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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 21h 24m
$2,000.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 18h 40m
$899.99 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 29m
$510.00 with 8 bids


AMERICAN OPTICAL AVIATOR SUNGLASSES 12KT GOLD FILLED #5 1/2 CN91T NO RESERVE

Time Left: 1d 1h
$475.00 with 8 bids


DIOR by J.Galliano Sunglasses SPORT 1 black/silver Sonnenbrille LIKE NEW Y2K

Time Left: 12h 16m
$464.55 with 1 bids


Oakley Mars sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 13h 9m
$460.00 with 3 bids


Louis Vuitton Millionaire SunGlasses Z1165W ,EXCELLENT CONDITION

Time Left: 3d 22h
$455.00 with 23 bids


Oakley Over The Top OTT Sunglasses Black Iridium lens RARE

Time Left: 21h 36m
$435.00 with 8 bids


Rare Vintage Oakley Juliet X-Metal Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 14h 54m
$435.00 with 21 bids


Chanel Leather Enamel Plastic Silk Fabric Shoes Sunglasses Scarf 6pc set 531401

Time Left: 22h 48m
$430.00 with 37 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 18h 53m
$410.00 with 3 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 17h 8m
$401.00 with 5 bids


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

Time Left: 15h 27m
$355.00 with 29 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 30m
$348.00 with 1 bids


American Optical AO 1/10 12K GF 5 1/2 Pilot Aviator Gold Filled Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 17h 46m
$338.00 with 6 bids


louis-vuitton sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 19h 31m
$330.00 with 1 bids


RARE Oakley Juliet Sunglasses w/Extra Parts

Time Left: 41m 7s
$320.00 with 4 bids


Oakley Juliet X Metal Sunglasses Black Frames Grey Iridium Lenses

Time Left: 11h 4m
$317.91 with 2 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 14h 47m
$315.68 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 16h 53m
$316.00 with 5 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 16h 40m
$310.00 with 14 bids


Louis Vuitton Z1165W 1.1 Millionaires Sunglasses - Black

Time Left: 5d 7h 1m
$300.00 with 1 bids


vintage american optical aviator sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 10h 57m
$286.00 with 4 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 19h 22m
$285.00 with 14 bids


Burberry Sport Sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 5h 31m
$281.14 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 14h 44m
$281.00 with 4 bids


Vintage 1986 gold plated Cartier Paris sunglasses Louis Romance 54-16 France

Time Left: 9h 27m
$255.57 with 11 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 9h 2m
$255.00 with 3 bids


Tiffany & Co Womens Sunglasses Black Blue

Time Left: 4d 13h 3m
$250.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 13h 51m
$242.50 with 14 bids


Vintage American Opticals AO 5 1/2 1-10 12k gf Aviator Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 19h
$233.50 with 5 bids


RAY-BAN STORIES RW4003 ROUND 5MP 48X21 DARK BLUE LENS FACEBOOK USB-C SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 3d 29m
$232.50 with 6 bids


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

Time Left: 18h 32m
$231.00 with 27 bids


Oakley X Metal Juliet frames low serial number

Time Left: 2d 15h 15m
$227.50 with 10 bids


Vintage American Optical AO 1/10 12KGF 5 1/2 Pilot Aviator Sunglasses Corrective

Time Left: 4d 59m
$224.50 with 6 bids


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

Time Left: 8d 29m
$216.50 with 17 bids


oakley juliet x-metal sunglasses

Time Left: 4d 19h 29m
$215.00 with 14 bids


DAUM France CRYSTAL SHAR PEI Dog Figurine. Amber Shades. 2 3/4” Tall - Signed

Time Left: 1d 21h 27m
$214.95 with 1 bids


Pink gucci sunglasses Interlocking G oversize-frame sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 2h 44m
$210.86 with 1 bids


WELSH MFG CO 1/10 12K GF 5 1/2 Authentic Vintage 1970's Aviator Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 17h 44m
$207.50 with 4 bids


Vintage Oakley Zero

Time Left: 2d 8h 16m
$205.50 with 17 bids


RARE HTF VINTAGE 1930s SHADES OF BROWN ROYAL P MANUAL TYPEWRITER w CASE P311942

Time Left: 15h 35m
$203.50 with 5 bids


DITA Mach One DRX-2030B Men's Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 17h 46m
$202.50 with 19 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 17h 57m
$202.50 with 15 bids


Louis Vuitton Cyclone Sunglasses in excellent condition

Time Left: 5d 18h 54m
$201.50 with 2 bids


NEW Maui Jim Grey Swaying Plam Blue / Grey & Pearl GS530-9.1 Woman’s Sun Glasses

Time Left: 3d 1h 31m
$200.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 4d 21h 30m
$200.00 with 1 bids


Saint Laurent Women Sl207 Jerry Sunglasses W/ Crystals $1400

Time Left: 3d 15h 49m
$199.00 with 1 bids


Vintage gold plated rimless Cartier Paris sunglasses mens M France SUPERB

Time Left: 2d 12h 17m
$193.24 with 17 bids


Cartier Gold Frame Unisex Fashion Sunglasses

Time Left: 36m 28s
$192.50 with 49 bids


GUCCI LADIES SPUNKY CAT EYE GOLD GREY SUNGLASSES, LOGO TIPS GG0538S 001 , BOX

Time Left: 15h 32m
$187.01 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 29m
$183.50 with 43 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 16h 17m
$182.50 with 3 bids


