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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.

vintage fiestaware uranium red dinner plate 10.5 vintage fiestaware uranium red dinner plate 10.5" diameter w small chips on edge $13.00 51m
FIESTA  3 -  5.5 FIESTA 3 - 5.5" Fruit Bowls Cobalt Green Red Homer Laughlin Pottery China $25.00 4h 30m
 Vintage Fiesta HLC Ceramic Red Coffee Mug Vintage Fiesta HLC Ceramic Red Coffee Mug $7.99 4h 44m
Vintage Art Deco Fiesta 1938 - 1942 Homer Laughlin  Red  2 Pint Jug / Pitcher Vintage Art Deco Fiesta 1938 - 1942 Homer Laughlin Red 2 Pint Jug / Pitcher $150.00 4h 48m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Saucers Plates Red Green Turquoise Chartreuse Cobalt Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Saucers Plates Red Green Turquoise Chartreuse Cobalt $20.00 4h 52m
Fiesta red burgundy maroon coffee tea cup by homer laughlin Fiestaware HLC USA Fiesta red burgundy maroon coffee tea cup by homer laughlin Fiestaware HLC USA $14.98 5h 15m
Vintage Radioactive Red Fiesta set of 4 10” plates Vintage Radioactive Red Fiesta set of 4 10” plates $300.00 5h 16m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange 12 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange 12" bowl pedestal Homer laughli $199.00 6h 3m
6-Piece Fiestaware Cups & Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Blue Red Peach 6-Piece Fiestaware Cups & Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Blue Red Peach $11.25 7h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowls Set Turquoise Red Green Ivory #2-5 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowls Set Turquoise Red Green Ivory #2-5 $284.99 8h 31m
VINTAGE PAIR FIESTA RED RIVIERA ART DECO BREAD BUTTER SIDE PLATES VINTAGE PAIR FIESTA RED RIVIERA ART DECO BREAD BUTTER SIDE PLATES 1 $9.95 8h 37m
Vintage FIESTA Fiestaware Ware ORANGE RED Ball Candleholder Candle Holder Vintage FIESTA Fiestaware Ware ORANGE RED Ball Candleholder Candle Holder $12.99 9h 17m
Red FIESTA Teapot - RARE Red FIESTA Teapot - RARE 0 $175.00 10h 19m
antique fiesta rich red glaze carafe with finial and cork stopper antique fiesta rich red glaze carafe with finial and cork stopper $325.00 11h
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug - Orange/Red Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug - Orange/Red $32.00 11h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Maroon & Spruce Individual Creamers H L C Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Maroon & Spruce Individual Creamers H L C $48.00 11h 42m
VINTAGE FIESTA 12 INCH DIVIDED PLATE IN RED VINTAGE FIESTA 12 INCH DIVIDED PLATE IN RED 0 $35.00 11h 56m
Rare Vintage 1936? Radioactive Orange/Red Fiestaware Fiesta Serving Bowl-HLC-USA Rare Vintage 1936? Radioactive Orange/Red Fiestaware Fiesta Serving Bowl-HLC-USA 0 $35.99 12h 8m
vintage fiesta red harlequin water tumbler vintage fiesta red harlequin water tumbler 0 $24.99 12h 53m
Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Tea Cup & Saucer Plate Set Vintage Fiesta Vibrant Red Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Tea Cup & Saucer Plate Set Vintage Fiesta Vibrant Red 0 $7.99 13h 32m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Stick Creamer Red Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Stick Creamer Red $35.00 15h
RARE HLCo Harlequin Red Saucer Ashtray EX RARE HLCo Harlequin Red Saucer Ashtray EX $130.00 15h 36m
Fiesta Ware Coffee Cup Burgundy Fiesta Ware Coffee Cup Burgundy 0 $1.99 15h 57m
Fiestaware Scarlet 3.5 Fiestaware Scarlet 3.5" Round Loop Circle Handle Coffee Mug Tea Cup $5.39 1d 1h 21m
Fiestaware Scarlet Red 4 Fiestaware Scarlet Red 4" Coffee Mug Tea Cup $5.39 1d 1h 21m
VINTAGE FIESTA GRAVY BOAT IN RED VINTAGE FIESTA GRAVY BOAT IN RED 0 $35.00 1d 4h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Red #1 Nesting  Bowl Center Rings , Outside Rings Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Red #1 Nesting Bowl Center Rings , Outside Rings $175.00 1d 5h 49m
Fiesta Vintage Fiesta Vintage "Radiation Red" Gravy Sauce Boat - Fiestaware $59.59 1d 6h 25m
Vintage Color FIESTA Red Orange 14 1/8 Vintage Color FIESTA Red Orange 14 1/8" Chop Plate Charger Round Serving Platter $43.99 1d 6h 44m
Lot of 2 Vintage Fiestaware 12 1/2 Lot of 2 Vintage Fiestaware 12 1/2" Platters, Cobalt and Red 0 $19.99 1d 7h 14m
Vintage Fiesta HLC USA Ware Radioactive Red 10″ Carafe, 2 Cups/Saucers Vintage Fiesta HLC USA Ware Radioactive Red 10″ Carafe, 2 Cups/Saucers $299.00 1d 8h 30m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Ivory Green Bowl Bread Plate Lot Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Ivory Green Bowl Bread Plate Lot $18.47 1d 8h 49m
