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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.


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