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

Red Wing Stoneware 3 gallon zinc glazed beehive jug

Question:

My daughter bought this on an on line auction. She has asked me to try to find out some info about it. We would appreciate anything you could tell us. Dick & Jeanne.   Thank You.

Answer: Dick & Jeanne, your daughter has purchased a Red Wing Stoneware 3 gallon zinc glazed beehive jug. This jug was produced between 1895 & 1917. With only the number 3 stenciled on the jug, the value is in the area of $150 to $175 or so. If it had further decorations such as leaves or a red wing, the value would be in the $300 range. Hope this helps some. Al Kohlman

3 gallon straight sided Red Wing Ice Water

Question: Hi Al, I recently saw this 3 gallon Ice Water cooler and I’m considering buying it for my collection. I haven’t really been able to find anything on it. Can you tell me the when it was produced and what you think the value would be? I’ve attached a photo for reference. It does have a crack in the bottom. Sincerely, Ted

 

Answer: Ted, this 3 gallon straight sided Red Wing Ice Water was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company sometime between 1895 & 1906 or so. With the crack in the bottom the value would be somewhere between $350 & $550 all depending on how severe the crack. Al Kohlman

A collection of pieces

Question:

Good Afternoon,

I have been reading the stoneware ask the experts section since I found it a few months ago.  It has been so helpful!  I have been very fortunate in my picking/estate sale/auction purchasing lately so I would like to ask Al Kohlman about a few items of my collection.  Unfortunately, I have one piece that isn’t pictured and I cannot find any information about it.  I will have it in my possession next weekend.  It is a butter crock about the same size as the cottage cheese labeled one in the photos but I believe it is a Red Wing and it has the same font and color as the number 4 from Granger, WA.  It had butter on it and was labeled (a full name but I only remember the last) Abrams from a city in Michigan.

As far as the information I would like I was hoping to confirm they are all Red Wing, when they were made, and if at all possible an approximate value.  I will not be selling these as they are loved items in my collection.

The condition of each is as follows:

Land o Lakes Butter:  no chips, crackers or glaze issues.

Cottage Cheese crock:  slight hairline that looks as if it came from the production run, right at center above the label.

#2 Butter churn:  No lid, no dasher.  There is a minor chip just inside the rim to the right of the label if looking at it.  Otherwise there are no condition issues.

#5 Birch leaf crock:  no cracks but a minor chip just inside the rim to the right of the label if looking at it.

1 gallon Red Wing Jug:  No noticeable condition issues.  The cloth was around the cork when I purchased it so I kept it that way.

15 Red Wing Butterfly:  It is stamped, there are no harlines or cracks of any kind.  There is a slight glaze issue and as pictured to curious depressions that look like they could either be chips or depressions made when it was made.

4 WL Barker crock:  I found an article from a convention where one was auctioned off many years ago.  It was stated that it was a very rare Red Wing item that, at the time in 2003 (I think) sold for $2800.

I can provide additional pictures if you would like.  I chose these to limit the size of the email I am sending.

Also, is there any literature you recommend regarding information on Red Wing crockery?  I soak up all I can at every antique show and from what I can find on the internet.

Thank you so much for your help and information!

Brian

Answer:

Brian, both the butter & cottage cheese crocks are not Red Wing.  No idea of their value.

#2 Butter churn:  No lid, no dasher.  There is a minor chip just inside the rim to the right of the label if looking at it.  Otherwise there are no condition issues.  $150 to $175
#5 Birch leaf crock:  no cracks but a minor chip just inside the rim to the right of the label if looking at it. $70 to $80
1 gallon Red Wing Jug:  No noticeable condition issues.  The cloth was around the cork when I purchased it so I kept it that way. $175
15 Red Wing Butterfly:  It is stamped, there are no harlines or cracks of any kind.  There is a slight glaze issue and as pictured to curious depressions that look like they could either be chips or depressions made when it was made.  Those depressions are chips.  $2000 to $2300
4 WL Barker crock:  I found an article from a convention where one was auctioned off many years ago.  It was stated that it was a very rare Red Wing item that, at the time in 2003 (I think) sold for $2800.   In 2003 the prices of Red Wing pieces were at their prime.  Since the melt down of the economy in 2008 Red Wing values have dropped.  However, you still have a nice piece here.  Value today, $1500 to $2000.  Hope this was helpful.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing cherry band pitchers

