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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.

FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S RED FRUIT BOWL 5 1/2 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S RED FRUIT BOWL 5 1/2" MARKED ON BACK $40.00 43m
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 $100.00 1h 2m
VINTAGE FIESTA KITCHEN KRAFT RED SALAD SPOON-NICE! VINTAGE FIESTA KITCHEN KRAFT RED SALAD SPOON-NICE! 0 $59.95 12h 25m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Creamer 1736999 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Creamer 1736999 $269.95 12h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Chop Plate Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Chop Plate 0 $35.00 13h
 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 13h 21m
Kitchen Kraft Casserole Lid Only Red Kitchen Kraft Casserole Lid Only Red $25.00 16h 12m
Fiestaware Vintage Figure 8 Tray, cream & sugar holder, burgundy, 10 Fiestaware Vintage Figure 8 Tray, cream & sugar holder, burgundy, 10" $15.00 16h 43m
vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green 0 $14.99 17h 5m
4pc Lot Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Pieces in Original 4pc Lot Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Pieces in Original "Atomic" Red $75.00 17h 16m
Fiesta Red (Mango Ironstone) Display Creamer - Fiestaware circa 1969-1972 Fiesta Red (Mango Ironstone) Display Creamer - Fiestaware circa 1969-1972 $59.99 18h 51m
Vintage homer Laughlin Fiesta Radioactive Red Charger Plate 14 Vintage homer Laughlin Fiesta Radioactive Red Charger Plate 14" $44.95 20h 4m
RARE VINTAGE 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 2 RARE VINTAGE 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 2 $349.99 20h 43m
RARE OLD Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE HOLDER FIESTAWARE RARE OLD Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE HOLDER FIESTAWARE $99.99 20h 43m
RARE Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE RARE Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE $79.99 20h 44m
Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE HLC Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE HLC $79.95 20h 44m
Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE $99.97 20h 44m
VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA RED ORANGE MARMALADE JAR NO LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA RED ORANGE MARMALADE JAR NO LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $219.99 20h 44m
FIESTA 1936 original 81/2 FIESTA 1936 original 81/2" nappy bowl red $19.99 21h 4m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red Covered Casserole Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red Covered Casserole 0 $45.00 21h 4m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red ( Tangerine ) 22 Ounce Jug Pitcher Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red ( Tangerine ) 22 Ounce Jug Pitcher 0 $40.00 21h 5m
VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10 VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10" DINNER PLATE $17.99 21h 35m
Fiesta Red Orange Bowl 5 1/2 Fiesta Red Orange Bowl 5 1/2" HLO USA Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Circles $17.00 21h 46m
4 Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Dessert Bowls 4 Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Dessert Bowls 0 $85.00 22h 35m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Red CASSEROLE BASE Only No Lid Homer Laughlin VERY GOOD! Vintage FIESTA WARE Red CASSEROLE BASE Only No Lid Homer Laughlin VERY GOOD! $32.95 23h 18m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S  SET OF 2  RED SAUCERS  6 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S SET OF 2 RED SAUCERS 6" MARKED ON BOTTOM $15.00 1d 49m
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 $80.00 1d 1h 40m
Fiesta Ware Disc Pitcher Poppy Orange Red fiestaware Fiesta Ware Disc Pitcher Poppy Orange Red fiestaware 0 $12.00 1d 3h 23m
Vintage fiesta ware large 10 Vintage fiesta ware large 10" plate - red 0 $20.00 1d 3h 59m
Vintage Fiesta Red Water Tumbler Vintage Fiesta Red Water Tumbler $20.00 1d 10h 36m
Fiesta Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red, Very Nice Fiesta Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red, Very Nice $35.09 1d 11h 56m
Vintage Fiestaware 7 inch bowl HLC *Red* MADE IN USA Vintage Fiestaware 7 inch bowl HLC *Red* MADE IN USA 0 $6.99 1d 13h 32m
Vintage Fiestaware 7 inch bowl HLC *Tangerine* MADE IN USA Vintage Fiestaware 7 inch bowl HLC *Tangerine* MADE IN USA 0 $6.99 1d 13h 35m
FIESTAWARE ORANGE RED 14 FIESTAWARE ORANGE RED 14" CHOP PLATE Round Platter HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC USA $89.99 1d 13h 48m
