Rare Jar Mason

ANTIQUE DEALERS!! Mason Jars! How do you know how old they are or how much they're worth?

The familiar term Mason Jar came after its inventor, Mr. John L. Mason, who, at age 26, was a tinsmith in New York City. He perfected a machine that could cut threads into lids, which ushered in the ability of manufacturing a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. These jars freed farm families from having to rely on pickle barrels, root cellars, and smoke houses to get through the winter. For urban families, Mason Jars allowed excess fruits and vegetables to be preserved for use later.

Historians believe the first jars were made at Crowleytown's Atlantic Glass Works, in Crowleytown, New Jersey. These are very rare.

These jars carry the familiar embossing "Mason's Patent Nov. 30th 1858". This date refers to the original patent date, not the actual date of manufacture. Jars carrying this embossing, often with other monograms, numbers, letters, etc., were widely produced until about 1920. Most were produced in the 1880s-1910s. The identities of many actual manufacturers are unknown.

Value depends on embossing, color and size. Common mason jars are worth about $6 but some rarer versions can be worth $100 or more to collectors.

RARE SUNon reverse Mason Patent Nov 30th 1858 jar Red Book no 1865
RARE SUNon reverse Mason Patent Nov 30th 1858 jar Red Book no 1865
$52.00 (19 Bids)
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antique vintage glass confectioners jar 1880s like mason jar LARGE VERY RARE
antique vintage glass confectioners jar 1880s like mason jar LARGE VERY RARE
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8 RARE Antique Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH LIBERTY BELL 1776 1996 PLUS 1 JAR
8 RARE Antique Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH LIBERTY BELL 1776 1996 PLUS 1 JAR
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6 RARE ANTIQUE Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH FRUIT PIC AND MEASURING AMOUNTS
6 RARE ANTIQUE Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH FRUIT PIC AND MEASURING AMOUNTS
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RARE Vintage 3 2 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason + ZINC LID 3 2
RARE Vintage 3 2 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason + ZINC LID 3 2
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MASONS 1858 PATENT PINT CANNING JAR w RARE BOYD CAP
MASONS 1858 PATENT PINT CANNING JAR w RARE BOYD CAP
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RARE TG Otterson Pat Aug 31st 1869 Mason Fruit Jar Lid Glass Closure
RARE TG Otterson Pat Aug 31st 1869 Mason Fruit Jar Lid Glass Closure
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EXTREMELY rare Mason Pat 1858 honey amber Hero Works jar cross on back
EXTREMELY rare Mason Pat 1858 honey amber Hero Works jar cross on back
$24.00 (7 Bids)
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Rare Blue Ball Mason Jar must see
Rare Blue Ball Mason Jar must see
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rare amethyst atlas masons patnov301858 2 quart canning jar
rare amethyst atlas masons patnov301858 2 quart canning jar
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Rare Fruit Jar Keystone No Mason Improved Emb 13 On Base
Rare Fruit Jar Keystone No Mason Improved Emb 13 On Base
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Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
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Mason Pint 1858 Rare Cross Blue Glass Jar
Mason Pint 1858 Rare Cross Blue Glass Jar
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Rare cross Masons Jar Patent NOV 30th 1858 Genuine Pocelain Lined Cap NoReser
Rare cross Masons Jar Patent NOV 30th 1858 Genuine Pocelain Lined Cap NoReser
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Rare Vintage Genuine Mason Pint Jar With Zinc Lid
Rare Vintage Genuine Mason Pint Jar With Zinc Lid
$9.99
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Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Rare Zinc Lid
Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Rare Zinc Lid
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Vintage Rare BACKWARDS 6 Aqua Blue Ball Perfect Mason Quart Jar Canning Fruit 6
Vintage Rare BACKWARDS 6 Aqua Blue Ball Perfect Mason Quart Jar Canning Fruit 6
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VINTAGE RARE MASONS PATENT NOV 30th 1858 HALF GALLON BLUE JAR w LID WAVY GLASS
VINTAGE RARE MASONS PATENT NOV 30th 1858 HALF GALLON BLUE JAR w LID WAVY GLASS
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rare fruit jar emb mason Improved ABGA odd shape
rare fruit jar emb mason Improved ABGA odd shape
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Rare Mason Keystone in circle Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Sky Blue Half Gallon
Rare Mason Keystone in circle Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Sky Blue Half Gallon
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Rare Old Unlucky 13 Blue Ball Mason Fruit Jar Bottle Not Lightning Putnam
Rare Old Unlucky 13 Blue Ball Mason Fruit Jar Bottle Not Lightning Putnam
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rare ball mason sky blue pint canning jar
rare ball mason sky blue pint canning jar
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VINTAGE Ball GLASS JAR w lid mason RARE
VINTAGE Ball GLASS JAR w lid mason RARE
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Rare SCA QG Quart Mason Canning Fruit Jar
Rare SCA QG Quart Mason Canning Fruit Jar
$34.32 (6 Bids)
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Rare SCA QG Pint Mason Canning Fruit Jar
Rare SCA QG Pint Mason Canning Fruit Jar
$51.02 (8 Bids)
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NICE MEDIUM PURPLE QUART DREY MASON ANTIQUE SHOULDER SEAL JAR RARE
NICE MEDIUM PURPLE QUART DREY MASON ANTIQUE SHOULDER SEAL JAR RARE
$20.50 (7 Bids)
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rare fruit jar amythest masons 5 patent Nov 30th 1858
rare fruit jar amythest masons 5 patent Nov 30th 1858
