RWCS Foundation raises over $4,500 during Give to the Max Day

Thank you so much for helping to make Give to the Max Day a huge success for the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation. Through your wonderful generosity yesterday, the foundation raised$ 4,960. The Red Wing Area Fund and the Jones Foundation are providing grants to some of the not-for-profit foundations and we are anxiously awaiting their decision to see if we will be one of them. I will keep you informed of the total amount that we raised thanks to your generous support of the foundation’s mission to preserve Red Wing and other American stoneware, art pottery and dinnerware and expand the public’s awareness of these wares, not only as an art form but also as a historical reflection of American culture.

Larry Peterson, Dave & Diane Hallstrom, and the entire board of the RWCS Foundation

RWCS Foundation Needs Your Help This Wednesday

Hello fellow collectors,

We need your help! This Wednesday, November 16th is Give to the Max Day and the RWCS Foundation is participating this year. You can donate anywhere from $10 to however much you would like; all with just a few clicks and we want to make this as easy and painless as we can for you; go online to our page on the Give to the Max Day which is:

If you are able to help us by donating funds these next few days, the Red Wing Area Fund and the Jones Family Foundation are providing matching funds this year so your dollar goes farther!  Larry Peterson and Dave & Diane Hallstrom will be participating at the Red Wing YMCA all day on Wednesday, November 16th where all the local nonprofits will be. Stop in and say “Hi!” as they would love to thank you in person for your donation.

Thank you for all you do for us.

Dave Hallstrom,


RWCS Foundation


RWCS Storage unit burglarized

Tuesday, November 8 the Red Wing Collectors Society storage unit was found broken into. The RWCS is working with Red Wing Police.

All the pottery for the Kids View was stolen, including over 100 pieces of Red Wing Restaurant ware (see photo) for Convention Paint your Plate event. Sue Jones Tagliapietra is actively working on an inventory list. If you made a donation of a piece of Red Wing to Kids View in 2011, please email a description and value along with a photo if possible. This will help us gather the inventory list for Red Wing Police.

Example of Red Wing Restaurant Ware - 100 pieces missing

The investigating officer and the detective on the case request that we keep an eye out on Craigslist and eBay for lots originating in the area. Once we have a list, I will post it on the RWCS website.

Below are photos taken of donated pieces from the 2011 Convention. Identify marks is that all the pieces have a sticker dot with a number on them.

Please notify the police if you are offered these for purchase.

Other examples of plain Red Wing Dinneware stolen:

Tweed Text – round with raised pattern in plate