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 Vintage Drey SQUARE Mason Quart Canning Fruit Jar Clear Gray Zinc Lid
Rare Vintage Drey SQUARE Mason Quart Canning Fruit Jar Clear Gray Zinc Lid
$10.03 (3 Bids)
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BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
$16.99
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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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Vintage Nov 30th 1858 RARE MASONS CANNING JAR Great ORIGINAL
Vintage Nov 30th 1858 RARE MASONS CANNING JAR Great ORIGINAL
$100.00
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Antique 1800s original LIGHTNING Mason Jar Deep Aqua Rare 65 NOT Half Gallon
Antique 1800s original LIGHTNING Mason Jar Deep Aqua Rare 65 NOT Half Gallon
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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Rare Port Mason PatNov 30th1858 light Aqua Quart Jar  3 w Zinc Lid
Rare Port Mason PatNov 30th1858 light Aqua Quart Jar 3 w Zinc Lid
$14.99
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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
$74.99
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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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Rare and early atlas masons patent quart jar
Rare and early atlas masons patent quart jar
$34.99
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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
$19.99
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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
$14.99
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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
$150.00
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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
$1,200.00
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RARE Vintage 3 2 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID 3 2 UNUSUAL
RARE Vintage 3 2 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID 3 2 UNUSUAL
$15.00
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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
$7.99
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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
$7.99
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Antique rare B Masons Half Gal Canning blue Jar
Antique rare B Masons Half Gal Canning blue Jar
$69.00
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Rare Blue Mason Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Zinc Lid light Cornflower Aqua Vintage
Rare Blue Mason Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Zinc Lid light Cornflower Aqua Vintage
$41.99
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ANTIQUE AQUA GLASS MASON QUART JAR THE HASEROT COMPANY CLEVELAND with LID RARE
ANTIQUE AQUA GLASS MASON QUART JAR THE HASEROT COMPANY CLEVELAND with LID RARE
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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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
$15.00
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rare 1 2 gal skyblue Masons patent Nov 30th no underline no dots hourglass
rare 1 2 gal skyblue Masons patent Nov 30th no underline no dots hourglass
$99.99
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Ultra rare and early atlas special edition wide mouth mason jar green blue
Ultra rare and early atlas special edition wide mouth mason jar green blue
$74.99
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RARE EARLY QUART CROWLEYTOWN MASON FRUIT JAR NUMBER 8 With no lid
RARE EARLY QUART CROWLEYTOWN MASON FRUIT JAR NUMBER 8 With no lid
$415.00 (3 Bids)
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RARE 1858 MASONS 5 PURPLE 1 Quart FRUIT JAR
RARE 1858 MASONS 5 PURPLE 1 Quart FRUIT JAR
$100.00
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RARE 1800s MASONS PATENT PURPLE 1 Quart FRUIT JAR
RARE 1800s MASONS PATENT PURPLE 1 Quart FRUIT JAR
$100.00
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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
$2,200.00
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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
$24.95
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BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
$15.99
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NICE PURPLE CRUDE EMBOSSING DREYNO PERFECTMASON FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE RARE
NICE PURPLE CRUDE EMBOSSING DREYNO PERFECTMASON FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE RARE
$15.50 (8 Bids)
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ANTIQUE MASON QT JAR PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 GHOST JAR W ZINC LID RARE  MINT
ANTIQUE MASON QT JAR PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 GHOST JAR W ZINC LID RARE MINT
$249.99
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Antique Rare Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart Canning Jar with Presto Lid
Antique Rare Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart Canning Jar with Presto Lid
$15.00
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VINTAGE Clamp Lid style Mason type Jar 6 on Bottom Very Rare
VINTAGE Clamp Lid style Mason type Jar 6 on Bottom Very Rare
$49.99
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Honest Mason Jar Pat 1858 Rare Pinkish Tinge Beautiful
Honest Mason Jar Pat 1858 Rare Pinkish Tinge Beautiful
$69.99
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Rare Masons cfj Patent Nov 30th 1858 jar  i 61 with cross on base
Rare Masons cfj Patent Nov 30th 1858 jar i 61 with cross on base
$20.00
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LIGHT GREEN TRADEMARK LIGHTNING CANNING FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE OLD MASON PINT RARE
LIGHT GREEN TRADEMARK LIGHTNING CANNING FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE OLD MASON PINT RARE
$39.95
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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
$149.99
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RARE The Gem Rutherford  Co Aqua Mason Jar
RARE The Gem Rutherford Co Aqua Mason Jar
$225.00
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LOCKPORT MASON CANNING FRUIT JAR HALF GALLON BLUE AQUA RARE GHOSTED EMBOSSING
LOCKPORT MASON CANNING FRUIT JAR HALF GALLON BLUE AQUA RARE GHOSTED EMBOSSING
$11.95
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MASONS FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE MIDGET PAT NOV 30 1858 D282 CANNING JAR RARE PINT
MASONS FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE MIDGET PAT NOV 30 1858 D282 CANNING JAR RARE PINT
$49.99
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1882 RARE LIGHTNING HALF PINT BLUE AQUA FRUIT CANNING MASON JAR OLD ANTIQUE
1882 RARE LIGHTNING HALF PINT BLUE AQUA FRUIT CANNING MASON JAR OLD ANTIQUE
$19.95
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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
$32.00 (27 Bids)
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RARE Quart Fruit Jar The Mason Jar Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858
RARE Quart Fruit Jar The Mason Jar Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858
$24.99
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Rare 55ozVintage Antique Paul Mason Milk Jug Wine Carafe Embossed Since 1852
Rare 55ozVintage Antique Paul Mason Milk Jug Wine Carafe Embossed Since 1852
$10.00
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Aqua Blue Green OLD Ball Canning Jar Quart Square bottom RARE Ball Mason vtg
Aqua Blue Green OLD Ball Canning Jar Quart Square bottom RARE Ball Mason vtg
$14.50
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HEROES CROSS ABOVE MASONS 1858 QUART JAR RARE VARIANT COLOR
HEROES CROSS ABOVE MASONS 1858 QUART JAR RARE VARIANT COLOR
$50.00
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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
$99.99
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Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 CFJ Co Rare 56 oz Fruit Apple Canning Jar H120
Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 CFJ Co Rare 56 oz Fruit Apple Canning Jar H120
$12.99
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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
$15.00
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Mason Pint 1858 Rare Cross Blue Glass Jar
Mason Pint 1858 Rare Cross Blue Glass Jar
$44.99
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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
$47.95
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rare fruit jar emb mason Improved ABGA odd shape
rare fruit jar emb mason Improved ABGA odd shape
$99.99
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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
$165.00
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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
$37.99
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DEEP PURPLE HANSEES PALACE HOME JAR QUART SIZE MASON JARRARE VINTAGE
DEEP PURPLE HANSEES PALACE HOME JAR QUART SIZE MASON JARRARE VINTAGE
$64.99
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rare fruit jar atlas mason patent Nov 30th 1858 SKYBLUE
rare fruit jar atlas mason patent Nov 30th 1858 SKYBLUE
$9.95
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rare fruit jar amythest masons 5 patent Nov 30th 1858
rare fruit jar amythest masons 5 patent Nov 30th 1858
$75.00
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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
$99.99
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RARE Purple Mason traditional style QUART SIZE antique FRUIT JAR
RARE Purple Mason traditional style QUART SIZE antique FRUIT JAR
$129.00
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Rare fruit jar masonsarched Improved 1 2 galsize SEE
Rare fruit jar masonsarched Improved 1 2 galsize SEE
$59.99
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