25 gallon doubl birch and a 4 gallon S/A crocks

Question:

Hi all,

I just picked up a couple of farm fresh pieces of stoneware. A 4 gallon salt glaze and a 25 gallon double birch leaf.

I’m not sure if the 4 gallon is Red Wing. What do you think?

I love how the tip of the lower birch leaf cuts into the ski oval on the 25 gallon (squatty?)

(please see att. pics.) They are both in excellent condition.

I was hoping you could give me your opinion and value.

Thanks,

Andy

Answer:

Andy, your 4 gallon salt glazed S\A crock is not Red Wing from the looks of the clay.  Either way the S\A pieces are quite sought after.  In mint condition, $200 to $300 to the right collector.  The Red Wing 25 gallon squat with ski oval and birch leaves is a nice piece.  In perfect condition $250 to $300.   Nice pick.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon Red Wing brown top jug with the small wing

Question:

I have a  jug it has a redwing from Minn. with a 5 on it. it needs a good cleaning..  Maybe you could let me know their value.  Thanks so much. Melody

Answer:

Melody, the first 5 gallon Red Wing brown top jug with the small wing is valued around $250 in perfect condition.  You will need to clean it up and look it over well.    Al Kohlman

Collection of Salt Glaze

Question:

Al to see what do you think of this pieces – Dru

Answer:

Dru, your 3 gallon Red Wing bottom signed crock with the inside chip would have a value between $250 & $300.  Your 2 gallon Red Wing salt glazed crock, (don’t think it is North Star) will have a value between $50 & $75.  This is do to the weak decoration.  Both the 2 gallon double P and target crock in perfect condition would have a value in the area of $125.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing packing jar

Question:

The lid has a small chip and the bottom has two small chips. What is the date of manufacturing and the value on this piece.

Debbie

Answer:

Debbie, your Red Wing packing jar was produced between  1936 & 1947.  Value as it sits, $200 to $225.  Al Kohlman

Minnesota Stoneware Company Safety jar

Question:

Hello. I recently purchased at auction a safety valve stone ware piece. It has ” minnesota stoneware Co red wing minn” on bottom and blue safety valve pat on the side at bottom. I can’t make out the pat year . It is missing the lid and handle or valve. I was wondering what it is worth as is and as well with lid and handle/valve. I would also be interested in pruchasing these items if any one os them. Thank you in advance

Alan

Answer:

Alan, if your Minnesota Stoneware Company Safety jar was complete with all the hardware & in perfect condition, the value is between $100 & $125.  Yours missing the lid and hardware and the value drops to $40 to $50.  Finding the lid will be somewhat tough, finding the hardware will be extremely hard to do.  However, it is the hunt that is the most fun.  Good luck.  Al Kohlman

Stoneware Collection

Question:

Hi there,

 I have a few neat pieces of Red Wing in my collection. I was curious if i could get a value on them please? I have attached pictures of them all. 

 Thanks much, Brian

  1.  One Gallon crock with small wing in pristine condition
  2. 10 gallon crock with large wing and no oval in pristine condition
  3. 4 gallon Butter Churn in pristine condition with lid and original stick
  4. 5 gallon water cooler with st. paul mn advertising in pristine condition
  5. The stand and rare drainage spigot for the 5 gallon cooler
  6. Butter crock with advertising from Storden Minnesota
  7. 1977 Commemorative in perfect condition

Thank you, Brian

Answer:

Brian, you have some nice pieces here.  

1. One Gallon crock with small wing in pristine condition $200

2. 10 gallon crock with large wing and no oval in pristine condition $150 to $200 ($200 to the right collector)

3. 4 gallon Butter Churn in pristine condition with lid and original stick $300 with everything included

4. 5 gallon water cooler with st. paul mn advertising in pristine condition (they are down on price $300 to $325)

5. The stand and rare drainage spigot for the 5 gallon cooler.  No idea on value for the stand, the drainage spigot goes for about $80

6. Butter crock with advertising from Storden Minnesota $225 to $250

7. 1977 Commemorative in perfect condition (todays market $600 to $700) Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

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