Figurine, Avon “Mrs Albee Award 1996”, Staff President’s Club Award, Collectible
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1 in stock
Mrs. P.F.E. Albee (Persis Foster Eames Albee) was born May 30, 1836 and became an American businessperson and entrepreneur. She was the first sales representative for the California Perfume Company, which later became Avon. She is considered the first Avon Lady and is still highly regarded in the company. She typically traveled by horse and buggy in her territorial district and by train into other states in the Northeast and recruited, trained, encouraged and managed many women to become sales agents and she did all this while wearing wonderful business outfits of the time. Mrs. Albee was with the California Perfume Company for 25 years, she passed away on December 7, 1914. It wasn’t until much after her death that the company became Avon Products.
For more than 80 years, Avon has been selling health and beauty products, personal care, jewelry, perfumes, clothing, and many other items. Sometimes they package their products in beautiful decanters and other glassware that have become a favorite of collectors. In the mid 1960’s, Avon began producing novelty containers for perfumes. Collectors loved the new products, and Avon began creating more collectibles to draw in their customers. Although most of the collectibles have lost value today, there are still many collectors and many others who value the nostalgia these pieces have and the beauty they bring to their homes. We read recently that Avon will be doing away with their collectibles, or at the very least reducing the number of collectibles that will be entering the market. I can only guess, that for Avon, this is a strategy to increase demand in the future for a more limited supply of collectibles.
|Dimensions||12 × 10 × 8 in|