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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 MEDUSA Helmet size small

Time Left: 7d 5h 12m
$755.00 with 49 bids


Cartier vintage high fashion gold tone round sunglasses w/ box

Time Left: 2d 11h 40m
$525.00 with 56 bids


Oakley XX ti02 x-metal W/ matching box. Rare Vintage juliet romeo mars elite

Time Left: 4d 15h 40m
$383.00 with 11 bids


OAKLEY ROMEO 1 X METAL - PRE OWNED MADE IN USA

Time Left: 8h 28m
$380.00 with 7 bids


Oakley X Metal Juliet X Metal Frame / Black Iridium Lens 04-110 1999 J154501

Time Left: 3d 6h 17m
$305.00 with 8 bids


NEW Authentic LOUIS VUITTON Millionaire Evidence Sunglasses Black Silver Supreme

Time Left: 5d 11h 40m
$305.00 with 46 bids


American Optical Men's Aviators 1/10 12K Gold Filled 5 1/2" Vietnam era sunglass

Time Left: 5d 11h 55m
$299.99 with 1 bids


Oakley X Metal Juliet Polished / Fire Iridium Lens 04-126 1999-2003 JP012414

Time Left: 3d 5h 45m
$280.00 with 11 bids


LOUIS VUITTON LV MONOGRAM CITY MASK SP SUNGLASSES RARE MADE IN ITALY NEW $1

Time Left: 9h 20m
$265.00 with 49 bids


cartier sunglasses men authentic

Time Left: 47s
$256.00 with 20 bids


Oakley X Squared Metal Plasma Blue Ice Lens # 006011-02 Men's Sunglasses w Coin

Time Left: 2d 12h 18m
$251.45 with 2 bids


CARTIER SANTOS SPORT SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 14h 15m
$249.00 with 1 bids


NEW Authentic LOUIS VUITTON X SUPREME CITY MASK SP SUNGLASSES Z0986U Pop Up

Time Left: 5d 12h 3m
$212.50 with 34 bids


CAZAL 963 sunglasses gold tortoise gradient brown side shields 951 955 vintage

Time Left: 5d 5h 56m
$212.44 with 17 bids


SALT Optics "Fransisco" Unisex Aviator Titanium Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 10h 21m
$202.49 with 22 bids


NEW! PERSOL STEVE McQUEEN SPECIAL EDITION 96/S3 LITE HAVANA BLUE POLAR 54MM LENS

Time Left: 2d 4h 55m
$200.50 with 3 bids


Men's DITA Preowned Fashion Vintage Oversized Retro Eyeglasses Sunglasses Gold

Time Left: 12h 12m
$200.00 with 36 bids


Fred Men Readinglasses Frame

Time Left: 1d 11h 58m
$200.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Gray Sunglasses w/ Case 04-146

Time Left: 1d 6h 35m
$182.50 with 31 bids


Authentic Louis Vuitton Attitude Sunglasses Z0259U Gold for Men

Time Left: 1d 12h 56m
$180.50 with 38 bids


OAKLEY Frank Kozik HIJINX Artist Series 12-798 Polished Black / Warm Grey RARE!

Time Left: 3d 4h 29m
$180.00 with 1 bids


New! Oakley Tinfoil Carbon Sunglasses Satin Black Iridium Polarized OO6018-02

Time Left: 2d 3h 17m
$175.50 with 19 bids


Oakley XX X Metal RARE DILLON Black AuthCustom Cut Lenses Mounted Once for fit

Time Left: 2d 4h 46m
$175.00 with 1 bids


Versace Sunglasses MOD 4044-B Black

Time Left: 2d 6h 57m
$174.50 with 49 bids


New OAKLEY ~CARBON BLADE POLARIZED~ Sunglasses OO9174-03 BLACK IRIDIUM

Time Left: 10h 24m
$172.50 with 7 bids


BRAND NEW BOSE FRAMES AUDIO BLUETOOTH SUNGLASSES - ALTO BNIB

Time Left: 13h 55m
$172.50 with 6 bids


VINTAGE RAY BAN B&L AMBERMATIC GOLD AVIATOR SUNGLASSES wrap around SHOOTERS

Time Left: 2d 13h 10m
$172.50 with 15 bids


Oakley Crosshair 2.0 Polished Gold Bronze Polarized OO4044-02 Wire RARE

Time Left: 3d 9h 43m
$169.00 with 2 bids


PERSOL 714 96/S3 STEVE McQUEEN Folding Sunglasses 54mm LT Havana/Blue Lens 

Time Left: 1d 4h 29m
$167.50 with 7 bids


Oakley Splice FMJ Silver-Crystal/Ice Iridium Sunglasses Rare Vintage

Time Left: 2d 59m
$165.00 with 1 bids


VINTAGE BAUSCH & LOMB New Ray Ban SUNGLASSES GLACIER ARCTIC CATS LEATHER SKI

Time Left: 8h 36m
$160.00 with 2 bids


Oakley Pro Racing Jacket NOT ROMEO JULIET X-METAL MEDUSA SKULL VINTAGE RARE!!

Time Left: 3h 23m
$155.50 with 11 bids


OLIVER PEOPLES Gregory Peck OV5186.45*23*150. Outlet. Italy.

Time Left: 2d 18h 6m
$155.50 with 3 bids


Aether Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 17h 31m
$153.50 with 2 bids


Oakley Jawbone Sunglasses,Matte White,Polarized!!,Three Lenses & All Accessories

Time Left: 1d 11h 11m
$151.50 with 8 bids


GUCCI Men's Sunglasses GG 2252/S R63Z0 Matte / Blue Mirror Aviator 62mm

Time Left: 1d 11h 55m
$150.50 with 18 bids


Sunglasses Aston Martin hexagon aviator Navy/Gold Polarized new

Time Left: 7h 5m
$149.96 with 8 bids


Tom Ford Men's Sunglasses River TF367 (Polarized)

Time Left: 4d 4h 17m
$149.99 with 1 bids


MOSCOT LEMTOSH Sunglasses in Olive Todd Snyder Collaboration AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 5d 6h 58m
$149.99 with 1 bids


Oakley Eyeshade Yellow Rare Vintage Collector Box Limited Display

Time Left: 5d 57m
$145.89 with 1 bids


New Cartier Sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 12m
$140.93 with 1 bids


MAUI JIM® KANAIO COAST POLARIZED B766-08C MEN'S SUNGLASSES, BLUE HAWAII GLASS

Time Left: 7h 10m
$140.00 with 2 bids


Maui Jim Men's Sunglasses Polarzied Shoal Gumetal Black

Time Left: 1d 23h 24m
$139.98 with 3 bids


OAKLEY Monster Dog Sunglasses CUSTOM CLEAR Frames RARE

Time Left: 5d 2h 15m
$138.50 with 11 bids


Oakley Hijinx Who Is This Kid UK Exclusive Very Limited

Time Left: 1d 5h 55m
$134.67 with 1 bids


Costa Del Mar Sun Glasses. Brine. 1.50 Reader. 

Time Left: 11h 24m
$132.50 with 8 bids


Men's/Women's Cartier Preowned Vintage Retro Fashion Vintage Glasses Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 14h 31m
$132.50 with 32 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Unisex

