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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

Cartier C Decor Sunglasses CT 0046 S Rimless 001 / SIGNATURE C Genuine Horn

Time Left: 3d 15h 12m
$1,075.00 with 4 bids


CHROME HEARTS SUNGLASSES: MODEL: REJECTED. BLACK w/STERLING SILVER ACCENTS. NEW!

Time Left: 4h 45m
$685.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Mars Leather Sunglasses X Metal Fight Club Michael Jordan

Time Left: 11h 42m
$540.00 with 3 bids


Cartier Santos Dumont Aviator New

Time Left: 4d 7h 44m
$516.28 with 1 bids


Oakley Romeo 1 X-Metal w/Dark Grey Frame & Polarized Blk X Metal Lenses +Vault

Time Left: 3d 9h
$458.00 with 18 bids


New CELINE CL 41468/S 807/IR Edge Black Gray Women Sunglasses Eyewear Cats Eyes

Time Left: 1h 38m
$425.00 with 23 bids


CARTIER Sunglasses 61399893 !!! FREE SHIPPING !!!

Time Left: 1d 21h 18m
$364.00 with 35 bids


Oakley Pit Boss II Matte Black Black Iridium Polarized

Time Left: 1d 2h 31m
$305.00 with 5 bids


Jean Paul Gaultier Sunglasses Black Round Lens Model No 56-8171

Time Left: 2d 3h 33m
$305.00 with 14 bids


Oakley penny x metal sunglasses (serialized)

Time Left: 8h 22m
$300.00 with 26 bids


Rare Limited JACQUES MARIE MAGE Burgundy

Time Left: 4d 9h 33m
$290.00 with 1 bids


Preowned Oakley Pit Boss II Polarized Sun Glasses Polished black frame 

Time Left: 1d 8h 17m
$265.50 with 25 bids


Chrome Hearts Sunglasses Polerized Obaridose Silver Cross Classics Black Silver

Time Left: 2d 6h 10m
$255.00 with 13 bids


These Cartier CT00520 frames have a high-rectangular rimless shape

Time Left: 10h 44m
$250.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X-Metal Polished Titanium Frame Polarized Ice W/vault, Box, Coin

Time Left: 6d 4h 26m
$250.00 with 1 bids


CARTIER VENDOME SANTOS VINTAGE EYEWEAR FRAME SUNGLASSES 1983

Time Left: 3d 1h 33m
$228.25 with 36 bids


Oakley Juliet Carbon X Metal Frame Black Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 1d 12h 1m
$222.50 with 40 bids


Chrome Hearts men Sunglasses Blade Hummer 1 66 mm

Time Left: 1d 1h 37m
$215.50 with 19 bids


Louis Vuitton shades 

Time Left: 1d 8h 44m
$212.50 with 4 bids


Oakley X Metal Juliet Initial Run/ Ruby Iridium Lens Low Serial X003010 Display

Time Left: 1d 7h 25m
$209.50 with 5 bids


Oakley Juliet Emerald Plasma Rare X Metal Collector Display Vintage

Time Left: 1d 18h 5m
$203.94 with 18 bids


oakley juliet x-metal fire lens 

Time Left: 4d 2h 52m
$202.50 with 19 bids


Cartier Santo's Sport 115 Men's Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 5h 7m
$193.61 with 1 bids


cartier authentic glasses c

Time Left: 3d 3h 19m
$186.00 with 1 bids


Oakley X Metal XX 24k Gold Sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 11h 50m
$185.50 with 2 bids


NIB - Gatorz Wraptor Black-Out Inferno (Black Frame/Photochromatic Lens)

Time Left: 3d 56m
$175.00 with 1 bids


RANDOLPH ENGINEERING 52mm Aviator Sunglasses Bri Chrome Frame AF025

Time Left: 17h 16m
$172.50 with 16 bids


NEW IN BOX Oakley Radar EV Path Matte Black/PRIZM Maritime Polarized, OO9208-30

Time Left: 3d 2h 38m
$165.50 with 35 bids


CAZAL 672 COL 001 VINTAGE SUNGLASSES LEGENDS BLACK GOLD GRAY GRADIENT LENSES

Time Left: 3d 11h 38m
$162.50 with 10 bids


Louis Vuitton Men’s Attitude Sunglasses

Time Left: 5d 7h 28m
$162.50 with 20 bids


Oakley Juliet Red Iridium Lens Unisex Sunglasses

Time Left: 15h 30m
$159.50 with 17 bids


Oliver Peoples The Row OV 1230 ST 5252/R5 Board Meeting 2 Sunglasses Titan NEW

Time Left: 2d 5h 33m
$157.13 with 24 bids


Electric BSG Sunglasses (Extremely Rare) Bronz & Tan Fade

Time Left: 3h 15m
$155.50 with 14 bids


Vintage Oakley Monster Dog Sunglasses - Matt Black Frames With Orange Lenses USA

Time Left: 3d 12h 32m
$153.50 with 11 bids


NEW Costa Del Mar RINCONCITO Matte Black / 580 Green Mirror Glass 580G

Time Left: 1d 8h 54m
$152.50 with 20 bids


CAZAL 905 Legends Sunglasses Gradient Blue Lense Gold White Case

Time Left: 2d 6h 42m
$152.50 with 10 bids


Cartier Gold Sunglasses with Brown-Tint

Time Left: 3d 12h 2m
$152.50 with 2 bids


New Maui Jim Black Coral 249-2M Polarized Sunglasses - Gray Lenses - Black Frame

Time Left: 2d 9h 48m
$150.00 with 13 bids


RARE! OAKLEY RAZOR BLADES 2nd GEN. 2005 BLACK WITH WARM GRAY SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 2d 10h 31m
$150.00 with 1 bids


