We have searched the archives looking for information on a few pieces of dinnerware but haven’t been able to find what we are looking for. We are needing info on the Bob White supper sets & 4oz juice tumblers. Were they actually produced? We’ve heard of both items but haven’t ever seen them! Also, we would like to know what patterns the water coolers & stands were available in. Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge!! Kim
Bob White tumblers were a standard production item for a brief period in the 1960s. The image below is from a January 1965 brochure.
Bob White supper trays were never put into production. Such a tray was sold at the Red Wing convention auction a number of years ago, and it’s the only one I’ve seen. I believe that was a test or sample piece, and the company decided to not add it as a standard production piece.
Water coolers were made for the following patterns:
Village Green, Delta Blue, Bob White, Round Up, Tampico.
A 1952 Village Green brochure lists a Wheat version of the water cooler but I’ve never seen or heard of one.
Hello, I am interested in any information you hopefully can give me on this vase? It measures 9 & 1/2 inches in height from base to top lip. The base is 2 3/4 × 2 × 2. Brown inside, white with light blue crackle exterior? Bottom marked REDWING U.S.A. 1336.
Answer: The 1336 crackled white vase with bronze in mint condition it would be valued around $65.
Hi. I have 2 small advertising Crocks. One seems to be in excellent condition and other has a small crack. Since I have no sentimental value to them, I’d like to sell them. It have no idea of their value.
Sherry, The Mountain Lake beater depends on local demand $100-$200. The PAAL & O’SHEA is worth around $150.00-$200.00 with the damage.
I just purchased this #3 Union Stoneware crock. Can you give me information on this piece. There is not , and it does not appear it ever had the blue stamp under the wing.
The wing itself feels like it has been embossed into the crock rather than stamped. Does the lid look like an original, or what an original would look like? The lid has a chip on the interior rim, the crock has no chips or cracks.
Lastly, can you give me an idea of value?
Thank you for your time.
Barb, Your 3 gallon butter churn has a value around $165.00. It has a lot of ink on it when they stamped the wing that why it’s a little smudged and you can feel it. The lid is not Red Wing and goes on a crock.
I have the Red Wing Lexington Rose pitcher, 13″ tall but the bottom logo has the black oval “RW 7”. Does this give it more resale value like on eBay rather than $25 you state. From my research, this logo on my pitcher was made prior to the “red” Red Wing logo other dinnerware. I want to know if it gives it more value as this means it’s older. And real important: do you know the exact year the Lexington Red Wing pitcher debuted?
The Lexington pattern was introduced in 1941. The water pitcher was among the available items from the beginning. The red and green colors on early Lexington pieces, including the water pitcher, were lighter. The rose was closer to pink than red. The black “upright wing” ink stamp was used to mark items from 1941 until the late 1940s. This mark is occasionally seen in green or blue.
Sometime in the late 1940s, probably 1947, the “RW” ink stamp was introduced and the colors of the pattern darkened. This mark was used for a fairly brief period and is the least common mark of the three marks used on Lexington items.
The familiar pinkish-red stylized wing ink stamp was introduced in 1950. The red and green colors continued to darken. Many new pieces were added to the Lexington pattern between the late 1940s and 1955. Lexington was discontinued in 1955.
In my experience most collectors pay little attention to the ink stamp used to mark a particular piece. Condition and the quality of the artwork are far more important. There might be a few collectors who seek to add a pitcher with each of the three logos but there aren’t enough of them to influence market prices. Older doesn’t necessarily mean more valuable when it comes to dinnerware. Some collectors find the darker colors more attractive, so they place a higher value on the later pieces of Lexington than those made early in production.
This piece came from my father’s house, and I suspect it came from his parents’ house in Waseca, MN. I can find no other markings on the crock. Thank you for your time.
Jean, Your 10 gallon salt glaze leaf crock is Red Wing. A big leaf will bring around $1000 in mint condition to the right person. The chip will bring it down $600-$800 .
I came across these 3 lids for our collection earlier this summer. The pair of salt glazed (one and two gallon) and the other 2 gallon that’s Albany slip. I’ve done a couple of searches on the site, but have come up empty on anything.
I’d love to know more about these; the year ranges they were likely produced in, if only one of the Red Wing companies made each, and their value.
Thanks for your time,
These 2 lids are Red Wing salt glaze. 1 gal. value $100-$125 , The 2 gal. Value around $200-$250 in mint condition.
My name is Renee and am looking for some help. We have a Redwing Chef Pierre Cookie Jar that I believe to quite rare. I have been on the RWCS facebook page and have searched online for several days and cannot find any current information about this piece.
My husband has had this for over 25 years and it belonged to his grandmother. Otherwise we have had this and have not used it only for show. The measurements are 12″ high, 22″ around.
What I have found so far is it’s estimated value in 2010. That was said to be $750 – $1000. It’s color is said to be Fleck Nile Blue and there were not many made with this color. Photos attatched.
Please help me.
The “Pierre the Chef” cookie jar was introduced by Red Wing in 1941, along with his friends Katrina the Dutch girl and Friar Tuck. Price lists from 1942, 1943 and 1944 show them as being available in blue, yellow, and tan colors. An undated brochure, probably from the mid to late 1940s adds green as a fourth color. The early brochures refer to the jar as “Pierre the Chef” but eventually he became known as simply The Chef. These three cookie jars were great sellers for Red Wing. Many thousands of them were made and production continued into the mid 1950s. By then Katrina and Friar Tuck were dropped from production, but the Chef continued on along with several newly introduced cookie jar shapes. A brochure from 1956 lists fleck pink and fleck blue as the only two available colors for the Chef. This was probably the last year of production for the Chef as he does not appear in a 1957 dealers price list.
The blue fleck and pink fleck Chef cookie jars were made for only a brief period at the end of production. They are far more difficult to find today because few of them were made.
I would estimate the current value for a Nile Fleck Blue Chef cookie jar to be $600 to $750 in excellent, undamaged condition. Any damage will reduce the value significantly. Antique values, including cookie jars, have declined in recent years. This tends to be cyclical, and values are likely to rise again sometime in the future.
Hello! Can you please help with a valuation? Also, can you recommend a collector to buy?
Thank you! Amy
Amy, Your 40 gallon crock in mint condition has a value around $1000. You can try your local craigslist, face book for sale site or advertise on here.
Question: I have been trying to find info on this Dinner or lunch tray. I believe the pattern is lanterns or perhaps not. Pottery is not my area of expertise. I purchased a set of 4 of these for resale and am looking for any information and possible value. The trays are about 10″7 1/2″ they are divided 4sections if you count the one for the cup. Any information is greatly appreciated. Dave
The photos show a 12″ x 9″ supper tray in the Lanterns pattern. Lanterns was introduced in 1952 and was discontinued in 1955.
Red Wing introduced supper trays in 1951 and added them to many of their dinnerware lines over the next several years. These trays were made in two sizes: 10.5″ rounded square and 12″ x 9″ rectangular shape. Both of these were divided into three sections and had a place to rest a cup.
Supper trays in any Red Wing pattern are scarce today. In excellent, undamaged condition the value of a Lanterns supper tray would be $25 to $30.