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    My parents jar collection. Need help!

    Sadly I have had to move my parents to a retirement community due to health issues. I am now left with a hoard of stuff to sell or keep or trash or auction for them. I dont have time to lookup each and everything so most of the items are going to auction. They have a lot of stuff!. If any of these stands out as something I should not let go for pennys or dollars please let me know. They could use the money and I would hate to let something rare go for nothing. I found one jar that said trademark lighting that seems to go for $40-$100 on ebay. I am clueless about most of this stuff.

    Thanks.
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    Senior Member Bottle Master Harry Pristis's Avatar
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    All those jars, and none of them embossed!

    Canning jars are a collecting specialty. Check with your local public library reference librarian for local bottle clubs. Contact the representative of a club, and ask for a referral to someone who collects jars. You might be surprised at what you learn.

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    A lot of them are Ball's but a lot have no names or markings. The big brown one has no name and there is a lot of the large ones that are in the wire container that do not have any writing on them.

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    The wax sealers (the really old-looking ones with a big double lip) could be good if they're embossed, I never come across wax sealers. The brown wire-closure ones would be good as well. The Ball jars and big brown bottle are generally not worth much beyond selling them as home decor to non-collectors. Unfortunately there isn't anything more I can tell you, I don't know much about jars.

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    Hey longbow, I sent you a private message.

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    Hey longbow, welcome. Looks to me like one of those wax sealers might worth something, and the half gallon Globe you have in your hand might be 30- 50 unless it is not aqua. Can't tell the colors by the photos. Color is king in the jar world!
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    deenodean I sent you an email. Thanks.

    ajohn ill have to check the color of it. Which sealer are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbow View Post
    deenodean I sent you an email. Thanks.

    ajohn ill have to check the color of it. Which sealer are you talking about?
    Hey Longbow, sorry but I never received your email. Please Try again at
    deenodean@hotmail.com
    thx

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    Hey Longbow, I got your email, thx..check your junk mail for my reply.

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