3 gallon salt glazed upturned leaf crock, North Star

Question:

Hi,

I picked this 3 gallon leaf salt glaze crock up at an antique shop and wondering if this could be a North Star piece and today’s value. No hairlines, chips (even on handles) or cracks. Does have a slight narrow stain streak on the side.

Thanks! Jay

Answer:

Jay, your 3 gallon salt glazed upturned leaf crock looks to be North Star.  Value would be between $250 & $275.  Al Kohlman

2 gallon Red Wing Churn, spider crack

Question:

Hello,

I have searched your website and learned a lot about the different stoneware and the history.  It’s been a journey.

I have a friend who has had a stroke and is asking me to help her liquidate her treasures.  I have attached photos of her 2 Gallon Redwing Churn that has a 4” Redwing with the Union stamp.  There are a couple of what I hope are the crazing cracks?  one outside and one inside.  There is no lid with this.  I could not find a churn close enough to this one to assign a sale value. Thank you and keep up the great public service you all provide.

Laurie

Answer:

Laurie, your Red Wing butter churn with the large spider crack in the side would have a value in the area of $50 to $75.   Collectors are looking for perfect pieces and with the spider and the spider in the front, the value just falls when there are a number of prefect 2 gallon churns out there for sale that are perfect.   Still a cute churn.  Al Kohlman

15 gallon, large with, with damage repair

Question:

How much is this worth cracked on bottom repaired with silicone

Answer:

The crack on the bottom of your 15 gallon Red Wing crock is major as far as value goes.  Collectors today are looking for perfect pieces and what you have here is really a garage sale crock.  With the crack, the value is $30 to $40 at best.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing one gallon crock, 4 inch wing

Question:

Hi

I recently came across this crock at an estate sale It has the 4 1/2 inch wing and is in near perfect condition with the exception of a  tiny base chip about 1/4″ wide by 1/2″ The rest of it is in perfect condition It came with a lid that has a button knob marked with a 1 I know its a Red Wing crock, but is the lid authentic?

Thanks

Frank

Answer:

Frank, your Red Wing one gallon crock has a value between $350 & $400. Thankfully the chip is really small or the value would have dropped to half.  The lid in not a Red Wing lid and therefore has no value.   Nice looking piece with a excellent applied red wing.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing 1 gallon crock with the 4 inch wing

Question:

Al,

I have a one gallon large wing crock similar to one you commented on earlier in April.  My crock however is slightly out of round at the lip…about 3/8 wider on one axis than the other. Would that affect the value? I also see some short brown lines inside that could? be cracks, but since they are only 1 or 2 inches long and don’t appear on the exterior, I’m tempted to think they are firing flaws? How about other production flaws like pops and ripples, are they a factor? Forgive me, I really know nothing about crocks and how to grade them. I’ve sold this one twice on ebay for $500, both times to people that never intended to pay. Just want to know a fair price and description.

Thanks!

Mike

Answer:

Mike, your Red Wing 1 gallon crock with the 4 inch wing looks quite nice. From the photo, those short brown lines are from the potter when he was smoothing the clay.  These do not affect the value.  3/8″ out of round will haved miminual price affect.  Air pops depending on how large and where they are at can have an affect on price.  Appearance, detail & darkness all affect value.  From what I can see here, yours has a value between $400 & $425.  Hope this is helpful.  Al Kohlman

10 gallon drop 8 with quotation side stamped Red Wing Stoneware salt glazed crock

Question:

Hi,

I purchased this crock this morning at a garage sale in Stockton, California. I would like to know how old it is and its value. Can you help?

Warren

Answer:

Warren, you have a 10 gallon drop 8 with quotation side stamped Red Wing Stoneware salt glazed crock.  It was produced between 1877 & 1895.  The decoration is light and with the crack in the back the value is around $500.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing Sewer Pipe sample

Question:

Hi

I have this John H Rich sewer pipe as you can see the stamping is upside down please advise value Thanks Roger

Answer:

Roger, your John Rich Red Wing Sewer pipe has a value between $300 & $350.  Nice piece.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon birch leaf churn

Question:

I have a Red Wing leaf 5 gallon butter churn complete with wooden dasher – all in mint condition.  The churn itself stands 18″ and the dasher (when in crock) is another 24″ above top of crock.  Can you please give me some idea of the value of this piece.  Thank you Linda

Answer:

Linda, your Red Wing 5 gallon birch leaf churn in perfect condition with the lid today, the value is in the neighborhood of $175 to $225.  Al Kohlman

4 gallon rib-cage salt glazed crock

Question:

Answer:

Anthony, the 4 gallon crock with the lazy 8 decoration that was side stamped has a greater value because of the stamp.  Salt glazed pieces were stacked in the large Kilns while the clay was too wet to be stamped.   Once the clay dried to the point when it could be stamped with out damaging the clay. only those pieces that could be reached were stamped.  Less than 20 to 30 percent of the pieces were stamped.  Finding a stamped piece of Red Wing Salt glaze is much more difficult than an unsigned piece and therefore demands a higher value.  Your 4 gallon rib- cage would have a value around $250 where a size stamped 4 gallon rib cage could fetch you $800 if in perfect condition, with good marking.  Al Kohlman

Collection of Crocks

Question:

We are sending another request to help us learn more about our crocks, as we become more anxious to learn about Red Wing crockery in general, its history and values.  Our group photo is as follows (R to L):

1- 3 gallon salt glaze with leaf. Chip in front as shown. The “encyclopedia” 2010 shows this to be rare? Is this still true?
2-  2 gallon salt glaze with target. Small hairline crack on outside but not thru to inside.
3- 3 gallon double P with rib cage.  Small hairline crack on outside but not thru to inside.
4- Plain. Bottom marked Minnesota Stoneware Co. Perfect condition.
5- Plain 1 gallon. No markings. Perfect condition.
6- 5 gallon. Perfect condition. Lid is cracked and has a chip inside.
7- 5 gallon water cooler.  Perfect condition. Spigot is new. No lid.
8- Stoneware brown bowl. No markings.
9- Stoneware brown jar.  Perfect. No markings.

Thank you!

Dave and Lori

 

Answer:

Lori, I will place the values at the end of each of your questions.

1- 3 gallon salt glaze with leaf. Chip in front as shown. The “encyclopedia”
2010 shows this to be rare? Is this still true?  3 gal leaf crock is a tough find.   If mint today, $450 to $500 with chip, $300 to $350
2-  2 gallon salt glaze with target. Small hairline crack on outside but not
thru to inside.  Still the hairline hurts the value.  $70 to $90
3- 3 gallon double P with rib cage.  Small hairline crack on outside but not
thru to inside.  Again hairline,  $100 to $125
4- Plain. Bottom marked Minnesota Stoneware Co. Perfect condition.  $40
5- Plain 1 gallon. No markings. Perfect condition. $10 to $15
6- 5 gallon. Perfect condition. Lid is cracked and has a chip inside.  Lid is not Red Wing and with chip and crack $0.  5 gallon wing crock, $70 to $90
7- 5 gallon water cooler.  Perfect condition. Spigot is new. No lid.  $300
8- Stoneware brown bowl. No markings.  RW milk pan   $30
9- Stoneware brown jar.  Perfect. No markings.  $10 to $15

Hope this is helpful.  Al Kohlman

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