Red Wing Chicken Buttermilk feeder



Hello –

I work in the curatorial department of the Wolfsonian-FIU, a museum of art and design in Miami Beach, Florida. We are about to present an exhibition of ceramics in our collection, and plan to include in that show a Red Wing Poultry Drinking Fount and Buttermilk Feeder. I have been having some trouble identifying a date for the feeder that we have, and I am wondering whether there is someone affiliated with the Red Wing Collector’s Society who may be able to offer some expert advice on that question. I would be happy to send a digital photo if that would be helpful.


I would be very grateful for any help that you can offer. Best regards –




Jon, your Red Wing Chicken Buttermilk feeder was produced in the early 1920’s.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon ball locking jar


I have a 5 gallon ball locking jar that looks just like the one that Kenneth posted, except that it has a big red wing instead of the small one. Does that change the value of the jar at all?  It is in very good shape, no cracks, locking mechanisms and handles intact, but does have a chip in the lid and on the bottom of the jar.  Otherwise, very beautiful.  What is the estimated value of this piece?

Thank you,



Nicole, a large wing has more value than a small wing.  However condition is a big player in value as well.  With the chip in the lid and jar, the value would be in the area of $150 to $200.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing (bottom signed) zinc glazed packing jar



Thanks in advance for your help,

I have a small Item of Redwing Stoneware (maybe Saltware?), It looks like a lid is missing and I cannot find anything similar to it to find a description, age, or value? Please see the attached Photos. There are no Hairlines, or crazing, just one chip on the bottom of one side(please see photo). I was thinking maybe a Refridgerator dish maybe?? It is 6 1/4″ tall, 4 1/4″ across at the top, 5 1/2″ across on the bottom. There is the original handle with once again no splits or cracks. The Bottom has a raised mark “Minnesota Redwing Stoneware Co.

Thanks again, I have attached 3 photos. 



Laura, you have a Red Wing (bottom signed) zinc glazed packing jar that was used for canning.   With on decorations, advertising, lid and a few small chips, the value is quite low.  Maybe $20 or so.  Al Kohlman

Andrew Weswtin & Co. Newberry, Mich. advertising beater jar


I have a questions that I would appreciate if you could turn over to Al Kohlman.  I collect, among other things, advertising stoneware from Michigan.  I have had the AH Eddy Soo, Mich. beater jar for years.  I just today picked up one marked: It Pays to Mix With Andrew Weswtin & Co. Newberry, Mich.  What I am wondering is two things.  Has Al ever heard of this Newberry beater jar?  Second, are there any known MICHIGAN beater jars other than the one from Soo and this Newberry one?  I have heard tell that there might be one from Munising, Michigan, but have not ever seen one.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. 
PS  Great website by the way!



Jeff, I do not collect beater jars, but have had and seen a few from Newberry, Mich., but cannot remember if it had the Mix with Andrew Weswtin & Co advertising.  I have not seen one from Munising Mich, but there could very well be some from this town.  Wish I had more information for you.  Al Kohlman

15 gallon Red Wing crock with lid



I’m Looking for info on a Crock  came across in cleaning up an old house.

it is a Red Wing 15 it has 2 cracks & handles are rusted off it does have the lid  with 15 in one of the petals it still needs further cleaning

the lid has 2 small chips but is solid it has a patent date of 1915

I would like to know the age & value of this piece

Thanks Much



Lynn, your 15 gallon Red Wing crock was produced between 1915 & 1930.  With the hairlines and today’s economy, the value is between $50 & $70.  The 15 gallon Red Wing lid with two chips and the salty brown top  (should be a snowy white) would have a value between $60 & $80.  Al Kohlman

6 gallon Red Wing Butter Churn


I recently aquired a 6 gallon Red Wing butter churn with 6 inch wing without a lid. I am having a difficult time placing a date or value on this item. There is not a single hairline or chip on it, but it has a chalky lime-like streaks outside and inside. Any thoughts on proper restoration will be much appreciated along with an estimated date and value. Thank you so much. (picture attached) -Josh


Josh, you have a 6 gallon Red Wing Butter Churn.  It was produced between 1912 & 1915.   If you clean it up and remove the lime (Lime-a-way toilet bowl cleaner in the gel form works best) the value would be in the $350 to $400 range.   Al Kohlman

20 gallon Red Wing salt glaze butterfuly with Minnesota split oval


We recently aquired this Butterfly crock with a Minnesota oval. What can you tell me about it.



Jacob, you don’t see to many Red Wing butterflies that are stamped with the Minnesota split oval.  So that is a good thing.  The bad thing is the 3 hairlines and today’s economy. With the hairlines, I would put the value in the range of $800 to $1000.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon crock marked “Special”


 Hi, I have this 8 gallon crock with the word Special above the number. What is it worth? Gary


these “Special” 8 gallon crocks are somewhat hard to find and were produced between 1936 & 1947.  I have seen them sell anywhere from $160 to $200.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon shoulder jug, 5 gallon beehive with 6 inch wing , tomato jug


Hi, I just picked up a few new pieces and was wondering if you could give me an approximate value of them.

The 5 gallon shoulder jug has a chip on the base and the 5 gallon beehive has a chip on the top, with no other cracks.

The stoneware bottle is 8 1/2’” tall and is unmarked, while the smaller wide mouth jug is 6 1/2” tall

and bottom marked ~ R.W.S.W. 

Thanks in advance.



Andy, the 5 gallon shoulder jug with just the number 5 and base chip has a value around $40.  Collectors are looking for pieces with either a decoration or advertising.  The 5 gallon beehive with 6 inch wing and chip on spout has a value around $250.  If it weren’t for that spout chip, the value today would be $350.  The stoneware bottle is not Red Wing.  An lastly, the small bottom signed tomato jug has a value in the area of $40 to $60.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon crock with the hairlines


My younger brother found the crock in the attached picture as he was cleaning out a junk house in Northern Wisconsin . . . luckily, he knew enough to keep it but is now wondering what it’s worth?

There are a couple of cracks as you can see in the picture.




Steph, your Red Wing 5 gallon crock with the hairlines has a value in the range of $30 to $40.   Would make a nice planter in someones yard.  Hard core collectors are looking for those perfect pieces which of course demand a higher value.  Hope this helps.  Al Kohlman