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17 Most Valuable Vintage Planters Peanut Jar Worth Money

Have you heard the joke about environmentalists and peanut butter?

They use several gallons of water to clean the jar so they can recycle it! But water waste aside, mason jars, plastic peanut packaging, and other condiment containers can be conveniently repurposed. But the most valuable vintage Planters peanut jars were made of glass!

Let’s check some out.

Most rare Vintage Planters Peanut Jar Worth Money

1. Vintage Ceramic Mr. Peanut Planters Jar Removable Hat

Vintage Ceramic Mr. Peanut Planters Jar Removable Hat

Mr. Peanut was the official mascot of Planters Peanuts for 104 years, and his dramatic death caused quite a stir. But the ad ends with a new baby peanut being born, so we haven’t seen the last of him. And we can still enjoy his image on the valuable vintage Planters Peanut jars.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1980s
  • Value: $157.97

While the most valuable vintage Planters peanut jars were released from the 1930s to the 1950s, newer pieces can be precious too. This 1980s ceramic is visually appealing and has monetary makings as well. The hat is removable and the colors are still as vivid as ever.

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2. Planters Peanut Jar Vintage 1982 Clear Jar

Planters Peanut Jar Vintage 1982 Clear Jar

Can you buy antiques on Amazon? Apparently, yes! And this 1982 Planters peanut jar is popular. You’ll have to double-check the quality and condition though, because this jar pops up all over the net, with prices ranging from 99 cents to hundreds of dollars. Heads up!

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1982
  • Value: $39.99

This jar is slimmer and more streamlined than typical Planters peanut jars. They tended t be rounder and more bulbous. And while the jar doesn’t have the brand name anywhere on its surface, the lid is embossed with that instantly recognizable mascot, Mr. Peanut himself!

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3. Mr. Peanut Hard Plastic Clear Measuring Cup Vintage Scarce

Mr. Peanut Hard Plastic Clear Measuring Cup Vintage Scarce

While Planters jars are the ticket item at auctions, you can sometimes get a good deal on other Planters souvenirs. The most common finds are glass jars, so other categories of Planters memorabilia can fetch good rates. Take this double-spout plastic measuring cup.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1950s
  • Value: $131.74

The cup doesn’t have a lid. And being plastic, its material value is less than glass. But as a rarity, it gets a good price. The cup is about 4” tall, with the name and logo on the front and the measurements at the back. The top hat forms a decorative rim halfway down the cup.

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4. Large Vintage/Antique Planters Peanuts Fish Bowl Glass Jar

Large VintageAntique Planters Peanuts Fish Bowl Glass Jar

Some people love being associated with their favorite brand. Others resent the free advertising and product placement. So if you’re one of the latter, you might appreciate the subtlety on this Planters peanut jar. At first glance, it seems like any generic fishbowl.

  • Brand: Planters
  • Year: 1920s/1930s
  • Value: $225

But if you take a look near the base of the jar, you can see the Planters brand name. It has some air bubbles, which was typical of Depression Glass. It’s also stamped with ‘Made in the USA’. It has a few chips, but it’s in good condition overall and should attract decent bids.

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5. Planters Pennant Salted Peanuts Pink Depression Glass + Figurine

Planters Pennant Salted Peanuts Pink Depression Glass + Figurine

During the Great Depression, glass manufacturers partnered with name brands to offer cheap glass trinkets to the public. This low-grade colored glass was intended to lift society’s spirits, and the pieces were often given away as free prizes when you bought certain brands.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1930s
  • Value: $965

This Planters peanut jar is a perfect example of the style. It’s in pink glass, which is prized by collectors. And it comes as a set with a painted Mr. Peanut figurine molded from cast iron. He stands 8″ tall. The pink jar is embossed with the words Planters Pennants Salted Peanuts.

