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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.

Red Fiestaware Plate, 11.5” x 9” Red Fiestaware Plate, 11.5” x 9” $11.50 3h 44m
vintage Fiesta, Harlequin, red/orange, 22 oz. 1940-1959 vintage Fiesta, Harlequin, red/orange, 22 oz. 1940-1959 4 $7.75 4h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl #4 Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl #4 0 $40.00 8h 39m
Fiesta, Vintage, 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl, Fiestaware, Red, orange Fiesta, Vintage, 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl, Fiestaware, Red, orange $17.99 12h 56m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice $37.99 12h 56m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE CREAMER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE CREAMER $29.99 13h 37m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage Original red salt and pepper HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage Original red salt and pepper $33.96 14h 30m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage Original red salt or pepper shaker HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage Original red salt or pepper shaker $18.66 14h 34m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Red Cup 1930s 1940s Vintage Fiestaware Red Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Red Cup 1930s 1940s $64.00 15h 8m
Vintage Fiesta Red Covered Onion Soup Vintage Fiesta Red Covered Onion Soup 0 $750.00 15h 8m
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 16h 18m
RARE Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowls Set of 7 Red Blue Homer Laughlin 1-7 VINTAGE RARE Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowls Set of 7 Red Blue Homer Laughlin 1-7 VINTAGE $749.99 16h 38m
FIESTA SOUP BOWL, MAROON, 7 FIESTA SOUP BOWL, MAROON, 7" DIAMETER, EUC $10.00 17h 47m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Water Tumbler 4 1/2”  Red Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Water Tumbler 4 1/2” Red 0 $28.25 17h 51m
VINTAGE FIESTA  FOOTED SALAD BOWL - RED VINTAGE FIESTA  FOOTED SALAD BOWL - RED 0 $100.00 17h 58m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Chop Plate Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Chop Plate $36.00 18h 17m
VINTAGE FIESTA  ASHTRAY - RED VINTAGE FIESTA  ASHTRAY - RED 0 $50.00 18h 32m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA CREAMER , SUGAR BOWL & LID -FIESTAWARE - T16 1 $45.00 18h 37m
VINTAGE VINTAGE "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA 10" FLOWER VASE - MINT !!! -FIESTAWARE 0 $650.00 18h 43m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA STICK HANDLE DEMITASSE POT- NO LID -FIESTAWARE t23 0 $125.00 18h 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Ivory Green Bowl Bread Plate Lot Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Ivory Green Bowl Bread Plate Lot $18.47 19h 18m
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 19h 37m
Vintage Fiestaware red sugar and creamer Vintage Fiestaware red sugar and creamer 0 $59.00 19h 46m
Vintage Fiesta red sugar bowl Vintage Fiesta red sugar bowl 0 $20.00 19h 46m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Red tea cup and saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Red tea cup and saucer $13.00 20h 28m
4 - Pieces of H.L.C. Red Vintage 70's Fiestaware 2 -B&B's 2 - Restyled Cups 4 - Pieces of H.L.C. Red Vintage 70's Fiestaware 2 -B&B's 2 - Restyled Cups $39.95 20h 34m
HLC Harlequin Fiesta Red/Orange Nappy Bowl HLC Harlequin Fiesta Red/Orange Nappy Bowl $16.00 20h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Ivory, Yellow, Green, Turquoise & Blue ~ Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Ivory, Yellow, Green, Turquoise & Blue ~ 0 $12.99 21h 3m
Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl ~ 0 $8.99 21h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange 10-1/2 Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange 10-1/2" Carafe with Lid Fiestaware HLC $299.99 21h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Red #1 Mixing Bowl Vintage Fiesta Red #1 Mixing Bowl 0 $80.00 21h 24m
Vintage Red Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Medium Ball Jar No Lid Vintage Red Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Medium Ball Jar No Lid 0 $50.00 21h 24m
HLC Fiesta Radioactive Red/Orange 4 HLC Fiesta Radioactive Red/Orange 4" Fruit bowl Antique/Vintage/Retro $15.00 22h 2m
 Vintage Fiesta 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta 5 1/2" Bowls ~ RED, GREEN, TURQUOISE & COBALT BLUE ~ Set of 4 ~ 0 $39.99 22h 3m
Vintage Fiesta RED Coffee Pot Bottom Pitcher ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Coffee Pot Bottom Pitcher ~ 1 $49.99 22h 3m
