Ferrari Matte Black with Black Iridium OO9189-20

Time Left: 8h 33m
$189.97 with 1 bids


Oakley Sunglasses Carbon Blade Carbon Fiber W/ Prizm Daily Polarized #OO9174-07

Time Left: 3d 11h 47m
$189.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Ray Ban USA B&L INERTIA Sunglasses sliver aviator wrap biker olympian

Time Left: 1h 4m
$186.00 with 30 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA ROUND TORTUGA CHANGEABLES Sunglasses gold john lennon

Time Left: 1h 15m
$183.45 with 39 bids


Mykita Sun No. 1 DAN Sonnenbrille MY+ POLARISIERT HANDMADE IN GERMANY

Time Left: 1h 48m
$181.40 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X Metal Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 14h 39m
$180.90 with 11 bids


Authentic LOUIS VUITTON Evidence Sunglasses Z0350W

Time Left: 1h 9m
$174.53 with 17 bids


VERSACE Men’s 4044-B GB1/87 Swarovski Crystal Sunglasses 60¤15 120 3N Black

Time Left: 6h 26m
$173.50 with 19 bids


oakley madman polarized x metal ruby no mars

Time Left: 1d 45m
$169.99 with 1 bids


OLIVER PEOPLES Sunglasses - O'Malley Amber Tortoise OV 5183 1171 Japan 45 22 145

Time Left: 22h 22m
$167.50 with 4 bids


Pilla Hawk/Panther 3 Lens Frame Set

Time Left: 11h 43m
$165.60 with 1 bids


NEW Oakley Sunglasses Racing Jacket Retina Burn W/ Prizm Road Lenses OO9171-3962

Time Left: 5d 9h 19m
$165.00 with 1 bids


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Time Left: 4m 33s
$164.34 with 25 bids


OLIVER PEOPLES Gregory Peck Crystal Sunglasses OV5217S - 1101R8

Time Left: 2d 3h 3m
$163.50 with 6 bids


Oakley Juliet X Metal Sunglasses, Emerald Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 8d 17h 24m
$163.07 with 14 bids


New! Oakley Badman Plasma Sunglasses Sapphire Iridium Polarized OO6020-04

Time Left: 4h 59m
$160.50 with 14 bids


Thom Browne tortoiseshell TB 500 sunglasses, no box

Time Left: 1d 20m
$159.12 with 1 bids


NEW Oakley Offshoot Black 24K Gold Iridium Lenses-Shaun White-NEW IN BOX

Time Left: 3d 3h 36m
$159.00 with 1 bids


BRAND NEW: Tart Arnel Eyeglasses, Smoke Brown Frame w Clear Lenses, 42-24

Time Left: 3d 6h 32m
$157.50 with 9 bids


Cazal 623 brown & gold size 57-16-140 classics 🔥🔥

Time Left: 3d
$155.60 with 1 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Bausch & Lomb Sunglasses 12K Gold/Tortuga 100% Original

Time Left: 1d 22h 33m
$155.50 with 8 bids


Ray-Ban LiteForce Men's Polarized Black Sunglasses 4179 601-S/9A 3P

Time Left: 2d 20h 42m
$152.50 with 31 bids


Authentic MAUI JIM Sunglasses Men's VOLCANO MJ142-02 Discontinued w/Case-Japan

Time Left: 7h 18m
$151.00 with 14 bids


VINTAGE B&L RAY BAN USA SHOOTING SHOOTERs AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 1d 7h 3m
$150.00 with 11 bids


GUCCI 2252/S Men's Aviator Sunglasses M7AEU Gray 62-13-135

Time Left: 1d 22h 52m
$150.00 with 24 bids


Ray Ban Men’s RB 8305 082/83 CARBON FIBER/GREY POLARIZED P3 SUNGLASSES 64/14

Time Left: 2d 19h 31m
$150.00 with 13 bids


Oakley RADAR EV PATH Prizm Harmony Fade Ruby OO9208-5938 NIB

Time Left: 1d 7h 27m
$149.75 with 1 bids


Oakley Deviation Team U.S.A. - Limited Edition - Rare Find!

