Desert Sun Dinnerware pieces

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Desert Sun dinnerware set; My set has:
12 dinner plates, I rate 3 in excellent and 9 in good condition.
12 salad plates, 3 excellent, 6 good, 3 fair.
7 cups and saucers all in excellent, 8th cup in fair.
5 bowls, 1 good, 3 fair, 1 poor but useable.
sugar and creamer in excellent.
A large two sided 4 in high, elongated with squared handles, server in excellent.
1 serving platter, elongated, with square handles in good.

My local antique dealer showed me a book with plates in this patern valued at $6-12, cups & saucer $7-10, sugar and creamer $15-25, small bowls $15-18. I did not realize I had the seving dish and the serving platter so I did not note the price. Do these prices sound current, what does it sound like my set might be worth? I saw 4 salad plates sell for $40 on E-Bay. Thank You Ross

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Pink Spice dinnerware set

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I have over 40 pieces of the Pink Spice dinnerware set. I have the gravy server, the cream and sugar dishes, the salt and pepper and both shapes of plates and bowls and te split server dishes. So much I can’t remeber it all. I want to sell it and i was wondering about how much the set might be worth. Or if you have anyone interested in it. If so I could get the set out and iventory it and take pictures. Thank you Julie

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Basket weave bowl marked “BE” and “Red Wing”

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I found a yellow bowl with a basketweave pattern at an estate sale here in Minnesota. The rim is wavy but inconsistent. There are three tiny green pinmarks. It is stamped ‘RED WING USA’ but the initials ‘BE’ are inscribed by hand on top of the stamp. Thanks. If you’d like to see more photos, see http://s265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/sabarry/20101017/red%20wing%20bowl/?start=all

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Bob White Pitcher, 12 inch

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We wondered the value of a Red Wing USA 12 inch tall pitcher with a partridge painted on one side and waterlily pods on the other. See photo attached. It is in excellent condition. How do I view the response on the website. Never done this before. Must I pay to be a member? Kay

Previous Question for Value:

http://www.redwingcollectors.org/content/view/954/117/

FAQ on selling:

http://www.redwingcollectors.org/content/view/1168/153/

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Normandy Apple plates

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My mother left me with some Red Wing Dishes. I know they are Red Wing because they say so on the back and have the red wind painted on all of them. The only other writing on the back says hand painted. There are 4ea of the 6" plates, 4ea of the 10" plates and 1 of a 14" platter. The design on the plates are an apple. Any idea if these are worth anything and how would I go about selling for the best price if they are?? Kay

 

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Capistrano Divided Veggie tray

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I acquired a stamped on bottom Red Wing dish with 2 sections, each has what appears to be a black and yellow bird with fruit. The pottery has a screen texture with white glaze. It measures 13 1/2" x 8". What can you tell me about this piece? Thanks. Kendra

 

Answer: Capistrano was introduced in 1953 and was made into the early 1960s. This pattern was designed by Charles Murphy. Murphy was Red Wing’s principal designer from 1941 until the close of the business in 1967. Value for this pitcher is $50-75 if it in excellent, undamaged condition. The value below for your pieces is based on mint condition.

 

Divided Vegetable Dish $20-25

Any damage (chips, cracks, crazing, hairlines) will diminsh the value by more than half.

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Red Wing bowl

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I have a Red Wing bowl I picked up at a yard sale years ago just because we liked the look of it. It is marked Red Wing USA on the bottom. It is 12"x11"X6" and a speckled tan color. Not only is it oblong but the top rim actually has a wave to it. There is a 1/4" chip on the bottom base and about 1/16" (or smaller) chip on the top rim. Both are not easily visible unless one tries to find them. Otherwise the condition is good.

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http://www.redwingcollectors.org/content/view/579/117/

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