Vintage Fiesta RED 10 1/4 Vintage Fiesta RED 10 1/4" Dinner Plate ~ 0 $17.99 22h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Yellow, Green, Turquoise & Cobalt Blue ~ Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Yellow, Green, Turquoise & Cobalt Blue ~ 0 $49.99 22h 18m
Vintage Fiesta RED Stick Handle Creamer & Sugar Bowl ~  Vintage Fiesta RED Stick Handle Creamer & Sugar Bowl ~ 0 $14.99 22h 19m
Vintage Fiesta RED  4 Vintage Fiesta RED 4" WATER TUMBLER CUP ~ 0 $29.99 22h 34m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE LARGE 9 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE LARGE 9 1/2" ORANGE RADIOACTIVE RED BOWL - EXCELLENT! $29.99 22h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Yellow, Medium Green &  Turquoise  ~ Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Yellow, Medium Green & Turquoise ~ 0 $49.99 22h 48m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Vintage Fiesta 9" Plates ~ RED IVORY YELLOW GREEN TURQUOISE COBALT BLUE~Set of 6 0 $49.99 22h 48m
Vintage Fiesta RED STRIPE ONION SOUP BOWL w/LID ~ XTREMELY RARE ~ Vintage Fiesta RED STRIPE ONION SOUP BOWL w/LID ~ XTREMELY RARE ~ 0 $7,500.00 22h 59m
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 $24.42 1d 10m
Lg Vintage Fiesta Red #5 Mixing Bowl 6.5” Tall by 9.75” Excellent Condition Lg Vintage Fiesta Red #5 Mixing Bowl 6.5” Tall by 9.75” Excellent Condition $227.99 1d 46m
Fiesta Ware KITCHEN KRAFT Radio Active Red Orange Casserole Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware KITCHEN KRAFT Radio Active Red Orange Casserole Bowl Homer Laughlin $39.95 1d 1h 33m
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 1d 2h 8m
Set of 6 Genuine Fiesta Salad Plates-Red, Chartreuse, Purple, Tangerine, Rose Set of 6 Genuine Fiesta Salad Plates-Red, Chartreuse, Purple, Tangerine, Rose $30.00 1d 2h 57m
1 (one) Mint Vintage KITCHEN KRAFT Fiesta Radio Active Red Orange Ball SHAKER 1 (one) Mint Vintage KITCHEN KRAFT Fiesta Radio Active Red Orange Ball SHAKER $35.95 1d 11h 6m
FIESTA WARE SMALL BOWL 5 5/8 FIESTA WARE SMALL BOWL 5 5/8" DIA RED MARKED FIESTA MADE IN USA $4.95 1d 13h 32m
FIESTA WARE RED PLATE 9 FIESTA WARE RED PLATE 9" MARKED $8.00 1d 13h 33m
FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin HLC Fiestaware Red FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin HLC Fiestaware Red "Square" Mug Cup 13 oz $5.50 1d 13h 41m
 VINTAGE FIESTA RELISH TRAY - COBALT-RED-IVORY-TURQUOISE -FIESTAWARE VINTAGE FIESTA RELISH TRAY - COBALT-RED-IVORY-TURQUOISE -FIESTAWARE 0 $300.00 1d 18h 23m
Set Of 4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE ORIGINAL 9-1/2 Set Of 4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE ORIGINAL 9-1/2" DINNER PLATES, Red Turq Yellow Gr 1 $25.00 1d 19h 57m
VINTAGE VINTAGE "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA SYRUP WITH LID - FIESTAWARE FM $308.00 1d 21h
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" $40.96 1d 21h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Relish Tray Side Insert Radioactive Red Marked Fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Relish Tray Side Insert Radioactive Red Marked Fiesta $55.00 1d 22h 10m
FIESTA Ware  Homer Laughlin  Sugar Bowl WITH LID Yellow & ORANGE RED creamer FIESTA Ware Homer Laughlin Sugar Bowl WITH LID Yellow & ORANGE RED creamer 0 $28.95 1d 22h 29m
VINTAGE FIESTA ROYAL METAL 7 1/2 INCH CASSEROLE IN RED VINTAGE FIESTA ROYAL METAL 7 1/2 INCH CASSEROLE IN RED 0 $39.00 1d 23h 3m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S -2 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 CREAM SOUP BOWLS RED FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S -2 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 CREAM SOUP BOWLS RED $35.00 1d 23h 13m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED 8 ½” SERVING BOWL VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED 8 ½” SERVING BOWL 0 $18.00 1d 23h 51m
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Vitrock Orange Red Tulips Salt Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Vitrock Orange Red Tulips Salt 0 $34.95 2d 20m
EUC VINTAGE RADIOACTIVE RED FIESTA EUC VINTAGE RADIOACTIVE RED FIESTA "FLAT BOTTOM" CUP & SAUCER - SHELF DISPLAY $34.50 2d 53m
Fiesta Red Tumbler 8 oz - 4.5 Fiesta Red Tumbler 8 oz - 4.5" - Vintage 1937-1946 $19.50 2d 1h 38m
Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Salt & Pepper Shakers $11.69 2d 4h 49m
Rare VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE 5 1/2 Rare VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE 5 1/2" BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN $20.00 2d 10h 49m
vintage fiesta red ashtray vintage fiesta red ashtray 0 $30.99 2d 11h 5m
