View Full Version : how rare/common is this Schram jar??

09-14-2004, 07:36 PM
I'm unfamiliar with fruit jars, and I recently unearthed a "Schram Fruit Jar"...it is just under a half gallon in size and clear...the only Schram jars I could find in reference were the "Automatic Sealers".
Is this Schram Fruit Jar common or not?? Thanks.

09-14-2004, 08:17 PM
The Red Book of Fruit Jars #9 says the jar is worth $12-15.

09-15-2004, 01:08 AM
Thank you very much !!!

09-17-2004, 02:39 PM
I believe the Redbook pricing is for the jar complete with closure. It comes with a gold lacquered lid and wire clamp which can be very hard to find to complete your jar. While the Schram Fruit Jar is a bit older than the Schram Automatic Sealer, you won't get much for it without a lid. Also, I have found that Schram jars are very often cloudy - maybe they used a poorer quality glass than some other makers - and they're not worth enough to have them cleaned! If it does happen to be nice and clear, try putting it out in the sun, a lot of them will turn a lovely purple.