1027 Vase Magnolia Line

Question:

I have a Red Wing vase. On the bottom of the vase it says “Red Wing USA 1027.”  I would like to know the value of this piece.  Any indication would be appreciated.

Answer:

This is part of the Magnolia line.  Value is around $90.00 in perfect condition.  Thanks, steve n rose

Red Wing 1 gallon crock with the 4 inch wing

Question:

Al,

I have a one gallon large wing crock similar to one you commented on earlier in April.  My crock however is slightly out of round at the lip…about 3/8 wider on one axis than the other. Would that affect the value? I also see some short brown lines inside that could? be cracks, but since they are only 1 or 2 inches long and don’t appear on the exterior, I’m tempted to think they are firing flaws? How about other production flaws like pops and ripples, are they a factor? Forgive me, I really know nothing about crocks and how to grade them. I’ve sold this one twice on ebay for $500, both times to people that never intended to pay. Just want to know a fair price and description.

Thanks!

Mike

Answer:

Mike, your Red Wing 1 gallon crock with the 4 inch wing looks quite nice. From the photo, those short brown lines are from the potter when he was smoothing the clay.  These do not affect the value.  3/8″ out of round will haved miminual price affect.  Air pops depending on how large and where they are at can have an affect on price.  Appearance, detail & darkness all affect value.  From what I can see here, yours has a value between $400 & $425.  Hope this is helpful.  Al Kohlman

Apple Casserole, Gypsy Trail Hostess Ware line

Question:

Hello,

I purchased this piece of pottery the other day and it says Redwing on the bottom(barely visible in the last picture).  Is this a Gypsy Trail Ware piece?  Can you tell me a little bit about it and its value. Also, there is a very slight crack that is very hard to see, how will that affect the value?

Thank you!

Marc

Answer:

In the early 1940s Red Wing produced numerous different fruit-shaped items as part of the Gypsy Trail Hostess Ware line. These items didn’t belong to a specific Gypsy Trail pattern; they were intended to be compatible with the entire Gypsy Trail line.  Your apple casserole was introduced in 1940 along with three sizes of bowls, casseroles, cookie jars, marmalade jars and marmites in the shapes of apples, pears and pineapples. These fruit-shaped items were made for several years then phased out. By 1944 all of them were discontinued.

A turquoise 9.5 inch apple casserole in excellent condition is worth $30-35.  Any damage reduces the value of dinnerware significantly.  My rule of thumb is to reduce the value by 25 to 75% or more depending on the extent and location of the damage.  An average hairline crack would reduce the value by about 50%.  A long hairline of several inches would reduce the value by more than short hairline.  Damage is difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the item.

Larry

10 gallon drop 8 with quotation side stamped Red Wing Stoneware salt glazed crock

Question:

Hi,

I purchased this crock this morning at a garage sale in Stockton, California. I would like to know how old it is and its value. Can you help?

Warren

Answer:

Warren, you have a 10 gallon drop 8 with quotation side stamped Red Wing Stoneware salt glazed crock.  It was produced between 1877 & 1895.  The decoration is light and with the crack in the back the value is around $500.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing Sewer Pipe sample

Question:

Hi

I have this John H Rich sewer pipe as you can see the stamping is upside down please advise value Thanks Roger

Answer:

Roger, your John Rich Red Wing Sewer pipe has a value between $300 & $350.  Nice piece.  Al Kohlman

Golden Viking Dinnerware pattern

Question:

I was wondering if you can tell me how much these pieces from a set of Redwing Dinnerware – Golden Viking pattern 1956 – is worth.

9 Saucers – 4 excellent condition and 5 w/small chips
5 Cups – 3 cup excellent and 2 w/small chips
1 Butter Dish w/lid (dish is chipped)
6 Bowls – Excellent condition
1 Coffee Carafe w/lid – Excellent condition
1 Relish Dish – Excellent condition
1 Platter – Excellent condition
1 Oval Bowl – Excellent condition
4 8.5″ Plates -3 are excellent and 1 has a small chip

Would you know of any collectors that may be interested in purchasing any orf these pieces?

