Klondike Feeder


What can you tell me about the value and history of the feeder.



There is a small chip at the base of this Red Wing bell chicken feeder and it will affect the value as collectors today want perfect pieces.  The bell chicken feeders were produced in 1920’s.  Value on this feeder is around $275 to $300.  If mint value would be $325 to $350 without the base.

Al Kohlman

20 gallon salt glazed butterfly


I was wondering if you could give me an idea of these three pieces:

The first is a 20 Gallon Butterfly Crock with a crack in the side.  It appears a long time ago, someone stabilized this piece with a ring of bale wire around the top.  It does have a couple of chips/flaws too.  I have taken pictures from every angle.  I would be happy to take more pictures if you like.

I also have a brown top jug and a crock.

Any help you can provide would be most appreciated!



Randy, your Red Wing 20 gallon salt glazed Butterfly was produced between 1887 & 1895.  I just love the different tones of salt glaze on your piece.   Not being signed and the large crack in the back, the value would be around $250 to $300 at best.  The brown top jug may or may not be Red Wing.  Either way, with no decoration or advertising, the value is around $10.  The bottom signed butter crock does have a small chip on the bottom.  Value is around $30.  Hope this was helpful.  Al Kohlman

Collection of crocks: 15, 4, 3, 2, 10, 6


We where recently given some crocks as a donation (to be sold) and we are wondering if someone can help us assessing a good sale price for them?

As you can see in the picture we have 6 crocks total and here is a little about each one:

2 Gal = in good shape

2 Gal lids = a few small chips
3 Gal = some small chips
4 Gal = in good shape

4 Gal lid = cracked and looks to have been glued
(very good job though)

6 Gal = a number of crocks in one place on the base
(visible in the picture)

10 Gal = in good shape

10 Gal lid = one dime sized chip on edge

15 Gal = in good shape

15 Gal lid = one 6″ hair line crack on the lid
and chip near the handle

FYI the ones in good shape have no easily apparent chips or cracks

I think they all have original handles as well

Any help you can give on a good sale price for these will help us with the fundraiser we are selling these at.  Does selling a crock and the appropriate sized lid raise the overall pricing versus selling them separately?

Thank you greatly for your time and have great day!!!!!!



Brent, your 2 gallon Red Wing crock with small wing, $50 to $60.  The 2 gallon Red Wing lids with small chips, $75 each. The 3 gallon crock with 4″ wing & small chips.  $75.  4 gallon small wing crock $75 to $80.  4 gallon lid that was cracked and glued together, $20.  6 gallon small wing crock with a number of cracks, $30 to $35.  10 gallon small wing crock $75 to $100 at best.   10 gal crock lid with dime side chip on lid,  $100.  $15 gallon 4 inch wing crock $150. 15 gallon lid with hairline crack & chip near handle.  $50 to $75.  Brent it is always better to sell the lids separate from the crocks.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon beehive jug


Hi. I have had this stoneware jug for 40 years, it was purchased in Kansas (pics included). I think it may be a Redwing 5 gallon Beehive. Can you identify it and provide any history and a guestimate as to its value? Thanks! Ed


Ed, you do indeed have a Red Wing 5 gallon beehive jug.  It was produced between 1895 & 1917.  To bad it only has the number 5 on it.  Decorations or advertising would have greatly increased it’s value.  As it sits now.   $125 to $150.  Al Kohlman

4 gallon salt glaze crock


I have a crock that is salt glazed with what looks like the number 4 on it. It would hold about 4 gallons (almost 12” tall). I think it might be Red Wing, but not sure.





Cassie, well the handle does look to be Red Wing.  The cut line is not normally seen on Red Wing pieces, but this could have been a potter from another pottery that came to Red Wing.  With all this being said, I am going to change my mind on your piece and go with Red Wing.  Value $175 to $200.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing: 7 inch cap bowl, Packing Jar, and Applie Sauce Jar


I recently acquired 3 interesting pieces of crock ware from my mothers house.  She became ill last Feb. and recently moved her into an apartment.   While cleaning out the house to get ready to sell, I came upon these cool items.  I’m not concerned about value, but would like to know some history and age of them.    The first picture is all three.     The 2nd picture is oven ware that is approx. 7” in diameter and 4” tall.   3rd picture is the bottom of it.       I honestly don’t know what to call the 2nd item.  In picture 4 it measures 10” diameter, and 13 1/2 “ tall.   The fifth picture is a close-up of print on it.        The 3rd and final item look like a miniature of the 2nd item.   In picture 6 you’ll see there are no markings on it at all.  And in picture 7 shows the bottom of it.     I’ve looked all over the web and found the crock ware but no info on it.    Thank you in advance for your help.



Mark & Mary, your first item is a sponged 7 inch Red Wing cap bowl.  These bowls were produced in the 1930’s.  Your second item with the red wing is a packing jar or also called an apple sauce jar.  It was produced for canning and made in the teens and through the 1930’s. The packing jar came in 5, 3 & 2 gallon sizes.  Your packing jar is missing it’s lid and the hardware to seal the lid.   Your last bottom signed item is a preserve or snuff jar.  Again also used for canning or storing snuff.  These were produced in the 1920’s.  It also came with a lid and was produced in 1 gal, 1/2 gal & 1 qt sizes.  Hope this is what you are looking for.  Al Kohlman

20 pound Red Wing Butter Crock


I believe this is a Red Wing 20 lb crock in great shape. I haven’t seen one without the border before. What do you think?


Laura, your crock is a Red Wing 20 pound butter crock.  Most of these 20 pounders will have a block around the 20 lbs and a red wing.  However, we have seen them like yours and also with just the 20 lbs and having the block around it, but no red wing.  The value on these without the red wing is much lower than those complete with blocking and the red wing.  Value is around  $200 to $$250 or so.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon REd Wing salt glazed beehive

Question: Hi my name is Dave I have a three gallon beehive jug that my wife and I bought at an auction sale last summer. I was wondering if you could give me some information on it?  I think  it is in good condition , a small chip on bottom front  no other chips or cracks. I am fairly sure it is Red Wing .What is the value and age of this jug? I will attach pictures. Thank you for your help.

Answer: Dave, from what I can see of your Red Wing 3 gallon salt glazed beehive, it could very well be Red Wing.   Not being signed and with the lazy 8 target mark, the value is around $300 to $350.  These salt glazed jugs were produce between 1877 & 1895.   Al Kohlman

3 gallon double rib cage, Minnesota Stoneware Co.



I just purchased this Red Wing crock at an estate sale and would like to know about the design, age and value.  I have other Red Wing crockery but not any with this design.

It is in excellent condition, no cracks.

Thank you in advance.



Answer: Donna, you have a Minnesota Stoneware Company 3 gallon double rib cage crock.   It was produced between 1883 to 1895 or so.   Unsigned and in perfect condition, the value is between $250 & $300.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Bean pot crca 1894-95


This seems to be a salt glaze pot, about 7 ” tall x 7 1/2″ diameter at the bottom, and the bottom is marked Red Wing Stoneware Co. I need help to determine whether this is genuine and if so how old it is.

Thank you


Your Red Wing bean pot is the oldest version of their bean pot line.  It is kind of a Boston bean pot version and is show in the 1884 catalog in the Albany slip line.  Yours is zinc glaze which began right in the 1894-95 era,  It is an original Red Wing bean pot.  Al Kohlman