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 $14.99 1d 13h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Harlequin Style Tea Cup Rose Red 777 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Harlequin Style Tea Cup Rose Red 777 $17.99 1d 14h 53m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - RED COLOR $29.99 1d 15h 17m
Vintage Fiestaware Set of 2 Original Red Tripod Pyramid Candle Holders  515 113 Vintage Fiestaware Set of 2 Original Red Tripod Pyramid Candle Holders 515 113 $425.00 1d 16h 20m
Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 7 1/2 Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 7 1/2" SALAD PLATE $23.99 1d 16h 59m
Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 6 Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 6" SAUCER CUP PLATE $20.40 1d 16h 59m
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 1d 17h 27m
Fiesta Red covered sugar bowl original  NR Fiesta Red covered sugar bowl original NR 0 $9.99 1d 17h 46m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings Chipped VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings Chipped $30.00 1d 20h 35m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings 1 $27.00 1d 20h 37m
VINTAGE FIESTA Red Coffee Pot Pitcher Fiestaware NO LID VINTAGE FIESTA Red Coffee Pot Pitcher Fiestaware NO LID $26.00 1d 20h 41m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft RED Single Salt/Pepper Shaker VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft RED Single Salt/Pepper Shaker $8.00 1d 20h 43m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red Gravy Sauce Boat Chip VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red Gravy Sauce Boat Chip $10.00 1d 20h 45m
FIESTAWARE MAROON/BURGUNDY SAUCERS LOT OF FOUR FIESTAWARE MAROON/BURGUNDY SAUCERS LOT OF FOUR 0 $3.99 1d 21h 48m
Lot of 7 Assorted Colors Oblong Vintage Fiesta Plates Lot of 7 Assorted Colors Oblong Vintage Fiesta Plates $99.95 1d 22h
FIESTAWARE Vintage MCM Tea Cup and Saucer, Deep Cobalt Blue Ceramic Cup/Mug - Co FIESTAWARE Vintage MCM Tea Cup and Saucer, Deep Cobalt Blue Ceramic Cup/Mug - Co $9.99 2d 5h 7m
FIESTA HARLEQUIN Vintage RED  NUT DISH Homer Laughlin 9 Available FIESTA HARLEQUIN Vintage RED NUT DISH Homer Laughlin 9 Available $20.00 2d 7h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Red Tripod Candle Holder Set - Fiestaware (1935 - 1942) Vintage Fiesta Red Tripod Candle Holder Set - Fiestaware (1935 - 1942) $475.00 2d 9h 10m
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 $53.99 2d 10h 21m
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 $53.09 2d 10h 21m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Ivory, Red Stripe, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Ivory, Red Stripe, Nice $53.09 2d 10h 21m
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 $52.19 2d 10h 21m
2 RED VINTAGE FIESTAWARE DIVIDED PLATE 12 2 RED VINTAGE FIESTAWARE DIVIDED PLATE 12" $150.00 FOR TWO RARE!!! $150.00 2d 11h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Cup/Saucer Assortment Red,Yellow,Turquoise,Medium Green Excellent Vintage Fiesta Cup/Saucer Assortment Red,Yellow,Turquoise,Medium Green Excellent $68.00 2d 12h 39m
Fiesta Ware Fiestaware cup Bright red Handled cup Fiesta Ware Fiestaware cup Bright red Handled cup $19.99 2d 12h 55m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange 12 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange 12" Chop Plate, Cake Plate $57.00 2d 13h 4m
CREAM SOUP BOWL Lot of 2 ~ Ivory & Red Vintage Fiesta Ware CREAM SOUP BOWL Lot of 2 ~ Ivory & Red Vintage Fiesta Ware $64.99 2d 13h 8m
9 9" LUNCHEON PLATE Lot of 4: Red Cobalt Turquoise Light Green Vintage Fiesta Ware $34.99 2d 13h 22m
DEEP PLATE RIMMED SOUP BOWL Lot of 5 ~ Green Turquoise Yellow Red Vintage Fiesta DEEP PLATE RIMMED SOUP BOWL Lot of 5 ~ Green Turquoise Yellow Red Vintage Fiesta $115.99 2d 13h 36m
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 $22.99 2d 13h 37m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA 12 5/8" OVAL PLATTER-FIESTAWARE - w34 $45.00 2d 15h 21m
Vintage Red Fiesta 3.5 Vintage Red Fiesta 3.5"" Cup And 6" Saucer. $10.00 2d 15h 31m
Rare Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC 2 Rare Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC 2 $89.99 2d 16h 42m
Fiesta 12 Fiesta 12" Red Chop-Plate $25.00 2d 17h 25m
Vintage Fiestaware RARE RED Large Chop Plate - Good Condition 14 1/4 Vintage Fiestaware RARE RED Large Chop Plate - Good Condition 14 1/4" $36.00 2d 17h 37m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta HLC 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta HLC 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red $48.00 2d 17h 51m
