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February 26, 2013 Canning, Décor, For the Home, Product, Recipes, What's New

Ball Introduces Limited Edition Heritage Mason Jar Collection


The release of the New Ball Heritage Collection is coming soon! These lovely vintage style Mason jars were created to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the first true Perfect Mason pint jar.  In 1913, the Ball brothers launched the first true Perfect Mason jar, and 2013 will mark the anniversary of this iconic jar.

ritage Collection Mason Jars

The heritage jars are tinted with the antique blue of the original Perfect Mason jar. The Ball logo is embossed on the front with the 100 year anniversary dates embossed on the back of the glass jar. The pint jars are packaged in a vintage style tray carton, which holds 6 regular mouth jars with bands and lids.

itage Mason Jars PackagingBall tell us that this is the first in a line of upcoming limited edition jars, perfect for home canning, or as a coveted collector’s item.

The excitement around this anniversary has inspired us to showcase a few of our favorite Perfect Mason vintage jars. Check out more vintage jars in action on our Pinterest board Vintage Mason Appeal.
PerfectMasonOrignal Jars

The limited edition New Ball Heritage Collection will be available for purchase from Fillmore Container in March. Just search our website by product name Ball Regular Mouth Vintage Blue 16 oz, J69000  or by the search term  Vintage Ball.


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  1. AliceB Posted February 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Will they be re-issuing their 6 oz. jars? They are a PERFECT size!!

    • Lisa Posted February 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

      At this point, we haven’t seen a release schedule for additional items, but they’ve called the pint their “2013 Jar”, so we’re assuming the quart could be the “2014 Jar”. We’ll let you know as soon as we do, and we’ll carry every size they produce!

      • Cassie Posted November 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

        We are looking for 60 Blue quart size jars to decorate for our wedding. If you could let me know if the quarts will be coming out in 2014 that would be great. April wedding planned! 🙂 Thanks!

        • Fillmore Container Posted November 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

          Hi Cassie,

          Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We hope to have news soon about the next edition of the Heritage Mason Jars by Ball. We will announce it here and on social media once we know the details. Stay tuned.

  2. Steph Mcgarty Posted July 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Would be interested in quart jar if they release them

  3. Margie Posted September 6, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Why do the jars say 1913-1915?

    • Fillmore Container Posted September 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

      1913 – 1915 were the original years that this particular design was being used. After 1915 the design was changed. 2013 marks 100 years since the beginning of this design. These “new” jars were designed to celebrate that milestone.

  4. Wendy Posted October 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Any news yet on the availability of the quart blue ones? I’m getting married in May 2014 and would really prefer to buy a lot of the quart ones vs the pint!

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      We anticipate a new jar to be added to Ball’s Heritage collection in Spring 2014. We have not been told what size jar this will be. As soon as we have an update we will announce it on our blog and via Facebook and Twitter. Check back later this fall for an update. We may be able to allow backorders for orders that would only involve those jars.

  5. Bonni Erickson Posted January 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Also looking for roughly 50 quart-size for a June 1 wedding. Please let me know!

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bonni,
      We have quart jars available.
      But, we don’t have any quart size in the Ball Limited Edition Blue jars. Currently the Ball Blue jars only come in pint size. However, Ball will be adding new jar sizes to the Limited Edition Blue Jars this spring. As soon as we know what size the new jar will be, we will announce it here on our blog. Thanks for reaching out!

  6. Martha Gunnoe Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I bought my 100 year jar at a craft sale (with cocoa mix) and was hoping it was worth $$$. I have a collection of blue jars so I’ll treasure this one and hope to get others in ’14 and ’15. Thanks for the explanation.

  7. Deb Posted January 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Also looking for quart size blue jars…. Wedding in June. Is there a waiting list we can put our name on at this point… I would like to know as soon as you know!!

  8. stacie Ash Posted March 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    why do you have 1913 – 1915 on the jars? That doesn’t make sense because that is not 100 years that’s 2 years?

    • Fillmore Container Posted March 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Stacie,

      1913-1915 represents the years that the original Perfect Mason jar was in production.

    • Bernard Posted June 21, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      1913-Perfet was released by Ball,
      1914-Perfection was released by Ball,
      1915-Improved was released by Ball.
      My guess is that the next jar will be an amber Improved. Hopefully, the will be in pint and WM quart sizes just like the this year’s Perfection jars.

      • Robert Lovins Posted December 12, 2016 at 7:21 am | Permalink

        I have a purple pint sized heritage “improved” mason jar. Any info on these?

