IPBA What Is It? What's It Worth?

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 in our Virtual Museum. The International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) is happy to assist you in knowing more about your perfume bottle and vanity item collections.

So, how does this work? Our association does not give out values, but 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.

Here we have a group of member experts specializing in different periods and styles of perfume bottles and vanity items who may be able to help you. They will request pictures so they can see the piece, so plan on sending them.

Our Historian is Helen Farnsworth, who can be reached at archivist@perfumebottles.org. 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.

The following appraisers and dealers may be able to help you determine the value of your item, or to find a buyer:

Dealers:

 

Andra Behrendt
Lady A Antiques
andra@lady-a.com
Specialty:  Compacts and related vanity items. Please hold photos until after initial contact.

Richard Bell
Richard W. Bell Antiques
714-420-5640
cecescorner@earthlink.net
Specialty:   Victorian, 20th century dresser sets, Czech

Sally Berger
rberger@surewest.net
Specialty: Vintage perfume bottles – commercial and Czechoslovakian, primarily and some vanity items; Czech jewelry. I also buy collections – a single item or the entire collection.

Helen Browdy
404-626-5448
hi-brow@mindspring.com
Specialty:  Factices (dummy bottles, display items)

Marsha Crafts
772-335-2390; 772-979-6732
marshacrafts@msn.com
www.MarshaCraftsAntiques.rubylane.com
Specialty:  Czechoslovakian, Austrian, DeVilbiss and atomizers.

Cynthia Faraglia
cynthia.425.cf@gmail.com
414-793-7688
Specialty: Perfume bottles, vanity items and ephemera. Cynthia’s focus is primarily non-commercial Scent Bottles and early American 20th century Commercial bottles and vanity items.

Ken Leach>
Perfume Bottles Auction and Kenneth James Collection (which also has an instagram)

Suzanne Platt
Glorious Gems, Houston, TX
y2408@aol.com
Specialty:  Buying one item to large collections of fragrances including new and partial bottles, testers, factice bottles, art glass bottles, vintage and antique perfume bottles, perfume cards,  powders, compacts, perfume jewelry,  perfume advertising signs, and other specialty vanity items. Please contact me if you have one item or a collection.

Appraisers:

 

Andra Behrendt at Lady A Antiques
andra@lady-a.com<
Certified: No
Buyer: No
Specialty: Compacts and related vanity items, I can do evaluations and appraisals.
Please hold photos until after initial contact.

Marsha Crafts
772-335-2390
marshacrafts@msn.com
Certified:  No
Buyer:  Yes
Specialty:  Can provide evaluations on Czechoslovakian, Austrian, DeVilbiss and atomizers.

Joyce Geeser
Professional Appraisal Services
815-398-8155 (office 9 am – 5 pm central)
jgeeser@comcast.net
Certified: Yes
Buyer: No
Specialty: Early to Victorian (C. 1700-1900) non-commercial bottles

Certificates of Course Completion – ASA (American Society of Appraisers)
Hourly Fee is charged.  Discussion is suggested for a “collection” appraisal.
Comes with an organized PDF document with descriptions & values.
(Historical information included if requested.)
Appraisals only – Sorry, I will not purchase.

Ken Leach
ken@kennethjamescollection.com
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)

 

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