Recently my mother-in-law was wanting to get rid of some “crocks” that my father-in-law had bought but that they never used. I told her I’d take four of them. I thought she only had plain old crocks but these were made by Red Wing so I went on the internet and found your site. I was wondering if you can tell me what you think they may be worth. I received two 4 gal. crocks and 1-10 gal. and 1-12 gal. I am attaching some pictures I took of each and will give you some details I’ve noticed about them. The 12 gal. has a metal ring around the bottom, somewhat rusty and was wondering what this particular crock may have been used for. Following are some details of each crock:
4 gal. – in really good shape but has a chip around the side of the top rim;
4 gal – in really good shape but has a small chip in the rim as well
10 gal. – appears in good shape and seems to have one original handle but the other handle is some form of replacement;
12 gal. – appears in really good shape except for a small crack on the inside and rusty metal ring
Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. I was going to use the crocks as flower pots but now I don’t think I want to take the risk of them fading or getting damaged.
Renee, the two 4 gallon Red Wing crocks with the chips have a value in the area of $35 to $40. The 12 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock with the crack in the back is in the $40 range. The 10 gallon Red Wing with the 6 inch wing in perfect condition even minus the handle is valued around $150. Al Kohlman