Two 6 1/4” Bread Plates Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Green Two 6 1/4” Bread Plates Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Green $9.99 2d 12h 33m
7pc Set FIESTA WARE 4 Cups & 3 Saucers Cobalt, Red, Yellow, Brown Homer Laughlin 7pc Set FIESTA WARE 4 Cups & 3 Saucers Cobalt, Red, Yellow, Brown Homer Laughlin $10.99 2d 13h 55m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 RED 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 RED 6" MIXING BOWL EXCELLENT $249.62 2d 16h 44m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta  Scarlet Red Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Scarlet Red Cup Tom & Jerry Mug $5.99 2d 17h 10m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Luncheon Plate 9-1/2 Vintage FIESTA WARE Luncheon Plate 9-1/2" Round Original RED $17.95 2d 18h 9m
vintage fiestaware Nappie 8 1/2” x 3 vintage fiestaware Nappie 8 1/2” x 3 0 $7.99 2d 18h 16m
FIESTA WARE  HOMER LAUGHLIN  VINTAGE RED ORANGE CARAFE PITCHER USA FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE RED ORANGE CARAFE PITCHER USA $29.95 2d 20h 22m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE 10-1/2 INCH DINNER PLATE VINTAGE FIESTA WARE RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE 10-1/2 INCH DINNER PLATE $17.00 2d 20h 59m
Vintage Harlequin RED 8 3/4 Vintage Harlequin RED 8 3/4" Serving Bowl Fiesta ~ 0 $13.99 2d 22h 2m
Vintage Fiesta RED Mustard Jar Bottom ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Mustard Jar Bottom ~ 0 $34.99 2d 22h 22m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Vintage Fiesta 9" Plates ~ RED & COBALT BLUE ~ Set of 2 ~ 0 $9.99 2d 22h 22m
Vintage Fiesta RED 10 1/4 Vintage Fiesta RED 10 1/4" Dinner Plate ~ $13.99 2d 22h 34m
**FIESTA ORANGE/RED 10 ½” DINNER PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN US19-R **FIESTA ORANGE/RED 10 ½” DINNER PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN US19-R $15.00 3d 16m
Vintage Fiesta Original Green #2 And Red Nesting Mixing Bowls 1937 Rings Vintage Fiesta Original Green #2 And Red Nesting Mixing Bowls 1937 Rings 1 $19.99 3d 16m
Fiesta ware fiestaware 7 Fiesta ware fiestaware 7" burgundy saucer plate $12.99 3d 1h 4m
Fiesta ware fiestaware 7 Fiesta ware fiestaware 7" burgundy bowl $15.99 3d 1h 5m
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 1h 24m
1 Near MINT Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 5.5 1 Near MINT Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 5.5" Fruit Bowl $13.95 3d 2h
1 (one) MINT Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 6 1 (one) MINT Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 6" Bread Plate $15.95 3d 2h 2m
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 $109.95 3d 2h 2m
VINTAGE FIESTA / 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA / 5 1/2" NAPPY BOWL - RED 0 $7.99 3d 3h 9m
VINTAGE FIESTA / 8 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA / 8 1/2" NAPPY BOWL - RED 0 $11.99 3d 3h 12m
VINTAGE FIESTA EGG COOKER RED ORANGE  Mfg By Hankscraft Fiestaware VINTAGE FIESTA EGG COOKER RED ORANGE Mfg By Hankscraft Fiestaware $60.00 3d 4h 20m
VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange  Gravy Sauceboat VINTAGE Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red/Orange Gravy Sauceboat $100.00 3d 10h 16m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED KITCHEN KRAFT INDIVIDUAL CASSEROLE LID - FIESTAWARE VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED KITCHEN KRAFT INDIVIDUAL CASSEROLE LID - FIESTAWARE 0 $20.00 3d 10h 44m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY $22.00 3d 10h 59m
Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin Salt And Pepper Shakers Cranberry Red Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin Salt And Pepper Shakers Cranberry Red 0 $8.00 3d 11h 26m
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 3d 12h 36m
Vintage 5” Cream Soup Bowl with Handles Fiestaware Fiesta Red Vintage 5” Cream Soup Bowl with Handles Fiestaware Fiesta Red $29.99 3d 13h 43m
4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Sugar Bowl - Fiesta Table Ware - Red Ivory Blue Yellow 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Sugar Bowl - Fiesta Table Ware - Red Ivory Blue Yellow $25.00 3d 14h 3m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA WARE Red Orange 4.5 Homer Laughlin FIESTA WARE Red Orange 4.5" Tumbler EXCELLENT Older Retired 8oz $45.00 3d 14h 11m
FIESTAWARE ORANGE RED 14 FIESTAWARE ORANGE RED 14" CHOP PLATE Round Platter HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC USA $89.99 3d 15h 10m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Fiestaware 9 inch Original Red Plate Vintage Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Fiestaware 9 inch Original Red Plate $25.00 3d 15h 31m

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