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RWCS Foundation and Pottery Museum of Red Wing News

This page will be devoted to new from the RWCS Foundation for RWCS members. Coming soon: meeting minutes, announcements, and how to donate.

2018 Meeting Schedule

April 7, 2018 – Red Wing, MN
Pottery Museum of Red Wing
240 Harrison St
8:00 am

July 10, 2018 – Red Wing, MN
Pottery Museum of Red Wing
240 Harrison St
8:00 am

Dinnerware Info

Larry Roschen and Terry Moe long time dinnerware collectors and experts wrote a complete dinnerware article series which ran in the RWCS Newsletter for members. The grid below is a time line of dinnerware production with links to each article covering that pattern.

Introduction to Dinnerware -

Line Pattern Production Dates Publication Date & Page
Colored Kitchenware* 1932 (Perhaps including 1931/or 1933 October 2014, page 6
Pansy* Unknown October 2012, page 8 to 9
Wreath Unknown December 2009, page 8
Ivanhoe 1937 – ? December 2009, page 8
Red Wing Mixer Bowls*
Petals 1934-1938 February 2015, page 6 – 7
Rings 1939-1942 February 2015, page 6 – 7
Gypsy Trail
Reed 1935 – Post WWII December 2009, page 9
Plain 1935 – Post WWII December 2009, page 9
Chevron 1936 – 1939? December 2009, page 9
Fondoso 1938/9 – 1942 approx. December 2009, page 9
Hostess Ware 1940 – Post WWII December 2009, page 9
Provincial (1941)
Orleans 1941 to 1950 February 2010, page 7
Brittany 1941 to 1950 February 2010, page 7
Normandy (early) 1941 to perhaps 1942 February 2010, page 7
Normandy (later) 1949 – 1952 February 2010, page 7
Ardennes (early) 1941 to Mid 1940s February 2010, page 7
Ardennes (later) 1949- 1951 February 2010, page 7
African Artware Plates 1941-1942 August 2012, page 13
Concord Part 1 Part 2
Harvest 1941 to Mid 1940s April 2010, page 10
Lexington 1941-1955 April 2010, page 10
Lotus 1947-1957 April 2010, page 10
Magnolia 1947-1956 April 2010, page 10-11
Chrysanthemum 1947-1953 April 2010, page 11
Morning Glory Pink 1947-1951 April 2010, page 11
Morning Glory Blue 1950-1951 April 2010, page 11
Blossom Time 1950-1955 April 2010, page 11
Iris 1951-1956 June 2010, page 10
Zinnia 1951-1953 June 2010, page 10
Quartette 1951-1956 June 2010, page 10
Leaf Magic 1951-1953 June 2010, page 10
Fruit 1952-1955 June 2010, page 11
Lanterns 1952-1955 June 2010, page 11
Fantasy 1952-1955 June 2010, page 11
Buds 1952 June 2010, page 10
Nassau 1953 June 2010, page 10
Spring Song 1954-1956 June 2010, page 11
Willow Wind Pink 1955-1956 June 2010, page 11
Willow Wind Turquoise 1955-1956 June 2010, page 11
Fruit or Salad Set 1941 – 1946? October 2010, page 10
Party Ware The late 1940s – 1951? October 2010, page 10
Labriego Ware Early 1940s October 2010, page 10
Hospitality Ware The mid to late 1940s October 2010, page 11
Provincial Cooking Ware Early 1940s October 2010, page 11
Bakeware (Oomph) 1943 to Mid 1940s October 2010, page 11
Town & Country 1947-1956 December 2010, page 7
Informal Supper Service 1951 to 1953? December 2010, page 7
Dynasty
Plum Blossom Yellow 1950 to 1953 February 2011, page 10
Plum Blossom Pink 1950 to 1953 February 2011, page 10
Fancy Free
Caprice 1952 to 1953 February 2011, page 11
Desert 1952 to 1953 February 2011, page 11
Village Green Part 1 Part 2
Village Green 1952-1967 June 2011, page 8
Delta Blue 1954-1956 June 2011, page 9
Picardy 1960-1962 June 2011, page 9
Two Step 1960-1962 June 2011, page 9
Provincial Dinnerware 1964? – 1965 August 2011, page 12
