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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

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

Time Left: 8h 43m
$464.55 with 1 bids


Dior M1U 59 Silver DiorOblique & Blue Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 20h 4m
$335.00 with 7 bids


Pristine vintage Ray-Ban W0959 Black Cat Eye Women's Lisbon Sunglasses mint B&L

Time Left: 2d 18h 35m
$299.00 with 1 bids


Tiffany & Co Womens Sunglasses Black Blue

Time Left: 4d 9h 29m
$250.00 with 1 bids


Pink gucci sunglasses Interlocking G oversize-frame sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 23h 10m
$210.86 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 2d 21h 57m
$200.00 with 1 bids


Saint Laurent Women Sl207 Jerry Sunglasses W/ Crystals $1400

Time Left: 3d 12h 16m
$199.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 11h 58m
$187.01 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 12h 50m
$177.50 with 13 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 9h 34m
$169.00 with 1 bids


Chanel 2022 Black Sunglasses 100% Authentic Guaranteed! $610

Time Left: 15h 36m
$167.50 with 19 bids


Chanel sunglasses

Time Left: 6h 14m
$159.58 with 1 bids


Chanel sunglasses

Time Left: 6h 16m
$159.58 with 1 bids


Gucci Sunglasses

Time Left: 15h 19m
$152.00 with 18 bids


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

Time Left: 22h 18m
$152.00 with 20 bids


Gucci GG0053S 54mm Oversize Square Sunglasses - Black

Time Left: 19h 27m
$138.50 with 24 bids


Louis Vuitton Fendi Sunglass 2 pieces set Browns Black plastic 2501333

Time Left: 21h 41m
$125.00 with 22 bids


Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses GG0814SK

Time Left: 2d 3h 56m
$125.00 with 1 bids


Prada PR 16US Heritage Black Pink Havana Pink Gr Violet Mirror Silver Sunglasses

Time Left: 20h 27m
$120.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 3d 18h 19m
$119.95 with 1 bids


Gucci Sunglasses GG0637SK Men's Black 1305097

Time Left: 22h 19m
$115.00 with 9 bids


Gucci Women Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 2h 36m
$110.00 with 1 bids


Gucci Sunglasses GG0229S

Time Left: 2d 10h 1m
$107.00 with 1 bids


CELINE Mirrored WHITE Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses SOLD OUT RARE! 100% AUTHENTIC!

Time Left: 3d 18h 52m
$106.50 with 4 bids


womens gucci sunglasses black

Time Left: 2d 19h 14m
$105.00 with 2 bids


Cartier Ring Women's Gold Gold A09492 1140883

Time Left: 3d 20h 55m
$104.50 with 8 bids


Versace Sunglasses S60 Women's Browns 1441596

Time Left: 22h 18m
$103.50 with 18 bids


chanel vintage sunglasses women

Time Left: 9h 47m
$102.50 with 16 bids


Chopard Sunglasses New Havana Gold Brown Gradient SCH189S 0748 55 17 130

Time Left: 18h 36m
$99.99 with 5 bids


Prada Womens SPOR 09S Faux Tortoiseshell Sunglasses Brown Blue

Time Left: 6d 21h 7m
$99.99 with 1 bids


Tiffany & Co TF4121B 80559S Sunglasses New With Tags

Time Left: 15h 55m
$96.00 with 6 bids


Dior Limited Edition QFK0383HFM

Time Left: 4d 16h 2m
$90.00 with 1 bids


1C38 NEW $410 Prada PR 64 TS SVF5T0 Sunglasses in Pink Gold

Time Left: 1d 16h 23m
$89.99 with 1 bids


Fendi Womens FF 0239/S Mirrored Round Sunglasses Black Yellow

Time Left: 1d 21h 47m
$89.99 with 1 bids


Chanel Sunglasses Women's Black 3501074

Time Left: 22h 18m
$89.00 with 16 bids


VERSACE Medusa White Gold Aviator Sunglasses Unisex

Time Left: 1d 16h 21m
$87.00 with 24 bids


Gucci GG0053S 003 Square Candy Red Women Sunglasses with Red lens. RARE. READ.