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Ex RARE Pint Amber  MASON FRUIT JAR 1762 in Redbook  9
Ex RARE Pint Amber MASON FRUIT JAR 1762 in Redbook 9
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RARE fruit jar masons 1858 with 2 reversed Ns circle embossing on reverseSEE
RARE fruit jar masons 1858 with 2 reversed Ns circle embossing on reverseSEE
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Unlisted Ex RARE Pint Amethyst MASONS PATENT 1858 W SIMPLEX CLASS CAP
Unlisted Ex RARE Pint Amethyst MASONS PATENT 1858 W SIMPLEX CLASS CAP
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RARE NO EMBOSING CLEAR LIGHTNING HALF GALLON MASON CANNING FRUIT JAR OLD ANTIQUE
RARE NO EMBOSING CLEAR LIGHTNING HALF GALLON MASON CANNING FRUIT JAR OLD ANTIQUE
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Antique Half Gallon Mason Jar  Port  Masons Patent 1858 Blue Tint RARE
Antique Half Gallon Mason Jar Port Masons Patent 1858 Blue Tint RARE
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Antique Marion Fruit Jar  Bottle M F J Co 6 Light Green OLD Jar Mason Rare
Antique Marion Fruit Jar Bottle M F J Co 6 Light Green OLD Jar Mason Rare
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Rare fruit jar masonsarched Improved 1 2 galsize SEE
Rare fruit jar masonsarched Improved 1 2 galsize SEE
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RARE Vintage 11 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID SLANT SHOULDER
RARE Vintage 11 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID SLANT SHOULDER
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Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 3
Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 3
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Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 1
Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 1
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RARE 2 Qt Vtg Ball L Improved Masons Patent 1858 Canning Jar Green Blue Fruit
RARE 2 Qt Vtg Ball L Improved Masons Patent 1858 Canning Jar Green Blue Fruit
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Antique Mason Jar 2qt fruit jar ONLY Has MASONS PATENT on Jar Blue Glass RARE
Antique Mason Jar 2qt fruit jar ONLY Has MASONS PATENT on Jar Blue Glass RARE
$6.50 (2 Bids)
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Masons HERO CROSS Patent Nov 30th 1858 RARE 56 oz Jar Lt Green Canning Fruit
Masons HERO CROSS Patent Nov 30th 1858 RARE 56 oz Jar Lt Green Canning Fruit
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Rare Antique Fruit Jar Large S Above Masons Patent 1858 1 2 Gal
Rare Antique Fruit Jar Large S Above Masons Patent 1858 1 2 Gal
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Antique RARE Ball Masons Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 1 2 galllon Keystone w Bubbles
Antique RARE Ball Masons Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 1 2 galllon Keystone w Bubbles
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RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Keystone No 33 Bubbles Whittled
RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Keystone No 33 Bubbles Whittled
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RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Maltese Hero Cross No173 whittled
RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Maltese Hero Cross No173 whittled
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Antique Ptd 1867 The Gem qt Blue Glass Mason Jar w Glass Lid Rare ghost under
Antique Ptd 1867 The Gem qt Blue Glass Mason Jar w Glass Lid Rare ghost under
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FRUIT JAR cast iron STRAP CLAMP LID clear glass mason quart canning rare
FRUIT JAR cast iron STRAP CLAMP LID clear glass mason quart canning rare
$20.00
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Rare Variant Antique Fruit Jar Whitney Mason 4 Dots Under Mason PatD 1858
Rare Variant Antique Fruit Jar Whitney Mason 4 Dots Under Mason PatD 1858
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Ball perfect mason jar 1800s blue w original lid rare
Ball perfect mason jar 1800s blue w original lid rare
$4.99
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2 VINTAGE GLASS JARs mason RARE
2 VINTAGE GLASS JARs mason RARE
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VINTAGE PINK GLASS JAR mason RARE
VINTAGE PINK GLASS JAR mason RARE
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VINTAGE ODD SHAPED GLASS JAR mason RARE
VINTAGE ODD SHAPED GLASS JAR mason RARE
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old Antique Fruit Jar bottle DARKER SUN COLORED purple MASON Rare
old Antique Fruit Jar bottle DARKER SUN COLORED purple MASON Rare
$75.00
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Aqua Blue Masons Patent Nov 1858 Quart Jar with Maltese Cross RARE
Aqua Blue Masons Patent Nov 1858 Quart Jar with Maltese Cross RARE
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Rare fruit jar atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
Rare fruit jar atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
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RareSky Blue fruit jar emb atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
RareSky Blue fruit jar emb atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
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ANTIQUE RARE HANDMADE GREEN GLASS BALL MASON CANNING JAR AIR BUBBLES IV or 4
ANTIQUE RARE HANDMADE GREEN GLASS BALL MASON CANNING JAR AIR BUBBLES IV or 4
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RARE ERROR MIDGET MASON JAR BACKWARDS N MASONS PATENT NOV 30 1858
RARE ERROR MIDGET MASON JAR BACKWARDS N MASONS PATENT NOV 30 1858
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rare antique fruit jar Masons 16 Patent Nov30th1858 Sky Blue Grnd Lip 1 2 Gal
rare antique fruit jar Masons 16 Patent Nov30th1858 Sky Blue Grnd Lip 1 2 Gal
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rare antique fruit jar 1 2 galsize embThe Ball Masons Improved Patent 1858see
rare antique fruit jar 1 2 galsize embThe Ball Masons Improved Patent 1858see
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