Rare Antique 30s 40s Fiesta Red Deep relish tray Hlc Usa Art Pottery AWESOME!!! Rare Antique 30s 40s Fiesta Red Deep relish tray Hlc Usa Art Pottery AWESOME!!! $179.99 1d 8h 56m
Kitchen Kraft Ovenserve Fiesta go along Radioactive red orange pie cake server Kitchen Kraft Ovenserve Fiesta go along Radioactive red orange pie cake server 0 $50.00 1d 9h 24m
VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL RED VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL RED 0 $25.00 1d 9h 41m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Creamer Red Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Creamer Red 0 $19.50 1d 10h 16m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Dish 11 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Dish 11 1/2" x 9" Maroon 0 $14.95 1d 10h 40m
HLC Fiesta Radioactive Red/Orange 4 HLC Fiesta Radioactive Red/Orange 4" Fruit bowl Antique/Vintage/Retro $15.95 1d 11h 32m
Red Fiesta Ware Small Fruit Sauce Bowl Dish 5 1/4 Red Fiesta Ware Small Fruit Sauce Bowl Dish 5 1/4" $8.00 1d 12h 30m
4 Cup Saucer Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Scarlet Dish 6 4 Cup Saucer Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Scarlet Dish 6" Diameter 0 $8.00 1d 15h 16m
Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice $34.19 1d 16h 46m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, rim fleabite Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, rim fleabite $34.19 1d 16h 46m
Fiesta Red Carafe Fiesta Red Carafe $70.00 2d 51m
4 Vintage FIESTA  RADIOACTIVE RED  5 1/2” Fruit Bowls 1936 1950s  HLC 4 Vintage FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED 5 1/2” Fruit Bowls 1936 1950s HLC $89.99 2d 4h 41m
Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate Original Red 10 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate Original Red 10 1/2" Fiestaware $45.00 2d 8h 52m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Fruit Dessert or Berry Bowl - 5-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Fruit Dessert or Berry Bowl - 5-1/2" $29.95 2d 11h 26m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Deep Plate or Rim Soup or Salad Bowl - 8-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Deep Plate or Rim Soup or Salad Bowl - 8-3/8" $44.95 2d 11h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta RED Large Round 12 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta RED Large Round 12 1/4" CHOP PLATE Rings VGUC NR 1 $11.99 2d 12h 15m
VINTAGE FIESTA RED BULB SHAKER 7 HOLES   NICE NICE NICE  CORK IN BOTTOM VINTAGE FIESTA RED BULB SHAKER 7 HOLES NICE NICE NICE CORK IN BOTTOM 0 $6.00 2d 12h 42m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S -2 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 CREAM SOUP BOWLS RED FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S -2 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 CREAM SOUP BOWLS RED $25.00 2d 12h 43m
VINTAGE FIESTA 10 INCH RED PLATE VINTAGE FIESTA 10 INCH RED PLATE 0 $9.00 2d 12h 44m
Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece $12.00 2d 13h 17m
Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece $12.00 2d 13h 17m
Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece $15.00 2d 13h 17m
Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece Fiestaware Cinnabar Red Dishes Shallow Bowls Mugs Salad Plates Sold By Piece $15.00 2d 13h 17m
RARE Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE POT FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC RARE Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE POT FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $299.99 2d 13h 50m
1930's FIESTAWARE COBALT CREAM & SUGAR BOWLS w/RADIOACTIVE RED VTG. UTILITY TRAY 1930's FIESTAWARE COBALT CREAM & SUGAR BOWLS w/RADIOACTIVE RED VTG. UTILITY TRAY 7 $38.52 2d 14h 21m
1930's~FIESTA HLC~ORIGINAL 5 1/2 1930's~FIESTA HLC~ORIGINAL 5 1/2" BOWLS~RED, YELLOW, IVORY, GREEN, TURQUOISE~NEW 21 $40.00 2d 14h 26m
VINTAGE FIESTA / 13 VINTAGE FIESTA / 13" CHOP PLATE IN THE COLOR OF RED 0 $18.99 2d 14h 34m
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 0 $49.99 2d 15h 16m
Vintage FIESTA RED/ORANGE COFFEE POT Vintage FIESTA RED/ORANGE COFFEE POT $210.00 3d 59m
 Fiesta Ware Pottery Juice Pitcher retro red glaze Fiesta Ware Pottery Juice Pitcher retro red glaze 0 $39.00 3d 3h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA / 8 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA / 8 1/2" NAPPY BOWL - RED 0 $17.99 3d 3h 20m
Vintage Burgundy Fiestaware Fiesta Ware: 6 Pieces. Platter, Bowl x2, Saucer x3. Vintage Burgundy Fiestaware Fiesta Ware: 6 Pieces. Platter, Bowl x2, Saucer x3. $15.99 3d 3h 25m
