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 Antique MIXED LOT of 22 GLASS Fruit CANNING Mason Jars LIDS Liners Inserts
RARE Antique MIXED LOT of 22 GLASS Fruit CANNING Mason Jars LIDS Liners Inserts
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RARE Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 jar with cross
RARE Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 jar with cross
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RARE BOLD OLIVE GREEN  AMBER BALL 3 L MASON 1 2 GAL JAR w DROPPED A RB 234
RARE BOLD OLIVE GREEN AMBER BALL 3 L MASON 1 2 GAL JAR w DROPPED A RB 234
$202.50 (18 Bids)
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RARE TEAL BLUE HALF GALLON MASONS 1858 FRUIT JAR 3 EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM
RARE TEAL BLUE HALF GALLON MASONS 1858 FRUIT JAR 3 EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM
$39.95
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Ball Perfect Mason Salt And Pepper Shakers Glass 1 round  1 square rare set
Ball Perfect Mason Salt And Pepper Shakers Glass 1 round 1 square rare set
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APPLE GREEN MASONS PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 QUART SIZE JAR SQUARRED Os RARE VINTA
APPLE GREEN MASONS PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 QUART SIZE JAR SQUARRED Os RARE VINTA
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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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BALL PERFECT MASON QUART AQUA JAR WITH HARD TO FIND HOLDER NICE COLOR RARE
BALL PERFECT MASON QUART AQUA JAR WITH HARD TO FIND HOLDER NICE COLOR RARE
$20.00
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RARE VINTAGE 13 QUART BLUE MASONS FRUIT JAR Free Ship
RARE VINTAGE 13 QUART BLUE MASONS FRUIT JAR Free Ship
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rare fruit jar embClyde mason Improved all Arched ground lip quart size
rare fruit jar embClyde mason Improved all Arched ground lip quart size
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RARE CFJ on BACK Masons Patent 1858 Jar Ground Lip
RARE CFJ on BACK Masons Patent 1858 Jar Ground Lip
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Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
$19.99
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RARE  c1890 LITE AMBER 1 2 GAL JAR THE MARION JAR MASONS PATENT 1858
RARE c1890 LITE AMBER 1 2 GAL JAR THE MARION JAR MASONS PATENT 1858
$45.00 (15 Bids)
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RARE CORNFLOWER BLUE PINT MASONS 1858 FRUIT JAR WITH NICE WHITTLE EFFECT
RARE CORNFLOWER BLUE PINT MASONS 1858 FRUIT JAR WITH NICE WHITTLE EFFECT
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Rare Blue Mason Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Zinc Lid Cobalt Cornflower Vintage
Rare Blue Mason Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Zinc Lid Cobalt Cornflower Vintage
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rare fruit jar LID midget size mason imprP May 10 1870
rare fruit jar LID midget size mason imprP May 10 1870
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RARE ANTIQUE Ball Mason Canning Jar With QUEEN TRADE MARK AND ROYAL PIC EMBOSSED
RARE ANTIQUE Ball Mason Canning Jar With QUEEN TRADE MARK AND ROYAL PIC EMBOSSED
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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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Vintage Antique Swayzees Improved Mason Jar Pint Aqua Blue Early Rare Bubbles
Vintage Antique Swayzees Improved Mason Jar Pint Aqua Blue Early Rare Bubbles
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rare jar variant COLOR DARK aqua blue Masons 1858 1 2G
rare jar variant COLOR DARK aqua blue Masons 1858 1 2G
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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 Lot 3 Vtg Ball Ideal Canning Jar Glass Lids Wire Top Mason 1 Qt 2 Pint Blue
RARE Lot 3 Vtg Ball Ideal Canning Jar Glass Lids Wire Top Mason 1 Qt 2 Pint Blue
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rare Extra Large 4 gallon Masons Jar with eagle Patent Nov 30th 1858
rare Extra Large 4 gallon Masons Jar with eagle Patent Nov 30th 1858
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rare masons cjf improved embCLYDE NY SKYBLUE 1 2 Gal
rare masons cjf improved embCLYDE NY SKYBLUE 1 2 Gal
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rare midget fruit jar emb masons Cfjco impCylde NYSEE
rare midget fruit jar emb masons Cfjco impCylde NYSEE
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rare fruit jar masons improved CFjco apple green Tint
rare fruit jar masons improved CFjco apple green Tint
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masons ball jar 1858 1 2 gallon Rare 85 double stamped 8 zinc lid
masons ball jar 1858 1 2 gallon Rare 85 double stamped 8 zinc lid
$20.00
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Rare Christmas MASONS PATENT NOV 30TH 58 FRUIT JAR 5 GROUND LIP With Zinc Lid
Rare Christmas MASONS PATENT NOV 30TH 58 FRUIT JAR 5 GROUND LIP With Zinc Lid
$49.99 (1 Bid)
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Rare Vintage SAFE SEAL Blue Glass Mason Jar wth Original Glass Lid QUART Size
Rare Vintage SAFE SEAL Blue Glass Mason Jar wth Original Glass Lid QUART Size
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rare MIDGET MASON FRUIT JAR CFJC 1858 ORIGINAL BOYDS LID LOOK