Provincial Bakeware 1963-1967 August 2011, page 12
Village Brown 1964-1965 August 2011, page 12
Village Wheat Unknown Mid 1960s August 2011, page 12
Matte Green & Matte Pink Unknown August 2011, page 13
Ernest Sohn Unknown August 2011, page 13
Anniversary
Capistrano 1953-1961 December 2011, page 12
Country Garden 1953-1957 December 2011, page 12
Tweed Tex 1953-1956 December 2011, page 12
Pink Spice 1953 or 1954 to 1958 December 2011, page 13
Midnight Rose 1953 or 1954 to 1955 December 2011, page 13
Driftwood 1955 to 1961 December 2011, page 13
Casual Part 1 Part 2
Smart Set 1953-1957 February 2012, page 10
Bob White 1954-1967 February 2012, page 10
Hamms Late 1950s February 2012, page 11
Tip Toe 1958- 1960 April 2012, page 12
Hearthside 1961 to 1963 or 1964 April 2012, page 12
Chuck Wagon 1957? April 2012, page 13
Round Up 1958 to 1965 April 2012, page 13
Futura
Tampico 1956-1967 June 2012, page 8
Random Harvest 1956-1967 June 2012, page 9
Crazy Rhythm 1956-1963 or 1964 June 2012, page 9
Golden Viking 1956-1967 June 2012, page 9
Northern Lights 1956-1967 June 2012, page 9
Lupine 1956-1967 June 2012, page 9
Colonnes 1957 June 2012, page 9
Montmartre 1957 to 1958 June 2012, page 9
Frontenac 1958 to 1959 June 2012, page 9
Red Wing Rose 1958 to 1960 June 2012, page 9
Contemporary
White and Turquoise 1955 to 1956 December 2012, page 12 to 13
Spruce 1955-1967 December 2012, page 13
Kermis (Party Line) 1955-1956 February 2013, page 10
Harlequin Clown 1958 February 2013, page 11
Continental Buffet 1957-1958 February 2013, page 11
Buffet Royale 1960-1962 February 2013, page 11
True China
Majestic 1959 -1965 October 2013, page 10
Granada 1959 -1961 October 2013, page 11
Mediterrania 1959 -1961 October 2013, page 11
Lute Song 1959 -1967 October 2013, page 11
Merrileaf 1960 -1965 October 2013, page 11
Vintage 1960 -1963 or 1964 October 2013, page 11
Crocus 1961 -1963 or 1964 October 2013, page 11
Daisy Chain 1961 -1963 or 1964 October 2013, page 11
Bake and Serve 1961 -1967 December 2013, page 10
Duo-tone (aka Cylinder)
Desert Sun Jan. 1962 to 1963 or 1964 December 2013, page 11
Flight Jan. 1962 to 1963 or 1964 December 2013, page 11
Turtle Dove Jan. 1962 to 1963 or 1964 December 2013, page 11
Pompeii Jan. 1962 to 1963 or 1964 December 2013, page 11
Tahitian Gold Jan. 1962 to 1963 or 1964 December 2013, page 11
Pepe April 1963 to 1967 December 2013, page 11
Hotel or Restaurant China
Empire Shape 1962 perhaps to 1967 April 2014, page 12
(Also discussed in August 2010 issue, pages 12 to 13)
Regal Shape 1966 to 1967 April 2014, page 13
(Also discussed in August 2010 issue, pages 12 to 13)
Hotel or Restaurant Custom Orders
Sveden House 1960s April 2014, page 13
Diamond Jim 1960s April 2014, page 13
Thunderbird 1960s April 2014, page 13
Sheraton 1960s April 2014, page 13
Like China
Damask 1964-1967 June 2014, page 13
Brocade 1966 June 2014, page 13
Blue Shadows 1966-1967 June 2014, page 13
Kashmir 1965-1967 June 2014, page 13
Ebb Tide 1965-1967 October 2014, page 11
Ceramastone
Greenwichstone 1966-1967 December 2014, page 10
Hearthstone Beige 1966-1967 December 2014, page 11
Hearthstone Orange 1966-1967 December 2014, page 11
Adobestone 1967 December 2014, page 11
Heatherstone 1967 December 2014, page 11
Charstone Bleu 1967 December 2014, page 11
The End of Dinnerware Production February 2015, page 10
Post-Production Items February 2015, page 11
Owner-Enhanced Items February 2015, page 11