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6. Planters Peanut Display Jar 5¢ Sold Only In Printed Red Planters Bags

Planters Peanut Display Jar 5¢ Sold Only In Printed Red Planters Bags

We all have Tupperware whose lids are mysteriously missing. And the more careful among us are meticulous about storing the covers … but we just lose those plastic pots instead! But in the vintage space, lidless jars can still be worth a good bit (although the lid does ass value).

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1930s
  • Value: $159

This jar is one of the Depression Glass originals. You can tell by the words embossed on the side: “Sold Only in Printed Red Pnaters Bags.” The jar also has the words ‘Planters Pennant 5-cent Salted Peanuts” so you know it’s authentic. These jars often had a peanut knobbed lid.

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7. Planters Running Mr. Peanut Jar

Planters Running Mr. Peanut Jar

Depression Glass was deliberately fragile and low-grade to keep costs down during that economic downturn. And because people are visually attracted to pretty colors, they probably valued (and used) them more often. That might be why the clear ones survived.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1930s
  • Value: $157.50

That said, this pink Mr. Peanut jar has remained miraculously intact over the years. It has the peanut knob on its like and a barrel-shaped silhouette. It’s 10” tall including the lid and 6 ¾ inches wide at its broadest point. The bottom has a few air bubbles that verify the piece.

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8. Pennant Planters Peanuts Ceramic Jar Antique Container

Pennant Planters Peanuts Ceramic Jar Antique Container

Here’s another sample of a ceramic souvenir from Planters Peanuts. These ceramic pieces are relatively newer than the clear glass ones. The jar is beige, has its lid intact, and has Mr. Peanut painted on the side in blue. It’s a well-used jar and some of the chips are repaired.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: Unknown
  • Value: $176.59

The jar is 9.25” tall and 5.25” at its widest point. It has the requisite peanut knob on the lid with some water damage causing cracks and stains at the bottom of the jar. Unfortunately, the stains seep through the baked clay, so you can see them from the inside and the outside.

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9. Planters Pink Cookie Jar Mr. Peanut Large Pink Glass Jar No Lid

Planters Pink Cookie Jar Mr. Peanut Large Pink Glass Jar No Lid

Here’s another lidless beauty. But it still makes it into the ranks of the most valuable vintage Planters peanut jars. Remember, depression glass used cheerful colors and detailed designs to make up for the low-quality production. The glass was molded instead of being blown.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1930s
  • Value: $102.46

This meant manufacturers could produce intricate patterns and persuasive textures en masse. This jar halved peanut shells molded on the four corners of the jar, making it a pleasure to touch, or even just to look at. So even without its original lid, it sells for a generous amount.

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10. Vintage Planter’s Peanuts Glass Jar

Vintage Planter's Peanuts Glass Jar

Branding is everything. It’s why you’ll pay hundreds of dollars more for a bag or t-shirt if it says Gucci or YSL on it, even though it’s all the same knitted cotton. That factor applies especially to mason jars like this Planters Peanuts specimen. After all, that glass is so thin!

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1940s
  • Value: $135

But because this is a designated jar with a trademark green lid, the price shoots up. The jar has a lop-sided bottom with Planters embossed diagonally across the front. The green metal lid has instructions, a logo, and Mr. Peanuts himself, but with a little rust damage and dents.

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11. Vintage Rare Planters Peanuts Ceramic Cookie Jar With Lid

Vintage Rare Planters Peanuts Ceramic Cookie Jar With Lid

Merchandise (aka merch) is a form of personal branding. You buy the item to advertise your affiliation with the brand, and in the process, you’re offering them free advertising – that you’re paying them for! That can make it tough to objectively evaluate branded items.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1970s
  • Value: $99.99

Glass Planters jars were mainly emotional and functional, to reward you with pleasure and bragging rights. But their ceramic offerings were openly advertorial. This barrel-shaped one from the 1970s has the same color scheme as the jar we saw earlier, but its body is curvy.

