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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.

HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LARGE VTG 12 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LARGE VTG 12" RED CHOP PLATE RETIRED COLOR VGC VERY RARE $35.95 40m
Vintage Radioactive Red Fiesta Medium Teapot Homer Laughlin Vintage Radioactive Red Fiesta Medium Teapot Homer Laughlin $195.50 1h
Vintage Fiestaware Red 13 Vintage Fiestaware Red 13" Double Footed Chop Plate - Fiesta HLC Charger Plate $50.00 2h 26m
SET OF TWO VINTAGE 1950'S 9 1/2 SET OF TWO VINTAGE 1950'S 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATES RED BOTH STAMPED ON BACK $36.00 4h 17m
Vintage Fiesta & Riviera Homer Laughlin Sugar & Creamer Original Red Orange Vintage Fiesta & Riviera Homer Laughlin Sugar & Creamer Original Red Orange $32.00 4h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 12 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 12" Round Serving Platter Original Red Orange $49.95 4h 32m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pottery Gravy Pitcher, Original Red Orange, c1930s Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pottery Gravy Pitcher, Original Red Orange, c1930s $59.95 4h 32m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S RED FRUIT BOWL 5 1/2 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S RED FRUIT BOWL 5 1/2" MARKED ON BACK $24.00 4h 34m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S RED SERVING BOWL 8 3/4 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S RED SERVING BOWL 8 3/4" RIM TO RIM NO MARKING ON BACK $60.00 4h 53m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET OF 2 COFFEE/TEA CUPS & SAUCERS ~ YELLOW & RED ORANGE VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET OF 2 COFFEE/TEA CUPS & SAUCERS ~ YELLOW & RED ORANGE $12.99 10h 40m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Creamer 1736999 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Creamer 1736999 $287.95 11h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Original Red Cup Harlequin Vintage Fiesta Original Red Cup Harlequin $19.97 12h 27m
Fiesta Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red, Very Nice Fiesta Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red, Very Nice $38.99 14h 58m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate Red Fiestaware Harlequin 415.258 $15.00 15h 16m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate Red Fiestaware Harlequin 415.265 $12.00 15h 39m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate red Fiestaware Harlequin 415.267 $14.00 15h 43m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate red Fiestaware Harlequin 415.273 $15.00 16h 3m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate red Fiestaware Harlequin 415.275 $15.00 16h 5m
Vintage Harlequin Red Orange Fruit Bowl 5 1/2 Vintage Harlequin Red Orange Fruit Bowl 5 1/2" 0 $5.00 16h 37m
 Four (4) Red & Green Fiesta Style Fish Embossed Plates 6.50 Four (4) Red & Green Fiesta Style Fish Embossed Plates 6.50" Diameter $15.00 17h 12m
vintage fiesta cups/saucers in red,cobalt,ivory,green,yellow and turquoise vintage fiesta cups/saucers in red,cobalt,ivory,green,yellow and turquoise 0 $49.99 17h 36m
vintage fiesta 6 6 inch plates in red,yellow,green,ivory,cobalt,turquoise vintage fiesta 6 6 inch plates in red,yellow,green,ivory,cobalt,turquoise 0 $19.99 17h 37m
Fiesta Cinnabar Maroon Serving Platter 13 1/4 Fiesta Cinnabar Maroon Serving Platter 13 1/4" x 9 1/2" Preowned $15.00 18h 29m
Fiesta Dinner Plates.  Set Of Six.  Red Fiesta Dinner Plates. Set Of Six. Red 0 $16.00 18h 55m
Harlequin Casserole Lid Only Red Harlequin Casserole Lid Only Red $35.00 20h