NWT VERSACE Men’s 4249 GB1/81 SHINY BLACK/GREY POLARIZED SUNGLASSES 58/17/140

Time Left: 1d 16h 6m
$148.00 with 1 bids


Oakley sunglasses Lot of 5!!!!

Time Left: 4d 9h 12m
$147.06 with 5 bids


William Painter - The Hook Titanium Polarized ‘Classic’ Sunglasses *Sealed New*

Time Left: 1d 1h 24m
$145.50 with 26 bids


Cartier Gold Sunglasses with Blue Tint

Time Left: 3d 12h 8m
$143.00 with 4 bids


cartier sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 23h 40m
$142.50 with 8 bids


OAKLEY GRAY TEAM USA FUEL CELL LIMITED EDITION SUMMER OLYMPICS WRAP SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 8d 11h 29m
$139.95 with 1 bids


NEW Gatorz Magnum BlackOut Smoked Polarized Sunglasses MAGBLK01PMBP 

Time Left: 2h 25m
$135.00 with 4 bids


AUTHENTIC GUCCI Men's Sunglasses GG2252 Black Matte/Grey Lens Aviator 62mm 🔥🔥

Time Left: 2d 12h 1m
$135.00 with 12 bids


Sunglasses CAZAL Mod163

Time Left: 4d 18h 45m
$133.73 with 1 bids


Moscot Lemtosh Sunglasses Black

Time Left: 4h 53m
$133.05 with 10 bids


Authentic GUCCI GG0053S 001 54mm Oversized Square Black Wiman Sunglasses, New

Time Left: 1d 12h 49m
$132.50 with 2 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA BALORAMA Sunglasses Dirty Harry Clint eastwood wayfarer

Time Left: 2d 4h 11m
$131.65 with 7 bids


OAKLEY RAZOR BLADES 9140-12 SUNGLASSES – NICE, AUTHENTIC (D410)

Time Left: 12h 47m
$130.00 with 42 bids


Authentic Tom Ford Men's Jasper Sunglasses - Gray

Time Left: 5d 48m
$130.00 with 1 bids


New OLIVER PEOPLES * ARIC * Sunglasses Silver VFX Blue Gradient frames

Time Left: 1d 3h 33m
$129.00 with 1 bids


Cazal Men's 627 Glossy Black/Gold/Silver Square Sunglasses gray lens

Time Left: 12h 32m
$128.50 with 31 bids


dita sunglasses men

Time Left: 22h 28m
$128.00 with 2 bids


RAY BAN CARAVAN Aviator SUNGLASSES Tortoishell Bausch & Lomb 62[]14 Vintage Rare

Time Left: 2d 5h 13m
$127.78 with 2 bids


Oakley Monster Dog Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 9h 49m
$127.50 with 23 bids


OAKLEY Whisker Sunglasses With Soft Bag Only $0.01!!!

Time Left: 5d 13h 11m
$127.50 with 23 bids


OAKLEY Sub Zero 0.2P Black Iridium Romeo Penny Juliet Mars Pit Boss X Metal

Time Left: 2d 5h 14m
$126.50 with 5 bids


Vintage CARTIER Romance Vendome Louis 56mm Frames France Gold Plated

Time Left: 3d 1h 34m
$125.50 with 24 bids


Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses DG2213 1106/87 New with Certificate .. 2019

Time Left: 2d 5h 28m
$125.20 with 2 bids


Oakley Probation Polished Chrome Black Iridium Wire Inmate Sunglasses 004041 02 

Time Left: 1d 4h 59m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Flight Jacket cycling sunglass-Matte black w Prizm Road lens oo9401-01

Time Left: 2d 3h 33m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Maui Jim Guardrails Sunglasses Silver / Grey Lens New Box And Case

Time Left: 6d 8h 41m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Sub Zero 6 Planet X Rare Vintage Collector No Display Box