Time Left: 2d 10h 32m
$132.50 with 7 bids


New! Oakley Carbon Blade Sunglasses Carbon Fiber Prizm Daily Polarized OO9174-07

Time Left: 6d 3h 43m
$130.50 with 4 bids


Versace Men's Sunglasses VE2174 59mm Frame Polarized Gradient Gray Lenses 

Time Left: 3h 6m
$130.00 with 1 bids


New Oakley Men's Plaintiff Squared Sunglasses - Chrome/Red Irridium Rare

Time Left: 4d 45m
$130.00 with 1 bids


New OAKLEY BADMAN TUNGSTEN IRIDIUM POLARIZED Sunglasses OO6020-02 PEWTER

Time Left: 3d 10h 20m
$129.95 with 1 bids


Costa Del Mar PERMIT Black & 580 Green Mirror Glass 580G

Time Left: 2d 13h 19m
$129.00 with 22 bids


Maui Jim Local Kine Sunglasses - New - Black Frame With Green Lens - MSRP $250

Time Left: 1d 25m
$127.50 with 14 bids


New! Oakley Carbon Blade Sunglasses Carbon Fiber Black Iridium Polarized 9174-03

Time Left: 5d 2h 22m
$125.50 with 3 bids


Used Persol 649 Small Havana/Polarized Brown Sunglasses "Steve McQueen"

Time Left: 3h 45m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Maui Jim Sandbar Polarized Men Sunglasses - Black and Grey

Time Left: 1d 6h 40m
$125.00 with 9 bids


William Painter - The Oasis Titanium Polarized Sunglasses Tortoise/Gold. NEW

Time Left: 1d 9h 13m
$125.00 with 1 bids


cartier sunglasses men

Time Left: 6d 4h 46m
$123.00 with 1 bids


Oakley OO9175-34 Ferrari Garage Rock Polished Black Frame Warm Grey Lens NEW

Time Left: 6d 3h 53m
$119.99 with 1 bids


VERSACE SUNGLASSES MODEL VE 2206

Time Left: 1d 9h 48m
$118.50 with 10 bids


RETROSUPERFUTURE Vision Black Occhiali Da Sole 50/20

Time Left: 2d 3h 56m
$117.84 with 1 bids


Oakley JAW BREAKER OO9290-14 Black Frame/ Photochromic lens 100% AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 1d 6h 25m
$117.50 with 22 bids


RRP €380 TOM FORD Square Sunglasses 100% UV Gradient Lenses Made in Italy

Time Left: 1d 6h 7m
$117.47 with 27 bids


B&L RAY BAN 50th Anniversary Matte Black CATS 5000 AVIATOR SUNGLASSES RB 50 BL

Time Left: 12h 29m
$115.50 with 3 bids


BMW Motorradjacke Rallye Herren schwarz/rot Größe 56 Nagelneu mit Etikett!!!!

Time Left: 4d 3h 41m
$113.35 with 6 bids


BMW Motorradhose Atlantis Herren Größe 56 Original und Nagelneu mit Etikett

Time Left: 6d 2h 48m
$113.35 with 7 bids


Cartier Paris Made in France Customized 49[]18 Gold halbrand Sonnenbrille

Time Left: 2d 4h 2m
$113.35 with 11 bids


GUCCI Men's Sunglasses GG 2252/S R63Z0 Matte / Blue Mirror Aviator 62mm

Time Left: 3d 11h 46m
$112.50 with 23 bids


New! Oakley Carbon Shift Sunglasses Black Prizm Black Polarized OO9302-0862

Time Left: 5d 2h 23m
$112.50 with 2 bids


Serengeti 7791 Titanium Spring Polarized PhD Silver Aviator Sunglasses Mens

Time Left: 4d 4h 41m
$109.99 with 1 bids


NEW Oakley Radar Pace Sunglasses w/ Bluetooth trainer - Black Prizm Road

Time Left: 1d 1h 34m
$108.50 with 9 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA SIGNET DELUXE Sunglasses gold olympian caravan aviator

Time Left: 5d 5h 44m
$107.47 with 25 bids


NEW Oakley JAW BREAKER OO9290-14 Black Frame/ Photochromic lens 100% AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 2d 11h 1m
$105.50 with 40 bids


