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Question: Hi Al,

Was wondering about a ½ gallon white Minnesota Stoneware jug that I  just picked up. On the bottom it has the following markings inscribed (not raised): 

MINNESOTA STONEWARE CO but no Redwing Minnesota. Looking through the book that I have, It looked as though all the markings shown had Redwing Minnesota (or some variation) on them. Is it unusual to find jugs without the Redwing Minnesota on them? If so, does it make them worth more? If so, by how much?

Thank You,

Darrell

Answer: Darell, there are a number of different markings on the smaller pieces made by both Red Wing and the Minnesota Stoneware Company that may or may not be in the books.  The markings on the bottom of a piece does not raise the value.  Values are raised due any advertisiing or decorations on the piece.  Hope this helps. al

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