12 gallon Elephant Ear, 2 gallon reverse churn, and 2 gallon small wing churn

Question:

I wanted to see what Al thought on these as far as value.
 
12 gallon Elephant Ear crock.  Excellent condition but there is a chip on the inside of the lip.  It’s about the size of a quarter.  What do you think on approx. value?
(2) 2 gallon wing churns.  Obviously, the one on the left is an oval over with 4 in wing and the one on the right is a RW Potteries churn with small wing.  Both are in excellent condition. Zero chips or cracks.  Approx value?
 
As always, I appreciate your input.
 
Thanks, Dru

Answer:

Dru, your 12 gallon Elephant ear crock with the inside rim chip would have a value between $250 & $300.  The mint Red Wing churn with 4 inch wing and reversed oval is value between $300 & $350.  Also the lid on this churn is not Red Wing.  The mint Red Wing churn with 2 inch wing is value between $175 & $200.  Al Kohlman

Why did chicken feeder stamps change to poultry feeder?

Question:

Just was wondering when and why the stamp was chicken feeders was changed to poultry feeder on the bell feeders?  

  Thanks Maxine

Answer:

Maxine, why the stamp chicken feeders was changed to poultry feeder on the bell feeders is one that I just have no idea  on.  I have never seen anything in the Red Wing Stoneware books that ever referred to this change.  Sorry. Al Kohlman

Red Wing 6 gallon salt glazed double rib cage butter churn

Question:

 

Good morning,

I have a piece of stoneware that has been in the family for sometime and would like to know its value…..I would like to know if somebody could help me out on determining an accurate value on a piece that is somewhat rare?  I have attached photos of a 6 gal. salt glaze butter churn that is in very nice condition, only having two small chips on the top rim.  Also, I believe I have a cover for it somewhere and would like to know how much value that adds to it?  Thank you for any info. you are willing to share.

 

Thanks again, David

Answer:

David, you have a Red Wing 6 gallon salt glazed double rib cage butter churn.  All cleaned up with just two small chips, the value would be $575 to $600 (depending on the size of the chips).  If you have the correct lid and in perfect condition, the lid is $100.  Al Kohlman

10 gallon lid embossed with 8 & 10

Question:

Al why my lid has an embossed 8 and a 10 W? It fits my 10 cooler perfectly.
Thanks,
Ken

Answer:

Ken, your 10 gallon Red Wing water cooler lid with the embossed 8 & 10W was produced to fit either an 8 or 10 gallon Red Wing water cooler.  Much like the 5 & 6 gallon embossed bar handle crock lids.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 20 gallon crock with 4 birch leaves, think rim and back stamp

Question:

Hi,

I recently found this crock right out of an estate and have never seen this lip before? It came with a button pedal lid. Also has an extra oval and hand written 4 on side. Any info. is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:

I have not seen a Red Wing crock with a rim like this.  My guess is that it was produced to hold a Red Wing Perfection or Success filter on top of it.  Also the  Red Wing (ski)) oval being stencilled on the back just under the lid is a first for me as well.  As far as value, a perfect Red Wing 20 gallon crock with 4 birch leaves with excellent markings and ski oval is valued at $250.  Yours with weaker markings, a crows foot type hairline, but with a ski oval on the back I think would balance things out and keep the value in the area of $250.  The cobalt 4 does not raise or lower it’s value.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

Update November 2013 from an RWCS member:

I have had these crocks before with the thick ‘cupped’ lip.  These crocks were used by clinics and labs to store samples in.  The thick ‘cupped’ lip was then filled with a liquid and the lid was set on it.  This supposedly formed a water tight seal.

The Mayo clinic in Rochester had a lot of Red Wing crocks that they stored ‘things’ in.  I have seen this lip on 20 gallon wing crocks & 10 gallon water coolers (no spigot hole).  I have not seen a birchleaf crock with this lip – so this is kind of a neat piece. – Greg

Red Wing Mason jars

Question:

Hello – I have a Mason Fruit Jar and I am curious about the size.  I have seen quart, 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon sizes.  I measured the volume of this jar to be 96 ounces (12 cups) up to the top.  Was there ever a 3/4 gallon size made?  I have included a photo (unfortunately the jar has a hairline crack across the front).  I would also like to know the value with this defect.  Thanks so much for your time.

