A quart Mason’s Patent 1858 canning jar passed the $5000 mark at auction recently on eBay.com The jar, in perfect condition in a medium but rich blue color came from an estate auction. The seller thought it might be a 1970s reproduction. Despite the vague description, collectors quickly realized the jar, with its ground lid, was authentic.
A total of 79 bids brought the price to $5710 at closing. View the auction here.
The beautiful and unusual blue color set this jar apart from the sea of common aqua jars.