Carousel cookie jar

Question: Hello, I have a Red Wing Carousel cookie jar like the one that sold in March. I would like to place an ad in the Red Wing Collector’s newsletter. Would you be able to tell me what year(s) that jar was produced? It’s in perfect shape with the Red Wing stamp on the bottom.  Thank you, Lori


I have not seen documentation that would confirm the introduction year of the Carousel cookie jar. White Carousel jars are marked on the bottom with an ink stamp that was used from 1941 to the late 1940s.  Early 1940s catalogs that include the Chef, Katrina and Friar cookie jars do not include Carousel.  Thus I believe white Carousel cookie jars were likely made in the mid to late 1940s.  In the mid 1950s Red Wing reintroduced several older cookie jars in new glazes.  A January 1956 brochure includes a Carousel cookie jar with a fleck green glaze, but does not include a white version.  These green jars would be marked with the reddish-pink wing ink stamp that was used from 1950-1957. 


Round Up Bowl



I have a large Red Wing Pottery salad bowl in the Round Up pattern.  I got it for a wedding present 44 years ago and it has never been used.  How much is it worth?
Thank you,



The bowl in question is apparently a 12 inch salad bowl.  The interior of the Round Up 12″ salad bowl is decorated three cowboys sitting on a fence, a cowboy on a horse, and a cactus.  In mint condition it is worth around $150.  If the bowl also includes a steer in the center being roped by the cowboy on the horse, then it is from the Chuck Wagon pattern and worth about twice as much.


RumRill 596


Found this piece of RumRill at a flea market. Have tried to find out about this piece, but with no luck. Have not been able to find another one like it. Item is in very good condition, no cracks,chips etc.  It is marked on the bottom, RumRill 596. Any info and estimated value would be appreciated. Thank You


Answer: Michael
nice piece, especially with no dings.  think someone has added a little color along the way, but some paint remover will take care of that.  It dates to around 1936, value is 90.00 or so, cleaned up.  thanks, steve n rose

Matt Frog marked Red Wing


I have a matte green frog, 4 1/2″ high, marked with Red Wing company on the bottom along with the number 253.  It is in mint condition, the mouth of the frog is slightly open.

It is NOT a flower frog, just a regular frog.

Thanks, Maggie


these are pretty rare, I don’t think I have seen one sell.  book is 300.00 +   thanks, steve n rose

Brusheware Heron vase



I would like to know more about this vase that I have had for many years. I cannot find anything about it on the web so perhaps you are my best source for correct information

Attached are the bottom of the vase mark

the sides are rather rough

the inside is deep green gloss

the measurements are: 4 1/2″ across the opening, and 8″ tall



Answer: Hi Wanona
we call this the Heron vase, brushedware, from around 1930.  Value is about 80.00 or so.  thanks, steve n rose

10 gallon Red Wing crock


I was wondering if you could tell me about the age and value of this crock. It was my grandmothers and i recieved after her passing. Thanks


Your grandmother’s 10 gallon Red Wing crock was produced between 1915 & 1930.  Value if in perfect condition is around $150.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing “triple” Rib Cage 20 gallon Salt Glazed crock


I recently purchased a Red Wing 20 gallon crock at an auction.  The only defect I saw on the item was a “Y” shaped crack above the #2.  There are no chips and the glazing is clear as well.  I’ve seen the picture of it in the Red Wing hardcover book and the book showed the value at $1100-1500.  How much is it worth with the crack and is it repairable?  Also, is it called a rib design?

Thank you for your time.


You do indeed have a Red Wing “triple” Rib Cage 20 gallon Salt Glazed crock.  If it were in perfect condition the value would be closer to $2500 to $3000.  With the Y shape spider crack the value would be in the range of $1000.  Nice piece.   Al Kohlman

Collection of stoneware


Wondering what each crock might be worth? I think some of them are different then the regular Red Wing brand, but I’m not 100% sure. Let me know if you need more information. There are two pictures of each one (6 altogether).Thank you!



