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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

Louis Vuitton sunglasses men

Time Left: 3d 3h 7m
$710.00 with 2 bids


Oakley X Metal Juliet Plasma Gen 2 04-114 OO Black Iridium Custom Cuts Clean

Time Left: 3d 16h 35m
$710.00 with 29 bids


Authentic Cartier 140.b Rimless Wood Sunglasses(SCREW MISSING NEEDS REPAIR)

Time Left: 5d 22h 54m
$630.00 with 12 bids


Oakley Xeus

Time Left: 19h 46m
$510.00 with 15 bids


Oakley Over The Top FMJ Sunglasses Silver With Fire Lens

Time Left: 1d 16h 18m
$510.00 with 26 bids


Cartier rimless vintage sunglasses fred glasses C decor Pop smoke circa 1990's

Time Left: 3d 49m
$370.00 with 63 bids


Cartier rimless vintage sunglasses fred glasses C decor Pop smoke circa 1990's

Time Left: 3d 35m
$315.00 with 29 bids


Vintage Ray Ban Bausch & Lomb RB50 The General Outdoorsman w/Case

Time Left: 9d 2h 42m
$309.00 with 3 bids


oakley juliet x-metal sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 18h 38m
$285.00 with 20 bids


Louis Vuitton Z1093E Outerspace Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 2h 16m
$280.00 with 1 bids


MEGA RARE Vintage 1980s Issey Miyake Silver Metal Flip Lens Round Sunglasses NR

Time Left: 5d 23h 52m
$279.00 with 18 bids


Oakley Juliet Iridium x metal black

Time Left: 5d 20h 16m
$270.00 with 1 bids


Super Rare Oakley Badman Sapphire Lens Plasma Frame Amazing Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 18h
$256.00 with 21 bids


MEGA RARE Vintage 1980s Claude Montana x Alain Mikli Silver Metal Sunglasses NR

Time Left: 5d 23h 52m
$251.00 with 18 bids


Off-White Alps Black Sunglasses By Virgil Abloh Made In Italy

Time Left: 1h 43m
$240.50 with 34 bids


Oakley Racing jacket vintage neri lenti nuove ottimi introvabili

Time Left: 3d 17h 48m
$228.67 with 1 bids


Cartier Rimless Bubinga Wood Glasses Gradient Gray Lens Sunglasses

Time Left: 55m 1s
$223.50 with 37 bids


Vintage Ray Ban USA B&L INERTIA Sunglasses black biker aviator wrap metal pilot

Time Left: 5d 19h 16m
$212.09 with 26 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Rimless Bubinga Gold Wood Glasses Brown Eyeglasses

Time Left: 1h 18m
$200.50 with 50 bids


New Cartier Sunglasses Gold Frame Gray Gradient Lens

Time Left: 2d 1h 20m
$180.00 with 19 bids


❗️ Oakley X-Metal ROMEO Titanium Sku: 04-100 Serial Number ~AMAZING CONDITION ~

Time Left: 29m 7s
$175.00 with 23 bids


Vintage Ray Ban USA BL CABALLERO Sunglasses oversize wayfarer round black chunky

Time Left: 5d 19h 30m
$158.73 with 24 bids


CAZAL MOD9093 Gold White Frame Grey Gradient Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 1h 31m
$155.00 with 28 bids


DITA MACH SIX SUNGLASSES Black Yellow Gold Frame Grey Gradient Lens For Gift/Use

Time Left: 1d 7h 8m
$155.00 with 3 bids


Tom Ford Collection Whyat Shield Sunglasses FT 0709 Polish Black Grey

Time Left: 1d 18h 26m
$152.50 with 6 bids


Spectacular Must De Cartier Paris Sunglasses In Original Box

Time Left: 1d 23h 43m
$152.50 with 32 bids


DITA MACH SIX SUNGLASSES Black Yellow Gold Frame Grey Gradient Lens For Gift/Use

Time Left: 1d 7h 42m
$149.99 with 1 bids


VUARNET 027 Skilynx Acier Glacier Pouilloux Ski Sunglasses Red Case France VTG

Time Left: 2d 22h 43m
$149.90 with 1 bids


Persol STEVE MCQUEEN sunglasses 714 COLLAPSIBLE frame NEW!!!!!

