Red WIng M-1453, Charles Murphy designer

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I just bought a piece of pottery at an antique store and it says Red Wing USA M1453 on the bottom. The antique store said it was a Banana Leaf tray made in 1954. It has a green top and yellow underside with raised leaf veins. It appears to have no flaws although I am suspicious of on area on the edge that might have been smoothed although looking at it you wouldn’t know unless you rubbed your finger over it. I paid 46.28 with tax and it goes very well with my decor but I am wondering if the price was accurate and if there are other pieces out there that I might look for. Thank-you Barb Gerlach

Answer: Hi Barb

some Red Wing has some minor flaws. the date is correct, from 1954, a design by Charles Murphy. The price seems to be about right. There are a couple other similiar shapes, M1445, and M1446, both bowls as well. I think the glaze color is woodland green. happy hunting, thanks, steve n rose

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5 gallon Water Cooler

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Our church has a 5 gallon Red Wing water cooler with what appears to be the original lid. The lid has a "chip" on the edge about the size of a quarter. There are no other cracks. Both handles are fine. A date has been painted on the front of it. We are in need of funds to build a new community building and would be interested in sell this water cooler. Could you give us an idea of how much it is worth? And the best way to "advertise" it for sale? Thanks Dorothy
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can you tell me about the piece with the brick moulding on it, there looks to be a area shown in picture where there was supposed to be handles on the piece but looks like there was a mistake with the final product, the bottom looks regular, i bought it at a auction, someone tried to buy it after the auction for than i paid but i did not sell, the other piece is a common bottom marked pitcher. thanks

joel
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3 gallon Elephant Ear Crock

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I am trying to find the approximate value of a 3 Gallon Elephant Ear crock. It is in good condition but has only the "3" and the "Elephant Ear" markings with no oval or round stamp on the crock. It does not have the salt glaze finish and no side handles either. Donna
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1/2 gallon Red Wing Brown top whisky jug

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i have a pot i believe to be a 1/2 gallon red wing brown top whisky jug but not sure its cylinder in shape until the top which come to point where cork would go and theres handle, i could send a pic through phone if i knew your email, but what do you think this item would sell for? Devon

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15 gallon Red Wing Union Stoneware Crock

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I have a 15 gal red wing union stoneware crock with lid. The handles and not cracked on the crock or lid. It is in excellent shape. The lid has flower petals forming a flower around the handle. I was wondering how old it is, and how much it is worth. Jill
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Frontenac: plate, cups, saucers, creamer, sugar bowl, salt and pepper, serving bowl

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I have a set of dishes from my grandmother and I can not seem to find the pattern name. Also can you help me with a possible value? I have 8 dinner plates (one chipped), eight salad plates, eight coffe cups + saucers, cream pitcher & sugar bowl, salt and pepper shaker (used condition) and a small serving bowl (hairline crack). Some have the red wing on the back, some are just printed with red wing. Robin

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6, 12, 2 gallon crocks

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I have several crocks that have been passed down through the family. I would like to have some idea of what they’re worth. I have a 6, 12,10 & 2 gal crock. They have the red wing label on the front and on the side it has patened mark of 1915. They also have handles on them. I would like a general idea of their value. Thanks for your help. Pat Meredith
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Deer Frog Console Bowl in yellow

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I order a bowl for the Deer frog console bowl, (mine broke), I received one that is yellow, glased. I was under standing that they were only made in a creamy matte color, It this correct or were that other colors. It does have some makings, but very hard to see. if it is orginal I am okay with it, but if it is a fake, I want to let the seller know. Jill

Answer: Hi Jill

the Deer frog/console bowl was very popular, and done for many years. It does come in several different glazes, so it is an original Red Wing item. thanks, steve n rose

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