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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.

 Beautiful Red Orange AUTHENTIC Fiesta Pitcher  Beautiful Red Orange AUTHENTIC Fiesta Pitcher 0 $5.99 47m
Lot of 6 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Coffee Cups Lot of 6 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Coffee Cups $35.00 48m
Vintage Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowl #6 IVORY Inside Bottom Rings Vintage Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowl #6 IVORY Inside Bottom Rings 1 $15.00 55m
Vintage 5” Cream Soup Bowl with Handles Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Vintage 5” Cream Soup Bowl with Handles Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt $40.00 1h
Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Retired, HLC, LLA Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Retired, HLC, LLA $9.97 1h 6m
Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Reti Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Reti $17.97 1h 6m
Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Retired, HLC, LLA Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Retired, HLC, LLA $9.97 1h 6m
Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Retired, HLC, LLA Fiesta® Ware Fruit Bowls, Rose and Yellow, 6.25 Ounce, Colors Retired, HLC, LLA $9.97 1h 6m
8 inch ORANGE RED RADIOACTIVE RED FIESTA CASSEROLE LID 8 INCH   8 inch ORANGE RED RADIOACTIVE RED FIESTA CASSEROLE LID 8 INCH   $45.00 1h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowl 220669 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowl 220669 $43.99 1h 20m
Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Small Appetizer Plates Saucers Green Blue HLC Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Small Appetizer Plates Saucers Green Blue HLC $14.99 1h 26m
Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Green Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Green $25.00 1h 40m
Fiesta Vintage Original Yellow Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA Fiesta Vintage Original Yellow Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA $14.00 1h 42m
Fiesta Vintage Original Cobalt Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA Fiesta Vintage Original Cobalt Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA $14.00 1h 45m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Tumbler Fiesta Original Blue Water Drinking Cup Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Tumbler Fiesta Original Blue Water Drinking Cup $38.00 1h 45m
Fiesta Medium Green 6 Fiesta Medium Green 6" Fruit Bowl by Homer Laughlin $399.95 1h 47m
Medium Fiesta Cobalt Blue Pitcher, Excellent Condition! Medium Fiesta Cobalt Blue Pitcher, Excellent Condition! 0 $26.00 1h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Mixing Bowl Fiesta Number 5 NO Bottom Rings 1930s 40s Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Mixing Bowl Fiesta Number 5 NO Bottom Rings 1930s 40s $84.50 1h 50m
Vintage 30's FIESTA ORIGINAL GREEN GLAZE SAUCER Vintage 30's FIESTA ORIGINAL GREEN GLAZE SAUCER $2.99 1h 51m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Dessert Bowl Fiesta Original Yellow Berry Bowl issue Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Dessert Bowl Fiesta Original Yellow Berry Bowl issue $19.00 1h 52m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Dark Blue Drinking Cup Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Dark Blue Drinking Cup $48.00 1h 52m
Fiesta Vintage Original Light Green Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA Fiesta Vintage Original Light Green Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA $6.00 1h 53m
Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt $15.00 2h 7m
Beautiful Vintage Retired Rose Pink Fiesta Disc Pitcher by Homer Laughlin Beautiful Vintage Retired Rose Pink Fiesta Disc Pitcher by Homer Laughlin 0 $64.99 2h 8m
FIESTA <> Special Sugar Cream Tray Set <> Sunflower <BM> Excellent Overall FIESTA <> Special Sugar Cream Tray Set <> Sunflower Excellent Overall $16.00 2h 11m
Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Yellow Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Yellow $25.00 2h 13m
Vintage Original Fiesta #6 Turquoise Mixing Nesting Bowl   Vintage Original Fiesta #6 Turquoise Mixing Nesting Bowl 0 $37.50 2h 15m
Vintage FIESTA DINNER PLATE Original Green Vintage FIESTA DINNER PLATE Original Green 0 $3.99 2h 16m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Turquoise Dinner Plate 9.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Turquoise Dinner Plate 9.5" HLO $12.50 2h 19m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Dessert Bowl Fiesta Original Blue Berry Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Dessert Bowl Fiesta Original Blue Berry Bowl $45.00 2h 21m
Vintage Fiesta FIESTAWARE Set Of 5 Corn on the Cob/Relish Dishes Retired Vintage Fiesta FIESTAWARE Set Of 5 Corn on the Cob/Relish Dishes Retired 3 $27.00 2h 29m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dessert Bowl Fiesta 1950s Green Berry Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dessert Bowl Fiesta 1950s Green Berry Bowl $60.00 2h 29m
