15 gallon Minnesota front stamped single leaf crock

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Hi

One more crock to look st and provide us an estimated value.  we bought it at an auction in 2008.

It has a Minnesota Stoneware stamp as you can see.  The crock is in very good shape.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Sue and Bill

Answer:

Sue & Bill,  in today’s market, your mint 15 gallon Minnesota front stamped single leaf crock would have a value between $2000 & $2200.  Al Kohlman

20 gallon salt glaze butterfly

Question:

 

Hi,

We are wondering what the value of this crock is. It is in ver good shape and as you can see has a front stamp. Red Wing Stoneware Company.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Sue and Bill

Answer:

Bill & Sue, the Red Wing butterflies are down from what they use to be.  Value as I see it in perfect condition would be $1900 to $2200.  Al Kohlman

20lb butter crock and 5 gallon Red Wing Churn

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Mr. Kohlman, 

I have two Red Wing crocks that I purchased over 25 years ago in Duluth, Minnesota.  I was wondering if you could tell me more about them and how much they are worth.  Thank you!

1. 20 lb Crock…the previous owner drilled a hole in the bottom so they could use it as a flower pot  It is 11.5″ across and 8″ high.

2.  It is 16 3/4″ high.

- Andrea 

Mr. Kohlman,  

 

I have two Red Wing crocks that I purchased over 25 years ago in Duluth, Minnesota.  I was wondering if you could tell me more about them and how much they are worth.  Thank you! 

 

1. 20 lb Crock…the previous owner drilled a hole in the bottom so they could use it as a flower pot  It is 11.5″ across and 8″ high.

 

 

 

2.  It is 16 3/4″ high. marked 5  with a wing and an oval.

 

 

- Andrea

Answer:

Andrea, your Red Wing 20 lb crock was used to store butter.  Just a heart break to see that someone drilled  a hole in the bottom.  Without the hole, the value is around $800.  With the hole, $100 to $200 at best.  Your 5 gallon Red Wing is a butter churn.  Without the lid, the value is between $170 & $190.   Al Kohlman

3 gallon salt glazed butter churn

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I found this crock while cleaning out my grandma’s attic. How would I tell if it is worth anything or a reproduction?
I do not see a stamp anywhere :(
Thanks
Christine

Answer:

Christine, your 3 gallon salt glazed butter churn is not a reproduction.  I am not sure if it is Red Wing by what I can see in the photo, but either way it still has value.  Value would be in the range of $200 to $300 if there is no cracks or major chips.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing button lid with small red wing

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What is this lid with a red wing stamp worth?

Answer:

The one gallon Red Wing button lid with small red wing is rare.  In perfect condition today, the value is between $500 & $600 to the right collector.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon St. Paul advertising water cooler

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Hey Guys,
  I picked these pieces up at auction and I was curious on value.  The 5 gallon H2O cooler is an St. Paul Book and Stationary advertising piece.  The lid and cooler are in mint shape.  On the second pic, the advertising pantry jar has a small hairline and a chip on the backside about the size of a pinky nail.  The lid on it is perfect.  The mini’s are mint.  I love the “The Atlantic” Butte, MT mini with the blue stamping. It’s cool.
 
Take care!

Answer:

Dru, your St. Paul advertising water cooler has a value between $1000 & $1100 in perfect condition with lid.  The advertising pantry jar with crack and mint lid, $500 to $600.  The Montana mini jug $500 & two Chicago mini jugs being $300 each.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon salt glaze crock

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Al,
  What do you think?  Is this Eastern or RW?  The condition is good, no chips cracks, etc….  What do you think on value?  Take care, Dru

Answer:

Dru, I think it is Red Wing.  Value is $150 to $175.  al

8 gallon Red Wing Stoneware water cooler

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Dear Mr. Kohlman,

My husband and I discovered this 8 Gallon Red Wing Water Jug at a country auction we recently attended in a neighboring county of Virginia.  We were immediately attracted to the stoneware by its beauty.  We did some research at home and discovered your website and all the different stoneware containers.  We are now “hooked” on the Red Wing Stoneware and plan to keep our eyes open for more.

In the meantime, could you please tell us the history of this piece…what age date do you put on the piece, the value of the piece and the fair selling price if we were to sell it in the future.  As you can see from the attached pictures. the piece is in perfect condition in the body with original spigot and handles. There are no spider lines, chips or cracks in the body. It has the top which at some point had a piece knock out of the rim.  The Red Wing symbol is prominently displayed in the middle under the 8 Gallon Water Cooler with the Red Wing Company name and place of origin in the circle at the bottom.  The stoneware has a glaze presence.

Thank you for any information you can share with us!

Best Regards, Steve and Martha

Answer:

Steve & Martha, nice to hear that you two enjoy this stoneware site.  Your 8 gallon Red Wing Stoneware water cooler was produced between 1939 & 1947. This was the last production era for Red Wing stoneware.  The cooler by itself has a value between $350 & $400.  The lid with the chuck taken out (many folks used a ladle rather than use the spigot) to support a ladle will have a very low value.  Value on it will be in the area of $50.   Nice piece.  Al Kohlman

Mason Fruit Jars sizes and marking colors

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I have a question on the mason fruit jars. I have a 1 gallon..1/2 gallon …and the 1 qt. jars in the blue writing and also the black writing. My question is, my blue 1qt. is what they call a squatty it is 6 1/8 high with out the cap on. My black 1 qt. is 6 3/4 high with out the cap on. Do they make a squatty 1 qt. in the black ink that is the same height as the blue squatty 6 1/8 height? Is there a average height for these jars 1 gallon…1/2 gallon …and the 1 qt.? My black print 1 qt. is 6 3/4 high with out the cap on. Do they make a 1 qt. in the blue print the same height as my black print(6 3/4″)?
Tom

Answer:

Tom, this question in regards to the 1/2 inch difference between the Red Wing Mason jars is a tough one.  These were molded pieces.  Therefore there must have been a short mold and a taller mold use during this production period.  Also molds became quite worn after many uses and were discarded.  Therefore new molds were made and of course the size may very well been off by a 1/2 inch or so.  With this being said, I would believe that you should be able to find both sizes in blue or black ink as both colors were used during the production of these pieces.  Al Kohlman

5, 4, and 3 rib cage jugs

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I attached a picture of 3 ribcage jugs, The seller is asking a nice amount of money and I want to be sure I am paying a reasonable dollar. I would like to know the worth of each before making a deal with them. If you can as soon as you can, I really apprecaite it.

Answer:

The set of Red Wing Rib Caged beehive jugs is quite nice.  Though value has dropped on these.  $1500 to $2000 each.  Al Kohlman