5 gallon Red Wing packing jars



I recently came into possession of (2) Red Wing jugs. Can you please share with me any information (age, use, value, etc.) you have on these jugs? I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you



Paul, you have two 5 gallon Red Wing packing jars that were produced between 1936 & 1947.  Value today in perfect condition and without the red wing, $125 to $150 each.  Al Kohlman

Bottom Marked Red Wing Stoneware Company 1 gallon crock



I’ve had this old crock awhile and was curious as to its age & value. There are no markings on it aside from the bottom and the design on the lid.

Many thanks,



Matt, you have a zinc glazed Red Wing Stoneware Company 1 gallon crock which was produced anywhere between 1895 & early 1900′s.  Value for the bottom signed crock in perfect condition is around $40 to $50. The 1 gallon Red Wing button lid $70 to $90.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon Rib Cage crock


Could you please give me some information on this crock and its retail value.

Thank you.



Terry, your 3 gallon Rib Cage crock was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company sometime between 1883 & 1895.  In perfect condition it has a value between $175 & $225.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Stoneware Company bottom signed 20 pound packing jar


The “20″ on the lid is all I can find, I couldn’t tell if that was in my last message or not, thank you for your time..


What you have here is a Red Wing Stoneware Company bottom signed 20 pound packing jar.  If in perfect condition the value is between $70 & $90.  Al Kohlman

Drum Corp Advertising mug


I have a RW mug (10 oz ) made to mark a dinner held by the Red Wing drum and bugle corp.In the usual blue block lettering it is printed : BIGGER AND BETTER DRUM AND BUGLE CORP BANQUET OCTOBER 24 1929 .Any thoughts as to value ? Thanks. Jeff


Jeff, this is a nice Red Wing advertising mug.  In today’s values, $325 to $375 if in perfect condition.  Love the date and from Red Wing to boot! Al Kohlman

30 gal Minnesota double birch, 30 gal Salt Glaze butterfly back stamped


Hello… My husband & I are wanting to know of any history/ information/ value that you may have about these (2) crocks.

The first one is a 30 gallon Minnesota Stoneware crock.  No cracks at all, inside & out!  It has 4 birch leaves on the front with a Minnesota Stoneware Company oval stamp.  Also… it has handles on each side.

The second crock is a 30 gallon salt glazed hand painted cobalt blue butterfly.  It is also in MINT condition (inside & out)!  It is embossed/ stamped on lower back side.  This one also has handles on each side.

Please let us know whatever you can about these pieces!  We are VERY curious!!!  If you need more info from us, please don’t hesitate to ask!!!

We thank you in advance!

Anxiously excited stoneware collectors,

Shonna & Kelly


Shonna & Kelly, you have two very nice and sought after Red Wing pieces pictured here.  The 30 gallon zinc glazed crock with four birch leaves and Minnesota oval was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company between 1895 & 1906.  In perfect condition, the value is between $1000 & $1200 or so.  The 30 gallon Red Wing Stoneware back stamped salt glazed butterfly crock was produced between 1887 & 1895.  In perfect condition its value is between $6000 & $6500.  Just outstanding pieces!  Al Kohlman

10 gallon large wing crock


Wondering if you can tell me the years and values of these two Red Wing pieces.  1st is a 10 gallon crock with 2 small chips one by one of the handle holes and a small chip on the back bottom edge, both chips being about the size of a dime. Second is an 8 gallon ice water cooler in very nice shape one small chip on the top rim smaller than a dime and only really missing the white coloring, there is some sort of what looks like latex paint on it that I haven’t tried to remove yet. The coloring of the #8 and lettering is black on this piece not blue.  Also can you tell me where to buy replacement handles for the crock and what type of spout would have been in the ice water cooler and if it is available as a replacement item.

Thank You



Doug, your 10 gallon large wing crock was produced right around 1915 as it has the handles and the six inch wing.  Value would be right around $150.  You can find handles on eBay or at the Red Wing Convention in Red Wing MN in July.   Your 8 gallon Ice Water was produced between 1909 & 1912.  Value today is between $1000 & $1400 or so once you clean it up.  The paint can be easily removed with any paint stripper without harming the cooler.  The best spigot for your Ice Water is the old T-handle brass spigot.  However, they look good with the original Central Spigot with the outside push button.  A good place to find spigots is also during the Red Wing Convention in July or Larry’s Jugs.  Love your cooler!    Al Kohlman


Hi i’m wondering what this jug might be worth?

Its in very good condition,without problems.

Thank-you William


Hi, William – Al deferred your question to me since I collect Canadian advertising.  There’s a lot going on with that jug!  The wing, advertising, RW oval, gallonage #, and “Imperial” stamp make it a fantastic piece.  Advertising of this nature can be hard to give an accurate estimate on because it’s not something you regularly see.  That being said, I’d say a strong retail value on this piece would be $1000-$1300 if mint and not restored.  But you never know – get a couple of Portage La Prairie enthusiasts and/or two hardcore Canadian advertising stoneware collectors into a room, and it could bring more at auction.  Thanks for sharing your photos, and congrats on acquiring this great piece!

Rick Natynski

Editor, Red Wing Collectors Society Newsletter

Red Wing Gray-Line (also called sponge band) beater jar


I recently bought this sponge bowl and it is marked on the bottom with a blue block letter “M” and I would like to know any information about it or if it is Red Wing and the value of this piece. It is about 5.5″ tall and about 5.5″ in diameter (give or take). There are no chips or cracks and is in perfect condition.

Thank You Kyle


Kyle, you have a Red Wing Gray-Line (also called sponge band) beater jar.  These were use to beat eggs, cream, butter etc.  In mint condition the value is between $175 & $225.  Al Kohlman

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