Vintage Randomness

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 5

Sold on eBay: Vintage Ray Ban Woodies Wayfarer Sunglasses

Here’s an excellent example of the 1980’s vintage Ray Ban Woodies made back when Bausch & Lomb was calling the shots. Certainly unique and crafted right here in the US of A. Check out other classic Ray Bans here and here. More information from the seller’s listing:

“Up for sale is an amazing pair of vintage Ray Ban Woodies! These sunglasses are in NOS (New Old Stock) condition, and have never been worn. the Woodies were made in the late 80’s by B&L Ray-Ban, and only 500 exist, according to them… So finding a pair in this condition is very rare!”

And here are the auction details:

VINTAGE BAUSCH & LOMB RAY-BAN WOODIES 5022 WAYFARER WOOD SUNGLASSES NOS W/CASE

Seller: sunglassesboy10 / Lawrenceville, GA
Price:$406
Label: Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban
Condition: Deadstock

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 2

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 5

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 3

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 10

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 6

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 7

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 9

 

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 8

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 4

Vintage Ray Ban Woodies 1

Vintage Ray Ban Box

 

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 1

Sold on eBay: Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses from the 1940’s

These vintage Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses are my personal favorites. I don’t think you can purchase a better pair of shades for this upcoming summer season then the 12k gold filled, made in America version of the Ray Ban Aviators. Here’s a quick history of B&L Ray Ban from Men’s Health:

“The history of the Ray-Ban aviator dates back to 1929 when General John MacCready, a US army Air Corps lieutenant, commissioned a team of technical design experts to create army pilot goggles that would stop his men suffering headaches and nausea caused by glare at altitude.Originally known as ‘Anti-Glare’, the glasses were soon rebranded to emphasise how this new accessory could effectively block (Ban) sun rays (Ray). With foresight, the company saw an opportunity to bring their frames to the masses, and in 1937 the Ray-Ban Aviator was born, becoming an instant classic. A status they’ve retained ever since..”

In 1999 Ray Ban was sold to Luxxxx……..ugh. Nevermind. I’m begging you – buy vintage Ray Ban’s.

Here are the sale detals:

Vintage (1940’s) 1950’s B&L Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 1/10 12k GF 58mm RB-3 Lenses

Seller: jhern10010 / Homestead, FL

Price: $279.95

Label: Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban

Condition: Excellent vintage condition!

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 1

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 2

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 3

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 4

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 6

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 7

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 8

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 10

Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 11

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater 2

Sold on eBay: Vintage Shawl Collar Cardigan Sweater

Wow. What a sweater. So, if you’re like me, you love yourself some amazing vintage shawl collar cardigan sweaters! This one is no exception. No doubt it would have sold for a better price in the autumn season – it’s a strange time to be selling such a great winter item.  Selling this item in the early fall would have raised that price to $800+ I’ve gotta believe. Looks to be in terrific shape – all it’s buttons exist and there doesn’t appear to be any holes or snags. 

Check out some examples of great vintage shawl collar cardigan sweaters worn by Major League Baseball players here.

Here are the auction details:

VINTAGE 40S WOOL SHAWL COLLAR CARTIGAN LETTERMAN SWEATER MENS 36

Seller: ohhh_yeah! / Portland, OR

Price: $380.99

Label: Roper / sz. 36

Condition: “Great condition – no holes, stains or ordos”

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater 1

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater 2

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater 5

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater 4

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater 3

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater interior

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater button detail

Vintage Shawl cardigan Sweater letterman detail

Vintage Shawl Cardigan Sweater label

Vintage Harley Davidson Slick Operator T Shirt

Sold on eBay: Vintage Harley Davidson Slick Operator Champion Blue Bar T Shirt

Harley Davidson has had some unique & amazing t shirt designs. This “Slick Operator” tee is certainly one of them. Printed on a Champion blue bar t shirt, this shirt features the Evil Kneivel #1 logo on a can of Harley Davidson motorcycle oil as it pours out the slick operator print… It’s a classic Harley tee.

Here are the auction details:

Vintage HARLEY DAVIDSON 70s Slick Operator Champion Blue Bar t shirt SMALL S

Seller: vintagepimps / Bedminster, NJ

Price: $306.00 (38 bids)

Label: Champion Blue Bar . Medium

Condition: “Great condition with some red bleeding marks on front and some marks”

Vintage Harley Davidson Slick Operator T Shirt

Vintage Harley Davidson Slick Operator T shirt 2

Vintage Harley Davidson Slick Operator T Shirt 3jpg

 

Vintage Harley Davidson Slick Operator T Shirt Champion Blu Bar

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 1JPG

Sold on eBay: Vintage Levi’s Short Horn Pearl Snap Western Shirt

One of the most iconic brands in American history is the Levi Strauss Co. In the 1940’s and 50’s they were producing products with labels known today as “Levi’s Short Horn” labels. You can see that in the pictures below. These were very well constructed pieces, adapted over time and made for the hard working Americans who donned them. We’ve seen others sell on eBay recently for quite impressive sale prices (see here & here).

But this one’s a little bit different – it brings the western plaid to the table and the western plaid is a favorite of mine. Now I hate to have to admit this, but it’s my guess that the plaid is the reason for the low sale price. Seriously, pre-auction I would have guessed this shirt would have sold for $500+. I blame retailers like American Eagle and Hollister for this sort of response. They hijacked the western plaid years ago and have diminished it’s value in the vintage industry. Either way, it’s a beautiful piece. I should have bought this.

