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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 Buffalo Horn Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 18h 39m
$2,000.00 with 1 bids


Rare Oakley Tron Pit Boss 1st Generation Rare Sunglasses Polarized Black Iridium

Time Left: 5d 15h 55m
$899.99 with 1 bids


Oakley Concept Studio 2015 Project 453 Corbin Summer Frogskins Romeo Mars Juliet

Time Left: 21h 43m
$510.00 with 8 bids


Oakley Mars sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 10h 23m
$460.00 with 3 bids


Louis Vuitton Millionaire SunGlasses Z1165W ,EXCELLENT CONDITION

Time Left: 3d 19h 14m
$455.00 with 23 bids


Oakley Over The Top OTT Sunglasses Black Iridium lens RARE

Time Left: 18h 50m
$435.00 with 8 bids


Rare Vintage Oakley Juliet X-Metal Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 12h 8m
$435.00 with 21 bids


Rare Oakley Pit Boss 1st Generation Rare Matte Black Titanium Black Iridium Pol

Time Left: 5d 16h 8m
$410.00 with 3 bids


Big Group / Lot of (45) Randolph Eng. Aviator Sunglasses / Eyeglass Frames H26

Time Left: 3d 14h 22m
$401.00 with 5 bids


DITA LXN EVO DTS403-WTI-GLD-57 NEW Black Gradient Sunglasses

Time Left: 12h 42m
$355.00 with 29 bids


Oakley MUZM Sub Zero Limited Edition / Planet X - Prizm Road / Brand New in Box

Time Left: 21h 44m
$348.00 with 1 bids


louis-vuitton sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 16h 45m
$330.00 with 1 bids


Oakley Juliet X Metal Sunglasses Black Frames Grey Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 8h 18m
$317.91 with 2 bids


Big Group / Lot of (92) Maui Jim Sunglasses / Eyeglass Frames H24

Time Left: 3d 14h 8m
$316.00 with 5 bids


BELLISSIMI OCCHIALI DA SOLE CARTIER VENDOME LOUIS 62/14-140 PLACCATI ORO ANNI 80

Time Left: 5d 12h 1m
$315.68 with 1 bids


Big Group / Lot of (44) B&L Ray USA Ban Sunglasses / Eyeglass Frames H22

Time Left: 3d 13h 54m
$310.00 with 14 bids


Oakley X-Metal Juliet Penny Titanium Gold Iridium Lenses 1st Gen PLS READ

Time Left: 3d 16h 36m
$305.00 with 16 bids


Louis Vuitton Z1165W 1.1 Millionaires Sunglasses - Black

Time Left: 5d 4h 15m
$300.00 with 1 bids


oakley juliet x-metal sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 16h 43m
$293.00 with 18 bids


Burberry Sport Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 2h 45m
$281.14 with 1 bids


DITA LXN EVO DTS403-WTI-GLD-57 NEW Black Gradient Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 11h 58m
$281.00 with 4 bids


DISNEY TRON LEGACY OAKLEY GASCAN HDO 3D GLASSES ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS UNUSED

Time Left: 2d 6h 16m
$255.00 with 3 bids


louis vuitton greese sunglasses, aviator sunglasses, gold, 100% authentic. 

Time Left: 2d 11h 5m
$247.50 with 15 bids


100% Genuine! CARTIER SUNGLASSES C DECOR VINTAGE GOLD W/ GREY LENS

Time Left: 15h 46m
$231.00 with 27 bids


Oakley X Metal Juliet frames low serial number

Time Left: 2d 12h 29m
$227.50 with 10 bids


Four Pairs of Men's Gucci Sunglasses GG0340S GG1013 S51N/PT GG1013/s 54seu

Time Left: 7d 21h 43m
$216.50 with 17 bids


Vintage Oakley Zero

Time Left: 2d 5h 31m
$205.50 with 17 bids


DITA Mach One DRX-2030B Men's Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 15h
$202.50 with 19 bids


Cartier 135 58[]18 1986 Silver Sunglasses 9D

Time Left: 4d 15h 45m
$202.50 with 6 bids


Dita Sunglasses Mach One DRX 2030 E BLK Silver 59 100% Authentic

Time Left: 5d 15h 12m
$202.50 with 15 bids


Louis Vuitton Cyclone Sunglasses in excellent condition

Time Left: 5d 16h 8m
$201.50 with 2 bids


OAKLEY Sunglasses Oakley x Ferrari Special Edition TINFOIL CARBON Used japan 33

Time Left: 4d 18h 44m
$200.00 with 1 bids


Vintage gold plated rimless Cartier Paris sunglasses mens M France SUPERB

Time Left: 2d 9h 31m
$193.24 with 17 bids


Oakley Plate Bronze w/ Titanium Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 21h 28m
$190.50 with 13 bids


