The International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) began in 1988 with 18 members. Today the Association has over 840 members from 19 countries.
The IPBA provides information about all aspects of perfume bottles and related vanity items including their uses, history and manufacture. They promote collecting of perfume bottles, compacts, powder boxes and vanity items.
Membership includes a quarterly full-color magazine — The Perfume Bottle Quarterly, regular informative email updates, a lending library of over 250 books on bottles and related subjects, a youth membership — IPBA Young Collectors — for youngsters aged 7 to 18 years old. The Association’s website (www.perfumebottles.org) includes a virtual museum with 24 categories of perfume related collectibles to scroll through and drool over!
An annual convention for collectors from around the world is held each year in a different city. The convention includes a world class auction, exhibitor hall with over 20,000 vintage perfume bottles, compacts, powder boxes and related vanity items for sale and on exhibit — the largest selection ever brought together in one place. The four day event also features formal presentations by leading collectors and authors, interactive round table discussions and a discovery program called Treasures Found.
The 2019 convention will be held May 2-5 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, IL. Please visit the IPBA website at http://www.perfumebottles.org for more information or contact Convention Chairman Teri Wirth at 407-973-0783.