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Bought some new jars today.

Kheidecker

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Feb 15, 2020
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Yes unfortunately not a matching lid on the one. I can't seem to find these two lightning jars in my red book they're like 5 and 1/4 inch tall ground lip and with a two and a quarter in mouth. All of the Pint lightning jars in my red book are over 5 and 1/2 in tall.jarsnstuff I've already been bitten HARD by the bug. Drove an hour to an antique shop yesterday to try and buy an Amber lightning jar without a lid but somebody already beat me to it.went out there for nothing. as I collect more I'm starting to look for the more valuable rare jars meaning I've got a whole lot of basic jars that I need to get rid of.
 

yacorie

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Dec 10, 2018
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I have a closet full of jars I need to move - some common and some rare.

a tip for the Lightning’s. Always check the base for HWP. If they have it - but them. They’re hard to find and most non jar places don’t differentiate between Putnam and hwp if they have them.
 

Kheidecker

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Feb 15, 2020
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Ya I have about a 100 blue perfect mason,2L,3L AN strong shoulder jars I found under abandoned house. Wondering the best way to get rid of some of these jars only worth a couple bucks.wife isn't to happy about all the glass I ve piled up.bottles an jars everywhere!!!!lol thanks for the tip yacorie.the lightings I just got have the Putnam # only on bottom.
 

ajohn

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Aug 25, 2008
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Pt. jars are not always uniform size. I think it has to do with the kid hwo was doing the grinding. If one of those lids is clear, that is a real keeper as clear jars are rare. On another note, study the book on your Ball jars it's easy to miss a real keeper. On your Atlas jars the greens and blues (cornflower,and sky blue) guys are keepers. the rest sell pretty good during the Christmas time for some reason (gifts). I always look up every jar to make sure....and as a result I learn more about the differences. Can't help ya with the wife thing...But good luck with that!
 

Kheidecker

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Feb 15, 2020
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When I get home today I'll take some better pictures of that lightning jar and that lid and if it is a real clear one and maybe somebody out there in jar Land is looking for one. Always willing to do some Trading
 

Kheidecker

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Feb 15, 2020
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I got home and if it's a lightning lid it's clear. The measurements on these lightning jars do they measure to the top of the bail or to the top of the jar with or without the lid??? One jar has a greenish tint in the other one has a lightest blue tint. All the lightning jar pints I see in redbook are all over 7 in tall
 

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