spongeware umbrella

Question:

I need some information about my umbrella stand.  I need to know if it is indeed red wing Sponge ware or not. Also I would like to know the value of this umbrella stand. It is 18″ tall the opening is 10″ across, the weight is 25 lbs. We can not find any marking at all to give us any clue that it is indeed red wing.  And the reading that I have done on your website & www.schiechredwing.org/ did not help me, but they do show a photo of one just like mine.  But I still do not know if it is, because of the missing logo.

Thank you,  I joined Red Wing last night so I can ask these questions & become more knowledgeable about red wing.

The jugs painted numbers are so artistic & feathery looking, how was this done ? Ruth

Answer:

Ruth, your spongeware umbrella stand is Red Wing.   In perfect condition the value is between $1200 & $1600.  Nice piece!.  Al Kohlman

10 and 3 gallon crocks, 2 pack jars all Red Wing

Question:

Wing but I wonder if you could be kind enough to tell me about the piece Red Wing stoneware.

Thank you sincerely,

Peter

Answer:

Peter, the 10 gallon Red Wing crock in perfect condition has a value between $125 & $150.  With the light stencilling, I would think the $125 would be closer to the true value.

The 3 gallon packing jar without a lid or any hardware in perfect condition is valued in the area of $50.  A lid can be found for the packing jar, but the hardware is extremely tough to find and this is what effects its value.

The last 3 gallon packing jar without the lid or sealing hardware is the same as the first ($50).  Collectors like pieces to be complete and in mint condition to fetch that higher value.

Your last piece is a 3 gallon Red Wing potteries crock with was produced between 1936 & 1947.  It is the later stoneware with the smaller red wing.  Value in perfect condition is between $60 & $70.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

Lid marked both 8 and 10

Question:

the lid does not fit on my 8 gal wc. The inner ring is to big to fit the cooler. It is alsoway to big for an 8 gal crock. Did RW make different size 8′s ? See pictures of both.
Ken

Answer:

Ken, the photo of the Red Wing water coolers that you send me are the old hand turned coolers.  These coolers use the button lids and not the bar handle lids.  Because these coolers are hand turned and not molded, all lids and openings need to be measured to make sure the button lid fits that cooler as they are all a little different in size.  Now on the molded coolers (those Red Wing water coolers with the gallon-age number on the outside) the bar handle lids with the 8 & 10 should fit both coolers.   Hope this helps. Al Kohlman

Red Wing 6 gallon elephant ear crock

Question:

Hi,

I have a stoneware pieces that I have not been able to find information on. Any information about the pieces and their value would be greatly appreciated. All of the pieces are in great condition.

Thanks for your help!

Allison

Answer:

 The Red Wing  6 gallon elephant ear crock.  Value on it in perfect condition is $250 to $300.  Al Kohlman

Did Red Wing Stoneware use an “Inc.” stamp?

Question:

I have a friend in northern MN that said a friend of his had a crock with “inc.” in the oval. I don’t think it’s true but I will look deeper into this question. I have never seen one and thought maybe you have. I will let you know what I find out. Thank you very much, Martin

Answer:

Martin, the Red Wing Stoneware Company has never used “inc’ in their ovals.  Now this is not to say that the newer reproduction Red Wing Company is using it?  Al Kohlman

1/2 gallon brown top jug

Question:

I recently purchased a Red Wing Half-Gallon Jug from ebay and I had a couple of questions.  It has the 2 inch red wing on it and it is the first piece of primitive stoneware I have purchased.  I usually purchase art ware.  My question is that it does have several small chips on the rim at the top and I was wondering how it affects the value.  I probably paid too much for the jug but if it had been in the mint condition as listed then it would have been worth it to me even if I paid too much.  I can return it per the listing and wanted to know if this jug is hard to find without chips?  It is brown at the top and glazed.  It looks great except for the chips.  Also, I appreciate your web site and always refer to it to look over all kinds of Red Wing as I started collecting art pottery a few years ago.  Thank You Donna

Answer:

Donna, if your 1/2 gallon brown top jug were in mint condition, the value is $200 to $225.  With the chips, maybe $150 at best.  An, Yes, you can find these 1/2 gallon brown top jugs with the 2  inch wing in perfect condition.  I have had a number of them.  Al Kohlman

12 gallon Elephant Ear, 2 gallon reverse churn, and 2 gallon small wing churn

Question:

I wanted to see what Al thought on these as far as value.
 
12 gallon Elephant Ear crock.  Excellent condition but there is a chip on the inside of the lip.  It’s about the size of a quarter.  What do you think on approx. value?
(2) 2 gallon wing churns.  Obviously, the one on the left is an oval over with 4 in wing and the one on the right is a RW Potteries churn with small wing.  Both are in excellent condition. Zero chips or cracks.  Approx value?
 
As always, I appreciate your input.
 
Thanks, Dru

Answer:

Dru, your 12 gallon Elephant ear crock with the inside rim chip would have a value between $250 & $300.  The mint Red Wing churn with 4 inch wing and reversed oval is value between $300 & $350.  Also the lid on this churn is not Red Wing.  The mint Red Wing churn with 2 inch wing is value between $175 & $200.  Al Kohlman

Why did chicken feeder stamps change to poultry feeder?

Question:

Just was wondering when and why the stamp was chicken feeders was changed to poultry feeder on the bell feeders?  

  Thanks Maxine

Answer:

Maxine, why the stamp chicken feeders was changed to poultry feeder on the bell feeders is one that I just have no idea  on.  I have never seen anything in the Red Wing Stoneware books that ever referred to this change.  Sorry. Al Kohlman

Red Wing 6 gallon salt glazed double rib cage butter churn

Question:

 

Good morning,

I have a piece of stoneware that has been in the family for sometime and would like to know its value…..I would like to know if somebody could help me out on determining an accurate value on a piece that is somewhat rare?  I have attached photos of a 6 gal. salt glaze butter churn that is in very nice condition, only having two small chips on the top rim.  Also, I believe I have a cover for it somewhere and would like to know how much value that adds to it?  Thank you for any info. you are willing to share.

 

Thanks again, David

Answer:

David, you have a Red Wing 6 gallon salt glazed double rib cage butter churn.  All cleaned up with just two small chips, the value would be $575 to $600 (depending on the size of the chips).  If you have the correct lid and in perfect condition, the lid is $100.  Al Kohlman

10 gallon lid embossed with 8 & 10

Question:

Al why my lid has an embossed 8 and a 10 W? It fits my 10 cooler perfectly.
Thanks,
Ken

Answer:

Ken, your 10 gallon Red Wing water cooler lid with the embossed 8 & 10W was produced to fit either an 8 or 10 gallon Red Wing water cooler.  Much like the 5 & 6 gallon embossed bar handle crock lids.  Al Kohlman