Tasha, your values are as follows:

4 gal Red Wing crock  $60 to $80

2 gal Red Wing birch leaf crock $40 to $50 due to weak decorations

8 gal Red Wing small wing  $90 to $100  due to small red wing

Western Crock with flower, no idea due to not being Red Wing

15 gal Red Wing $150 to $175

8 gal Red Wing with large wing  $130 to $150

Values are base on each piece being in perfect condition.  If there is a hairline crack, the value will drop below half of what is listed.  Al Kohlman

35th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors

The RWCS wishes to thank the following sponsors

for their support of the 35th Anniversary Celebration Convention

activities and events

Annual Crock Hunt Sponsors

St. James Hotel
Red Wing Area Seniors/ Annedee’s Closet
Hanisch Bakery
Pete’s Kitchen Corner
Bed Bath Treasures
Goodhue County Historical Society
Christian Book Store
Josephson’s Clothing
The Subhouse
Red Wing Arts Association
Whimsy’s Closet
Life’s Little Oasis
Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce
Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House
Liberty’s Restaurant and Lounge 

RWCS “Charter Member Breakfast” Sponsors

California Chapter, in memory of George Stein
Sunshine State Red Wingers Chapter
An Event to Remember
Café 149 

RWCS “Crock Fest”  presented by

 Platinum Sponsor:
Larry’s Jugs
Hallstrom’s Florist
Sycamore Antiques

Gold Sponsor
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
First State Bank Red Wing
California Chapter, in memory of George Stein
Family of George Stein

Silver Sponsors
City of Red Wing
St. James Hotel
Goodhue County Historical Society
White Rock Bank
Red Wing Pottery and Shops
Red Wing Downtown Mainstreet
*Clean up provided by Red Wing Hockey Association

RWCS Convention underwriting provided by the following Red Wing Businesses

35th Anniversary Platinum Sponsor

Hanisch Bakery

35th Anniversary Gold Sponsor

St. James Merchants Association
Nicols Inn

35th Anniversary Silver Sponsor

Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Josephson’s Clothing
Vogel & Gorman PLC
Red Wing Pottery and Shops
Simple Abundance
Red Wing Shoe Co.
Best Western Rivertown Inn and Suites
Red Wing Stoneware
Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau
Red Wing Golf Club
Third Floor Antiques
Red Wing Confectionary
Uffda Shop
Hill Street Antiques
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Provenzano’s Ristorante
Red Wing Shoe Store
Corner Medical
Moments On Main
Ferrin’s Furniture Co
Liquor King
Retro Specs
Inspired Home & Flower Studio
West End Liquor
Wiederholt’s Supper Club
Pottery Place Antiques
McDonald’s of Red Wing
Randy Restaurant
Al’s Antiques
Salvation Army
Countryside Antiques
Red Wing Trolley Company
Brickhouse Pub & Grill
Tittle Real Estate
Cut Above Home
Bev’s Café
Clayton’s Hallmark

Auction Manager, Todd Avery, announces a few of 2012 Auction Highlights

Stoneware and pottery are in the air, as another RWCS Convention is almost upon us. Memories of last year’s wonderful event still linger in our minds and we set our wondering imaginations to what will be in store this year.

The Thursday RWCS Auction is coming together with a nice variety of offerings. This year’s event is shaping up to have about the same number of lots as last year (250+). As always, there are some really incredible pieces in the lineup, including TWO signed 30 gallon salt glaze butterfly crocks. Yes, two! The photos shown here are a few of the items that have been submitted. This may be your year to add that special piece of art pottery, dinnerware, or stoneware to your collection. And, what better place to do it than at the RWCS Thursday Auction!? I hope everyone remembers that this is your Auction. Every piece is from a member or a chapter, and by attending and bidding, you are directly showing your support for fellow RWCS members.

The Auction Check-in is from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 and 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12. The earlier you can be there to submit your piece, the better. Auction viewing will run from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday and the event will start at 4:30 p.m.

I encourage everyone to come early and bid often. I hope to see you there!

-Todd Avery, RWCS Auction Manager