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 18h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Creamer Ring Handle HLC Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Creamer Ring Handle HLC $17.99 2d 18h 45m
Fiesta Vintage Fiesta Vintage "Radiation Red" 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl - Fiestaware (1938 - 1944) $19.58 2d 20h 15m
Two VINTAGE FIESTA Fiestaware HLC RED ORANGE JUICE PITCHER 7 1/4 Two VINTAGE FIESTA Fiestaware HLC RED ORANGE JUICE PITCHER 7 1/4" h X 8" w 0 $29.99 2d 20h 48m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE MAROON BALL JUG PITCHER MEXICAN SIESTA PICTURE ON FRONT VINTAGE FIESTAWARE MAROON BALL JUG PITCHER MEXICAN SIESTA PICTURE ON FRONT $9.64 2d 21h 7m
Fiesta Scarlet Red, Homer Laughlin, Set of (4) Cup & Saucer Sets Fiesta Scarlet Red, Homer Laughlin, Set of (4) Cup & Saucer Sets $15.00 2d 21h 33m
Excellent VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Ashtray ~ Original Red Excellent VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Ashtray ~ Original Red 6 $26.66 2d 22h 3m
Fiesta Mango Red Orange or Persimmon Disc Pitcher contemporary Fiesta Mango Red Orange or Persimmon Disc Pitcher contemporary 0 $19.99 2d 22h 4m
Original VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 13 Original VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 13" Chop Plate ~ Red 1 $0.99 2d 22h 54m
FIESTA ORIGINAL RED, CUP AND SAUCER, MINT CONDITION FIESTA ORIGINAL RED, CUP AND SAUCER, MINT CONDITION $30.00 2d 23h 4m
Fiesta Kitchen Kraft LOT 3 Stacking Fridge Bowls Pepper Shaker Tea Cup 5 Plates Fiesta Kitchen Kraft LOT 3 Stacking Fridge Bowls Pepper Shaker Tea Cup 5 Plates $250.00 2d 23h 4m
VINTAGE FIESTA RED BREAD PLATE 6 1/4 INCH SIZE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA RED BREAD PLATE 6 1/4 INCH SIZE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $3.99 3d 8h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Bud Vase Burgundy Excellent condition Vintage Fiesta Ware Bud Vase Burgundy Excellent condition $17.95 3d 11h 13m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET OF 3 TEA CUP AND SAUCER:  RED VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET OF 3 TEA CUP AND SAUCER: RED $14.99 3d 11h 44m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Comport, Radioactive Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Comport, Radioactive Red, Nice $125.99 3d 15h 13m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 RED 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 RED 6" MIXING BOWL EXCELLENT $189.48 3d 15h 35m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 10 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 10" DINNER PLATE $35.45 3d 15h 35m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red very deep color DEEP PLATE 8 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red very deep color DEEP PLATE 8" EXCELLENT $45.61 3d 15h 38m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12" PLATTER EXCELLENT $71.15 3d 15h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Original Red Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Marked Genuine Fiesta Vintage Fiesta Original Red Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Marked Genuine Fiesta $17.95 3d 15h 55m
Fiesta Fiestaware Red Dinner Plate 10 3/8 Fiesta Fiestaware Red Dinner Plate 10 3/8" $50.14 3d 16h 8m
Fiesta Vintage 7 Fiesta Vintage 7" plate original cobalt Fiestaware 1015.197 $7.00 3d 16h 19m
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 3d 16h 38m
Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup HLC 1930s 1940s Basketweave Nut Dish Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup HLC 1930s 1940s Basketweave Nut Dish $30.00 3d 16h 38m
Vtg 1939 OLD RED ORANGE KITCHEN KRAFT FIESTA Promotional Covered Casserole Lid Vtg 1939 OLD RED ORANGE KITCHEN KRAFT FIESTA Promotional Covered Casserole Lid $89.99 3d 17h 8m
OLD VINTAGE RED FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Including Tom & Jerry Mug, 103/8 Plate OLD VINTAGE RED FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Including Tom & Jerry Mug, 103/8 Plate 0 $137.00 3d 17h 15m
Fiestaware Orange/Red 5 1/2 Fiestaware Orange/Red 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl $16.20 3d 17h 38m
Orange Ball Bulb Candle Holder Fiesta FIESTAWARE Radioactive Red Orange Ball Bulb Candle Holder Fiesta FIESTAWARE Radioactive Red 0 $9.99 3d 18h 20m
FIESTAWARE Vintage Fiesta A.D. Demitasse Coffeepot Radioactive Red Orange FIESTAWARE Vintage Fiesta A.D. Demitasse Coffeepot Radioactive Red Orange 8 $207.50 3d 18h 33m
Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Stacking Refrigerator Units Bowls Blue Yellow Green Red Lid Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Stacking Refrigerator Units Bowls Blue Yellow Green Red Lid $175.00 3d 19h 25m

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