Crock, Churns and Jugs

Question:

Hi Al,

Really appreciate your valuable info you give to the collectors !

I’ve been collecting Red Wing for a few years now and would like your opinion on the value of some of my most recent finds.

The 3 beehive jugs  are all in good condition with no cracks, the

3 gal. however has a blister on the front  in the glazing .

The 2nd, 3rd & 4th pictures are of the handles of the same

crocks  [as in 1st picture.]

The 5th picture is of two 5 gal. bee hive crocks, no cracks. The one on the right has a tiny factory flaw on the right side of the wing. The difference between them is that they have different ovals.

The 6th picture is of the handles of the same crocks.

The 7th picture is of 2 butter churns , one is a 10 gal and the other is a 5 gal.

The 10 gal. has no lid and a small  [factory flaw] in the glazing near the front on the rim.

The 5 gal. is flawless including the lid. Would appreciate your comments and hope you can give a value on these pieces.

Thanks!

Klaas

Answer:

Klaas, the 3 & 5 gallon Red Wing Birch leaf beehives would have a value between $275 & $300.  The 5 gallon Albany Slip beehive is not Red Wing and I have no idea on value for it.  The two 5 gallon Imperial Red Wing Beehive jugs have a value between $300 & $350.  The 10 gallon Red Wing churn $1700 to $2000.  Lastly the 5 gallon Birch leaf Red Wing churn with lid, $225 to $250.  Values are for perfect pieces.  Al Kohlman

10 gallon Red Wing salt glazed leaf crock

Question:

Hello I recently found this crock at a local store. It is in excellent condition. Would you please tell me of the approximate value. Thank you Wayne

Answer:

Wayne, the 10 gallon Red Wing salt glazed leaf crock if in perfect condition would have a value between $650 & $750.  Al Kohlman

25 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock

Question

Can you tell me the value of this crock? Justin

Answer

Justin, the value of your 25 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock if in perfect condition is $275 to $300.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing reversed oval 5 gallon butter churn

Question:

i have a 5 gal butter churn crock that has the stamp in the middle and the 4 inch red wing at the bottom. its the only one i have seen like this . what would be the reason for this? it is 15 in tall x 10.5 in mouth andy

Answer:

Andy, you have what is called a Red Wing reversed oval 5 gallon butter churn.   Though not as common as most churns you see, they are not rare.   It basically would have been up to the potter when they applied the stamps as I have never heard of these being a special order.  Al Kohlman

Minnesota Stoneware Company 10 gallon unsigned salt glazed leaf crock

Question:

Hi,

I recently purchased this salt glaze crock which I believe is a Minnesota/Red Wing piece.

I could not find one similar in the “Ask the Experts” pages in a ten gallon size.

It’s in excellent condition with only a small hairline on outside bottom edge that does not go through to the inside, and a 1/4 inch small flake on inside top rim.

The darker spots towards the bottom look much darker in the photo than they do on the actual crock.

I’m curious what its current value might be.

Thank You,
Cary

Answer:

Cary, your  with the hairline on the bottom and small chip would have a value between $600 & $675 or so.  Even though the hairline is small, it stills affects its value. Nice looking piece!  Al Kohlman

20 gallon (unsigned) salt glazed Red Wing Stoneware butterfy decoration

Question:

Can you tell me what the value of this 20 gallon butterfly crock is (assuming the cracks didn’t exist)–damaged and trying to determine pre-accident value.

Thank you

Tami

Answer:

Tami, if this 20 gallon (unsigned) salt glazed Red Wing Stoneware decorated 20 gallon butterfly were in perfect condition, the value would be $1500.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 3 gallon advertising jug was made for a Canadian Company

Question:

Hi there, I’m looking for some information on my 3 gallon shoulder jug.  I don’t see many with a black number 3 or no Red Wing oval, can you please explain.  Also, I’d like to know roughly the date it was made & a price for if I ever sold it.

Best Regards,

Richard

Answer:

Richard, your Red Wing 3 gallon advertising jug was made for a Canadian Company (most likely a liquor company).   The Imperial stamp means that the 3 gal jug is really 3 liters (4.2 gallons). Also, the use of black ink verses blue would be up to the company requesting the color of ink on their order.  Your advertising shoulder jug was produced between 1918 & 1930 and has a value between $700 & $800.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon Elephant Ear jug

Question

Hi, I recently purchased this 5 gallon Elephant Ear jug. It has the large chip in the front and also a smaller chip at the bottom back. It has many turkey droppings on the top of the jug also. I was wondering with these condition issues and today’s market what a piece like this would be valued at. Thank you! JB

Answer:

JB, it sure is a gorgeous beehive.  That large chip in the front just kills it’s value.  With the chip in the front and smaller chip in back, $800 to $1000.   Al Kohlman

JC Miller Advertising packing jar at 4 gallon beehive advertising jug

Question:

Hi

I come across these two pieces of Red Wing,I was wondering what they’re worth and about what year the jug was made? The crock has  RWSCo stamped on the bottom.

Thanks for your time, Andre

Answer:

Andre, I have not seen that type of shoulder on your crock type packing jar that is bottom signed before.  I would think it would carry the same value has other Red Wing packing jars that is close to yours.  As I see it with RWSCo bottom stamp and in perfect condition $450 to $550.

Your Red Wing Advertising beehive jug was produced between 1895 & 1917.  Value would be between $1200 & $1500 if in perfect condition.  Two very nice pieces!  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon shoulder jug with the Johnson’s Cider Portland, Oregon

Question:

Hello there. My dad and I recently did a crawlspace cleanup and came across a Redwing cider jug. It’s 5 gallons, with the 5 stamp, the red wing stamps, and on the opposite side, a Johnson’s cider Portland, Ore stamp. It has a handle on the top, a cork stopper, and a wood/cork tap on the bottom. I haven’t managed to find anything else like it and I’m curious as to what it might be worth?

Thank you,

Ty

Answer:

Ty, your Red Wing 5 gallon shoulder jug with the Johnson’s Cider Portland, Oregon advertising if in perfect condition has a value between $550 & $600.  Nice jug!  Al Kohlman

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