VINTAGE FIESTA / 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING IN THE COLOR OF RED VINTAGE FIESTA / 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING IN THE COLOR OF RED 0 $32.99 3d 3h 32m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 221099 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 221099 $11.99 3d 3h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Red Covered Onion Soup Vintage Fiesta Red Covered Onion Soup 0 $750.00 3d 4h 27m
Vintage Fiesta Red 11 3/4 Vintage Fiesta Red 11 3/4" Fruit Bowl 0 $100.00 3d 4h 30m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 RED 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 RED 6" MIXING BOWL EXCELLENT $249.62 3d 6h 14m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE KITCHEN KRAFT RED PROMOTIONAL CASSEROLE WITH LID VINTAGE FIESTA WARE KITCHEN KRAFT RED PROMOTIONAL CASSEROLE WITH LID $225.00 3d 7h 2m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Cup & Saucer 7036442 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Cup & Saucer 7036442 $39.99 3d 7h 8m
Collectable OxBlood Red Tea Cup & Saucer Collectable OxBlood Red Tea Cup & Saucer 0 $3.99 3d 7h 16m
VINTAGE FIESTA  SUGAR BOWL / LID / CREAMER - RED VINTAGE FIESTA  SUGAR BOWL / LID / CREAMER - RED 0 $60.00 3d 8h 19m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 $650.00 3d 8h 49m
NOS FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin PERSIMMON LARGE DISC PITCHER New vtg Red-Orange NOS FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin PERSIMMON LARGE DISC PITCHER New vtg Red-Orange $65.00 3d 9h 19m
4 Pieces Rare Vintage 1950'sRadio Active Red Fiestaware 2 Dinner Pates, 2 Cups 4 Pieces Rare Vintage 1950'sRadio Active Red Fiestaware 2 Dinner Pates, 2 Cups $246.96 3d 9h 22m
Vintage Red Fiesta Footed Salad/Punch Bowl Vintage Red Fiesta Footed Salad/Punch Bowl 0 $175.00 3d 10h 53m
Vintage Fiesta HLC Ware Red/Orange Ceramic Tea Pot Ring Handle w/Lid Vintage Fiesta HLC Ware Red/Orange Ceramic Tea Pot Ring Handle w/Lid 3 $33.99 3d 11h 36m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Sugar, NO Lid, Red, Very Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Sugar, NO Lid, Red, Very Nice $17.99 3d 12h 35m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Creamer, Red, Very Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Creamer, Red, Very Nice $17.99 3d 12h 35m
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 $31.20 3d 13h 6m
FIESTA RED IRONSTONE, SUGAR BOWL W/O LID, c1969 FIESTA RED IRONSTONE, SUGAR BOWL W/O LID, c1969 $25.00 3d 13h 52m
VINTAGE  BURGANDY FIESTA  BOWLS & OVAL DEEP PLATTER  5 PC LOT, USA & EXCELLENT VINTAGE BURGANDY FIESTA BOWLS & OVAL DEEP PLATTER 5 PC LOT, USA & EXCELLENT 0 $9.00 3d 13h 54m
Fiesta Disc large Water Pitcher Fiestaware Claret Burgundy MINT Fiesta Disc large Water Pitcher Fiestaware Claret Burgundy MINT $9.99 3d 13h 56m
HOMER LAUGHLIN GENUINE FIESTAWARE 4 YELLOW RED ROSE & MED GREEN 5 7/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN GENUINE FIESTAWARE 4 YELLOW RED ROSE & MED GREEN 5 7/8" SAUCERS $26.16 3d 14h 25m
Fiesta ware fiestaware 7 Fiesta ware fiestaware 7" burgundy saucer plate $12.99 3d 14h 35m
Fiesta ware fiestaware 7 Fiesta ware fiestaware 7" burgundy bowl $15.99 3d 14h 35m
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 3d 14h 54m
VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange  Gravy Sauceboat VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange Gravy Sauceboat $100.00 3d 23h 47m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY $25.00 4d 30m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 0 $750.00 4d 1h 32m
vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green 0 $11.98 4d 1h 50m
Vintage Fiesta Demitasse Stick Handle Cup and Saucer - Original Red Vintage Fiesta Demitasse Stick Handle Cup and Saucer - Original Red $40.00 4d 1h 57m
Fiesta  ORANGE  Dessert/Salad Plate 7 1/4 Fiesta ORANGE Dessert/Salad Plate 7 1/4" USA EXCELLENT $8.00 4d 2h 6m
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 4d 2h 7m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Salad Plate 7 1/4” Red Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Salad Plate 7 1/4” Red 0 $11.00 4d 2h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Coffee Pot In Original Red Glaze Vintage Fiesta Coffee Pot In Original Red Glaze $225.00 4d 2h 45m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Chop Plate 15” Red Super Condition Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Chop Plate 15” Red Super Condition 0 $66.50 4d 3h 16m
Vintage Red Fiesta Fiestaware mixing bowl nesting bowl #4 inside rings HLC  Vintage Red Fiesta Fiestaware mixing bowl nesting bowl #4 inside rings HLC  0 $85.00 4d 3h 31m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Mixing Bowl #2 Red Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Mixing Bowl #2 Red 0 $91.00 4d 4h 13m

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