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.

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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rare ball mason sky blue pint canning jar
rare ball mason sky blue pint canning jar
$29.99
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Rare Mason Quart Jar Patent Nov 30 1858 Antique Light Aqua Blue
Rare Mason Quart Jar Patent Nov 30 1858 Antique Light Aqua Blue
$9.99
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Mason Jar 1858 Green Half Gallon with Lid Excellent Condition C168 Rare
Mason Jar 1858 Green Half Gallon with Lid Excellent Condition C168 Rare
$299.00
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ANTIQUE BLUE MASON JAR PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 BLUE TINT RARE FREE SHIPPING
ANTIQUE BLUE MASON JAR PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 BLUE TINT RARE FREE SHIPPING
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TALL MASON JAR MASONS PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 BLUE TINT RARE FREE SHIPPING
TALL MASON JAR MASONS PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 BLUE TINT RARE FREE SHIPPING
$19.99
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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
$10.00
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ANTIQUE RARE MASON FRUIT CANNING JAR PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 CLEAR BOTTLE GLASS
ANTIQUE RARE MASON FRUIT CANNING JAR PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 CLEAR BOTTLE GLASS
$64.99
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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
$29.95
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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
$19.95
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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
$59.99
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Rare Citron Cjf Mason Improved Fruit Jar Lid Mint Condition
Rare Citron Cjf Mason Improved Fruit Jar Lid Mint Condition
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Rare Antique Jar Lid GREEN yellow Tint Masons Cross Improved
Rare Antique Jar Lid GREEN yellow Tint Masons Cross Improved
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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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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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Honest Mason Jar Pat 1858 Rare Pinkish Tint 48 ounces Zinc lid
Honest Mason Jar Pat 1858 Rare Pinkish Tint 48 ounces Zinc lid
$9.49 (6 Bids)
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RARE MULTIPLE ERROR BALL 3L MASON PATENT 1858 ERROR JAR WITH ORIGINAL LID
RARE MULTIPLE ERROR BALL 3L MASON PATENT 1858 ERROR JAR WITH ORIGINAL LID
$25.00
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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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MASONS SGCo 1 2 Gallon JAR WITH GROUND LIP Swayzee Glass Rare Aqua Nov 1858
MASONS SGCo 1 2 Gallon JAR WITH GROUND LIP Swayzee Glass Rare Aqua Nov 1858
$37.99
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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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old RARE BEEHIVE Mason Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart bottle Porcelain lid
old RARE BEEHIVE Mason Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart bottle Porcelain lid
$79.99
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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 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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Vintage Antique Ball Masons Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart Jar Air Bubbles Rare
Vintage Antique Ball Masons Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart Jar Air Bubbles Rare
$14.99
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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
$90.00
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RARE Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 jar with cross
RARE Masons Patent NOV 30th 1858 jar with cross
$99.00
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Rare Vintage 1858 Fruit Jar Masons Cross Backward E in Patent1 2 Gal
Rare Vintage 1858 Fruit Jar Masons Cross Backward E in Patent1 2 Gal
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RARE EARLY BLUEGLAZED GOLD TRANSFERRED MUSTARD JAR FORTNUM  MASON
RARE EARLY BLUEGLAZED GOLD TRANSFERRED MUSTARD JAR FORTNUM MASON
$95.00
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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 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 UNEMBOSSED BALL PINT FRUIT CANNING MASON JAR OLD ANTIQUE WIRE BAIL GLASS A+
RARE UNEMBOSSED BALL PINT FRUIT CANNING MASON JAR OLD ANTIQUE WIRE BAIL GLASS A+
$5.55
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1890s RARE AQUA Cohansey Fruit Mason Jar QUART SIZE W O LID
1890s RARE AQUA Cohansey Fruit Mason Jar QUART SIZE W O LID
$14.99
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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
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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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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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Rare fruit jar masons Improved reverse CJF Qtsize SEE
Rare fruit jar masons Improved reverse CJF Qtsize SEE
$85.00
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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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Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
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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
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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  ANTIQUE  LIGHT SEA GREEN COLORED THE BALL MASON JAR
RARE ANTIQUE LIGHT SEA GREEN COLORED THE BALL MASON JAR
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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
$590.00
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Antique Ball Mason Jars with Lid Cover 7 Tall Decorative Cut Glass Very Rare
Antique Ball Mason Jars with Lid Cover 7 Tall Decorative Cut Glass Very Rare
$19.00
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RAREpint mason with iron crossERROR date on bottom or side of jar
RAREpint mason with iron crossERROR date on bottom or side of jar
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NICE PURPLE BALL MASON QUART ERROR EMBOSSING ANTIQUERARE GREAT DECOR
NICE PURPLE BALL MASON QUART ERROR EMBOSSING ANTIQUERARE GREAT DECOR
$247.50
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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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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 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 Masons Cross Patent Nov 30th 1858 Citron Half Gallon Fruit Jar
Rare Masons Cross Patent Nov 30th 1858 Citron Half Gallon Fruit Jar
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VERY PRIMITIVE VARY RARE PERFECT APPLE GREEN 9 MASON JAR ORIGINAL 1858
VERY PRIMITIVE VARY RARE PERFECT APPLE GREEN 9 MASON JAR ORIGINAL 1858
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Antique RARE EUREKA 13 Fruit Mason Jar Quart Patd Dec 27th 1864
Antique RARE EUREKA 13 Fruit Mason Jar Quart Patd Dec 27th 1864
$92.00
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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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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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DEEP PURPLE QUART BALL IMPROVED MASON JAR W MATCHING INSERT RARE HELIX NECK FIN
DEEP PURPLE QUART BALL IMPROVED MASON JAR W MATCHING INSERT RARE HELIX NECK FIN
$135.00
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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 Rare Zinc Lid
Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Rare Zinc Lid
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