1950’s

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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!

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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”

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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”

 

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Vintage 1950's Devil Car Club Jacket

Sold on eBay: Vintage Car Club Jacket from the 1950s – SAN DIEGO DEVILS

Vintage Car Club jackets have been all the rave since the conclusion of the second world war. They represent the enduring freedom the classic American hot rod brings to it’s owner. These jackets are a way to get noticed for owning that bad boy vehicle even when you’re not presently sitting in it. The vintage Car Club jacket is a great example of classic Americana. This one sold at auction sometime last week and deserves to be noticed.

Here are the details:

Vintage 50s SAN DIEGO DEVILS Hot Rod Car Club Jacket ORIGINAL Satin Chain Stitch
Price: $1,691.66
Seller: junglejane / San Diego, CA
Label: No label
Condition: Wear And Soiling from Age And Normal Use. Cleaning Recommended.

 

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