* This article was not part of the Introduction to Dinnerware Series, but it was the first time the line was discussed in the RWCS Newsletter.

Convention Supplements

Supplement
Each year the RWCS Executive Director works closely with the Red Wing Republican Eagle staff to produced our annual Convention Supplement. This resource is the main source of information during the Convention in Red Wing. It includes a schedule of activities, education session, as well as articles on what is going on in the Red Wing Collectors Society.

The Convention Supplement will be available online after the Convention. This information is available beginning with the 2006 Supplement.

2017 Convention Supplement

2016 Convention Supplement

2015 Convention Supplement

2014 Convention Supplement

2013 Convention Supplement

By Year
2012
2011
2005 1999 1994 1988
2010 2004 1998 1993 1987
2009 2003 1997 1992 1986
2008 the education page separate 2002 1996 1991 1985
2007 2001 1995 1990
2006 2000 1989

Events, Activites, and MORE during Convention Week #RWCSCON40

The RWCS has many events and activities lined up to make your Convention experience memorable.

Crock Hunt – July 1 -9
Discover new places to eat, shop, and see in Red Wing, MN. Join your fellow members and check out the Crock Hunt page to see the sites and follow the list “carefully” to see the best path.

Hands On Class – Friday and Saturday
Make or buy your own #40 or Wing to take home this Convention. Learn more on Hands On Class page!

CROCK FEST – Friday Night 5pm -6:30pm
Collector Night at the Pottery Museum of Red Wing. This after-hours event is your time to gather with your member friends, get an intimate look at the museum and connect up for the evening. Come check out the silent auctions and door prizes! Visit the Crock Fest page to learn more.

Banquet – Saturday Night
Stay one more day and join your fellow collectors for dinner at Mount Frontenac! Enjoy dinner, the view of Lake Pepin and of course door prizes! Buy your tickets today by calling 800-977-7927. See more details on the Banquet page.

City of Red Wing Event All Week!
Coming for the 4th of July or looking for other events in Red Wing? There’s events like amateur baseball games, ice cream socials and concerts in the park! Keep checking the Convention Week– Things to do in Red Wing Page.

RWCS announces MidWinter to Return to Iowa in 2017

RED WING, MN  –  The Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) is excited to announce its annual MidWinter GetTogether will return to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines, February 24-26, 2017.  This is the same location where event was held from 2001 to 2014.

In addition to changing the location, the RWCS has also moved the event to the last weekend of February. Over the past decade, driving conditions and cold temperatures have made it a challenge for many RWCS members to commit to traveling to MidWinter.

“It is our hope that by moving to later in February, the weather will be better and members will travel with confidence to MidWinter in Des Moines next year,” says RWCS President Larry Birks.

The RWCS appreciates the spectacular hospitality of the Badger and Wisconsin chapters during MidWinter’s time in Wisconsin, where the event was held for the past two years. The organization hopes to return to Wisconsin in the future.

“The warm welcome and support of RWCS members in Wisconsin will be remembered by those who attended MidWinter these past two years,” Birks adds.

MidWinter has been an annual event for the RWCS for more than 15 years. It is an opportunity for members to keep their collecting interest and passions burning until the annual RWCS Convention in Red Wing, MN in July. With a theme of “Ruby Red Wing”, the 2016 Convention slated for July 7-9 will celebrate the organization’s 40th Annual Convention.

