A friend of mine told me he thought this was a stoneware pie plate made by Red Wing.
It is 9″ in diameter at the top, 6 1/2″ at the bottom and stands approximately 2 3/4″ tall.
It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or crazing.
When was is made and what is its value?
Terry, your piece is called a Red Wing Blue Nappie. It is a baking dish. In perfect condition, the value is between $250 & $275. Al Kohlman
I have that I cannot find information on. Hopefully it is an original and worth looking into. It seems to be a 15 gallon glazed Red Wing cooler with only the single red wing. No leaves. The cork is original (as I am told), and the bunghole is missing. I have inquired about this issue with other specialists and was told that I could purchase one cheaply that would increase the value significantly.
I unfortunately do not have the lid. But I was also told that this will not significantly effect the value of the piece.
There are a couple of cracks in the cooler, which are shown in the pictures that I have attached, since you said to e-mail them to you for further information.
I know there is a Red Wing convention coming up in a couple months and appreciate any information/price on this piece if you are available to do so.
I am grateful for any insight you have.
Thank you so much again-
Chrissy, your 15 gallon Red Wing crock with spigot hole is not really a cooler. These large crocks with spigot holes were used in Hardware Stores, large Dairies and Chemical companies. They were used for dispensing chemicals, vinegar and other liquid products. Having the spigot for this crock would not increase the value. The lid if it were mint and you had one would be valued between $200 & even $300 if it were a mint creamy white button lid. Your crock with spigot hole has the same value as a 15 gallon Red Wing crock with a 6 inch wing with out the spigot hole. If your crock were in perfect shape and in todays market, the top value would be $200 as I see it. With the hairline cracks, $100. Hope this is helpful. Al Kohlman
My name is keri Reinert , my husband found a wm randoms micro killer jug, and 2 other stone where jugs, pictures attached. These pics are when they were first found their in the process of being cleaned.. What can you tell me about them, and maybe what there worth. Or what I should look for to identify them.. I can not find another micro killer jug like this one..
Keri, On your Wm Randoms micro jug, it all depends on condition and if it is signed on the bottom. In perfect condition and bottom signed, $175 to $200. Not bottom signed $75 to $100. The brown top tomato jug could be Western or Red Wing. Just can’t see enough of it to tell. Not being decorated nor any advertising and the value is around $15. Hope this helps. Al Kohlman
I was hoping you may be able to help me value/price this item. My grandfather had given me this antique 2 gal red wing butter churner to sell @ a church garage sale (where all the profits are going to charity), but it didn’t sell. I was looking into selling it online but wanted to have a fair asking price for it. Any way you’d be able to help in this matter (through valuation and what you think it may actually sell for)?
It’s in great condition. I don’t see any cracks on it. Any help would greatly appreciated.
Tiffany, the values are down in today’s market. With the lid your 2 gallon Red Wing churn would hold a realistic value between $200 & $250. Hope this helps. Al Kohlman
We have acquired a one gallon beehive jug, marked Minnesota Stoneware Co. What is the estimated value? How can I tell if this jug is hand turned or molded? Attached is a photo for your reference. Thanks for your comments.
Peter, you Minnesota Stoneware Company jug is hand turned. Being bottom signed and in perfect condition the value is between $60 & $70. Al Kohlman
Yesterday while working my job as an operating engineer in Portland, Oregon we hit a buried garbage pit while excavating for a new building footing. The pit was about four feet below the existing ground level and contained numerous broken bottles, ash, rusted out cans, etc, and I would guess to be 1940′s-1950′s era judging from the bottles.
One of my crew noticed something other than glass at the exposed edge of the excavation and investigated it, exposing the Red Wing logo and #4 of a stoneware crock.
We carefully unearthed the crock but expected to find it broken on the unexposed side. We were quite surprised to find it intact with only a couple small chips at the base.
I took some photos with my phone and have attached them with this email.
Eric, nice little find here. Your Red Wing Stoneware 4 gallon crock was produced between 1909 & 1915. In the condition you described the value is right around $50. Al Kohlman
I’m not sure if you can help me, I got this address from your site. I am not a collector, but I’ve had this very old vase for many years and am now need to part with it on eBay or elsewhere.
It is a Redwing Minnesota Stoneware Co., so I know it’s quite an early piece. I have never seen another one anywhere in my research, so I am not able to price this with any accuracy, as I have nothing to compare it with! Could you help me? Or perhaps recommend someone who could? I’d be interested to know if this is, indeed, a vase. And what the interesting glaze is? Is it a form of salt-glaze? I didn’t know if Redwing used that type. It’s has rust brown under-layer with a matte green oxide type wash over the stop…full of wonderful streaks and drips! (If you like that sort of thing, and I do!) Some of the “spots” that didn’t cover with the wash show it had a slightly glossy layer underneath.
It has no chips,crazing or cracks. It is 10″ tall and 5-3/4″ diameter at outside rim.
Thank you so much for any help you can give me.
Judith, I am not sure what this is, but it is the second one I have seen. I thought it was a molded straight sided wax sealer, however the top is wrong. So what it is, I do not have an answer for you. However, I do think that being bottom signed & salt glaze that the value is in the $200 range if it is cleaned up. There looks to be quite a bit of lime deposit on it. So before you list it on eBay, get some Lime-A-way gel toilet bowl cleaner or any gel toilet bowl cleaner that removes lime. Cover the piece with the gel toilet bowl cleaner and let set for at least 10 minutes. Put on vinyl gloves and with a green scratch pad scrub this piece completely inside and out. The toilet bowl cleaner will not hurt the glaze. When completely cleaned of all lime, list it on eBay with a number of pictures to cover all sides, top & bottom. Start the auction low (maybe $25 or so). Collectors will find it and whatever the top price for this piece is, collectors will take it there. If you start to high, most collectors will back off and you end up holding it. Hope all of this helps and I will be watching this piece when it hits eBay. Good Luck!. Al Kohlman
I picked up these two 20 gallon, Northstar and Minnesota 20 gallon salt glazed crocks this weekend. There are no chips at all but there is a hairline in each piece. In pic#2 you can see a very tight hairline that runs through the 0 on the NS crock. It runs about 5 inches but the rest of the crock is mint. On pic#3 you can see a tight hairline on the MS leaf crock that runs down to the bottom. What do you think on value?
Dru, collectors do not like hairlines and that does indeed affect the values. The 20 NorthStar Leaf, maybe $600 to $700. Minnesota Leaf $400 to $500. Al Kohlman
I have a 30
Gallon red wong crock not one chip (can send pic) wanting an estimate. Thanks!
Your 30 gallon Red Wing Crock is the older version, which is good. Value $300 to $350. Al Kohlman
I picked up this crock at a sale. Can you tell me if it’s Red Wing and what it’s value may be. There are no cracks or hairlines. It does have a couple chips on the right molded handle. Thanks!
Yes, your 6 gallon elephant ear crock is Red Wing. It was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company between 1895 & 1906. Value in the condition you stated is $100 to $125. Al Kohlman