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1970s IOM brand sunglasses ignited a bidding war on eBay.

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 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).


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


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.


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


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

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Oakley C Six Aluminum Limited Edition Sunglasses Very Rare Only 1500 Made

Time Left: 2d 17h 56m
$1,625.00 with 6 bids


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Cartier Sunglasses Malmaison

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$1,525.00 with 15 bids

cartier sunglasses vintage engraved wood and gold EUC 

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Vintage CARTIER occhiali DECOR C Chelsea Golden Sunglasses Rimless Lunette 001’s

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$898.28 with 1 bids

RARE!! Oakley ROMEO 1 X Metal Sunglasses with Box + Coin #s Match - NO RESERVE!!

Time Left: 14h 21m
$790.00 with 39 bids

Oakley Romeo X Metal Sunglasses With Black Iridium Lens. Vintage Oakleys.

Time Left: 4d 9h 5m
$760.00 with 16 bids

(2 PAIR) Oakley Romeo Juliet Tiranium

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$620.00 with 27 bids

louis vuitton sunglasses

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$560.00 with 52 bids

Cartier C Decor Platinum and Zanzibar Wood Rimless Sunglasses 

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$542.34 with 1 bids

Cartier Glasses Rimless Gold 53mm Vintage Frame Wood Metal buffalo

Time Left: 2d 7h 42m
$535.00 with 24 bids

*J.M.M Jacques Marie Mage TAOS HOPPER Sunglasses Limited Edition OFF WHITE

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$525.00 with 11 bids

Louis Vuitton 1.1 Millionaires Sunglasses Z1166E

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$510.00 with 7 bids

Oakley Romeo X Metal sunglasses with original box and coin

Time Left: 1d 2h 6m
$400.00 with 24 bids

Cartier Glasses Rimless Gold 53mm Vintage Frame Wood Metal buffalo

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$370.00 with 62 bids

oakley x-squared x metal rare sunglasses authentic

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$355.00 with 15 bids

Oakley Juliet X-Metal Ruby Red X-Men Cyclops Box Papers Coin Case

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Vintage Retired Oakley Juliet X Metal Black Iridium Sunglasses

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$345.00 with 7 bids

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$340.00 with 8 bids

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$315.00 with 9 bids

Cartier Sunglasses Brown Lens 55 17 135 Rimless C Decor Rx Glasses

Time Left: 22h 25m
$315.00 with 15 bids

Oakley Juliet X-Metal sunglasses PLASMA / ICE Lenses

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$305.99 with 2 bids

Oliver Peoples OP-523 Fight Club Blood Red cut lenses Tyler Durden fits 1998 OP

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$305.00 with 25 bids

Brand New DITA Sunglasses Rose gold Gradient Grey lens Unisex

Time Left: 1d 14h 19m
$305.00 with 49 bids

DUCATI Oakley Juliet Carbon/Black Iridium Sunglasses X-Metal/ Limited Edition

Time Left: 4d 12h 28m
$300.00 with 1 bids

cartier sunglasses men buffalo horn 

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$300.00 with 1 bids

Tom Ford Sunglasses TF5276 Lens:51mm Bridge:19mm Arm:140mm Rank:A

Time Left: 3d 19h 23m
$299.00 with 1 bids

Oakley Ducati Juliet X Metal Sunglasses - NO RESERVE. Box Papers Etc...

Time Left: 1d 2h 16m
$297.00 with 33 bids

Cartier Rimless Wood Sunglasses Gold Lignt blue lens 58-18-140mm new original

Time Left: 14h 14m
$285.00 with 61 bids

Oakley X-Metal XX/TiO2 Black Iridium Titanium Sunglasses

Time Left: 6d 14h 52m
$280.00 with 3 bids

Vintage Oakley Sub Zero #6 Planet X Red Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 17h 43m
$277.54 with 1 bids

Louis Vuitton Evidence Black Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 18h 10m
$270.00 with 68 bids

OAKLEY Juliet X-Metal / Black Iridium !Generalüberholt!Neue Gläser & Gummiteile

Time Left: 4d 4h 24m
$260.83 with 26 bids

Oakley Juliet X-Metal Sunglasses Rare!

Time Left: 13h 58m
$260.00 with 17 bids

Oakley x-squared Original titanium Sunglasses

Time Left: 6d 14h 30m
$260.00 with 2 bids

Oakley Juliet DUCATI 12-673 - Black Iridium Sunglasses X-Metal/ Ltd Edition

Time Left: 6d 7h 31m
$255.00 with 2 bids

Chrom Hearts Sunglasses.

Time Left: 5h 40m
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Louis vuitton Clockwise Sunglasses

Time Left: 9h 11m
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Cazal Vintage MOD163/3 COL08C Clear/Gray Sunglasses Men Retro

Time Left: 15h 48m
$250.00 with 11 bids

Vuarnet France Glacier PX5000 Sunglasses Climbing Mountaineering Skiing Shield

Time Left: 4d 8h 38m
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Vintage B&L Ray Ban Wayfarer Deluxe Metal 80s USA matte gold limited sunglasses

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New Cartier Rimless Wood Sunglasses Gold Lignt blue lens original with case

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Oakley X Metal Penny Sunglasses

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Louis Vuitton Attitude Sunglasses

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Oakley X Metal Penny Sunglasses

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OAKLEY Sunglasses Rare JULIET X-METAL DUCATI Collaboration Black Iridium Men's

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$213.50 with 14 bids

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$210.50 with 3 bids

Jacques Marie Mage Akira 47-24 Made in Japan Mint condition 

Time Left: 5d 18h 1m
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CHROME HEARTS I DEATIT II Blue Gradient Lens Mens Silver Metal Frame Sunglasses

