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post #1576 of 2094

yes, turned BL, or sleeping BL as in some places the call it :-)

 

in my opinion, the started etching lenses in 1975 or shortly after on 12h. This means uncut lenses are identical. Then they decided to etch near the hinges. To have the BL standing straight it means left and right uncut lens are different. I can imagine the laying BL near the hinges is created from 12h etched uncut lenses...

post #1577 of 2094

What value have these glasses?

post #1578 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Ppaolo View Post
 

What value have these glasses?

 

 

see my answer

 

@Lilhinders i think they might be from the 1996 olympics. not 100% sure though.

value...vintage items dont have a fixed value imo. its depending on where you sell it, and to who. mostly vintage items are only valuable to to vintage lovers :-). Further condition will be of huge impact as collectors want the best condition as possible.

But if you want to know, put them for sale and see what you get offered. That will determine the vlaue at that moment for your Ray Bans

post #1579 of 2094

What value has the Ray Ban Bausch & Lomb Shooter 1/30 10K GO 62-14.?

post #1580 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Ppaolo View Post
 

What value has the Ray Ban Bausch & Lomb Shooter 1/30 10K GO 62-14.?

 

$5000, - :brick: 

 

vintage items dont have a fixed value imo. its depending on where you sell it, and to who. mostly vintage items are only valuable to to vintage lovers :-). Further condition will be of huge impact as collectors want the best condition as possible.

 

but to give a rough indication ... $80 - 100 

you will see them for sale for more, but i dont think theyre worth it onless theyre nos

post #1581 of 2094

hanks to the availability and information.
However I do not sell either of them, and even others that I own

:)

post #1582 of 2094
Why is the value so important then?
post #1583 of 2094

To get a complete picture of the situation.
Surely the sentimental value is greater

post #1584 of 2094

Hey guys, been a long time since I have logged in to read the thread!

 

Anyways I have a question for those that are the experts!  

 

I acquired 2 pairs of Flying colors last year.  Fortunately I am not scared of them being fake because all the markings are there.  

 

both are 58mm stamped on top and bottom of the bridge.  The nose pieces are marked BL and the hinges are right.  But this is where my questions start

 

1.  Both pairs have etching by the hinges on the lenses.  However I ran into a hiccup.  My red pair are changeables and marked correctly.

My orange ones (which took me a while to find) come with B-15s (that is how they came) but the etchings are different!!  one has the light white font while the other looks like a super fine cut into the glass.  

 

To help back this up, I bough a standard pair of 58mm aviators with the "cut" etching into the lens as well years back.  So I think it is legit but that the it may not be the original lens. Which I could care less about considering the consistency  is identical to my eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

2.  MY last question is for anyone with experience handling the Flying Colors series.  I notice that the coating on each frame is a bit different.  The orange one is much smoother /thicker than the red ones.  I dont know if that is just how some came out, or if it indicates a different year.  Just interesting and something for others to take note of in their pursuit of these series.  The Red ones aren't rough but just noticeably less smooth than the orange ones.

 

anyways both are amazing pair of shades (the oranges are sick!) and I should have cleaned them before snapping shots! =(

 

Thanks

post #1585 of 2094

for now:

 

 

flyingcolors.jpg 311k .jpg file

 

 

so...flying color ... classic colors..what are the differences..? Were there 2 different runs maybe? as the 9 mentioned are not all there are. I think there are like 11 colors. As for combination color frame / color lenses... im quite sure different combinations existed. Like W0290 is also the green frame. So...

 

The coating is enamel by the way.

post #1586 of 2094

@Greco really nice pairs btw!! :thumbs-up:

post #1587 of 2094

@oosterling  Thanks =)

 

My main question oosterling was less about the series of flying colors and combinations as it is the lens etchings.  I think my orange pair has lenses that dont match but are both vintage and authentic.  

 

The difference in them being as I described one with the faint white lettering etch and the other looking like a very fine "cut"

 

 

Enamel coating, I figured as much.  But the texture difference is just interesting to me

post #1588 of 2094
many thanks!!!!
post #1589 of 2094

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post #1590 of 2094
Hi, I have a pair of what I believe to be vintage B&L Wayfarer II Ray Bans and I actually had no clue they were vintage until I came across your posts that said they stopped making B&L's in the 90s and the sunglasses were actually passed down to me from my dad. I actually just thought they were a normal pair of Ray Bans maybe a couple years old and was just gonna give them to a friend but I thought maybe I should look them up to see what kind they were. They have the B&L little ingravements on the lenses and the inside says "B&L Ray Ban U.S.A." And the other side says " Wayfarer II" they have a code also on the bottom left that says "L1725 VSAS" I'll post a few pics but I really know nothing about this style or the history of these sunglasses so it would be great if you could tell me maybe around what year they were made in and whatnot because I don't know much about these types of sunglasses, should I give them to my friend who wanted them or do you think they're worth anything?




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