The possibilities are almost endless -- you can collect whatever you like.
NOW HERE COMES THE FUN -- THE CONVENTION!
Once a year there is a convention in the U.S. The 2018 convention will be held in Tysons Corner, Virginia, April 26-29 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. Optional host-city tours are offered the day before the event opens. Opening day is on Thursday and closing is on Sunday at noon. The show is set up in a ballroom with aisles of display cases filled with glittering glass, porcelain, and other perfume- and vanity-related treasures -- to buy!
The festivities include presentations from members on various areas of perfume bottle and vanity item collecting. An auction is held with Nicholas Dawes (of Antiques Road Show fame) as the auctioneer. There is a dinner featuring a keynote speaker. There are moderated round-table discussions with subjects ranging from categories of collecting, internet buying/selling, and photography. There will be a Collectors Flea Market -- an event you will not want to miss!
The IPBA's welcoming program assigns Mentors to new members, or first-time attendees, to answer questions and to introduce them to other collectors. New members and first-time attendees will also be invited to attend a special presentation -- "Perfume Bottle Collecting 101" -- an introduction to perfume bottle collecting.
Once you have attended a convention, you will vow never to miss one. We have attended 23 consecutive conventions and can assure you the camaraderie is not to be missed.
It does not matter what you collect, how many items you have in your collection, how long you have been collecting or what your collection is worth -- you are welcome to join the IPBA. Two people residing at the same address may join for one membership fee. To request a Membership Application, send an email to Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions about the organization or about perfume bottle collecting in general.