- Do you have a mystery perfume bottle?
- Do you have a perfume that you would like to know what the age or value may be?
- Is it worth listing on ebay?
- Are you a collector of vintage perfumes or want to get started?
- Are you a seller who wants to list vintage perfume bottles but don't know where to start?
- Want to bid on a bottle but want to know its value first?
Let me do the legwork for YOU!
I am offering a service to identify, evaluate and research your perfume bottle(s). I have numerous reference books on perfume bottles at my disposal and can help you determine how old your perfume is, who the manufacturer is, what book and auction prices are, condition ratings and any other pertinent information. The only thing asked of you is for you to email me the pictures of your bottle/item and some specific things about it. You do not have to send me your bottle, just pictures.
Got other items besides perfume bottles?
I can also help you with your vanity/dresser sets too, including: powder boxes, mirrors, brushes, jewel caskets, trays, manicure tools, jars, bronze, gold, sterling silver, brass, crystal, celluloid, bakelite, silverplate, lucite, porcelain, filigree, jeweled, guilloche, enameled, glass, compacts, antique jewelry, French, Bohemian, Czech, Victorian, etc.
You will receive an emailed identification and appraisal of your bottle with your purchase.
*IDEA!* A completed Appraisal would be nice to include along with your perfume bottle in your ebay, ecrater, OLA.com, ubid, craigslist, Ruby Lane listings or your brick and mortar store too. Your buyers would be delighted to have an appraisal with their purchase.
Two choices are available to suit your needs:
1. A Complete appraisal which includes bottle identification, perfume's name, manufacturer info, estimated value and other information. This is best for people who need information for ebay listings, other auctions, store listings, collection catalogs or insurance purposes. In many cases some of these appraisals can take up to a week or more due to the extensive research needed. Cost: $20.00 each.
2. Quick Appraisal which gives you the value of your bottle only. This is good for those who already know who the manufacturer is, the perfume's name and other info and only need an estimate on value. Cost: $5.00 each.
I am sorry but I am unable to refund purchase price for any appraisals. Please note that I cannot be held responsible for prices realized.
#1. Payment must be made prior to appraisal. I am only accepting PayPal as a payment option, please use the PayPal button below.
#2. Send me good, clear pictures of your item to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some people like to to clean the bottles before taking pictures. But do this carefully (be extra careful with labels or applied staining--don't get them wet--it will hurt the value) sometimes its just better to wipe away the dust with a dry cloth. Try to get photos of the bottle head on, try to get close enough so we can get details. If there is a box or anything else associated with the item, take pics of that too. Take a pic of the bottle and box next to each other if possible. I usually take pictures with a plain white background, computer paper works great. Also take note of your lighting, make sure its bright enough for me to see, but not too bright it washes out the bottle. Black backgrounds are best for clear crystal bottles, like Czech ones or cut glass. If you need to focus the item closer in the picture, most cameras have a little tulip sign that will help you focus.
#3. What is on the base of the bottle? Note any markings on the base (whether molded, acid etched, printed or incised)
#4. What is the name of the perfume? Who made it?
#5. Is it parfum (extrait), eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, eau fraiche? Does it have a spray or is it a splash?
#6. How tall is the bottle? What is it's width or diameter?
#7. How much fragrance does the bottle hold? Is it ounces, drams or milliliters (if its marked).
#8. I need the condition of the bottle, box, etc. Is the perfume sealed with a cord or some sort of plastic seal? Are there any chips or cracks, marks, stains, label damage?
#9. Let me know if your appraisal is for insurance purposes.
About the Valuations:
Valuations: are given by means of researching the various reference books on perfume bottles/ladies accessories/jewelry, etc, that I have in my possession. The values given in an estimate is based on a average prices that I find are the current marketplace or comparable item prices found in my reference books, past auctions, online stores, old newspaper articles, and my own sources. You should also use these valuations if you need insurance for your piece in your collection. Let me know if your appraisal is for insurance purposes.
Please note that I cannot be held responsible for prices realized.
What happens if I cannot identify your bottle?
Due to the amount of research and personal time I put into each appraisal, I am sorry but I cannot do refunds. It would be like me doing all the work for nothing. Some bottles are so scarce I have to look through at least 40 books, or search online forever just for a hint of the name or company. I try to include as much info about the bottle, the name and the company as I can. Its a great education and perfect for those who wish to catalog your collection. If I cannot actually verify the bottle or id it, I still give an appraisal and description, so you wouldn't be getting nothing so to speak. I hope this helps to clarify things. if you would like my help, just let me know.
I can help you with the following types of perfume bottles:
- scent bottles
- Art Deco
- cut crystal
- chatelaine perfumes
- Art Nouveau
- silver overlay
- dresser bottles
- double ended scent bottles
- cameo glass
- Empire Art
- antique perfumes
- travel atomizers
- French perfumes
- Opaline perfumes
- vintage perfumes
- mystery perfumes
- laydown types
- Czech perfume bottles
- dresser sets
- and more!
- Everything except Avon!