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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

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

Time Left: 1d 2h 38m
$475.00 with 8 bids


Rare Vintage Oakley Juliet X-Metal Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 16h 32m
$435.00 with 21 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 19h 24m
$338.00 with 6 bids


vintage american optical aviator sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 12h 35m
$286.00 with 4 bids


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

Time Left: 11h 5m
$255.57 with 11 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 20h 38m
$233.50 with 5 bids


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

Time Left: 20h 10m
$231.00 with 27 bids


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

Time Left: 4d 2h 37m
$224.50 with 6 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 19h 22m
$207.50 with 4 bids


Vintage Oakley Zero

Time Left: 2d 9h 54m
$205.50 with 17 bids


Vintage gold plated rimless Cartier Paris sunglasses mens M France SUPERB

Time Left: 2d 13h 54m
$193.24 with 17 bids


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

Time Left: 12h 29m
$135.89 with 14 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 10h 19m
$132.15 with 20 bids


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

Time Left: 15h 30m
$129.99 with 1 bids


Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR RARE JACKIE O OVERSIZE GREEN GOLD SUNGLASSES AUTHENTIC NR

Time Left: 3d 23h 31m
$119.95 with 1 bids


Black Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 56-8171 Sunglasses Eyeglasses FRAME ONLY

Time Left: 2d 12m
$117.50 with 10 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 11h 18m
$114.70 with 11 bids


chanel vintage sunglasses women

Time Left: 14h 58m
$102.50 with 16 bids


Vintage Oakley Blade Lens Shield And Replacement Arms Pick Tool Lot

Time Left: 1d 22h 42m
$102.50 with 30 bids


Vintage CARRERA PORSCHE DESIGN Silver Sunglasses 5621 Large

Time Left: 1d 18h 21m
$102.23 with 25 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Bausch & Lomb Wayfarer II Gold Brown

Time Left: 1d 9m
$99.99 with 1 bids


Rare Vintage Carrera 5526 Sunglasses - Germany 80's - Large - Collectors Item

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


Cazal Point 2 Decorative Gold Framed Eye/Sun Glasses - 130 - 59_13 - Vintage

Time Left: 6m 15s
$99.00 with 2 bids


Cazal Legends Sunglasses MOD856 Vintage Style Men Frames

Time Left: 2d 1h 22m
$98.00 with 1 bids


1980's B&L Ray Ban Round Metal W0603 Sunglasses & Case

Time Left: 18h 21m
$92.26 with 22 bids


Vintage Cazal Sunglasses Mod 904 Gold/White Ombre Purple Brown Lense

Time Left: 2d 12m
$91.00 with 3 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 13h 53m
$83.53 with 8 bids


