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They are commonly seen for sale at antique malls, farm auctions, flea markets, yard sales, and on online auction sites.
The very first versions with this embossing are believed to date from approximately 1913, with production continuing to about 1960.
Other popular jars made by Ball include the Some Ball Perfect Mason jars are found with the number “13” on the bottom.
Hundreds of millions (probably upwards of a billion or more!
) have been made and used by home canners throughout most of the 20th century.
A number of “error jars” are found among the Ball Perfect Mason’s, including examples found with the embossing missing a letter (or letters), or with a word misspelled, such as “PERFFCT”, “PEPRECT” or “PEREFCT”.
A listing of many of these error jars can be found in the “Red Book”, a price guide used by fruit jar collectors.