Red Wing 1082


I picked up this pair of mint condition pitchers today at a church rummage sale for $4 apiece. They are marked Red Wing USA #1082. They are about 9″ tall. Can you tell me when they were made and what the current value is?




According to the Red Wing Art Pottery Two book by Ray Reiss the 1082 were made in 1941 and valued in the 2003 price guide at 40-60

Red Wing 1067 Shell planter


Hi, My friend gave me this awesome vase and i wanted to know was it worth anything. Her grandmothers vase


Your piece shape is actually 1067 from 1941. The Exterior glaze is shell ivory antique and the inside is Rochelle line. According to Red Wing Art Pottery Two by Ray Reiss and his price guide the value in 2003 was around 300. I have not seen one of these recently sell so more current value is unknown.

Red Wing Vase 930


We have a  Lotus vase in blue with pink inside and cannot find any info on the value of this.  Can you help?  Is the blue a rear color?


You have a Red Wing Vase 930 and it came in a number of colors. According to the Red Wing Art Pottery Two book by Ray Reiss the price guide says the value for a burgundy/ white combo is 60-80. I know that that particular glaze combo can be more valuable that the color combo you have to a collector; so, the value for yours may be closer to 60-80.

4 gallon salt glazed crock,


I hope you can give me some information on the maker and time of these two crocks. Thank You In Advance, Ron


Ron the 4 gallon salt glazed crock on the right is a Red Wing drop 8 with quotations.  It was produced between 1877 & 1895.  Value is between $200 & $250 if in perfect condition.  The 4 galloon salt glazed crock on the left would be called a lazy 8 target.  It is not Red Wing.  Not being Red Wing, I just have no idea of value or history. Al Kohlman

20lb butter crock


Al,    This piece is about the same size as a 20lb. butter crock. Would it be considered a butter crock or what was its use & value? No cracks, chips or repairs. Thanks


Yes these were used for butter crocks.  They use to sell  in the $1000 range years ago.  Today $700 to $800.  Al Kohlman

Hot water bottle with paper label


Hi my name is Dana & Jen, both my wife and I are first year members of RWCS. I was at an Estate Auction this last weekend. This bottle was up and was listed at Red Wing Foot Warmer. The decal on the front says. SPORT GOODS, KENNEDY BROS. ARMS CO. SAINT PAUL MINNESOTA. I am a former Archaeologist and enjoy any type of history, pre-historic or historical. How rare is this jug. I don’t collect this type or Red Wing. It needs a home. Thanks, hope to hear from you.


This bottle has a brown glaze is 12″ high and has a diameter of 6 1/2″ is triangle shape, 3 sided and weighs 6 pounds 2.6 ounces.


Dana & Jen, I have not seen this advertising on a Red Wing foot warmer before.  This sticker may have been added to the foot warmer either by a company employee, someone applying the sticker and trying to push this off as a Red Wing advertising piece or just a piece that was near when someone acquired the sticker and wanted to place it on something.  If the company wanted advertising on this piece from the Red Wing Stoneware Company, they would have commission Red Wing to apply an ink stencil under the glaze.  I know of no applied sticker advertising ever being produced by Red Wing.  With all this being said, your Red Wing foot warmer without the cap would have a value in the area of $30 to $40.

5 gallon Red Wing crock and 8 gallon Red Wing butter churn


My parents both recently passed away, and these two crocks were in their house. My parents are originally from Minneapolis/Duluth and my grandparents owned a grocery store in Minneapolis back in the 40s-50s. I assume these came from the store. I know the pics aren’t great, and I can go back to their house to take better ones (and also of the bottoms if that helps), but I’d like to know more. I’d like to know an idea of their value, thanks Anita



Anita, the 5 gallon Red Wing crock has a value between $70 & $80 if in perfect condition.  The 8 gallon Red Wing butter churn has a value today between $700 & $800.  You might want to try Craigslist to sell your pieces. Best of luck on your sales. Al Kohlman

25 gallon elephant ear transition


Hi     My wife and I just bought this 25 gallon what can you tell us about it.


In it’s hay day, this 25 gallon elephant ear transition use to bring $3500.  Today $2500 to $2800.  Just a gorgeous piece!  I will put the value at the high end.  Al Kohlman

RWCS MidWinter 2015 to be in Oconomowoc, WI


RED WING, MN. – Collectors of Red Wing stoneware and pottery might find a new centerpiece for their collection if they come out to the Red Wing Collectors Society’s (RWCS) Annual MidWinter GetTogether at the Olympia Resort & Conference Center in Oconomowoc, Wis. from Feb. 6-8.

The big news this year is that the event is moving to Wisconsin after being held in Iowa for the past 14 years.

