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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 ORIGINAL RED, STICK HANDLE DEMITASSE CUP ONLY,  MINT CONDITION FIESTA ORIGINAL RED, STICK HANDLE DEMITASSE CUP ONLY, MINT CONDITION 0 $40.00 51m
Vintage FIESTA RED 6 1/2 Vintage FIESTA RED 6 1/2" BREAD and BUTTER PLATE ~ Fiestaware $11.00 1h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Ivory, Yellow, Green, Turquoise & Blue ~ Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Ivory, Yellow, Green, Turquoise & Blue ~ 0 $12.99 1h 12m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Vintage Fiesta 9" Plates ~ RED IVORY YELLOW GREEN TURQUOISE COBALT BLUE~Set of 6 0 $44.99 1h 14m
HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Coffee / Tea Cups 2-Turquoise 1-Red Signed HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Coffee / Tea Cups 2-Turquoise 1-Red Signed 0 $19.99 3h 54m
Fiesta RIVIERA 4 Rim Fruit Dessert Sauce Bowl Red Yellow Blue Green FREE SHIP Fiesta RIVIERA 4 Rim Fruit Dessert Sauce Bowl Red Yellow Blue Green FREE SHIP $49.99 4h 27m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S  SET OF 2  RED SAUCERS  6 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S SET OF 2 RED SAUCERS 6" MARKED ON BOTTOM $9.00 4h 32m
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 $56.00 5h 23m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 1 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 1 $95.00 13h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 2 $95.00 13h 14m
Fiesta Vintage Set of 6 salad plates 7 Fiesta Vintage Set of 6 salad plates 7" Six Red Paprika See Des VGC $15.29 14h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 4 $95.00 14h 16m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 5 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 5 $95.00 14h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 6 $95.00 15h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Red Sugar Bowl,no lid Vintage Fiesta Red Sugar Bowl,no lid 0 $5.00 15h 42m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Medium Teapot in Original Red Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Medium Teapot in Original Red $124.00 15h 47m
 VINTAGE FIESTA RELISH TRAY - VINTAGE FIESTA RELISH TRAY - "RADIOACTIVE RED" BASE & CENTER - FIESTAWARE - CH8 $325.00 16h 2m
 Vintage Original Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker - Red ~ Small chip at base Vintage Original Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker - Red ~ Small chip at base $7.00 17h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange Tea Pot Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange Tea Pot $59.50 20h 1m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Tripod Pyramid Candle Holders Set of 2 Vintage Fiestaware Red Tripod Pyramid Candle Holders Set of 2 $425.00 20h 3m
Vintage Color  Red Orange 12 Vintage Color Red Orange 12" Chop Plate Charger Round Serving Platter $14.98 21h 8m
RED FIESTA TEAPOT PITCHER. RED FIESTA TEAPOT PITCHER. 1 $12.50 22h 52m
Fiestaware - Beige Chop Platter w Floural Transfers & Red Violet Rings! -- Nice! Fiestaware - Beige Chop Platter w Floural Transfers & Red Violet Rings! -- Nice! 0 $75.98 23h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Bud Vase Red Original Fiestaware Color Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Bud Vase Red Original Fiestaware Color Homer Laughlin $99.99 1d 24m
Fiesta Ware Coffee Mug Cinnabar Red Retired Tom & Jerry Ring Handle Set Two Fiesta Ware Coffee Mug Cinnabar Red Retired Tom & Jerry Ring Handle Set Two 0 $6.99 1d 48m
Vintage Fiesta RED TEA CUP +  SAUCER  ~ Vintage Fiesta RED TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ 0 $9.99 1d 1h 12m
 Vintage RED & COBALT BLUE Salt & Pepper Shakers ~ Set of 2 ~ Vintage RED & COBALT BLUE Salt & Pepper Shakers ~ Set of 2 ~ 0 $9.99 1d 1h 20m
Vintage Fiesta Sugar Bowl With Cover Original Red Color Vintage Fiesta Sugar Bowl With Cover Original Red Color $65.00 1d 1h 32m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Custard Cup with Mexicalis Decal with Red Stripe Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Custard Cup with Mexicalis Decal with Red Stripe $40.00 1d 1h 40m
Lot of 7 Assorted Colors Oblong Vintage Fiesta Plates Lot of 7 Assorted Colors Oblong Vintage Fiesta Plates $50.00 1d 1h 43m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED 8 3/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED 8 3/4" Serving Bowl Fiesta ~ 0 $14.99 1d 1h 45m
3 3" Little Red Fiesta Dish Ornament 1936-2011 75th Anniversary Plate $12.00 1d 1h 47m
Fiesta Medium Green & Red Shakers Merry Christmas! Fiesta Medium Green & Red Shakers Merry Christmas! 0 $24.99 1d 1h 50m
Fiesta cup coffee double stamp red Fiesta cup coffee double stamp red $60.00 1d 2h 31m