RAY BAN SUNGLASSES WAYFARER MAX VINTAGE USA B&L Excellent Condition

Time Left: 22h 47m
$104.97 with 31 bids


Costa DEL207OSGGLP Del Mar Matte Tide Pool Frame Silver Mirror Polarized 580G

Time Left: 2d 4h 37m
$105.00 with 1 bids


Oakley - Polarized Straight Jacket 2.0 - Gray Smoke / Bronze Polarized

Time Left: 2d 6h 48m
$105.00 with 2 bids


Costa Rincon 580g Gray smoke Green Mirror Sunglasses

Time Left: 14h 21m
$104.50 with 16 bids


Ray-Ban Chromance Square Polarized Flash/Mirror Sunglasses Men's

Time Left: 4h 33m
$103.50 with 3 bids


NEW Oakley Jawbreaker OO9290-2631 Retina Burn Prizm Road 100% AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 1d 6h 2m
$103.50 with 24 bids


New OAKLEY ~RADAR EV PATH SAPPHIRE IRIDIUM~ Sunglasses OO9208-17 POLISH WHITE

Time Left: 10h 19m
$102.50 with 19 bids


NEW Oakley Jawbreaker OO9290-2631 Retina Burn Prizm Road 100% AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 2d 3h 50m
$102.50 with 35 bids


Oakley JAW BREAKER OO9290-14 Black Frame/ Photochromic lens 100% AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 2d 11h 15m
$102.50 with 20 bids


Oakley Holbrook XL Sunglasses Woodgrain Tungsten Prizm Polarized

Time Left: 2d 13h 46m
$102.50 with 6 bids


Vintage Cazal Mod 958 Sunglasses Made In Germany

Time Left: 3d 7h 51m
$102.50 with 6 bids


PERSOL PO714 24/S3 blue gradient lens tortoise Havana 54mm POLARIZED 714

Time Left: 3d 10h 8m
$102.50 with 3 bids


Oakley Madman Polarized Sunglasses New In Box Pewter/Black With Black Lenses

Time Left: 4d 11h 45m
$102.50 with 2 bids


Oakley Pro M frames Polished White 2 Heater Lensl also comes with case

Time Left: 5d 8h 52m
$102.50 with 14 bids


Oakley Sunglasses Black Iridium Polarized Square Wire OO4075

Time Left: 1d 1h 28m
$102.00 with 8 bids


OAKLEY FLIGHT JACKET PRIZM REDLINE MATTE BLACK PRIZM RUBY POLARISED OO9401-0837

Time Left: 5d 6h 7m
$101.22 with 8 bids


Costa del mar sunglasses 580g blue

Time Left: 5h 1m
$101.00 with 13 bids


Oliver Peoples OV1197ST 5253/R5 After Midnight The Row Sunglasses Brille NEW

Time Left: 5d 6h 1m
$101.00 with 10 bids


OAKLEY Flak Jacket 2.0 XL OO9188-9059 Matte Black w/Prizm Dark Golf Sunglasses

Time Left: 3h 28m
$100.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Flak 2.0 XL OO9188 Prizm Deep H2O Polarized

Time Left: 5h 22m
$100.00 with 15 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban USA BALORAMA Clear Tortoise G-15 Lens Dirty Harry

Time Left: 1d 3h 12m
$100.00 with 1 bids


Oakley SI Industrial Det Cord ANSI Z87+ Matte Black Clear OO9253-07

Time Left: 2d 11h 40m
$100.00 with 34 bids


Oakley Vintage M Frame Sweep - White with Black Iridium

Time Left: 2d 11h 45m
$100.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses FRAMES 12k GF0 1/10 B&L USA 58mm

Time Left: 3d 6h 47m
$100.00 with 2 bids


MAUI JIM KAHUNA MJ-162-02 GENUINE SUPER FRESH PAIR TORTOISE

Time Left: 4d 6h 38m
$100.00 with 16 bids


Oakley Pro M Frame Black Sunglasses wGenuine Oakley Software Lens Cleaning Cloth

Time Left: 4d 8h 40m
$100.00 with 1 bids