Red Wing sponge band advertising pitcher


The Advertising says:  ‘READY TO SERVE, SEVERIN MATTSON, GENERAL MERCHANT, BRAHAM, MINN.”  By the spout, between the advertising and the spout, there is a slight deglaze line about 3/4 inch long, you can’t see it on the pictures, otherwise the pitcher is in excellent condition.  Does the deglaze line devalue the pitcher’s value?

Sincerely , Jon


Jon, you have a zinc glazed Red Wing gray-line pitcher (also called sponge band) with advertising.  That de-glazed line does not affect its value.  These pitchers are down a little.  $275 to $350.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 10 inch bowl with blue lines


Can you submit this bowl as well that I picked up recently?  I think it may be a Red Wing.  It has no cracks and has a faint 10 on the bottom.  Just wondering if it is in fact Red Wing and what the value is? Pat


Pat, you have a Red Wing 10″ white with blue lines bowl.  It was produced in the late 1920’s & into the 30’s.  With no advertising the value is around $60.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 4 gallon shoulder jug, 1909



Just found this jug in my mother’s attic.  It appears to be a Redwing but I’m not certain as I can’t seem to find an image of one exactly like it online.

Can you help me determine its authenticity and potential value?

Thanks so very much,



Edward, you do indeed have a Red Wing 4 gallon shoulder jug.  This is an early shoulder jug most likely produced right around 1909 or so.  Value in perfect condition is between $125 & $150.  Al Kohlman

25 Gallon Double Birch Squat Crock


I took a flyer and appraised it at $350. estate value. It was definitely squat, I would guess 2.5 feet. I collected Red Wing stoneware at one time, and never saw one that size, but than I was not interested in the larger pieces. It was very heavy! Can you confirm the value of this?



June, you were right on target with the $350 value on the Red Wing 25 gallon sqaut crock.  Al Kohlman

6 gallon Rib Cage Salt Glaze crock


I have had this for over 30 years. I’m downsizing to a small apt and getting rid of things. Would lie to know if this has any value before I put it in my garage sale. If so who would you recommend to purchase it?

Thanks so much


Answer: Your rib cage RW crock has a value of between$150-200 assuming the is no damage.

4 gallon salt glaze leaf cooler, front stamped, with lid


I’m not sure how to get an expert to price my red wing blue leaf water cooler. If this Is the way, I have pictures attached, It was passed down to me when my father died. It has a large chip on the handle and a lid that has the #3 on the top knob.

Thanks so much,

Answer: Your RW cooler is estimated in today’s market between $4000-5000.  It is good to have the lid with it.

Red Wing gray-line mug


Was just wondering if you could tell me the price of either or both of these, it would be very appreciated.



Adam, if your Red Wing gray-line mug is in perfect condition, the value is between $700 & $800.  Tough little mug to find.  Al Kohlman

Collection of Crocks


I recently moved back home to MN after retiring from the government.   I joined the army in 1983.   I had a heart attack so I am wanting to sell some things.  before my temp disability insurance kicks in at work. I wonder if any of this has any value.   They have personal value to me and my Grandpa told me the whiskey jug he won after WW!! it was supposed to be destroyed as it has drips and is missing the blue RWUSC stamp



Tony, lets start with the crocks.  The 4 gallon Red Wing (these values are for all perfect pieces)  with the lighter decorations.  $60 to $70.  10 gallon Red Wing with large 6″ wing, $140 to $150.  The small advertising butter crock in the front is quite common, $15 to maybe $20.  The 1 gallon crock in the back is not Red Wing, so I have no idea of value on it.  The 2 gallon with the small red wing on it, $45 to $55.  Lastly, your best piece.  The 5 gallon Albany slip top shoulder jug with the 4″ red wing.  To bad it does not have an oval or the value would be higher.  $400 to $500.  It looks nice from here & if in perfect condition, I would lean toward the higher value.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

5 Gallon Self Draining Jar


Attached are photos of a Red Wing 5 Gallon Self Draining Jar.  The crock itself is in excellent condition, while the lid has some large chips.  Please provide me with the value.

Thanks Tamara


Tamara, before we start on the Red Wing self draining jar, I am going to discuss your lid and spigots.  Both the lid and spigots are not Red Wing, so I have no value on them.  The Red Wing self draing jar has the same look as the water cooler, however the value is a little lower than the coolers. $300 to maybe $350.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 2 gallon double P salt glazed crock


I have various Red Wing products with corresponding photos that I will be sending to you in individual emails.  Please forward to your experts to identify the piece, the time period it was produced, the rarity/desirability of the item, the range of possible value, and any additional comments they may have.  We love your website.  Thank you.

Size – 9.5in x 9.5in
Condition – No cracks. one small chip on top rim.
Decoration – Colbalt blue design
Markings – None
Glaze – Glazed on outside, dark brown glaze on inside, bottom unglazed.


You have a Red Wing 2 gallon double P salt glazed crock.   Produced between 1877 & 1895  Value, right around $100.  Al Kohlman