Lot Of 40 Vintage Carl Zeiss Clarlet Sunglasses/Eyeglasses New EB

Time Left: 2d 3h 18m
$81.00 with 11 bids


Lot Of 40 Vintage Carl Zeiss Clarlet Sunglasses/Eyeglasses New EB

Time Left: 2d 21h 48m
$81.00 with 11 bids


Lot Of 40 Vintage Carl Zeiss Clarlet Sunglasses/Eyeglasses New EB

Time Left: 2d 21h 37m
$79.00 with 5 bids


Lot Of 33 Vintage Carl Zeiss Clarlet Sunglasses/Eyeglasses New EB

Time Left: 2d 22h 1m
$79.00 with 9 bids


Lot Of 40 Vintage Carl Zeiss Clarlet Sunglasses/Eyeglasses New EB

Time Left: 2d 23h 59m
$79.00 with 10 bids


Lot Of 40 Vintage Carl Zeiss Clarlet Sunglasses/Eyeglasses New EB

Time Left: 3d 1h 42m
$79.00 with 3 bids


1962 BAUSCH & LOMB 1/20 10K GF RAY-BAN GOLD AVIATOR G15 SUNGLASSES 52 14 VINTAGE

Time Left: 4d 15h 34m
$79.00 with 1 bids


CHANEL Matelasse 01450 CC Logo Black Sunglasses Vintage /R4213

Time Left: 2h 43m
$76.00 with 27 bids


Maui Jim Japan Flexon MJ-350-02 Grey/Black Sunglasses Rare USED

Time Left: 3h 2m
$76.00 with 3 bids


Oliver Peoples Vintage La Fong MADE IN ENGLAND col OP9 108/Rose Amber lenses

Time Left: 1d 17h 3m
$75.00 with 8 bids


B & L Ray-Ban W0366 Clubmaster w/case & cloth Tortoise shell Gold trim USA made

Time Left: 18h 39m
$74.99 with 1 bids


Vtg CHANEL Brown/orange Tortoise Rectangle Frame Sunglasses 5045 685/13 Italy

Time Left: 18h 47m
$74.99 with 1 bids


Vintage 1970s B&L RAY BAN TRU-GREEN 10K GF SHOOTING AVIATOR PILOT SUNGLASSES

Time Left: 6d 18h 43m
$73.00 with 14 bids


Vintage gold plated Cartier Paris sunglasses mod Romance Louis France ****

Time Left: 2d 9h 29m
$71.06 with 11 bids


Vintage Eyewear Lot Sunglasses Safety Estate Find

Time Left: 2d 1h 27m
$71.00 with 19 bids


Vintage Fred sunglasses gold plated cable twist FIDJI SL#162142 made in France

Time Left: 1d 12h 43m
$69.82 with 12 bids


AUTH Maui Jim Sandy Beach MJ408-10 Sport Brown Tortoise Brown Lens Sunglasses EC

Time Left: 3d 2h 59m
$69.00 with 2 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Shooter sunglasses with case USA etched BL 62mm KILLER ***

Time Left: 11h 8m
$68.57 with 19 bids


1980's B&L Ray Ban Wayfarer BL5022 Sunglasses

Time Left: 18h 16m
$68.57 with 24 bids


VINTAGE RARE B&L Ray Ban KBD JOHNNY PUNK 80S 70S 60s wayfarer

Time Left: 2d 5h 19m
$67.00 with 3 bids


Vintage Ray-Ban Aviators Sunglasses Gold Bausch & Lomb Outdoorsman With Case

Time Left: 4d 2h 4m
$67.00 with 12 bids


VINTAGE RARE B&L Ray Ban KBD JOHNNY PUNK 80S 70S

Time Left: 2d 22m
$65.00 with 1 bids


Vintage B&L Ray-Ban Wayfarer II Sunglasses - Tortoise - G15 Lenses - USA Made

Time Left: 19h 34m
$64.50 with 1 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban aviator sunglasses photochromic lens size 62-14 USA KILLER

Time Left: 10h 18m
$61.09 with 26 bids


RAY-BAN RB 3183 TOP BAR 003/Z1 ITALY TGM SUNGLASSES 63-15 EXC

Time Left: 1d 1h 42m
$58.00 with 6 bids


Vintage Christian Dior HOMME sunglasses w/case NOS unworn size 66-03 Italy

Time Left: 1d 15h 38m
$57.35 with 9 bids


Vintage Iconic Oakley Mumbo M Frame Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 15h 35m
$57.00 with 18 bids


RAY-BAN RB 3179 TOP BAR 003/Z1 ITALY TGM SUNGLASSES 63-15 EXC

Time Left: 1d 1h 44m
$56.00 with 7 bids


PORSCHE DESIGN 5623 CARRERA VINTAGE MENS SUNGLASSES WALLET BAG CARTIER LUNETTES

Time Left: 19h 52m
$53.85 with 20 bids


Vintage 90s Brillen-Kopf sunglasses round black Mod 7112 made in Germany

Time Left: 12h 38m
$53.61 with 16 bids


Lot de 25 paires de lunettes vintage 80/90s montures métal neuves de stock NOS

Time Left: 1d 9h 50m
$52.79 with 1 bids


Vintage 50s sunglasses original brown glass lenses SMART

Time Left: 1d 12h 56m
$52.36 with 6 bids


Vintage 50s coil sided Sol Amor sunglasses made in France men's M Renauld Elvis

Time Left: 11h 22m
$51.11 with 16 bids


Vintage B&L Ray-Ban 5022 Wayfarer Sunglasses & Case NR

Time Left: 1h 12m
$51.00 with 3 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 18h 52m
$51.00 with 13 bids


Maui Jim Cliff House Aviator Sunglasses Shades CHP Pilot 247 17 59 15 120 Men's

Time Left: 7d 9m
$51.00 with 20 bids


American Optical AO 52[]20 140mm Gold Vintage Sunglasses B5

Time Left: 18h 24m
$50.02 with 4 bids


Vintage GUCCI GG2413/N/S 4NR Yellow Mustard Black Oval Sunglasses

Time Left: 22h 41m
$50.00 with 5 bids


Vintage Gucci Sunglasses GG2413/N/S 4NR 52-19 *Sunglasses Only *

Time Left: 1d 14h 59m
$50.00 with 1 bids


RANDOLPH RE USA Aviator Matte Chrome Sunglasses 140mm w Case mec

Time Left: 22h 32m
$49.99 with 1 bids


Vtg Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 3h 53m
$49.99 with 1 bids


Vintage Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses Rare White / Black Combination

