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What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip and the bonds that develop between them would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together.
My Avon Perfume Collection - 16 Different Bottles + Reviews
How to Find the Value of Avon Collectibles
Even breaking the bottles category down, into subcategories such as Avon perfume bottles, is a daunting task. Avon is perhaps the most well known known company whose perfume bottles are valued considerably. Almost every serious perfume bottle collector has Avon bottles. Avon perfume bottles are well known in part because of the immense variety of shapes and sizes the bottles have come in. Of course, this helps make collecting the bottles fun. Best current guess is the late s or s. This French crystal bottle is accented with an Intaglio cut crystal glass stopper.
Though some select Avon items have become valued on the antiques market, most pieces are affordable and widely available due to people selling off their collections as they get older. The founder, David H. McConnell, was a traveling book salesman who would sometimes give out perfume samples to his female clients. The samples, he discovered, were often more popular than the books. Inspired, he began formulating perfumes in New York and recruited women as sales representatives. The company made a point of empowering women professionally and personally, and within two decades had more than 10, sales reps, all female.
Avon Perfume Bottles
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Forty three years later, in , the Avon cosmetic line made its debut in New York City. The company continued to grow and added dolls, glassware, plates and much more. Today it is one of the most popular products that collectors search for. The Avon collectibles and Christmas ornaments are widely collected and may never go out of style. Determine exactly which Avon piece you have.