Red Wing 3 gallon advertising jug was made for a Canadian Company


Hi there, I’m looking for some information on my 3 gallon shoulder jug.  I don’t see many with a black number 3 or no Red Wing oval, can you please explain.  Also, I’d like to know roughly the date it was made & a price for if I ever sold it.

Best Regards,



Richard, your Red Wing 3 gallon advertising jug was made for a Canadian Company (most likely a liquor company).   The Imperial stamp means that the 3 gal jug is really 3 liters (4.2 gallons). Also, the use of black ink verses blue would be up to the company requesting the color of ink on their order.  Your advertising shoulder jug was produced between 1918 & 1930 and has a value between $700 & $800.  Al Kohlman

5 gallon Elephant Ear jug


Hi, I recently purchased this 5 gallon Elephant Ear jug. It has the large chip in the front and also a smaller chip at the bottom back. It has many turkey droppings on the top of the jug also. I was wondering with these condition issues and today’s market what a piece like this would be valued at. Thank you! JB


JB, it sure is a gorgeous beehive.  That large chip in the front just kills it’s value.  With the chip in the front and smaller chip in back, $800 to $1000.   Al Kohlman

2 gallon advertising crock Bause advertising and butter pail



Thanks for your recent appraisals. I have a couple more items I would like your opinion on.

The first one is a 2 gallon advertising crock which appears to be Redwing. It belongs to a co-worker of mine. She is from northern Wisconsin and it has been in her family for many years. I think it’s a great piece! Sorry to say, it has a hole drilled in the base.  ?

The second item is a butter crock which I acquired at a yard sale in Red Wing during last summers Convention. I recently was able to purchase the lid, which I believe is correct. The lid has a glazed over chip on the rim and the crock has 2 small chips on the base.




Andy, the 2 gallon advertising crock is a great piece.  It is to bad that someone drilled a hole in the bottom of it. Value with the hole drilled $800 to $1000.  Your Red Wing butter jar with lid and two small base chips, $175 to $200.   Al Kohlman

JC Miller Advertising packing jar at 4 gallon beehive advertising jug



I come across these two pieces of Red Wing,I was wondering what they’re worth and about what year the jug was made? The crock has  RWSCo stamped on the bottom.

Thanks for your time, Andre


Andre, I have not seen that type of shoulder on your crock type packing jar that is bottom signed before.  I would think it would carry the same value has other Red Wing packing jars that is close to yours.  As I see it with RWSCo bottom stamp and in perfect condition $450 to $550.

Your Red Wing Advertising beehive jug was produced between 1895 & 1917.  Value would be between $1200 & $1500 if in perfect condition.  Two very nice pieces!  Al Kohlman

Red Wing 5 gallon shoulder jug with the Johnson’s Cider Portland, Oregon


Hello there. My dad and I recently did a crawlspace cleanup and came across a Redwing cider jug. It’s 5 gallons, with the 5 stamp, the red wing stamps, and on the opposite side, a Johnson’s cider Portland, Ore stamp. It has a handle on the top, a cork stopper, and a wood/cork tap on the bottom. I haven’t managed to find anything else like it and I’m curious as to what it might be worth?

Thank you,



Ty, your Red Wing 5 gallon shoulder jug with the Johnson’s Cider Portland, Oregon advertising if in perfect condition has a value between $550 & $600.  Nice jug!  Al Kohlman

ed Wing hand turned water cooler 3 or 4 gallon


What can you tell me about this churn. In good shape.

Thanks Mary


Mary, your Red Wing hand turned water cooler was produced just after 1917 & into the early 1920’s.  In mint condition the value is between $300 & $375.  It looks to be a 3 or 4 gallon.  If you look at the inside bottom of the cooler, it will have a number in blue.  That number indicates the gallon-age of the cooler.