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.

Urbana Mini Jug

Question:

It is a miniature jug. I am presuming a souvenir from Urbana, Iowa.  Not sure what “The New OK” is.  I’m from the area and have never heard of it.  I was hoping to find out it’s approximate age and value.  I have attached a few pictures.  Thank you for your time and expertise!

Answer:

Pretty rare jug made in the teens, retail In mint condition is between $1500-$2000.  

Red Wing Stoneware Company Preserve Jars

Question:

Hello,

I have inherited 3 jars with lids with the marking RWSW on the bottom.  Best I can tell these might be Red Wing Stoneware jars but they are not marked other than the RWSW on the bottom and a ‘2’ on two of the lid knobs.  They are 5.5” high and 3 3/8” wide.  Inside they have a round mark in the center bottom.  Other than two lids having chips, they are in good condition.

The glaze is a white colored.  I have attached a number of pictures to help with the identification.

Thank you for your expertise and help.

Mary 

Answer:

These are preserve jars made by the Red Wing Stoneware Company(RWSW) marked on the bottom. Value around $40 with lids  and with no damage.

Clifford Olson

Salt Glaze Bowl

Question:

We have reason to believe this to be an unmarked Red Wing We are an estate sale company and will be selling this bowl this weekend Any help you can give with verification of Red Wing and pricing is appreciated Thanks Sharon

Answer: Yes, you have a salt glaze bread bowl. In mint condition, this bowl is worth about $2500 – 3000. Cliff Olson