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Vintage Fiesta® (1936 - 1973)

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Fiesta was designed by Frederick Hurton Rhead in 1936 for the Homer Laughlin China Co., often known as HLC, and is now among the most collected china products in the world. The dinnerware was unveiled by the firm at the Pottery and Glass Show in Pittsburgh, instantly capturing the imagination of the industry.

Vintage Fiesta Colors

The original five colors were red, cobalt blue, light green, old ivory and yellow. In 1937, turquoise was added to the line.

By the Fall of 1951, cobalt blue, light green and old ivory were retired. Their replacements are today dubbed the 50s colors, since they were produced in quantity throughout the decade. These colors were forest green, rose, chartreuse and gray.

During this time, the popularity of the china soared. Meanwhile, most people identified the dishes as Fiestaware, to the consternation of HLC, because it had been always officially named Fiesta. After this point, the horse had left the barn, and the term Fiestaware persists.

Fiesta's famous original red glaze was produced until 1943. The big news was that in 1959, the Atomic Energy Commission licensed china and pottery manufacturers, including Homer Laughlin, to purchase depleted uranium oxide, allowing red Fiesta to return to the market in March 1959. Additionally this same year, turquoise and yellow returned to the market, plus medium green was introduced.

By 1969, the needs and tastes of the modern housewife has changed. The line ultimately ceased production by 1972. The Fiesta produced during this entire time period is referred to as vintage Fiestaware or officially as vintage Fiesta, and it has become highly prized.

The good news is that in 1986, Fiesta was reintroduced. Fiesta made from 1986 on is referred to often as Post 86 Fiestaware and officially as Post 86 Fiesta.

Vintage Fiesta or Vintage Fiestaware

Fiesta collectors and sellers will auction vintage Fiesta items here, often under the term vintage Fiestaware, so check this page frequently.

Below are all vintage Fiesta auctions, conveniently sorted by those ending soonest. Feel free to bookmark this convenient view, which displays the first 200 auctions at one glance.

