The History of Ball Jars

The Ball jar is one of the most recognizable names in glass jars. Ball jars have been around for over a century, and though they are no longer produced by Ball, the Ball jar is still produced to [...]

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How to Identify Vintage Mason Jars

Vintage mason jars can vary in size, shape, color, brand, rarity, and value.  First though, we need to define what a Mason jar is.  A Mason jar is a jar, used in the home to preserve foods such [...]

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The term “Mason Jar” refers specifically to the design of jar invented and patented by John L. Mason in 1858, but to a collector of vintage jars, there are several other jars to watch for. Lightning Jar One [...]

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How to Find the Value of Old Vintage Mason Jars

Mason jars and canning jars, like any other collectable, can range in value between only a few dollars and several thousand dollars. Though many of us would like to venture into grandma or grandpas old fruit cellar and [...]

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Collectors guide to choosing vintage mason jars

So many years ago, mason jars were beneficial in the food preservation process in homes all over the world. However, they died out when other systems of food preservation were introduced like refrigerators and commercial canned foods took [...]

vintage mason jars

Ball jars are another name for mason jars and they can be seen in so many homes. For more than 100 years, mason jars have been used to store foods of all types and also used by food [...]

Vintage Mason Jar

Today, you will find so many garage sales and also antique fairs and stores have so many ball or mason jars available for sale. They mostly claim these jars are truly vintage mason jars from the olden days. [...]

Vintage Mason Jar

Before you buy a mason jar that is authentic, there are so many factors that can be considered to make sure you are not making a mistake. Every vintage Mason jar has to be bought and paid for [...]