Hamm’s Bear Bank,circa 1950

Question:
Hi, I have a Hamm’s Bear Bank,circa 1950. The only thing is that both legs were broken & replaced, so it now has cracks in them showing they were broken. What would the value of this be if I had wanted to sell it? What can I expect to get if I placed it for sale? I will be anxiously awaiting your response. Thank you, CHERYL

Answer: Hi Cheryl

they usually sell for 300 or better in mint condition, I would expect it to bring less than half that. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing B1403, designer Belle Kogan and 4902

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i have a 12 swivel arm cast iron plant stand marked 4902- and different #s for different parts, it has on it Red Wing pots marked B1403, colors are green, yellow, and yellow fleck. is this a set, or a compilation, and approx value? Sorry no photos avaialable Lance

Answer: Hi Lance

I don’t know of Red Wing offering any swivel arm plant stand. The 3 planters on it are from around 1953, and have a value of 25.00 each. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing Vase 3019, Decorator line

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Hello, this vase,#3019,is 12"h x 15"w. On the base , near the edge, there is an impression that looks like a capital "L". Is there any significance to this ? The pot has shades of green , crystaline glaze . What is the desireability & value of this piece ? Thank You, Randy

Answer: Hi Randy

this one is part of the decorator line, circa 1959, designed by charles murphy. they are pretty collectible, value on this one is around 400.00 or so, thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing Magnolia Vase

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I bought this beautiful vase at an auction, only knowing it was a Red Wing piece, later learning that it’s from the magnolia series. It is 10 1/2 inches tall and 4" in diameter, larger than most magnolia pieces I’ve seen since buying this one. It is in perfect condition. What is its value? Thank you, Ann

Answer: Hi Ann

the magnolia line was pretty popular, with a lot of different shapes. This one is worth around 75.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Indian Chief and Indian Woman bookends marked Red Wing

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I have a pair of bookends finished with a dark brown glaze. On one bookend is a seated Indian Chief and on the other a seated Indian woman. "Red Wing" is written into a small area beneath the woman. There are numerous indentions into the clay which look like a sharpened pencil was inserted– I’m guessing it was to keep the clay from exploding during firing due to excess thickness. Any idea whether these are made by Red Wing??? They are rather "arts and crafts" looking. Frank

 

Answer: Hi Frank

hard to say for sure, it’s not a listed factory item. some items were made at the factory by workers that we call lunch hour pieces, not a catalog piece. If the clay is red, it could be a sewer tile item as well. A pic would be most helpful, if you can do that. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing USA 1264

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My mom gave me this Red Wing planter with a plant in it many years ago. The planter looks to be in excellent shape and is a lighter green color. It is marked Red Wing USA 1264. I would like to know about when it was made and the approximate value please. Thank you. Sophie

Answer: Hi Sophie

this shape is from 1946, and has a value of around 35.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing Stoneware vase, bottom marked

Question:
I have this vase that is approx 11" tall and 21" around at its widest point. On the bottom it has a blue stamp saying red wing union stoneware but no number that I can tell. It is tan and blue textured flowers on the outside. Please help me figure out what collection it came out of, its worth, and also how old it is. Keysha

Answer: Hi Keysha

this is from the brushed ware line, circa 1930, it is shape #133, with a value of around 120.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

 

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