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Vintage Red Fiesta® (1936 - 1973)

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Radioactive Red Fiesta

Instantly recognizable, this orange-tinted red was one of the original five colors when Fiesta was introduced in 1937. Red was the simplest choice because business demand indicated that color would be commerically successful. This continues up to today, since Scarlet Red persists as the top-selling color of Fiesta.

Red was also the most expensive color to produce. Production of red included depleted uranium oxide, which after 1943 required a special license from the Atomic Energy Commission. The Collector's Encyclopedia of Fiesta by Bob and Sharon Huxford reports that rad Fiesta from 1937 to 1943 consisted of "uranium oxide (U-308) with the uranium content being made up of about 0.7% U-235 and the remainder U-238." After World War II and the negative publicity over radioactivity, the red colorant consisted of depleted technical grade U-308 with the uranium content being made up of about 0.2% U-235, U-238 making up the rest.

This atomic recipe led to the now infamous labelling of Fiesta as radioactive, or more spcifically, radioactive red. Are these levels at all dangerous? Not al all. Surfact contact on a vintage red 9" dinner plate produces 0.5 mR/hr (milliroentgens per hour. To contrast, the radium dial on a watch produces 20 mR/hr and a chest X-Ray produces 44mR per film. According to the Huxford's "safe levels for humans workling with radiation is 20 mR/day as background radiation."

Muckracking news stories starting then and continuing up to today only heightened the gossip, but presentation of the science shows that using vintage Red Fiesta dishes does not create a china syndrome.

Vintage red is truly one of the most brilliant colors ever produced in the history of dinnerware. Collecting this glaze is highly rewarding.

RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE FIESTA DISC  water JUG PITCHER  FIESTAWARE free s RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE FIESTA DISC water JUG PITCHER FIESTAWARE free s 2 $27.00 1h 4m
Lot of 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware 10.5 Lot of 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware 10.5" Dinner Plates Blue Yellow Red $49.99 1h 38m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta  Scarlet Red Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Scarlet Red Cup Tom & Jerry Mug $5.99 1h 53m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red 0 $114.00 4h 39m
Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl #2, Mixing Bowl, Original Red, HLC Genuine Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl #2, Mixing Bowl, Original Red, HLC Genuine 0 $185.00 4h 53m
fiestaware vintage Red Cup And  Saucer fiestaware vintage Red Cup And Saucer 0 $14.99 6h 5m
fiestaware vintage Red Cup And  Saucer fiestaware vintage Red Cup And Saucer 0 $9.99 6h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Red #1 Mixing Bowl Vintage Fiesta Red #1 Mixing Bowl 0 $80.00 7h 46m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 And Mixing Bowl Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 And Mixing Bowl 0 $750.00 7h 46m
Old Original Fiesta Ware Atomic Red Stick Demitasse Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Old Original Fiesta Ware Atomic Red Stick Demitasse Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin $39.99 7h 49m
Fiesta® Ware Vintage Multi Color RED YELLOW TURQUOISE GREEN IVORY Saucers Qty 9 Fiesta® Ware Vintage Multi Color RED YELLOW TURQUOISE GREEN IVORY Saucers Qty 9 1 $12.00 8h 4m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Red Bowl 7 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Red Bowl 7" Inch 1 $9.99 8h 4m
Fiesta ware fiestaware 7 Fiesta ware fiestaware 7" burgundy saucer plate $12.99 9h 47m
Fiesta ware fiestaware 7 Fiesta ware fiestaware 7" burgundy bowl $15.99 9h 47m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO. FIESTA ORANGE RED DEEP PLATE or FLAT SOUP BOWL! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO. FIESTA ORANGE RED DEEP PLATE or FLAT SOUP BOWL! $67.50 10h 6m
FIESTA WARE SMALL BOWL 5 5/8 FIESTA WARE SMALL BOWL 5 5/8" DIA RED MARKED FIESTA MADE IN USA $4.95 13h 33m
FIESTA WARE RED PLATE 9 FIESTA WARE RED PLATE 9" MARKED $8.00 13h 33m
VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange  Gravy Sauceboat VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange Gravy Sauceboat $100.00 18h 59m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Orange Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 5.5 Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Orange Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 5.5" As Is $27.95 21h 19m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED LIDDED SUGAR BOWL VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED LIDDED SUGAR BOWL 5 $10.25 21h 32m
Lovely Vintage Fiesta Ware 13 inch Round Serving Platter Original red Lovely Vintage Fiesta Ware 13 inch Round Serving Platter Original red 0 $25.00 22h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Gravy / Sauce Boat ~ Radioactive Red Vintage Fiesta Ware Gravy / Sauce Boat ~ Radioactive Red $49.95 22h 24m
Fiesta Vintage “Radioactive” Red Orange 64oz Large Water Disk Pitcher Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage “Radioactive” Red Orange 64oz Large Water Disk Pitcher Fiestaware 1 $45.00 23h 51m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Fiestaware 9 inch Radioactive Red Plate Vintage Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Fiestaware 9 inch Radioactive Red Plate $27.00 1d 16m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Red Luncheon Plate Fiestaware 9 inch Red Plate Vintage Fiestaware Original Red Luncheon Plate Fiestaware 9 inch Red Plate $28.00 1d 19m
RED HARLEQUIN  CREAMER -FIESTAWARE                          - A25 RED HARLEQUIN CREAMER -FIESTAWARE - A25 $7.00 1d 46m
rmk99 Lot of 3 Colorful Fiesta Coffee Cups Yellow, Navy, Red Excellent Condition rmk99 Lot of 3 Colorful Fiesta Coffee Cups Yellow, Navy, Red Excellent Condition $7.50 1d 1h 7m
6 PIECE 6 PIECE "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA PLACE SETTING-FIESTAWARE - A25 $75.00 1d 2h 42m
VINTAGE FIESTA NO.1 RED NESTING BOWL VINTAGE FIESTA NO.1 RED NESTING BOWL $89.99 1d 3h 3m
Fiestaware Red Candle Holder Vintage Fiesta Tripod Pyramid Set of 2 chipped Fiestaware Red Candle Holder Vintage Fiesta Tripod Pyramid Set of 2 chipped 1 $25.00 1d 3h 5m
Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $22.95 1d 3h 22m
1 MINT 2 Pc Vintage RIVIERA Fiesta RED (orange) & Turquoise Covered Butter Dish 1 MINT 2 Pc Vintage RIVIERA Fiesta RED (orange) & Turquoise Covered Butter Dish $84.50 1d 3h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft  S/P Shaker No Stopper Vintage Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft S/P Shaker No Stopper 0 $14.00 1d 4h 30m
RARE Old Vintage Red FIESTA  9 1/2 RARE Old Vintage Red FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC 0 $9.99 1d 7h 2m
 Fiestaware Bulb Candle Holders Original Red Vintage Fiesta Ball Candleholder Fiestaware Bulb Candle Holders Original Red Vintage Fiesta Ball Candleholder $90.00 1d 7h 11m
