North Star Stoneware Company 10 gallon primitive butterfly crock

Question:

Attached you will find a picture of a crock that we have had floating around for a rather long time …. It is my hope that you may be able to tell me if it is an antique or not … if not, my husband wants to use it as a planter.

The dimensions are 15-3/4″ outside by 17″ high.  It appears to be about 20 gallon and I cannot find any stamp on it either side or bottom … the picture is all that I have to go on.  I am not even sure that it is a Red Wing or not.

Thank you for any information you may be able to provide.

Marlene

Answer:

Marlene, you have a North Star Stoneware Company 10 gallon primitive butterfly crock that was produced in Red Wing, MN.  The North Star Company when out of business somewhere around 1893 due to a depression.   It is a very desirable crock among the Red Wing collectors and if in perfect condition, can fetch anywhere between $800 & $1000. So tell your husband to go find another planter!!!!!!  Al Kohlman

5 gallon North Star Company leaf churn

Question:

If this is Red Wing, can you tell me an approximate age and value?

Thank you,
Nancy

Answer:

Value of a 5 gallon North Star Company leaf churn in mint condition is between $350 & $400.

Blossom Time jardiniere

Question:

The item in the photo is a jardiniere and is intended to hold planted flowers.

In the early 1950′s Red Wing made vases and jardinieres in several shapes and sizes that were decorated with artwork borrowed from three popular dinnerware patterns.  The patterns were Magnolia, Lotus and Blossom Time.  The item in the photo is a Blossom Time jardiniere.  Red Wing price lists show these vases and jardinieres were categorized as art ware, not dinnerware, and they do not appear in dinnerware brochures.

These vases and jardinieres were not big sellers and were made for a short period.  Today they aren’t rare but they are scarce.  The value for this Blossom Time jardiniere is $50-75 if it is in excellent, undamaged condition.  Any damage reduces the value significantly.

Larry R

Answer:

Hi,

I came picked this piece up at  a flea market recently.

I am uncertain of what it is for. Planter? Can you tell me?

It measures at widest point approx. 9 in. and 6 ½ in tall

Thank you

Barb

3 gallon Red Wing birch leaf butter churn

Question:

Hi, I just purchased this nice butter churn from a flea market in Pinetop Arizona.  There are no chips or cracks that I can notice.

The man thought it was pretty old, and I just really loved it. I looked up the design on the pottery , and found that it was made in

Minnesota, but I thought all Redwing pottery at the “redwing” logo on it. Could you please date this piece for me, and tell me what

it is worth. Thank You

Vuctoria

Answer: Vuctoria, your Red Wing birch leaf butter churn was produced between 1895 & 1909.  If both the churn and lid are in perfect condition the value is between $150 & $200.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon salt glazed leaf crock

Question:

Hi, could you let me know if this is a Red Wing crock?  And, if so, a value range given it is not in mint condition.  There is some chipping of paint and a chip in the stoneware on the bottom edge.

 

Karla

Answer:

Karla, you do indeed have a Red Wing 5 gallon salt glazed leaf crock.  The chipping on the bottom edge is very minor as well as the pitting in the Albany slip on the inside of the crock.  Value is in the $300 to $325 range.  Nice piece!  Al Kohlman

20 gallon Red Wing Koverwate

Question: What is the value of a 20 gallon Red wing koverwate?

Answer:

Value on a 20 gallon Red Wing Koverwate in perfect condition is between $250 & $300 all depending on how well the markings have been applied.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Music Hall Bath House in Excelsior Springs, MO 5 gallon shoulder jug

Question:

Sir or Madam:

I have a 5 gallon Red Wing jug, and would like to know it’s value. Photo is attached. Copy on the jug says it is from the Music Hall Bath House in Excelsior Springs, MO. There are no cracks or crazing on the jug.

The bottom of the jug has the “Minnesota Stoneware Co. Red Wing, Minn” on the bottom. Thank you so much for your assistance. My contact information is below.

Thank you,

Gayle

Answer:

Gayle, the value on your Red Wing Music Hall Bath House in Excelsior Springs, MO 5 gallon shoulder jug if in mint condition is between $350 & $400 in today’s market.  Hope this is what you were looking for.  Al Kohlman

Pink Morning Glory Dishes

Question:

I would like to Ask the Expert the value of the Pink Morning Glory dishes
that I have.    My list includes:

Water pitcher
10 plates 10 1/2 in
Beverage Server
11plates7 1/2 in
Graves Boat with tray
1 plate 6 1/2 in
Tea pot with Lid
13 saucers
Chop Plate
8cups
Casserole with lid
creamer
Divided Relish dish
sugar with lid
2 Nappies
salt and pepper
1 Cereal bowl
10 sauce dishes
2 tier Serving Plate
extra lid for tea pot

all in good condition

thank you

Answer:

Estimated values for the Morning Glory Pink items listed. All values assume excellent, undamaged condition.

Water pitcher $25-30

Beverage server with cover $25-30

Teapot with cover $30-35

Dinner plate 10.5″ $10-15

Salad plate 7.5″ $5-10

Bread & butter plate 6.5″ $5-10

Gravy boat $15-20

Chop plate $20-25

Cup $5-10

Saucer $5-10

Casserole with cover $25-30

Creamer $10-15

Sugar with cover $10-15

Relish dish $20-25

Salt & Pepper $15-20

Nappy $20-25

2 tiered serving tray $20-30

Cereal bowl $5-10

Sauce dish $5-10

Extra teapot cover $10-15 ??

 

Red Wing Success Filter top & bottom

Question:

Hi I am wondering what you can tell me about this water dispenser piece? The lid does have a chip out of the rim. Jeannie H.

Answer:

The Red Wing Success Filter top & bottom (if they match) and in perfect condition has a value between $750 & $850.  Your Red Wing water cooler lid with the large chip has a value in the area of $50 or so.  Al Kohlman

2 GALLON WINNIPEG GINGER BEER JUG

Question:

HI,JUST WONDERING WHAT THIS JUG MIGHT BE WORTH. I WAS TOLD IT WAS RED WING,BUT DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS. IF IT IS, WOULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT ITS VALUE MIGHT BE. IT IS A 2 GALLON IN MINT CONDITION.ITS A WINNIPEG GINGER BEER JUG. THANK-YOU

WILLIAM IN MORDEN,MANITOBA.CANADA

Answer:

Hi, William – Your jug is definitely RW and tends to bring around $250-$300 down here in the states.  Sometimes I’ve seen them priced for more when dealers/collectors put them out for sale, but I rarely see them sell for any more than that.  They might bring more up in your area…you’d know better that I on that.

Here’s a pic of my King’s Old Country cooler and jug.  These are both 5 gallon pieces, however.  I don’t know what the 2 gallon jug was designed to sit on top of, as I’ve only seen coolers in the 5 gallon size.  They’re pretty rare.

Best,

Rick

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