Kitchen Kraft Casserole Lid Only Red Kitchen Kraft Casserole Lid Only Red $25.00 20h 3m
Kitchen Kraft Individual Casserole Lid - Red Kitchen Kraft Individual Casserole Lid - Red $40.00 20h 11m
Vintage fiesta Red-Orange saucers (4)  - Vintage fiesta Red-Orange saucers (4) - "genuine fiesta HLC USA" ink stamp $15.99 20h 32m
vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green $42.00 21h 5m
Vintage  FIESTAWARE Fiesta 10 1/2 inch Dinner Plate Rose Pink Homer Laughlin  Vintage FIESTAWARE Fiesta 10 1/2 inch Dinner Plate Rose Pink Homer Laughlin 0 $14.99 22h 22m
EUC Fiesta Ware Burgundy 19oz 7 EUC Fiesta Ware Burgundy 19oz 7" Across Soup/cereal Bowl 0 $12.00 22h 39m
Fiesta Red (Mango Ironstone) Display Creamer - Fiestaware circa 1969-1972 Fiesta Red (Mango Ironstone) Display Creamer - Fiestaware circa 1969-1972 $59.99 22h 42m
Vintage Fiesta  RED Radioactive 10 1/2 Vintage Fiesta RED Radioactive 10 1/2" Dinner Plate 0 $24.99 22h 51m
RED YELLOW BLUE AND GREEN HANKSCRAFT FIESTA GO WITH DOUBLE EGG CUPS RED YELLOW BLUE AND GREEN HANKSCRAFT FIESTA GO WITH DOUBLE EGG CUPS 0 $39.99 23h 4m
Fiesta Ware Cereal Bowls 6 7/8 Fiesta Ware Cereal Bowls 6 7/8" Set 7. Five Red Two Dark Purple. Great Condition 0 $39.99 1d 58m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 10 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 10" Plate Red Fiestaware Harlequin HLCC 915.405 $22.00 1d 1h 1m
FIESTA ORIGINAL RED, CUP AND SAUCER, MINT CONDITION FIESTA ORIGINAL RED, CUP AND SAUCER, MINT CONDITION 0 $30.00 1d 1h 54m
**FIESTA CINNABAR (MAROON) (1) SHAKER 7 HOLES HOMER LAUGHLIN MS20-F **FIESTA CINNABAR (MAROON) (1) SHAKER 7 HOLES HOMER LAUGHLIN MS20-F 0 $13.99 1d 2h
MARUTOMOWARE NUT DISH CUPS HARLEQUIN STYLE  RARE MARUTOMOWARE NUT DISH CUPS HARLEQUIN STYLE RARE $99.00 1d 2h 36m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S RED 7 1/2 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S RED 7 1/2" TO 7 1/2" SALAD/DESSERT PLATES MARK ON BOTTOM $15.00 1d 4h 27m
Set of 4 Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Red Orange 7-1/2 Set of 4 Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Red Orange 7-1/2" Salad Plates Bread $32.99 1d 4h 31m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S  SET OF 2  RED SAUCERS  6 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S SET OF 2 RED SAUCERS 6" MARKED ON BOTTOM $9.00 1d 4h 40m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S -3 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 TURQUOISE CREAM SOUP/1 RED DEEP BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S -3 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 TURQUOISE CREAM SOUP/1 RED DEEP BOWL $48.00 1d 5h 31m
Vintage Fiestaware Red 13 Vintage Fiestaware Red 13" Chop Plate - Fiesta HLC Charger Plate Original Red $48.00 1d 13h 52m
 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA HARLEQUIN SAUCERS & SUGAR YELLOW RED DUSTY ROSE CHARTREUS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA HARLEQUIN SAUCERS & SUGAR YELLOW RED DUSTY ROSE CHARTREUS 0 $4.99 1d 14h 14m
VINTAGE FIESTA RED Tom and Jerry Coffee Mug in  Perfect Unused Condition! VINTAGE FIESTA RED Tom and Jerry Coffee Mug in Perfect Unused Condition! 4 $10.50 1d 14h 26m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate red Fiestaware Harlequin 915.413 $16.00 1d 15h 21m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate red Fiestaware Harlequin 915.415 $12.00 1d 15h 24m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate red Fiestaware Harlequin 915.418 $14.00 1d 15h 26m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin 9" Plate red Fiestaware Harlequin 915.420 $10.00 1d 15h 29m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Style 6 1/4 Inch Bowl Red/Salmon? 777 Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Style 6 1/4 Inch Bowl Red/Salmon? 777 $17.99 1d 17h 40m
