4 gallon Water Cooler, with spigot but no lid

Question:

 

Dear Expert,

 

I recently picked up a 4 gallon Water Cooler, with spigot but no lid.

It is in very good condition no chips or cracks.

I was wondering what the value is?

It doesn’t have any handles on the sides, does this make it any older/rarer?

 

Thank-you!

Mike

Answer:

Mike, with no handles on your Red Wing Water Cooler, it could very well be an older cooler.  Would need to see a photo of it to tell for sure. Without seeing a photo, my best and safest guess is $300 (with no lid or spigot).  That is for a perfect piece with no damage.  Al Kohlman

2 gallon Crock, 4 & 3 gallon shoulder jugs, all Red Wings

Question:

Hello!

I received this 2 gallon crock as a gift, and recently found the 4 and 3 gallon jugs and purchased them at an antique resale shop.

Since my family is from the Redwing area, and I’m all the way down in San Antonio, TX, I took a chance and purchased them.

 

Can you tell me what they are worth please?

 

And, should I insure them?

Thanks!

Katie

Answer:

Katie, the value on your 4 gallon Red Wing shoulder jug is around $75, the 3 gallon shoulder jug $60 & 2 gallon Red Wintg crock with 2 inch wing $45 to $55.  Al Kohlman

1 gallon crock with Eureka SD advertising

Question:

Dear Al,
   I found a piece coming up for auction and I was curious on the value and if this is for sure RW.  It is a 1 gallon advertising crock.  There are no issues with the crock other than some light flaking on the bottom.  It has a bar handled 1 gallon pedal lid with it.  The crock says line 1  Eureka Bazaar Co.  Line 2 “WHERE CASH IS KING”  Line 3 Eureka S.D.  The wording has a solid square stamp around all of the wording.
 
Thanks, Dru

Answer:

Dru, the advertising 1 gallon crock with the lid from SD if in perfect condition would have a value between $700 & $1000.  Sounds like a nice piece.  Al Kohlman

10 gallon salt glazed crock, lazy 8 target decoration

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Hello Al
I picked up a 10 Gallon Crock and would like to know when it was made and what the markings are and value.  I am including pictures of it.  No cracks although it does have a small chip on the handle, which I also am sending a picture of that. I do know that it is a salt glaze and has a dark brown glaze on the inside.  Any help identifying this would be greatly appreciated.
Mike

Answer:

Mike, your 10 gallon salt glazed crock was produced between 1867 & 1895.  The decoration is called lazy 8 target which is the most common decoration. Also, a number of other potteries used this decoration.   I am not sure if your crock is Red Wing, Western or Ohio as I cannot see the rim.   Either way, the value will be the same if it is any of the other potteries.  Value as I see it is between $300 & $350.  Nice piece.  Al Kohlman

1/2 gallon Klondike advertising chicken waterer

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Hello Al,
  I picked up this 1/2 gallon Klondike advertising chicken waterer this weekend at auction.  There is no base but the bell is in almost perfect condition with oval in the back.  No chips, cracks, etc…  Can you give me an approx. value on this? 
 
Thanks, Dru

Answer:

Dru, your advertising Red Wing Chicken Waterer is valued right around $400 without the base.  Al Kohlman

2 gallon Red Wing, 8 Gallon Ice Water,and wing crocks

Question:

Hi, Just looking for the value of a few items. Main concern is that 8 gallon ice water, could not find it anywhere. Attached is pictures. Thanks in advance!

Colton

Answer:

Colton, your Red Wing two gallon crocks have a value between $40 & $60 each.  The more and larger the decoration, the higher the value.  Your 8 gallon Ice Water is around $800.  If the printing were darker and stencilling more complete the value would have been higher.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon zinc is marked only on the neck

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Al, I keep finding these Red Wing stoneware pieces not in the books. The 3 gallon zinc is marked only on the neck in grey. There is a partial Red Wing mark stamped into the bottom… It looks like a “R.W.8” as shown in the DePasquale, Et Al white book. The crock is in good shape with a small chip on the shoulder. History/value?
Thanks.

