What’s It Worth? Celebrity Vintage Eyewear

Ran across a vintage Sunglass section on Wiki collecting with some vintage eyewear prices. Just thought you would be interested.

On December 14th 2005 at Christie’s in London, a pair of Ran Ban aviator sunglasses, owned by Bruce Lee circa 1970s, realised a price of £4,200.

On November 21st 2005 at Christie’s in New York, a pair of Ray Ban wayfarer sunglasses, owned by Bob Dylan, circa 1960s, realised a price of $3,120.

On July 14th 2010 at Christie’s in New York, a pair of Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, owned by American singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers, circa 1970s, realised a price of $2,750.

On May 19th 2012 at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, California, a vintage pair of Paulette Guinet sunglasses and a pair of vintage Auguste Bonaz sunglasses realised a price of $425 and $400.

The frames of a gold-rimmed pair owned by John Lennon were sold at auction in 2007. They had an estimated price of £1million, though the auction house refused to divulge what the buyer paid. Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-2016080/Investing-vintage-sunglasses.html#ixzz23cOZia7S

A pair of the former Beatle’s amber-tinted sunglasses sold for £63,250 in 2006. Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-2016080/Investing-vintage-sunglasses.html#ixzz23cOiQ3Gt

This month we sold a pair of oversized mirror Aviator shades worn by Michael Jackson for £1,440, but we have sold others for far more.’ Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-2016080/Investing-vintage-sunglasses.html#ixzz23cOmv1ol

Gold-trimmed sunglasses owned by Elvis Presley sold for £13,800 last year while 83 pairs belonging to soul singer James Brown went for £5,430 in 2008. Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-2016080/Investing-vintage-sunglasses.html#ixzz23cOzTU26

Elvis Presley Neostyle Nautic Eyeglasses. A pair here sold for $10,000

A pair of Michael Jackson Sunglasses sold for $60,000 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California

Gandhi’s glasses and sandals sell for £1.27m (Source) ($1.8 Million)


Civil War Dirk and Eyeglasses of William Weller $862.00. (Source)


Other Auction Listings

Barbara Streisand Eyeglasses

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