3 Fiesta Ware Berry Bowls Buttercream Yellow And Turquoise 3 Fiesta Ware Berry Bowls Buttercream Yellow And Turquoise $18.66 37m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin 2 1/4 Fiesta Homer Laughlin 2 1/4" Salt Shaker, Retired - Plum $14.95 38m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage ROSE pattern Saucer HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage ROSE pattern Saucer $9.85 46m
Vintage  Collector's Encyclopedia of Fiesta, 6th Ed., 1987 Vintage Collector's Encyclopedia of Fiesta, 6th Ed., 1987 $6.50 1h 2m
Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 7 1/2 Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 7 1/2" SALAD PLATE $23.99 1h 6m
Vtg 1951 OLD CHARTREUSE GREEN FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC Vtg 1951 OLD CHARTREUSE GREEN FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $50.99 1h 6m
Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 6 Old Antique Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE GLAZE FIESTA 6" SAUCER CUP PLATE $20.40 1h 6m
Old Antique Vtg 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC Old Antique Vtg 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $35.99 1h 6m
Antique Vintage 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC Antique Vintage 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $41.99 1h 6m
Antique Vtg 1936 OLD COBALT BLUE FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC Antique Vtg 1936 OLD COBALT BLUE FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $29.99 1h 6m
Fiestaware Chocolate Brown Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Chocolate Brown Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta $7.00 1h 7m
Homer Laughlin Original Fiesta Medium Green 4 3/4 Homer Laughlin Original Fiesta Medium Green 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl 0 $95.00 1h 13m
Fiesta Original Green #3 Mixing Bowl Fiesta Original Green #3 Mixing Bowl $90.00 1h 23m
Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate Original Red 10 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate Original Red 10 1/2" Fiestaware $45.00 1h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate in Yellow 10 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate in Yellow 10 1/2" Fiestaware $45.00 1h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate in Yellow 10 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Divided Compartment Grill Plate in Yellow 10 1/2" Fiestaware $28.00 1h 34m
Fiesta Vintage Turquoise Large Teapot with Lid (1938 - 1946) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Turquoise Large Teapot with Lid (1938 - 1946) - Fiestaware $99.50 1h 39m
VINTAGE GENUINE FIESTA H.L. CO. SAUCERS LOT OF (10) VINTAGE GENUINE FIESTA H.L. CO. SAUCERS LOT OF (10) $6.00 1h 44m
Fiesta Red covered sugar bowl original  NR Fiesta Red covered sugar bowl original NR 6 $16.50 1h 52m
Fiesta Vintage Cobalt Casserole with Lid (1935-1951) Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Cobalt Casserole with Lid (1935-1951) Fiestaware $89.50 1h 53m
Fiesta Ware Coffee Tea Mug Solid Deep Purple Tom Jerry Signed Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Coffee Tea Mug Solid Deep Purple Tom Jerry Signed Homer Laughlin $34.95 2h 22m
Very Good  ~Vintage Fiesta Set of 4 dinner plates. 9 1/2 in. in original blue Very Good ~Vintage Fiesta Set of 4 dinner plates. 9 1/2 in. in original blue 0 $22.99 2h 29m
Very Good~Vintage Fiesta Set of 4 dinner plates. 9 1/2 in. in original turquoise Very Good~Vintage Fiesta Set of 4 dinner plates. 9 1/2 in. in original turquoise 0 $24.99 2h 29m
5 pcs. Vintage Homer Laughlin Turquoise 1940's-50's Fiesta ware MINT 5 pcs. Vintage Homer Laughlin Turquoise 1940's-50's Fiesta ware MINT 2 $29.00 2h 30m
Vintage white Fiesta gravy boat unusual color dinner wear serving dish ID# 466  Vintage white Fiesta gravy boat unusual color dinner wear serving dish ID# 466 $28.95 2h 37m
Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 7 Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 7" Turquoise Salad Plate from 1937-1969 EUC $14.99 2h 46m
White Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Drink Juice Glass White Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Drink Juice Glass $12.99 2h 50m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA  WARE YELLOW BALL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE YELLOW BALL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS $12.50 2h 54m
Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Pink Rose 6 Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Pink Rose 6" Saucer Homer Laughlin $2.00 3h 19m
Fiesta Juniper S&P in Box, Small Disc Pitcher, Small Bowl Fiesta Juniper S&P in Box, Small Disc Pitcher, Small Bowl 0 $25.00 3h 42m
LOT OF 2 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 12 LOT OF 2 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 12" SERVING PLATTER OR CHOP PLATES $29.74 3h 52m
LOT OF 4 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 9 1/2 LOT OF 4 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 9 1/2" DINNER PLATES $33.99 3h 54m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Plate Lot HLC Early Marigold Blue Green 10.25in Vintage FIESTA WARE Plate Lot HLC Early Marigold Blue Green 10.25in $39.99 3h 55m
Green Fiesta Wear Plate Set Green Fiesta Wear Plate Set 0 $15.00 3h 56m
