Create Account

Enlarge Text
A A A
Compacts
Compacts

Compacts hold face powder. A woman did not powder her face in public until after World War I. By 1920, the beauty parlor, permanent waves, and cosmetics had become acceptable. A few companies sold cake face powder in a box with a mirror and a pad or puff. Soon the compact was designed by jewelers and made of gold, silver, and precious materials. Cosmetic companies began to sell powder in attractive compacts of less valuable metal or plastic. Collectors today search for Art Deco designs, famous brands, compacts from World’s Fairs or political events, and unusual examples. Many were made with companion lipsticks and other fittings.

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2017-03-30T16:44:53.032Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 222449552779
                            [title] => Vintage Sterling Silver Compact w/ Original Powder Puff; Engraved May 28, 1968! 
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 156528
                                    [categoryName] => 1950-1979
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37992
                                    [categoryName] => Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mbgiiCVcaJOo7h4Ybwr2zEQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=compacts&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=222449552779
                            [paymentMethod] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => CashOnPickup
                                    [1] => PayPal
                                    [2] => VisaMC
                                    [3] => Discover
                                )

                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 89701
                            [location] => Carson City,NV,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => CA
                                            [2] => GB
                                            [3] => AU
                                            [4] => AT
                                            [5] => BE
                                            [6] => FR
                                            [7] => DE
                                            [8] => IT
                                            [9] => JP
                                            [10] => ES
                                            [11] => TW
                                            [12] => NL
                                            [13] => CN
                                            [14] => HK
                                            [15] => MX
                                            [16] => DK
                                            [17] => RO
                                            [18] => SK
                                            [19] => BG
                                            [20] => CZ
                                            [21] => FI
                                            [22] => HU
                                            [23] => LV
                                            [24] => LT
                                            [25] => MT
                                            [26] => EE
                                            [27] => GR
                                            [28] => PT
                                            [29] => CY
                                            [30] => SI
                                            [31] => SE
                                            [32] => KR
                                            [33] => ID
                                            [34] => TH
                                            [35] => IE
                                            [36] => PL
                                            [37] => IL
                                            [38] => NZ
                                            [39] => SG
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 99.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 99.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H20M12S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-23T17:05:05.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-30T17:05:05.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/222449552779_1_0_1.jpg
                            [condition] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [conditionId] => 3000
                                    [conditionDisplayName] => Used
                                )

                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => true
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 252827466845
                            [title] => ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 3.5" X 2 3/4" GERMAN SILVER LADIES COMPACT COIN PURSE 
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 74962
                                    [categoryName] => Bags, Handbags & Cases
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 151730
                                    [categoryName] => Germany
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mc6YsxPfxjsyR549LBQZPgg/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=compacts&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=252827466845
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 61883
                            [location] => Westville,IL,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 6.9
                                    [shippingType] => FlatDomesticCalculatedInternational
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 26.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 26.0
                                    [bidCount] => 6
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT6H29M23S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-23T23:14:16.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-30T23:14:16.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/252827466845_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 322461536741
                            [title] => TOP CONDITION RARE COMPACT ROMAN IRON STYLUS, WRITING TOOL!!!
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37907
                                    [categoryName] => Roman
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mgv6i7t9ezl8ps52qJnlPrQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=compacts&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=322461536741
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => Norway
                            [country] => NO
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 7.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 24.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 24.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT6H32M5S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-23T23:16:58.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-30T23:16:58.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/322461536741_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 282403624231
                            [title] => STERLING ASPREY LONDON COMPACT. LAPIS LAZULI WITH MIRROR ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37992
                                    [categoryName] => Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mOTs-yUh4DPVsK42fY4zvTA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=compacts&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=282403624231
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 06810
                            [location] => Danbury,CT,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => CA
                                            [2] => GB
                                            [3] => AU
                                            [4] => AT
                                            [5] => BE
                                            [6] => FR
                                            [7] => DE
                                            [8] => IT
                                            [9] => JP
                                            [10] => ES
                                            [11] => CH
                                            [12] => TW
                                            [13] => NL
                                            [14] => HK
                                            [15] => MX
                                            [16] => DK
                                            [17] => RO
                                            [18] => SK
                                            [19] => BG
                                            [20] => CZ
                                            [21] => FI
                                            [22] => HU
                                            [23] => LV
                                            [24] => LT
                                            [25] => MT
                                            [26] => EE
                                            [27] => GR
                                            [28] => PT
                                            [29] => CY
                                            [30] => SI
                                            [31] => SE
                                            [32] => ID
                                            [33] => ZA
                                            [34] => IE
                                            [35] => PL
                                            [36] => RU
                                            [37] => IL
                                            [38] => NZ
                                            [39] => SG
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 99.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 99.99
                                    [bidCount] => 1
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT7H44M34S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-21T00:29:27.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-31T00:29:27.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/282403624231_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 21
            [totalEntries] => 84
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=compacts&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DCompacts%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:compacts
metakey:Compacts
870,20081
Price Guide Listing for Compacts
Login or Register to View Prices.
These items are part of the online price guide and not for sale.

You can sort by any title. Click on any of the top titles to sort. If you want to see how it works, click on “Year Priced.” All prices are reviewed by experts, but not every price has an image.

ImageCategoryPattern or ItemDescriptionYear PricedPrice
 CompactsElginMother-of-pearl, Pamphlet1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsElginOriginal Elgin Pouch, 1940s1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsElginRed Top, Honeycomb Silver-tone Mesh, Square1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEvansEnamel, Compartments For Loose Powder & Rouge, 2 1/4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEvansLipstick On Chain, Red & Black1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEvening In ParisBlue Enamel, Chrome, 1930s1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEvening In ParisVanity Case, Chain, 14 Piece1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsFlatoBirds, Pearl Bodies, Lipstick Case1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsGoldtonePowder Section, Attached Money Clip, Coin Holder, 1914, 2 1/3 x 4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsGoldtoneRaised Venice Scene, Chain, 3 x 4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsHoubigantArt Deco, Diagonal Lines, Octagonal, 3 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsHudnutPowder & Rouge, 3 Flowers, Domed, Basket Weave Decor, Silvertone, 2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsLady EstherChrome, 1940s1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsLipstick CaseMirror, Gold & Black Beaded1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsMercedes Logo On TopBrushed Gold Tone, 3 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsMetalOpens To Powder, Rouge & Mirror, Scott On Front1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsMetalfieldCover, Multicolored Florals, Loose Powder1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsMetalfieldGoldtone, Loose Powder, Pull-out Drawer For Cigarettes, Currency1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsMontmartreHand Painted Scene, Lucite1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsMt. VernonBlue, 3 1/2 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsPainted Fishing ScenePuff & Screen, Square Lucite1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsPendantEnamel Flower Basket Design, Silver Finish1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsPlasticBrown Satin Fabric Top, Amber Color, Square1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsPlasticPainted Flowers Surrounded By Clear Rhinestones, 1950s1999Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsPlasticTortoise Color, Etched Bee Design, Rhinestones, With Cigarette Case1999Login / Create Account for Price


Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium