Hi i’m wondering what this jug might be worth?

Its in very good condition,without problems.

Thank-you William


Hi, William – Al deferred your question to me since I collect Canadian advertising.  There’s a lot going on with that jug!  The wing, advertising, RW oval, gallonage #, and “Imperial” stamp make it a fantastic piece.  Advertising of this nature can be hard to give an accurate estimate on because it’s not something you regularly see.  That being said, I’d say a strong retail value on this piece would be $1000-$1300 if mint and not restored.  But you never know – get a couple of Portage La Prairie enthusiasts and/or two hardcore Canadian advertising stoneware collectors into a room, and it could bring more at auction.  Thanks for sharing your photos, and congrats on acquiring this great piece!

Rick Natynski

Editor, Red Wing Collectors Society Newsletter

Kashmir platters dinnerware pattern


Hi. I acquired these 2 platters a few years ago and absolutely love them. I have been unable to find much info on them but I do believe I have correctly identified them as the 1964 Kashmir pattern. I would love confirmation and a value if possible.
Also, is it possible to locate more pieces or is this a hard to find pattern? I haven’t had a lot of luck finding many pieces to add to my collection.

The large platter measures 15 1/4″ by 10 3/4″ and unfortunately came to me with the damage you see.

The smaller platter measures 13″ by 9″ and is in excellent condition.

Thank you so much for any help you may be able to offer.



Yes, these platters are from the Kashmir dinnerware pattern.  Kashmir was introduced in 1965 and produced until Red Wing Potteries ended production in 1967.  The pattern is quite popular with collectors, including me.  I started building a set of Kashmir nearly 30 years ago and over time have managed to acquire nearly every piece in the set.  In my opinion it’s a great pattern to collect.  There is enough of it out there that you’ll find a piece you need now and then, but not so common that you’ll see it in every antique shop.  And Kashmir can occasionally be found listed on eBay and other online auctions.

Kashmir platters are worth around $25-40 each in excellent, undamaged condition.  The chip on the larger platter is obvious and will reduce the value significantly, down to the $5-10 range.


Katrina cookie jar original pricing


Hi, I have the Blue Katrina Cookie Jar that was my grandmothers. I know it was made in the early 1940’s and there was a Blue, Yellow and a Green one was made a couple of years later. Could you tell me what these beautiful cookie jars sold for originally. I have tried to find some advertising from that time frame but so far have not found anything.

Thank you so much.



Sorry, I don’t have any retail ads for the Katrina cookie jar so I can’t say with certainty what the price to consumers may have been.  But I do have Red Wing’s wholesale price to stores that purchased these jars directly from the pottery.  The wholesale price listed for 1941 to 1944 was $24 for a dozen cookie jars.  That’s $2 per jar, and Red Wing often discounted their prices significantly depending on the total size of the store’s order.

Red Wing also made a series of fruit-shaped jars during the same period.  The wholesale price for them was $18 per dozen, and a 1941 promotional piece showed the retail price as $1.50 per jar.

Putting this all together it is safe to assume the retail price for the Katrina jar back in the day was less than $5, and most likely in the $2 to $4 range.



Blossom Time dinner plate with an attached metal carrying handle



I am inquiring about the following piece of Red Wing dinnerware I inherited from my grandmother.  I can’t find the correct email address on your “Ask the Experts” section, so I’m sending it to the only email address I could find.

After reviewing your “Ask the Experts” archives, it appears that this 10.5″ x 10.5″ square-ish plate comes from the “Blossom Time” collection, which I think you stated was produced from 1950-55.  I’m wondering if the removable carrying handle was part of the original collection (and if the item thus has a name), and if it adds any value to the piece?  Or, was this handle a generic type of add-on from that era that people could add to plates/platters to make them more portable/versatile?  It is in excellent condition.

Thanks for your help.



The photo shows a Blossom Time dinner plate with an attached metal carrying handle.  Blossom Time is one of many patterns made in the Concord shape.

The metal handle was not listed in Red Wing brochures or price lists.  It was an accessory that could be purchased separately.  The handle was sold by Roberts Colonial House, a company in Chicago.  There may have been a co-marketing agreement with Red Wing, or the handle may have been available for purchase at the Red Wing Pottery Salesroom.  The handle adds minimal value to the Blossom Time plate, perhaps an extra $5 or $10.

I’ve attached two photos of a new unused handle in its original cellophane packaging.  The packaging includes a photo of a handle on a Lotus dinner plate, a sister pattern to Blossom Time.  The Roberts Colonial House handle was sold in the early 1950s.  A few years later Red Wing began to make tidbit trays out of surplus plates by drilling a hole and adding hardware.  It seems likely the tidbit tray concept originated with Roberts Colonial House handle.


Red Wing Gray-Line (also called sponge band) beater jar


I recently bought this sponge bowl and it is marked on the bottom with a blue block letter “M” and I would like to know any information about it or if it is Red Wing and the value of this piece. It is about 5.5″ tall and about 5.5″ in diameter (give or take). There are no chips or cracks and is in perfect condition.

Thank You Kyle


Kyle, you have a Red Wing Gray-Line (also called sponge band) beater jar.  These were use to beat eggs, cream, butter etc.  In mint condition the value is between $175 & $225.  Al Kohlman

Bohemian Rye jug from South Dakota


My friend has a Red Wing Stoneware jug. I have attached pictures.  I have been combing the internet to find anything like and cannot.  Could you please give us information and value on it.  Thank you Stacy


Stacy, this Bohemian Rye jug from South Dakota is a tough find.  Value today would be $900 to $1000 to the right collector.  Al Kohlman

Bottom Marked Butter Crock


I recently saw this piece at a antique shop wasn’t sure what its worth or the proper name for it. Could you tell me a little more about this piece from the pictures I attached? There is a couple stickers on the front that are not part of the crock there just price sticker.
The bottom of the crock is stamped Redwing usa.
Any information  what its called and the value would be a helpful.

Thank you, Jim


Jim, you have a bottom signed Red Wing butter crock.  These crocks were used to store butter either from the churn or store.  In perfect condition the value is around $40 give or take $5 either way. Al Kohlman

2 gallon Red Wing transition target marked crock



I purchased this 2 gallon zinc crock with a Target design. Is it Red Wing and what could I sell it for? Small inside rim separation and small chip on bottom rim. No cracks or hairlines. Thanks!



Allen, your 2 gallon Red Wing transition target marked crock has a value between $250 & $300. Al Kohlman

4 gallon salt glazed crock with drop 8 with quotations.


I hope you can give me some information on the maker and time of these two crocks. Thank You In Advance, Ron


Ron the 4 gallon salt glazed crock on the right is a Red Wing drop 8 with quotations.  It was produced between 1877 & 1895.  Value is between $200 & $250 if in perfect condtion.  The 4 galloon salt glazed crock on the left would be called a lazy 8 target.  It is not Red Wing.  Not being Red Wing, I just have no idea of value or history. Al Kohlman