The most valuable mason jars are:
- Van Vliet Improved Jar – $23,500.
- Black Amber Magic Star Fruit Jar – $3,000. …
- 1933 Ball Upside Down Error Jar – $1,000. There are two types of Ball upside-down Mason jars. …
- The 1870 Chief Mason Jar – $800. (Photo: gregspurgeon.com) …
- 1858 Willoughby Stopple Jar – $500. (Photo: hoosierjar.com) …
Regarding this, are Atlas Mason jars valuable?
Atlas Mason Jars are one of the most valuable and popular canning jars ever made. The “rubber ring under the lid” invention instantly hit homemakers who needed to preserve food longer and better. Today, the vintage Atlas Mason Jar’s use surpasses food preservation to keepsakes and decoration.
Consequently, do old Mason jars contain lead?
Ball is the most consistently Lead-free brand I have found (with just a few exceptions.) Conversely, almost all Kerr jars I have tested have been positive for low-levels of lead (20 to 40 ppm range) – with very few exceptions.
Do old Mason jars have any value?
The smaller and more common vintage jars usually sell for less than $20. However, the vintage green jars or those with special wire carriers can sell in excess of $300.
The logo imprinted on each jar
- Logo Imperfections. One of the most common imperfections are misspelled words in the logo. …
- Upside Down Jars. …
- Size. …
- Jars With Original Lids.
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.
- 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.
Many of the earlier ECONOMY types are marked with the words “KERR GLASS MFG. CO” embossed on the bottom, and in general those jars probably date mostly from about 1904 to circa 1920.
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.
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.
Those blue mason jars were mass produced until 1937 using sand from around Lake Michigan. It was that sand that gave the glass its blue hue. Those blue jars are not rare.