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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 Ice Lip Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Ice Lip Pitcher $120.00 37m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Salt and Pepper Shakers Vintage Fiesta Ware Salt and Pepper Shakers 0 $18.00 2h 7m
HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTAWARE FIESTA RED MEDIUM TEAPOT NO LID HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTAWARE FIESTA RED MEDIUM TEAPOT NO LID 1 $35.99 3h
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage,  Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on base Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on base $34.19 3h 4m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage,  Tumbler, Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice $34.19 3h 4m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage,  Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on rim Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on rim $34.19 3h 4m
Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) $86.50 3h 52m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Sugar Bowl BASE - NO Lid - 3-1/4 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Sugar Bowl BASE - NO Lid - 3-1/4" 0 $19.99 4h 6m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA RED SYRUP PITCHER W/DRIPCUTSTYLE LID BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA RED SYRUP PITCHER W/DRIPCUTSTYLE LID 0 $240.00 4h 56m
Vintage Maroon(?) Fiesta Disc Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin Excellent Vintage Maroon(?) Fiesta Disc Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin Excellent $55.78 5h 12m
Vintage 1980s (Red) Orange Fiesta Disc Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin Excellent Vintage 1980s (Red) Orange Fiesta Disc Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin Excellent $55.78 5h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2" Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl $125.00 7h
HLC HARLEQUIN RED SHAKER IN DONKEY HOLDER - SUPER PIECE!! HLC HARLEQUIN RED SHAKER IN DONKEY HOLDER - SUPER PIECE!! $24.95 7h 23m
Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA STICK HANDLE CREAMER FIESTAWARE HLC Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA STICK HANDLE CREAMER FIESTAWARE HLC $39.59 8h 16m
Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SUGAR BOWL LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SUGAR BOWL LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $95.99 8h 16m
Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA RING HANDLE CREAMER FIESTAWARE HLC Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA RING HANDLE CREAMER FIESTAWARE HLC $29.99 8h 16m
VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6 VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6" SAUCERS $15.00 8h 17m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Dinner Plate - 10-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Dinner Plate - 10-3/8" $35.95 9h 58m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Salad Plate - 7-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Salad Plate - 7-1/2" $22.45 10h
VINTAGE FIESTA 9 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE RED $15.95 10h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #5 Red Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #5 Red $400.00 10h 51m
Original Laughlin Fiesta Pottery Orange Red Large Chop Plate or Round Platter Original Laughlin Fiesta Pottery Orange Red Large Chop Plate or Round Platter $49.99 12h 34m
Retired Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Scarlet Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Veggie Retired Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Scarlet Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Veggie $85.00 12h 57m
FIESTA Dinner Plate Original Fiesta Red new from storage Vintage ORIGINAL OWNER FIESTA Dinner Plate Original Fiesta Red new from storage Vintage ORIGINAL OWNER $98.00 13h 43m
1930s Vtg Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 8 1/2 Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl 1930s Vtg Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 8 1/2 Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl $50.00 14h 21m
vintage fiesta red individual salad bowl vintage fiesta red individual salad bowl 0 $59.99 14h 26m
vintage fiesta 6 water tumblers in red,ivory,green,yellow,cobalt,turquoise vintage fiesta 6 water tumblers in red,ivory,green,yellow,cobalt,turquoise 0 $109.99 14h 41m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Genuine Red Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiesta Ware Genuine Red Rimmed Soup Bowl 1 $2.00 20h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware 1930s Original Red 10 Vintage Fiestaware 1930s Original Red 10" Dinner Plate Homer Laughlin Fiesta GC $75.00 21h 41m
Vintage Early Fiesta Red Orange Luncheon Dinner Plate 9 1/2 Vintage Early Fiesta Red Orange Luncheon Dinner Plate 9 1/2" Unmarked $14.99 22h 2m
PAIR OF VINTAGE FIESTA RED LUNCHEON PLATES PAIR OF VINTAGE FIESTA RED LUNCHEON PLATES $53.00 23h 24m
vintage fiesta deep plates in red, green,yellow,cobalt,ivory, turquoise vintage fiesta deep plates in red, green,yellow,cobalt,ivory, turquoise 0 $72.99 1d 21m
