Many collectors of Red Wing collect because of their quest for specific advertising: their last name, the town they grew up in, their family business, and even their first name. I missed out a few years ago on a Stacy, Minn. bowl; but, IÂ found aÂ Wegner bowl and it’s being sold at auctionÂ this weekend!
Houghton’s Auction on Saturday, November 6th in Cannon Falls, MN. There is a Kelsy & Wegner advertising sponge bowl – yeah my last name. Although this piece is from IA, I am excited to bid on this piece – who knows maybe its a distant relative of my husband!
Here is the photo from the website! It’s the bowl in the lower left corner. It’s hard to see; but, I confirmed it with the auctioneer this morning.
Now for some information aboutÂ Red Wing Advertising. The potteries of Red Wing produced so many advertising pieces for business all around the country from large ones like Lambert Lumber to small local city grocers. These advertising pieces were used as a thank you to customers, promotional items, and advertising.Â The advertising option was available on so many pieces made by Red Wing including: mixing bowls, chicken feeders, jugs, crocks, water coolers, casseroles, and so much more. When the potteries of Red Wing expanded into Art Pottery and Dinnerware, these lines also featured advertising in ashtrays, dinnerware patterns, vases, and so much more.
Have you ever thought about finding a piece of Red Wing with your name on it? Have you ever thought of idea that your grandpa that owned a grocer in a little town made a bowl with his business name on it? Does your family come from a small town that Red Wing made advertising for the local farm store? If your interested is peak, maybe collecting Red Wing advertising is for you!
The Red Wing Collectors Society has a number of great resources to get you started including: educational videos, members books for sale, and the RWCS Foundation printing of the Red Wing Stoneware ledger. Contact us today about membership today!
So wish me luck as I bid on Saturday morning! Can’t wait to share with all of you the results of my bidding! Interested in going to the auction visit: WWW. HoughtonsAuction.com