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    F. & J. Heinz Greek Key Design Label Display Jar for Pickled Onions After the banking panic of 1875, H. J. Heinz went into bankruptcy, but began again with his cousin Frederick and produced a product line under the F. & J. Heinz label. This unusual Greek Key glass jar is approximately 10 1/2" tall and sits flat, where some more common versions would be pedestaled at the bottom. Wider at the top than the bottom, the neck and lid both have the Greek Key design along with a frosted lid base and neck. The clear glass jar, in this case displaying the 1875 label for pickled onions, was used by Heinz to show his quality products. Unlike his competitors, Heinz did not use extra fillers and often tried different display jars in the marketing of his products. Other producers of similar products used darker blue or green bottles so the fillers were not obvious. This is a fine example of Heinz's early marketing strategy. It is in rare form, with no chips or problems.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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