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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.

5 VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN RED YELLOW SAUCER & SMALL BREAD PLATES LOT SET 5 VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN RED YELLOW SAUCER & SMALL BREAD PLATES LOT SET $31.20 2h 28m
Vintage Fiestaware 6 Water Tumblers Red,Ivory,Green,Yellow,Cobalt Vintage Fiestaware 6 Water Tumblers Red,Ivory,Green,Yellow,Cobalt 0 $110.00 4h 29m
Vintage Individual Yellow Covered Sugar Red Creamer & Cobalt Tray Free Shipping Vintage Individual Yellow Covered Sugar Red Creamer & Cobalt Tray Free Shipping $615.00 4h 39m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Base Relish Dish Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Base Relish Dish $375.00 5h 13m
Red Fiesta Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Small Fruit Bowl  Dish Scarlet  Red Fiesta Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Small Fruit Bowl Dish Scarlet $7.99 5h 33m
Fiesta Ware Lot 4 Tea Cup & Saucer Sets Vintage Homer Laughlin Turquoise Rose Fiesta Ware Lot 4 Tea Cup & Saucer Sets Vintage Homer Laughlin Turquoise Rose $55.21 6h 34m
RARE VINTAGE RED STRIPE Large COOKIE JAR (by Cronin?) RARE VINTAGE RED STRIPE Large COOKIE JAR (by Cronin?) $40.00 8h 40m
Universal RED STRIPE Large Syrup / Batter Jug Pitcher RARE Vintage Go-Along Universal RED STRIPE Large Syrup / Batter Jug Pitcher RARE Vintage Go-Along $40.00 8h 41m
Vintage FIESTA RED Dinner Plates COMPLETE Set of 8 Vintage FIESTA RED Dinner Plates COMPLETE Set of 8 $175.00 9h 14m
RARE VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RARE VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $100.00 9h 30m
Vintage Fiesta Red Harlequin Syrup w/ Dripcut Lid - Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Red Harlequin Syrup w/ Dripcut Lid - Fiestaware $250.00 10h 53m
Vintage Set FIESTA RED Coffee CUPS & SAUCERS Vintage Set FIESTA RED Coffee CUPS & SAUCERS $135.00 11h
Vintage FIESTA RED Nappy Fruit BOWL Vintage FIESTA RED Nappy Fruit BOWL $24.50 11h 16m
rare original vintage FIESTA RED SYRUP w/ Dripcut lid Homer Laughlin rare original vintage FIESTA RED SYRUP w/ Dripcut lid Homer Laughlin $275.00 11h 54m
Homer Laughlin Riveria Red Orange Square Vegetable Serving Bowl Homer Laughlin Riveria Red Orange Square Vegetable Serving Bowl $17.99 11h 55m
Vintage Fiesta RED Rimmed Soup Bowl ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Rimmed Soup Bowl ~ $24.99 14h 7m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 15 Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 15" Chop Plate, Radioactive Red, Nice $62.99 14h 41m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom&jerry Mug Cup Blue Black Scarlet Green  6pc Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom&jerry Mug Cup Blue Black Scarlet Green 6pc $29.99 17h 31m
Set of 4 Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Red Orange 7-1/2 Set of 4 Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Red Orange 7-1/2" Salad Plates Bread $24.99 20h 50m
(2) pieces Fiesta Ware, bread & butter & saucer, burgundy, very good condition (2) pieces Fiesta Ware, bread & butter & saucer, burgundy, very good condition 0 $7.99 1d 11m
Fiesta Fiestaware Original 1936 Red / Orange Mixing Bowl #4                    * Fiesta Fiestaware Original 1936 Red / Orange Mixing Bowl #4 * $29.99 1d 2h 29m
Vintage Fiestaware  Radioactive Red, Assorted set, 1938-40 Vintage Fiestaware Radioactive Red, Assorted set, 1938-40 0 $600.00 1d 2h 32m
Fiestaware Scarlet 9 Fiestaware Scarlet 9" Dinner Plate Square Red Small $5.99 1d 6h 19m
Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 9 Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 9" Round Plate $9.99 1d 6h 19m
Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 5 Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 5" Small Bowl Fruit Cup $5.99 1d 6h 19m
Fiestaware Scarlet 5 Fiestaware Scarlet 5" Small Bowl Fruit Cup $5.99 1d 6h 19m
Fiestaware Scarlet 7.5 Fiestaware Scarlet 7.5" Luncheon Salad Plate Square Red Small $5.99 1d 6h 19m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Harlequin Red Orange 6 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Harlequin Red Orange 6 1/2" Cereal Bowl ~ Excellent 0 $9.99 1d 6h 22m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Disk Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Red Disk Water Pitcher $95.00 1d 6h 36m
Vtg FIESTA WARE  DECO FIESTA RED ORANGE CREAM AND SUGAR SET WITH LID Vtg FIESTA WARE DECO FIESTA RED ORANGE CREAM AND SUGAR SET WITH LID 2 $41.00 1d 6h 46m
Quality Large Maroon Colored Quality Large Maroon Colored "Fiesta" 2 1/4" High X 12 1/4" Long Serving Platter $16.95 1d 7h 1m
Vintage FIESTA 5 Vintage FIESTA 5" Original Red Demitasse Cup Set Saucer ONLY Fiestaware $19.99 1d 7h 3m
Vintage Fiestaware 3 Piece Bowl Set Blue Yellow Red/Orange Vintage Fiestaware 3 Piece Bowl Set Blue Yellow Red/Orange 8 $26.88 1d 7h 54m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE ORIGINAL RED SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN #JBT6 VINTAGE FIESTAWARE ORIGINAL RED SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN #JBT6 $7.99 1d 8h 44m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE ORIGINAL RED SAUCER FROM HOMER LAUGHLIN #32D VINTAGE FIESTAWARE ORIGINAL RED SAUCER FROM HOMER LAUGHLIN #32D $7.99 1d 8h 47m
Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red 0 $24.99 1d 9h 31m
VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA PEDESTAL EGG CUP RED RADIOACTIVE GLAZE(ORANGE) 3.5 VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA PEDESTAL EGG CUP RED RADIOACTIVE GLAZE(ORANGE) 3.5" TALL 0 $29.99 1d 10h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Promotional Casserole Set with Red Lid & Green Pie Plate Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Promotional Casserole Set with Red Lid & Green Pie Plate $130.00 1d 10h 15m
Vintage Fiesta Set/4 Lot 6 Vintage Fiesta Set/4 Lot 6" Bread Plates Medium Green Yellow Turquoise Red EXC $21.00 1d 10h 19m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Riviera Red 1/4 Pound Butter Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Riviera Red 1/4 Pound Butter Dish 0 $99.00 1d 11h 35m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Riviera Turquoise 1/4 Pound Butter Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Riviera Turquoise 1/4 Pound Butter Dish 0 $499.00 1d 11h 35m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Riviera Green 1/4 Pound Butter Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Riviera Green 1/4 Pound Butter Dish 0 $99.00 1d 11h 35m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft Refrigerator Bowls Four Colors Vintage Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft Refrigerator Bowls Four Colors $325.00 1d 11h 39m
RARE HLC 1936 FIESTAWARE 15 RARE HLC 1936 FIESTAWARE 15" CHOP CHARGER PLATE "RADIOACTIVE RED" DOUBLE FOOTED 0 $35.00 1d 13h 32m
Vintage Fiesta RED Carafe Jug ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Carafe Jug ~ $75.00 1d 13h 45m
FIESTA RED DINNER PLATE 10.50 FIESTA RED DINNER PLATE 10.50" LIGHT UTENSIL MARKS $5.99 1d 15h 45m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Bud Vase, Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Bud Vase, Red, Nice $88.19 1d 16h 28m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Ring Handled Creamer, Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Ring Handled Creamer, Red, Nice $17.09 1d 16h 28m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware 3 Saucers Yellow and Scarlet Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware 3 Saucers Yellow and Scarlet $15.99 1d 18h 28m
Vintage Fiestaware 12 Vintage Fiestaware 12" Compartment Plate in Original Red $32.99 2d 1h 32m
Fiesta Ware 12 Fiesta Ware 12" Round Platter/Chop Plate/Charger (REDUCED) 0 $12.99 2d 4h 19m
Vtg 1936 RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE FIESTA ROUND COMPOTE COMPORT BOWL FIESTAWARE HLC Vtg 1936 RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE FIESTA ROUND COMPOTE COMPORT BOWL FIESTAWARE HLC $149.99 2d 5h 18m
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 2d 7h 19m
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 2d 7h 28m
Vtg Fiestaware RED ORANGE  6 1/2 Vtg Fiestaware RED ORANGE 6 1/2" Fruit Cereal Bowl - HLC Fiesta Two Handles 6 $20.50 2d 7h 33m
VINTAGE RARE Harlequin Maroon Sauce Boat VINTAGE RARE Harlequin Maroon Sauce Boat $15.00 2d 9h 8m
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 2d 11h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Casserole Red Lid & Green Base - Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Casserole Red Lid & Green Base - Fiestaware $63.50 2d 11h 13m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221097 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221097 $83.95 2d 11h 31m
Rare Vintage Near Mint RadioActive RED (orange) Fiesta Fiestaware Ring Creamer Rare Vintage Near Mint RadioActive RED (orange) Fiesta Fiestaware Ring Creamer 0 $40.00 2d 11h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Original Red 10 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Original Red 10 1/2" Compartment Plate Fiestaware Divided $24.99 2d 12h 33m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta 9 1/2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta 9 1/2" Nappy Bowl Fiestaware $19.99 2d 12h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2" Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl $95.00 2d 14h 11m
