40 gallon transition crock with birch leafs

Question: Hi, I have a 40 gallon Red Wing transition crock and lid. I would like to know the value for the set. The lid has no chips or cracks and is marked with a blue “40”. The crock has a very fine hairline crack on each side that can’t be seen from the front view.


very nice piece you have there.  When mint, I’d except to see that crock bring somewhere around $2,500 if not a little more.  Damage can obviously impact value quite a bit depending on the severity.  It’s difficult to give you a fair estimate without seeing the hairlines.  As for the lid, these used to bring up to $1,000, but I’ve seen them bring closer to $500 at auctions in recent years.  It has a good look to it with the slight  dome shape and the color matches pretty well, so I’d put it somewhere in the $750 range.  Hope that info helps.

Eva Zeisel Town & Country



My name is Joy T. and I live in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  My husband and I own a very large collection of Eva Zeisel Town & Country dishware that we inherited from his mother.  We are at the point of our lives that we are ready to pass this collection on to someone who appreciates and enjoy all of these beautiful dishes.

I was hopeful that you might be able to assess the value of what we have (see attached list).  Everything is in exceptional condition.  Our local vintage shop is interested in purchasing the lot, but we need to have a better idea of the true value.  Would you be able to help us or would you be able to pass this info on to another person who could help?

Thank you so much for your time.




Ten or so years ago there was great interest in Town & Country dinnerware and values were high.  Sadly, like many collectibles, prices for Town & Country have dropped significantly since then.


The values below are for pieces in excellent, undamaged condition.  Any damage reduces the value significantly.  These values are what I believe a collector would pay for them.  They are likely higher than a dealer would pay, especially if sold as a single lot. 


Pitchers 8.5″ (3 cup):  $35-45 each

              6″ (2 cup):  $25-35

Teapot: $100-125

Creamer & Sugar: $25-35 for the set

10″ casserole: $25-35

5.75″ casserole (marmite): $15-20

Cruet with stopper:  $65-75

Syrup jug:  $40-50

Salt & pepper:  $50-60

Comma plates 8.5″ (relish dish): $15-20

                        10.5″ (baker):  $20-30

Comma platters 15:  $25-35 each

Mixing bowl:  $50-60

Serving bowls 8.5″ (salad): $25-35

                       5.75″ (cereal): $15-20

Dinner plates: $10-12 each

Salad plates:  $5-10

Bread plates:  $5-10

Cup & saucer set:  $10-15 each

Soup bowl:  $15-20 each

Tea bag saucers (Coasters):  $20-25 each


Larry R


3 gal  shoulder jug with a side stamp


 I have a 3 gal  shoulder jug that only shows the 3 on the front but there is  a sidewall stamp underneath the jug that reads “RED  WING STONEWARE CO.” I was wondering during what years this one was made and what its value is.  It is in good condition with no large cracks or chips.


 Thank you,



Leanne, You have a bottom signed 3 gallon Red Wing jug with a value of $50-$75.00


Clifford Olson

Omaha Bake Beans Advertising Bowl


Hey,  I just bought this at an estate sale for my wife as she has become quite the Red Wing collector. Mostly she has jugs and crocks and even a butter churn. But this is going to be her first bowl. Can you tell me anything of the value or any prominence?

Thank you!



Kevin, This bowl in excellent condition could run $150-$250, but with the crack on back its value drops to $75-$125.


Clifford Olson

4 gallon Red Wing beehive jug, with no design


I’m curious on the value of my red wing 4 gallon beehive jug.  It’s in perfect condition.  Thanks Dania


Dania, You have a 4 gallon Red Wing beehive jug, with no design it’s value is $75-$100.

Clifford Olson

Chamber pot


I have a crock of some sort. I cant seem to find info on it.. Was wondering if u knew anything about this crock?



Karen, You have a Chamber pot and is missing the lid and has a chip. I would put a value around $25-$50

Clifford Olson

Red Wing Spongeband (Gray Line) Batter bowl


Could you please give me some information on this bowl.  It has a dark blue handle, is about 9 3/4″ wide including spout and 5″ high.

Age, condition good for age? Year manufactured, and of course value.

Thank you for your help,



Melissa, You have a Red Wing Spongeband (Gray Line) Batter bowl. Introduced in the 1920’s, In excellent condition it would have a value of $600-$750. With the lines in the bottom cuts the price to around $300-$400.


Clifford Olson

12 gallon narrow crock, is actually a stoneware milk can

Question: We are looking for the best way to appraise the value of this 12 gallon wing churn. 


This narrow 12 gallon crock is actually a stoneware milk can. It would have had a metal ring with 2 handles on each side. Very few are left but demand isn’t that strong for this. A value is hard because demand can change. At this time a value of $1000-$1500 would be a good estimate in excellent condition.

5 gallon Red Wing Beehive Jug



Pat, The damage brings down the value to around $150-$200. Without the oval brings down the value also. It’s a pretty jug.


Clifford Olson

6 gallon Red Wing leaf churn


Hello, I would like any information you could give me regarding age and value of this butter churn. There are no stamped markings on it. It appears in good condition, no chips or cracks that I can identify.  It has a brown glaze inside. It is 18” tall and measures 9 3/4” across top.

I greatly appreciate your time and expertise.  Thank you.



Barbara, You have a nice looking 6 gallon Red Wing leaf churn worth $600-$700.


Clifford Olson