5 gal salt glaze crock, Ohio


I have attached photos in hopes someone can help me identify this crock I found at auction in central ky. Paid $30 for it but there are no identification marks except for the symbol. Can you tell me anything about it? Is it redwing?


Answer: Loren, your 5 gal salt glaze crock is not Red Wing.  I thing it looks like some of the Ohio pieces that I have had.  Al Kohlman

Minnesota Stoneware Company Albany slip jar


Hi.  Looking for assistance to determine what this is considered and what approximate value is.  Bottom is stamped Minnesota Stoneware Co. Red Wing. 

Pictures are attached. 


Your Minnesota Stoneware Company Albany slip jar is called a wax sealer.  A wax sealer is an early canning jar.  When the jar was filled with its contents, a small tin cover was placed on top of the opening and hot wax poured over it to seal the opening.  These wax sealers wend out of production when the glass canning jars were invented.  In perfect condition, the value is $50 to $75.  Al Kohlman

10gallon Red Wing’s with bail handles


Photos are of 2 Red Wing 10 crocks- one has a patent of Dec 1915- the day was not clear- smudge or worn- 1 8 gallon crock- sorry the full view was out of focus- it has a wire around it holding it together. Gladys wanted information on the value as she wants to sell them. You can email back information to this address and I will print it out for her. Gladys phone number is 623-977-3415

Thank You

She also has a 3 that has been repaired but wants to keep that one- would like any info on that one too.


The two 10 gallon crocks if in perfect condition have a value between $125 & $150.  To get to that top number, you need nice, dark and clear markings.

The cracked 8 gallon would have a $30 value and a repaired 3 gallon Red Wing, would have a value around $20.  Collectors have become quite fussy on condition today.  They just do not want damaged stoneware.  Al Kohlman

10 gallon Red Wing crock


Can you tell me when this crock was produced and it’s values.   It’s in excellent condition.   No chips or cracks to be seen. 

Also there is no “Patent” stamping by either of the two handles, but rather this triangle shaped marked in the side.  Does the lack of the patent stamp increase or decrease the value any?  Does this triangle mean anything? 


Chris, your 10 gallon Red Wing crock was produced between 1915 & 1930.  No patent date does on increase or decrease it’s value and the triangle is just an imperfection and means nothing.  So with the 4 1/2 inch Red Wing, the value is around $150 give or take $10 to $25.  Al Kohlman

6 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock


Attached is a 6 gallon crock I wondered what it is worth?

Thanks for your time, Andrew


Andrew, your 6 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock if in perfect condition has a value between $75 & 85 in today’s markets.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon Red Wing Crock


I am looking for information on the pot shown in the attached picture.  It also has P.A.T.E.N.T.E.D. DEC 21st, 1915

Thank you,

Bunny Ankney

Murray City Museum


Bunny, your pot is really an 8 gallon Red Wing crock. The patent date of Dec. 21st 1915 is for the wire handles.  Red Wing was one of the first stoneware companies to use a wire handles rather then the clay formed handles you see on older stoneware.  When they came up with this better method to carry these heavy crocks, they of course placed a patent on it.  Your crock was produced by the Red Wing Stoneware Company between 1915 & 1930. Value in perfect condition is between $125 & $150 in today’s market.  Al Kohlman

4 gallon birch leaves, cherry band, and packing jar


Thank you for the great information you provided on pictures we previously sent!  We all really appreciated know what the Albany slip foot warmer was.  We are now hoping that you would be able to be as helpful with a few more items.

We would like to know if the 4 gal double leaf crock is from Red Wing since all of the other crocks on the farm were.

We also aren’t sure who manufactured the ceramic pitchers and jugs in the attached pictures.  We suspect that the pale blue pitchers and 1 gallon butter churn? might be Red Wing but have no clue on the brown pitchers with tress on them or small jug with the cover wired.  If you can provide any information, we would really appreciate it.


Greg & Amy


Gregg & Amy, your 4 gallon crock with the number 4 & birch leaves is Red Wing.  Red Wing used birch leaves prior to the red wing which was used starting in 1909.  When you see these crocks without the ovals, it tells me that they were made for the Sears & Roebuck Co.  Sears & Roebuck commission these crocks without the ovals to give the impression that they were the producers of this stoneware.  Value in perfect condition is around $75.

The blue & white cherry band pitcher is also Red Wing.  With no advertising, and in perfect condition the value today is around $100.

The packing jar with lid and hardware is not Red Wing.  I think it may have been produced by the Western Stoneware Company out of Illinois.   No idea of value.

The pitcher is not Red Wing either.  No idea of value or maker.  Al Kohlman

2 and 3 gallon Red Wing’s with damage


Would you please provide an estimated value for the 2 gal Red Wing crock?  It appears to have a deep gouge in the lower left of the picture that has been filled with silicone?  We aren’t sure if it goes all the way to the inside but assume it must have leaked or it wouldn’t have been filled.  Was this type of gouge likely caused by an air bubble that weakened that spot and led to it breaking?

We would also like to find out the value on the 3 gal crock.

Thanks for any information you can provide.


Gregg & Amy


Gregg & Amy, the gouge or hole in your 2 gallon Red Wing crock was most likely a damaged area that was either hit by something or even used as target for someone to shoot at (happened more that you think).  This damage just crushes the value.  $10 to $15.  If your 3 gallon Red Wing crock is cleaned up and in perfect condition the value is between $65 & $75.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 15 gallon Perfection Sanitary Self Draining Jar


Hi, My name is Don and I have been collecting bottles and stoneware for about 23 years. I purchased this piece of stoneware from a man a while ago. I have been unable to find any information about it and I was wondering if you or someone could help me out. I am enclosing some pictures of it. If I must join your collectors organization I would be glad to do so, if necessary. I would also appreciate you placing an approximate value on it if you could do so for an 80 year old geezer like me. Thanx in advance, Don


 Don, your Red Wing  15 gallon Perfection Sanitary Self Draining Jar was used by chemical companies, dairies and hardware stores to store and dispense chemicals.  They were produced anywhere from 1910 or so to the 1930’s.  Because of their size and being somewhat hard to display, the values are somewhat low.  In perfect condition the value of your jar is between $150 & $200.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing safety valve jar (canning jar)




I spoke to the RWCS office, Friday, about my crock.  I’ve attached pictures.

 Anything you can tell me would be wonderful.



Beth, you have a Red Wing safety valve jar (canning jar).  Some of them have a pat. date of May 21, 1896 and they were discontinued around 1920.  They came in 1 gal, 1/2 gal and 1 qt sizes.  In perfect condition with lid, hardware and bottom signed, the value is between $75 & $100.  Al Kohlman