Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Two Pairs Of Rare "Beatles Style" Sunglasses By Filtral (Germany, 1966). The first pressing of the "Paperback Writer / Rain" single issued in Germany in May 1966 (Odeon O 23210) featured a picture sleeve with a color photo of the Beatles on the front, and an advertisement for very modish "Beatles Style" sunglasses on the back. Manufactured by the venerable German optical company Filtral, the translated text of the advertisement reads in part: "A hit for the Beatfan. Spirited, young, fascinating!" Issued in both black and white frames with greenish glass lenses and metal reinforced arms with five barrel hinges, these German-made glasses are extremely high quality eyewear, and will still turn heads nearly 50 years after their introduction. Included are one pair of white and one pair of black glasses, both measuring 5.5" wide, with the model name "BEATLES STYLE" embossed in gold on the right temple arms. In unworn Near Mint condition with minor scratches to the frames, some dust on the hinges and lenses consistent with age and handling. Also included are an original Filtral box, and a color reproduction of a retail display sign for the sunglasses. From the Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,193

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 27 Musical Instruments - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just got the Stallone catalog and it is stunning! The best ever.
    Greg S.,
    Los Angeles, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 12 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 12 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $511,145