Red Wing advertising chicken feeder with Oshgosh, WI advertising


I’ve had this for special little piece for over twenty years and have decided to let it go to a new home. There is a wonderful story to go along with this item. It is in great condition. No cracks etc. Although it doesn’t have a bottom plate, it does have advertising. See picture below. What do you estimate the value to be and how should I go about finding a buyer? I live near Milwaukee, WI. Should I attempt to find a bottom plate?




your Red Wing advertising chicken feeder is wonderful.  This is not an advertising that
I see much, so the value without the bottom plate is right around $450.  The bottom plate for this size of Chicken feeder is around, so any collector interested in it should be able to find one.   Al Kohlman

Minnesota Stoneware Company 8 gallon Elephant ear crock


I have been trying to identify and find a value for this crock~ it was my gear uncles and I inherited from his estate.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated



Melissa, your great uncles has a Minnesota Stoneware Company 8 gallon Elephant ear crock.  It was produced between 1895 & 1906.  In perfect condition the value is between $275 & $300.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 2 gallon salt glazed double P bottom signed crock


Hello!  We inherited this piece, and are looking for some information on it’s history and value. It is stamped Red Wing on the bottom of the crock.  Thank you!

Katie & Jennifer


Katie & Jennifer, you have a Red Wing 2 gallon salt glazed double P bottom signed crock.  I was produced sometime between 1867 & $1895.  Value today is between $125 & $140.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing stamped this 1 gallon shoulder jug


Dear Sir,

I have a 1 gallon redwing funnel top all white with a mall red wing on the side.

I cannot find it in any of the books I have and so I suspect that it is rare.

Do you have any idea of the value?





Dale, you do indeed have a rare one here.   My guess Red Wing stamped this 1 gallon shoulder jug in the same time period they placed the red wing on the 1/2, 1 & 2 gallon brown top vinegar jugs in the 1930′s.   However, this is the first all white zinc glazed 1 gallon shoulder jug with a small red wing that I have seen.  With this being said, it is hard for me to place a value on it as I do not have another to compare it to.  It could very well hit a $1000 or even a little higher to the right collector.  The one gallon brown top shoulder jug with the same size red wing is valued today at $175, but yours being all white is much rarer.   Again, this is a guess on my part with no other one ever being sold to compare it to.     Hope this helps some.  Al Kohlman

20 gallon Red Wing crock


I was wondering how old this pottery is and where the date is found? Thanks Nancy



Nancy, the date of your 20 gallon Red Wing crock can be found through the history of production by ovals, size of the red wing, handles or no handles etc.  Because your 20 gallon Red Wing crock does not have handles (handles were introduced in 1915) and the first red wing which was 6 inches long was placed on their pottery in 1909 and the oval which looks to be 2 7/8 inches wide, puts it right in that time period between 1909 & 1915.   Al Kohlman

4 gallon S/A jug and crock

Question: Hi

I just picked up this jug at an auction and was hoping that you would appraise
it for me. I went toe to toe with another bidder who really wanted it, but I

It is in excellent shape, but there are three minor chips on the outside of the
spout. The markings are very dark.  I acquired the crock a few months ago.
It has a small chip on the left handle, otherwise it is in excellent shape.



Answer: Andy, your 4 gallon S/A jug is a real beauty.  I don’t think either piece is Red Wing, but collectors who love S/A pieces either think they are or don’t care.  They just plain love them!  Value on your 4 gallon S/A Beehive.  $1500 to $1800.  The 4 gallon S/A crock $300 to $400.  Al Kohlman

August Becker Pitcher

Hello – I have a 1914 August Becker Pitcher and am wondering what the current value might be.  Thank you



Answer: Carol, if you have the white August Becker Pitcher in perfect condition, the value today is between $2500 & $3000.  Al Kohlman

6 gallon salt glazed leaf crock

Question: What is the value of this crock?

Answer: The Red Wing 6 gallon salt glazed leaf crock in perfect condition would have a value between $350 & $450.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Cherry Band pitcher


I recently purchased this small cherry band pitcher at a local auction and am 100% sure
that it is a red wing, but have not been able to find out more about it. It is in
very good condition, with only a little separation in the glaze between the pitcher and upper handle. It stands 6 1/4″ tall and is 4 1/4″ wide at the base. When was it made and what is its value? Any information you could provide would be appreciated.

Thanks, Julie



Julie, the first Red Wing Cherry Band pitcher was advertised in a 1914 catalog.   They were quite a popular item and were produced for many years.   Value on your 6″ cherry band pitcher today is between $150 & $200.   Al Kohlman

5 gallon Red Wing birchleaf, ski oval double stamped


I recently came across a 5 gallon Union Stoneware Churn with the ski oval that is double stamped on 2 opposite sides.  One side includes the number 5, two birch
leaves and the ski oval.  The opposite side includes the number 5 and two birch leaves, but no ski oval.  The churn does not have a lid and also has no cracks or chips.  It is also not bottom marked.  I am wondering on the value of the churn.

Thanks so much for your help.



Answer: Vicky, much of the value will depend on how well it is
marked as well as being in perfect condition.  If the markings are dark
and well defined, the value on your 5 gallon Red Wing birchleaf churn could be
any where from $650 to $1000.  Without seeing the piece, I must leave
some room for flaws, decorations & details.  Al Kohlman