2015 RWCS Commemorative to be made in Wisconsin

Rowe Pottery of Cambridge, Wisconsin to Produce 2015 RWCS Commemorative

Red Wing, MN – Red Wing Collectors Society Commemorative Manager Bob Morawski announces that Rowe Pottery Works of Cambridge, Wis. will produce the 2015 RWCS Convention Commemorative. In addition, Rowe Pottery will also produce 2 gallon shoulder jugs to serve as the special pieces that will be auctioned off to benefit the Society during the club’s annual Convention, July 9-11, 2015.

Rowe Pottery Works has been in business since 1974, beginning as a one-man potter’s studio. Although the pottery has grown in their nearly 40 years in business, they continue to stay true to the craft’s tradition. Rowe Pottery has been under the ownership of Bev Semmann since 2013, who has been with the company since 2007 as Vice President and General Manager.

Morawski says this will be the fourth time the RWCS Commemorative will be produced in Wisconsin; the last time was in 1997.

“I am very excited to be working with the potters at Rowe to make the 39th commemorative for the RWCS” Morawski says. “This year’s commemorative will be quite unique.”

The identity of the RWCS Commemorative is a closely guarded secret every year until the piece is unveiled on the Thursday of Convention Week (July 9). With the theme “Excursion to Red Wing”, the 2015 RWCS Annual Convention is slated for July 9-11, 2015 in Red Wing, MN. To learn more about the annual Convention or the Red Wing Collectors Society, visit www.erwcs.org. You can also find the group on Facebook and Pinterest, or follow it on Twitter.

Red Wing 5 gallon Beehive jug, 6 inch wing


I am setting up for a garage sale and was wondering if you could please tell me the value of this 5 gal redwing jug. (Couldn’t find same on your site thru 50 pages) Thank you so much.


David your Red Wing 5 gallon Beehive jug with the 6 inch Red Wing is a nice and early jug.  If in perfect condition the value today would be right around $400.   Al Kohlman

Red Wing Saffron Cookie Jar


We rescued this Saffron Ware lidded jar from a relatives basement. It’s about 8 inches high, and 8 inches diameter. The glaze seems to be in decent condition, with no chips or cracks (although I’m far from an expert on these things). I searched the posts on this site, and found a few other Saffron Ware jars and bean pots, but nothing that looks quite like this one. Any information  –including approximate value—would be greatly appreciated.



Roy this jar is a Red Wing saffron ware cookie jar.  As far as value goes it is quite low due to no advertising or decoration.  $30 to $40.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon Red Wing packing jars



I recently came into possession of (2) Red Wing jugs. Can you please share with me any information (age, use, value, etc.) you have on these jugs? I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you



Paul, you have two 5 gallon Red Wing packing jars that were produced between 1936 & 1947.  Value today in perfect condition and without the red wing, $125 to $150 each.  Al Kohlman

Bottom Marked Red Wing Stoneware Company 1 gallon crock



I’ve had this old crock awhile and was curious as to its age & value. There are no markings on it aside from the bottom and the design on the lid.

Many thanks,



Matt, you have a zinc glazed Red Wing Stoneware Company 1 gallon crock which was produced anywhere between 1895 & early 1900’s.  Value for the bottom signed crock in perfect condition is around $40 to $50. The 1 gallon Red Wing button lid $70 to $90.  Al Kohlman

3 gallon Rib Cage crock


Could you please give me some information on this crock and its retail value.

Thank you.



Terry, your 3 gallon Rib Cage crock was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company sometime between 1883 & 1895.  In perfect condition it has a value between $175 & $225.  Al Kohlman

Red Wing Stoneware Company bottom signed 20 pound packing jar


The “20” on the lid is all I can find, I couldn’t tell if that was in my last message or not, thank you for your time..


What you have here is a Red Wing Stoneware Company bottom signed 20 pound packing jar.  If in perfect condition the value is between $70 & $90.  Al Kohlman

Expanded Show and Sale for the 2015 Convention

Red Wing Collectors Society to Expand Annual Convention Show and Sale!

Red Wing, MN – The Red Wing Collectors Society announces new opportunities for sellers at their annual Show and Sale held in conjunction with their Annual Convention- Excursion Red Wing – July 9-11, 2015 in Red Wing MN.

The RWCS Board of Directors recognized that many Society members have collecting interest that lies beyond collecting Red Wing stoneware and pottery. With the Show and Sale slated for Saturday, July 10 time was of the essence. The RWCS Board and RWCS executive director Stacy Wegner worked quickly with a small, but driven committee of RWCS members to enhance the Show and Sale to meet the other collecting interest of Society members while still maintaining the focus on Red Wing.

The committee reviewed the show and sale parameters and decided on two significant changes for the 2015 Show and Sale: expand what items could be sold and offer open square footage selling spaces. The RWCS Board approved adjustments to the percent for antique and souvenirs to give sellers the opportunity to include quality antiques, American-made pottery, or other items related to pottery collecting or other period collectibles including furniture.

Expanding to include quality antiques opens the door to offer booth space square footage. The Booth Space option provides sellers the opportunity to design their own display and include period antiques like furniture for sale on the 2015 Show and Sale Floor Plan. The booths will be available in three sizes: Standard (10ft 6 inch W x 8ft D), Booth and Half (13ft W x 8ft D), and Double (21ft W x 8ft D).

“We are excited about these changes and hope that we will attract new Sellers who complement our existing sellers with American stoneware and complimentary pieces.” said RWCS President Larry Birks.

Mark your calendar now to come check out the Show and Sale, Saturday, July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Red Wing High School at 2451 Eagle Ridge Drive, Red Wing MN. FREE ADMISSION and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

To learn more about the RWCS Convention Show and Sale visit our website. If you interested in becoming a seller at the Red Wing Collectors Society Show and Sale, contact the RWCS business office at 800-977-7927 or email director@redwingcollectors.org.