Anniversary Line bowl sizes


Hi.   I have a question regarding the Anniversary Line of dinnerware, specifically Country Garden.   I’m not sure who else to ask this question of, and you are the only contact name I have that might be able to direct me.

My question is:   There are several different bowls: Cereal, Rim Soup, Sauce, Nappy and Buffet.    The Red Wing Dinnerware price and identification guide doesn’t indicate the size of each bowl.   If I see a bowl, how do I know which one I’m looking at?   Is there a size guide?


I am not aware of any reference guide or book that includes bowl sizes for Red Wing dinnerware patterns. That’s useful information, and over the years I’ve developed my
own list.

There were seven different bowls made for the Anniversary patterns. Here are the approximate diameters of those bowls:

Salad bowls (textured colored sides with no artwork)
Large: 10.5″
Individual: 5.5″

Decorated bowls:
Nappy: 9.5″
Rim Soup: 8″
Cereal: 6.75″
Sauce: 5.5″

Another clue to help differentiate the bowls is the hand painted design inside the
bowl.  Larger bowls have more surface area and thus room for more art.  For example, the Country Garden buffet bowl includes more leaves and flowers than the smaller bowls. Larry

Friar tuck with deep green mark


Good afternoon! My mother loves the Red Wing cookie jars and is missing only the Friar. I came upon a Friar at a local antiques market, but want to be sure that it’s real before purchasing it. Here is a photo of the stamp:

The stamp looks to be a deep green color, which concerns me, but the lady at the shop said that Red Wing used black, blue, and green ink for its markings.

Any assistance that you could give me would be much appreciated! My mom’s birthday is coming up and this fella would be
terrific… if he’s the real deal.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend,



I can’t be absolutely certain without a hands-on inspection, but I see no reason to suspect this cookie jar is a fake or reproduction.  The two Red Wing marks look to be
authentic.  These cookie jars have been reproduced but the ones I’ve seen are
clearly marked and are smaller in size than the originals.  Yellow is a common color for the friar jar and the common colors are relatively inexpensive.  I would look more suspiciously at a jar in a rare or unusual color.





Best regards,

Colonnes dinnerware pattern


The bowl I have looks like the Colonnes but has 2 columns.  Red Wing hand painted on the bottom and the number 317 and USA with only the A being all there.

Thank you.



Five different sized bowls were made for the Colonnes dinnerware pattern.  The number of columns depicted depends on the size of the bowl.  The 5.5 inch sauce dish and the 6.5 inch cereal bowl had only one column.  The 7.5 inch rim soup bowl had two columns.  The 9 inch nappy (vegetable bowl) and 12 inch salad bowl each had three columns.  The larger the bowl, the greater the surface area available for artwork.

The number 317 on the bottom of the bowl is a stock or lot number.  It does not identify
the pattern or the item.


20 gallon Red Wing Crock with WA advertising


Hello   I have the opportunity to buy this 20 gallon crock it appears to be Red Wing  it has an ad for a Lind Wasington store.  Here is a picture of the 20 and the ad
can you advise me of value on this crock. It is in good condition with a small spider crack in the bottom that does not go through     thanks and regards   Rob

Answer: Robert, with the spider, the value would be $1000 to
$1200.  Hard to find these large crocks with advertising.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon shoulder jug and pack jar, collection of bean pots


What can you tell me about these pieces and their value?

THank you,





Jessica, the 5 gallon Red Wing shoulder jug with the 5 on
the dome and 4 1/2″ wing has a value between $100 to $125.  The 5
gallon packing jar with lid and chip has a value between  $350 & $400.

All the Red Wing bean pots with lids and advertising, $85 to
$95 depending on how rare the advertising.  Hope this was helpful.
Al Kohlman

Red Wing Safety Valve jar


I am unfamiliar with this in mold stamped back mark. Is it Redwing? If it isn’t
Redwing, do you know who manufactured it? It is on the bottom of a 6 1/2″
H. X 5 1/2″ diameter wax seal canning crock with a 3 1/8″ diameter
mouth. Thank you in advance…


Cary, RWSCo stands for “Red Wing Stoneware Company.  So yes it is Red Wing.  Your piece is a Red Wing Safety Valve jar.  Your jar normally came with a medal hardware that would snap the lid in place once the jar was filled with preserves or other garden canned items.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon Red Wing water cooler

This question is for Al Kohlman regarding a RW 3 gallon water cooler. I’ve attached a few pictures of the cooler to this email. I’m very new to collecting (this is my first piece), so I don’t know anything really. But I love all the posts on your website, they’ve been so helpful and they also get me very interested in collecting more pieces.