VTG FIESTAWARE  RED/ORANGE CREAMER AND SUGAR BOWL VTG FIESTAWARE RED/ORANGE CREAMER AND SUGAR BOWL 0 $19.98 1d 17h 47m
Vintage 4 1/2 Inch Tall Water Cups Tumbler Red Harlequin 777 Vintage 4 1/2 Inch Tall Water Cups Tumbler Red Harlequin 777 $19.99 1d 17h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Harlequin Style Tea Cup Rose Red 777 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Harlequin Style Tea Cup Rose Red 777 $12.99 1d 18h 44m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - RED COLOR $29.99 1d 19h 8m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice $59.99 1d 19h 12m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice $57.99 1d 19h 12m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice $58.99 1d 19h 12m
Vintage Red Fiestaware lot of seven pieces Vintage Red Fiestaware lot of seven pieces 0 $25.00 1d 19h 13m
Fiesta Vintage After Dinner Stick Handle Coffee Pot Red Fiestaware 615.55 Fiesta Vintage After Dinner Stick Handle Coffee Pot Red Fiestaware 615.55 $225.00 1d 19h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Pair Tripod Candle Holders Red Hard to Find   515.113 Vintage Fiesta Pair Tripod Candle Holders Red Hard to Find 515.113 $425.00 1d 20h 11m
CUTE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Mini Toy Creamer Fiestaware CUTE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Mini Toy Creamer Fiestaware 0 $18.00 1d 21h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Sugar Bowl with Zephyr Lid Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Sugar Bowl with Zephyr Lid 0 $29.95 1d 21h 36m
Fiesta Cinnabar RED Poppy SCARLET Colored CUP & SAUCER SET Fiesta Cinnabar RED Poppy SCARLET Colored CUP & SAUCER SET $8.88 1d 21h 52m
VINTAGE MAROON HARLEQUIN COVERED CASSEROLE & LID   -FIESTAWARE  VINTAGE MAROON HARLEQUIN COVERED CASSEROLE & LID -FIESTAWARE 0 $115.00 1d 22h 8m
Vintage Fiesta Ware, Pair of Atomic Red-Salt & Pepper Shakers, Original Color Vintage Fiesta Ware, Pair of Atomic Red-Salt & Pepper Shakers, Original Color 0 $19.00 1d 22h 17m
 VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 9 VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 9" Luncheon PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO FIESTAWARE 0 $31.59 1d 22h 25m
VINTAGE 1938 FIESTA RED 9 1/2 VINTAGE 1938 FIESTA RED 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE 0 $39.99 1d 22h 25m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE RED  BAUER MIXING BOWL LID   fits #5 fiesta mixing bowl BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE RED BAUER MIXING BOWL LID fits #5 fiesta mixing bowl 0 $12.99 1d 22h 25m
4-Vintage Fiesta Ware Atomic Red Color, 2 Bowls & 2 Coffee Cups 4-Vintage Fiesta Ware Atomic Red Color, 2 Bowls & 2 Coffee Cups 0 $24.00 1d 22h 27m
Vintage FIESTA AWESOME BLUE GREEN RED YELLOW STRIPED Tall ICE CREAM SODA GLASSES Vintage FIESTA AWESOME BLUE GREEN RED YELLOW STRIPED Tall ICE CREAM SODA GLASSES 0 $40.00 1d 22h 34m
 FiestaWare Red Orange 9 1/2 FiestaWare Red Orange 9 1/2" Homer Laughlin Fluted Ribbed Flower Vase 0 $69.00 1d 23h 6m
Vintage-Fiestaware-RADIOACTIVE RED RELISH TRAY w/2 YELLOW INSERTS-c.1935-1946 Vintage-Fiestaware-RADIOACTIVE RED RELISH TRAY w/2 YELLOW INSERTS-c.1935-1946 6 $61.00 1d 23h 25m
vintage fiesta red medium teapot vintage fiesta red medium teapot 0 $129.99 2d 40m
Vintage FIESTA ORIGINAL RED 6 1/4 Vintage FIESTA ORIGINAL RED 6 1/4" BREAD and BUTTER PLATE ~ Excellent ~ HLC $14.00 2d 1h 30m
Vintage FIESTA HLC USA Red Coffee Cup Fiesta Ware Vintage FIESTA HLC USA Red Coffee Cup Fiesta Ware 0 $6.95 2d 1h 45m
Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4 Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4" Dessert Plates ~ RED IVORY YELLOW COBALT BLUE ~ 0 $14.99 2d 1h 49m
Vintage Fiesta RED 4 1/2 Vintage Fiesta RED 4 1/2" Water Tumbler ~ 0 $24.99 2d 1h 50m
Lot of 7 Assorted Colors Oblong Vintage Fiesta Plates Lot of 7 Assorted Colors Oblong Vintage Fiesta Plates $99.95 2d 1h 51m
Vintage Fiesta RED Tea Cup + Saucer ~ Inside RINGS ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Tea Cup + Saucer ~ Inside RINGS ~ 0 $14.99 2d 2h 11m
Vintage Antique Fiesta Red Orange Art Pottery Cake Plate Tray Round Platter Vintage Antique Fiesta Red Orange Art Pottery Cake Plate Tray Round Platter 1 $9.99 2d 2h 26m
Vintage Fiesta RED RELISH TRAY w/ INSERTS & Plexiglass Holder ~WOW ~ Vintage Fiesta RED RELISH TRAY w/ INSERTS & Plexiglass Holder ~WOW ~ 0 $285.00 2d 2h 29m
1930-40's Fiesta Orginal Red Bud Vase 6 1/4 1930-40's Fiesta Orginal Red Bud Vase 6 1/4" By 2 7/8" Numbered 0 $39.99 2d 4h 54m
FIESTA  HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAROON  BALL WATER  PITCHER FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAROON BALL WATER PITCHER $49.99 2d 13h 39m
Vintage Harlequin Spruce Green Nut Cup - HLC 1930s 1940s Basketweave Nut Dish Vintage Harlequin Spruce Green Nut Cup - HLC 1930s 1940s Basketweave Nut Dish $16.00 2d 15h 5m
Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup - HLC 1930s 1940s Basketweave Nut Dish Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup - HLC 1930s 1940s Basketweave Nut Dish $30.00 2d 15h 5m
Large, Vintage, Fiesta, Radioactive Red, Salt & Pepper Shakers, With Stoppers Large, Vintage, Fiesta, Radioactive Red, Salt & Pepper Shakers, With Stoppers 0 $24.95 2d 15h 16m
Fiesta red tea pot Fiesta red tea pot 0 $29.99 2d 16h 25m
Vintage Original Fiesta Dinnerware Radioactive Red Grill Plate 10.5 Vintage Original Fiesta Dinnerware Radioactive Red Grill Plate 10.5" $39.99 2d 17h 15m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Comport, Radioactive Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Comport, Radioactive Red, Nice $139.99 2d 18h 41m
Vintage Fiestaware SIngle Original Red Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Shaker Vintage Fiestaware SIngle Original Red Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Shaker $10.00 2d 19h 6m
2-Vintage Fiesta Ware Bulb Type, Atomic Red & Cobalt Salt & Pepper Shakers 2-Vintage Fiesta Ware Bulb Type, Atomic Red & Cobalt Salt & Pepper Shakers 0 $18.00 2d 21h 4m
4pc Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA WARE C-Handle Scarlet RED Cup Saucer Set, USA 4pc Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA WARE C-Handle Scarlet RED Cup Saucer Set, USA 0 $19.99 2d 21h 15m
Fiesta 12 Fiesta 12" Red Chop-Plate $25.00 2d 21h 16m
KITCHEN KRAFT LID - MEDIUM SIZE CASSEROLE DISH - RED KITCHEN KRAFT LID - MEDIUM SIZE CASSEROLE DISH - RED 0 $50.00 2d 21h 45m
FIESTA - VINTAGE - RED - 1 PR (2) BULB CANDLEHOLDERS FIESTA - VINTAGE - RED - 1 PR (2) BULB CANDLEHOLDERS 0 $120.00 2d 21h 45m
Fiesta Vintage Medium Teapot Original Red Fiestaware Fiesta Excellent 316.236 Fiesta Vintage Medium Teapot Original Red Fiestaware Fiesta Excellent 316.236 $195.00 2d 21h 55m
Fiesta Vintage Large Teapot Original Red Fiestaware Fiesta 316.237 Fiesta Vintage Large Teapot Original Red Fiestaware Fiesta 316.237 $225.00 2d 21h 59m
40s vintage Radiant Red Fiestaware plate -  10 40s vintage Radiant Red Fiestaware plate - 10", A++ condition, beautiful piece! 0 $49.99 2d 23h 5m
Lot of 2 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Radioactive Red 9 .5 Lot of 2 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Radioactive Red 9 .5" Dinner Plates $31.93 2d 23h 55m

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