Vintage Fiesta Genuine USA plates deep purple saucer & rare light green saucer Vintage Fiesta Genuine USA plates deep purple saucer & rare light green saucer 0 $25.95 4h 4m
Fiesta Vintage 10 Fiesta Vintage 10" Plate yellow Fiestaware 515.103 $20.00 4h 4m
Nice Vintage Fiesta Ware U.S.A. Light Pink Large Disc Water Pitcher Nice Vintage Fiesta Ware U.S.A. Light Pink Large Disc Water Pitcher $39.95 4h 4m
Lot of 2 Vintage Fiesta Utility Trays (1938-1944) - Cobalt & Turquoise Lot of 2 Vintage Fiesta Utility Trays (1938-1944) - Cobalt & Turquoise $46.50 4h 5m
Fiesta Vintage 10 Fiesta Vintage 10" Plate turquoise Fiestaware 515.104 $18.00 4h 12m
Fiesta Vintage 10 Fiesta Vintage 10" Plate Ivory Fiestaware 515.105 $22.00 4h 14m
Lot of 2 Vintage Fiesta Utility Trays (1938-1944) - Green & Ivory Lot of 2 Vintage Fiesta Utility Trays (1938-1944) - Green & Ivory $48.00 4h 17m
Vintage FIESTA YELLOW 9 1/2 Vintage FIESTA YELLOW 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE ~ Excellent ~ Fiestaware Laughlin $13.00 4h 19m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT BLUE SYRUP PITCHER W/DRIPCUT LID BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT BLUE SYRUP PITCHER W/DRIPCUT LID 0 $175.00 4h 25m
Vintage Genuine USA Fiesta plates antique gold saucer & light green saucer HLC Vintage Genuine USA Fiesta plates antique gold saucer & light green saucer HLC 0 $25.55 4h 26m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Two (2) 7-3/8 Vintage Fiesta Ware Two (2) 7-3/8" Blue Bread / Salad / Dessert Plates 0 $7.99 4h 31m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #1 IVORY MIXING BOWL w/Rings Small Chip VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #1 IVORY MIXING BOWL w/Rings Small Chip $55.00 4h 34m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 YELLOW Mixing Bowl No Rings EXCELLENT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 YELLOW Mixing Bowl No Rings EXCELLENT $52.00 4h 35m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 Yellow Mixing Bowl w/NO Rings Near Mint VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 Yellow Mixing Bowl w/NO Rings Near Mint $52.00 4h 36m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #3 IVORY MIXING BOWL No Rings VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #3 IVORY MIXING BOWL No Rings $33.00 4h 39m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #3 Green MIXING BOWL No Rings Chip VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #3 Green MIXING BOWL No Rings Chip $33.00 4h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Fruit Bowl Good Condition Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Fruit Bowl Good Condition $20.00 4h 41m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #3 YELLOW MIXING BOWL No Rings VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #3 YELLOW MIXING BOWL No Rings $33.00 4h 41m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings Chipped VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings Chipped $30.00 4h 42m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Yellow Mixing Bowl w/Rings VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Yellow Mixing Bowl w/Rings $29.00 4h 43m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - YELLOW COLOR $29.99 4h 44m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 13 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 13" CHOP PLATE GREEN $44.99 4h 44m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - TURQUOISE COLOR $29.99 4h 44m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #4 Red Mixing Bowl w/Rings 1 $27.00 4h 44m
Fiesta Yellow Plate 9.5 Inches Fiesta Yellow Plate 9.5 Inches 0 $8.99 4h 45m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #5 Cobalt Blue MIXING BOWL No Rings VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #5 Cobalt Blue MIXING BOWL No Rings $38.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Single Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Shaker Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Single Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Shaker $14.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Blue Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Blue Bowl $22.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl 1950s Fiesta Small Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl 1950s Fiesta Small Bowl $24.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Small Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Small Bowl $27.50 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Deep Plate Fiesta Original Yellow Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Deep Plate Fiesta Original Yellow Rimmed Soup Bowl $17.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Gray 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl 1950s Fiesta Small Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Gray 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl 1950s Fiesta Small Bowl $27.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Dinner Plate 1950s Pink Fiesta Plate Vintage Fiestaware Rose Dinner Plate 1950s Pink Fiesta Plate $23.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Deep Plate Fiesta Yellow Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Deep Plate Fiesta Yellow Rimmed Soup Bowl $23.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Dinner Plate 1950s Pink HLC Fiesta Plate Vintage Fiestaware Rose Dinner Plate 1950s Pink HLC Fiesta Plate $23.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Dinner Plate Original Ivory Fiesta Plate Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Dinner Plate Original Ivory Fiesta Plate $22.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Deep Plate Fiesta Yellow Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Deep Plate Fiesta Yellow Rimmed Soup Bowl $23.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Small Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Small Bowl $22.00 4h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Dark Blue Small Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Dark Blue Small Bowl $27.00 4h 46m
