What do you think about the new idea of creating an instant collectible Ball Jar by including a "First 100 Cases Produced" certificate of authenticity in the package?
This was recently done with the 5 different packages of Ball Vintage Style Jars shown here:
From the description of one of the styles:
These limited edition Purple Heritage Collection Regular Mouth Pint Jars represent one of the first 100 cases produced. Each case is accompanied by a numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity and is identical to the standard case of Purple Pint Jars in all other respects. These jars are a 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. Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Chris Scherzinger - President and CEO of Jarden Home Brands at the time of production.
I have not made a purchase yet because they carry a premium price, but this seems like an instant collectible.