Time Left: 2d 13h 27m
$85.00 with 1 bids


Celine CL40198F Audrey Polarized White/Grey Sunglasses

Time Left: 16h 11m
$83.64 with 1 bids


Gucci sunglasses 0083

Time Left: 22h 8m
$83.00 with 4 bids


Gucci Sunglasses Gg00252S

Time Left: 1d 8h 52m
$82.00 with 5 bids


Gucci sunglasses 0083

Time Left: 21h 20m
$79.90 with 1 bids


Kieselstein-Cord Super Star Titanium Sunglasses Alligator Logo Violet Lenses

Time Left: 1d 13h 46m
$78.00 with 22 bids


Ray-Ban Womens Classic Gradient Gold Original Aviator Sunglasses 62mm 5006

Time Left: 2d 23h 49m
$77.59 with 0 bids


CHANEL MOTHER OF PERAL LOGO BLACK SUNGLASSES 

Time Left: 1d 17h 22m
$77.17 with 1 bids


fendi sunglasses women

Time Left: 3d 11h 37m
$75.00 with 1 bids


Maui Jim MJ-116-25 Kapa Polarized Lens Sunglasses Womens

Time Left: 4d 21h 51m
$75.00 with 1 bids


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

Time Left: 13h 35m
$74.99 with 1 bids


Ray Ban Erika Round Non Polarized Sunglasses Dark Rubber Sand/Brown Gradient

Time Left: 21h 10m
$74.99 with 1 bids


Saint Laurent Sunglasses New Square Red Grey SL74 004 55 15 140

Time Left: 13h 7m
$73.00 with 1 bids


Gucci sunglasses 0053

Time Left: 22h 9m
$73.00 with 3 bids


chanel sunglasses women used

Time Left: 2d 19h 48m
$71.00 with 8 bids


Maui Jim Ocean Sunglasses Womens MJ 723-10P Polarized Tortoise 57-16 135

Time Left: 2d 19h 57m
$71.00 with 23 bids


DOLCE&GABBANA SUNGLASSES D&G 6019 SILVER 05/6G

Time Left: 5d 9h 11m
$69.99 with 1 bids


Tom Ford Ladies Sunglasses TF320 Penelope 28C 59-15 130 2-2.6 Italy w/ Case

Time Left: 17h 42m
$67.99 with 13 bids


GUCCI Women's Sunglasses

Time Left: 15h 55m
$66.00 with 11 bids


Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses 003/32 RB3026 62m Silver Frame w/ Gray Gradient Lens

Time Left: 1d 9h 46m
$66.00 with 5 bids


RAY BAN SONNENBRILLE SCHWARZ GRÜN RB 4075 601 HERREN 4057 DAMEN BRILLE 4068 ETUI

Time Left: 12h 26m
$64.40 with 29 bids


Used PRADA Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 19h 3m
$63.00 with 23 bids


Krewe Womens Round Frame Franklin Plastic Sunglasses Yellow

Time Left: 18h 8m
$62.64 with 8 bids


Oakley Feedback Aviator Sunglasses

Time Left: 11h 55m
$61.00 with 7 bids


PRADA LADIES BEIGE SUNGLASSES in CASE EXCELLENT CONDITION

Time Left: 3d 12h 2m
$60.00 with 18 bids


YSL Black flat top sunglasses

Time Left: 14h 8m
$59.99 with 1 bids


DOLCE & GABBANA DG4340 Black Women's Cat Eye Sunglasses NEW with Tags

Time Left: 1d 11h 15m
$59.99 with 1 bids


DITA Square Sunglasses LSA - 404 Clear Frame Grey Crystal Frame Gold

Time Left: 12h 1m
$58.00 with 1 bids


Chanel 5326-A Italy Motif Black Metallic Chain Polarized Sunglasses W/Case

Time Left: 4d 10h 18m
$58.00 with 15 bids


Maui Jim MJ 819-13C KILA 54.5 Plum/Rose Gradient Polarized Sunglasses A277

Time Left: 1d 19h 36m
$57.00 with 13 bids


DITA MACH TWELVE DTS138 Men's Women's Sunglasses Brown Gradient

Time Left: 19h 55m
$56.78 with 1 bids


TOM FORD TF330 56F SASKIA DARK TORTOISE CATEYE SUNGLASSES 57-14-140

Time Left: 21h 37m
$56.00 with 3 bids


Jimmy Choo Triny S 0807 807 9O Black Aviator Women's Sunglasses New 59mm

Time Left: 3d 19h 54m
$55.00 with 1 bids


Roberto Cavalli RC824S-57F-58 Alrischa Brown/Brown Gradient Sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 19h 54m
$54.75 with 1 bids


