My mom found these plates in the basement of her house and is trying to get rid of them. I think she has ten or so of them. She may even have some cups that match. The bottom of the plate says "Red Wing Pottery Hand Painted". We were just curious how much they may be worth. The majority of them are in excellent condition with no chips. The plates measure 10 3/8" square. Any ideas about the history and price that these may be worth to the right person?
Shawna, The name of the pattern is Lexington. The Lexington pattern was introduced in 1941 and discontinued in 1955. It was a good seller for many years. Because Lexington sold well and was produced for many years, your plates are rather easy to find and thus don’t have a lot of value. The plate in your photo has crazing (fine stress lines), a couple of minor hairlines and staining which all reduce the value considerably for a common piece. This plate would be worth $5 to $10. In excellent condition the value would be $15 to $20. Thanks, Larry