View Full Version : Ralll half gallon w/ amber swirl

12-29-2011, 04:57 PM
I have been having good luck in the shops lately. The jar on the left has very crude lettering and a nice amber swirl/streak from the base up to the lip. The one on the right has a flaw line that entirely circles the jar. The raised lettering Boyd Cap was on one of these when I bought it. I have a total of $15. in the two. George


12-29-2011, 04:58 PM
A better pic of the amber swirl.


12-29-2011, 05:33 PM
Sounds like you have been doing well in the shops George . I always did like the half gallons , especially the crude ones . At one time I had a collection af around thirty jars on shelve in the garage . I never had a lot of rare ones , but there were a few quite nice ones . Got rid of them several years back in favor of more bottle space , wish the devil I had kept them now .

12-29-2011, 07:52 PM
Very crude jar to be sure....nice embossing on both....

However, even though it looks like an "R"....the actually RALLL jar embossing is very very distinct.

You have what looks to be a very early variation of the BALLL MASON jar...very nice amber in it....congrats on those finds...I myself....I like that jar on the right....great embossing, crude...nice very nice.


12-29-2011, 08:28 PM
OOPS! Thank you David. I took the time to look at a picture of a RALLL on the Ball Jar Collectors web site, AFTER seeing your post. At least I will know in the future.

12-29-2011, 08:32 PM
Oh man George,love that amber swirl jar!Those staying in yer collection???

12-30-2011, 05:35 AM
Now one thing I did not point out in my last post...that BALLL MASON PATENT 1858 hg is a great example of Ball Brothers not wasting anything.

Your hg is a reworked mold, notice how the word BALLL and MASON are much more pronounced than the rest of the embossing? THe PATENT 1858 is much weaker...extending the life of this mold after that series
was ended.

I have several of these jars....just a great example....nice hg to have.


12-30-2011, 12:18 PM
I mostly collect really crude jars. These two are nice jars for a Ball collector, a half gallon or a general collection. I would be willing to trade for one or more very crude jars. George

12-30-2011, 01:45 PM
Cool,then today,(between helping Delaney with her algebra and episodes of 24 season four) I'm on a mission!

12-31-2011, 07:37 PM
Ok George, here's my ante up.


12-31-2011, 07:51 PM
Looks to be a RB 1927 (I'm gonna have to say an apple green color).


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12-31-2011, 07:58 PM
If that doesn't quite cut it ......I have money[8|]

01-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Those are both very nice jars but the 1858 is my favorite, I've never seen a transitional jar like that. Nice scores!

01-02-2012, 07:00 PM
George,Here are some better pics of the jar.


01-02-2012, 07:01 PM
Let's try a tree shot?? I can't seem to be able to capture the color very well, lt. green.Gonna be hard for me to let go of this one cause of the color


01-03-2012, 09:22 AM
Anthony, I have sent some pics in an email. I am ready to trade if you are. One base picture here. George


01-21-2012, 07:54 PM
George,I got the jar and am completely pleased with it.It is much more prettyer([8D])in hand. Hope you like the CFJ as well. Thank you.I think that makes two colored jars I've gotten from you.Again thank you! Anthony-J.

01-22-2012, 05:48 AM
Anthony, Thank You! The cfj rev jar is a very good looking jar and a great example of cold mold ripple/whittle. I think that we both got a great deal here. George[:D]