From the listing:

“- FOUND IN A BARN PACKED AWAY IN TRUNK FOR 50+ YEARS
- AWAY FROM LIGHT / MOISTURE
- RARE 1940S – 50S LEVIS / LEVI’S SHORT HORN WESTERN LABEL
- BEAUTIFUL PATINA
- FABRIC IS IN GREAT SHAPE – MINOR WEAR BUT READY TO WEAR
- INSIDE AND AROUND NECK CLEAN!
- PEARL SNAPS / HARDWARE IS PERFECT – NOTHING BROKEN NOR MISSING
- SAWTOOTH WESTERN PEARL SNAP FRONT POCKETS”

 

Here are the auction details:

Seller: eddymerckx14 / Brooklyn, NY

Price: $192.50

Label: Levi’s Short Horn

Condition: “Found in a barn packed in trunk for 50+ years”

 

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 1JPG

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 2

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 3

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 4

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 5

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 6

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 7

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 8

Vintage Levi's Short Horn Shirt pearl snap western 9

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 side detail

Sold on eBay: Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk from 1899

This Louis Vuitton steamer trunk sold at auction last night. It’s worth a look – for the stickers alone it’s worth a look! The interior is in rough shape but with the amazing patina, old world styling and stunning history of this piece, this trunk is a sure beauty.  From the listing:

“…… One of the interesting features of this antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk is that we have the original July 1899 receipt. Measuring 20 by 22 ¼ by 31 ¾ inches, this trunk has been around the world several times. It has stickers over stickers over stickers. Physically, it is in strong condition, with all of its hardware, wooden slats, and lock. In the photographs, you can see all of the scratches, dings, and rubs from years of use. As you can see, the interior is in poor condition; however, the labels are still in very good, condition. Whether you restore Louis Vuitton trunks or if you’re just looking for one in well used condition, you’ll be glad to know this authentic 1899 Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk is listed without any reserve! We also guarantee that the high bidder will be totally satisfied with its age, quality, condition and authenticity or all of their money will be returned!”

Details of the auction:

Authentic Antique 1899 Louis Vuitton Travel Steamer Trunk Chest

Seller: wwolst12 / Cumberland, RI

Price: $4,650

Label: Louis Vuitton

Condition: Stellar age and patina. It’s too bad the interior is in the condition it was.

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 trunk front  Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 top

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 2

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 side detail

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk top detail 4

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamter Trunk 1899 top detail 3

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 top detail

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 top detail 2

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 latch 2

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 latch

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 latch 3

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk label 1Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 handle

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 top interior

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 interior 3

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 interior strap_

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 underside

Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk 1899 label_

Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater Letterman Front

Sold on eBay: Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater 1930’s IOWA Varsity Cardigan

Anyone who’s been following this blog for any length of time knows about my infatuation with these gorgeous vintage shawl collar sweaters. They were extremely well made, fit beautifully and protected torsos from the cold. All that while also making the owners look like a million bucks. It’s form and function at it’s finest.

This vintage shawl collar sweater is another terrific pick from seller ‘ozarkdrygoods’. They were also responsible for that beautiful Harley Davidson Turtle Zip Sweater that sold a few weeks back. This Iowa Letterman Sweater looks great. The fabric looks to be in amazing condition with no mothing or separations, it’s too bad some of it’s buttons are missing. Eight stacks seems like the going rate for this piece.

Here are the details:

Vintage Shawl Collar Univ. IOWA 1920s 30s Wool Varsity Sweater Cardigan MINT

Seller: ozarkdrygoods / Marina del Rey, CA

Price: $850

Label: Clarknit

Condition:  “Near mint, missing a few buttons, label coming loose, otherwise looks brand new”

Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater Letterman Front

Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater Letterman Back

Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater Letterman Interior

Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater Letterman Collar

Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater Letterman Detail

Vintage Shawl Collar Sweater Letterman label

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt Featured

Sold on eBay: Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey from the 1930’s

This might be the most beautiful vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey I’ve seen. These were officially known as the Harley Davidson “Turtle Zip  Sweater” and were produced between the early 1930’s and the mid 1950’s. You can see a later example of this sweater here.

This particular Harley Davidson Turtle Zip Sweater sold back on February 9th and featured the unique “Dick Fischer Athletic Goods” label, the front Harley Davidson lettering in white, the unique “97” on the back in blue and an original Talon bell zipper closure. In excellent vintage shape, this sale price doesn’t surprise me. As far as I can tell, this red/white/blue color combo is certainly unique and quite rare. I’m sure “Bill” loved this thing. I know I do.

Check out a previous post featuring vintage photographs of this jersey being worn by competition racers from the 1930’s – 50’s:

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirts : Classic Motorcycle Swag | Link

 

Here are the sale details:

vtg HARLEY DAVIDSON 30s Racing Jersey Sweater TALON red/white/blue Beautiful

Seller: ozarkdrygoods / Marina del Rey, CA

Price: $2,400

Label: Dick Fischer Athletic Goods Inc / 42

Condition: “Lots of wear, few holes, stains all over, well worn and all the better for it

 

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 1

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 2

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 3

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 4

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 5

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 6

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 7

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 8

Vintage Harley Davidson Racing Jersey Shirt 9