Wayfarer Ray-Ban Stories RW4002 Black Frame/Green Lens WITH WARRANTY

Time Left: 1d 21h 43m
$183.50 with 43 bids


RAY-BAN STORIES | WAYFARER SMART GLASSES | SHINY BLACK | GREEN LENSES

Time Left: 1d 13h 31m
$182.50 with 3 bids


Oakley Badman X Titanium/Chrome Iridium Polarized Sunglasses (OO602005)

Time Left: 4d 18h 42m
$182.50 with 14 bids


Maui Jim Kawika

Time Left: 4d 20h 28m
$182.50 with 8 bids


Authentic Maui Jim KIAWE Polarized Sunglasses Brown Stripe/Bronze Glass H809-25C

Time Left: 1d 20h 53m
$179.00 with 1 bids


Randolph Engineering - Aviators - 55mm - Bright Chrome - Polarized Glass Lens

Time Left: 19h 44m
$177.50 with 27 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Wood Rimless Frame Gold Glasses Grey Lens New

Time Left: 2d 19h 52m
$176.50 with 4 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Gold Black Frame/Grey Lens

Time Left: 22h 9m
$168.50 with 52 bids


Auth Cartier Glasses Lanieres Gold Frames 63-16-140 w/Leather case no lens

Time Left: 1d 23h 27m
$167.50 with 17 bids


Maui Jim MJ 432-2M RED SANDS Black/Blue Hawaii Polarized Sunglasses New

Time Left: 15h 43m
$165.50 with 7 bids


Vintage Cazal sunglasses made in Germany Mod. 956 61-11 130 men's medium DEADLY

Time Left: 1d 9h 29m
$163.32 with 14 bids


Oakley M Frame Fmj Hybrid Ice

Time Left: 1d 15h 6m
$158.37 with 1 bids


New Maui Jim Mavericks Polarized Titanium Sunglasses B264-17 Silver/Blue Hawaii

Time Left: 4d 23h 45m
$155.00 with 6 bids


Versace Sunglasses

Time Left: 16h 58m
$152.50 with 20 bids


DITA MACH SIX Sunglasses Rose Gold Frame Gradient Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 12h 11m
$152.50 with 20 bids


DITA-LANCIER LSA400 Grey & Gold Frame Gradient Sunglasses 56 mm

Time Left: 10h 13m
$150.00 with 13 bids


CUSTOM OAKLEY RACING JACKET SUNGLASSES W/EXTRAS

Time Left: 15h 19m
$147.50 with 12 bids


Gucci Polarized Men's Sunglasses - Black Frame/Gray Lens GG0010S 004 $450.00

Time Left: 1d 22h 23m
$143.50 with 4 bids


Oakley Pro M Frame Custom Black Chrome!! David Duvall!! Very Rare!! VGC!!!

Time Left: 1d 18h 7m
$142.50 with 24 bids


DITA LXN-EVO DTS403-WTI-GLD-57 CRYSTAL GREY GOLD BLUE FLASH MIRROR SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 1d 11h 46m
$141.00 with 15 bids


Cartier Fashion Sunglasses Silver Frame Gradient Grey lens

Time Left: 1d 22h 1m
$138.50 with 23 bids


New Oakley Eyepatch 2 Matte Black w/ Polarized Sunglasses

Time Left: 22h 25m
$138.00 with 15 bids


Vintage 50s Sol Amor coil sided sunglasses Renauld France men's small/medium

Time Left: 8h 5m
$135.89 with 14 bids


Randolph Engineering - Aviator Sunglasses - 23k White Gold - 55mm Lens

Time Left: 19h 43m
$132.50 with 30 bids


Off! White Rare Virgil Abloh Designer Sunglasses Square Gloss Black BNWT & Box

Time Left: 1d 10h 25m
$131.78 with 16 bids


Chrome Hearts Brown Frame Blue lenses Sunglasses

Time Left: 9h 3m
$131.50 with 1 bids


RARE Vintage Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses White Frame 5022 USA!

Time Left: 11h 6m
$129.99 with 1 bids


Maui Jim Following Seas Unisex Sunglasses - Black Gloss with Black Matte Frames

Time Left: 20h 14m
$128.50 with 6 bids


Oakley Dispatch 2 Brown Tortoise w/ Dark Bronze Sunglasses

Time Left: 23h 4m
$127.50 with 15 bids


Cartier Unisex Black Gold Frame Grey Gradient Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 20h 33m
$125.50 with 20 bids


Cartier Glasses Trinity Demi Lune Gold Frame 50-24-140 no lens & nose pad repair

Time Left: 5d 43m
$125.50 with 4 bids


Ray-Ban RB4179 Men's Liteforce Square Sunglasses - Matte Black/Polarized Silver

Time Left: 6d 14h 38m
$124.99 with 1 bids


Authentic Ray Ban Small Wayfarer Classic, RB2140 954 47mm Sunglasses & Case

Time Left: 12h 47m
$124.67 with 10 bids


Oakley Monster Dog Whiskey w/Gold Iridium Polarized Sunglasses. Shallow Blue Pol

Time Left: 1d 22h 8m
$124.00 with 9 bids


Oakley Heritage Razor Blade 30th Limited Sunglasses Red Fire Iridium OO9140-12

Time Left: 3d 16h 43m
$122.45 with 47 bids


Dolce & Gabbana DG4354 Polarized Men's Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 12h 14m
$120.50 with 24 bids


