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Antique Fruit Jar Hall of Fame


Here are some of the best antique fruit jars seen on the Internet. If you have a top fruit jar that you would like to brag about here, then please submit JPG picture and description to rlynch@antiquebottles.com. Also indicate whether you would like to publicize your name/Email as the owner of the jar.

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Strong yellow olive pint LIGHTNING jar with matching colored lid and original hardware. See color comparison with other Lightning jars. Sold by xx78@msn.com
A bright yellow-amber colored 1858 half gallon with very bold embossing. Improved style mouth finish with a plain amber glass insert and excellent Bett�s band. Beautiful condition and extremely heavy and sharp embossing. Base has a �D� and �2". Sold by xx78@msn.com
Quart size cobalt blue embossed MASON�S CFJCo IMPROVED on front and CLYDE, N.Y. on back. Comes with a matching cobalt colored, unmarked insert that is perfect, and a good zinc band.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

Quart size Crowleytown jar in strong teal color.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

THE CANTON ELECTRIC FRUIT JAR in medium cobalt blue color with matching lid.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

POTTER & BODINE PHILADELPHIA quart jar in brilliant yellow color with matching lid.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

THE HERO quart in medium orange-amber color.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

THE SCRANTON JAR in apple green color with odd closure that has wooden components.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

THE DANDY in yellow with original closure.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

FRIDLEY & CORNMAN�S / PATENT / OCT. 25TH 1859 / LADIES CHOICE pint in aqua with original cast iron lid that has star-shaped cutout.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

THE MAGIC / {star logo} / FRUIT JAR quart jar in root beer amber with original matching lid and 3-piece iron clamp.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

EC FLACCUS pint jar in bright emerald green with Stag's head design and original closure.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

Here's another Flaccus jar in yellow, also sold by Greg Spurgeon.

Wm L. HALLER CARLISLE PA quart jar in aqua with original cast iron stopple.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

Quart size "Petal Jar" in dark green with nice iron pontil and crude top.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

MILLVILLE ATMOSPHERIC FRUIT JAR / WHITALLS PATENT JUNE 18TH 1861

Deep cobalt blue quart size jar. Original cast iron yoke clamp and thumbscrew, with matching cobalt blue lid.

Possibly the best fruit jar amongst advanced collectors, with only 4 examples known.

Sold by Greg Spurgeon.

Amber Millville MILLVILLE ATMOSPHERIC FRUIT JAR
reverse WHITALL�S PATENT JUNE 18TH 1861

Half gallon in perfect condition.

Owned by Greg Spurgeon.

Cobalt Canton Domestic CANTON DOMESTIC FRUIT JAR in rare cobalt blue.

Owned by Darrell Plank, Email: darrellp@suckerpunch.com

Ex Alex Kerr collection.

Upside down: BALL MASON

Only about a dozen of these error jars are known to exist, according to Bob Clay.

This example owned by Nick Davis, Email: davis-n@erols.com.

Forest Green Mason MASON'S PATENT NOV 30 1858 in rare forest green.

Owned by Darrell Plank, Email: darrellp@suckerpunch.com

Van Vliet VAN VLIET jar with closure in very rare amber. Only 2 examples known to exist.

Owned by Darrell Plank, Email: darrellp@suckerpunch.com

Sapphire Blue Wax Sealer Pontilled Wax Sealer in Sapphire Blue

A rare, old, and beautiful jar bought on eBay by Darrell Plank, Email: darrellp@suckerpunch.com

Ball MASON'S PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 with ring for glass lid. In rare/beautiful citron/amber with a touch of green.

Owned by Darrell Plank, Email: darrellp@suckerpunch.com

KYGW citron wax sealer KYGW citron wax sealer (Red Book #1446 in unlisted color) with tin closure that sold for $355 at eBay. Here's a better view showing its great citron color Click to view Photo.
Honey Amber Ball Jar Swirled Honey Amber Ball plain 3-L quart (No "MASON"). These are much scarcer than the jars with MASON embossed under Ball. This one was made on the E.B. Ball machine. Note the disconnected underscore on this jar, a varient long recognized as the "sperm jar", a term coined by the NC collector that first noted this varient and brought it to the attention of the collecting world, via Granny Kath.
Potter wax sealer POTTER & BODINE'S AIR-TIGHT FRUIT JAR, PHILDa, PATENTED APRIL 13th 1858
Jar is 7 1/4" high and has rough pontil base.
Yellow/Olive Lightning LIGHTNING jar in yellow with olive tone.


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