Rare Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Tom & Jerry Mug's (two) Fiestaware by HL Rare Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Tom & Jerry Mug's (two) Fiestaware by HL 0 $60.00 2h 31m
Vintage Original Fiestaware Light Green 10 3/8 Vintage Original Fiestaware Light Green 10 3/8" Fiesta Dinner Plate 0 $9.99 2h 32m
Genuine Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Yellow Salad Bowl Genuine Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Yellow Salad Bowl 0 $15.00 2h 32m
Vintage 30's FIESTA ORIGINAL YELLOW GLAZE 6 1/4 Vintage 30's FIESTA ORIGINAL YELLOW GLAZE 6 1/4" Bread Plate $6.99 2h 32m
Fiesta Turquoise Syrup Fiesta Turquoise Syrup 5 $88.20 2h 34m
Vintage Original Fiestaware Yellow 10 3/8 Vintage Original Fiestaware Yellow 10 3/8" Fiesta Dinner Plate 0 $9.99 2h 36m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE CHARTREUSE GREEN 8.5 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE CHARTREUSE GREEN 8.5" SERVING, VEGETABLE BOWL 0 $3.99 2h 38m
Fiesta Rimmed Medium Bowl 8 1/2 Fiesta Rimmed Medium Bowl 8 1/2" $14.24 2h 39m
Vintage Original Fiestaware Turquoise 10 3/8 Vintage Original Fiestaware Turquoise 10 3/8" Fiesta Dinner Plate 0 $9.99 2h 39m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta Sugar & Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta Sugar & Creamer 0 $30.00 2h 43m
Mint Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 8 Mint Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 8" Green Vase - Homer Laughlin HLC Original RARE 11 $158.50 2h 44m
RARE Old Vintage Red FIESTA  9 1/2 RARE Old Vintage Red FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC 0 $7.99 2h 44m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Gray Juice Tumbler Grey - Limited Edition Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Gray Juice Tumbler Grey - Limited Edition 0 $90.00 2h 48m
RARE Old Vintage Yellow FIESTA  9 1/2 RARE Old Vintage Yellow FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC 1 $7.99 2h 48m
Vintage Original FIESTA YELLOW DISK JUICE BEVERAGE Pitcher Vintage Original FIESTA YELLOW DISK JUICE BEVERAGE Pitcher $150.00 2h 56m
 Vintage Fiesta Ware Set of(2) 6-1/4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Set of(2) 6-1/4" 6.25" Turquoise Color Saucers Tea Coffee❤️ 0 $6.00 3h 1m
A nice Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Tom & Jerry Mug A nice Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Tom & Jerry Mug 0 $9.99 3h 3m
Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Rose Vintage 5 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Rose $25.00 3h 3m
Fiesta Forest Green 6 Fiesta Forest Green 6" Fruit Bowl by Homer Laughlin $19.95 3h 11m
Fiestaware FIESTA Retired ROSE pink Serving Bowl 8 1/4” Fiestaware FIESTA Retired ROSE pink Serving Bowl 8 1/4” 0 $8.99 3h 12m
 FIESTA SEA MIST GREEN DINNER PLATES 10.5 FIESTA SEA MIST GREEN DINNER PLATES 10.5" FIESTAWARE RETIRED UNUSED $46.95 3h 15m
1 VINTAGE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUGS-MEDIUM IVORY-  FIESTAWARE 1 VINTAGE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUGS-MEDIUM IVORY- FIESTAWARE $3.50 3h 29m
RARE Fiesta Turquoise 6 RARE Fiesta Turquoise 6" Fruit Bowl by Homer Laughlin $15.95 3h 30m
Fiesta LIGHT YELLOW Large Disk Pitcher 64 ounce oz Fiestaware VINTAGE Fiesta LIGHT YELLOW Large Disk Pitcher 64 ounce oz Fiestaware VINTAGE $23.95 3h 39m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 12 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 12 1/2" Oval Platter 0 $9.95 3h 42m
VINTAGE IVORY CREAMER ~ Fiesta Ware Ring Handled ~ Homer Laughlin ~ NEAR MINT! VINTAGE IVORY CREAMER ~ Fiesta Ware Ring Handled ~ Homer Laughlin ~ NEAR MINT! $27.99 3h 46m
 1950's  CHARTREUSE   FIESTA  DEEP PLATE -FIESTAWARE                         A25 1950's CHARTREUSE FIESTA DEEP PLATE -FIESTAWARE A25 $23.00 3h 48m
2 Pieces Vintage Fiesta HLC USA 6 2 Pieces Vintage Fiesta HLC USA 6" Saucers Yellow $14.24 3h 52m
2 Pieces Vintage Fiesta HLC USA 6 2 Pieces Vintage Fiesta HLC USA 6" Saucers Blue Teal Turquoise $15.19 3h 52m
Vintage Fiestaware Amberstone Creamer Fiesta Brown Ironstone C Handle Vintage Fiestaware Amberstone Creamer Fiesta Brown Ironstone C Handle $8.00 3h 57m
RARE Fiesta Rose 6 RARE Fiesta Rose 6" Fruit Bowl by Homer Laughlin $15.95 3h 58m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Tea Cup & Saucer Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Tea Cup & Saucer $12.95 3h 58m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Original Green Dinner Plate 9.5 Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Original Green Dinner Plate 9.5" 0 $6.50 4h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Salt & Pepper Shakers $14.00 4h 7m
Vintage Fiesta Salt And Pepper Shaker Lot Of 7 Green Blue Burgandy Vintage Fiesta Salt And Pepper Shaker Lot Of 7 Green Blue Burgandy 8 $20.50 4h 9m
Vintage**Lot of 2 bowls**Serving & Fruit**Fiesta / Fiestaware HLC**Estate Find** Vintage**Lot of 2 bowls**Serving & Fruit**Fiesta / Fiestaware HLC**Estate Find** 0 $29.99 4h 10m
