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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

100% Authentic Cartier Black Horn

Time Left: 2h 20m
$2,650.00 with 19 bids


100% Authentic Cartier Bubinga Wood Eyeglasses Platinum

Time Left: 2h 27m
$1,000.00 with 4 bids


RRP $2170 Stefano Ricci black crocodile trim sunglasses. New with box

Time Left: 2h 22m
$715.00 with 46 bids


Cartier Benat Sunglasses platinum

Time Left: 11d 9h 12m
$611.62 with 1 bids


OAKLEY ROMEO PLASMA FRAME VERY RARE not Juliet Penny Medusa

Time Left: 17h 57m
$579.75 with 1 bids


vintage CARTIER sunglasses

Time Left: 9h 12m
$529.39 with 30 bids


Oakley Romeo 1 04-101 Titanium Gold Iridium Rare X-metal Serial Juliet XX Penny

Time Left: 1d 16h 43m
$510.00 with 46 bids


Authentic Louis Vuitton Millionaire Sunglasses Gold Plated Pharrell Virgil Abloh

Time Left: 3d 15h 50m
$500.71 with 1 bids


CARTIER Decor C Bellagio Black Sunglasses Rimless Occhiali Frame Brille Lunette

Time Left: 3d 19h 41m
$405.00 with 8 bids


100% AUTHENTIC LOUIS VUITTON w Receipt Conspiration Aviator Damier Sunglasses.

Time Left: 3d 18h 20m
$400.00 with 9 bids


Oakley Romeo 1 X Metal 

Time Left: 3d 21h 39m
$385.00 with 6 bids


Cartier Men's Rimless Sunglasses Genuine 140 AUTHENTIC Made In France Gradient 

Time Left: 5d 47m
$330.00 with 6 bids


Oakley Juliet X-metal polished frame w/ brand new fire iridium lenses

Time Left: 3h 26m
$306.00 with 15 bids


VINTAGE MINT AMERICAN OPTICAL AO GOLD 12K GF BAYONET PILOT SUNGLASSES W/CASE

Time Left: 4d 19h 57m
$300.00 with 2 bids


Cartier Glasses Gold Straightbacks

Time Left: 2d 18h 33m
$290.00 with 2 bids


NEW Oakley X Square X Metal Sunglasses w/ Lenses, Bag & Soft Vault Case.

Time Left: 2d 20h 1m
$271.00 with 6 bids


cartier glasses gold men

Time Left: 2d 17h 35m
$270.00 with 1 bids


Oakley x squared polished sunglasses vintage

Time Left: 3d 18h 5m
$255.00 with 15 bids


Cartier “Straightbacks” Glasses Silver/Stainless

Time Left: 5d 38m
$250.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Fallout Edition - Fuel Cell Sunglasses Limited Edition Rare

Time Left: 2d 21m
$216.14 with 1 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L Wayfarer Woodies Light Tiki Changeables Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 13h 57m
$207.56 with 19 bids


Brand New Dita Statesman Three (CLUB MASTER)Optical DRX 2064 F BLK RGD 52 Japan

Time Left: 21h 20m
$206.50 with 3 bids


lunettes cartier must

Time Left: 15h 33m
$205.27 with 1 bids


Louis Vuitton Mens "Attitude" Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 22h 47m
$202.50 with 19 bids


sunglasses black/blue STEFANO RICCI crocodile price 3000$

Time Left: 5d 14h 46m
$202.50 with 26 bids


PORSCHE DESIGN P8978 69MM GOLD FRAME/BROWN LENS

Time Left: 5d 4h 55m
$199.99 with 1 bids


Bono sunglasses Rg 191

Time Left: 14h 56m
$194.95 with 1 bids


Gianni Versace Medusa Sunglasses Mod S43 Col 07M Genuine Rare Vintage *NOS*

Time Left: 18h 8m
$192.39 with 1 bids


Louis Vuitton Evidence Z0240W White & Gold Glasses Sunglasses LV Aviator Style

Time Left: 2d 12h 33m
$192.39 with 1 bids


MONT BLANC EYEGLASSES 32013 Made In Italy Free Shipping NR NWT NIB Retail 415

Time Left: 5d 21h 57m
$190.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Jupiter Carbon Ferrari Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 16h 31m
$182.50 with 27 bids


Bvlgari Sunglasses 8025 Unisex Rare Bono U2 Brand NEW Rare

Time Left: 1d 20h 52m
$180.00 with 1 bids


Red-Tint Cartier Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 18h 47m
$170.00 with 2 bids


NWT PRADA Men’s SPR 54Q 5AV-0A7 SHINY SLVR/PURPLE GRADIENT SUNGLASSES 61/16/135

Time Left: 3h 30m
$168.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Carbon w/ Black Lens Sunglasses w/ Extra Ruby Lens USED