Question:

I have recently purchased this pitcher 8.5″ h 4.5″ across top   has very minor 1/8th ” flake on top edge. My question is have never seen an advertising pitcher without an oval or square outline around advertising. This one does not. Any Information would be appreciated. Also approx value.  Thanks you

Answer:

Susan, there is not to many Red Wing cherry band pitchers that have straight line advertising, though still not considered rare.  With the small chip and advertising light & not listing a town the value is somewhat lower.  Collectors love to see a town that they can relate to.  Value as I see it. $275 to $325.  Al Kohlman

Tall Crock, 2, 8 gallon crocks

Question:

I purchased this redwing crock and I gave never seen anything like it. Is There Any Information You Can provide me.

It’s 38 1/2 in tall, and 14 in in diameter.  Here are some pictures of it.

Thanks
Daniel

Answer:

Dennis, after looking at your Red Wing Crock, I did not see a spigot hole.  Most of these made have a spigot hole.  The information that I was told is that these tall crocks (mostly two 8 gallon crocks and one 8 gallon crock cut in have and molded together) were made for the railroad passenger cars.  They were apparently used as coolers for the passengers.  They were filled with ice before leaving the station and throughout the trip the ice would melt leaving the passengers with chilled drinking water.  However, they could have been produced for other uses as well.   Al Kohlman

Kohnke’s, Clear Lake, S. Dak advertising Red Wing sponge-ware beater jar

Question:

Hello,

I have a spongeware mixer that is stamped “It pays to mix with Kohnke’s, Clear Lake, S. Dak.”  I was trying to research its value and only was able to find an August 2009 Redwing Collectors Society Newsletter (Vol 34 No. 4).  In it, they highlight auction results (page 11) and it shows that a RW sponge beater jar w/ Kohnke’s Clear Lake, S.D. sold for $1,700.  Mine is pristine and can’t imagine there being anything better about the one sold than mine.  All of that said, I’m finding RW mixer/beater jars with advertising selling for less than $100 on eBay.  Have values fallen that dramatically, or is there something more favorable/rare about this particular advertiser?  Thank you for any insights you are able to provide.

Thank you!

Scott.

Answer:

Scott, your Kohnke’s, Clear Lake, S. Dak advertising Red Wing sponge-ware beater jar is somewhat of a tough find and therefore demands a higher value than some the other sponge-ware beater jars.  However, with the downturn of many markets from the 2008 financial crisis have greatly reduced a number of Red Wing Stoneware items that use to demand premium dollars.  Your Kohnke’s beater jar use to sell for around $1200 in mint condition.  Today, if you find the right buyer, $600 to maybe $700.  Still a great piece, but no longer in that higher price category.  Hope this helps some.  Al Kohlman

5 pound Red Wing Pantry jar

Question:

I acquired what I think is a pantry jar  and don’t really know too much about this piece.  Would someone there be able to tell me when these were produced and what it’s value may be.  There are some tiny flakes/chips on the side bottom edge.  That’s the only damage to the piece.  The diameter across the top is around 7 ½”.  I’ve included two pictures.

Thanks,
Chris

Answer:

Chris, it looks like you have the 5 pound Red Wing Pantry jar which was produce by the Red Wing Stoneware Company in Red Wing, Minnesota.   Without the lid and the small chips on the base the value is between $200 & $275.    Al Kohlman

Red Wing blue tinted Refrigerator jar

Question:

Hi my name is Kevin.  I’m from Montana and stumbled across this is a thrift store garbage dumpster. It is stone made (says refrigerator jar on it) with wire and wooding handle. There are no other markings on it. The jar has a blueish glaze on top and bottom.  I was not able to find the lid.   There are no cracks on it.   I’ve seen a couple on line but not that many.  Also this one is missing the lid.   Thank you for any feedback.

Answer: Kevin, you have a Red Wing blue tinted Refrigerator jar.  In mint condition without the lid, the value is right around $150.  I would say you have a nice little find here!  Al Kohlman

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