The International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) is happy to assist you in knowing more about your perfume bottle and vanity item collections. This site can connect you with knowledgeable collectors and dealers. We can help with investigating the historical significance of your special item, assist you in finding a specialty appraiser and/or assist you in finding a buyer, if need be.
So, how does this work? To get the right information so that you can identify, insure, sell or simply appreciate your bottle you should become an educated consumer by researching your bottle or collection via several avenues – eBay, auction sites, the internet-at-large or you can look for similar items on our Virtual Museum. The Virtual Museum is set up by perfume bottle categories. For instance, commercial bottles were purchased originally with the fragrance inside, other perfume bottles, ie Czechslovakian, Art Glass, Steuben, did not originally contain perfume (perfume would be added by the consumer).
Mrs. Farnsworth can only provide historical information on your perfume bottle or vanity item. Please do not request evaluation of its potential monetary worth. Thank you.
For an appraisal, please select an APPRAISER. To find a prosepective buyer, please select from one of the DEALERS. The dealers’ information include their contact information and area of specialty to assist you.
Disclaimer: All appraisers and dealers listed here set their own prices and standards. Your interaction with the appraisers and/or the dealers will be conducted as personal business between the two of you. IPBA is neither responsible nor liable for your transactions.
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Compacts and related vanity items, I can do evaluations and appraisals.
“Please hold photos until after initial contact”
Professional Appraisal Services
815-398-8155 (office 9am - 5pm central)
Early to Victorian (C. 1700-1900) non-commercial bottles.
Certificates of Course Completion - ASA (American Society ofAppraisers)
Fees: Starting at $19.95 per item - discussion for more items. Comes with a PDF document detailing your item's history & value.
“Appraisals only - Sorry, I will not purchase.”
Evaluation of 20th century perfume glass. Services also include insurance and Domestic Arbitration as well as Shipping Loss valuation disputes (UPS, USPS, Fed-X)
Czechslovakian, Austrian, DeVilbiss and atomizers. Can provide evaluations on above.
Compacts and related vanity items, I can do evaluations and appraisals. "Please hold photos until after initial contact."
Factices (dummy bottles, display items)
Auctioneer - Accepts consignments as well as direct purchase
772 335 2390; 772 979 6732
Czechslovakian, Austrian, DeVilbiss and atomizers.
Victorian, 20th century dresser sets, Czech
Vintage perfume bottles - commercial and Czechslovakian, primarily and some vanity items; Czech jewelry. I also buy collections - a single item or the entire collection.
Glorious Gems, Houston TX
Buying one item to large collections of fragrances, partial bottles, testers, factice bottles, vintage and antique perfume bottles, powders, compacts, perfume jewelry, perfume advertising signs, and other specialty vanity items. Please contact me if you have one item or a collection.