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12. The Nut House Jar General Store Lance Planters Mr. Peanut Large

The Nut House Jar General Store Lance Planters Mr. Peanut Large

Some Planters peanut jars had a round middle and flat sides. These were described as fishbowl jars or football jars. But one of the most valuable vintage Planters peanut jars is the Nut House jar. It’s rounder than the others and has an image of the Nut House embossed on it.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1950s
  • Value: $355

In the same way that distributors today will penalize you for putting rival products in their branded fridges, this Planters jar was exclusive. The writing on the side warned against putting any other products in the jar. It was purely for products from The Nut House.

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13. Vintage Clear Glass Planters Mr. Peanut Jar with Lid Red and White

Vintage Clear Glass Planters Mr. Peanut Jar with Lid Red and White

As time passed, commercial manufacturing meant items could be produced at lower costs. But this branded merchandise was often cheaper, lower grade, and generic. Jars could have plain, flat sides that could be intermingled between brands, with the logo printed on instead.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1950s
  • Value: $68

This Planters peanuts jar falls in that category. It’s a plain glass piece with flat sides, a rounded bottom, and an interchangeable lid. Its collector’s value comes from the red and white label printed on the glass. The jar is 10” tall including the lid and nearly 7” in diameter.

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14. Vintage Planters Peanut Shaped Jar Medco Products NY

Vintage Planters Peanut Shaped Jar Medco Products NY

Planters peanut jars were generally sold in Planters packaging or given away as gifts with Planters purchases. But sometimes, Planters partnered with affiliates like The Nut House or Medco to make customized jars for their products. This was often written on the jar itself.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: Unknown
  • Value: $125

 

This Medco Planters jar is an especially cute one because its textured curves are fun to look at (and sensual to handle too!). The entire jar is shaped like a peanut, with a cinched waist and a metal lid. The bottom of the jar is branded Medco while the top is blue and white.

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15. Streamline Mr. Peanuts Planters Glass Jar

Streamline Mr. Peanuts Planters Glass Jar

Once Planters stepped away from carved jars, they used simpler methods to label their merch. These techniques can be useful for collectors because you can identify the piece and evaluate it at a glance. But it can also be a downside because the tactics are easy to fake.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1937
  • Value: $49.99

This streamlined jar was especially popular. It’s a square jar with straight sides and rounded corners. The lid was green with yellow detail and the simplistic branding was printed in gold letters towards the top and bottom of the jar. But this one has no lid so the price sinks lower.

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16. Planters Mr. Peanut Octagon Embossed Glass Jar Red Pennant Bags

Planters Mr. Peanut Octagon Embossed Glass Jar Red Pennant Bags

When you’re shopping for vintage items, it helps to work with an expert and look things up. This is because the prettiest pieces aren’t always the most valuable. Take this one as an example. That roaring red figurine on top of the peanut jar is sure to grab your attention.

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1950s
  • Value: $199.99

But while it’s a gorgeous and valuable specimen, it’s priced lower than other Planters peanut jars. The jar itself is an octagon with Mr. Peanut embossed on the sides. Other than that, it’s rather plain except for replaced wooden lid and the miniature statue of Mr. Peanut on top.

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17. Vintage Planters Mr. Peanut Large Counter Top Display Plastic 12”

Vintage Planters Mr. Peanut Large Counter Top Display Plastic 12”

Let’s close this list with a plastic piece. In material terms, it’s not very valuable – the plastic is quite cheap. But as a collectible, it’s likely to gain value over time. Plus, those pretty colors will look good on your display, especially in the right type of (neon) lighting.#

  • Brand: Planters Peanuts
  • Year: 1979
  • Value: $38

Now that Mr. Peanut is dead, this could make an interesting piece for speculation. The item is see-through plastic in yellow and blue and depicts Mr. Peanut with his trademark monocle and top hat. It’s slightly over one foot tall and the hat is removable. But watch that sticker!

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Do you have any Peanut Planters Jar favorites? Tell us about them in the comments!

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