Time Left: 23h 50m
$167.50 with 4 bids


Cartier OVAL Sunglasses

Time Left: 51m 43s
$162.50 with 13 bids


RAY BAN RB 3428 ROAD SPIRIT 001/M4 AVIATOR POLARIZED 58 mm BLACK SUNGLASSES NEW

Time Left: 4d 2h 16m
$159.00 with 1 bids


Louis Vuitton Attitude Aviator Men's Sunglasses Z0260U AUTHENTIC SILVER 59 16 ML

Time Left: 4d 1h 44m
$154.50 with 12 bids


Oakley Pit Boss II (2) - OO9137-02 - Mint Complete - Polished Black/VR28 BIP

Time Left: 21h 58m
$152.66 with 5 bids


sunglasses black STEFANO RICCI crocodile price 3000$

Time Left: 6d 17h 11m
$152.50 with 14 bids


Cazal 607 Blk With Tinted Lens

Time Left: 14h 28m
$150.00 with 1 bids


Brand New Maui Jim Backswing Polarized sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 21h 4m
$150.00 with 1 bids


chrome hearts sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 20h 26m
$149.00 with 1 bids


B&L RAY-BAN SHOOTER 62[]8 G-15 Black Chrome 70s Shooting Bausch&Lomb Vintage USA

Time Left: 4d 16h 57m
$142.20 with 35 bids


NEW CAZAL MOD642 SUNGLASSES VINTAGE BROWN-TORTOISE FRAME BROW LENS GRADIENT 642

Time Left: 1d 20h 18m
$138.00 with 4 bids


Men’s Tom Ford designer sunglasses, great condition Pre owned, only worn twice. 

Time Left: 21h 35m
$135.00 with 1 bids


AUC4344 Costa Del Mar TF01OBMGLP, Polarized Fantail Blackout Blue Mirror 580G

Time Left: 4d 51m
$132.50 with 25 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L U.S.A. Masterpiece Precious Metals ODM Aviator Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 11h 50m
$129.58 with 30 bids


Oakley Badman Sunglasses Carbon w Ruby Iridium Polarized not a c e wire x-metal

Time Left: 1d 22h 36m
$127.50 with 2 bids


GREAT VINTAGE OAKLEY MONSTER DOG CRYSTAL BLACK W/ BLACK IRIDIUM RARE SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 3d 19h 56m
$127.50 with 29 bids


OAKLEY X METAL BADMAN Plazma Sapphire Iridium Polarized OO6020-04 USA Case & Bag

Time Left: 4d 14h 20m
$127.50 with 4 bids


DITA Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 14h 53m
$127.50 with 8 bids


GARRETT LEIGHT Dewey Hampton Style Sunglasses PRISTINE Condition 46mm Tortoise

Time Left: 4d 20h 13m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Maybach Sunglasses.Made In Germany. RRP £1600Perfect condition!

Time Left: 4d 11h
$122.66 with 1 bids


vintage bugatti sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 17h 21m
$122.50 with 2 bids


Brand New - Maui Jim WIKI WIKI Polarized Aviator Silver Frame Sunglasses B246-17

Time Left: 1d 21h 15m
$121.50 with 5 bids


Oakley Radar Bluetooth Trainer Sport Sunglasses

Time Left: 18h 31m
$119.00 with 1 bids


Maui Jim Peahi Polarized Sunglasses Mahi Mahi/Blue Mirror Glass 202-71 Mahimahi

Time Left: 5d 3m
$119.00 with 2 bids


**Ray-Ban Mirrored Clubmaster RB3507-137/70-49 Silver Sunglasses**

Time Left: 12h 21m
$118.79 with 8 bids


OAKLEY JAW BREAKER - Polished Black Polarised Iridium + Prizm Road Lens / EUCWB

Time Left: 4d 16h 47m
$118.79 with 15 bids


Oakley Crosshair 2.0 Steel Grey Black Lens (2012) 64-15-122

Time Left: 17h 28m
$112.50 with 4 bids


Oakley Wind/Split Jacket OO9142-01 Men's Sunglasses 61/18 126 /STZ303

Time Left: 3d 21h 24m
$112.50 with 4 bids


Oakley Inmate Polished Black/Warm Grey Sunglasses (05-632)

Time Left: 2d 14h 4m
$112.33 with 15 bids


OAKLEY BADMAN SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 1d 16h 26m
$107.50 with 6 bids


Persol Steve McQueen - Folding Sunglasses - Black - 714 - 95/31

Time Left: 4d 16h 30m
$106.19 with 13 bids


Louis Vuitton Men's Evidence Sunglasses Z0105W Black & Gold Frame Aviator Style

Time Left: 5d 4h 3m
$105.00 with 5 bids


oliver peoples gregory peck sunglasses with clear frames

Time Left: 4d 15h 51m
$104.59 with 5 bids


Persol Polarized sunglasses. 2 Pair

Time Left: 14h 39m
$103.50 with 2 bids


cartier glasses wood and silver

Time Left: 4d 16h 7m
$103.50 with 11 bids


Oliver Peoples Sunspectacles Vintage MASEK Acetate Retro eye Frames

Time Left: 8h 58m
$103.17 with 1 bids


Costa Del Mar Rincon Smoke Crystal w/ Blue Mirror 580 G Glass Lens Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 20h 13m
$102.50 with 18 bids