Thank You! Dan

Answer: Dan

Values for items shown in the photo:
Cups – These cups were not made by Red Wing and are not part of the Golden Viking pattern.
Saucers – $5-10 each
Butter Dish w/lid – $40
Sauce Bowls – $5-10 each
Coffee Carafe w/lid – $70-80
Relish Dish – $20-25
Platter – $20-25
Oval Veg Bowl – $20-25 each
8.5″ Plates – $5-10

These values are for items in excellent condition.  I do not assign dollar values to damaged items unless I have a clear image of the flaw.   Any damage will reduce the value significantly, generally by 25 to 75% depending on the extent and location of the damage.

Larry

Red Wing 5 gallon birch leaf churn

Question:

I have a Red Wing leaf 5 gallon butter churn complete with wooden dasher – all in mint condition.  The churn itself stands 18″ and the dasher (when in crock) is another 24″ above top of crock.  Can you please give me some idea of the value of this piece.  Thank you Linda

Answer:

Linda, your Red Wing 5 gallon birch leaf churn in perfect condition with the lid today, the value is in the neighborhood of $175 to $225.  Al Kohlman

4 gallon rib-cage salt glazed crock

Question:

Answer:

Anthony, the 4 gallon crock with the lazy 8 decoration that was side stamped has a greater value because of the stamp.  Salt glazed pieces were stacked in the large Kilns while the clay was too wet to be stamped.   Once the clay dried to the point when it could be stamped with out damaging the clay. only those pieces that could be reached were stamped.  Less than 20 to 30 percent of the pieces were stamped.  Finding a stamped piece of Red Wing Salt glaze is much more difficult than an unsigned piece and therefore demands a higher value.  Your 4 gallon rib- cage would have a value around $250 where a size stamped 4 gallon rib cage could fetch you $800 if in perfect condition, with good marking.  Al Kohlman

Collection of Crocks

Question:

We are sending another request to help us learn more about our crocks, as we become more anxious to learn about Red Wing crockery in general, its history and values.  Our group photo is as follows (R to L):

1- 3 gallon salt glaze with leaf. Chip in front as shown. The “encyclopedia” 2010 shows this to be rare? Is this still true?
2-  2 gallon salt glaze with target. Small hairline crack on outside but not thru to inside.
3- 3 gallon double P with rib cage.  Small hairline crack on outside but not thru to inside.
4- Plain. Bottom marked Minnesota Stoneware Co. Perfect condition.
5- Plain 1 gallon. No markings. Perfect condition.
6- 5 gallon. Perfect condition. Lid is cracked and has a chip inside.
7- 5 gallon water cooler.  Perfect condition. Spigot is new. No lid.
8- Stoneware brown bowl. No markings.
9- Stoneware brown jar.  Perfect. No markings.

Thank you!

Dave and Lori

 

Answer:

Lori, I will place the values at the end of each of your questions.

1- 3 gallon salt glaze with leaf. Chip in front as shown. The “encyclopedia”
2010 shows this to be rare? Is this still true?  3 gal leaf crock is a tough find.   If mint today, $450 to $500 with chip, $300 to $350
2-  2 gallon salt glaze with target. Small hairline crack on outside but not
thru to inside.  Still the hairline hurts the value.  $70 to $90
3- 3 gallon double P with rib cage.  Small hairline crack on outside but not
thru to inside.  Again hairline,  $100 to $125
4- Plain. Bottom marked Minnesota Stoneware Co. Perfect condition.  $40
5- Plain 1 gallon. No markings. Perfect condition. $10 to $15
6- 5 gallon. Perfect condition. Lid is cracked and has a chip inside.  Lid is not Red Wing and with chip and crack $0.  5 gallon wing crock, $70 to $90
7- 5 gallon water cooler.  Perfect condition. Spigot is new. No lid.  $300
8- Stoneware brown bowl. No markings.  RW milk pan   $30
9- Stoneware brown jar.  Perfect. No markings.  $10 to $15

Hope this is helpful.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon Red Wing crock has the large 6″ red wing

Question:

Hello,

My 97 year old grandmother would like to know the worth of her 8 gallon Red Wing Pickle Crock.  Her guess is around $100.  I am attaching several pictures which I hope will assist you.

Thank you, in advance, for your help.

Suzette

Answer:

Suzette, your Grandmother’s 8 gallon Red Wing crock has the large 6″ red wing, which tells me it was produced right around 1915.  The large wing and number 8 were applied well with good color.  The value if in perfect condition would be $125 to $150.  Grandmother was not to far off.  Al Kohlman

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