Very Rare Vintage Radio Active Red Fiesta Ware 121/2 “ Plate/ Beautiful Bright Very Rare Vintage Radio Active Red Fiesta Ware 121/2 “ Plate/ Beautiful Bright $13.96 1d 4h 10m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RED DISK PITCHER, H-MARK 1990'S EXC. CONDITION VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RED DISK PITCHER, H-MARK 1990'S EXC. CONDITION $30.00 1d 10h 44m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE RED/ORANG14.5 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE RED/ORANG14.5" CHOP PLATE PLATTER  Fiestaware VGC HLC 0 $18.00 1d 15h 23m
Vintage Fiestaware Radioactive Red 8 1/2 Vintage Fiestaware Radioactive Red 8 1/2" Serving Bowl Salad Vegetable Fiesta $49.99 1d 15h 32m
Vintage Red Ceramic Salt and Pepper Set Vintage Red Ceramic Salt and Pepper Set "Fiesta Style" Ball Shape Shakers $42.49 1d 15h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pair of 8oz Fiesta Water Tumblers ~Yellow and Red Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pair of 8oz Fiesta Water Tumblers ~Yellow and Red $72.24 1d 15h 44m
HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE CREAMER  #1MK HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE CREAMER #1MK 0 $5.99 1d 18h 23m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta (Old): Red Utility Tray  Homer Laughlin Fiesta (Old): Red Utility Tray  $35.00 1d 19h 44m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Vintage Fiesta 9" Plates ~ RED & COBALT BLUE ~ Set of 2 ~ $10.19 1d 20h 55m
Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl ~ $9.99 1d 20h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red $45.00 1d 21h 34m
VINTAGE ART DECO HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RADIOACTIVE RED DINNERWARE 14PC SET VINTAGE ART DECO HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RADIOACTIVE RED DINNERWARE 14PC SET $540.00 1d 21h 44m
(2) Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red Coffee Mug Homer Laughlin VGC (2) Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Radioactive Red Coffee Mug Homer Laughlin VGC $59.00 1d 22h 55m
Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Maroon Cream Soup Bowl (Homer Laughlin) Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Maroon Cream Soup Bowl (Homer Laughlin) $34.99 1d 23h
Fiesta Ware Set if 7 Vintage 31/2 Fiesta Ware Set if 7 Vintage 31/2" Burgundy Mug Cup 0 $75.00 2d 39m
Fiesta Genuine Fiestaware Accessories Miniature Disk Pitcher Vintage Red Mini Fiesta Genuine Fiestaware Accessories Miniature Disk Pitcher Vintage Red Mini $25.00 2d 1h 10m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 4 2 $13.45 2d 1h 28m
Vintage Fiesta RED 10 1/4 Vintage Fiesta RED 10 1/4" Dinner Plate ~ $12.99 2d 1h 57m
Fiesta Vintage Kitchen Kraft Salad Fork and Spoon Fiesta Vintage Kitchen Kraft Salad Fork and Spoon $150.00 2d 3h 54m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA SUGAR BOWL ,NO LID & CREAMER -FIESTAWARE- CH8 0 $38.00 2d 12h 41m
vintage fiesta red stick handle creamer vintage fiesta red stick handle creamer 0 $39.99 2d 13h 58m
vintage fiesta red mustard vintage fiesta red mustard 0 $169.99 2d 14h
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red MIXING BOWL # 1 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red MIXING BOWL # 1 $95.00 2d 15h 15m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red $35.99 2d 16h 1m
Fiestaware Carafe in Red - Vintage Fiestaware Carafe in Red - Vintage $260.00 2d 16h 47m
Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red 0 $9.99 2d 18h 21m
Fiesta Vintage Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Vintage Red Stick Handle Creamer $40.00 2d 19h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Red Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Red $5.00 2d 20h 21m
 Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Handled Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Handled Footed Bowl $65.00 2d 20h 58m
3 FIESTA Cobalt  Blue Red Yellow GLAZE 6 3 FIESTA Cobalt Blue Red Yellow GLAZE 6" Saucers $13.49 2d 22h 15m
Vintage Fiestaware Bulk Shakers.  Red. ONE SHAKER ONLY. Excellent condition.  Vintage Fiestaware Bulk Shakers. Red. ONE SHAKER ONLY. Excellent condition.  $19.95 2d 22h 30m
1870MM Vtg Fiesta 10 1/2 1870MM Vtg Fiesta 10 1/2" Red Dinner Plate Homer Laughlin UTENSIL MARKS $19.99 2d 23h 8m
Fiesta Maroon Cinnabar Large Disc Water Pitcher 64 ounce Fiesta Maroon Cinnabar Large Disc Water Pitcher 64 ounce 0 $20.00 2d 23h 18m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Red, Nice Fiestaware, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Red, Nice $26.09 2d 23h 39m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red Creamer Vintage Fiestaware Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red Creamer $50.00 2d 23h 57m
