This book is probably the best selling jar and bottle book ever published It shows an illustration of each embossing on the front of the jar Each jar has such information as size, color, closure and value 2010 values....
|Title||:||1000 Fruit Jars: Priced and Illustrated|
|Publisher||:||Collector Books 5th Revised edition 1987|
|Number of Pages||:||74 pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
1000 Fruit Jars: Priced and Illustrated Reviews
I bought this book thinking it would help me gain a lot of knowledge about the many jars I've accumulated, but it was not what I expected. There is very little information about jars, specifically, and the pricing doesn't seem to be up to date. I immediately ordered the "Red Book," which, even though it was a lot more expensive, was much more useful to me.
I knew when I bought this "book" that it was dated, but I still thought I'd give it a chance. I kind of wish I hadn't. Most likely the copy you receive will have obvious signs of wear (not to mention stains), as mine did. The illustrations are just very simple hand drawings and definitely are not 100% accurate. If you are wanting today's values on your jars, don't go with this book, as like I said before it is dated. It is fairly limited on the information it does contain, and the only help I feel I got from it is to find out that one of my jars (it doesn't have every one) may possibly be worth more than I thought in today's prices. Moral of my story: don't waste your money here.
This is older, so the value isn't correct. But I didn't want to pay a fortune, and this really helped me identify some jars and get an idea if they're worth anything or would be better off as a vase.
This was exactly what I was looking for. I have begun to gather canning jars for my retirement and move to our farm. I plan to can a lot of my garden produce as well as fruits, jellies and juices. As I packed my jars in boxes, I noticed that they were not all the same and that some of the names I did not recognize. I love this book as it portrays all of the various enscriptions on the front of canning jars as well as gives approximate value. I have identified several that I have bought and have been surprised at where they have come from. This has made gathering my jars for the future more of an adventure.
Returned / Book is elementary, basic and offers relatively no useful information ~
I have used this book many times to identify the canning jars I have purchased or were given to me. I love to can foods and give as gifts. Until this book I didn't realize the value of the jars. Hubby & I canned peaches this past summer and were giving as Christmas gifts. I looked up the value of one jar and found it to be worth over $20.00! We gave away a jar of peaches with much lesser value, LOL!
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Wonderful book for researching antique and vintage mason/canning jars