15 gallon transitional crock

Question:

What is the value of this 15 gallon transitional crock? It has a hairline in the front as you can see, but it’s very faint and is only in the glazing. but it’s an elephant ear with logo, hand drawn 15 with brown interior. Jordan

Answer:

Jordan, with two large cracks such as this, the value will be $500 or less.  I would not go over $500 with hairlines this long.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon Red Wing button lid

Question:

Hi, 

I was wondering if you could help me on the value of this Red Wing Crock with Lid.

 

Thanking you in advance.

 

Sincerely,

Dorothy

Answer:

Dorothy, the value on the 8 gallon Red Wing button lid will be somewhat low do to the chip in the lid and the dark salt on the top of the lid.  Collectors today are looking for the creamy white lids in perfect condition.  Value $100 to $150.  Al Kohlman

20 gallon crock we believe to be Minnesota Stoneware

Question:

Hello,

We came across a 20 gallon crock we believe to be Minnesota Stone Ware with black lettering and the double birch leaf (photo attached). After some research, I found that an unmarked crock might have been commissioned for Sears Roebuck company. Just wondering a value and approximate date range?

Thank you,

Kelsey

Answer:

Kelsey, you are correct on your statement.  The Minnesota Stoneware Company crock you have here was produced between 1895 & 1906.  Value in perfect condition is around $200.   Al Kohlman

12 gallon Red Wing crock with the 6 inch wing

Question:

I have a 12 gallon red wing crock with both handles. I have seen other people mention a date on their crocks but i am unable to find one on mine. I was wondering the estimated value. I have attached a photo of the crock.

Thank You,
Toni

Answer:

Toni, your 12 gallon Red Wing crock with the 6 inch wing was produced right around 1915.  In perfect condition, the value is between $150 & $175.  Al Kohlman

Prince Albert Liquor Co

Question:

On April 11/12 Al Kohlman answered a question on ask the expert about a 5 gallon Western Commercial jug with a 3 inch wing. this jug is from Saskatchewan- Alberta provinces. He states that it was made between 1918 and 1930. I know of other liquor jugs from different towns in Saskatchewan and Alberta in 3 or 5 gallon sizes with the three inch wing, is it possible that these jugs were made before 1918 as these two provinces started the Liquor Prohibition on June 30 of 1915

All the best,

Andre

Answer:

Hello again, Andre.  As usual, you have some great pieces!  Yes, the jugs in your photo were made before 1918.  The reason Al gave you the 1918 to 1930 time window is that’s when Red Wing used the 2.5 (or 3) inch wing and I’m guessing he didn’t see your photo.  The wing used on your jugs is a little over 4 inches long.  I believe all three of these companies appear in the Red Wing Potteries Ledger, which contains orders placed for advertising stoneware between 1906 and 1914.

The Prince Albert Liquor Co. placed a rush order for 25 3 gallon jugs on Feb. 19, 1913.  The Western Commerical Co. ordered 100 5 gallons jugs on April 26, 1913.  Both the Western Commercial Co. and Prince Albert Liquor Co. placed multiple orders between 1906 and 1914, so Red Wing likely made more jugs than the # quoted.  There are about 150 pages to sift through in the ledger, so I didn’t have time to look through all of it and find an entry for the Kamsack jug.  But, I think I recall seeing it in there.

Best regards,

Rick Natynski

RWCS Newsletter Editor

1 gallon Red Wing Albany Slip lids

Question: 

This is a perfect shiny 1 gal with the RW 7 mark on the bottom.  The RWS guide book says only Minn. marked examples are known. 

What do you think about value, rarity, etc.?

Mike

Answer:

Mike, this is the first Red Wing bottom signed lid that I have ever seen or heard about. Normally the 1 gal Red Wing Albany slip lids are fairly cheap due to the large number that are out their (any where from $125 to $200).  I think with yours being signed you could add $200 to $300 to those values on the lid.  Now this is just my thoughts as I have no history to base a better value with.  Extremely sharp lid!!!!!   Al Kohlman

15 gallon Red Wing crock

Question:

GREETINGS!

I AM THE PROUD OWNER OF A REDWING CROCK THAT I PURCHASED AT AN AUCTION. I HAVE ATTACHED TWO PHOTOS FROM THE CROCK BECAUSE I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A CROCK WITH THE SAME KIND OF WINGS I JUST WANTED TO VERIFY IF IT IS AUTHENTIC. CAN YOU HELP ME OR RECOMMEND SOMEBODY WHO COULD?

THANK YOU  

AMANDA

Answer:

Amanda, you have a vintage 15 gallon Red Wing crock.  It was produced between 1915 & 1930.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon Red Wing crock

Question:

Thanks again for the previous info regarding the butter churn. I was hoping to get some information (dates, value, etc.) on two more pieces. The 5 gallon crock does not have any cracks or chips. And the second piece I’m not to familiar with, but it does have imperfections with the glaze which can be seen in the pic. 

Thanks! Allison

Answer:

Allison, your 5 gallon Red Wing crock in perfect condition has a value between $75 & $90.  Your other piece is not a churn but a Preserve jar (or applesauce jar).  With out the lid, but with the hardware, the value is between $100 & $150.  If it had the lid the value would be in the area of $225.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon hand turned water cooler

Question:

Dear Folks, I have a 3 gallon water cooler with the lid. The lid has a few chips on the inside but in good shape on the outside. The crock its self is in good shape with little to no spider cracks. a small manufacture flaw and the spout works. Is the 3 gallon produce in quantity or not ? What years where they made, and what is its value.

It is marked in an oval Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. thanks For your time Jesse

Answer:

Jesse, you have the early hand turned Red Wing water cooler with the correct and hard to find button lid.  The cooler itself has a value in the area of $500 to $600.  The lid with just the chips underneath as the same value of $500 to $600.  In total $1000 to $1200 for the complete cooler with lid and spigot.   The 3 gallon coolers are common, but these hand turn coolers are somewhat harder to find.  The hand turn water coolers were produced somewhere between 1918 to the early 1920′s.

6 gallon Red Wing crock

Question:

Hi,

Would someone there be able to tell me about this crock?   When it was made and what it might be worth?   It is in excellent condition.  No chips or cracks anywhere.

Thansk, Tony

Answer:

Tony, your 6 gallon Red Wing crock was made right around 1915.  In perfect condition, the value is between $90 & $125.   Al Kohlman