Here are some example Atlas Mason jar values:
- An Atlas “Good Luck” Mason jar sold for about $15. It was clear, in good condition, and featured a four-leaf clover.
- A blue pint-sized Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason sold for just under $50. …
- An Atlas E-Z Seal jar in an unusual cornflower blue color sold for over $100.
Likewise, people ask, are Atlas jars worth anything?
Atlas mason jar values vary between $10 to around $60 depending on a number of factors including the age, color, and condition. The older amber-colored E-Z Seal Atlas mason jars, which were made around 1910, are among the more valuable.
Beside this, how can you tell how old a Mason jar is?
- Pontil marks or indented rings in the bottom of the jar mean it was hand finished by a glass blower. …
- Seams also help determine the age of your jar: Seams that go all the way up the jar indicate it was machine made, probably between 1895 and 1915.
- Color can also help date your jar.
How do I know if my mason jars are valuable?
If you have a jar with one of the older logos, it will likely be worth more than one with a newer logo. Next is the color. Clear and pale blue are the most common colors, but jars of all colors were produced. Yellow and amber jars were common.
Look at the bottom of the bottle – One of the best and most effective ways to identify an Atlas Mason jar is by checking the bottom of the bottom. If it is an authentic Hazel-Atlas glass bottle, then you should see an ‘A’ right beneath the letter ‘H’ as explained earlier.
If you have a Ball jar, you can date most of them just by looking at the logo. Every few years, the Ball Manufacturing Co changed the logo and if you compare yours to a reliable chart, you know how old it is.
There are many ways to date old Ball mason jars, and one of the easiest is to look at the logo. Along with the logo, you can sometimes use the color, size, and other distinguishing marks to help date a mason jar.
We believe these two sets were made by two different, very successful American pressed glass makers—Anchor Hocking and Hazel-Atlas. Anchor Hocking (founded in 1905) is still making glass products today and Hazel Atlas (founded in 1902) was in business into the early 1960s.
Not every jar has their manufacture date on the glass, but most have the patent date. … There will be a large number on the bottom of your jar. This is the mold number, and unfortunately also has no relation to the manufacture date. These charts tell you the approximate decade in which your Ball jar was made.
And, because the Mason jar’s value depends on several factors, the prices vary from tens of dollars to thousands.
- Lightning Jar.
- EZ Seal by Hazel-Atlas.
- Mason’s Improved Jar.
- Mason’s Zinc Lid Jar.
- Amber Beaver Jar.
- The Chief Mason Jar.
- Willoughby Stopple Jar.
- Black Amber Magic Star Fruit Jar.
5 Most Valuable Mason Jars Ever Made: From $500 To $23,500
- Van Vliet Improved Jar – $23,500.
- Black Amber Magic Star Fruit Jar – $3,000. …
- 1933 Ball Upside Down Error Jar – $1,000. …
- The 1870 Chief Mason Jar – $800. (Photo: gregspurgeon.com) …
- 1858 Willoughby Stopple Jar – $500. (Photo: hoosierjar.com) …
Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, Wheeling West Virginia (1902-1964)
The handsome 1931 Hazel Atlas corporate headquarters at 15th and Jacob streets, a Wheeling landmark, was donated to West Liberty State College in 1964 and is now part of West Virginia Northern Community College (was bought by Youth Services System in 2009).