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    TOTM ~ Collecting American Canning Jars

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    xtine
    Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:51 pm
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    Wow, Molly - thanks for the great article! Very informative, and the jars are beautiful.
    Rita~
    Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:55 pm
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    Great job!!! I have to go dig out my jars!!!
    Shelly4460
    Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:45 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I bought a canning jar at a yard sale and would like to know if it is rare. It is olive or citrine green. The words PERFECT MASON in slightly raised letters is at the bottom of the jar. It is barely noticeable, Perfect on top and Mason off set to the right beneath. Dre in cursive is above the words Perfect Mason. Below the D, slightly to the right there is a raised (decorative or imperfection) v shape. SA2 is on the inside rim. I hope someone can provide information about this jar. I researched but did not find anything resembling my jar. The lid is the old screw on type that says Ball on top.
    xtine
    Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:09 pm
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    Shelly4460 wrote:
    I bought a canning jar at a yard sale and would like to know if it is rare. It is olive or citrine green. The words PERFECT MASON in slightly raised letters is at the bottom of the jar. It is barely noticeable, Perfect on top and Mason off set to the right beneath. Dre in cursive is above the words Perfect Mason. Below the D, slightly to the right there is a raised (decorative or imperfection) v shape. SA2 is on the inside rim. I hope someone can provide information about this jar. I researched but did not find anything resembling my jar. The lid is the old screw on type that says Ball on top.


    Shelly,

    I have never heard of a company called "Dre" - in North America the two main brands you would find (currently and historically) are Ball and Kerr. Of course it could be from somewhere outside North America, but I would assume it would be from a country where English is spoken since you said the words "Perfect Mason" are on the jar.
    Weck is a German brand and Le Parfait and L'Ideale were French brands. Your best bet may be to take it in to an antiques dealer to see if they know anything about it.

    Can you post a photo of it here? Does it look anything like the one on this page?: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/guest-column-collecting-antique-ball-jars/
    Shelly4460
    Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:14 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thank you for the prompt reply. I will take a photo and see if the lettering shows well enough for me to post. The lettering is not nearly as bold as I have seen on other mason jars. As a mater of fact, I didn't notice th Dre until I felt it was raised. I have to hole it at an angle to see it.
    Molly53
    Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:13 pm
    Forum Host
    Shelly4460 wrote:
    I bought a canning jar at a yard sale and would like to know if it is rare. It is olive or citrine green. The words PERFECT MASON in slightly raised letters is at the bottom of the jar. It is barely noticeable, Perfect on top and Mason off set to the right beneath. Dre in cursive is above the words Perfect Mason. Below the D, slightly to the right there is a raised (decorative or imperfection) v shape. SA2 is on the inside rim. I hope someone can provide information about this jar. I researched but did not find anything resembling my jar. The lid is the old screw on type that says Ball on top.
    For inquiries specifically related to old or antique Ball jars, contact:
    Minnetrista Museum
    1200 North Minnetrista Pkwy.
    Muncie, IN 47303-2925
    kvincent@minnetrista.net

    They may be able to address questions you may have about old home canning jars (but not home canning). Minnetrista’s web site has some information about the Ball family there. They've begun to put their collection on-line and currently have about 1,000 records concerning the Ball family and Ball products on this page.

    If your jar looks something like this one, it dates from approximately 1923 to 1933:
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