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 a major city in the U.S. The 2013 convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 29-May 5 at the Tropicana Hotel. The IPBA will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary -- and what better place than Las Vegas -- where it all began in 1988. The event starts on Monday with optional host-city tours and ends on Sunday at noon. The show, for buying and selling, is set up in a large ballroom with aisles of display cases filled with glittering glass, porcelain, and other perfume-related treasures.
The festivities include presentations from members on various areas of perfume bottle collecting, an auction, a luncheon featuring a keynote speaker, and moderated round-table discussions with subjects ranging from categories of collecting, internet buying/selling, to bottle care and photography.
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 18 conventions and can assure you that 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.