International Perfume Bottle Association



2015-06-26 11:04:37

Mission statement

“The purpose of the IPBA is to provide information about all aspects of perfume and scent bottles and related items, including their uses, history and manufacture; to promote collecting of these items, and to promote fellowship among its members. The Association represents education, collecting and camaraderie.”

The International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) is an organization dedicated to the collection of rare and historic perfume bottles.

It is the largest organization of its kind in the world.


The IPBA is an organization for both collectors and dealers, providing information, assistance and education about collectible antique perfume bottles. As of 2012, membership stood at over 1,000 people in 20 different countries.

Established in 1988 in Las Vegas, USA, during a convention of the Organization of Historic Bottle Clubs, the club has four quarterly award-winning magazines, the Perfume Bottle Quarterly (PBQ), and a world-reknown annual convention with international auction, an exhibitor and vendor hall, presentations, and other venues to share, trade, see and buy perfume bottles and related items.

In addition, the IPBA publishes an Annual Directory of its members, along with contact details and interests. This is in order facilitate membership camaraderie and promote the formation of local ‘chapters’.

There is also an IPBA lending library available to members; this entitles them to borrow from a collection of 2050 items on perfume bottles and vanity items. It also has a Young Collectors club that is open to young people ages 6 to 18.

Key members

  • Susan Arthur – President
  • Walter Jones - Vice President
  • Janet Ziffer - Treasurer
  • Jean-Marie Martin-Hattemburg - International Vice President
  • Adriane Johnson - Publications Chair
  • Deborah L. Washington - Convention Chair
  • Barbara W. Miller - Recording Secretary
  • Peggy Tichenor - Membership Secretary
  • Jay Kaplan - Past-President

Forthcoming events

WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR SILVER 25th ANNIVERSARY IN 2013 - Las Vegas is our destination for the May convention.


The IPBA website features a ‘Virtual Museum’, displaying a various categories of antique perfume bottles. These include:

  • American Dresser/Vanity
  • Devilbiss
  • Lalique
  • Art Glass
  • Czechoslovakian
  • Victorian Bottles

The website also provides up-to-date news on rare and historic perfume bottles and related items, an FAQ page covering various topics, and a list of links to relevant websites.

Related Wikicollecting pages

Main article: Antique Bottle Collector's Haven
Main article:
Main article: Historic Bottles

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