RARE Fiesta Gray 6 RARE Fiesta Gray 6" Fruit Bowl by Homer Laughlin $19.95 4h 17m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Original Ivory Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Original Ivory Footed Bowl $49.00 4h 18m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tom & Jerry Mug 220792 Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tom & Jerry Mug 220792 $79.95 4h 25m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Original Yellow Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Original Yellow Footed Bowl $49.00 4h 33m
Fiesta, Vintage Celery/Bread Plate, Medium Green 10 1/2 Fiesta, Vintage Celery/Bread Plate, Medium Green 10 1/2" x 5" $9.89 4h 35m
Vintage 4 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Vintage 4 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt $25.00 4h 37m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Original Yellow Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Original Yellow Footed Bowl $49.00 4h 38m
Vintage 4 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Yellow Vintage 4 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Yellow $25.00 4h 40m
Vintage FIESTA 1950's FOREST GREEN 4 3/4 Vintage FIESTA 1950's FOREST GREEN 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL ~ Very Good Cond Fiestaware $21.00 4h 43m
Vintage FIESTA YELLOW 8 1/2 Vintage FIESTA YELLOW 8 1/2" DEEP PLATE ~ Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiestaware $12.00 4h 43m
Vintage 4 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Turquoise Vintage 4 1/2” Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Turquoise $25.00 4h 46m
 FIESTAWARE YELLOW GRAVY BOAT FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE YELLOW GRAVY BOAT FIESTA WARE 0 $9.99 4h 47m
Fiesta Ware Vintage Homer Laughlin Co.Ivory White Saucer HLO HLOC H.L.O Fiesta Ware Vintage Homer Laughlin Co.Ivory White Saucer HLO HLOC H.L.O $13.39 4h 49m
Fiesta Ware Vintage Homer Laughlin Co.Lite Blue Saucer HLO HLOC H.L.O H.L.OC USA Fiesta Ware Vintage Homer Laughlin Co.Lite Blue Saucer HLO HLOC H.L.O H.L.OC USA $13.39 4h 49m
Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Yellow - Free Shipping Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Yellow - Free Shipping $18.00 5h
Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Mixing Bowl #2  Homer Laughlin Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Mixing Bowl #2 Homer Laughlin $104.99 5h
Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Light Green - Free Shipping Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Light Green - Free Shipping $18.00 5h 3m
VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 13 VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 13" CHOP or TORTE PLATE!! $59.95 5h 8m
6 PIECE 6 PIECE "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA PLACE SETTING-FIESTAWARE - A25 $75.00 5h 11m
Vintage Fiesta after dinner Demitasse Coffee pot Original Ivory glaze 1936-1942 Vintage Fiesta after dinner Demitasse Coffee pot Original Ivory glaze 1936-1942 $39.00 5h 16m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Ivory Boat Chip on Bottom Base Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Ivory Boat Chip on Bottom Base $9.99 5h 19m
Original Vintage FIESTA Pedestal FOOTED Blue BOWL Compote 12 Original Vintage FIESTA Pedestal FOOTED Blue BOWL Compote 12" $145.00 5h 23m
Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Cobalt unmarked - Free Shipping Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Cobalt unmarked - Free Shipping $17.00 5h 24m
Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Yellow unmarked - Free Shipping Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Yellow unmarked - Free Shipping $18.00 5h 26m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT BLUE GRAVY SAUCE BOAT FREE SHIP VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT BLUE GRAVY SAUCE BOAT FREE SHIP $28.45 5h 28m
Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Ivory unmarked - Free Shipping Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Ivory unmarked - Free Shipping $18.00 5h 29m
MEDIUM GREEN  FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL -7 5/8 MEDIUM GREEN FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL -7 5/8" DIAMETER MINT !! -FIESTAWARE $110.00 5h 29m
Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Turquoise unmarked - Free Shipping Fiesta, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Turquoise unmarked - Free Shipping $18.00 5h 31m
Fiesta Green Ashtray Fiesta Green Ashtray 2 $40.00 5h 32m
RARE Fiesta Cream 6 RARE Fiesta Cream 6" Fruit Bowl by Homer Laughlin $39.95 5h 35m
Fiesta Red Orange Sweet Meat Compote Homer Laughlin MINT! Fiesta Red Orange Sweet Meat Compote Homer Laughlin MINT! 0 $100.00 5h 36m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Go Along Tin Metal Popcorn Set 5 pcs Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Go Along Tin Metal Popcorn Set 5 pcs $39.99 5h 37m

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