I purchased a 4 gallon Red Wing butter churn today (in Denver!). It has the original lid and it is in good condition, some minor distress on the bottom rim. I’ve been looking for a similar churn online, and I don’t see any with the metal handles that mine has. Mine also has the “1915 Patented” stamp on the top of the churn. Can you provide me with any other information about these churns?
At the same flea market I purchased two Magnolia collection dinnerware pieces, that were being sold as “covered soup dishes.” I can’t seem to find any information about these dishes either. Do you have any information about these as well?
The metal handles and patent date are less common on butter churns. They do not necessarily add value to the item. The churn lid is not a Red Wing lid. Value is between $200-$250. Jeff T.
The covered bowl is called a “Cream Soup Bowl with Cover” in the Red Wing catalogs. Value is $20 to $25, assuming excellent undamaged condition.
Hello, my name is Devon. My parents are avid collectors of Red Wing Pottery and unfortunately their house burned down yesterday. While most of the piece were able to be salvaged unbroken, they all received smoke damage. The dishware and figures as well as the more recent crocks seem fine after a wash, but the porous items such as the older crocks and jugs have absorbed the stench. I wonder if anyone in your society has experience in this type of situation or has any advice for us. Can anything be done? Thank you for your consideration.
I have no experience with this problem. I suggest leaving the items out doors for an extended period of time. The fresh air (wind) may help lessen the odor.
I picked this up in an antique mall in Illinois over the weekend.
I smiled when I saw the bowl was marked with a tag as “old ceramic bowl”.
I would say it is in excellent condition. Being marked on the bottom of the bowl as 12 I thought it was pretty nice for the shape it was in. Just curious the value.
I would of smiled a lot more if it had been a 12″ spongeband bowl :)
An unmarked Red Wing 12 inch bowl is valued between $75-$85.
I always enjoy reading all the question and answers, thanks for taking time to do this! My question is about hand turned water coolers and the correct lid. I know the earliest hand turned coolers would have had a button lid, but I wonder if they switched over to the bar style lid while still making hand turned coolers because they were less time consuming to make. The reason I ask this is because I’ve seen several hand turned water coolers over the many years of going to farm auctions that came right out of a cellar with a bar handle lid that matched perfectly with the cooler. My thoughts are a button lid looks great on a cooler but if it came out of an old estate sale with a bar lid, that
was probably the correct lid it always had. What do you think? Am I
You raise a good point. I am not sure there is any way to prove it one way or another. Most collectors and books on Red Wing say the button lids were made for the hand turned coolers.
I am interested in what type of markings North Star pottery has, whether it be a logo, lettering(stenciled or stamped), or bottom stamped. Any and all info you can give us on this matter will be appreciated.
Thanks, Jim and Penny
North Star used a plain star—both raised and indented stars were used. Also used with both stars were the letters N-O-R-T-H within the stars.
A more fancy mark was the word NORTH, a star, and RED WING and MINN. Lids are believed to have a raise star on the knob or a star surrounding the lid knob.
Just wondering how much my great, great Aunt’s 10 gallon red wing water cooler is worth. Sending you some pics. There are no cracks or glazing. One small dime size chip, as shown in pic. The 10 is in the inside bottom. No markings on the bottom.
Your cooler is valued between $900 and $1100. If you had the lid value would increase by approximately $700.
I have a UTAH LIQUOR CO. / 223 MAIN ST. / SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH with the line about return of the jar for 10 cents. On the base, it is marked MINN CO / RED WING, MINN.
Height is about 6 inches and the round base measures appx. 6.5 inches.
It’s about perfect with a small chip on the collar.
I wondered what you thought of the current value of this jar.
Current value is between $600-$700.
I bought this 5 gallon crock at an auction and I believe it is a Red Wing. It has two cracks, one on the side and another on the back. The one on the side does not go all the way through, but the larger one on the back does go through to the inside. Can you give me the age of this piece and a approximate value. Thanks. Rich
Your salt glazed crock may have been made sometime in the 1880′s
The bird decoration is rare and very desirable. It certainly appears to be Red Wing. Value in cracked condition is between $4500-$5500.
I have one more Haarmann I’m looking at. This one is not bottom signed and has some minor chipping on the spout edge. Given the name on this is Haarmaan without the “s” on the end, this is an earlier one before the four sons took over the company. Can Al give me a quick valuation on this please?
Chris, the Haarmann Advertised Piece not signed is valued between $600 to $900. Al Kohlman
I have a Red Wing Pitcher with mugs. The pitcher is inscribed with the words “Inner City Fuel Company”. My understanding is the set was a preminum for having you coal delivered in the summer before the winter rush. What is the value of the set?
The Gray line pitcher if in perfect condition has a value around $350. If the name of a town were on the advertising, the value would be greater. The mugs are not Gray Line and would not be the correct mugs to go with your Gray Line Advertising Pitcher. Your mugs you have here in perfect condition have a value in the range of $40 each. Al Kohlman