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 C Six Aluminum Limited Edition Sunglasses Very Rare Only 1500 Made

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


OAKLEY MEDUSA (L) WITH GOGGLE

Time Left: 3d 1h 18m
$1,550.00 with 6 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Malmaison

Time Left: 5d 9h 36m
$1,525.00 with 15 bids


cartier sunglasses vintage engraved wood and gold EUC 

Time Left: 1d 17h 6m
$1,140.00 with 1 bids


OAKLEY MEDUSA (S)

Time Left: 3d 1h 4m
$1,009.00 with 20 bids


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

Time Left: 7h 7m
$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

Time Left: 11h 6m
$620.00 with 27 bids


louis vuitton sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 13h 39m
$560.00 with 52 bids


Cartier C Decor Platinum and Zanzibar Wood Rimless Sunglasses 

Time Left: 1d 3h 20m
$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

Time Left: 2d 4h 35m
$525.00 with 11 bids


Louis Vuitton 1.1 Millionaires Sunglasses Z1166E

Time Left: 12h 53m
$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

Time Left: 1d 3h 23m
$370.00 with 62 bids


oakley x-squared x metal rare sunglasses authentic

Time Left: 5h 14m
$355.00 with 15 bids


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

Time Left: 8d 10h 7m
$350.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Retired Oakley Juliet X Metal Black Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 12h 53m
$345.00 with 7 bids


Oakley mumbo M Frame Matte Clear Prizm Ruby iridum TNP Limited Edition

Time Left: 1d 6h 12m
$340.00 with 8 bids


new oakley x-squared Black 100% original titanium Number 000-03

Time Left: 15h 50m
$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

Time Left: 3d 8h 33m
$305.99 with 2 bids


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

Time Left: 8h 49m
$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 

Time Left: 5d 4h 34m
$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
$250.00 with 1 bids


Louis vuitton Clockwise Sunglasses

Time Left: 9h 11m
$250.00 with 1 bids


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
$250.00 with 1 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Wayfarer Deluxe Metal 80s USA matte gold limited sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 13h 31m
$249.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 14h 10m
$246.50 with 40 bids


Oakley X Metal Penny Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 10h 1m
$243.00 with 20 bids


oakley juliet metal sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 7h 9m
$236.50 with 13 bids


Louis Vuitton Attitude Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 7h 44m
$232.50 with 20 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal sunglasses PLASMA / ICE Lenses 04-153, very good condition

Time Left: 6d 14h 22m
$225.00 with 1 bids


Oakley X Metal Penny Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 15h 37m
$221.00 with 22 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 11h
$213.50 with 14 bids


oakley x metal juliet titanium polarized gray/iridium lenses 

Time Left: 3d 38m
$211.00 with 13 bids


VINTAGE WELSH MFG 1/10 12K GF GOLD FILLED AVIATOR SUNGLASSES Vietnam era!

Time Left: 6d 16h 16m
$210.50 with 3 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 18h 1m
$208.16 with 1 bids


CHROME HEARTS I DEATIT II Blue Gradient Lens Mens Silver Metal Frame Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 21h 49m
$207.50 with 22 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 14h 23m
$205.00 with 42 bids


NEW Cartier Unisex Sunglasses CT0176S 001 Gray Metal Frame

Time Left: 14h 4m
$202.50 with 29 bids


JACQUES MARIE MAGE - MOLINO 55 GLASSES BLACK- 100% Authentic

Time Left: 2d 4h 40m
$202.50 with 5 bids


🕶 RARE MAUI JIM HONOMANU POLARIZED TITANIUM MJ260-02D

Time Left: 1d 5h 49m
$200.00 with 7 bids


Oakley M frame Vintage Gold iridium sweep

Time Left: 5d 8h 56m
$200.00 with 1 bids


Cartier sunglasses 75 □ 15 115 Black/ platinum plated

Time Left: 2d 10h 11m
$195.00 with 1 bids


lunettes cartier santos

Time Left: 1d 1h 17m
$193.37 with 4 bids


Vintage Cartier Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 13h 20m
$188.50 with 11 bids


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


Cartier

Time Left: 5d 12h
$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


OAKLEY PIT BOSS II 2 MATTE BLACK - BLACK IRIDIUM

Time Left: 21h 57m
$180.50 with 23 bids


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

Time Left: 4d 12h 22m
$180.50 with 13 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 9h 27m
$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


COLLECTOR OAKLEY CROSSHAIR S POLISHED GOLD VR28 GOLD IRIDIUM 05-978 SUPER ETAT

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


RARE OAKLEY RACING JACKET (GEN 1) JET BLACK W/ GOLD IRIDIUM SUNGLASSES - VGC

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