5 Gallon Jug

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My in-laws gave me a "jug" that has a number 5 on it with the red wing logo on it to put in a garage sale. I think this has some value, so I’m afraid to put it in the garage sale. How much is this piece worth? Thanks, Lisa

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Lisa, if your Red Wing 5 Gallon jug is a shoulder jug (it will have a 1/2" lip at the dome of the jug) it is valued between $50 & $100. This price will differ depending on the size of the wing (4 1/2" wing is worth more than a 2 7/8" wing. Also, with no chips, cracks or hairlines, the value will be on the higher side. If it is a 5 gallon beehive (jug will have a beehive shape with no 1/2" lip just below the dome. In perfect condition, $350. Any damage and the price will be greatly reduce. Now, put it in that garage sale. Thanks Al Kohlman

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3 Gallon Crock with Bee

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I have a Red Wing 3 Gallon Crock with a little bee on it. It is in perfect condition and was given to me by my grandma a long time ago. Is it worth anything? Thanks Tania

Answer:
Tania, I guess I need a little more information or a photo of your crock before I can be of any help. In your email you mention a bee. Do you mean a bee sting or a target mark? If this is the case, your crock would be a salt glazed crock. If it is indeed a salt glazed crock, how do you know it is Red Wing? Is it marked? Again if you could give me more information or a photo, I will be better able to help you out. thanks Al Kohlman

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White spitton

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This question is for Al, I think. I have a white spitton with blue sponging. I don’t want to steer you in the wrong direction but it is very similar in looks and size to the albany slip spittons that Northstar did.It is 4-5/8" tall and 7-1/8" in diameter. I also have a 10 Gallon Red Wing Union Stoneware (with out bail handles) that has a "blue/red" wing.It appears that it was double stamped or maybe the stamp was double dipped. The last thing I will ask about is a 5-gallon shoulder threshing jug with Johnson Apple Cider, Portland, Oregon advertising on it. It has the common 5, Red Wing and oval marks on the oppisite side. This is coming up for auction soon.
Thanks, any help would be great! Denny

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Dennis, after reviewing the photo of the double stamped wing, I would have to say the small amount of blue cobalt in the wing would not affect it’s price. However, the wing is clear as is the number 10. They are also fairly dark in color. If it has an oval an in mint condition, I would put the value in the range of $95 to $125. Al Kohlman

Dennis, after reviewing the photo of the double stamped wing, I would have to say the small amount of blue cobalt in the wing would not affect it’s price. However, the wing is clear as is the number 10. They are also fairly dark in color. If it has an oval an in mint condition, I would put the value in the range of $95 to $125. Al Kohlman

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Fleck Nile Blue Vase

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I AM TRYING TO FIND INFO OUT ON THIS VASE ON THE BOTTOM IT SAYS REDWING USA 1590, CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT IT? I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT THANKS MUCH KATE!!!

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Kate, You have a Fleck Nile Blue, swirl vase, original production time frame of approximately 1958. Estimated value $35-$50 SteveNRose

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How to sell a large collection.

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My wife was an avid and aggressive collector ( # 799 ) of all things Red Wing. She passed 18 months ago. I am now in the process of inventorying somewhere close to 400 pieces of Red Wing Dinnerware, crocks, jugs, art ware, commemeratives and collectibles. I’m looking for advice about how to approach the sale of a very large collection. According to the "identify & price" books I’ve purchased, I have some very rare and expensive items in this collection.
Thanks Ted

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We feel your best bet for selling such a large collection would be have a well advertised auction. As long as your auction is well advertised, Red Wing collectors will find it. We have seen collectors come from all over the US for special pieces. Good Luck SteveNRose

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Murphy Vase

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I think that what I have is a vase! I got it from my grandmother. Does anyone know anything about it, and it’s value? The bottom is incribed:
RED WING
USA
M1500
Thanks John

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You have a Murphy vase, first produced approximatly 1955, worth about
$25-$30, SteveNRose

