5 gallon Albany Slip beehive jug

Question:

Al,  I attended a class reunion in comfrey and spoke with tom seller who was kind enough to direct my questions to you. I have an Albany slip jug in what I would consider mint condition in color, glazing with No chips.   It has no markings except for what looks like a “six”.  But probably a five. I would like it verified as red wing along with an appraisal as it no longer fits my decor I would like to sell it and tom said you would greatly help me.    Richard

Answer:

Richard, your Albany slip 5 (yes it is a 5 gallon) beehive jug looks to be Red Wing.  The spout, back of the handle & glaze all looks right.   Not being signed the value is between $200 & $300.  If the glaze is complete and no damage, I would aim for the higher value.   Al Kohlman

10 gallon water cooler with fount and 20 gallon Red Wing Crock

Question:

Hello!

I am trying to find out more about a Red Wing Union water cooler for my Dad. We would like to find out how old it is and what it’s value is before we attempt to sell it. It has a 10 gallon crock on the top w/ what appears to be a 2″ red wing. The 10 gallon crock has a lid. But I do not know if it is the original lid. There is another crock on the bottom of the stand that is 2 gallons with a 4″ red wing. The stand is black metal. I would also like to know the best way to clean the stoneware and the stand it sits on. Thank you in advance for your help!

Cathy

Answer:

Cathy, you have a Red Wing 10 gallon Water Cooler that was produced between 1936 & 1947.  If the water cooler is in perfect condition (without the lid), the value is between $400 & $425.  Now the lid does not look to be the correct lid.  It would have the same blue lines and embossed petals on the lid to be a Red Wing water cooler lid.  If there are no petals, the lid is not Red Wing.  If there are petals embossed in the top of the button lid, it would be Red Wing and the value would be around $200.  Now if there is an damage such as hairlines, cracks or chips, those values can drop to half in a heart beat.

The 2 gallon Red Wing crock in perfect condition is value in the area of $60 or so and was produced between 1915 to 1930.  Hope this was helpful.  Al Kohlman

12 gallon Red Wing crock

Question:

Hello,

These pieces were left by the former owners when my parents purchased their home in the early 1960s. They are rather dirty right now as we just ‘unearthed’ them and took the photos, but in good condition – no cracks inside or outside. My brother decided to investigate Red Wing and we found your website and here we are, asking you for the value of each piece, particularly the smaller piece with what appears to be a swirly 8. The larger piece has handles that you can’t see well from the photo and I understand the handles were patented in the 1910s.

Thanks,

Joanna

Answer:

Joanna, your 12 gallon Red Wing crock in perfect condition would have a value in the neighborhood of $100 to $125 when all cleaned up.  The patented date for the handles was Dec 21st, 1915,  so you were fairly close.  Your second piece is a 3 gallon salt glazed crock.  It is not Red Wing.  Not being Red Wing, I just have no idea of history or value.  Still a cute piece.  Al Kohlman

30 gallon Red Wing salt glazed back stamped Butterfly crock

Question:

Hi,
I would like some information and valuation of this 30 gallon crock. It is in excellent condition with no hairline cracks and it is stamped Red Wing on the back.
Thanks, Bret

Answer:

Bret, your Red Wing salt glazed 30 gallon back stamped Butterfly crock was produced between 1880 & 1895.  If there are no chips, cracks, hairlines or cracks the value today is between $4500 & $5500.   I hate to have such a large spread on the value, however, until one gets to really look at the piece for flaws like flaking in the glaze, stains or spider type hairlines, this is the safest way to go.  It is a great looking piece!  Al Kohlman

20 Gallon Squat Crock and Lid

Question:

I have this large crock and lid at my work. Can you tell me it’s value?

Answer:

This is a squat Red Wing 20 gallon crock with 6 inch wing and handles. If in perfect condition it is valued between $600 & $650 for just the crock.  If the lid is in perfect condition and is a Red Wing lid and creamy white, it has a value in the area of $300.  It is a very nice piece.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon Red Wing rib cage crock and leaf churn

Question

Hi.  I recently acquired the 5 gallon back signed Red Wing Stoneware Company Churn.  There are two spots with flaking.  Inside the top rim and at the base near the signed portion of the churn.  The 5 gallon crock is not signed.  Neither the crock nor the churn have any hairline cracks.  Both are in fantastic condition for their age.  I was curious as to what the experts had to think about my red wing pieces including value of each.  I appreciate your help.  Thanks, Lanny

Answer

Lanny, the 5 gallon Red Wing rib cage crock, as a value around $250.  The signed Red Wing leaf churn in prefect condition today is between $3500 & $3800.  Al Kohlman

20 gallon double flower Red Wing salt glazed crock

Question

I’ve had this 20 gal. double flower for quite some time.

I’d like some information on it.

Thank you.

Larry

Answer

Larry, you have quite the rare piece here.  I sounds like your 20 gallon double flower Red Wing salt glazed crock is not side stamped.  It is an early piece of Red Wing made sometime between 1877 & 1895.  If in perfect condition and not stamped Red Wing, it could bring between $10,000 & $15,000.   If it is stamped Red Wing on the side or back the value would be higher.  Al Kohlman

Watkins Extract Advertising Jug

Question:

My father passed away 3 years ago and sitting on his cellar stairs were two jugs.  One is labeled Watkins Extracts.  I tried to get a little info online and Google brought up Red Wing advertising jugs.  I do not personally collect stoneware, but wondered if this specific jug is considered collectible.  The other jug is unmarked but I included photos of that one as well.  Any information you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. The Watkins jug measures about 11″ tall by 22″ around. The other jug measures about 9.5″ tall by 20″ around. It has a shiny glaze and orange peel kind of texture.

Thank you so very much for your time.

Donna M.

Answer:

Donna, the Watkins Extracts brown top advertisingg jug is Red Wing.  It is a very common advertising piece that after the economic meltdown from 2008, it no longer holds the value it once did.  Today in perfect condition $250 is about where  I would put it at.  The salt glazed jug is not Red Wing and I just have no idea of it’s value.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Sewer Pipe Sample

Question

Hello,

I have a Red Wing Sewer Pipe sample which doesn’t have a bottom like I’ve seen.  It’s about 3″ by 2-1/2″.  On one side it reads:  “Compliments Red Wing Sewer Pipe Co Red Wing, MN.”  On the other side it reads:  “Our pipe has the most Vitrified Body, Best Glazed, Truer to circle and is and is much stronger than any pipe made”

Could you help with age, value and what it was supposed to be used for.  Thank You Very Much!

Tom

Answer

Tom, you have the rarer Red Wing sewer pipe sample.  The Red Wing Sewer pipe Co was in business from1901 to the 1970′s.  Value on your sewer pipe sample is between $200 & $250.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon Winnipeg advertising jug

Question

Just wondering if these jugs are red wing or not? I have had them for a few years. If I was to sell them,what should I ask? Thank-you William

Answer

William, the 3 gallon Winnipeg jug is Red Wing.  In perfect condition, $300 to $400.  Now the Albany slip cone top jug I cannot read and I am not sure if it is Red Wing.  Could you send me a photo from the side and also the back of the handle where the handle attaches to the base.  I can better help after viewing those photos.  Al Kohlman

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