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$207.50 with 22 bids

New Authentic Cazal Mod 856 COL 244 62 20 125 Sunglasses Made in Germany

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NEW Cartier Unisex Sunglasses CT0176S 001 Gray Metal Frame

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$202.50 with 29 bids


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$202.50 with 5 bids


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Oakley M frame Vintage Gold iridium sweep

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Cartier sunglasses 75 □ 15 115 Black/ platinum plated

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DITA FLIGHT 006 Sunglasses Silver Gray Frame Dark Gray Lens 7806-G-SMK-PLD-52

Time Left: 5d 23h 23m
$187.00 with 1 bids


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$183.50 with 5 bids

Vintage Ray Ban Caravan AMBERMATIC B&L Sunglasses Bausch&Lomb USA 58mm 1970s NEW

Time Left: 8d 23h 56m
$183.27 with 19 bids


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Mr. Leight Lexington w/ Oliver Peoples Custom OPX Glass lenses and case/cloth AG

Time Left: 4d 12h 22m
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Vintage Ray Ban Plainsman 1960's Mid Century B&L Sunglasses G15 Lenses Bad Frame

Time Left: 8h 46m
$178.50 with 12 bids

Persol Steve McQueen Folding Sunglasses 54mm Light Black/Blue Polarized

Time Left: 2d 7h 30m
$178.50 with 9 bids

Maui Jim Kawika Tortoise Frames Gold Lense MJ-257-16C Sunglasses

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$177.50 with 13 bids

Dita Decade Two Limited edition

Time Left: 1d 22h 4m
$177.04 with 2 bids

MAUI JIM BABY BEACH Rose Gold/Maui Sunrise Polarized Sunglasses ~ P245-16R

Time Left: 1d 12h 57m
$175.00 with 8 bids

cartier sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 13h 52m
$170.00 with 1 bids

Authentic Cartier Santos de Cartier Metal Gray Polarized Lenses MPV 1,145$ 

Time Left: 5d 3h 58m
$164.00 with 3 bids

Oakley Juliet Polished/Blue AS-IS (Parts/restore) JB026323 sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 12h 4m
$159.83 with 7 bids

Authentic Cartier Sunglasses CA0935 Black Gold Frame Brown/Dark Grey Lenses Men

Time Left: 1h 35m
$155.50 with 32 bids

costa del mar rincon 580g

Time Left: 13h 31m
$152.50 with 18 bids

Oakley M Frame Polished Black / Blue Iridium Heater + Chrome Iridium Sweep

Time Left: 14h 34m
$152.50 with 38 bids

Dita Mach Six Limited High-End Sunglasses With Cape

Time Left: 2d 22h 30m
$152.10 with 16 bids

Costa Del Mar Rincon Matte Smoke Blue Mirror 580P Sunglasses RIN 156 OBMP

Time Left: 4d 2h 52m
$151.00 with 8 bids

Garrett Leight California Sunglasses Clune TD 47-22

Time Left: 2h 38m
$150.00 with 20 bids

Oakley SI Gascan 75th Anniversary Iwo Jima Limited Edition of 300.

Time Left: 6d 5h 43m
$150.00 with 1 bids

Oakley PENNY Polished Titanium Frame-Titanium Polarized Lenses

Time Left: 5d 17h 43m
$149.53 with 5 bids

Men's Authentic Gucci GG0356S 003 Gold Sunglasses

Time Left: 23h 15m
$148.00 with 34 bids

Maui Jim Titanium Kapalua Frameless Sunglasses

Time Left: 1h 45m
$147.50 with 3 bids

oakley juliet x-metal sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 12h 59m
$147.50 with 7 bids

Vintage B&L Ray Ban sunglasses Metal W1910 B-15 Lens diamond hard

Time Left: 2h 27m
$145.50 with 6 bids


Time Left: 2d 7h 38m
$145.03 with 1 bids

New Oakley Madman Sunglasses Dark Carbon Black Iridium Polarized OO6019-06

Time Left: 1d 10h 43m
$143.50 with 24 bids

Oakley Split Jacket Infinite Hero Sunglasses Carbon w/ Violet Iridium lens

Time Left: 2d 16h 29m
$142.50 with 10 bids

Oakley M Frame Bright Chrome VR50 Titanium Sweep UNRELEASED Romeo C Six OTT Mars

Time Left: 6d 14h 43m
$142.50 with 9 bids

Cazal 991 001 Authentic Designer Sunglasses frames Black Gold Grey lens

Time Left: 14h 11m
$142.00 with 38 bids

Ray Ban RB3176 Flight Polarized Sunglasses

Time Left: 15h 49m
$140.00 with 1 bids

New Oakley Badman Sunglasses Dark Carbon w/ Black Iridium Polarized OO6020-04

Time Left: 9h 45m
$139.99 with 1 bids

RRP €1690 CHROME HEARTS Oval Pilot Sunglasses Polarized Frame Made in Japan

Time Left: 1d 8h 14m
$139.64 with 23 bids

Cazal New Vintage MOD659/3 Clear/Gold Gray Vogue Retro Sunglasses Men

Time Left: 20h 46m
$137.50 with 12 bids

Mens Oakley Jawbreaker Sunglasses 3 Lenses:Polarized,Ski,& Yellow Night Vision

Time Left: 1d 15h 25m
$137.50 with 21 bids

GUCCI Sunglasses Gucci - Dapper Dan - Black Eyewear

Time Left: 15h 52m
$135.50 with 22 bids


Time Left: 1d 8h 48m
$135.50 with 25 bids

COSTA DEL MAR matte black/blue mirror RINCONCITO POLARIZED 580P sunglasses! NEW!

Time Left: 1d 9h 34m
$135.50 with 16 bids

Costa del mar hamlin 580g

Time Left: 1d 14h 26m
$135.00 with 1 bids