Time Left: 5m 47s
$146.50 with 6 bids


Oakley Carbon Shift Sunglasses - Prizm Daily Polarized

Time Left: 4h 36m
$145.50 with 20 bids


Oakley juliet x metal sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 4h 1m
$142.68 with 9 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Polished with Linegear Deep Red Lenses worth $60.00

Time Left: 6d 6h 33m
$142.50 with 6 bids


New Authentic Tom Ford FT 0367 River Polarized Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 2h 43m
$140.00 with 1 bids


New IC! Berlin M5 Hackescher Markt Grey Marble frame Snglasses Eyeglasses

Time Left: 3d 55m
$139.99 with 1 bids


New Maui Jim Kahuna Sunglasses Gunmetal Frame/Neutral Grey Lens  MJ 162-02 

Time Left: 2d 1h 46m
$139.50 with 18 bids


Costa Del Mar Blackfin BL-10 Tortoise Frame Silver Mirror 580G Glass Lens New

Time Left: 6h 10m
$137.50 with 22 bids


THOM BROWNE NEW YORK TB-401-D-T-NVY-49.5 AUTHENTIC SUNGLASSES -  MADE IN JAPAN

Time Left: 8h 1m
$137.50 with 12 bids


Gucci sunglasses aviator men 1906/S

Time Left: 5d 11h 54m
$135.00 with 1 bids


NWT VERSACE Men’s 2175 1252/11ALL SHINY GOLD/GRADIENT SUNGLASSES 60/17/140

Time Left: 1d 5h 4m
$133.58 with 2 bids


Vintage Ray Ban USA B&L CLASSIC ROUND METAL Sunglasses black john lennon circle

Time Left: 2h 4m
$132.49 with 30 bids


Moscot Lemtosh Sunglasses Tortoise/Green

Time Left: 20h 51m
$131.22 with 12 bids


Persol Men's Black Sunglasses PO2747S Excellent Condition $130 (Orig $280)

Time Left: 6d 2h 54m
$130.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA TRADITIONALS CHANGEABLES E-1 Sunglasses wayfarer square

Time Left: 1h 45m
$129.94 with 33 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA ORBS SQUARE MIRRORED Sunglasses metal aviator caravan

Time Left: 1h 19m
$128.67 with 41 bids


Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses GENUINE

Time Left: 1d 6h 31m
$128.67 with 2 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Olympic Deep Groove Aviator Outdoorsman 62mm NEW with/ Tags

Time Left: 2d 9h 4m
$128.00 with 12 bids


RAY BAN Vintage 70’s Kalichrome Bullet Hole Shooter Aviator Glasses - USA

Time Left: 4d 6m
$127.50 with 2 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Ambermatic Aviator Outdoorsman 58mm NEW w/ Hang Tags -Cables

Time Left: 4d 9h 5m
$127.50 with 14 bids


Ray Ban Wayfarer Leather Hand Made in Italy Black MINT RRP £250

Time Left: 1h 51m
$127.40 with 1 bids


Bono Sunglasses Bvlgari 8025 732 125 3N U2 360 tour

Time Left: 6d 16h 10m
$127.40 with 7 bids


Supreme Plaza Sunglasses Magenta

Time Left: 4h 3m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Zero 0.1 Vintage Retro Original

Time Left: 7h 44m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Holbrook™ sunglasses matte black frame jade iridium lens - NEW!!

Time Left: 23h 21m
$125.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 5h 4m
$124.87 with 1 bids


Oakley Sunglasses Conductor 6 OO4106-07 Lead Prizm Daily Polarized (new)

Time Left: 1h 6m
$122.36 with 3 bids


Oakley Jawbreaker Sunglasses OO9290-2031 Matte Black Prizm Road NEW

Time Left: 3d 1h 13m
$122.30 with 19 bids


Cazal 627 Sunglasses Black Frame Gray Lens

Time Left: 5h 14m
$120.89 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet Sunglasses Emerald Iridium Titanium Frame

Time Left: 3d 9h 43m
$120.00 with 33 bids