Compacts became quite popular during the 1920's & 1930's, there are some much older, however, society was starting to accept women wearing make-up and of course the market became flooded with them. There are so many different types, styles & materials giving Compact Collectors a large variety to add to their collections.
Compacts can be found in many flea markets and antique shops, usually locked in a lock box. Every once in awhile I get lucky and find them at an auction or yard sale.
Here are two great examples of beautiful vintage Compacts. This first one is a Stratton Compact. It has a beautiful floral design, on the back side it has a textured shiny gold color. It measures 3" in diameter, inside there is a cover compartment that holds the powder and on the other side there is a mirror.