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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 Carafe in Red Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware $350.00 3h 28m
Fiestaware Scarlet Small Canister with Lid - Fiesta HLC Red Kitchen Crock 8 1/2 Fiestaware Scarlet Small Canister with Lid - Fiesta HLC Red Kitchen Crock 8 1/2" $38.41 4h 19m
Vtg 1936 Fiesta Red Orange Radioactive Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Hlc Vtg 1936 Fiesta Red Orange Radioactive Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Hlc $38.95 7h 33m
Unusual Pair of Vintage Pottery Shakers w Holes on Side - Cobalt Unusual Pair of Vintage Pottery Shakers w Holes on Side - Cobalt 0 $10.00 7h 47m
vintage fiesta red 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate vintage fiesta red 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate 0 $29.99 9h 15m
vintage fiesta red large teapot vintage fiesta red large teapot 1 $29.99 9h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2" Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl $125.00 11h 52m
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 $22.00 12h 57m
Fiesta Dinnerware Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Mauve Creamer Replacement Fiesta Dinnerware Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Mauve Creamer Replacement $9.99 13h 4m
VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6 VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6" SAUCERS $15.00 13h 8m
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 13h 22m
4 Fiesta Dinnerware Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Mauve Coffee Cups Mug 4 Fiesta Dinnerware Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Mauve Coffee Cups Mug $29.95 13h 44m
4 Fiesta Dinnerware Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Mauve & Seafoam Green Teacups 4 Fiesta Dinnerware Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Mauve & Seafoam Green Teacups $19.95 13h 50m
**VINTAGE** Fiesta Red Sauce Boat Fiestaware Gravy Boat **VINTAGE** Fiesta Red Sauce Boat Fiestaware Gravy Boat $42.00 13h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Vintage Fiesta 9" Plates ~ RED GREEN & COBALT BLUE ~ Set of 3 ~ 0 $12.99 14h 1m
Vintage Fiesta RED  5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta RED 5 1/2" BOWL ~ 0 $7.99 14h 1m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red (Tangerine) Shakers Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red (Tangerine) Shakers 0 $20.00 14h 12m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red (Tangerine) 10” Plates (2) Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Red (Tangerine) 10” Plates (2) 0 $40.00 14h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cream Soup, Homer Laughlin Co., Orange Red Lot A Vintage Fiesta Ware Cream Soup, Homer Laughlin Co., Orange Red Lot A 5 $13.50 14h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cream Soup, Homer Laughlin Co., Orange Red Lot B Vintage Fiesta Ware Cream Soup, Homer Laughlin Co., Orange Red Lot B 4 $13.50 14h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red/Orange Individual covered casserole Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red/Orange Individual covered casserole 18 $26.00 14h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cream Soup, Homer Laughlin Co., Orange Red Lot C Vintage Fiesta Ware Cream Soup, Homer Laughlin Co., Orange Red Lot C 6 $15.50 14h 48m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Dinner Plate - 10-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Dinner Plate - 10-3/8" $39.95 14h 49m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Salad Plate - 7-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Salad Plate - 7-1/2" $24.95 14h 51m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE RED $15.95 14h 58m
FIESTA HLC Fiestaware Scarlet Cherry Red Coffee Mugs - Set of 2 - Excellent!! FIESTA HLC Fiestaware Scarlet Cherry Red Coffee Mugs - Set of 2 - Excellent!! 0 $6.99 15h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #5 Red Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #5 Red $400.00 15h 43m
Retired Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Scarlet Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Veggie Retired Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Scarlet Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Veggie $85.00 17h 49m
FIESTA WARE Paprika CUP & SAUCER SET FIESTA WARE Paprika CUP & SAUCER SET $5.00 22h 43m
RARE VINTAGE 1938 HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA MAROON TUMBLER-A BEAUTY !! RARE VINTAGE 1938 HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA MAROON TUMBLER-A BEAUTY !! 0 $20.00 1d 1h 26m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Orange pepper Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Orange pepper $9.00 1d 3h 3m
Vintage Orange Red Fiesta Ware Creamer 1936 Vintage Orange Red Fiesta Ware Creamer 1936 0 $19.99 1d 4h 41m