New Oakley Badman Sunglasses Petwer w/ Tungsten Iridium Plarized OO6020-02

Time Left: 1d 1h 1m
$101.00 with 6 bids


Costa Del Mar Reefton Sunglasses Matte Gray Blue Mirror 580G Genuine Glasses

Time Left: 17h 47m
$100.00 with 1 bids


Oakley SI Tombstone Reap Prizm 3 Lens Array Shooting Glasses OO9267-05

Time Left: 23h 40m
$100.00 with 6 bids


Gucci GG 1041/S EVX/T8 Matte Brown/Black Polarized Men's Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 22h 53m
$100.00 with 1 bids


Men’s Gucci Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 22h 1m
$100.00 with 1 bids


AUTHENTIC 1980'S ORIGINAL OAKLEY FROGSKINS SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 3d 20h 29m
$100.00 with 1 bids


MAUI JIM BABY BEACH POLARIZED HS245-16 SUNGLASSES GOLD FRAME/HCL BRONZE LENS b

Time Left: 20h 2m
$99.99 with 1 bids


Oakley Frogskins - Fire Flora

Time Left: 4d 5h 42m
$99.06 with 8 bids


Costa Del Mar Brine BR-22 Gunmetal Frame Silver Mirror lens 580G Glass Polarized

Time Left: 2d 21h 29m
$99.00 with 11 bids


RARE Genuine PRADA SPR 60I Brown Gold Sunglasses 5AK- 6S1 Retail $450.00

Time Left: 4d 58m
$99.00 with 1 bids


NWT PRADA LINEA ROSSA Men’s SPS 03Q-F UR6-2E2 MIRRORED SUNGLASSES 59/16/145

Time Left: 2d 6h 58m
$98.79 with 1 bids


New Oakley GASCAN 9014-3560 Sunglasses Matte Steel w/ Prizm Black Polarized

Time Left: 1d 7h 36m
$98.00 with 1 bids


Costa Del Mar Corbina CB-18 Silver Frame Blue mirror 580G Polarized 2017 New

Time Left: 2d 21h 57m
$98.00 with 19 bids


Oakley Inmate

Time Left: 7d 18h 58m
$97.47 with 1 bids


New Authentic Oakley Tincan Black Chrome w/ Black Iridium Polarized Lens Ferrari

Time Left: 11h 25m
$96.00 with 10 bids


Stingray Gloss Black Frame / Bronze Polarized maui jim sunglasses men polarized

Time Left: 1d 17h 48m
$92.55 with 3 bids


NEW!! AUTHENTIC MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES FREIGHT TRAIN Aviator 326-02 BLACK/GRAY

Time Left: 16h 51m
$91.03 with 12 bids


VERSACE VE 2021 100213 1002/13 GOLD BROWN GRADIENT AUTHENTIC SUNGLASSES FREE SPG

Time Left: 1d 21h 41m
$91.00 with 2 bids


Costa Del Mar Harpoon HR-10 Tortoise Frame Gray 580G Polarized 2018 New

Time Left: 2d 21h 50m
$91.00 with 9 bids


Oakley Razor Blades, Seafoam Green Frame with Fire Lens

Time Left: 3d 8h 37m
$91.00 with 12 bids


Oakley MAD MAN OO6019-02 42X29 PEWTER Men's Sunglasses AUTHENTIC New

Time Left: 6d 4m
$91.00 with 25 bids


VINTAGE B&L RAY BAN W0930 SHINY BLACK G15 SMALL GATSBY STYLE 1 SUNGLASSES 1980's

Time Left: 2d 10h 50m
$90.37 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 19h 44m
$89.99 with 1 bids


Serengeti Ettore Sunglasses Sanded black/brown Polarized Driver

Time Left: 22h 30m
$89.99 with 1 bids


Oakley Oo9188 Flak Jacket 2.0 XL Polished Black Polarized (Asian Fit) -New!

Time Left: 1d 18h 42m
$89.88 with 7 bids


Oakley Flak Jacket Lot XLJ Polarized

Time Left: 2d 1h 24m
$89.00 with 9 bids


Oakley Jawbreaker Polarised Mens Sunglasses - Polished Primz ~ One Size

Time Left: 13h 27m
$88.51 with 9 bids


Maui Jim Breakwall Sport Polarized Sunglasses w/ Case - PC-BG MJ - 422-26

Time Left: 4d 44m
$87.56 with 4 bids


Oakley SI M Frame 2.0 Hybrid Array Glasses - Matte Black/Clear (11-138)

Time Left: 2h 44m
$87.00 with 3 bids