4 Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cream Soups 4 Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cream Soups $245.77 2d 14h 21m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.395 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.395 $25.00 2d 14h 35m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Dessert Bowl Homer Laughlin Bowls Housewares Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Dessert Bowl Homer Laughlin Bowls Housewares $50.00 2d 14h 46m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.407 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.407 $25.00 2d 15h 1m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.408 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.408 $25.00 2d 15h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Mixing Nesting Bowl #5 Original Red Orange 1939-1944 Vintage Fiesta Ware Mixing Nesting Bowl #5 Original Red Orange 1939-1944 0 $19.99 2d 15h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Kitchen Kraft Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Kitchen Kraft Casserole Homer Laughlin Mint $175.00 2d 15h 7m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Individual Creamer Red Fiestaware HLCC 316.417A Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Individual Creamer Red Fiestaware HLCC 316.417A $28.00 2d 15h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Mixing Nesting Bowl #3 Original Red Orange 1939-1944 Vintage Fiesta Ware Mixing Nesting Bowl #3 Original Red Orange 1939-1944 0 $19.99 2d 15h 19m
FIESTA Vintage 1950's Advertising Mug U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command Ring FIESTA Vintage 1950's Advertising Mug U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command Ring $58.23 2d 16h 46m
FIESTA Vintage NEW Advertising Mug North Penn Goodwill Souderton Ring Handle FIESTA Vintage NEW Advertising Mug North Penn Goodwill Souderton Ring Handle $48.83 2d 16h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Red 12 Vintage Fiestaware Original Red 12" Compartment Plate Fiesta Divided Grill. 1 $19.95 2d 17h 16m
Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BUD VASE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA BUD VASE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $119.99 2d 17h 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 2d 19h 17m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Radioactive Red Medium Teapot Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Radioactive Red Medium Teapot $212.50 2d 20h 15m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Footed Salad Bowl Homer Laughlin Punch Bowl Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red Footed Salad Bowl Homer Laughlin Punch Bowl $775.00 2d 21h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 15 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 15" Chop Plate Homer Laughlin Serving Platter $125.00 2d 21h 34m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.415 Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC 316.415 $25.00 3d 1h 23m
Vintage FIESTA ORIGINAL RED 6 1/4 Vintage FIESTA ORIGINAL RED 6 1/4" BREAD and BUTTER PLATE ~ Excellent ~ HLC $14.00 3d 2h 6m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Pitcher - Fiesta Water Pitcher~ Ex. Cond Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Pitcher - Fiesta Water Pitcher~ Ex. Cond $65.00 3d 2h 30m
Vintage Fiesta Original 1936 Vintage Fiesta Original 1936 "Radioactive" Red Juice Tumbler Glass $22.00 3d 2h 43m
VINTAGE STRING WRAPPED GLASS JUG FIESTA GO A LONG ORIG CORK AS SEEN IN BOOK NICE VINTAGE STRING WRAPPED GLASS JUG FIESTA GO A LONG ORIG CORK AS SEEN IN BOOK NICE 0 $19.99 3d 4h 56m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Vintage Fiesta Ware "Radioactive Red" Dinner Plate Original late 1930's 0 $4.00 3d 5h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Utility Relish Platter HLC Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Utility Relish Platter HLC Fiestaware $16.00 3d 5h 20m
Vintage Medium Fiestaware Teapot Red Vintage Medium Fiestaware Teapot Red $166.50 3d 5h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Demitasse Coffee Pot Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Demitasse Coffee Pot $300.00 3d 5h 42m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Water Tumbler in Red Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Water Tumbler in Red $38.99 3d 5h 47m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Apple Tree Bowl Red Stripe 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Apple Tree Bowl Red Stripe 8" Diameter 0 $45.00 3d 5h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Red #3 Mixing Bowl Vintage Fiesta Red #3 Mixing Bowl 0 $95.00 3d 5h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Red Utility Tray Vintage Fiesta Red Utility Tray 0 $24.99 3d 5h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Red 12 Vintage Fiesta Red 12" Vase 0 $999.00 3d 5h 47m
VINTAGE FIESTA 13 VINTAGE FIESTA 13" RED CHOP PLATE $65.00 3d 6h 49m
Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA 3 3/4 Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA 3 3/4" JUICE TUMBLER FIESTAWARE HLC c $29.99 3d 7h 37m
Vintage Fiesta 7.5 Vintage Fiesta 7.5" tall Water Pitcher; Persimmon Red Orange w Lower Case f 0 $3.99 3d 8h 12m
Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Dark Red Utility Relish Tray 12 Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Dark Red Utility Relish Tray 12" HLC Fiestaware $18.00 3d 9h 47m
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 3d 10h 10m
3 VINT. ORANGE/RED, YELLOW AND ROSE HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SALT/PEPPER SHAKERS 3 VINT. ORANGE/RED, YELLOW AND ROSE HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SALT/PEPPER SHAKERS 0 $35.00 3d 11h 19m

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