FIESTA  3 -  5.5 FIESTA 3 - 5.5" Fruit Bowls Cobalt Green Red Homer Laughlin Pottery China $25.00 1d 5h 26m
Vintage Art Deco Fiesta 1938 - 1942 Homer Laughlin  Red  2 Pint Jug / Pitcher Vintage Art Deco Fiesta 1938 - 1942 Homer Laughlin Red 2 Pint Jug / Pitcher $150.00 1d 5h 45m
Fiesta red burgundy maroon coffee tea cup by homer laughlin Fiestaware HLC USA Fiesta red burgundy maroon coffee tea cup by homer laughlin Fiestaware HLC USA $14.98 1d 6h 11m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage,  Tumbler, Red, Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice $34.19 1d 6h 53m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage,  Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on rim Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice, fleabite on rim $34.19 1d 6h 53m
6-Piece Fiestaware Cups & Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Blue Red Peach 6-Piece Fiestaware Cups & Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Blue Red Peach $19.51 1d 8h 41m
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 $150.00 1d 8h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowls Set Turquoise Red Green Ivory #2-5 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowls Set Turquoise Red Green Ivory #2-5 $284.99 1d 9h 27m
antique fiesta rich red glaze carafe with finial and cork stopper antique fiesta rich red glaze carafe with finial and cork stopper $325.00 1d 11h 56m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug - Orange/Red Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug - Orange/Red $32.00 1d 12h 8m
Fiesta  ORANGE  Dessert/Salad Plate 7 1/4 Fiesta ORANGE Dessert/Salad Plate 7 1/4" USA EXCELLENT $8.00 1d 13h 26m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 0 $650.00 1d 15h 15m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 $975.00 1d 15h 17m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Fiesta 10” Red Dinner Plate VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Fiesta 10” Red Dinner Plate $9.00 2d 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta, Demitasse Cup, Original Red - FIESTAWARE Vintage Fiesta, Demitasse Cup, Original Red - FIESTAWARE 0 $15.00 2d 3h 41m
Vintage Fiestaware Pitcher Coral Orange Red Vintage Fiestaware Pitcher Coral Orange Red $24.99 2d 4h 20m
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 0 $69.99 2d 5h 31m
Fiestaware origional RED 6 Fiestaware origional RED 6" plate. Great condition. Holmer Laughlin $25.00 2d 5h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Red Kitchen Kraft Salad Fork (1938 - 1944) - Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Red Kitchen Kraft Salad Fork (1938 - 1944) - Fiestaware $99.50 2d 6h 4m
Red (Orange) Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique Pottery Large Tea Pot Rare! Red (Orange) Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique Pottery Large Tea Pot Rare! 0 $229.99 2d 6h 9m
Red (Orange) Older Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 9 1/2 Red (Orange) Older Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 9 1/2" Luncheon Dinner Plate 0 $19.99 2d 6h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Red Juice Tumbler Vintage Fiesta Red Juice Tumbler $14.99 2d 6h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Sauce Boat Sauceboat Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Sauce Boat Sauceboat $24.99 2d 6h 36m
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 2d 6h 45m
Vintage Color FIESTA Red Orange 14 1/8 Vintage Color FIESTA Red Orange 14 1/8" Chop Plate Charger Round Serving Platter $42.49 2d 7h 40m
Vintage FIESTA RED/ORANGE COFFEE POT Vintage FIESTA RED/ORANGE COFFEE POT $250.00 2d 9h 21m
Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta Ware RED Saucer B&B Luncheon Plate Homer Laughlin China Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta Ware RED Saucer B&B Luncheon Plate Homer Laughlin China $42.50 2d 10h
FIESTAWARE ORANGE RED 14 FIESTAWARE ORANGE RED 14" CHOP PLATE Round Platter HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC USA $89.99 2d 10h 22m
authentic antinque Fiestaware authentic antinque Fiestaware $30.00 2d 10h 29m
HLC Fiesta Radioactive Red/Orange 4 HLC Fiesta Radioactive Red/Orange 4" Fruit bowl Antique/Vintage/Retro $15.95 2d 12h 29m
Vintage FiestaWare Red/Orange Tea Pot RARE! Excellent Condition Vintage FiestaWare Red/Orange Tea Pot RARE! Excellent Condition 0 $110.00 2d 12h 35m
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 $149.99 2d 12h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Red Demitasse Pot Vintage Fiesta Red Demitasse Pot 0 $175.00 2d 14h 26m
RED WING Gypsy Trail Hostess Ware Radioactive Red Orange Ribbed Custard Cups VGC RED WING Gypsy Trail Hostess Ware Radioactive Red Orange Ribbed Custard Cups VGC $12.99 2d 14h 47m
Vintage Fiestaware Red saucers set of 4 very nice Fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Red saucers set of 4 very nice Fiesta 0 $20.00 2d 15h 1m
vintage fiesta red riviera juice tumbler vintage fiesta red riviera juice tumbler 0 $19.99 2d 15h 33m
