An antique Ball brand perfect Mason jar sold on eBay for about $80, likely because its deep olive green color is relatively rare. According to Country Living, an upside-down Ball canning jar designed to rest on its lid is relatively rare and made between 1900 and 1910. Its valued at about $1,000.
How can you tell how old a Ball canning jar is?
Some helpful notes to keep in mind: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. These charts tell you the approximate decade in which your Ball jar was made.More items •16 Aug 2021
Why is there a shortage of Ball canning lids?
It all began last year when the pandemic hit in early 2020. Stuck at home, people picked up gardening, then canning their harvest. “That led to a supply shortage of canning lids,” said Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food safety educator.