5 gallon, large wing shoulder jug


I have 2 questions on stoneware, both 5 gal. jugs. I’ve attached a photo of one… The one with the 5 on the neck, IT IS ALSO BOTTOM SIGNED “RWS CO” in a straight line.

The second jug, also 5 gal. has albany slip (brown) on the neck above the shoulder. The price guide shows a 1/2 , 1, and 2 gallon with only a wing… The one I have has the wing and also an oval. I am not able to supply a photo at this time as it is not in my possession yet.

Would the expert comment on value of these 2 items. THANKS.



Chuck, the first 5 gallon shoulder jug with the gallon-age number on the domb and with the 6 inch wing has a value between $250 & $300 depending on condition.  In mint condition, I would go with the higher value.

Now the second 5 gallon with the red wing and oval with the Albany slip top depends on conditon and the size of the red wing.  I have had them all and sold them anywhere from $300 for the small wing with light markings to $800 for a 4 1/2 inch red wing (that was one of the best 5 gallon wing jugs that I have ever seen or owned).  Hope this helps.  al