Vintage FIESTA HLC RED STICK-HANDLED CREAMER, 1930's NEAR MINT! Vintage FIESTA HLC RED STICK-HANDLED CREAMER, 1930's NEAR MINT! 0 $14.99 2d 20h 44m
FIESTA WARE Vintage TEAPOT, Red/Orange, Old Mark, Beautiful! FIESTA WARE Vintage TEAPOT, Red/Orange, Old Mark, Beautiful! 0 $100.00 3d 1h 1m
Fiesta Red Carafe Fiesta Red Carafe $70.00 3d 1h 47m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN - 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS - RED FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN - 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS - RED $17.99 3d 3h 3m
Vintage FIESTA Red Coffee Pot  NO LID Vintage FIESTA Red Coffee Pot NO LID $45.00 3d 3h 46m
Lot of 4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Orange Color Lot of 4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Orange Color 0 $19.99 3d 5h 6m
Lot of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Turquoise Blue Color Lot of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Turquoise Blue Color 0 $19.99 3d 5h 8m
Lot of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Cobalt Blue Color Lot of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Cobalt Blue Color 0 $19.99 3d 5h 11m
Lot of 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original YELLOW Color Lot of 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original YELLOW Color 0 $19.99 3d 5h 22m
Lot of 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original GREEN Color (LOT 1) Lot of 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original GREEN Color (LOT 1) 0 $19.99 3d 5h 31m
Lot of 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Light GREEN Color (LOT 2) Lot of 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware - Original Light GREEN Color (LOT 2) 2 $20.50 3d 5h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Chop Plate Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Chop Plate $39.00 3d 6h 5m
vintage fiesta six 9 inch plates  in red,cobalt,yellow,green,ivory,turquoise vintage fiesta six 9 inch plates in red,cobalt,yellow,green,ivory,turquoise 0 $34.99 3d 7h 41m
vintage fiesta 6 cups and saucers in red,yellow,green,ivory,cobalt,turquoise vintage fiesta 6 cups and saucers in red,yellow,green,ivory,cobalt,turquoise 0 $49.99 3d 7h 43m
Vintage Avon Cape Cod Ruby Red 7-1/2 Vintage Avon Cape Cod Ruby Red 7-1/2" Round Salad/Dessert Plate $10.00 3d 7h 56m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Vintage Fiesta Ware "Radioactive" Red Cream Pitcher Coffee Creamer Chipped 1 $6.00 3d 8h 45m
Fiesta Vintage (1935 - 1951) Ivory Salt & Red Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage (1935 - 1951) Ivory Salt & Red Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware $17.50 3d 9h 59m
PAIR OF VINTAGE FIESTA RED LUNCHEON PLATES PAIR OF VINTAGE FIESTA RED LUNCHEON PLATES $40.00 3d 11h 9m
Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red 0 $22.99 3d 11h 20m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Fruit Dessert or Berry Bowl - 5-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage RED Fruit Dessert or Berry Bowl - 5-1/2" $29.95 3d 12h 22m
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" $49.95 3d 12h 25m
Vintage Radio Active Red Fiestaware, 2 Plates Vintage Radio Active Red Fiestaware, 2 Plates $99.96 3d 12h 37m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED Gravy Sauce Boat Fiesta ~ Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED Gravy Sauce Boat Fiesta ~ $24.95 3d 12h 54m
Vintage Fiesta Pottery 13 Vintage Fiesta Pottery 13" Chop Plate, Red Glaze, Homer Laughlin Co. 1936-1969 $37.00 3d 13h 7m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S -2 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 CREAM SOUP BOWLS RED FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S -2 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 CREAM SOUP BOWLS RED $27.50 3d 13h 40m
 Fiestaware Fiesta 7 inch bowl HLC *Red* MADE IN USA Fiestaware Fiesta 7 inch bowl HLC *Red* MADE IN USA $12.99 3d 13h 47m
Genuine Fiesta Original Red Oval Platter Large 12.5 Genuine Fiesta Original Red Oval Platter Large 12.5" $41.25 3d 14h 41m
VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA RED ORANGE MARMALADE JAR NO LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA RED ORANGE MARMALADE JAR NO LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $109.99 3d 15h 17m
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 $174.99 3d 15h 18m
VINTAGE FIESTA EGG CUP - RED VINTAGE FIESTA EGG CUP - RED 0 $75.00 3d 16h 20m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Sugar, NO Lid, Red,  Very Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Sugar, NO Lid, Red, Very Nice $17.99 3d 17h 11m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Casserole Lid only, Red, nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Harlequin, Vintage, Casserole Lid only, Red, nice $33.29 3d 17h 11m

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