Seems Everyone's Falling for Jars Lately ~ Fruit Jar Collecting Hobby Is Growing

[Screen shot of the 'jar-ticle' on the NY Times website.]

From New York to Kentucky, and Beyond!

Hey, didja-see-this? Antique Fruit Jars were featured in the New York Times. Yep, New York City!

The paper ran a nice article in the Business Section about the current trendiness of jars. When it came to some history they consulted our hobby's own Doug Leybourne. 

Read the article here. [Hat-Tip to Larry Munson for sharing this scoop.]

And FRUIT JARS were notably showcased at this year's FOHBC National Bottle Show in Kentucky. Starting with Ball jars as part of the opening night banquet table centerpieces, jars made several stand-out appearances.

[Photo by Joe Coulson]

The Run for the Roses competition, where collectors submit their best items to be judged, has several categories. This year that list included Wax Sealer Fruit Jars. Jerry McCann won for this entry of an A. Stone & Co. jar.

See photos of all the competition's entries and winners here.

[Ron Hands' display - Photo from]

Ron Hands set up a crowd-pleasing display of rare Early American Wax Sealers.

[Tom Sproat's display - Photo from]

Tom Sproat won Most Educational Display with his exhibit of 19th century glassmaking tools which included... yep - jars!

See pix of all the Nat'l Show displays here.

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Jerry McCann also gave one of the educational seminars, titled Mid-1800s, The Evolution of Bottles Through Fruit Jars. His talk was very well attended, another sign of jar-love!

See pix and info from all of the seminars here.

Jars were well represented on the sales floor, too, by the several dealers selling, and of course the many collectors in attendance. These dealer's-table photos were taken by Joe Coulson, who also won an award in the FOHBC's Best Newsletter contest -- Congrats, Joe!

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