RWCS Foundation Street Sale is On!

RWCS Foundation

Sunday Outdoor Antique Show

July 6, 2008 from Sunrise until 4pm

The annual RWCS Foundation Sunday Outdoor Antique Show is on. One 20 x 20 spot is only $50 and this fee is a tax deductible donation to the Foundation. If a 20×20 is just too big for you their are 10 x 20 spot for $25.

In addition to the space rental if you need to rent a table they are $10 each and chairs are $1. Contact Diane Hallstrom by, Wednesday, July 2nd to reserve a spot and request tables and chairs.

Diane Hallstrom cell phone is: 612-247-9876.


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Education Sessions and KidsView information available

Available for Download

Education Sessions and Kids View Program

The 2008 Annual Convention Education Sessions for Friday, July, 11 is now available for download on the Event Page for the Convention!

Terry Speedy, Education Manager has put together a jam packed schedule of Education Sessions for Friday, July 11, with everything from Recent Dump Finds, Ebb Tide Dinnerware, Mini Jugs and Stoneware Mugs and so much more.

Guest Presenter: Leanne Knott, GIS Specialist,City of Red Wing, will be discussing the Red Wing Pottery District then and now. She will show photograhy on how the area has changed.

Also available is information on the two day Kids View Program on Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11 during the Convention.

Sue Jones Tagliapietra and Wendy Callicoat, Kids View Chairs, have created a very exciting schedule for kids attending Convention. In addition, to the Kids Only Auction and Make Your Own Stoneware the kids are going to become Red Wing Stoneware workers. They will recreating advertising, lunch hour, and special order pieces. Click here to learn more.

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Stoneware & Petroliana Auction

A Division of United Country Beloit Auction Service, Inc.


The Jim & Julie Martin Collection

Sun., June 29 – 10:30 A.M.

8727 E. Avalon Rd. – Avalon, WI

Preview: Sat., June 28 – 10-5

The Martins, nationally respected collectors of Red Wing, Western, & other select stoneware & Petroliana, are downsizing & moving. This Auction’s filled with hundreds of outstanding pieces from their collection.

Can’t make it to the Auction? Join us, bid live on-line with, or use our courtesy absentee bidder service.

Directions: From I-90 at exit 177 (Avalon Rd.) in Janesville, WI, go E 5-½ miles to Auction Center. From I-43 exit N at Hwy. 140 (Clinton, WI) & go N 5-½ miles to Avalon Rd. Turn W to Auction Center.

Lunch Available – Air Conditioned Auction Facility – Comfort Station on Site

Terms: Cash, approved check, Visa, M/C, Discover, or Debit. 12% buyer’s fee.

17% buyer’s fee for on-line purchases.

2% discount for cash, check, or Debit.

Shipping & internet bidding terms listed on & toll free 877-364-1965 or 608-755-1802.



Registered Wisconsin Auctioneers Richard Ranft #237 , Bill Perkins #1956, Dan McKee #1830



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Red Wing Pottery Museum announces Fundraiser

Wine & Cheese Tasting Fundraiser

for the Red Wing Pottery Museum

Where: The Red Wing Pottery Museum

When: Wednesday, July 9, 8 pm to 10 pm

The RWCS Foundation has planned a Wine & Cheese Tasting Fundraiser for the Red Wing Pottery Museum.

Come and enjoy good food, friends and music on the evening of Wednesday, July of Convention Week to benefit the Red Wing Pottery Museum. Wine sampling and hors d’euvres will be served, a 4-piece band will provide the entertainment and some "one of a kind" items will be up for auction that evening and Dick Houghton has graciously offered to call the oral auction.

The admission for this event is your donation of a piece of stoneware, dinnerware or art pottery for the upcoming fundraising auction.

Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation’s Pottery Museum Fall Auction on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Grandpa’s Garage in Cannon Falls, Minn.

The RWCS Foundation would appreciate all donated pieces to be high quality, mint condition pieces with 100 percent of the auction proceeds going to the Red Wing Pottery Museum. Dick Houghton will again be auctioning off the items for free and Grandpa’s Garage has donated the venue for this fundraising event.

Indigo and the Bald Eagles have graciously donated their time and talents to play their Dixieland Jazz all evening as entertainment. The RWCS Foundation hopes to see you there!

Call Diane Hallstrom at 612-247-9879 for more information.