Description- 3 Gallon water cooler with lid, in good condition (no cracks or scratches), hole at the bottom (I think a spigot is supposed to go there). The inside is a little dirty (this could have been used for planting).

Questions- What do you think this would be worth if I sold it today?

Is this a common piece or rare?

Does the size of the wing mean anything? I heard the larger the wing the more value it has.

I want to buy a spigot for this pot, is there anyway to tell if it is an authentic spigot that is supposed to go to this piece?

Thank you so much,



Tracey, your 3 gallon Red Wing water cooler was produced
between 1936 & 1947.  It is the latest and last version for the Red
Wing coolers.  Also, the size of the red wing does affect the value
with the largest being in greater demand.  Also, the words
“Water Cooler” on the early coolers is scrolled where your is
blocked (scrolled being more in demand for collectors).  With all
this being said, our cooler if in perfect condition, $225 to $250. The lid
also in perfect condition, $300 to $350.  Also, the 3 gallon is a common
size and the correct spigot is the push button spigot which is marked
“Central” on either the spout or barrel of the spigot.  Also,
there is reproductions on these spigots, so you need to look for the
“Central” spigot where the push button is out side of the spigot
body.  These can be found at the convention from older collectors &
they run about $50 each.  Hope this was helpful.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Sponge Band bailed handled butter jar


In looking at the snack jar I realized it was not a Redwing but instead by Western Pottery. The refrigerator jar is a Redwing but I have it packed away as we moved some things and need to find it. I will send you a picture when I find it.




Janice, what you have is a Red Wing Sponge Band bailed
handle butter jar.  Value with the damage lid is around $400 to
$450.  Al Kohlman

4 gallon birch leaf and 4 gallon red wing beehive


Here are two 4 gallon Red Wings I purchased. The 4 gallon birch leaf Red Wing is bottom signed.It has a chip on the lip which is pictured below. The second Red Wing is a beehive 4 gallon with a Red Wing and a dot dash dot Red Wing oval stamp. The glazing on this one came with a manufacturing imperfection. I’m not sure if this affects the value. I will send along another email with more pics right now. I want to know what their value is. I paid $100 for the birch leaf and $300 for the beehive.

Thanks so much for your time!




Maelea, what you paid for each Red Wing jug is just about what they are worth.  The glaze on the 4 gallon birch leave beehive does affect it’s value as does the chip on the spout of the  4 gallon birchleaf shoulder jug.   Al Kohlman

565 coffee server, Gypsy Trail line, no wooden handle



I am wondering if you can tell me anything about this carafe in the blue/purple color with  the Red Wing Pottery Blue Star mark?

I have never known it to have a wooden handle and was wondering if you have any information in regard to this carafe? When was it made and did it originally have a handle? I cant find another one like it.

Kind regards,



Your blue 565 coffee server is from the Gypsy Trail line. All 565 Gypsy Trail coffee servers were sold with a wooden handle attached around the neck, although the cover was optional for a time.  Your server was made at the beginning of Gypsy Trail  roduction, or perhaps even earlier. This color scheme and the star ink stamp mark were vailable very briefly.

A brochure dated June 1935 marks the introduction of Gypsy Trail with 19 items available. All items are described as available in the standard Gypsy Trail colors – white, turquoise, blue, yellow and orange – except the 565 coffee server. Coffee server colors were blue, black, blue-green and orange. We have found this server with the star ink stamp mark in blue, blue-green and black but not in orange. Blue servers with this mark are a lighter shade than standard Gypsy Trail blue. Also, servers with the star  mark have “dry” (unglazed) bottoms and the interiors color matches the exterior. Standard 565 coffee servers have glazed bottoms marked only with “565” and they have white interiors. These early coffee servers are the only Gypsy Trail pieces we have found marked with the star ink stamp.

The black and blue-green colors were not included in subsequent Gypsy Trail brochures, thus after the initial brochure the coffee server was available in the same standard colors as other Gypsy Trail items. The non-standard aspects – unusual colors, dry bottom, ink stamp and colored interior – lead me to believe production of these coffee servers may have begun prior to the introduction of Gypsy Trail. Today these early servers are quite hard to find, but they do turn up occasionally. Value for a complete ink stamped blue coffee server is around $100 in excellent condition. Your server is missing the wooden handle which would reduce the value somewhat.  However it would be easy to “borrow” the handle from a more common 565 server to
make yours complete.