Red Wing Koc-Rec feeder damage

Question:

Hi, I just returned from a garage sale where I purchased this Red Wing Ko-Rec Feeder.  This is the first time a bought any Red Wing.  The lady said it was from her parents farm where they found it in the barn.  The lady at the sale said they used it for a door stop.  I would like to know more about it and its possible value. 
 
It measures 10″ tall and about 7″ in diameter.  Seems clean and in very good condition except for a chip on the edge of one of the three feet. 
 
Thank You and I will be awaiting yur reply,
 
Richard    
 

Answer:

Richard, the Red Wing Koc-Rec feeder is a nice piece.  However, it is missing the base and has that small chip on the edge of one of it’s feet.  Collectors like these feeders to be in perfect condition.  With the missing base and small chip the value is between $25 & $30.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Hruska & Co butter crock

Question:

I have a stoneware Hruska chicago ill. advertising butter crock that was my grandmas.It measures 8 3/4″ across & 6 3/4″ high.Bold blue lettering & bands as per photos attached. it has one small chip the size of a small finger nail on the bottom of crock & a  small 1/2″ chip on inside of lip, also a 1/2″ pit on back of lip. no other damage , no cracks, beautiful piece. Can  u give me all info you can including value & how to describe this piece? I am looking to probably put this piece up for auction or sale. Looking forward to your expert opinion. Thank you,

             Richard

Answer:

Richards, Red Wing Hruska & Co butter crock is one of the more decorative butter crocks. It was produced in the late 1920’s to early 30’s.  With the chips, the value is between $1000 & $1500.  Nice piece.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock

Question:

Can you tell me the year and resale value of this crock? It is in excellent condition. I have another that I need to get a picture of and send it to you also. Thank you very much! Heather

Answer:

Heather, you 5 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock in perfect condition has a value between $85 & $100.  Al  Kohlman

3 gallon crock with a 4 1/2 inch wing and 4 gallon with the 2 7/8 inch wing

Question:

I am trying to find the value of two redwing crocks.  One is a 3 gallon with a large wing in excellent condition.  The other is a 4 gallon with wire handles and a small wing, also in very good condition.  Thank you.

John

Answer:

A Red Wing 3 gallon crock with a 4 1/2 inch wing would have the same value as a 4 gallon with the 2 7/8 inch wing.  In perfect condition $75 to $80.  Al Kohlman

Minnesota Stoneware Company 3 gallon salt glazed crock with the rib cage design

Question:

I purchased this at an online auction and just liked the look of it. I live in Owatonna MN and found this website.  I would appreciate any information. Thanks so much. http://www.otownauctions.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?otown2/180

Shari

Answer:

Shari, you have a Minnesota Stoneware Company 3 gallon salt glazed crock with the rib cage design.  It was produced between the 1880’s to 1895.  With all the staining on the crock, the value would be between $125 & $150 if there are no chips or cracks.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Beater Jar, 4 gallon churn, and 10 gallon crock

Question:

While cleaning out my grandparents old house that has been used for storage I claimed all the old stoneware, these 4 being the redwing ones.  The 10 gallon has a crack in the bottom which can be seen  in the picture, the rest are in good shape, aside from being dirty.  I was curious as to their approximate age and value.  Thank you for your time.  Tami

Answer:

Tami, the first is a Red Wing beater jar,  produced in the 20’s & 30’s.  In perfect condition $75 to $100.

The next is a 4 gallon Red Wing butter churn with a 2 /7/8 inch wing.  Produced between 1936 & 1947. Value in perfect condition and with out a lid.  $150 to $200.

Three gallon Red Wing crock with 4 inch red wing was produced between 1909 & 1930.  Value $50 to $75

10 gallon Red Wing crock with 6 inch wing and cracked.  Produced between 1909 & 1915.  Value $30 to $40.  Hope this helps.   Al Kohlman

Iris Pitcher with damage

Question:

Hi!

  Could you tell me what value this picher has with all the chips.

                                                     Thank you!  Beth

Answer:

Beth, the chips on your Iris pitcher just kills it’s value.  Pitchers are like find china to collectors. They want perfect!  Value with the chips, $20 to $25.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing wax sealer

Question:

I was wanting to get this dated(year it was made)

Bret

Answer:

Your Red Wing wax sealer was produced before the glass canning jars were invented.  Anyware from 1867 to 1895.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon salt glazed churn with the lazy 8 marking

Question:

I am hoping that you can offer some information on the stoneware which was left in a home we recently purchased.
 
 
Thank you for what ever information you can offer.
 
Kind Regards
 
Linda

Answer:

Kim, you have a Red Wing 5 gallon salt glazed churn with the lazy 8 marking.   It was produced between 1867 & 1895.  Value in perfect condition is between $250 & $300.  The lid on you churn is not the correct lid or a Red Wing lid.   Al Kohlman

4 gallon Birch leaf crock with Union Oval

Question:

I have a 4 gal crock with 2 __?__ leaves.  I would like to know what kind of leaves are they.  The stem of the leaves is coming from the right which I haven’t seen with these leaves before.  Is this a production error?  I would also like to know when the union label was used.  I think it was 1894-1906. And lastly, the value.  It does have a major crack/chip.  Otherwise, it is in excellent condition.

 

Thank you very much.

Mark

Answer:

Mark, the leaves on your crock are birch leaves. The way the leaves were applied is not a production error, but most likely applied to fit between the number 4 and union oval.  These leaves were the most common used leaves on both the Minnesota & Red Wing stoneware companies.  Your crock was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company sometime between 1895 & 1906.  Value on your crock with the crack is quite low.  Maybe $20 to $25.  Al Kohlman