Time Left: 1h 37m
$149.50 with 19 bids


Oakley madman-DARK-CARBON-RUBY-IRIDIUM-POLARIZED-come-nuovo 2 coppie lenti

Time Left: 1d 16h 33m
$137.20 with 2 bids


Chrome Hearts Metal Silver Frame Grey Lens Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 10h 18m
$132.71 with 1 bids


Gucci GG0291S 001 Gold Black Grey Lens Aviator Large Mask Sunglasses Authentic

Time Left: 4d 23h 1m
$130.50 with 10 bids


NIB DOLCE & GABBANA DG2231 Matte Black/Grey Aviator Men's 59 mm Sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 18h 55m
$130.00 with 1 bids


Gucci GG 2252/S M7A/EU 135mm Semi Matte Black Frame Gradient Men Sunglasses

Time Left: 5h 50m
$122.50 with 29 bids


Crown Deluxe Sunglasses Retro Vintage Rockabilly Punk scallop deluxe pinstripe

Time Left: 5d 21h 23m
$122.50 with 4 bids


LOUIS VUITTON 2012 Evidence Mens Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 9h 36m
$121.86 with 6 bids


Oakley Jawbreaker - Polished White Prizm Low Light With Extra Jade Lens

Time Left: 1h 8m
$120.50 with 8 bids


OAKLEY KATO PRIZM 24K IRIDIUM SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 1d 3h 23m
$120.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Eye jacket 2.0 vintage 2004

Time Left: 2d 1h 9m
$120.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Inmate Sunglasses - 3 Pairs!

Time Left: 3d 16h 7m
$117.65 with 7 bids


Gatorz Radiator Chrome Sunglasses (Skydive, Shooting, Motorcycle)

Time Left: 2h 51m
$117.50 with 25 bids


Cazal Sunglasses MOD607 Blue Frame Brown Lens Authentic

Time Left: 1d 2h 40m
$117.50 with 4 bids


Oliver Peoples O'malley 47□22

Time Left: 3d 1h 27m
$112.50 with 5 bids


Maui Jim Kaimana Polarized Sunglasses - Neutral Gray Glass Lenses

Time Left: 23h 45m
$112.00 with 35 bids


Oakley Rare Kato Black/Gold 24K Prizm Sunglasses OO9455-0249 136

Time Left: 2h 53m
$110.50 with 4 bids


Ray-Ban Sunglasses RB 4147 601/58 60-15 3P Black POLARIZED G3 🔥

Time Left: 2d 2h 11m
$110.00 with 1 bids


NEW CAZAL LEGENDS MOD663 BLACK GOLD SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 1h 43m
$107.50 with 8 bids


Cazal Legends MOD667 Shiny Black/Gold Square Full Rim Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 1h 6m
$105.50 with 5 bids


Cazal 607 Sunglasses Black Frame Grey Gradient Lenses

Time Left: 1d 2h 23m
$105.00 with 5 bids


New Cazal Legends 607 Clear Gold Vintage Sunglasses Grey Gradient

Time Left: 1h 41m
$104.50 with 5 bids


Vintage Bausch + Lomb Ray-Ban 1/10 12k Gold Filled Aviator Sunglasses USA

Time Left: 2d 23h 28m
$102.50 with 2 bids


Oakley Kato X Prizm Sapphire

Time Left: 2d 23h 36m
$102.50 with 3 bids


Gucci Aviator Sunglasses Men

Time Left: 2h 25m
$102.00 with 1 bids


Chopard Imperiale Brown & Olive Retro Square Sunglasses 95221-0244 MSRP $650

Time Left: 3h 8m
$102.00 with 15 bids


Vintage CAZAL 955 sunglasses gold gradient side shields Germany 951 oversize 80s

Time Left: 5d 20h 19m
$101.26 with 28 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Wood Rimless Frame Gold Glasses Grey Lens New

Time Left: 4d 55m
$101.00 with 24 bids


Cazal Sunglasses Men Mod8039 Black-Gold/Grey Gradient Lenses

Time Left: 1d 52m
$100.00 with 5 bids


Lot Of 5 Oakley Eye/Sunglasses EB

Time Left: 1d 16h 44m
$100.00 with 17 bids


Cazal 856 Authentic Vintage Style Sunglasses Mens Frames Legends

Time Left: 2d 1h 45m
$100.00 with 3 bids


Oakley Kato X Polished Black Prizm Road Grey Lens Mirror Sunglasses OO9475-0149

Time Left: 2d 4h 30m
$100.00 with 1 bids


Tom Ford Sunglasses FT0672 53E Blonde Tortoise

Time Left: 3d 4h 5m
$100.00 with 1 bids


Ray Ban Sunglasses Mixed Lot Of 10 Sunglasses Pre Owned

Time Left: 5d 2h 36m
$99.99 with 1 bids


=RARE= Oakley SQUARE WIRE 2.0 S/H << Black FRAME == Hi Intensity Yellow >> RARE

Time Left: 7d 4h 12m
$99.99 with 1 bids


Oakley Encoder Sunglasses Please read description

Time Left: 2d 23h 27m
$99.00 with 1 bids


kyme tortoise fram sunglasses size medium

Time Left: 4d 18h 34m
$99.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Square Wire 2.0 Spring Hinge Dark/ Black irid. from 1999 05-684 rare item

Time Left: 5d 20h 36m
$99.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Kato Polished Black/Prizm Road Lens Sunglasses OO9455-0449 (Authentic)

Time Left: 6d 1h 44m
$99.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Collectors Frogskins Anti-Freeze/ Black Iridium from 2009 24-205 Rare

