Red Wing Planter 202, inital BB

Question:
I have a Red Wing Planter that belonged to my grandmother. (see Photo) The planter is about 7 inch tall and 8 inch diameter. Grape vine pattern. Bottom is stampled Red Wing USA 308 and the initials BB. I can not seem to find one like this anywhere and would like to know more about it and its potential value.

Answre: Hello

this shape dates around 1966. it could be a hobby shop item, some molds were used by other places after the factory was closed. The glaze doesn’t appear to be red wing, so I think this is the case. value is around 30.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 1218 and 1012, Magnolia Line

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I have a redwing pitcher and vase I just picked up and I would like to know everything about them. The pitcher is 7" by 4" and the vase is 8-1/2" by 5". There is a thin stress crack on the top of the pitchers handle where it meets the body and there is some slight wear on the bottom of the vase. Both also have a purple patina around the designs. The bottom the the vase says-top to bottom-(1218 Red Wing USA) and the pitcher says (Red Wing USA 1012). If you could tell me when they were made and what they are valued at, that would be great thanks. Brad

Answer: Hi Brad

these are part of the magnolia line, circa 1940. the glaze is called antiqued ivory. Value for the vase, around 45.00. the pitcher, with the crack, around 15.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Elk Crock or Stag Crock – Lobby or Sand Jar

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Hi, My wife and I have a Elk Crock or Stag Crock, shows a picture of Doe with it, and some pine trees forest.. Neat looking old crock. Its really got some great deep detail, looks really super nice. No cracks or chips anywhere . The measurements are 15 inches tall and 12 inches across the top. Can you tell us more about the crock? Thanks. Carmella

Answer: Hi Carmella

Red Wing did make the Stag/Doe sand jar, from the brushed ware line, circa 1930. The only problem is, another company made them as well. Unless it’s marked on lthe bottom, it’s pretty hard to tell who made what. Unmarked, value around 250.00, marked around 400.00. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing M 1594 planter, Charles Murphy

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3 of 3 – the next piece – a small green planter – was used as a planter and I need to do a better job cleaning it…the middle still has some dirt stuck to it. The bottom is stamped m1594. Anna

Answer: Hi Anna

this planter dates to 1958, designed by charles murphy. Value is around 20.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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M -1464 King Shape vase, Charles Murphy Designer

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2 of 3, this one the bottom is stamped M1464. I should mention that none of these pieces are chipped or damaged, though the next piece – a small green planter – was used as a planter and I need to do a better job cleaning it…the middle still has some dirt stuck to it. Anna

Answer: this one is another murphy item, from 1954, the ‘king" there is a queen that goes along with him. value is around 150.00 on this one.

 

thanks, steve n rose

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Rooster Shape, M1438, blue speckle – Charles Murphy Designer

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My grandfather passed away and we are trying to sell some of the things he left in order to pay of his debts and estate. He was a bit of a pack rat, so I have, right now, three red wing pottery items and was wondering if they are worth anything??? The first item is this rooster. It says M1438 on the bottom. Thanks, Anna Mosca 1 of 3

Answer: anna

same on this one, murphy design, from 1953, value on this one 150.00 as well. thanks, steve n rose

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Prismatique Bowl #791, marked wih L on bottom

Question:
Hi, I just found a Prismatique bowl with the raised makers mark numbered 791. The unusual aspect of this piece is the hand engraved letters and numbers above the RW M/M. I will attach pictures but they didn’t come out the very best but it should give you an idea of what I’m talking about. I believe this could be an engraved glaze formula??? possibly?? It is UNDER the glaze. The engraving says – top line – Lil (or Li1) under that is the number- 76 The black stuff on it came off with no problem but there are two chips in the piece. Any information on the engraved stuff or a estimate on value would be great. Thanks so much. Nancy I do have more pictures to send if you would like to see them. The piece is solid white.. not colorful at all like other pieces I’ve seen when I looked this up tonight.

Answer: it is a bit odd, I haven’t seen that type of mark before, and an all white color is unusual. it probably is a hobby shop piece, with the name and date, altho I haven’t seen a piece of prismatique done in a hobby shop. most glaze tests were done in ink, not engraved. Value around 40.00 or so. thanks, steve n rose

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Red Wing 861 vase pair, Belle Kogan’s 100 line

Question:
I have inherited 2 Red Wing vases numbered 861 on the bottom, Terra Cotta color, perfect condition, stand 8 1/2" tall and want to know approx value and what is the best way to sell them? B

Answer: Hi B

these are from around 1939, part of Kogan’s 100 line. ebay is usually the best way to sell, unless you can find a private collector. Value is around 35.00 each. thanks, steve n rose

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BECKER COUNTY SAND & GRAVEL CO. Red Wing Ashtray

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This 4 1/2" diameter, 1 1/8" high ashtray was made using light colored clay, similar to the color used by Red Wing. Inpressed around the rim is BECKER COUNTY SAND & GRAVEL CO. There is (was?) a company by that name in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. It’s a rather poorly made piece – lettering is partially glazed over and the backside has LOTS of glaze pops. Is it Red Wing or something else? Age? Bill

Answer: hi bill

i don’t recognize this as redwing item, i’m not sure who made this one. wish i could be of more help. thanks, steve n rose

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