Sleepy Eye
Sleepy Eye

Sleepy Eye collectors look for anything bearing the image of the nineteenth-century Indian chief with the drooping eyelid. The Sleepy Eye Milling Co., Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, used his portrait in advertising from 1883 to 1921. It offered many premiums, including stoneware and pottery steins, crocks, bowls, mugs, and pitchers, all decorated with the famous profile of the Indian. The popular pottery was made by Weir Pottery Company from c.1800-1905. Weir merged with six other potteries and became Western Stoneware in 1906. Western Stoneware Co. made blue and white Sleepy Eye from 1906 until 1937, long after the flour mill went out of business in 1921. Reproductions of the pitchers are being made today. The original pitchers came in only five sizes: 4 inches, 5 1/4 inches, 6 1/2 inches, 8 inches, and 9 inches. The Sleepy Eye image was also used by companies unrelated to the flour mill. Sleepy Eye was one of four American Indians to meet President James Monroe in 1824 and was later involved in treaty that gave Sioux lands to the U.S. government. 

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.12.0
    [timestamp] => 2014-04-24T10:31:16.945Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 310934053970
                            [title] => VASELINE GLASS OLD SLEEPY EYE PLATE                               (( ID136933 ))
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 4936
                                    [categoryName] => 1940-Now
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 11884
                                    [categoryName] => Glassware
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/m5NnbAke3E_AMN1GeH97N4w/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=sleepy-eye&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=310934053970
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 26155
                            [location] => New Martinsville,WV,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 6.5
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 8.95
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 8.95
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT13H33M21S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-18T00:04:37.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-25T00:04:37.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 191140370088
                            [title] => Chief Sleepy Eye Stoneware Pottery Pitcher Vintage Reproduction 8-7/8" Tall 
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 592
                                    [categoryName] => Stoneware
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mjtedtFJ__FV42ayiXwriOw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=sleepy-eye&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=191140370088
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 95358
                            [location] => Modesto,CA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => CA
                                            [2] => GB
                                            [3] => AU
                                            [4] => AT
                                            [5] => BE
                                            [6] => FR
                                            [7] => DE
                                            [8] => IT
                                            [9] => JP
                                            [10] => ES
                                            [11] => TW
                                            [12] => NL
                                            [13] => CN
                                            [14] => HK
                                            [15] => MX
                                            [16] => DK
                                            [17] => RO
                                            [18] => SK
                                            [19] => BG
                                            [20] => CZ
                                            [21] => FI
                                            [22] => HU
                                            [23] => LV
                                            [24] => LT
                                            [25] => MT
                                            [26] => EE
                                            [27] => GR
                                            [28] => PT
                                            [29] => CY
                                            [30] => SI
                                            [31] => SE
                                            [32] => KR
                                            [33] => ID
                                            [34] => ZA
                                            [35] => IE
                                            [36] => PL
                                            [37] => RU
                                            [38] => IL
                                            [39] => NZ
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 24.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 24.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT15H19M28S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-18T01:50:44.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-25T01:50:44.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/191140370088_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 161279666204
                            [title] => SLEEPY EYE 8,5" PITCHER  (SIGNED ON BOTTOM
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 18902
                                    [categoryName] => Monmouth/ Marcrest/Western SW
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mdlY-9zovMSxhYWnJR5wmaA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=sleepy-eye&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=161279666204
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 46074
                            [location] => Westfield,IN,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 13.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => US
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 5
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 125.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 125.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P1DT6H56M32S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-18T17:27:48.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-25T17:27:48.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/161279666204_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 351052226850
                            [title] => ANTIQUE SLEEPY EYE MILLING CO COOKBOOK SLEEPY EYE FLOUR OLD SLEEPY EYE INDIAN 
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 4232
                                    [categoryName] => Other American Pottery
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 29223
                                    [categoryName] => Antiquarian & Collectible
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/m3DNWVli55DQHJbzDNbsPAQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=sleepy-eye&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=351052226850
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 14891
                            [location] => Watkins Glen,NY,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 30.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 30.99
                                    [bidCount] => 4
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P1DT14H9M4S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-04-19T00:40:20.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-04-26T00:40:20.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/351052226850_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => true
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 6
            [totalEntries] => 24
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=sleepy-eye&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DSleepy%2BEye%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:sleepy-eye
metakey:Sleepy Eye
870,20081
eBay Auctions
Sorted By               
(Sleepy Eye | Pottery & Porcelain Price Guide) eBay Auctions

   

Price Guide Listing for Sleepy Eye Login or Register to View Prices.
These items are part of the online price guide and not for sale.
You can sort by any title. Click on any of the top titles to sort. If you want to see how it works click on 'Year Priced'. All prices are reviewed by experts, but not every price has an image.