Time Left: 8d 17h 51m
$99.00 with 1 bids


Oliver Peoples Original O'Malley SLG Flat Base Brown lenses Made in Japan 41mm

Time Left: 8d 18h 38m
$99.00 with 1 bids


Cazal Legends 607 Sunglasses Brown Frame Gradient Green Lenses

Time Left: 1h 35m
$96.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Square Wire 2.0 Spring Hinge Silver/ Fire iridium from 1999 05-687 Rare

Time Left: 5d 21h 44m
$96.00 with 4 bids


Persol Steve McQueen 714-SM Polarized Colapsable Sunglasses Pre Owned

Time Left: 3d 20h 25m
$95.99 with 1 bids


Brand New Prada Sport Linea Rossa Sunglasses PS 03VS 1BO9Q1 Black/BlueRed Mirror

Time Left: 1d 1h 10m
$95.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Sunglasses Carbon Shift oo9302-03 carbon fiber

Time Left: 1d 15h 49m
$95.00 with 1 bids


Gatorz Wraptor Blackout Polarized Men's Sunglasses Crossfit NSW

Time Left: 2d 2h 3m
$95.00 with 1 bids


Sunglasses Tom Ford FT 0692 Kip 28A Shiny Rose Gold/Smoke Lenses

Time Left: 2d 4h 23m
$95.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Radar Path EV Polarized Sunglasses - USED

Time Left: 20h 49m
$93.00 with 37 bids


Oakley Kato Men's Sunglasses - Prizm Black, Standard Fit

Time Left: 1d 20h 43m
$91.00 with 8 bids


Maui Jim Shoal GMJ797-02M Matte Black/Maui Green Mirror Polarized

Time Left: 6d 1h 56m
$91.00 with 4 bids


Cazal 623 Sunglasses Black Snake Skin Frame

Time Left: 1d 1h 25m
$90.00 with 1 bids


New Cazal 993 Sunglasses Legends Black Gold Frame

Time Left: 2d 1h 29m
$88.00 with 1 bids


Authentic Ray Ban RB2140 Classic Wayfarer Tortoise Havana Original 50mm

Time Left: 34m 32s
$86.00 with 7 bids


Cazal Square Sunglasses Crystal White Gradient Grey Lens

Time Left: 4d 1h 38m
$86.00 with 4 bids


New Oakley Radar Ev Advancer OO9442-0738 Blue / Prizm Sapphire Lens Sunglasses

Time Left: 3h 12m
$85.00 with 1 bids


New Oakley Targetline Polished Carbon PRIZM Road Rx Sunglasses OO9397-04-58 $153

Time Left: 3d 18h 15m
$85.00 with 1 bids


Oakley OO9188-7659 FLAK® 2.0 XL PRIZM™ BLACK POLARIZED/ Polished white AUTHENTIC

Time Left: 3d 5h 20m
$84.99 with 1 bids


Oakley 009208 Radar Ev Path Men's Sunglasses - Prizm

Time Left: 4d 22h 19m
$84.00 with 3 bids


Oakley Five Men's Sunglasses

Time Left: 50m 33s
$83.00 with 1 bids


Vintage 80s CAZAL 905 sunglasses gold black West Germany square elton john 904

Time Left: 5d 20h 27m
$82.10 with 9 bids


Oakley Kato Black/Red Prizm Sunglasses OO9455-0449 149

Time Left: 1d 8m
$82.00 with 2 bids


RayBan BL kalichrome lenses vintage

Time Left: 4d 18h 25m
$81.18 with 5 bids


JULBO RUSH J534 - 3314 Schwarz/rot

Time Left: 5d 13h 9m
$81.18 with 17 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L 5024 VSAS Wayfarer USA Tortoise G15 Green Mens Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 3h
$81.00 with 5 bids


Oakley OO9406 Sutro Rectangular Men's Sunglasses - Black

Time Left: 1d 22h 20m
$81.00 with 14 bids


TOM FORD TONY TF756 Unisex Aviator Sunglasses w/ Case, Cloth, Papers & Box

Time Left: 16h 52m
$80.00 with 30 bids


Oakley Turbine Rotor Sunglasses OO9307-08 Black Prizm Deep Water Polarized Lens

Time Left: 1d 20h 49m
$80.00 with 1 bids


COSTA DEL MAR HAMMERHEAD SILVER TEAK GREY 580P POLARIZED SUNGLASSES HH28

Time Left: 3d 19h 8m
$79.99 with 1 bids


Oakley Square Wire 2.0 Spring Hinge Dark/ Ice irid. Polarized from 1999 05-689

Time Left: 5d 20h 51m
$79.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L OVAL SIDE CUPS Sunglasses shields gold tortoise gatsby round

Time Left: 5d 19h 13m
$78.68 with 29 bids


Oakley Sutro OO9406 Men's Sunglasses - Black Ink/Prizm Jade

Time Left: 48m 7s
$77.00 with 12 bids