Reviewed by FRANK AND ELIZABETH CREECH
IPBA’s very own PENNY DOLNICK has distinguished herself, yet again!
As an author, Penny has contributed several excellent and valuable guides for perfume bottle collectors: Penny Bank Commercial Bottle Price Guide (8th Edition); Penny Bank Miniature and Tester Perfume Bottle Pocket Price Guide (3rd Edition); and Penny Bank Solid Perfume Pocket Price Guide (4th Edition).
Penny’s newest publication, Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide, is certainly among the most comprehensive perfume bottle guides ever published. Over 1,000 perfume bottles are clearly described and in excess of 900 high quality color photographs show every imaginable kind of perfume bottle in all their glory. The guide also includes Penny’s well informed tips on perfume bottle collecting and four separate appendices. That Penny was able to assimilate such a complete and beautiful array of perfume bottles and descriptions is an incredible feat. Her vast knowledge and experience is unselfishly shared on every page of this superb guide.
Penny thoughtfully introduces her readers to the International Perfume Bottle Association and the advantages of membership. She also takes the time to recognize each of her “Perfume Bottle Buddies” for their assistance and for contributing photographs of their bottles.
Each individual perfume bottle photograph, its accompanying description and valuation increases the knowledge and appreciation of the reader. And, taken as a whole, Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide is a top quality and comprehensive reference source for all perfume bottle collectors. It is also an enriching volume for lovers of beautiful things. For proof that the imagination of the human mind is limitless, one only has to look through Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide at the creative examples of the genius of the great perfume bottle designers!
Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide is published by Krause Publications, 200 East State St., Iola, WI 54990-0001; It can be purchased through any of the U.S. national book sellers.