GUCCI SUNGLASSES - GG0506S - GREAT CONDITION

Time Left: 15h 15m
$51.00 with 2 bids


PRADA SPR 53Q Black Frame Polarized Designer Sunglasses

Time Left: 17h 22m
$51.00 with 12 bids


Gucci GG 2712/S PU2 Gold Black Wrap Shied Sunglasses Purple Lens 115 Italy Women

Time Left: 21h 26m
$51.00 with 5 bids


Cazal 8037 Men's Women's Sunglasses Black Silver Frame Gradient Grey Lens 61mm

Time Left: 22h 19m
$51.00 with 2 bids


Chloe Sunglasses Woman Pink/Purple

Time Left: 1d 20h 4m
$51.00 with 2 bids


Gucci glasses 3864 red green leg Brown Frame Sunglasses

Time Left: 1d 20h 23m
$51.00 with 12 bids


Versace Sunglasses Authentic New Italy OVE4372 512314 55/21 NO RESERVE

Time Left: 1d 21h 21m
$51.00 with 2 bids


New Ray Ban Classic Womens Wayfarer Sunglasses RB2132

Time Left: 3d 12h 7m
$51.00 with 2 bids


Prada Sunglasses GREEN SPR 16R 56D 19 UEI-4P2 135 1N

Time Left: 3d 18h 31m
$51.00 with 13 bids


Chanel Sunglasses 1450 Matelasse Women's Black 3505098

Time Left: 3d 20h 55m
$51.00 with 14 bids


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

Time Left: 17h 29m
$50.00 with 5 bids


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

Time Left: 1d 9h 47m
$50.00 with 1 bids


Womens Givenchy Sunglasses with Stars and Mirrored Lenses

Time Left: 2d 19h 5m
$50.00 with 1 bids


TOM FORD FT 0903 48E Sunglasses Brown Frame Brown Lenses 68mm

Time Left: 2d 23h 47m
$50.00 with 1 bids


Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses - RB 2140-955 - Red Square Frames - Green Lenses

Time Left: 4d 14h 54m
$50.00 with 1 bids


Dolce & Gabbana DG2228-02/L Gold Round Metal Sunglasses - Unisex

Time Left: 6d 2h 18m
$50.00 with 1 bids


BVLGARI SONNENBRILLE BRAUN GOLD STRASS LOGO 6071-B CoCo 8010 LUXUS DAMEN BRILLE

Time Left: 12h 27m
$49.08 with 23 bids


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

Time Left: 9h 9m
$48.62 with 7 bids


Boris Bidjan Saberi Sunglasses Shutter Rectangular Matte Black

Time Left: 4d 3h 37m
$48.62 with 1 bids


RAY-BAN RB4387 black lens sunglasses 56 mm with case

Time Left: 22h 5m
$48.00 with 11 bids


Christian Dior Sunglasses by JohnGalliano Bandage 1 BN3 80 AW 2003.

Time Left: 1d 9h 34m
$47.37 with 4 bids


Maui Jim Sunshine MJ725-65 Sunglasses 56 18-140 Blue Brown Tortoise

Time Left: 19h 1m
$47.00 with 19 bids


Tom Ford Women's Sunglasses Gold tone frame Square TF738 Mirrored Authentic

Time Left: 21h 56m
$47.00 with 15 bids


Stunning Vintage Gucci Sunglasses 2400/S  1NR early 1990's Dark Brown Moonglow

Time Left: 20h 25m
$46.00 with 13 bids


Womens ray ban polorized sunglasses

Time Left: 21h 1m
$46.00 with 12 bids


Sunglasses Christian Dior. Barbarella model. Lady's. Made in Austria

Time Left: 5d 19h 34m
$46.00 with 6 bids


chanel sunglasses

Time Left: 2d 19h 26m
$45.00 with 1 bids


Ray Ban SONNENBRILLE SCHWARZ GRÜN RB 3183 Top Bar 006/71 HERREN BRILLE 8305 ETUI

Time Left: 12h 35m
$44.87 with 17 bids


Celine CL 41755 Women's Black Sunglasses Made in Italy

Time Left: 1d 10h 53m
$42.00 with 3 bids


Ray-Ban RB 3016 Brown Tortoise Polarized Clubmaster Sunglasses

Time Left: 17h 21m
$41.00 with 23 bids