Vtg 1939 OLD RED ORANGE KITCHEN KRAFT FIESTA Promotional Covered Casserole Lid Vtg 1939 OLD RED ORANGE KITCHEN KRAFT FIESTA Promotional Covered Casserole Lid $69.99 1d 7h 17m
OLD Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE OLD Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE $23.99 1d 7h 23m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Radioactive Red 8.5 Vintage FIESTA WARE Radioactive Red 8.5" Nappy Bowl 0 $29.95 1d 7h 25m
OLD Vintage 1969 MANGO RED 5 OLD Vintage 1969 MANGO RED 5" FIESTA SAUCE FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $23.99 1d 7h 29m
Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED 7 Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED 7" FIESTA SALAD PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $23.99 1d 7h 29m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE Red 7 3/8 VINTAGE FIESTAWARE Red 7 3/8" Salad/Bread butter Plate EXCELLENT 0 $7.99 1d 7h 42m
2 HLC Fiestaware Red Cup Mug Round Finger Hole Script Maker Mark 2 HLC Fiestaware Red Cup Mug Round Finger Hole Script Maker Mark $29.99 1d 9h 18m
Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta, Maroon Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta, Maroon $16.19 1d 10h 16m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt Pepper Shaker Set, Fiesta, Red, Very Nice Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt Pepper Shaker Set, Fiesta, Red, Very Nice $24.29 1d 10h 16m
Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta Red orange Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta Red orange $19.79 1d 10h 16m
Harlequin, Fiesta, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Ball Pitcher, Maroon, Nice Harlequin, Fiesta, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Ball Pitcher, Maroon, Nice $67.49 1d 10h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/ Orange #6 Nesting Bowl No Rings Inside Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/ Orange #6 Nesting Bowl No Rings Inside $155.00 1d 10h 36m
Set ff 4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ring Handle Tom & Jerry Mug Cinnabar Red Set ff 4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ring Handle Tom & Jerry Mug Cinnabar Red $24.29 1d 12h 16m
Vintage Fiesta Cup/Saucer Assortment Red,Yellow,Turquoise,Medium Green Excellent Vintage Fiesta Cup/Saucer Assortment Red,Yellow,Turquoise,Medium Green Excellent $68.00 1d 20h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Red Kitchen Kraft Large Covered Casserole (1938-1944) Free Ship Vintage Fiesta Red Kitchen Kraft Large Covered Casserole (1938-1944) Free Ship $300.00 1d 21h 7m
HLC Harlequin Vintage Red Cup and Saucer Beautiful HLC Harlequin Vintage Red Cup and Saucer Beautiful 0 $20.00 1d 21h 32m
**  Vintage 1936 Fiesta Red Fiestaware Orange 5 1/2 ** Vintage 1936 Fiesta Red Fiestaware Orange 5 1/2" Fruit Desert Bowl ** $45.00 1d 21h 40m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice $34.19 1d 21h 41m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Tea Cups and Saucers ~ Radioactive Red, Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Ware Tea Cups and Saucers ~ Radioactive Red, Turquoise $59.95 1d 22h 23m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY $18.70 1d 22h 51m
2 Cup and Saucer Sets Vintage Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin 2 Cup and Saucer Sets Vintage Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin $49.95 1d 23h 50m
 Vintage Original Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker - Red ~ Big chip at base Vintage Original Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker - Red ~ Big chip at base $2.00 2d 51m
VINTAGE Fiesta LARGE DISC WATER /JUICE PITCHER  burgundy / maroon 7 VINTAGE Fiesta LARGE DISC WATER /JUICE PITCHER burgundy / maroon 7" x 8" x 4" 0 $17.99 2d 57m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9.5 VINTAGE FIESTA 9.5" PLATES IN COBALT, ORIGINAL GREEN, RADIOACTIVE RED. 1936-50 0 $23.99 2d 1h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA RED 5 -1/2 INCH NAPPY BOWL EXCELLENT CONDITION HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA RED 5 -1/2 INCH NAPPY BOWL EXCELLENT CONDITION HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $23.99 2d 1h 6m
Set of 2 Vintage FiestaWare RadioActive Red/Orange + Cobalt Blue TeaCup Set of 2 Vintage FiestaWare RadioActive Red/Orange + Cobalt Blue TeaCup 0 $22.50 2d 1h 51m
Vintage HLC Fiestaware Red 6 Vintage HLC Fiestaware Red 6" Bread & Butter Plate 1936-1943 $8.50 2d 2h 23m
Vintage 1930's Red ( Orange ) Nesting Bowl # 2 Vintage 1930's Red ( Orange ) Nesting Bowl # 2 $150.00 2d 2h 57m
Fiesta Scarlet RED LOOP HANDLE COFFEE CUP! Fiesta Scarlet RED LOOP HANDLE COFFEE CUP! 0 $5.00 2d 3h 5m
VINTAGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED  7 HOLE SHAKER ALMOST 3 VINTAGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED 7 HOLE SHAKER ALMOST 3"TALL $17.99 2d 3h 13m
Old 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Old 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $19.99 2d 3h 14m
VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10 VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10" DINNER PLATE $17.99 2d 4h 26m
VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2 VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2" NAPPY BOWL $24.99 2d 4h 26m
Set of 4 Feistaware Red Coffee Mugs Ring Handle Set of 4 Feistaware Red Coffee Mugs Ring Handle $22.00 2d 5h 32m
BREAD & BUTTER PLATE Lot of 4 ~ Red Yellow Cobalt Medium Green ~ Vintage Fiesta BREAD & BUTTER PLATE Lot of 4 ~ Red Yellow Cobalt Medium Green ~ Vintage Fiesta $26.99 2d 6h 40m
Fiestaware Cinnabar Medium Bowl Fiesta Retired Burgundy 8 Vintage Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Cinnabar Medium Bowl Fiesta Retired Burgundy 8 Vintage Cereal Bowl 0 $30.00 2d 6h 52m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Footed Bowl $50.00 2d 9h 20m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft Red Casserole Bottom Only No Lid Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft Red Casserole Bottom Only No Lid Fiesta 0 $15.00 2d 11h 30m
Cutting Board, Glass, Red Truck, Fall, Autumn Harvest, Pumpkin, New in Box Cutting Board, Glass, Red Truck, Fall, Autumn Harvest, Pumpkin, New in Box $21.59 2d 12h 10m
Vintage Siesta Ware Red Eagle Cookie Jar w Lid Vintage Siesta Ware Red Eagle Cookie Jar w Lid $21.99 2d 14h 17m
Vtg Fiestaware Luncheon Plates 7 Red Blue Green Yellow Ivory Turquoise Rose 9.5 Vtg Fiestaware Luncheon Plates 7 Red Blue Green Yellow Ivory Turquoise Rose 9.5" $114.99 2d 16h 14m
vintage fiesta, fiesta ware, red/orange, ring handle coffee cups, lot of 3 vintage fiesta, fiesta ware, red/orange, ring handle coffee cups, lot of 3 0 $5.69 2d 17h 22m
2 Fiesta Ware Red / Orange 8 1/4 2 Fiesta Ware Red / Orange 8 1/4" Rimmed Nappy Bowls $39.99 2d 22h 59m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Red,  RELISH, CELERY CORN ON THE COBB DISH  Fiestaware EX. VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Red, RELISH, CELERY CORN ON THE COBB DISH  Fiestaware EX. 0 $17.00 2d 23h 6m
1 VINTAGE OLD FIESTA Ware H. L. RED (orange) 5 1/2 1 VINTAGE OLD FIESTA Ware H. L. RED (orange) 5 1/2"w FRUIT BOWL GREAT CONDITION! $31.00 2d 23h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Royal Metal 13 Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Royal Metal 13" Platter in Red 0 $65.00 3d 3m
VINTAGE FIESTA red MUSTARD JAR VINTAGE FIESTA red MUSTARD JAR $349.99 3d 1h
Vintage Fiesta Red Pitcher Disk with Ice Lip Vintage Fiesta Red Pitcher Disk with Ice Lip $68.00 3d 1h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Red Sugar Dish Fiesta 1936-1943 Vintage Fiestaware Original Red Sugar Dish Fiesta 1936-1943 0 $125.00 3d 1h 32m
Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta RED Basketweave Nut Dish Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta RED Basketweave Nut Dish $14.99 3d 2h 23m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12" PLATTER EXCELLENT $49.99 3d 3h 17m
Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Orange 6 1/4 Inch Bread and Butter Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Orange 6 1/4 Inch Bread and Butter Plate $34.49 3d 4h 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug & Teapot- Orange/Red & Serving Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug & Teapot- Orange/Red & Serving $145.00 3d 4h 6m
Vintage Fiestaware Creamer Original Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red Vintage Fiestaware Creamer Original Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red $50.00 3d 6h 16m
Vintage Fiesta Salt And Pepper Shaker W Cork - Atomic Red Vintage Fiesta Salt And Pepper Shaker W Cork - Atomic Red $29.99 3d 7h 2m
Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Red Creamer VGC Homer Laughlin Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Red Creamer VGC Homer Laughlin $17.99 3d 7h 6m
vintage fiesta red kitchen kraft refrigerator body with paper label vintage fiesta red kitchen kraft refrigerator body with paper label 4 $34.87 3d 7h 8m
5 VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN RED YELLOW SAUCER & SMALL BREAD PLATES LOT SET 5 VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN RED YELLOW SAUCER & SMALL BREAD PLATES LOT SET $28.08 3d 7h 15m
Vintage Harlequin - Fiesta Ringware, Fiestaware  Salt & Pepper Shakers, Maroon Vintage Harlequin - Fiesta Ringware, Fiestaware Salt & Pepper Shakers, Maroon 3 $10.99 3d 8h 35m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 And Mixing Bowl Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 And Mixing Bowl 0 $650.00 3d 9h 44m
VINTAGE FIESTA SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS - TURQOUIS & RED SET, small bulb style VINTAGE FIESTA SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS - TURQOUIS & RED SET, small bulb style 0 $14.99 3d 9h 59m
Vintage FIESTA RED 9 1/2 inch NAPPY Bowl  GREAT Condition Vintage FIESTA RED 9 1/2 inch NAPPY Bowl GREAT Condition $65.77 3d 10h 28m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red Individual Casserole Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red Individual Casserole 0 $55.00 3d 10h 39m
Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice $34.19 3d 11h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Red Gravy/Sauce Boat Radioactive Red Vintage Fiesta Red Gravy/Sauce Boat Radioactive Red $54.99 3d 23h 52m

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