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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 Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Juice Tumbler Homer Laughlin 3 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Juice Tumbler Homer Laughlin 3 1/2" Cup $80.00 12h 56m
Fiesta Vintage Mixing Bowl #5 RED  NO Bottom Rings Fiestaware 616.205 Fiesta Vintage Mixing Bowl #5 RED NO Bottom Rings Fiestaware 616.205 $125.00 13h 5m
Vtg Orange Red Fiesta #1 Small Nesting Mixing Bowl HLC USA Vtg Orange Red Fiesta #1 Small Nesting Mixing Bowl HLC USA 0 $39.00 14h 2m
 VINTAGE 1969 IRONSTONE FIESTA MANGO RED TEA CUP & SAUCER -FIESTAWARE        w27 VINTAGE 1969 IRONSTONE FIESTA MANGO RED TEA CUP & SAUCER -FIESTAWARE w27 $16.00 14h 54m
VINTAGE RED FIESTA WARE COFFEE/SOUP MUG CUP W/HOMER LAUGHLIN MARK VINTAGE RED FIESTA WARE COFFEE/SOUP MUG CUP W/HOMER LAUGHLIN MARK $20.00 16h 42m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221097 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221097 $83.95 17h 50m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Red, Unmarked Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Red, Unmarked $23.99 18h 26m
vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green vintage Fiesta individual casseroles red amd green 0 $14.99 18h 45m
  FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE LARGE DISC PITCHER SCARLET RED (2004 -) FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE LARGE DISC PITCHER SCARLET RED (2004 -) $19.99 18h 47m
Vintage FIESTA  Fiestaware Teapot, radioactive Orange red, Homer Laughlin, HLC Vintage FIESTA Fiestaware Teapot, radioactive Orange red, Homer Laughlin, HLC $4.00 19h 28m
FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE RAMEKINS SCARLET RED (2004 -) ~ SET OF 4 FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE RAMEKINS SCARLET RED (2004 -) ~ SET OF 4 $19.99 19h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2" Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl $95.00 19h 49m
4 Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cream Soups 4 Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cream Soups $172.04 19h 58m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.395 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.395 $25.00 20h 13m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Dessert Bowl Homer Laughlin Bowls Housewares Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Dessert Bowl Homer Laughlin Bowls Housewares $50.00 20h 23m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.407 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.407 $25.00 20h 38m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.408 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.408 $25.00 20h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Set/4 Lot 6 Vintage Fiesta Set/4 Lot 6" Bread Plates Medium Green Yellow Turquoise Red EXC $19.00 20h 41m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Kitchen Kraft Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Kitchen Kraft Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint $175.00 20h 44m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Individual Creamer Red Fiestaware HLCC 316.417A Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Individual Creamer Red Fiestaware HLCC 316.417A $28.00 20h 54m
VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP ORANGE/RED CUP & SAUCER SETS X 4 UNMARKED VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP ORANGE/RED CUP & SAUCER SETS X 4 UNMARKED 0 $25.99 21h 49m
2 VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP ORANGE/RED SAUCERS 6 1/8 2 VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP ORANGE/RED SAUCERS 6 1/8" UNMARKED 0 $11.99 21h 59m
#1332 7 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine Old Red Orange Plates Homer Laughlin #1332 7 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine Old Red Orange Plates Homer Laughlin 1 $35.00 23h 3m
#1333 2 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 7-1/2 Red Orange Plates Homer Laughlin #1333 2 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 7-1/2 Red Orange Plates Homer Laughlin 0 $15.00 23h 10m
#1334 3 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 6-1/4 Red Orange Plates Homer Laughlin #1334 3 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 6-1/4 Red Orange Plates Homer Laughlin 0 $15.00 23h 14m
#1335 4 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 6 #1335 4 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 6" Red Orange Plates Homer Laughlin 0 $20.00 23h 17m
#1336 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 12 #1336 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine 12" Red Orange Platter Homer Laughlin 0 $25.00 23h 20m
#1337 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine Ball Shaker  Red Orange  Homer Laughlin #1337 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine Ball Shaker Red Orange Homer Laughlin 0 $8.00 23h 32m
Vintage Fiesta HLO 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta HLO 5 1/2" bowl, Original Red glaze 5.25" $39.92 1d 7m
Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BUD VASE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BUD VASE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $199.99 1d 41m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Ice Lip Pitcher Homer Laughlin Radioactive Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Ice Lip Pitcher Homer Laughlin Radioactive $175.00 1d 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Radioactive Red Medium Teapot Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Radioactive Red Medium Teapot $175.00 1d 1h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Footed Salad Bowl Homer Laughlin Punch Bowl Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Footed Salad Bowl Homer Laughlin Punch Bowl $620.00 1d 2h 59m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 15 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 15" Chop Plate Homer Laughlin Serving Platter $125.00 1d 3h 11m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.415 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.415 $25.00 1d 7h 1m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA COVERED CASSEROLE AND LID -FIESTAWARE w34 0 $125.00 1d 7h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Radioactive Red- Fiesta Water Pitcher~ Ex. Cond Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Radioactive Red- Fiesta Water Pitcher~ Ex. Cond $65.00 1d 9h 3m
Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 9 Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 9" Round Plate $8.49 1d 11h 23m
Fiestaware Scarlet 5 Fiestaware Scarlet 5" Small Bowl Fruit Cup $5.09 1d 11h 23m
Fiestaware Scarlet 9 Fiestaware Scarlet 9" Dinner Plate Square Red Small $5.09 1d 11h 23m
Fiestaware Scarlet 7.5 Fiestaware Scarlet 7.5" Luncheon Salad Plate Square Red Small $5.09 1d 11h 23m
Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 5 Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 5" Small Bowl Fruit Cup $5.09 1d 11h 23m
Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Utility Relish Platter HLC Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Utility Relish Platter HLC Fiestaware $20.00 1d 11h 43m
VINTAGE FIESTA 13 VINTAGE FIESTA 13" RED CHOP PLATE $65.00 1d 12h 26m
Fiesta Vintage Fiesta Vintage "Radioactive Red" 30 oz. Disc ( Disk ) Juice Jug - (1938-1943) $225.00 1d 12h 37m
Fiesta Vintage Red Individual Salad Bowl (1959 - 1968) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Red Individual Salad Bowl (1959 - 1968) - Fiestaware $65.00 1d 12h 40m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET OF 4 TEA CUP AND SAUCER:  ROSE RED GREEN AND YELLOW VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET OF 4 TEA CUP AND SAUCER: ROSE RED GREEN AND YELLOW 0 $22.00 1d 15h 20m
Vintage fiesta ware 10 Vintage fiesta ware 10" plate - red 0 $20.00 1d 16h 13m
Vtg 1936 RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE FIESTA ROUND COMPOTE COMPORT BOWL FIESTAWARE HLC Vtg 1936 RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE FIESTA ROUND COMPOTE COMPORT BOWL FIESTAWARE HLC $249.99 1d 16h 39m
FIESTA - VINTAGE RELISH TRAY - COMPLETE - YELLOW AND RED COMBINATION FIESTA - VINTAGE RELISH TRAY - COMPLETE - YELLOW AND RED COMBINATION $299.99 1d 17h 1m
Vintage Old Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter in RED Homer Laughlin China Vintage Old Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter in RED Homer Laughlin China $45.00 1d 17h 32m
Fiestaware Orange/Red 5 1/2 Fiestaware Orange/Red 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl 0 $10.00 1d 18h 55m
VTG Fiesta l Radiant Orange Red  Salt Pepper ShakersORIGINL COLORS Minty VTG Fiesta l Radiant Orange Red Salt Pepper ShakersORIGINL COLORS Minty 0 $19.99 1d 19h 23m
Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA 3 3/4 Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA 3 3/4" JUICE TUMBLER FIESTAWARE HLC c $49.99 1d 21h 53m
4 Vintage 1936 FIESTA   5 1/2 4 Vintage 1936 FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL HLC FIESTAWARE - yellow, red or orange 0 $20.00 1d 22h 25m
Three (3) Quality Maroon Colored Three (3) Quality Maroon Colored "Fiesta" 2" H X 5 1/2" Diameter Chili Bowls $24.95 2d 1h 14m
Vtg FIESTA WARE  DECO FIESTA  CREAM AND SUGAR SET WITH LID & TRAY Mint Vtg FIESTA WARE DECO FIESTA CREAM AND SUGAR SET WITH LID & TRAY Mint 0 $45.00 2d 5h 11m
RARE**FIESTA YELLOW w/ DARK RED STRIPES *9 1/4 RARE**FIESTA YELLOW w/ DARK RED STRIPES *9 1/4" DINNER PLATE*HTF** $100.00 2d 6h 22m
VINTAGE RED FIESTA WARE HLC MARKED PLATES BOWLS CUPS  --29pc VINTAGE RED FIESTA WARE HLC MARKED PLATES BOWLS CUPS --29pc 0 $99.99 2d 8h 28m
Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware $350.00 2d 10h 23m
Vintage Fiesta RED 4 1/2 Vintage Fiesta RED 4 1/2" Water Tumbler ~ 0 $24.99 2d 11h 12m
Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE RELISH TRAY w/ 2 INSERTS ~ Red & Yellow ~ Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE RELISH TRAY w/ 2 INSERTS ~ Red & Yellow ~ 0 $125.00 2d 11h 12m
Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4 Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4" Dessert Plates ~ RED IVORY YELLOW COBALT BLUE ~ 0 $12.99 2d 11h 12m
HOMER LAUGHLIN- Retired HOMER LAUGHLIN- Retired "Fiestaware" Cups & Saucers - Maroon Cinnabar- Lot of 2 $22.95 2d 12h 13m
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 $179.99 2d 16h 17m
Vintage Genuine Fiestaware 10 inch Atomic Red 1936-43, 1959-62 Retired Color Vintage Genuine Fiestaware 10 inch Atomic Red 1936-43, 1959-62 Retired Color $29.99 2d 16h 43m
Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) $79.50 2d 16h 57m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Mexicana Haciendo Cake Lifter With Red Stripe  (C3) Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Mexicana Haciendo Cake Lifter With Red Stripe (C3) $70.00 2d 18h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2" Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl $125.00 2d 18h 47m
Vintage Fiesta RED Mustard Jar Bottom ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Mustard Jar Bottom ~ 0 $49.99 2d 19h 18m
Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4 Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4" Dessert Plates ~ RED YELLOW GREEN COBALT BLUE ~ 0 $19.99 2d 19h 18m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Vintage Fiesta 6" B&B Plates ~ Red Ivory Yellow Green Turquoise Cobalt Blue ~ 6 0 $19.99 2d 19h 18m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Vintage Fiesta 9" Plates ~ Set of 6 ~ RED IVORY YELLOW GREEN TURQUOISE BLUE ~ 0 $39.99 2d 19h 18m
SET (4) Vtg FIESTA Fiestaware 4-3/4 SET (4) Vtg FIESTA Fiestaware 4-3/4" Berry BOWLS Red, Gray, Rose,Turquoise $49.99 2d 19h 43m
Pair of 2 Red FIESTAWARE Vintage HLC Mugs Ceramic Cups with Circle Fingerhold Pair of 2 Red FIESTAWARE Vintage HLC Mugs Ceramic Cups with Circle Fingerhold $18.70 2d 19h 53m
VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6 VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6" SAUCERS $15.00 2d 20h 4m
LOT 4 Pcs. Vintage Fiesta Exc+ Cond; Platter, Chop Plates Green, Chartreuse, Red LOT 4 Pcs. Vintage Fiesta Exc+ Cond; Platter, Chop Plates Green, Chartreuse, Red $120.00 2d 20h 17m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Vintage Fiesta 9" Plates ~ Set of 6 Original RAINBOW Colors ~ RED IV Y GRN TQ BL 1 $34.99 2d 20h 24m
FIESTA POPPY/ FIESTA RED Vintage POTTERY one SAUCER Original FIESTA POPPY/ FIESTA RED Vintage POTTERY one SAUCER Original 0 $3.00 2d 20h 49m
2 Vintage~~Fiestaware Fiesta Red Orange 7-1/2 2 Vintage~~Fiestaware Fiesta Red Orange 7-1/2" Salad Plate 0 $8.00 2d 20h 59m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage,  Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on rim Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on rim $37.99 2d 21h 5m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Medium Tea Pot LID ONLY, Red, Excellent Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Medium Tea Pot LID ONLY, Red, Excellent $46.99 2d 21h 5m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage,  Tumbler, Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice $37.99 2d 21h 5m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Dinner Plate - 10-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Dinner Plate - 10-3/8" $39.95 2d 21h 44m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Salad Plate - 7-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Salad Plate - 7-1/2" $24.95 2d 21h 46m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta 9 1/2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta 9 1/2" Nappy Bowl Fiestaware $19.99 2d 21h 46m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE RED $15.95 2d 21h 53m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #5 Red Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #5 Red $400.00 2d 22h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Bowl Maroon Color Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Bowl Maroon Color Fiestaware $15.00 2d 23h 15m
Retired Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Scarlet Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Veggie Retired Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Scarlet Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Veggie $85.00 3d 44m
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 3d 2h 7m
 VINTAGE 1969 IRONSTONE FIESTA MANGO RED FRUIT/DESSERT BOWL-FIESTAWARE    r30 VINTAGE 1969 IRONSTONE FIESTA MANGO RED FRUIT/DESSERT BOWL-FIESTAWARE r30 $18.00 3d 5h 47m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Creamer Ring Handle Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Creamer Ring Handle $14.99 3d 6h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange 5 1/2 Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange 5 1/2" Dessert Bowl $9.99 3d 6h 58m
Fiestaware Cinnabar Dinner plate cup Saucer 3-Piece set HLC old Fiesta NOS p86 Fiestaware Cinnabar Dinner plate cup Saucer 3-Piece set HLC old Fiesta NOS p86 0 $24.99 3d 9h 50m
Vintage FIESTA RED/ORANGE COFFEE POT Vintage FIESTA RED/ORANGE COFFEE POT $250.00 3d 10h 22m
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 $209.99 3d 11h 50m
RARE Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE RARE Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE STICK HOLDER FIESTAWARE $47.99 3d 11h 50m
RARE OLD Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE HOLDER FIESTAWARE RARE OLD Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BULB CANDLE HOLDER FIESTAWARE $59.99 3d 11h 50m
VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA RED ORANGE MARMALADE JAR NO LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA RED ORANGE MARMALADE JAR NO LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $131.99 3d 11h 51m

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