Time Left: 2d 16h 12m
$49.99 with 1 bids


TWO Vintage GIORGIO ARMANI Prescription Eyeglasses & TWO Sunglasses Clips & Case

Time Left: 23h 57m
$49.95 with 3 bids


Vintage Gianni Versace sunglasses made in Italy Mod. 413 Col. 900 men's M KILLER

Time Left: 9h 51m
$49.87 with 14 bids


Regent Flip-Up Baseball Sunglasses Vintage 1980s Glass lenses Tinted

Time Left: 1d 2h 6m
$49.00 with 1 bids


Vintage Ray Ban Italy RB 4115 601-S/71 3N Black Sunglasses * COMPLETE*

Time Left: 2d 2h 9m
$49.00 with 1 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Signet sunglasses etched BL women's medium USA KILLER

Time Left: 14h 21m
$48.62 with 7 bids


Vintage 50s gold filled Sol Amor sunglasses made in France men's small/medium

Time Left: 1d 14h 11m
$47.37 with 12 bids


Vintage Unisex B & L Ray-Ban U.S.A Tortoise Brown & Gold Sunglasses L101 XOAK

Time Left: 1d 19h 19m
$47.37 with 6 bids


Vintage 60s Samco sunglasses NOS original grey glass lens Italy

Time Left: 1d 10h 13m
$46.13 with 6 bids


Vintage 90s Gianni Versace sunglasses Mod X01 Col 030 maple made in Italy

Time Left: 2d 9h 44m
$46.13 with 15 bids


Vintage Oakley Zero Black Iridium Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 15h 10m
$46.00 with 12 bids


GERALD GENTA GOLD PL RARE SUNGLASSES WATCH CARTIER LUNETTES MONTRE ORAMA VINTAGE

Time Left: 20h 19m
$45.93 with 6 bids


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

Time Left: 5d 21h 45m
$45.56 with 7 bids


Vintage RARE Ray Ban Bausch & Lomb Clubmaster 2 W1117 Tortoise Bronze Sunglasses

Time Left: 3d 21h 27m
$45.00 with 9 bids


Vintage coil sided B&L Ray Ban Shooter sunglasses USA 62mm men's medium/large

Time Left: 11h 3m
$44.88 with 11 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses size 50-24 mod made in the USA KILLER

Time Left: 2d 15h 14m
$43.63 with 8 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban aviator sunglasses photochromic w/coil sides etched BL USA

Time Left: 2d 16h 8m
$43.63 with 10 bids


Vintage RAY-BAN B&L Sunglasses XLT - No box or Papers

Time Left: 2h 8m
$43.00 with 3 bids


VUARNET 4006 Vintage Sunglasses SKILYNX 80S’s With Case

Time Left: 2d 17h 36m
$43.00 with 2 bids


Ray Ban B&L USA Aviator 58[]14 Gold Vintage Wrap Around Sunglasses B15

Time Left: 2d 18h 37m
$43.00 with 25 bids


Vintage B&L Ray Ban aviator sunglasses size 62-14 BL etched lens made in the USA

Time Left: 1d 11h 31m
$42.39 with 6 bids


Rudy Project Glasses Retro 80s Vintage

Time Left: 1h 47m
$42.17 with 1 bids


Vintage Randolph Engineering Gold Aviator Sunglasses and case

Time Left: 20h 29m
$42.00 with 3 bids


Genuine Vintage Carrera X-Cede 7024/s Polarized Sunglasses w/ Original Case

Time Left: 2d 2h 30m
$42.00 with 1 bids


Vintage RAY BAN SQUARE BLACK WIRE FRAME sunglasses B&L W/ CASE clean & tight

Time Left: 4d 7m
$42.00 with 2 bids


Ray Ban Bausch And Lomb Wayfarer W0532 Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 15m
$41.00 with 8 bids


VINTAGE B & L RAY BAN WAYFARER 5022 MATTE BLACK 50mm SUNGLASSES with CASE

Time Left: 1d 19h 12m
$41.00 with 10 bids


VINTAGE CARRERA SUNGLASSES 5593 AUSTRIA INTERCHANGEABLE EXTRA LENSES & POUCH

Time Left: 3d 21h 4m
$39.99 with 1 bids


VINTAGE B&L RAY BAN AVIATOR USA 58[]16, 58mm GOLD METAL GREEN GLASS WITH CASE

Time Left: 3d 21h 44m
$39.99 with 1 bids


VNTG 1962 BUBBLE CUT BRUNETTE BARBIE DOLL IN ORIG BOX-STAND-SUNGLASSES-BOOKLET

Time Left: 1d 59m
$39.00 with 15 bids


Vintage 70s sunglasses NOS clear peach acetate made in France splendid

Time Left: 1d 11h 22m
$38.65 with 2 bids


Vintage gucci sunglasses, Shooter Yellow, Rimless.

Time Left: 5h 25m
$38.00 with 2 bids