Village Green items


I found a set of Red Wing dinnerware in Village Green at a local thrift store. With the exception of a small chip in one of the dessert plates everything else is in mint condition. The set includes; 8 plates, 8 dessert plates, 8 dessert bowls, 8 saucers, 8 coffee cups, a creamer and sugar container, a larger bowl (maybe a fruit bowl?) and a platter.  I have attached a picture.  I was just curious what a set of this size and condition might be worth.

Thank you for your time!

Ann Courtney 


Current market prices for Village Green items as follows.  All values assume excellent, undamaged condition.

Dinner plate:  $10-15

Bread & butter plate:  $8-10

Sauce dish (small bowl):  $8-10

Cup & saucer:  $10-15

Platter:  $20-25

Nappy (veg bowl):  $20-25


Gypsy Trail, Plain pattern coffee server



I love the color Orange and this quickly caught my eye at a Garage Sale yesterday. Talked the guy down to $10 for it. Not interested in selling but he said it was Red Wing so I wanted to see if you can confirm. If so, I would like to know more about it also. It has the 565 on the bottom.



The photo shows an orange coffer server from the “Plain” pattern and is part of the Red Wing’s large Gypsy Trail line.  The 565 coffee server was one of the items available when Gypsy Trail was introduced June 1935 and was still in production when the line was discontinued in the mid 1940s.  Orange is probably the most common color for the 565 coffee server but they can be found in at least a dozen different colors.  Other potteries made similar coffee servers but only Red Wing servers were marked 565 on the bottom.  Value for an orange 565 server in excellent condition is around $25.


Party Plate and Cup from the Party Line pattern



 I’d appreciate any information on this snack set(?).   Pattern?  Name of the shape/set?  Age?  Value?   The cup has a 3 3/8″ top diameter, 1 7/8″ bottom rim outside diameter and stands 2 5/8″ tall.  The unusually shaped folded over rim plate measures about 10 1/2″ X 11″.  It has a chartreuse exterior.  The interior has a slight circular depression for the cup – but the ring is much more noticeable on the backside – see third photo.  There’s an impressed mark on the back which looks like /08 – maybe 708? 


Thank you very much for any assistance.




The photos show a Party Plate and Cup from the Party Line pattern, which was produced in the late 1940s.  Your plate is shape 108 and the cup is shape 111.  The impressed mark on the bottom of the plate is 108.  Twelve different shapes numbered 100 through 111 were made for the Party Ware pattern.  These shapes were available in three exterior colors (Chartreuse, Gray and Metallic Brown) and were decorated with four different fruits (grapes, pear, apple or cherries).  Thus a buyer had many different combinations of colors and fruits from which to choose.  The unique shape of Party Ware made it difficult to store in the kitchen cupboard and the pattern is not easy to find today.  Value for this plate and cup would be $30-40.


10 gallon Red Wing crock


Can you tell me when this crock was produced and it’s values.   It’s in excellent condition.   No chips or cracks to be seen. 

Also there is no “Patent” stamping by either of the two handles, but rather this triangle shaped marked in the side.  Does the lack of the patent stamp increase or decrease the value any?  Does this triangle mean anything? 


Chris, your 10 gallon Red Wing crock was produced between 1915 & 1930.  No patent date does on increase or decrease it’s value and the triangle is just an imperfection and means nothing.  So with the 4 1/2 inch Red Wing, the value is around $150 give or take $10 to $25.  Al Kohlman

6 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock


Attached is a 6 gallon crock I wondered what it is worth?

Thanks for your time, Andrew


Andrew, your 6 gallon Red Wing birch leaf crock if in perfect condition has a value between $75 & 85 in today’s markets.  Al Kohlman

8 gallon Red Wing Crock


I am looking for information on the pot shown in the attached picture.  It also has P.A.T.E.N.T.E.D. DEC 21st, 1915

Thank you,

Bunny Ankney

Murray City Museum


Bunny, your pot is really an 8 gallon Red Wing crock. The patent date of Dec. 21st 1915 is for the wire handles.  Red Wing was one of the first stoneware companies to use a wire handles rather then the clay formed handles you see on older stoneware.  When they came up with this better method to carry these heavy crocks, they of course placed a patent on it.  Your crock was produced by the Red Wing Stoneware Company between 1915 & 1930. Value in perfect condition is between $125 & $150 in today’s market.  Al Kohlman

4 gallon birch leaves, cherry band, and packing jar


Thank you for the great information you provided on pictures we previously sent!  We all really appreciated know what the Albany slip foot warmer was.  We are now hoping that you would be able to be as helpful with a few more items.

We would like to know if the 4 gal double leaf crock is from Red Wing since all of the other crocks on the farm were.

We also aren’t sure who manufactured the ceramic pitchers and jugs in the attached pictures.  We suspect that the pale blue pitchers and 1 gallon butter churn? might be Red Wing but have no clue on the brown pitchers with tress on them or small jug with the cover wired.  If you can provide any information, we would really appreciate it.


Greg & Amy


Gregg & Amy, your 4 gallon crock with the number 4 & birch leaves is Red Wing.  Red Wing used birch leaves prior to the red wing which was used starting in 1909.  When you see these crocks without the ovals, it tells me that they were made for the Sears & Roebuck Co.  Sears & Roebuck commission these crocks without the ovals to give the impression that they were the producers of this stoneware.  Value in perfect condition is around $75.

The blue & white cherry band pitcher is also Red Wing.  With no advertising, and in perfect condition the value today is around $100.

The packing jar with lid and hardware is not Red Wing.  I think it may have been produced by the Western Stoneware Company out of Illinois.   No idea of value.

The pitcher is not Red Wing either.  No idea of value or maker.  Al Kohlman

2 and 3 gallon Red Wing’s with damage


Would you please provide an estimated value for the 2 gal Red Wing crock?  It appears to have a deep gouge in the lower left of the picture that has been filled with silicone?  We aren’t sure if it goes all the way to the inside but assume it must have leaked or it wouldn’t have been filled.  Was this type of gouge likely caused by an air bubble that weakened that spot and led to it breaking?

We would also like to find out the value on the 3 gal crock.

Thanks for any information you can provide.


Gregg & Amy


Gregg & Amy, the gouge or hole in your 2 gallon Red Wing crock was most likely a damaged area that was either hit by something or even used as target for someone to shoot at (happened more that you think).  This damage just crushes the value.  $10 to $15.  If your 3 gallon Red Wing crock is cleaned up and in perfect condition the value is between $65 & $75.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 15 gallon Perfection Sanitary Self Draining Jar


Hi, My name is Don and I have been collecting bottles and stoneware for about 23 years. I purchased this piece of stoneware from a man a while ago. I have been unable to find any information about it and I was wondering if you or someone could help me out. I am enclosing some pictures of it. If I must join your collectors organization I would be glad to do so, if necessary. I would also appreciate you placing an approximate value on it if you could do so for an 80 year old geezer like me. Thanx in advance, Don


 Don, your Red Wing  15 gallon Perfection Sanitary Self Draining Jar was used by chemical companies, dairies and hardware stores to store and dispense chemicals.  They were produced anywhere from 1910 or so to the 1930’s.  Because of their size and being somewhat hard to display, the values are somewhat low.  In perfect condition the value of your jar is between $150 & $200.  Al Kohlman