I recently came across this crock at an estate sale It has the 4 1/2 inch wing and is in near perfect condition with the exception of a tiny base chip about 1/4″ wide by 1/2″ The rest of it is in perfect condition It came with a lid that has a button knob marked with a 1 I know its a Red Wing crock, but is the lid authentic?
Frank, your Red Wing one gallon crock has a value between $350 & $400. Thankfully the chip is really small or the value would have dropped to half. The lid in not a Red Wing lid and therefore has no value. Nice looking piece with a excellent applied red wing. Al Kohlman
I have a one gallon large wing crock similar to one you commented on earlier in April. My crock however is slightly out of round at the lip…about 3/8 wider on one axis than the other. Would that affect the value? I also see some short brown lines inside that could? be cracks, but since they are only 1 or 2 inches long and don’t appear on the exterior, I’m tempted to think they are firing flaws? How about other production flaws like pops and ripples, are they a factor? Forgive me, I really know nothing about crocks and how to grade them. I’ve sold this one twice on ebay for $500, both times to people that never intended to pay. Just want to know a fair price and description.
Mike, your Red Wing 1 gallon crock with the 4 inch wing looks quite nice. From the photo, those short brown lines are from the potter when he was smoothing the clay. These do not affect the value. 3/8″ out of round will haved miminual price affect. Air pops depending on how large and where they are at can have an affect on price. Appearance, detail & darkness all affect value. From what I can see here, yours has a value between $400 & $425. Hope this is helpful. Al Kohlman
I purchased this crock this morning at a garage sale in Stockton, California. I would like to know how old it is and its value. Can you help?
Warren, you have a 10 gallon drop 8 with quotation side stamped Red Wing Stoneware salt glazed crock. It was produced between 1877 & 1895. The decoration is light and with the crack in the back the value is around $500. Al Kohlman
I have this John H Rich sewer pipe as you can see the stamping is upside down please advise value Thanks Roger
Roger, your John Rich Red Wing Sewer pipe has a value between $300 & $350. Nice piece. Al Kohlman
I have a Red Wing leaf 5 gallon butter churn complete with wooden dasher – all in mint condition. The churn itself stands 18″ and the dasher (when in crock) is another 24″ above top of crock. Can you please give me some idea of the value of this piece. Thank you Linda
Linda, your Red Wing 5 gallon birch leaf churn in perfect condition with the lid today, the value is in the neighborhood of $175 to $225. Al Kohlman
Anthony, the 4 gallon crock with the lazy 8 decoration that was side stamped has a greater value because of the stamp. Salt glazed pieces were stacked in the large Kilns while the clay was too wet to be stamped. Once the clay dried to the point when it could be stamped with out damaging the clay. only those pieces that could be reached were stamped. Less than 20 to 30 percent of the pieces were stamped. Finding a stamped piece of Red Wing Salt glaze is much more difficult than an unsigned piece and therefore demands a higher value. Your 4 gallon rib- cage would have a value around $250 where a size stamped 4 gallon rib cage could fetch you $800 if in perfect condition, with good marking. Al Kohlman
We are sending another request to help us learn more about our crocks, as we become more anxious to learn about Red Wing crockery in general, its history and values. Our group photo is as follows (R to L):
1- 3 gallon salt glaze with leaf. Chip in front as shown. The “encyclopedia” 2010 shows this to be rare? Is this still true?
2- 2 gallon salt glaze with target. Small hairline crack on outside but not thru to inside.
3- 3 gallon double P with rib cage. Small hairline crack on outside but not thru to inside.
4- Plain. Bottom marked Minnesota Stoneware Co. Perfect condition.
5- Plain 1 gallon. No markings. Perfect condition.
6- 5 gallon. Perfect condition. Lid is cracked and has a chip inside.
7- 5 gallon water cooler. Perfect condition. Spigot is new. No lid.
8- Stoneware brown bowl. No markings.
9- Stoneware brown jar. Perfect. No markings.
Dave and Lori
Lori, I will place the values at the end of each of your questions.
1- 3 gallon salt glaze with leaf. Chip in front as shown. The “encyclopedia”
2010 shows this to be rare? Is this still true? 3 gal leaf crock is a tough find. If mint today, $450 to $500 with chip, $300 to $350
2- 2 gallon salt glaze with target. Small hairline crack on outside but not
thru to inside. Still the hairline hurts the value. $70 to $90
3- 3 gallon double P with rib cage. Small hairline crack on outside but not
thru to inside. Again hairline, $100 to $125
4- Plain. Bottom marked Minnesota Stoneware Co. Perfect condition. $40
5- Plain 1 gallon. No markings. Perfect condition. $10 to $15
6- 5 gallon. Perfect condition. Lid is cracked and has a chip inside. Lid is not Red Wing and with chip and crack $0. 5 gallon wing crock, $70 to $90
7- 5 gallon water cooler. Perfect condition. Spigot is new. No lid. $300
8- Stoneware brown bowl. No markings. RW milk pan $30
9- Stoneware brown jar. Perfect. No markings. $10 to $15
Hope this is helpful. Al Kohlman
My 97 year old grandmother would like to know the worth of her 8 gallon Red Wing Pickle Crock. Her guess is around $100. I am attaching several pictures which I hope will assist you.
Thank you, in advance, for your help.
Suzette, your Grandmother’s 8 gallon Red Wing crock has the large 6″ red wing, which tells me it was produced right around 1915. The large wing and number 8 were applied well with good color. The value if in perfect condition would be $125 to $150. Grandmother was not to far off. Al Kohlman
Good Day! My name is Val and I am writing to you regarding two crocks I have inherited from my Grandparents. The first one is a 5 gal salt glazed crock with a slight chip near the inside lip of the crock and a small chip on the underside of one of the ears on the crock as you will see in the pics provided. There is slight staining running down from the ears of the crock also. I also have a nice 3 gal small wing crock in what I consider nice condition. No chips or cracks. Wondering if you would share a value on these crocks?
Val, your 5 gallon Up-turned leaf salt glazed crock was produced by the North Star Stoneware Company in Red Wing, Minnesota. With the shallow chip on the inside rim and under one handle, the value is between $300 & $375. Your 3 gallon Red Wing crock with small wing, $60 to $75. Al Kohlman
After a couple failed tries I think I finally found a piece of North Star Red Wing. It’s a very close match to the two gallon big snow North Star crock without the big snow of course. It has 3 small crows feet that don’t show through and one with half way down hairline, and some small chips. Despite the condition I was happy to find it for $40. But I would still like your opinion Please. Many thanks! Lynn
Lynn, it sure does match the photo you have. It is considered Red Wing and most likely a North Star crock. With the crows feet and hairline, the value is between $60 & $80. Al Kohlman