IPBA Maintaining Your Collection

Liquidating a Collection

Are you looking to liquidate a perfume bottle and/or vanity item collection?  If so, please take a look at our suggested steps to follow.

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You have a newly purchased antique scent bottle. You bought it just because you like it, but you know little about it. At the very least you may want to know what it’s made of, where it was […]

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Tips & Tricks to Create Better Bottle and Vanity Item Photos

A FEW SET-UP BASICS: ISOLATE THE PRODUCT. The camera sees everything — so eliminate ALL background “clutter and confusion” by isolating the item on a plain, lint and dirt-free, pattern-free, seamless white or black background (depending on the […]

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IPBA Museum Collection: Space in the Case

We need your help and donations to grow our IPBA Museum Collection. We are inviting YOU, our Members, to donate to our wonderful collection. No donation is too small! Today, the IPBA Museum Collection is housed in the […]

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How To Date Your Commercial Perfume Bottle

Do you have a vintage perfume and need help in figuring out how old it may be? Simply knowing when your perfume first came out can be a huge help. Please remember that some perfumes were made for […]

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10 Commandments for Collectors

Thou shalt talk abundantly about thy collection to anyone who will listen. Thou shalt not spend the lunch money on collectibles. Thou shalt keep all the original boxes, no matter how full the closets get. Thou shalt remember […]

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Building a Perfume and Vanity Item Collection

Collecting perfume bottles and vanity items is interesting because it tells us about our past, and the changing lifestyles around the world and over the centuries. The number of perfume and vanity items available for purchase is immense, […]

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