Red Wing 2 gallon single P

Question

I think this is a Redwing single P 2 gallon salt crock. What would the value be on it? Dixie

Answer

Dixie, you do indeed have a Red Wing 2 gallon single P.  The decoration is a bit week.  With this being said, value $80 to $90 if unsigned.  Al Kohlman

Bob White Teapot and stand cleaning question

Question

Hello:

I recently purchased a Bob White teapot at an auction. It is in perfect condition and it came with the copper warming stand. I am wondering if the copper warming stand is indeed made out of copper? I tried to clean the copper stand using vinegar and salt, as I use on other copper items I have, and it did nothing. The copper warming stand is blotchy looking – tarnished. Is there a way to clean this? I am also missing the copper cup which sits in the holder.  The tea pot says “Red Wing, USA on the bottom and I don’t see any markings on the warmer. I paid $55.00 for the set at the auction, which I thought was a fair price as I really wanted the tea pot and the warmer was a bonus.  Thank you very much,  Kathleen Fiske

Answer

Red Wing Potteries made the Bob White teapot but they did not make the copper-colored stands. The stands and other metallic accessories were made for Red Wing by a metal works company.  These stands were not made of solid copper.  A magnet will stick to the stand, proving the primary metal is steel or iron covered by a thin copper-colored coating.

I am not aware of a cleaning method that would remove the blotchy appearance because the blotches represent damage to the coating. I would be wary of trying an abrasive cleaner because it will remove more of the thin copper coating.  A fresh layer of the copper-colored coating would be required, and the expense would likely be cost-prohibitive.  The $55 you paid for the teapot and stand is a very fair price if the teapot is in undamaged condition.

Larry

4 gallon Minnesota Stoneware Company beehive jug

Question:

Can you tell me how old this jug is? No chips, cracks or any damage. What value if any.

Thank you, Annie

Answer:

Annie your 4 gallon Minnesota Stoneware Company beehive jug was produced between 1906 & 1909.  Value would be in the area of $650 to $750.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon elephant ear beehive with the Minnesota oval

Question:

Hi all! I am looking to sell this crock and have been told it is rare. However, many are appalled by my asking price. Can you help me get in the right range? There are a couple of small chips, but not a crack in it!

Thanks! Ashley

Answer:

Ashley, your 5 gallon elephant ear beehive with the Minnesota oval is a tough find.  If it were in perfect condition you would be looking at a $5000 or so.  However to a collector the chip in the front of your jug is huge.  It takes the value of your piece to half or little less.  $1800 to $2500.  Collectors want perfect pieces and shy away from damage such as this.  Al Kohlman

Albuquerque Advertising Crock, Salt Glaze

Question:

I am attaching a photo of a Red Wing Crock I found.  I wanted to know if you could give me any more information about it. (Age, value, what is it used for?)

It is marked:
4
A.W. Cleland, Jr.
Grocer
Albuquerque

Bottom marked with Red Wing Stoneware Co.

Thank you,

Patricia

Answer:

Patricia, you have a rare one here.  It is a Red Wing salt glazed advertising piece that was produced between 1877 & 1895.  If it were in perfect condition, the value would be around $5,000 or so.  With hairline crack and chips, I think $2,500 to $3,000 is a safe bet!  Nice find.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon salt glaze leaf crock, Minnesota Stoneware, back stamped

Question:

Hello,
I have a 8 gallon salt glazed crock from my grandmother.  It has a minnesota split oval stamp and a small hairline crack on the back.  I’d like to learn about when it was made and value.  Pictures attached.

Thank you,  Sue

Answer:

Sue, your Minnesota Stoneware Company 8 gal leaf crock was produced between 1883 & 1895.  It is a good piece, but the hairline crack hurts.  $800 to $1000.  Al Kohlman

Small Ko-Rec Feeder

Answer:

I have a Red Wing KO-REC Feeder and would like to find out the approximate value of it.  I don’t know if there was a base to it, but this is the only piece I have. Thank you for your time.

Diane

Question:

Diane, your Ko-Rec Red Wing Chicken feeder would have a base.  It needs to have a base to be a complete feeder.  Without the base and if in perfect condition, the value is between $50 & $75.  Al Kohlman

909 Vase, Belle Kogan designer

Question:

My father would like me to find out what this piece is and a value. I have been trying on my own but know next to nothing on how to search. Hoping you can help me give a 87 year old some answers.

Answer: t\This is shape 909. It was designed around 1939 by Belle Kogan.  Value is around $25.00 in perfect condition.  thanks, steve n rose

Red Wing sponge band advertising pitcher

Question:

The Advertising says:  ‘READY TO SERVE, SEVERIN MATTSON, GENERAL MERCHANT, BRAHAM, MINN.”  By the spout, between the advertising and the spout, there is a slight deglaze line about 3/4 inch long, you can’t see it on the pictures, otherwise the pitcher is in excellent condition.  Does the deglaze line devalue the pitcher’s value?

Sincerely , Jon

Answer:

Jon, you have a zinc glazed Red Wing gray-line pitcher (also called sponge band) with advertising.  That de-glazed line does not affect its value.  These pitchers are down a little.  $275 to $350.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 10 inch bowl with blue lines

Question:

Can you submit this bowl as well that I picked up recently?  I think it may be a Red Wing.  It has no cracks and has a faint 10 on the bottom.  Just wondering if it is in fact Red Wing and what the value is? Pat

Answer:

Pat, you have a Red Wing 10″ white with blue lines bowl.  It was produced in the late 1920′s & into the 30′s.  With no advertising the value is around $60.  Al Kohlman