Without a picture of the jar and its marks, it is very difficult to determine if your particular jar is worth anything. Many people collect Mason Jars that vary in value from a few to hundreds of dollars. I know that certain colors are more rare than others and obviously, condition has a lot to do with value also. I don't collect the jars, but the history behind them has always interested me. November 30, 1858 is the year that Mason obtained a patent for his jars and about 20 years later, that patent was sold to someone else. Here are a couple of places you might investigate: www.balljarcollectorscommunitycenter.yuku.com
(If I remember correctly, there is a section about "non-Ball jars" and you also might post a picture of your jar and ask for help. Some people on that sight are pretty knowledgeable.) and in Kyle Husfloen's book Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2008 Price Guide
, there are a few pages devoted to Mason Jars. The book isn't too expensive to purchase and although you're looking for a specific topic, the book is really interesting. Perhaps a library would have a copy also. I can't locate my copy, so I can't give you details. Good Luck!