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tftfan

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So the correct answer is JUNK. Thanks for the links, good info. Now I wanna see one up close....give it the evil eye ya might say. Thanks all.
 

ajohn

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Here ya go T,
This would be one of those '70's bunch.Midget with a real lid.On the repo's real zinc lids fit very tight or don't fit at all.


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ajohn

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This is the base,lightly embossed 971.You could see the three piece mold seams.

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ajohn

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The ground lip.Again you could see the mold seams.
I paid 50 bucks for this guy and have really enjoyed it for a few years now.
The only true cobalt MASON PAT jar I have seen,was a Consolidated jar,and went for over ten grand.


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Plumbata

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ORIGINAL: ajohn

The only true cobalt MASON PAT jar I have seen,was a Consolidated jar,and went for over ten grand.

The old-timer diggers here said that in a dump in East Peoria, IL someone dug a cobalt 1858 and sold it for over 10,000. I wonder if it was the same jar?

Sure wish I knew where that dump was. [&:]
 

jimsears

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The only known original cobalt CFJCo is actually a Mason's Improved jar rather than the Mason's Patent 1858 variation. It did indeed sell for well over $10,000. It can be seen in the middle of Darrell Plank's amazing shelf of blue jars at www.darrellplank.com.

The blue 1858 that was dug a few years back was somewhat lighter blue, that is, medium cobalt. It is a quart with no monogram but with a large Hemingray style mold number 3 on the base. It also sold for $10,000 or more. The current owner brought it to the Muncie jar show earlier this month. He was still working up the courage to have the jar cleaned. It supposedly came from a later dump and could have been pitched as late as the 1950's. Folks in the 19th Century had little reason to throw out good useable jars.

Jim Sears
 

dygger60

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Wasn't there a pint CFJ in cobalt that sold on eBay several years back for like $25G or there abouts?

And I have noticed that those Repo's from the 70's do command a good price....well for a repo that is.

I am trying to dig up the picture....I remember making a copy of it when it was up for auction.

David
 

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