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 2024 event will be the 36th annual convention held by the IPBA. It will be at Gurney's Newport (on Goat Island), Newport, Rhode Island, April 25-28.
Optional host-city tours will be offered the day before the show opens. The show opens on Thursday and closes on Sunday.
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 --
... Auction -- on line;
... Collectors' Market -- for members to buy and sell -- an event you will not want to miss;
... Luncheon -- with keynote speaker;
... Presentations -- from members on various areas of perfume bottle and vanity item collecting;
... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions about the IPBA or about perfume bottle collecting in general.