4 gallon red wing crock

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Question:
Hi I have a nice 4 gallon red wing crock with no cracks or hair lines. The crock is in very nice condition with nice coloring on the 4 and the wing and the oval. The wing is a large wing not a small one, but the oval that saids Red wing Minn. Is upside down, Ive been trying to find Similar ones and its been very hard to. Im guessing they dint make a lot like this. I was wondering if You Could give me a idea of what the value of this crock maybe. Thanks, Jesse

 

Answer: Jesse, your 4 gallon Red Wing crock has a value between $75 & $100. The upside down oval may or may not ad a little value, but either way we are close to what it is worth. Al Kohlman

4 Gallon Red Wing Crock

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I have a chance to buy a Red Wing 4 gallon pot. It has a big "4" on it and the red wing logo. Cream glaze color. No cracks or chips. What do you think it’s worth – I had heard that the 4 gallon is more rare? Thank you Alisa

 

Answer: Lisa, a 4 gallon Red Wing crock is not more rare. A 4 gallon Red Wing jug is a tougher jug to find than the 3 or 5 gallon Red Wing jug. When someone needed a large jug, they usually asked for a 5 gallon jug. If the store was out of 5 gallon jugs, they were asked if a 4 gallon would do. The same would have happened if they wanted the smaller of the three jugs and where told they were all out of 3′s would a 4 gallon work for them. With crocks, there were many more gallon sizes to choose from, and therefore you could usually find the size that would meet your needs. Therefore I am sure the person who mention the 4 being more rare was referring to the Red Wing jugs and not the crocks. A 4 gallon Red Wing crock in perfect condition would carry a value between $60 & $90. Al Kohlman