Red Wing Lye Crock


I purchased a stoneware container that is 6 in. in diameter and 12 in. tall. It has a lid
with Redwing stamped on it. The bottom has 2 holes fitted with washers and  connecters for something to screw into. No one has been able to tell me what this is, can you help me?

Thank you,


This is a Lye crock. It was used in dairy barns to clean milk equpiment.


8 gallon Red Wing Elephant Ear transition


Please help me identify this crock and when it was made. Would also like to know value. Jessica


Jessica, your 8 gallon Red Wing Elephant Ear transition crock if in perfect condition has a value between $800 & $1000 or so.  It’s a very nice piece, but it must be perfect to fetch this kind of money.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing water cooler


My fall trip this year included a trip to the Pottery Place (again), the gift store with the potters, & my first visit to the museum…what a treasure all that was to see! Between that & the antique stores there, I’ve never seen so many Red Wing things in one place EVER!!! …..Oh to be independantly wealthy!

Can’t wait to see the new location…any idea when it will be open?

Attached is my newest RW addition. Whatever you can tell me about it would be delightful. Any idea on age?

I look forward to hearing from you, & thanks again for your gracious time & help :)

Warm Regards, Connie


Connie, your Red Wing water cooler is the earliest of the water coolers.  Sometime between 1917 & 1920 or so.  It has the correct lid, but someone drilled a hole in the button which really hurts it’s value.  The size of this water cooler will be stenciled inside bottom of this cooler.  If the cooler is perfect it has a value around $500.  The lid,, maybe $150.  If there was no hole.  $500 to $700.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Sewer Pipe Sample


Is this a real sample or a reproduction of Red Wing Sewer Pipe. If so, what is hte value.


Patty, your have a Red Wing Sewer Pipe Company mini sewer
pipe which was made by the Red Wing Stoneware Company.  If it is in
perfect condition and has the lid, the value is $65. Without the lid, $40 or
so.  Al Kohlman

20 gallon Red Wing Crock with WA advertising


Hello   I have the opportunity to buy this 20 gallon crock it appears to be Red Wing  it has an ad for a Lind Wasington store.  Here is a picture of the 20 and the ad
can you advise me of value on this crock. It is in good condition with a small spider crack in the bottom that does not go through     thanks and regards   Rob

Answer: Robert, with the spider, the value would be $1000 to
$1200.  Hard to find these large crocks with advertising.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon shoulder jug and pack jar, collection of bean pots


What can you tell me about these pieces and their value?

THank you,





Jessica, the 5 gallon Red Wing shoulder jug with the 5 on
the dome and 4 1/2″ wing has a value between $100 to $125.  The 5
gallon packing jar with lid and chip has a value between  $350 & $400.

All the Red Wing bean pots with lids and advertising, $85 to
$95 depending on how rare the advertising.  Hope this was helpful.
Al Kohlman

Red Wing Safety Valve jar


I am unfamiliar with this in mold stamped back mark. Is it Redwing? If it isn’t
Redwing, do you know who manufactured it? It is on the bottom of a 6 1/2″
H. X 5 1/2″ diameter wax seal canning crock with a 3 1/8″ diameter
mouth. Thank you in advance…


Cary, RWSCo stands for “Red Wing Stoneware Company.  So yes it is Red Wing.  Your piece is a Red Wing Safety Valve jar.  Your jar normally came with a medal hardware that would snap the lid in place once the jar was filled with preserves or other garden canned items.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon Red Wing water cooler

This question is for Al Kohlman regarding a RW 3 gallon water cooler. I’ve attached a few pictures of the cooler to this email. I’m very new to collecting (this is my first piece), so I don’t know anything really. But I love all the posts on your website, they’ve been so helpful and they also get me very interested in collecting more pieces.

Description- 3 Gallon water cooler with lid, in good condition (no cracks or scratches), hole at the bottom (I think a spigot is supposed to go there). The inside is a little dirty (this could have been used for planting).

Questions- What do you think this would be worth if I sold it today?

Is this a common piece or rare?

Does the size of the wing mean anything? I heard the larger the wing the more value it has.

I want to buy a spigot for this pot, is there anyway to tell if it is an authentic spigot that is supposed to go to this piece?

Thank you so much,



Tracey, your 3 gallon Red Wing water cooler was produced
between 1936 & 1947.  It is the latest and last version for the Red
Wing coolers.  Also, the size of the red wing does affect the value
with the largest being in greater demand.  Also, the words
“Water Cooler” on the early coolers is scrolled where your is
blocked (scrolled being more in demand for collectors).  With all
this being said, our cooler if in perfect condition, $225 to $250. The lid
also in perfect condition, $300 to $350.  Also, the 3 gallon is a common
size and the correct spigot is the push button spigot which is marked
“Central” on either the spout or barrel of the spigot.  Also,
there is reproductions on these spigots, so you need to look for the
“Central” spigot where the push button is out side of the spigot
body.  These can be found at the convention from older collectors &
they run about $50 each.  Hope this was helpful.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Sponge Band bailed handled butter jar


In looking at the snack jar I realized it was not a Redwing but instead by Western Pottery. The refrigerator jar is a Redwing but I have it packed away as we moved some things and need to find it. I will send you a picture when I find it.




Janice, what you have is a Red Wing Sponge Band bailed
handle butter jar.  Value with the damage lid is around $400 to
$450.  Al Kohlman

4 gallon birch leaf and 4 gallon red wing beehive


Here are two 4 gallon Red Wings I purchased. The 4 gallon birch leaf Red Wing is bottom signed.It has a chip on the lip which is pictured below. The second Red Wing is a beehive 4 gallon with a Red Wing and a dot dash dot Red Wing oval stamp. The glazing on this one came with a manufacturing imperfection. I’m not sure if this affects the value. I will send along another email with more pics right now. I want to know what their value is. I paid $100 for the birch leaf and $300 for the beehive.

Thanks so much for your time!




Maelea, what you paid for each Red Wing jug is just about what they are worth.  The glaze on the 4 gallon birch leave beehive does affect it’s value as does the chip on the spout of the  4 gallon birchleaf shoulder jug.   Al Kohlman