Kitchen Kraft, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Lg Casserole Lid, 7 13/16 Kitchen Kraft, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Lg Casserole Lid, 7 13/16", Red $53.09 2d 23h 59m
2 Fiesta Fiestaware HLC Tangerine Orange Scarlet Red Coupe Cereal Bowl 5 5/8 2 Fiesta Fiestaware HLC Tangerine Orange Scarlet Red Coupe Cereal Bowl 5 5/8" $14.99 3d
Vintage Fiestaware Red Juice Pitcher Fiesta Radioactive Red Disk Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Red Juice Pitcher Fiesta Radioactive Red Disk Pitcher $90.00 3d 3h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Red Nappy 8 1/2 inch Vintage Fiesta Red Nappy 8 1/2 inch $34.99 3d 4h 1m
Vintage Fiesta Red B/B Plate Vintage Fiesta Red B/B Plate $11.99 3d 4h 1m
Vintage 1930's Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Creamer Vintage 1930's Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Creamer $14.95 3d 13h 42m
Vintage Individual Yellow Covered Sugar Red Creamer & Cobalt Tray Free Shipping Vintage Individual Yellow Covered Sugar Red Creamer & Cobalt Tray Free Shipping $615.00 3d 14h 56m
Kitchen Kraft, Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, 7 hole, Fiestaware, Red, Issues Kitchen Kraft, Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, 7 hole, Fiestaware, Red, Issues $7.19 3d 15h 10m
Harlequin, Vintage, Animal, Cat, Maroon, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware Harlequin, Vintage, Animal, Cat, Maroon, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware $161.99 3d 15h 40m
Vintage Fiestaware Red 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Original Red Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Original Red Bowl $35.00 3d 15h 56m
Vintage FIESTA COFFEE POT WITH LID, original red glaze, Circa 1936-1942 Vintage FIESTA COFFEE POT WITH LID, original red glaze, Circa 1936-1942 $185.00 3d 16h 2m
2 HLC Fiestaware Red Cup Mug Round Finger Hole Script Maker Mark 2 HLC Fiestaware Red Cup Mug Round Finger Hole Script Maker Mark $29.99 3d 16h 10m
FIESTA WARE COFFEE CUP AND SAUCER RED ROUND HANDLE FIESTA WARE COFFEE CUP AND SAUCER RED ROUND HANDLE 0 $5.79 3d 17h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Red # 1 Mixing Bowl Vintage Fiesta Red # 1 Mixing Bowl $30.00 3d 18h 24m
 Fiesta Ware Red Dinner  Plate 10.5  Lead Free Made in USA Fiesta Ware Red Dinner Plate 10.5 Lead Free Made in USA $13.37 3d 18h 54m
Fantastic Vintage Fiesta Shaker in Fiesta Red with Cork Fantastic Vintage Fiesta Shaker in Fiesta Red with Cork $11.99 3d 19h 29m
Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA Salt & Pepper Shakers ~Original Red & Green ~Corks Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA Salt & Pepper Shakers ~Original Red & Green ~Corks $34.95 3d 20h 2m
1930'S FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED 10 1930'S FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED 10" DINNER PLATE FROM COLLECTOR'S ESTATE NICE $19.98 3d 23h 10m
Vintage Fiesta Vintage Fiesta "Radiation Red" Double Footed 13" Chop Plate (1935 - 1944) $21.60 3d 23h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Red Promotional / Royal Metal Casserole LID ONLY - Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Red Promotional / Royal Metal Casserole LID ONLY - Fiestaware $26.55 3d 23h 39m
Vintage Fiesta Green Base and Red Lid Promotional  / Royal Metal Casserole Vintage Fiesta Green Base and Red Lid Promotional / Royal Metal Casserole $103.05 3d 23h 41m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 5.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 5.5" Fruit Bowl - Original Red Color 0 $22.00 4d
Vintage Fiestaware/Nesting Bowls/Radioactive Red/Inner Rings/ 1936-1938/ Rare Vintage Fiestaware/Nesting Bowls/Radioactive Red/Inner Rings/ 1936-1938/ Rare $740.00 4d 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 8.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 8.5" Nappy Bowl Imprinted Logo $28.99 4d 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 2 Plates 9.5 In Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 2 Plates 9.5 In $19.95 4d 1h 5m
Gurgling Fish, Glug Glug Jug. Sm, Pitcher, Red, New Gurgling Fish, Glug Glug Jug. Sm, Pitcher, Red, New $15.29 4d 1h 35m
Vintage Fiesta HLC USA Fiestawear Mug Coffee Cup D Handle Red 12 oz Vintage Fiesta HLC USA Fiestawear Mug Coffee Cup D Handle Red 12 oz $7.95 4d 2h 2m
vintage fiesta red Tom and Jerry mug vintage fiesta red Tom and Jerry mug 1 $25.99 4d 6h 56m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Footed Bowl $50.00 4d 12h 1m
Fiesta Platter/salt/pepper/2bowls Fiesta Platter/salt/pepper/2bowls 1 $15.00 4d 14h 17m
Vintage Fiesta cup and saucer RED Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta cup and saucer RED Fiestaware 0 $35.00 4d 15h 57m

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