Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree7Likes
  • 1 Post By cti4sw
  • 1 Post By mammoth29
  • 3 Post By jeff of pa
  • 2 Post By CoilyGirl

Thread: Fact or myth? Mason Jars with number 13 on the bottom

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Nov 2009
    At Pro ,Garrett Ace 250 ,150,Whites 6000DI.Tesoro DeLeon,Minelab XS and Safari
    102 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Question Fact or myth? Mason Jars with number 13 on the bottom

    I have heard that mason jars with a number 13 on the bottom were either not used or broken because of superstition. I have a couple of the aqua jars with this number on them, given to me from Grandmas estate. I have seen them on ebay,from 10.00 and up to believe it or not ,399.00 buy it now price. any info would be appreciated.
    Member of Duh_Tektors Historical Research And Recovery Team

  2. #2
    Jul 2012
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer
    875 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Idk if you collect (or know anyone to collect) sports cards, but Panini, Upper Deck, and Topps will short-print cards to a given print run. The term "eBay 1/1" refers to a card whose short-print serial number matches the featured player's jersey number. While it's not a true "1/1" (which is a print run of 1 card), it's a marketing device that is a sort of unique card because there will only be one jersey number in the print run.

    I feel like these jars you're referring to are similar to that. People were far more religious in those days, and thus very superstitious, so I could see the superstition against the number 13 being a fact. As to rarity, I don't think they're particularly rare (that I'm aware of) and the high sell price is based less on actual supply and moreso on the historical superstition. If you're interested in selling them, I would do the pricing research and then sell them one by one (keeping supply low) for as much as you can get. Hope this helps...
    racer117 likes this.

    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5

  3. #3

    Sep 2010
    Woodland Park NJ
    Whites Silver Eagle
    1399 times
    Paterson N.J. Bottles
    Judging by the sheer number of #13 jars sold monthly on Ebay I'm gonna say it's a myth that they were destroyed...

    mason 13 in Bottles & Insulators | eBay

  4. #4
    Feb 2013
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    From Bob Clay on a website titled "How to date Ball Fruit Jars"

    -"And just one final word concerning a recent phenomenon that involves certain Ball jars. This concerns the "rarity" of the #13 Ball Perfect Mason jars. These jars ARE NOT rare at all, and the stories you hear about superstitious people or moon shiners breaking all of them for fear of bad luck is an old wive's tale, or a tale conjured up by someone to try to make the jars appear rare to the unknowing to jack up the price. While these stories may indeed have "some" merit to them, there are still MANY of the #13 jars out there; far too many to be classed as even scarce jars. And as recently as five years ago, there was NO PREMIUM attached to these jars, it was just another mould number on the base. While the #13 jars are indeed just a little bit harder to find than some other numbers, they ARE NOT rare, or even scarce, by any stretch of the word."
    katdancing likes this.

  5. #5

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... Deteknix Xpointer Diver.... Fisher F19
    24112 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Yea I'd say Myth & if they are selling at High Prices occasionally it's
    like when someone buys a Moldy Peanut & jelly sandwich where the mold looks
    like their favorite religous character.
    CoilyGirl, JUNKER and katdancing like this.

  6. #6
    Nov 2012
    Minelab x-Terra 505
    4766 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Or a cinnamon bun looks like Mother Teresa,true story.
    jeff of pa and JUNKER like this.
    "What if it's not just another pull tab?" - Lance

    “Fancy some lemonade Lance?” - Sheila



Remove Ads

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Old mason jars
    By jody in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Mar 07, 2013, 08:55 PM
  2. different frequencies fact or myth
    By bbdune in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Oct 31, 2012, 05:30 PM
  3. Help with Mason Jars
    By tat2guy in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Nov 14, 2011, 07:01 PM
  4. Mason Jars
    By creeper71 in forum Bottles & Glass
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Jun 26, 2009, 07:05 PM
  5. Mason Fruit Jars
    By creeper71 in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jun 26, 2009, 05:18 PM

Search tags for this page

antique mason jars #13
ball mason jar 13 bottom
ball mason jars #13

blue mason jar number 13 value

blue mason jars
mason jar 13
number 13 jars

number 13 mason jar

number on ball jars
value of a number 13 mason jar and other numbers to look for
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0