rare MIDGET MASON FRUIT JAR CFJC 1858 ORIGINAL BOYDS LID LOOK
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MASONS 1858 EMBOSSED JAR RARE VINTAGE NICE
MASONS 1858 EMBOSSED JAR RARE VINTAGE NICE
$5.10 (2 Bids)
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rare light citron mason CJF improved reverse Clyde NYfruit jar
rare light citron mason CJF improved reverse Clyde NYfruit jar
$75.00
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Mason Jar 1858 Citrene Half Gallon with Lid Excellent Condition C168 Rare
Mason Jar 1858 Citrene Half Gallon with Lid Excellent Condition C168 Rare
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VINTAGE IMPROVED GEM MASON JAR ZINC AND GLASS LID 1 2 GALLONRARE CANADA
VINTAGE IMPROVED GEM MASON JAR ZINC AND GLASS LID 1 2 GALLONRARE CANADA
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE MASON JARRARE WITH ZINC LID PATENT NOV13 1858COLLECTIBLES
ANTIQUE VINTAGE MASON JARRARE WITH ZINC LID PATENT NOV13 1858COLLECTIBLES
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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 DIAMOND PATTERN MASON JAR OLD QUART FRUIT JAR BOTTLE P1135
RARE DIAMOND PATTERN MASON JAR OLD QUART FRUIT JAR BOTTLE P1135
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Masons CJ Patent Nov 30th 1858 Rare blue textured glass E 214 on bottom
Masons CJ Patent Nov 30th 1858 Rare blue textured glass E 214 on bottom
$12.00
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Aqua Quart ROOT MASON Fruit Jar Rare With Zink Lid
Aqua Quart ROOT MASON Fruit Jar Rare With Zink Lid
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rare antique fruit jar embossed Masons LGW Improved Yellow tint glass Pint size
rare antique fruit jar embossed Masons LGW Improved Yellow tint glass Pint size
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RARE The Gem Rutherford  Co Aqua Mason Jar
RARE The Gem Rutherford Co Aqua Mason Jar
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Very Rare Aqua Coloured The T Eaton Co Limit Crown Mason Jar
Very Rare Aqua Coloured The T Eaton Co Limit Crown Mason Jar
$299.99
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RARE  HUGE 5 GALLON MASONS NOV 30TH 1858 EAGLE STAR CLEAR JAR EXCELLENT
RARE HUGE 5 GALLON MASONS NOV 30TH 1858 EAGLE STAR CLEAR JAR EXCELLENT
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rare jar cross Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 odd color
rare jar cross Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 odd color
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Rare Vintage 1651 Half Gallon The Mason Looks like Ghost Loop Aqua Blue
Rare Vintage 1651 Half Gallon The Mason Looks like Ghost Loop Aqua Blue
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RARE Vintage 2 Quart Olive Green Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Keystone 1964
RARE Vintage 2 Quart Olive Green Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Keystone 1964
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RARE PORT Mason Patent 1858 Jar Very NIce Condition and Light Aqua Color 1 QT
RARE PORT Mason Patent 1858 Jar Very NIce Condition and Light Aqua Color 1 QT
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RARE Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 jar with cross
RARE Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 jar with cross
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Rare Blue Ball Maso Mason Mold Error Fruit Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal
Rare Blue Ball Maso Mason Mold Error Fruit Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal
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VINTAGE MASON JAR 1 2 GALLON ZINC LID AQUA BLUE STAMPED VERY RARE
VINTAGE MASON JAR 1 2 GALLON ZINC LID AQUA BLUE STAMPED VERY RARE
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ORIGINAL ULTRA RARE MACQUEEN  CO MASONS FRUIT JAR AD CARD PHILADELPHIA PA
ORIGINAL ULTRA RARE MACQUEEN CO MASONS FRUIT JAR AD CARD PHILADELPHIA PA
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Rare Masons Jar Patented 1858 Clear Glass No Logo NICE Antique Canning Jar
Rare Masons Jar Patented 1858 Clear Glass No Logo NICE Antique Canning Jar
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Rare fruit jar masons Improved reverse CJF Qtsize SEE
Rare fruit jar masons Improved reverse CJF Qtsize SEE
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BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
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Vintage Nov 30th 1858 RARE MASONS CANNING JAR Great ORIGINAL
Vintage Nov 30th 1858 RARE MASONS CANNING JAR Great ORIGINAL
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RARE MASONS CONSOLIDATED FRUIT JAR COMPANY LOGO CANNING JAR PATENT 1858 BOYDS
RARE MASONS CONSOLIDATED FRUIT JAR COMPANY LOGO CANNING JAR PATENT 1858 BOYDS
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VINTAGE MASON JAR  ZINC LID NOV 30th 1858 Ripple effect on glass RARE
VINTAGE MASON JAR ZINC LID NOV 30th 1858 Ripple effect on glass RARE
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Midget Mason Jar Rare Antique Differnt Top Trade Mark Masons Improved CCJ
Midget Mason Jar Rare Antique Differnt Top Trade Mark Masons Improved CCJ
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Midget Mason Jar Rare Antique Two Patent Dates 1858  1867 Masons
Midget Mason Jar Rare Antique Two Patent Dates 1858 1867 Masons
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