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Nebraska RedWingers announce Chapter Meeting

Nebraska RedWingers

Chapter Meeting

July 7th 2008

Nebraska Chapter President, Steve Splittgerber announces the chapter will meet shortly before the 2008 Convention (July 10-12) at the Wilderness Lodge in Fremont, NE. The address is 1220 East 23rd St (23rd & Yager St.)

Visitors are always welcome to come and meet with your fellow Red Wing Collectors.

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RWCS Featured on Antique Trader Pod Cast

RWCS Interview with Noah Fleisher, Antique Trader

Red Wing Collectors Society Executive Director, Stacy Wegner was interviewed by Antique Trader, Editor Noah Fleisher.

During the interview Wegner and Fliesher discuss the history of the Red Wing Potteries, the RWCS Society and the exciting news about collecting Red Wing. In addition’ to insight by RWCS Executive Director, Stacy Wegner the podcast will also include a interview with RWCS Newsletter Editor and Member, Rick Natynski.

Also, this week Antique Trader unveiled their new website. The RWCS Pod Cast is located both on the rotating front page leader board and the Antique Trade website NEW multimedia section. Visit multimedia grey box on the right hands side to hear the RWCS Pod Cast today.


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Red Wing Pottery Road Show Announced

Red Wing Pottery Road Show

Sunday, May 18th

1pm to 4pm

Pottery Place Mall, Red Wing

The RWCS Business office located in the Historic Pottery Place mall has seen a resurgence of inquiries regarding Red Wing Pottery information, both online through its “Ask the Experts” service and individual contacts through phone and email.
The RWCS website,, has always had an Ask the Experts service. This free service gives visitors to the RWCS website the opportunity to post a question, description and picture of their piece to the website for the experts to provide piece information via the website. The response is posted back to the website by RWCS member experts in stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery.
In the past several months, there has been a significant increase of contact to RWCS Business office from the local Red Wing community. Residents of Red Wing and nearby communities are contacting the office regularly with questions on value, repair, care, selling and adding pieces to their collections. These inquires are not just about the famous Red Wing Stoneware, but also dinnerware and art pottery values.
“We are receiving more calls from the greater Red Wing area then ever before with questions about pieces of Red Wing history” said Stacy Wegner, executive director.
Due to the frequency of inquires, the Red Wing Collectors Society is collaborating with its sister organization, the RWCS Foundation (The Pottery Museum) and members of the local RWCS Chapter, the Cannon Valley Collectors Club, to hold the Red Wing Pottery Road Show.
Like the famous PBS show, “Antiques Road Show,” experts from the Red Wing Collectors Society will be available to give free help in identifying pieces of Red Wing, providing production information, giving estimates for insurance purposes, and answering any other questions people may have.
Do you have a piece of Red Wing in your possession and want to know what it’s worth? Bring it to the RWCS Red Wing Pottery Road Show this May! The event is set for Sunday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. in The Pottery Museum on the 2nd floor of Pottery Place, 2000 Old West Main, Red Wing, MN.

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Siouxland Chapter Spring Meeting

Siouxland Redwingers Chapter meeting

12 April 2008


The Siouxland RedWingers Chapter meeting will be held at the Dakota Stoneware Pottery in Bushnell, South Dakatoa.

The meeting will be a potluck with our hosts providing soup at the main course. Please feel free to bring salads, breads, desserts, or side dishes. An RSVP is requested but not required.

For more information on the Siouxland Redwinters or this meeting please contact Glenn Beall or visit the Siouxland Red Wingers website.

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Wolverine Chapter Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting for Wolverine Chapter

Saturday, May 3rd

The Spring meeting will be at the home of Judy Corkins, 5366 NorthOak Road, Davison, MI.

The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch at noon with the meeting to follow. Members are encouraged to bring guests and something for show and tell.

If you are a Michigan Member of the RWCS, please join us and meet our small but enthusiastic group. For additional information or driving directions, please contact Charlotte Ackerman.

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NOW AVAILABLE – RWCS Anniversary Book


RWCS Anniversary Book


Turner Publishing

Attention RWCS Members the long awaited 30th Anniversary Book published by Turner Publishing is now available for only $54.95, which includes $47.95 for the book and $7 for shipping/handling.

Members can place an order online at or by calling 800-788-3350.

Limited quantities of this historic book are available so order your copy today.

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