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, show and sale in the U.S. The 2023 event will be the 35th annual convention held by the IPBA. It will be at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, 2055 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, TX 75032, April 27-30. Rockwall is 25 miles Northeast of Dallas.
Optional host-city tours will be offered Wednesday, April 26, the day before the show opens. Opening day is on Thursday, April 27. The event closes on Sunday, April 30 at 2PM.
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 also include --
... Presentations -- from members on various areas of perfume bottle and vanity item collecting;
... Auction -- live and on-line with Nick Dawes of Antiques Road Show fame, as auctioneer;
... Collectors' Market -- for members to buy and sell -- an event you will not want to miss;
... Luncheon -- this year's keynote speaker, Erin Parsons, Maybelline's Global Ambassador;
... Treasures Found -- panel of experts will identify a mystery treasure.
The IPBA's welcoming program assigns Mentors to new members, or first-time attendees, to answer questions and 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 won't want to miss this yearly event!
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 email@example.com. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions about the IPBA or about perfume bottle collecting in general.