Vintage Fiesta Ware 8.5 Vintage Fiesta Ware 8.5" Vegetable Serving Bowl Radioactive Red $30.00 1d 3h 23m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta American Dinnerware Cup Mug Diner Red USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta American Dinnerware Cup Mug Diner Red USA $49.99 1d 3h 33m
Lot of 5 Vintage Fiesta Saucers : Red / Turquoise / Green / Ivory / Chartreuse Lot of 5 Vintage Fiesta Saucers : Red / Turquoise / Green / Ivory / Chartreuse 0 $24.00 1d 3h 35m
OLD VTG 11 OLD VTG 11" FIESTA RED ORANGE POPCORN BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE GO ALONGS $41.98 1d 3h 51m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA STICK HANDLED CREAMER -FIESTAWARE - t23 $37.00 1d 4h 41m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA SAUCE BOAT -FIESTAWARE t23 $43.00 1d 5h 2m
LOT OF 4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE CUPS & SAUCERS SETS RED YELLOW COBALT LOT OF 4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE CUPS & SAUCERS SETS RED YELLOW COBALT $44.00 1d 9h 2m
LOT OF 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE SOUP BOWLS PLATES RED COBALT BLUE GREEN LOT OF 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE SOUP BOWLS PLATES RED COBALT BLUE GREEN $128.00 1d 9h 8m
Rare Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #1 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC 1 Rare Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #1 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC 1 $89.99 1d 9h 36m
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 1d 9h 36m
Vintage Fiesta Ring Handled Red Creamer Vintage Fiesta Ring Handled Red Creamer $40.00 1d 11h 14m
Lot of 3 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage~ Red Oval Platter, Gravy Boat Lot of 3 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage~ Red Oval Platter, Gravy Boat 0 $24.99 1d 21h 11m
Vintage Fiestaware  Radioactive Red, Assorted set, 1938-40 Vintage Fiestaware Radioactive Red, Assorted set, 1938-40 $800.00 1d 22h 32m
Fiesta® Dinner ware, Vintage, 6 Fiesta® Dinner ware, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Red, Marked, Nice $8.99 1d 23h 20m
Fiestaware Scarlet Red Large Pitcher Fiesta Original Red Water juice Pitcher Fiestaware Scarlet Red Large Pitcher Fiesta Original Red Water juice Pitcher $9.99 2d 1h 41m
Set of 2 Fiesta Vintage Water tumbler-original red Set of 2 Fiesta Vintage Water tumbler-original red $90.00 2d 1h 56m
FIESTA  HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED  WATER TUMBLER FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED WATER TUMBLER $19.99 2d 2h 32m
FIESTA  HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAROON  BALL WATER  PITCHER FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAROON BALL WATER PITCHER $45.99 2d 2h 48m
FIESTA  HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAROON WATER TUMBLER FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAROON WATER TUMBLER $29.99 2d 2h 56m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 12 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 12" Round Serving Platter Original Red Orange $34.95 2d 3h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pottery Gravy Pitcher, Original Red Orange, c1930s Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pottery Gravy Pitcher, Original Red Orange, c1930s $29.95 2d 3h 41m
Old Vintage Large Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin Tea Pot (As Is) Old Vintage Large Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin Tea Pot (As Is) 0 $24.95 2d 3h 51m
Fiesta Vintage Red 10 1/2 Fiesta Vintage Red 10 1/2" Grill Compartment Plate (1936-1945) Fiestaware $30.00 2d 3h 54m
Pristine Vintage Riviera Pottery Berry Bowl in Red Pristine Vintage Riviera Pottery Berry Bowl in Red $45.00 2d 4h 14m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Salt/Pepper Shaker in Original Red Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Salt/Pepper Shaker in Original Red $50.00 2d 4h 16m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Bread and Butter Plate in Original Red Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Bread and Butter Plate in Original Red $20.00 2d 4h 17m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Bread and Butter Plate in Original Red Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Bread and Butter Plate in Original Red $20.00 2d 4h 18m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Teacup and Saucer in Original Red Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Teacup and Saucer in Original Red $50.00 2d 4h 18m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Saucer in Original Red Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Saucer in Original Red $30.00 2d 4h 18m
Vintage Fiestaware Fruit Bowl in Original Red Vintage Fiestaware Fruit Bowl in Original Red $35.00 2d 4h 20m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Fruit Bowl in Original Red Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Fruit Bowl in Original Red $45.00 2d 4h 21m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware 9 Pristine Vintage Fiestaware 9" Luncheon Plate in Original Red $40.00 2d 4h 22m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware 9 Pristine Vintage Fiestaware 9" Luncheon Plate in Original Red $40.00 2d 4h 24m
Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Fruit Bowl in Original Red Pristine Vintage Fiestaware Fruit Bowl in Original Red $45.00 2d 4h 24m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL ORIGINAL RED GLAZE $39.00 2d 5h 9m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL IN ORIGINAL RED GLAZE CIRCA 1938-1944 $40.00 2d 5h 15m
Vintage Fiesta Atomic Red Coffee Pot w/Lid, Really Nice Shape, NO Cracks Vintage Fiesta Atomic Red Coffee Pot w/Lid, Really Nice Shape, NO Cracks 1 $95.00 2d 5h 24m
Original Vintage Maroon Duck Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ware Pottery Original Vintage Maroon Duck Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ware Pottery $90.00 2d 6h 12m
1940's Vintage Fiesta Gravy Boat, 1940's Vintage Fiesta Gravy Boat, "ATOMIC RED" Nice!! 0 $15.00 2d 6h 12m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE ART DECO FIESTA RED UTILITY TRAY VINTAGE FIESTA WARE ART DECO FIESTA RED UTILITY TRAY 0 $22.00 2d 8h 14m
Vintage Fiesta  RED Radioactive 10 1/2 Vintage Fiesta RED Radioactive 10 1/2" Dinner Plate 0 $19.99 2d 8h 30m
Fiesta Original RED 9 1/2 Fiesta Original RED 9 1/2" Nappy Serving Bowl Largest one $50.92 2d 8h 41m
P86 Homer Laughlin HLC Fiesta coffee tea cup mug Poppy red ceramic NO CHIPS P86 Homer Laughlin HLC Fiesta coffee tea cup mug Poppy red ceramic NO CHIPS $4.99 2d 11h 9m
P86 Homer Laughlin HLC Fiesta tea plate saucer Poppy Red ceramic NO CHIPS nice P86 Homer Laughlin HLC Fiesta tea plate saucer Poppy Red ceramic NO CHIPS nice $4.89 2d 11h 9m
VINTAGE Fiestaware RADIOACTIVE RED Nesting Mixing Bowl #1~ Homer Laughlin FIESTA VINTAGE Fiestaware RADIOACTIVE RED Nesting Mixing Bowl #1~ Homer Laughlin FIESTA $49.98 2d 14h 35m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Mixing Bowl #2  Early Inside Rings in Base Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Mixing Bowl #2 Early Inside Rings in Base Fiestaware $180.00 2d 18h 39m
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 $11.99 2d 19h 16m
Vintage Fiestaware Red 13 Vintage Fiestaware Red 13" Chop Charger Plate Fiesta HLC Original Radioactive $59.95 2d 21h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl Red #4 Fiesta Pottery Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl Red #4 Fiesta Pottery 0 $49.99 2d 23h 39m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 9 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 9" Plate Fiesta Pottery 0 $19.99 2d 23h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 6" Plate Fiesta Pottery 0 $9.99 2d 23h 43m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 9 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 9" Oval Platter or Plate Fiesta Pottery 1 $14.99 2d 23h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 8 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 8" Gravy Boat Fiesta Pottery 1 $19.99 2d 23h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 6" Creamer Fiesta Pottery 0 $19.99 2d 23h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 5 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red 5" Tall Drinking Glass Fiesta Pottery 0 $14.99 2d 23h 47m
Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Radioactive Red 12 Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Radioactive Red 12" Platter $39.95 3d 2h 21m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE - Rare - 4 3/4 VINTAGE FIESTAWARE - Rare - 4 3/4" RADIO RED - FRUIT BOWL - Excellent Condition 0 $10.00 3d 2h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Riviera Red Handled Tumbler N/R Vintage Fiesta Riviera Red Handled Tumbler N/R 0 $20.00 3d 3h 18m
9 1/2 9 1/2" Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Red Nappy Bowl 0 $15.00 3d 3h 22m
VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange  Gravy Sauceboat VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange Gravy Sauceboat $100.00 3d 3h 24m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING-FLAT BOTTOM CUP -FIESTAWARE p8 $64.60 3d 3h 41m
VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2 VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2" NAPPY BOWL $24.99 3d 4h 58m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Pitcher Large Persimmon Red Orange lowercase f Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Pitcher Large Persimmon Red Orange lowercase f $44.95 3d 5h 39m
Vintage fiesta ware 10 Vintage fiesta ware 10" plate - red 0 $29.99 3d 5h 40m
ANTIQUE Collectable Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red Tray And Green Sauce Boat ANTIQUE Collectable Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red Tray And Green Sauce Boat $84.96 3d 6h 2m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Napkin Tray, Brownie, Scarlet red, Excellent Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Napkin Tray, Brownie, Scarlet red, Excellent $44.99 3d 6h 7m
Fiesta Ironstone Mango Red Vintage Lot of 3 - Issues Fiesta Ironstone Mango Red Vintage Lot of 3 - Issues 0 $9.95 3d 6h 37m
  VINTAGE HLC FIESTA STICK HANDLE CREAMER in RED ORANGE Nice VINTAGE HLC FIESTA STICK HANDLE CREAMER in RED ORANGE Nice $27.00 3d 6h 56m

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