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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

NIB Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses, Nitrous/24K Iridium - Moto Collection

Time Left: 13h 38m
$88.00 with 16 bids


Costa Del Mar Blackfin Polarized Sunglasses, Matte Gray/Blue Mirror 580G

Time Left: 3d 19h 43m
$57.00 with 10 bids


Costa Del Mar Rinconcito Polarized Sunglasses, Matte Tortoise/Green Mirror 580P

Time Left: 5d 19h 33m
$54.17 with 5 bids


Costa Del Mar Cut Polarized Sunglasses, Honey Tortoise/Green Mirror 580P

Time Left: 20h 23m
$54.00 with 12 bids


Lot / Group of (88) Horn Rimmed, Retro, Bold, CatEye True Vintage Sunglasses H27

Time Left: 3d 14h 18m
$51.00 with 13 bids


Costa Del Mar Fantail Polarized Sunglasses, Tiger Shark Ocearch/Blue Mirror 580G

Time Left: 6d 17h 13m
$44.00 with 14 bids


Celine CL 41755 Women's Black Sunglasses Made in Italy

Time Left: 1d 11h 30m
$42.00 with 3 bids


Costa Del Mar Rinconcito Polarized Sunglasses, Matte Black/Gray 580P

Time Left: 2d 19h 15m
$40.00 with 19 bids


Rare Vintage Drop Arm Women's Glasses Cat eye 1960s retro boho Glitter Frames

Time Left: 7h 4m
$37.00 with 5 bids


Vintage Willson Rare Retro Sunglasses Classic Black Frame Made In USA

Time Left: 7h 30m
$35.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Bolle Microedge Cycling Sunglasses - 80s/90s Retro

Time Left: 4h 52m
$32.33 with 7 bids


Oakley Frogskins LX Sunglasses OO2043-09 Banded Green/Grey DAMAGED LENSES

Time Left: 1d 19h 2m
$30.00 with 1 bids


Ray Ban Jackie OHH RB 4101 710/T5 Havana Tortoise / Brown Polarized Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 12h 22m
$27.00 with 10 bids


The Original Teenage Fashion Model Barbie 50th Anniversary 2009 1959 Repro

Time Left: 5d 15h 30m
$25.00 with 1 bids


PORSCHE DESIGN CARRERA Brille Sonnenbrille gold Leder-Nasenflügel 5658 56 19

Time Left: 7d 15h 36m
$21.65 with 11 bids


Ray-Ban RB3447 Gold Frame Round shape Classic G-15 lens (Unisex)

Time Left: 4d 18h 53m
$20.50 with 8 bids


Vintage Signed WEISS 3 Shades of Blue Rhinestones Spray Brooch Pin VGC

Time Left: 1d 19h 21m
$19.99 with 1 bids


29:Gorgeous Shades Of Gold Brown Rhinestone Plus Retro Estate Brooch Lot

Time Left: 3d 22h 17m
$12.99 with 1 bids


Stripped Bangle Acrylic Lucite Sobral Style Natural Shades Chunky

Time Left: 1d 12h 9m
$12.16 with 1 bids


Smith® LOWDOWN Sunglasses, Frame, Black 1ES POLARIZED 55mm

Time Left: 17h 49m
$11.50 with 3 bids


Large Vintage Style Hand Crochet Granny Blanket/Throw Blue Shades

Time Left: 2d 14h 34m
$11.22 with 1 bids


VINTAGE PINK Crackle Looking Cat Eye SUNGLASSES 50s Retro

Time Left: 21h 2m
$11.10 with 4 bids


Our Generation Retro PEGGY Poodle Skirt Purse Skirt Shoes Sunglasses

Time Left: 17h 37m
$7.99 with 1 bids


Polarized Cycling Glasses MTB Sports Outdoor Goggles Baseball Running Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 34m
$7.50 with 8 bids


Men Sport Polarized Sunglasses Outdoor Driving Fishing Blue Lens Glasses New

Time Left: 3d 10h 2m
$6.50 with 14 bids


Tommy Hilfiger Sunglasses Clara Frame Black Gradient Lens 53-18-143

Time Left: 1d 15h 28m
$5.99 with 1 bids


Mens Sunglasses Polarized WF Black Gloss Square Original Retro Style Generic 53

Time Left: 7d 18h 17m
$5.50 with 9 bids


Men Women Polarized Sport Sunglasses Green Lens Driving Cycling Goggles New

Time Left: 2d 20h 27m
$4.31 with 10 bids


Vintage Square Metal Sunglasses Men Women Retro soleil UV400 Sunglasses

Time Left: 7d 23h 51m
$3.25 with 5 bids


Retro Vintage Men Women Popular Fishing Leisure Round Metal SunGlasses UV400

Time Left: 1d 21h 5m
$3.01 with 7 bids


Sport Polarized Square Sunglasses For Men Driving Fishing Blue Lens Glasses New

Time Left: 1d 8h 23m
$2.25 with 9 bids


VEITHDIA Aluminum HD Polarized Photochromic Men Sunglasses Sport Driving Glasses

Time Left: 3d 19h 20m
$2.25 with 3 bids


Men Polarized Sport Sunglasses UV400 Outdoor Driving Cycling Fishing Glasses Hot

Time Left: 6d 9h 53m
$2.25 with 5 bids


Cat Eye Sunglasses Triangle Sunglasses UV400 Eyewear

Time Left: 3d 6h 36m
$1.25 with 5 bids


UV Sunglasses Men Driving Sun Glasses Vintage Retro Mirror Goggle Eyewear

Time Left: 7d 23h 59m
$1.25 with 3 bids


​Ladies Cat Ear Sunglasses Frameless Jelly Transparent Sunglasses Retro All-in-o

Time Left: 1d 47m
$1.04 with 2 bids


Polarized Sunglasses UV400 Retro Polarized Men Women Classic Sunglasses

Time Left: 7d 23h 45m
$1.04 with 2 bids


Mens Classy Elegant Retro Style Clear Lens EYE GLASSES JAMES BOND CRYSTAL BLUE

Time Left: 20h 13m
$0.99 with 1 bids


UV Sunglasses Men Driving Sun Glasses Vintage Retro Mirror Goggle Eyewear

Time Left: 7d 23h 59m
$0.99 with 1 bids


Sport Polarized Sunglasses For Men Women Black Lens Driving Cycling Goggles New

Time Left: 3d 22h 14m
$0.12 with 2 bids


Costa Del Mar Caballito Polarized Sunglasses, Tiger Shark/Blue Mirror 580G

Time Left: 6d 19h 23m
$0.01 with 1 bids


Costa Del Mar Cat Cay Polarized Sunglasses, Blackout/Green Mirror 580P

Time Left: 6d 20h 23m
$0.01 with 1 bids