        • Fillmore Container Posted December 13, 2016 at 9:11 am | Permalink

          Hi Robert, I don’t have any official information on those. While some were made by Ball, I am aware that there have been some companies doing replicas of those vintage styles; in a variety of shades. It’s difficult to determine which online sources are valid these days, and it’s difficult to find a complete guide. However, this link may be of help.

  9. kathy Posted September 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Can you please express to the company all the interest in Blue quart jars. I would sure be worth it to them to produce these.

  10. jenny Posted October 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Sooo, did they not release the blue quart size? Was just searching and I can’t find anything anywhere

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jenny,
      Currently, the blue heritage collection jars are not available in quart size. The blue jars are only available in pint size.

  11. Kathy Conrad Posted January 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Any blue heritage jars in quart size yet?

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kathy,

      The blue jars are only available in pint size. Sorry.

  12. robby Posted February 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I found qt. Size in the green

  13. Beverly Shover Posted November 8, 2015 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Does the Ball Company still use cobalt in the glass process of the blue jars. I think I read an article that under high temperatures caused cracking in some of the old blue jars. I just would like the quart size for flower vases at a wedding. I have bought several of the pint size just in case I won’t be able to get any quarts in 2016.

  14. Roeena D Jones Posted August 13, 2016 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Feel like a fool. I just bought a bunch of purple jars in pint and quart with 1913 1015 was told they were miss prints. Now I have lots only thing good for is decorations is that true?

    • Fillmore Container Posted August 15, 2016 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

      Hello Roeena, If they were from Ball or manufactured by Ball, it doesn’t seem likely that they would’ve gotten into circulation as misprints. The Purple Jars of the Heritage Edition should read “1913 – 1915”. These fresh lines of jars are in celebration of 100 years of jar production. If they’re made by Ball, you can certainly use them for preserving foods. Their heritage line of canning jars are designed to work just as well as their clear canning jars.

  15. Amanda Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    I have one of these but mine is green, not blue?

  16. Sundee Bush Posted September 29, 2018 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I have 3 purple Ball wide mouth Mason jars labeled”improved”. The date says 100 yrs but dates are 1913-1915. 2 years? Or is this time frame when you “hit” 100 6rs?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sundee,
      Ball developed the Heritage Collection (purple jars) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the development of a series of jars, designed by the Ball brothers, each intended to be better than the one before. 1913 saw the launch of the first true “Perfect Mason” jar. In 1914 “PERFECTION,” jars were released and then “IMPROVED” jars in 1915. You can read our full blog post about these jars, which are actually no longer available, here.

  17. Cory Minefee Posted March 22, 2019 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I have a Ball jar 100 year anniversary.on the front of the jar say Ball -perfection the back says 1913-1915,100 years of American heritage,made in u.s.a. that’s only 2 years1913/1915 what’s this jar worth

    • Fillmore Container Posted March 25, 2019 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cory,
      Ball developed the limited edition Heritage Collection in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the development of a series of jars. Ball jars originally designed by the Ball brothers, each intended to be better than the one before. The dates 1913 – 1915 represent the development of the jars. 1913 saw the launch of the first true “Perfect Mason” jar. In 1914 “PERFECTION,” jars were released and then “IMPROVED” jars in 1915. The limited edition 100th anniversary jars were released a few years ago in a few colors – green, purple and blue. We are sold out of all of these jars. When they were in stock they sold for around $9 a case (4 to a case).

  18. John Posted June 30, 2019 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    What’s the deal with the 1913-1915 100 year Anniversary
    Is it 1913 or 1915 just Curious

    • Fillmore Container Posted July 2, 2019 at 7:54 am | Permalink

      Hi John,
      1913 – 1915 were the original years that this particular design was being used. After 1915 the design was changed.

  19. Thomas Posted August 5, 2019 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    The verbiage on the bottle has me baffled, (“1913-1915 100 YEARS OF AMERICAN HERITAGE MADE IN THE U. S. A.”)

    • Fillmore Container Posted August 14, 2019 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

      Hi Thomas,
      Hi John,
      1913 – 1915 were the original years that this particular design was being used. After 1915 the design was changed.

  20. Debra McIver Posted October 3, 2019 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I have a few “purple” Ball Improved 1913-1915 100 yrs. of American Heritage Made in the USA. Measurements are on the side. Does anyone know what they are worth?

  21. Lori Gunter Posted October 8, 2019 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Hello. I have a question. Was there a blue squatty half pint jar made for the 100th anniversary ? I swore I seen them at Walmart and now not able to find. I know they have clear ones. Thank you