Mini Jug with Minnesota Michigan Game score paper label

Question:

I picked up this mini jug at a flea market a few weeks back for $10 and not having any luck finding information on it.

I was able to find other Red Wing Minnesota/Michigan football mini jugs with the blue stamp. This one has the paper label with the score from what I believe is the 1934 game.

It also does have what appears to be the original ribbon on it. Any information and value would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help!

Jordan

Answer:

I believe that this is a commemorative Little Brown Jug from the 1934 season commemorating the Minnesota Golden Gophers victory over Michigan 34th and nothing. The score reflects the different amount of points in each quarter. I was able to confirm that it was made by Red Wing. To a sports collector Ken Magee felt $100 to $200. I talked to a long time collector who happened to be in the museum today, and he felt that to a Red Wing collector maybe closer to $200 to $250 depending on the condition.

Michigan Bean Pot

Question:

I’m found this Bean pot for sale and I’m wondering if it is a Red Wing or not. The  site says there are only 6 known pots in Michigan could this be one?

Answer:

Only 6 bean pots from Michigan are known , they can have a value of$100-$150

4 gallon salt glaze crock

Question:

My name is Kirby and I was wondering if you can give me an age and a value on this crock.

Answer:

I would put a value of $200-$250 in mint condition. These were produced around the 1880’s.

Urbana Mini Jug

Question:

It is a miniature jug. I am presuming a souvenir from Urbana, Iowa.  Not sure what “The New OK” is.  I’m from the area and have never heard of it.  I was hoping to find out it’s approximate age and value.  I have attached a few pictures.  Thank you for your time and expertise!

Answer:

Pretty rare jug made in the teens, retail In mint condition is between $1500-$2000.  

Red Wing Stoneware Company Preserve Jars

Question:

Hello,

I have inherited 3 jars with lids with the marking RWSW on the bottom.  Best I can tell these might be Red Wing Stoneware jars but they are not marked other than the RWSW on the bottom and a ‘2’ on two of the lid knobs.  They are 5.5” high and 3 3/8” wide.  Inside they have a round mark in the center bottom.  Other than two lids having chips, they are in good condition.

The glaze is a white colored.  I have attached a number of pictures to help with the identification.

Thank you for your expertise and help.

Mary 

Answer:

These are preserve jars made by the Red Wing Stoneware Company(RWSW) marked on the bottom. Value around $40 with lids  and with no damage.

Clifford Olson

Salt Glaze Bowl

Question:

We have reason to believe this to be an unmarked Red Wing We are an estate sale company and will be selling this bowl this weekend Any help you can give with verification of Red Wing and pricing is appreciated Thanks Sharon

Answer: Yes, you have a salt glaze bread bowl. In mint condition, this bowl is worth about $2500 – 3000. Cliff Olson

Flight Salad Bowl

Question:

Larry, I have a Red Wing Flight bowl that measures nearly 11 inches across. I haven’t seen this bowl listed as part of the collection and would appreciate more information about it. There is a blemish on the inside by the far left duck. 

Thank you
Mary

Answer:

The Flight salad bowl seen in the photo is a standard production piece, though it is scarce.  The Flight brochure lists this as a 10 inch salad bowl.  Red Wing’s listed dimensions were always approximate, not exact.  The Flight pattern was introduced in 1962 and was produced for two or three years. Flight has always been one of the most popular Red Wing dinnerware patterns, and values were sky high several years ago.  But the high prices brought a lot of Flight out of storage and the increased supply caused values to decline.  But the 10″ salad bowl is a tough piece to find.  I’d estimate the current value to be around $100, maybe a bit more to a serious Flight collector.

 

Larry

Red Wing Iris pitcher, brown

Question:

I found this pitcher when we cleaned out my father’s house. It is stamped “Red Wing USA” on the bottom. It has no chips or cracks, but there is a bit of etching onone side.

Thank you!

Answer:

Red Wing Iris pitcher, value $150-$200.

Spongeband Cake Stand

Question:

Hi,  I was just left a Red Wing Gray Line Cake Holder or Cake Stand in excellent condition.  No defects just a bit of glazing wear at the base edge.  There is also crazing on the inner edge and top but seems light.  Measures 10 inches across at the base. Any idea on value?

Thanks,

Chuck

Answer: Spongeband cake stands are very rare.  $4000-$4500 retail,in mint condition.

Tidbit tray with test plates

Question:

Good Morning,

While traveling in Palm Springs earlier this month I came across the following unmarked piece.  Being a collector of Tampico, I noticed that the shape was clearly Futura.  Do you have any information on the history and value of this piece?  Thanks,

Alan

Answer: This two tiered tidbit tray was made from two test or sample plates.  The three handwritten codes on the bottom of the plate confirm this.

The plates are in the Futura shape.  The design resembles Pepe, a pattern from the DuoTone line, but the colors are different.  Perhaps consideration was given to add Pepe to the Futura line, but most likely the glazes were the focus of the test.  After testing was finished and the sample plates were no longer needed, they were drilled and made into a tidbit tray that was probably sold at the Red Wing Pottery Salesroom.  The Salesroom served as a place for Red Wing to sell seconds, overruns and various odds and ends like this tidbit tray.

It’s hard to place a value on a unique piece like this.  Collectors will appreciate a well-known pattern (Pepe) in a different color on plates from the “wrong” dinnerware line.  But the holes that were drilled to convert the plates into a tidbit tray detract from the value considerably.  If the dinner plate was intact I would estimate its value to be in the $400-600 range, maybe even higher to the right collector.  But as a tidbit tray I’d estimate the value to be no more than half as much.

Larry R

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