IPBA Novelty Hand Fans by Cynthia Fendel

Cynthia Fendel has written a previous book on fans (Celluloid Hand Fans) and is a founding member of Fan Association of North America. Her book is divided into 20 chapters. Perfume collectors will find most interest in the chapter called “Compact, Grooming & Perfume Fans”. I particularly liked the use of vintage photos to illustrate different types of fans. I found that there were many different kinds of fans that I hadn’t known about and I started my collecting career with hand fans. while there is an excellent bibliography, there is no index or price guide. Cynthia has covered an area i collecting that has scant published information in print and done a very high quality job of writing.

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