3 gallon Red Wing Dragon Fly Crock

Question

Hello,

Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my questions. It is greatly appreciated. My husband picked this crock up for me at a yard sale this weekend. I’m new to collecting and I have several red wing crocks but they actually have the red wing on them. I also have a few birch leaf crocks as well but I do not have any of the early pieces. He saw this and thought it was cool looking so he picked it up for me. I really like it but I’m not exactly sure what it is. I have looked at numerous questions on the site but I haven’t found this exact design. It does have a small chip at the top and two hairline cracks on the bottom. The white stuff on the inside of the crock is some kind of goo that I need to clean up so they are not chips. Can you out tell me what I have and an approximate value if any?

Regards,

Laura 

Answer

Laura, You have a 3 gallon Red Wing Dragonfly crock.  $300 in excellent condition, with the crows foot crack on bottom around $150

Clifford Olson

Willow Wind Deviled Egg Platter

Question:

Hello, 

Wondering if you could tell me the value of this deviled egg platter?

Thanks,  Lynette 

Answer:

The Willow Wind pattern was available in two colors; pink and turquoise.  This egg plate has a pink base with a turquoise cover — a mismatch.  A Willow Wind egg plate with the correct cover would be worth $150-175.  I’d estimate this mismatched set to be worth $75-100.

 

Larry R

Ernest Sohn beverage server

Question:

How can I find out information on this piece? I have seen nothing like it on any site that has Ernest Sohn.

Answer:

Very interesting piece!  In the late 1950s/early 1960s Ernest Sohn obtained pieces from the Village Green pattern from Red Wing and modified them to be sold by his Ernest Sohn Creations company.  This “swinging gallon coffee server” includes many of Sohn’s signature touches.

Red Wing sold a similar server as part of its Village Green pattern. Red Wing’s version had a green cover and a black metal stand. 

Sohn’s version uses only the server from Red Wing; all other parts have been replaced by Sohn. The copper cover with large wooden knob and the rattan wrap on the handle are classic Sohn features.  The stand is similar in concept to Red Wing’s stand but is fancier and made of a different metal. 

 

Larry R

3 gallon Waconda Water jug

Question:

I purchased this jug at a thrift store, it was covered in green paint and could not see any markings at the time of purchase.

I brought it home and washed off the paint with extremely hot water and a sponge. I was extremely delighted to find out it was a 

red wing! However I have only previously seen a No. 5 with this printing. Is the No.3 rare? Please review my pictures and advise if possible in addition to the possible value. I believe I paid $14.00 for it.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Amy

Answer:

Amy, Your Waconda Adverting jug is worth $500-$550 in excellent condition.

Clifford Olson

 

 

5 gallon Red Wing salt glazed leaf churn

Question:

This is a crock I purchased it many years ago in Minnesota sat an estate sale. I would like to know what it is worth.

Geri

Answer:

Geri,  You have a 5 gallon Red Wing salt glazed leaf churn. In excellent condition I would put a value of $650.00. The lid is not Red Wing.

Clifford Olson

4 gallon rib cage crock

Question:

I found another crock. This one has no markings on the bottom but it has a rib cage design on it. It also has “ears” to help carry the crock. It’s a 4 gallon size. Please see the picture. Any idea how old this other crock is?  Also what might they be worth?  I’m not looking to sell. I’m just curious.

Answer:

The 4 gallon crock is a Red wing ribcage worth around $200 in mint condition.

4 gallon beehive salt glaze jug with rib cage decoration

Question: Please let me know value of jug I just purchased from my uncles estate.  Thank you.

Answer:

I would put a value around $1500  mint condition for you 4 gallon ribcage beehive. Any damage greatly effects value.

Clifford Olson

Mini Jug with Minnesota Michigan Game score paper label

Question:

I picked up this mini jug at a flea market a few weeks back for $10 and not having any luck finding information on it.

I was able to find other Red Wing Minnesota/Michigan football mini jugs with the blue stamp. This one has the paper label with the score from what I believe is the 1934 game.

It also does have what appears to be the original ribbon on it. Any information and value would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help!

Jordan

Answer:

I believe that this is a commemorative Little Brown Jug from the 1934 season commemorating the Minnesota Golden Gophers victory over Michigan 34th and nothing. The score reflects the different amount of points in each quarter. I was able to confirm that it was made by Red Wing. To a sports collector Ken Magee felt $100 to $200. I talked to a long time collector who happened to be in the museum today, and he felt that to a Red Wing collector maybe closer to $200 to $250 depending on the condition.

Michigan Bean Pot

Question:

I’m found this Bean pot for sale and I’m wondering if it is a Red Wing or not. The  site says there are only 6 known pots in Michigan could this be one?

Answer:

Only 6 bean pots from Michigan are known , they can have a value of$100-$150

4 gallon salt glaze crock

Question:

My name is Kirby and I was wondering if you can give me an age and a value on this crock.

Answer:

I would put a value of $200-$250 in mint condition. These were produced around the 1880’s.