The RWCS was founded in 1977 in Red Wing and there are more than 3,000 members worldwide. Annual membership in the Red Wing Collectors Society costs only $35 and includes six 16-page full-color newsletters mailed to your home throughout the year. For more information or to become a member, call the RWCS business office at 800-977-7927, e-mail membership@redwingcollectors.org or log on to www.redwingcollectors.org. You can also join the RWCS page on Facebook and follow the group on Twitter at twitter.com/RWcollectors.

Chapter Meeting Schedule

The RWCS Chapters plan meeting all year long hosted either in a members home or public meeting place. Visitors are welcome to attend any Chapter Meeting, simply contact the Chapter President. The contact information can be found on our Website Chapter Page or email director@redwingcollectors.org.

2017 Meeting Schedule

Golden State – California

December 9
Stockton, CA

Gopher Chapter – 2017/2018 Meetings

December 16, 1:00 pm
Holiday Social
CHANGE IN LOCATION
Michelle & Roger Mueller
10736 Perry Dr N
Brooklyn

 

Trails West Chapter (KS, MO)

Saturday Oct 21, 2017 @ 12pm
Zarda’s BBQ
Blue Springs, MO

Friday Feb 23, 2018 @ 4:30pm
RWCS Mid Winter in Des Moines, Iowa
location: Wisconsin Room @ the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Contact Debbie Mischke at bmischke@centurytel.netI

2 gallon advertising crock Bause advertising and butter pail

Question:

Hi,

Thanks for your recent appraisals. I have a couple more items I would like your opinion on.

The first one is a 2 gallon advertising crock which appears to be Redwing. It belongs to a co-worker of mine. She is from northern Wisconsin and it has been in her family for many years. I think it’s a great piece! Sorry to say, it has a hole drilled in the base.  ?

The second item is a butter crock which I acquired at a yard sale in Red Wing during last summers Convention. I recently was able to purchase the lid, which I believe is correct. The lid has a glazed over chip on the rim and the crock has 2 small chips on the base.

Thanks

Andy

Answer:

Andy, the 2 gallon advertising crock is a great piece.  It is to bad that someone drilled a hole in the bottom of it. Value with the hole drilled $800 to $1000.  Your Red Wing butter jar with lid and two small base chips, $175 to $200.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon koverwate

Question:

Hello,  my name is Maureen.  I’d like to downsize my many decades of collecting, including crocks.  I particularly like advertising and designs in blue.  I’d like to start with my koverwate.  It’s 10″ in diameter, a very blue 5 inside base, 5 holes in base, 2 on each side, and a very blue square on side, stamped koverwate with 6 following lines. No cracks or chips, 2 very light hairline lines(?) about 1 or 2″ long inside base, but very solid under base. Glaze is shiny, smooth, and the shade of all my stamped red wings.  It’s coloring is very nice.  I’d appreciate info on it’s value.

Thank you,  Maureen

Answer:

Maureen, with the 2 very tight hairlines, your Red Wing 5 gallon koverwate would have a value right around $150.  Red Wing collectors love their koverwates, however, they want them mint and even though the hairlines are tight and only 1 to 2 inches long, they are just that hairlines.   I wish you well with your downsizing.  Al Kohlman

North Star I gal albany glazed jar, signed

Question:

Hello Al,

I have not been able to find any information on this marked slop jar I purchased (small chip on base) … Also, I have an opportunity to buy a North Star preserve 1 gallon albany glazed jar, but I am not sure what to purchase it for … it does have two small chips on lip … Any info on value on these would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Douglas

Answer:

A one gallon NS jar would sell for about $225.

The signed slop jar is very difficult to find and valued about $800-1000.

Minnesota Stoneware Company 5 gallon birch leaf butter churn

Question:

I have a Union Crock that belonged to my Grandmother (lived in Gibbon MN). I’m trying to get some information on the age and it’s value (it has a chip in the top edge, shown in the photo). I believe she used this for making pickles.

Thanks

Mike

Answer:

Mike, your grandmother has a Minnesota Stoneware Company 5 gallon birch leaf butter churn that was produced between 1906 & 1909.  With the small chip on the rim the value is between $150 & $175.     Al Kohlman

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