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

Time Left: 4d 21h 28m
$182.50 with 14 bids


Maui Jim Kawika

Time Left: 4d 23h 14m
$182.50 with 8 bids


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

Time Left: 22h 30m
$177.50 with 27 bids


New Costa Copra 580P Sunglasses in Shiny Tortoise W/Black Temp & Silver Mirror

Time Left: 1d 16h 24m
$177.50 with 13 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Wood Rimless Frame Gold Glasses Grey Lens New

Time Left: 2d 22h 38m
$176.50 with 4 bids


Tom Ford Renee TF847 001 Sunglasses Black-Gold/Blue Block Lenses MSRP 430$

Time Left: 3d 13h 8m
$169.00 with 1 bids


Chanel 2022 Black Sunglasses 100% Authentic Guaranteed! $610

Time Left: 19h 9m
$167.50 with 19 bids


Cartier Sunglasses Gold Black Frame/Grey Lens

Time Left: 1d 55m
$166.00 with 50 bids


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

Time Left: 18h 29m
$165.50 with 7 bids


Oakley Plate Bronze w/ Titanium Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 14m
$165.50 with 10 bids


Bose Frames Tempo Audio Sport Sunglasses - Black (839767-0110)

Time Left: 41m 18s
$162.50 with 8 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 2h 13m
$160.50 with 16 bids


Chanel sunglasses

Time Left: 9h 48m
$159.58 with 1 bids


Chanel sunglasses

Time Left: 9h 50m
$159.58 with 1 bids


DEEP PURPLE SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE 1/1 1st STEREO PRESS G1 STAMPER Great AUDIO

Time Left: 17h 17m
$159.58 with 34 bids


Oakley M Frame Fmj Hybrid Ice

Time Left: 1d 17h 51m
$158.37 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 2h 30m
$155.00 with 6 bids


Versace Sunglasses

Time Left: 19h 44m
$152.50 with 20 bids


Chanel Sunglasses 5376-B-A Women's Black 2101382

Time Left: 1d 1h 52m
$152.00 with 20 bids


2013 Topps MIKE TROUT #27 Image Variation SSP Sunglasses

Time Left: 2h 9m
$150.00 with 1 bids


Bose Frames Tenor Style Audio Sunglasses, New, Sealed, Black

Time Left: 2d 13h 41m
$150.00 with 1 bids


Gucci Sunglasses

Time Left: 18h 52m
$149.50 with 17 bids


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

Time Left: 12h 59m
$147.50 with 12 bids


CUSTOM OAKLEY RACING JACKET SUNGLASSES W/EXTRAS

Time Left: 18h 5m
$147.50 with 12 bids


CAZAL Authentic Mod 905 Sunglasses Gold Frame 65mm

Time Left: 2h 31m
$145.50 with 5 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 1h 8m
$143.50 with 4 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 20h 53m
$142.50 with 24 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 14h 32m
$141.00 with 15 bids


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

Time Left: 10h 51m
$135.89 with 14 bids


New Oakley Eyepatch 2 Matte Black w/ Polarized Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 1h 11m
$133.00 with 13 bids


Cazal 9099 Sunglasses Gold Frame Grey Gradient Lens

Time Left: 1h 3m
$132.50 with 7 bids


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

Time Left: 22h 29m
$132.50 with 30 bids


Vintage gold plated Cartier Paris sunglasses Vendome Louis size 56-14 France EXC

Time Left: 1d 8h 41m
$132.15 with 20 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 13h 11m
$131.78 with 16 bids


Chrome Hearts Brown Frame Blue lenses Sunglasses

Time Left: 11h 49m
$131.50 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 13h 52m
$129.99 with 1 bids


Pair of 12” Vtg 1960s 70s Spun Lucite UFO Spaghetti Spare Pendant Lamp Shades

Time Left: 3d 21h 54m
$129.00 with 1 bids


Gucci GG0053S 54mm Oversize Square Sunglasses - Black

Time Left: 23h 1m
$127.50 with 20 bids


Oakley Dispatch 2 Brown Tortoise w/ Dark Bronze Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 1h 50m
$127.50 with 15 bids


Cartier Fashion Sunglasses Silver Frame Gradient Grey lens

Time Left: 2d 47m
$127.50 with 22 bids


Cartier Unisex Black Gold Frame Grey Gradient Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 23h 18m
$125.50 with 20 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 3h 29m
$125.50 with 4 bids


1978 ~Sun Lovin’ Malibu Christie NIB~ Steffie Face Peek-a-boo Tan #7745

Time Left: 29m 18s
$125.00 with 1 bids


Louis Vuitton Fendi Sunglass 2 pieces set Browns Black plastic 2501333

Time Left: 1d 1h 15m
$125.00 with 22 bids


Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses GG0814SK

Time Left: 2d 7h 29m
$125.00 with 1 bids


(4 Set) Pottery Barn 100% LINEN Striped Sheer Curtains 50x 84" Shades of Taupe

Time Left: 4d 17h 40m
$125.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 6d 17h 24m
$124.99 with 1 bids