Time Left: 1d 4h 14m
$123.70 with 2 bids


Oakley Probation Polished Black Rare Collector Metal Wire Box No Display

Time Left: 5h 41m
$122.58 with 1 bids


PRADA Mens Designer Sunglasses Black Shield SPS 07F 1AB-5D1 125

Time Left: 2d 21h 50m
$122.62 with 17 bids


Oakley Square Wire 2.0 (Vintage) Matte Silver Frames Iridium Blue Lenses, Used

Time Left: 2d 6h 57m
$122.50 with 18 bids


CARTIER C Decor rimless sunglasses RARE 140-20 JACK VALENTI ESTATE

Time Left: 4d 7h 13m
$122.50 with 7 bids


GUCCI Men's Sunglasses GG 2252/S RC2UZ Orange/Red Mirror Aviator 62mm

Time Left: 5d 2h 45m
$122.50 with 5 bids


CAZAL LEGENDS 607 COL 1 BLACK GOLD GRAY GRADIENT SUNGLASS AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL

Time Left: 1d 12h 27m
$121.50 with 31 bids


Vintage Ray-Ban B&L U.S.A. Folding Wayfarer G15 Lenses Sunglasses

Time Left: 18h 47m
$120.15 with 37 bids


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

Time Left: 4d 22h 13m
$120.00 with 6 bids


Oakley Inmate Polished Chrome Frame w/ VR28 Black Iridium Lenses Rare

Time Left: 1d 6h 24m
$118.50 with 6 bids


Authentic Louis Vuitton Evidence Sunglasses Black Gold

Time Left: 3d 1h 35m
$115.50 with 5 bids


Vintage Ray Ban B&L USA EXPLORER Sunglasses gold aviator 62mm square caravan

Time Left: 2d 4h 18m
$114.87 with 26 bids


Authentic GUCCI WOMENS SUNGLASSES GG 1058 Black With Ivory Rim Frame. 57 MM.

Time Left: 6h 52m
$115.00 with 1 bids


Brand New Maui Jim Peahi H202-2M Matte Black Frame HCL Bronze 66 Lens

Time Left: 2d 9h 6m
$115.00 with 2 bids


THOM BROWN €500 LUXURY SUNGLASSES SONNENBRILLE TORTOISESHELL MYKITA SUPREME

Time Left: 2d 5h 46m
$113.67 with 23 bids


Ray-Ban Polarized Gunmetal/Black Sunglasses Italy RB3379 004/58 64-15

Time Left: 4d 2h 40m
$113.50 with 27 bids


Costa Del Mar Cortez CZ-10 Tortoise Frame Green mirror 580G Polarized New

Time Left: 10h 40m
$112.50 with 34 bids


Rare Vintage B&L Ray Ban Ambermatic Tortoise Shel Aviator Sunglasses 62mm Case

Time Left: 14h 7m
$112.50 with 4 bids


Costa Del Mar HALF MOON OCEARCH Tiger Shark / Green Mirror 580 Glass 580G

Time Left: 2d 12h 22m
$112.50 with 21 bids


Gucci GG 2252/S R42/HA Matte Brown/Brown Gradient Aviator Men's Sunglasses

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


Oakley Eyepatch 2 Shaun White Matte Black Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 5h 30m
$112.50 with 5 bids


Oakley Monster Dog Ducati Rare Collector No Display Moto

Time Left: 1d 1h 46m
$111.44 with 5 bids


Costa Del Mar Tuna Alley Black Out Green Mirror TA01OGMGLP 580G Sunglasses K62

Time Left: 1d 10h 10m
$112.00 with 22 bids


LOUIS VUITTON SUNGLASSES Attitude Z0260U Silver&Grey Damier Square Size 59-16

Time Left: 9d 19h 49m
$111.43 with 1 bids


Maui Jim KANAIO COAST Sunglasses B766-08C Matte Translucent Blue Black

Time Left: 5h 41m
$111.00 with 20 bids


Vuarnet Glacier Black & Flash James Bond Sunglasses No Reserve Unworn

Time Left: 3d 13h 11m
$111.00 with 26 bids


Kiton Herren Sonnenbrille Modell KT003V04 Gr.50 Neupreis 350 €

Time Left: 3d 7h 59m
$110.33 with 1 bids


NEW! REVO CRAWLER CLEAR w POLARIZED Blue Water Lens Sunglass 1027 09 BL

Time Left: 2d 13h 51m
$110.00 with 1 bids


Persol Steve McQueen 714 SM Limited Edition Sunglasses, Tortoise with Blue Lens

Time Left: 1d 5h 26m
$108.01 with 7 bids


NEW IN BOX Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses | Polished Clear/Prizm Ruby | OO9102-H455

Time Left: 3d 11h 10m
$107.50 with 29 bids


Oakley Splice Authentic Limited Juan Pablo Montoya Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 17h 5m
$106.00 with 11 bids


Oakley SIPHON Sunglass-Scenic Grey Frame w/Prizm Black Polarized Lens OO9429-04

Time Left: 2d 3h 32m
$105.50 with 3 bids


Custom Radar Lock Oakley Sunglasses - Polarized (hardcase included)

Time Left: 2d 8h 51m
$105.50 with 2 bids


New Maui Jim CASTLES Polarized Sunglasses 728-2M Matte Black/Gray Glass Aviator

Time Left: 2d 15h 52m
$105.00 with 8 bids


cazal sunglasses 955 Color Black Gold

Time Left: 4d 1h 51m
$105.00 with 17 bids