“We’re excited about the move to Oconomowoc because we expect it will attract a large group of collectors who have never attended the MidWinter event before,” says Stacy Wegner, RWCS executive director. “Wisconsin also has the most RWCS members living in it outside of Minnesota, so we’re hoping to see a larger attendance this year.”

The RWCS is devoted to those who collect a diverse line of crocks, jugs, churns, dinnerware and art pottery manufactured in Red Wing from the 1880s to 1960s. Hundreds of people from around the country are expected to attend the February event, which will help tie collectors over until the next RWCS National Convention in Red Wing in July. These two events serve as great opportunities for members to connect over Red Wing and learn about the history of the potteries that once operated in Red Wing, their diverse production lines and the impact they had on the American pottery industry.

As with any large antique event, the opportunity to buy and sell is top of mind for collectors and dealers. In this case, the RWCS MidWinter GetTogether never disappoints. Many attendees will prop open their doors and sell Red Wing wares from their hotel rooms during the weekend – some starting as early as the night of Wednesday, Feb. 4. A formal Show & Sale will run from 1:00 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 followed by an auction at 5 p.m. – both of which are open to the public. Auction proceeds will benefit the Pottery Museum of Red Wing and more information can be found at or the classifieds section at Whether you’re new to collecting Red Wing or an experienced collector, anyone and everyone is invited to attend this fun event and find a new piece for their collection.

The MidWinter GetTogether also includes a number of other organized activities like a “Friday Night Lights” reception featuring food, prizes and fun from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6. The theme of this year’s event is “The Big Game”. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite football team’s apparel to take part in the fun, whether their favorite is from the professional, college or high school ranks.

Education is also a major focus of the event. Highlighting this year will be keynote presentations from RWCS Vice President Paul Wichert and RWCS Foundation Board Member Stan Lueck. Wichert will present “RWCS Technology & How to Use it” and Lueck will speak about creating the RWCS Foundation Endowment Fund to keep the Pottery Museum of Red Wing running strong for future generations.

New this year, RWCS Historian Nancy Lambert will talk about the process she went through when creating the Kansas/Missouri Red Wing advertising book. Longtime MidWinter speakers and RWCS Hall of Fame members Steve Showers and Dennis Nygaard will give separate presentations on their findings from digging in the pottery dumps this year. Dinnerware experts Larry Roschen and Terry Moe, who are also RWCS Hall of Fame members, will discuss Red Wing dinnerware. Curious about how things are going at the new museum in Red Wing, Minnesota? Members of the RWCS Foundation Board will hold a Q & A session to answer your questions. And as a carryover from the  past location in Iowa, Mark Wiseman will speak about the potteries that operated in Des Moines, Boone and Warren counties. In addition, new RWCS KidsView education program chairperson Linda Wipperling will keep with “The Big Game” theme and feature activities that will teach younger collectors about the different pieces Red Wing made for professional and college sports teams, such as the Little Brown Jug trophy that is awarded to the winner of every Minnesota/Michigan college football game.

All activities will be held at the Olympia Resort & Conference Center, 1350 Royal Mile Rd. in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, which is off I-94 just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee. Visit to register or learn more about the MidWinter GetTogether, or the annual Red Wing Collectors Society Summer Convention, which is slated for July 9-11 in Red Wing.

The RWCS MidWinter GetTogether is one of three different antique shows that will have quality Red Wing and vintage advertising for sale in Wisconsin’s Waukesha County on the weekend of Feb 6-8. Featuring more than 55 quality dealers, the 64th Annual Winter Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Show is slated for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Waukesha County Expo Center Forum Building, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188. Call 414-510-4441 or visit for more information.

In addition, 150 sales tables will be set up at the 43rd Annual Milwaukee Antique Bottle and Advertising Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Contact David Kapsos at 608-838-8041 or for info. Gas prices are down, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to hunt for new pieces or sell your inventory at these great events!

Annual membership in the Red Wing Collectors Society costs only $35 and includes six 16-page full-color newsletters mailed to your home throughout the year. The Red Wing Collectors Society was founded in 1977 in Red Wing, Minn. and is devoted to educating people about all American pottery. There are more than 4,000 members worldwide. The Red Wing Potteries had diverse pottery lines that included stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery. For more information or to become a member, call the RWCS business office at 800-977-7927, e-mail or log on to You can also join the RWCS on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at

Red Wing vase 203


I have a unique redwing pottery vase that I have not seen anywhere else in our 20 years of collecting.   Could you provide an estimate of its value?  It is approximately 12 1/2″ tall, has some small pits in the glaze but is in good condition overall.

Thank you,


Answer: This vase is from 1929 and glaze color is Light Green. According to the Red Wing Art Pottery book by Ray Reiss the 2003 price guide puts the value at 200-250 if in mint condition