What Is It? What’s It Worth?

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).

Perfume Bottle Historian

HELEN FARNSWORTH

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.

Appraisers & Dealers

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.

Click to show appraisers or dealers

Appraisers

ANDRA BEHRENDT

Lady A Antiques
Certified: 
No
Buyer: 
No
Specialty: 

Compacts and related vanity items, I can do evaluations and appraisals.

“Please hold photos until after initial contact”

JOYCE GEESER

Professional Appraisal Services
815-398-8155 (office 9am - 5pm central)
Certified: 
Yes
Buyer: 
No
Specialty: 

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.”

KEN LEACH

Certified: 
No
Buyer: 
Yes
Specialty: 

Evaluation of 20th century perfume glass. Services also include insurance and Domestic Arbitration as well as Shipping Loss valuation disputes (UPS, USPS, Fed-X)

MARSHA CRAFTS

772-335-2390
Certified: 
No
Buyer: 
Yes
Specialty: 

Czechslovakian, Austrian, DeVilbiss and atomizers. Can provide evaluations on above.

Dealers

ANDRA BEHRENDT

Lady A Antiqes
Specialty: 

Compacts and related vanity items, I can do evaluations and appraisals. "Please hold photos until after initial contact."

KEN LEACH

Kenneth James Collection
800-942-0550
Specialty: 

Auctioneer - Accepts consignments as well as direct purchase

MARSHA CRAFTS

772 335 2390; 772 979 6732
www.MarshaCraftsAntiques.rubylane.com
Specialty: 

Czechslovakian, Austrian, DeVilbiss and atomizers.

RICHARD BELL

Richard W. Bell Antiques
714-420-5640
Specialty: 

Victorian, 20th century dresser sets, Czech

SALLY BERGER

Fragrant Glass
Specialty: 

Vintage perfume bottles - commercial and Czechslovakian, primarily and some vanity items; Czech jewelry. I also buy collections - a single item or the entire collection.

SUZANNE PLATT

Glorious Gems, Houston TX
Specialty: 

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.