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Capistrano Dishes

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I probably should have put the cups & saucers together and grouped
the items accordingly but I didn’t think about that until just now. **sorry** I also have a pitcher but it is still at my in-laws house and I think they have the cookie jar too. Not sure about lids to either of those pieces though. I love this set of dinnerware and even if it’s not worth much it holds sentimental value to me as it was my in-laws first set of dishes and a wedding gift to them. We have pictures of them using these pieces and the pictures alone are priceless to me. Thank you so much for your time and for your help. I hope these pictures are what you need, if not, let me know and I will re-take them in better groupings or sets. Thank you, Tina

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Tina, The photos you sent show a very nice set of Capistrano dishes. I will assume all of your Capistrano pieces are shown by the photos, with the exception of a pitcher and a cookie jar which were not available for the photos.

I would estimate the value of your collection as shown to be $350 to $450, assuming all pieces are in excellent condition. Chips, cracks, stains and other damage reduce the value significantly. As you stated, you have the serving pieces of a service for eight of (although I see only 7 cups). You are missing the covered sugar bowl and a set of salt & pepper shakers from what I would consider to be a basic set. If desired, these piece are readily available on the market.

You also have several nice accessory pieces. The egg plate is the most valuable of them, and you also have what appears to be a buffet bowl. (Hard to be certain without knowing the dimensions.) You mentioned a pitcher not in the photos. Two types of pitcher were made — a covered beverage server with a spout and an open water pitcher. You also mentioned a cookie jar. No cookie jar was made in the Capistrano pattern. But perhaps you have a casserole (round with a cover) or a soup tureen (elongated oval with a cover). The casserole is fairly common; the soup tureen is more difficult to find and thus more valuable.

I hope this information is helpful. While your set certainly has some value, it is not worth a fortune. Enjoy it for the memories it holds for you!

Larry

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Clay Sewer Pipes

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My husband and I recently found some old clay sewer pipes that have "red wing" imprinted on some of them. There are both straight pipes and Y shaped or T pipes. We were wondering if there was any value to these pipes and if so what kind. Thanks Joan

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Joan, I have seen a number of these signed pipes (usually during the July Red Wing convention) for sale. They are not very collectible do to what they are (sewer pipes). A few collectors will purchase one as a Red Wing memorabilia to have with their collections, but that is about it. Their value can range from $20 to $50 depending on condition and size. Al Kohlman

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Cookie Jar

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I have a cookie jar that was given to me by my mother a number of years ago. They rec’d it as a wedding present in the early 30’s. At one point I remember finding a value of $150. on it in a Red Wing book. My daughter has gotten into Ebay and brought to my attention that they have a listing for the Cat Tail Cookie Jar/approx 8" high-Cookies written on front on an angle/top and bottom in brown w/center in lite brown. She said it was listed beginning at 9.99 and has a bid of 18.00 todate. I looked it up and told her that it is a great deal and/or someone has something that they do not know the value of. Is this Mom nuts or is the seller? Thank you in advance for giving my question your attention. Sandra

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Sandra some people start their bids low, others have no clue as to what some things are worth. I used to inform people about paying high prices for new Van Briggle, but I have since given up a long time ago——– Caveat Emptor!! Your principles are good, thank you for that, but trying to educate the masses of Ebay is a daunting task. steve n rose

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Big Oval Platter

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I have a big oval platter with an oval indent in the middle holding a deer with holes in top and two candle holders to match. Can you give us any information on this product. This platter is off white. It says Red Wing on the bottom of this platter. Please let us know asap. Thanks in advance for your help on this. If you cannot help, please let us know where to find info on this. God Bless, Wanda

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Hi Wanda, The bowl is shape #526, and the deer frog is #531. The candle holders are most likely #529. They were made in the late 30’s-early fourties. The glaze is antique ivory. The set is worth around $100.00 or so. Thanks, steve n rose

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