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Benefits of Membership


Joining IPBA puts you in touch with approximately 1000 people who share your passion: Collecting perfume and scent bottles!

Our annual membership term runs from July 1st through June 30th each year.

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IPBA member collectors and dealers from the U.S. and overseas embrace all aspects of this wonderful art form—early American and European, Victorian, French and American Commercials, Minis, Art Nouveau and Art Deco atomizers, Czechoslovakian, Art Glass, Novelties, and others. In addition, related categories of vanity items (such as powder compacts, lipsticks, and ladies purses) are included.

Membership Benefits include:

The Perfume Bottle Quarterly (PBQ): This excellent and highly informative 24 to 36 page full color publication features news of bottles and people, literature reviews, trade events, rare and unusual items, classified ads, Association news, bottle photos, and more. PBQ is essential to staying current on information, events, research, and people.

Annual Directory of IPBA Members, including alphabetical and geographical listing of our approximately 1000 IPBA members, addresses and phone numbers.

IPBA Annual Convention: The most exciting event in perfume bottle collecting. A three-day extravaganza of educational seminars, workshops and expert identification, the world's premiere exhibition and sale with the field's leading dealers featuring thousands of bottles, the largest U.S. perfume bottle auction, drawing together collectors and dealers from around the world.

IPBA Lending Library: IPBA members can borrow books and media from among the nearly 200 library items on perfume bottles and vanity items of all types, the history of the fragrance industry, great glass makers, and perfume bottle auction results. A terrific way to research your collection, and you pay only the return postage to the library!

Web Site: Members Only content created specifically and especially for our community.

Monthly E-News: Email news releases to keep you current and informed about upcoming events, such as convention, auctions, exhibits, etc., plus reviews of new books, Regional Chapter meetings, announcements, new members, and much more.


IPBA Membership will:

  • Help you build your collection.
  • Give you knowledge of the world of perfume bottle collecting unavailable anywhere else!
  • Put you in touch with many others who share your particular interests and specialties.
  • Provide information sources to help you identify and value your collection.
  • Bring you together with the most knowledgeable collectors and dealers in the field.
  • Add to your library of important reference and research material.