Sue.

Answer:

Sue, in all of my Red Wing books, they only list the three sizes of the Red Wing Mason jars. They are the quart, 1/2 gal and gallon size.  Now we know that a gallon holds 128 ounces and 1/2 gallon is 64 ounces.  When you can, you are never suppose to fill a fruit jar to it’s top.  So with this being said, I am guessing that this jar should be the 1/2 gallon size, but could be mistaken.  Either way, with the crack in the front, the value is quite low.  Maybe $50 at best.  Now if indeed this is a 3/4 gallon Red Wing Mason jar, then the value with the crack would be higher and could go anywhere from $225 to $1000 depending on what a collector would pay for an oddball size.  It would take a well advertised auction to realize the true value when the gavel falls. Al Kohlman

Winnebago marked bean pot

Question:

Hello,  I  have a “Winnebago” marked Bean Pot. This Bean Pot was part of an elderly womens estate that lived in Winnebago and was in  pristine condition. I would like to hear your opinion on if this is a fake as it is quite important to me.  Regards, Darryl

Answer:

Darryl, I can tell you that your Winnebago advertising bean pot is Red Wing.  I can’t see enough of the lid to tell if it is Red Wing, but the bean pot is.   Al Kohlman

Black and Blue marks on Birch and Elephant ear crocks

Question:

On the birch leaf or elephant ear crocks, was the black or blue color earlier?

Thank you, Martin

Answer:

Martin both the black and blue decorations were applied in the same time period.  You just see more black ink elephant ear pieces than blue.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing pantry jar

Question:

 

Hi, I have a 5 inch tall, by 71/2 inch wide crock. The crock has a red wing on the front. Also has 4 blue stripes. 2 at the top and 2 at the bottom. The lid is also on it. I’m not sure how you rate these but I would say it’s in excellent condition.

I will text you a picture.

 

Dorothy

Answer:

Dorothy, you have a Red Wing pantry jar.  My guess that it is the 5 pound size.  These Pantry jars are very collectible, especially with the lid.  In perfect condition, the value is between $550 & $650.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing advertising pantry jar, 4 & 5 gallon leaf crocks, and jug collection

Question:

Here are a couple of neat pieces of Red Wing in my collection. 
The first two pictures(front & back) is a advertising pantry jar (I believe).  There is one little nick on the inside rim and it measures 6 1/2 in wide x 5 in high.  Can you tell me what size of a pantry jar this is and it’s approx value?
Picture #3 is a 4 & 5 gallon Minnesota Stoneware leaf crock.  Both are in almost perfect condition.  The 4 is bottom stamped but the 5 is not.  What is the approx value?
Picture #4 is a complete set of brown top wing jugs.  They are in great shape but the 1/2 gallon has some factory glaze imperfections.  There is also a perfect 5 gallon beehive jug in the pic.  What is approx value.
 
I would appreciate your input.
 
Thanks, Dru

Answer:

Dru, your advertising Red Wing pantry jar without the lid and small chip has a value between $400 & $500.  It is a 5 pounder and the Fennimore advertising is the most common found on this jar.  Your bottom signed 4 gallon leaf crock has a value between $500 & $550. The 5 gallon leaf crock has a value between $375 & 475.  That 4 leaf crock has a much stronger leaf than the 5 and is bottom signed to boot.  So this is why the higher value falls on the 4.  The set of winged brown tops is pretty standard.  1/2 gallon $200 ot $225, 1 gallon $200to $225 & 2 gallon $450.  They need to be dead mint and gorgeous to hit this value.  Lastly is the 5 gallon winged beehive.  These are down some.  In perfect condition $275 to $300.  Al Kohlman