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If you find a jar with its original closure, it will generally be more valuable than the jar on its own or with a replacement lid.
Companies experimented with numerous types of closures, many of which were very detailed, unusual, and impractical.
You can see a variety of colors on the Hoosier Jar Color Page.
Although they took up less space in the pantry, they were never as popular as the regular canning jars and so are a little rare - making them a little higher in value. Of course, the better the condition of the jar, the more it will be worth.
Chips and cracks will diminish the value of old canning jars significantly, while a jar in good condition with its original lid will be worth the most.
As one of the most common fruit jars, they are readily available.
The value of an antique Ball jar may be of a more sentimental nature as most jars are not worth a significant amount.