GUCCI GG0381S Black Square Men's Authentic Sunglasses 57 mm only one on eBay

Time Left: 4d 10h 15m
$116.00 with 1 bids


Big Group / Lot of (90) Gucci Sunglasses / Eyeglass Frames H23

Time Left: 3d 14h
$115.50 with 7 bids


Oakley Holbrook Metal OO4123-0755 Men's Sunglasses

Time Left: 13h 9m
$115.00 with 1 bids


Gucci Sunglasses GG0637SK Men's Black 1305097

Time Left: 23h 7m
$115.00 with 9 bids


maui jim kawika

Time Left: 20h 15m
$114.50 with 7 bids


Oakley Eye Patch 2 Shawn White

Time Left: 19h
$112.50 with 17 bids


Big Group / Lot of (92) Oakley Sunglasses / Eyeglass Frames H2

Time Left: 3d 11h 31m
$112.50 with 5 bids


AUTHENTIC Pit Viper The Playmate Polarized 2000 Sunglasses Pit Vipers

Time Left: 3d 14h 44m
$111.50 with 24 bids


Oliver Peoples OP524 1998 version Fight Club Tangerine lens & case 61-18 BB

Time Left: 6d 21h 36m
$110.00 with 3 bids


Oakley Eye Patch 2

Time Left: 18h 58m
$107.50 with 17 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Wood Black/Silver Grey Gradient Lens

Time Left: 3d 20h 22m
$107.50 with 16 bids


Lunettes Vintage Cartier Vendome

Time Left: 3d 13h 27m
$105.58 with 2 bids


Chrome Hearts Round Sunglasses Silver Bullet Frame Glasses

Time Left: 2d 19h 8m
$103.67 with 2 bids


Big Group / Lot of (92) Oakley Sunglasses / Eyeglass Frames H1

Time Left: 3d 11h 22m
$103.50 with 5 bids


Maui Jim Sunglasses 100% discount Choice Card FREE glasses up to $479 VIP Gift

Time Left: 5d 15h 3m
$103.50 with 4 bids


#1 MENSWEAR Persol Model 714 Tortoise Brown Blue Lens Collapsible Sunglasses NR

Time Left: 18h 9m
$102.50 with 20 bids


Ray Ban New Wayfarer Polarized Classic Sunglasses Black On Transparent/Green

Time Left: 20h 10m
$102.50 with 5 bids


Cazal Square Sunglasses MOD163 Black Gradient Grey Lens

Time Left: 22h 40m
$102.50 with 3 bids


New Oakley Style Switch Matte Black w/ Dark Bronze Sunglasses

Time Left: 23h 9m
$102.50 with 7 bids


CAZAL Sunglasses 665 60mm CRYSTAL FRAME WITH GREY GRADIENT LENSES

Time Left: 1d 11h 4m
$102.50 with 12 bids


Vintage Oakley Blade Lens Shield And Replacement Arms Pick Tool Lot

Time Left: 1d 18h 18m
$102.50 with 30 bids


Pit Viper Sunglasses “The Absolute Freedom Polarized Double Wide”

Time Left: 1d 22h 11m
$102.50 with 12 bids


DITA MACH SIX Sunglasses Black Yellow Gold Frame Gray Gradient Lens

Time Left: 2d 4h 6m
$102.50 with 11 bids


RAY BAN Sunglasses Stories Cochella Wayfarer Blue Orange RB4002 662874 50/22

Time Left: 2d 10h 24m
$102.50 with 27 bids


Big Group / Lot of (88) Ray Ban Sunglasses / Eyeglass Frames H8

Time Left: 3d 12h 11m
$102.50 with 2 bids


VTG Chrome Hearts Mbk-Dz Poon Brown Zebra Frame Sunglasses W/Case W/COA

Time Left: 5d 17h 21m
$102.50 with 12 bids


Oakley X-Squared Prototype Coin Matte Gold Romeo Mars Juliet XX Penny Half X

Time Left: 7d 21h 43m
$102.50 with 10 bids


New ~ Maui Jim Dragon's Teeth Polarized Sunglasses blue dark/blue

Time Left: 1d 16h 54m
$101.00 with 22 bids


Ray Ban Mr Burbank Polarized Sunglasses Black/Polar Green RB2283

Time Left: 19h 52m
$100.99 with 2 bids


Ray-Ban Wayfarer 40th Anniversary Tortoise Sunglasses by Bausch & Lomb with Case

Time Left: 15h 20m
$100.00 with 1 bids