Chuck

Answer:

Chuck, this is an early Red Wing shoulder jug which was produced just after 1917.  The value is quite low due to no advertising or decorations.  Value $35 to $45.  Al Kohlman

Collection of stoneware

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Dear Al,
   Was looking for a market value on some nice pieces that I’ve come across and am interested for my collection.  I apologize I dont have pics so I will do my best in describing.
 
1) 5 gallon Waconda Water shoulder jug.  There are a couple of minor bottom rim chips.  4 1/2 in wing on the top, Waconda logo in the center, red wing oval on the bottom.
2) 12 gallon Minnesota stoneware leaf crock.  All hand design, 12 in top, cat wiskers in middle, then leaf on the bottom.  Color is very good.  Albany interior.  Mint condition.
3) 3 gallon Minnesota stoneware molded leaf churn.  Color is a little light.  Probably a fifty cent piece chip that begins on the bottom rim to the side of the churn.
4) 5 gallon Birch Leaf shoulder jug with oval.  5 on the neck. Stamping is good.  Very good condition very minor chips around bottom rim.
5) 20 gallon Minnesota stoneware leaf crock.  This is beautiful.  Color is good. 20 on top, cat whiskers in middle, Double leaf on bottom.  I don’t believe it is stamped.  Albany interior.  Darn near mint.
6) 5 gallon butteryfly crock.  Color is very good.  Crock is great minus some staining arond the bottom.
 
I realize this is tough without pics or even better, seeing for yourself.  If you could ballpark it that would be great so I have a guideline.  I appreciate your help Al!

Answer:

Here is are your ball park pieces:
1) 5 gallon Waconda Water shoulder jug. There are a couple of minor bottom rim chips. 4 1/2 in wing on the top, Waconda logo in the center, red wing oval on the bottom. $750 to $850
2) 12 gallon Minnesota stoneware leaf crock. All hand design, 12 in top, cat wiskers in middle, then leaf on the bottom. Color is very good. Albany interior. Mint condition. $800 to $1000
3) 3 gallon Minnesota stoneware molded leaf churn. Color is a little light. Probably a fifty cent piece chip that begins on the bottom rim to the side of the churn.$550 to $750
4) 5 gallon Birch Leaf shoulder jug with oval. 5 on the neck. Stamping is good. Very good condition very minor chips around bottom rim. $550 to $750
5) 20 gallon Minnesota stoneware leaf crock. This is beautiful. Color is good. 20 on top, cat whiskers in middle, Double leaf on bottom. I don’t believe it is stamped. Albany interior. Darn near mint. $1300 to $1500
6) 5 gallon butteryfly crock. Color is very good. Crock is great minus some staining arond the bottom. $300 to $450

Hope this helps Al Kohlman

1 gallon Red Wing Crock and unmarked packing jar

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I’m wondering if I sent you some pics if you would be able to tell me how much these two pieces are worth?

I’m not having a pile of luck here…

Thank you in advance if you can…

Bonnie

Answer:

Bonnie, your 1 gallon Red Wing crock with the 4 inch wing has a value around  $400.  The packing jar with no lid or decoration is around $20.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon Red Wing Cooler with fountain attachment

Question:

 

Greetings,

 

My friend inherited this item, and I’m trying to help her figure out its value, as well as maybe finding a legit buyer.

 

1. Red Wing 8 gallon pot, perfect condition, “red wings” marking, original spigot, fountain attachment, pottery(or porcelain)sipping piece, original stand, lid with “5″ marking on it, in perfect condition. Works fine, but slow leak at spigot gasket.

 

I have many more pictures if you’d like to see better details.

 

Sincerely grateful for anything you an help us with,

 

Don

Answer;

Don, the Red Wing 8 gallon water cooler without the lid is valued at around $350 with the spigot/fountain.  The 5 gallon cooler lid is valued between $300 & $350.  These values are for perfect pieces.  Al Kohlman