VINTAGE FIESTA Red Coffee Pot Pitcher Fiestaware NO LID VINTAGE FIESTA Red Coffee Pot Pitcher Fiestaware NO LID $26.00 4h 47m
VINTAGE FIESTA Yellow Casserole NO LID Fiestaware Perfect MINT VINTAGE FIESTA Yellow Casserole NO LID Fiestaware Perfect MINT $38.00 4h 48m
Mixed Lot 5 Vintage Rare set Fiestaware Fiesta small salad plates various color Mixed Lot 5 Vintage Rare set Fiestaware Fiesta small salad plates various color 0 $19.99 4h 50m
Vintage Rare Fiestaware Fiesta tea cup coffee mug saucer set dark green Vintage Rare Fiestaware Fiesta tea cup coffee mug saucer set dark green 0 $9.99 4h 50m
Collectible Vintage Rare Fiestaware Fiesta tea cup coffee mug dark navy blue EUC Collectible Vintage Rare Fiestaware Fiesta tea cup coffee mug dark navy blue EUC 0 $9.99 4h 50m
Mixed Lot 2 Vintage Rare set Fiestaware Fiesta small cereal bowls various colors Mixed Lot 2 Vintage Rare set Fiestaware Fiesta small cereal bowls various colors 0 $19.99 4h 51m
VINTAGE FIESTA Blue Large Disc Disk Water Pitcher Fiestaware VINTAGE FIESTA Blue Large Disc Disk Water Pitcher Fiestaware $11.00 4h 51m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red Gravy Sauce Boat Chip VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red Gravy Sauce Boat Chip $10.00 4h 52m
LOT2 VINTAGE FIESTA 1950s Gray Grey Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cups LOT2 VINTAGE FIESTA 1950s Gray Grey Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cups $7.00 4h 53m
VINTAGE FIESTA 1950s Chartreuse Lime Green Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set NMINT VINTAGE FIESTA 1950s Chartreuse Lime Green Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set NMINT $10.00 4h 54m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tom & Jerry Mug 220792 Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tom & Jerry Mug 220792 $84.95 4h 54m
VINTAGE FIESTA 1950s Rose Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set MINT VINTAGE FIESTA 1950s Rose Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set MINT $10.00 4h 54m
VINTAGE FIESTA Ivory Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set VINTAGE FIESTA Ivory Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set $8.00 4h 55m
VINTAGE FIESTA Cobalt Navy Blue Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set NMINT VINTAGE FIESTA Cobalt Navy Blue Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set NMINT $8.00 4h 55m
VINTAGE FIESTA Turquoise Blue Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup VINTAGE FIESTA Turquoise Blue Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup $8.00 4h 56m
VINTAGE FIESTA Yellow Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer NMINT VINTAGE FIESTA Yellow Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer NMINT $8.00 4h 57m
VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW DEEP PLATE or FLAT SOUP BOWL! VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW DEEP PLATE or FLAT SOUP BOWL! $42.00 4h 57m
FIESTA Cobalt Blue SMALL Dish BOWL FIESTA Cobalt Blue SMALL Dish BOWL $9.99 4h 57m
LOT 2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Turquoise 5.5 LOT 2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Turquoise 5.5" Fruit Individual Nappy BOWL Chip/Repair $4.00 4h 58m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow 5.5 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow 5.5" Fruit Individual Nappy BOWL Chip $4.00 4h 59m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Ivory 4 3/4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Ivory 4 3/4" Fruit Individual Nappy BOWL MINT $10.00 5h
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Dark Forest GREEN 8.5 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Dark Forest GREEN 8.5" Nappy Serving BOWL $10.00 5h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow 8.5 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow 8.5" Nappy Serving BOWL $10.00 5h 2m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Blue 8.5 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Blue 8.5" Nappy Serving BOWL Chip $10.00 5h 4m
LOT 2 VINTAGE FIESTA Yellow Tea Cup SAUCERS ONLY Homer Laughlin Fiestaware MINT LOT 2 VINTAGE FIESTA Yellow Tea Cup SAUCERS ONLY Homer Laughlin Fiestaware MINT $5.00 5h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Small Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Small Bowl $23.00 5h 8m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Salt and Pepper Shakers Blue Fiesta Ball Shaker Set Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Salt and Pepper Shakers Blue Fiesta Ball Shaker Set $35.00 5h 8m

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