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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.

Vintage Fiesta ware~WATER TUMBLER~   Colbalt Blue ~ Nice! Vintage Fiesta ware~WATER TUMBLER~ Colbalt Blue ~ Nice! $24.25 1h 30m
Vintage Fiesta ware~WATER TUMBLER~  Green ~ Nice! Vintage Fiesta ware~WATER TUMBLER~ Green ~ Nice! $14.25 1h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Flat Bottom Teacup & Saucer Set - 1st Gen. Teacup (1935) Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Flat Bottom Teacup & Saucer Set - 1st Gen. Teacup (1935) 0 $9.95 1h 56m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Older Coffee Cup Set of 4 Lot 31 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Older Coffee Cup Set of 4 Lot 31 $29.99 3h 42m
Vintage 1930's FIESTA Disc Water PITCHER Yellow Glaze USA Vintage 1930's FIESTA Disc Water PITCHER Yellow Glaze USA 0 $16.00 3h 54m
Fiestaware Mugs Pale or Light Yellow set of 4 retired coffee fiesta Fiestaware Mugs Pale or Light Yellow set of 4 retired coffee fiesta 0 $11.13 4h 29m
Vintage Vintage "Fiesta" TURQUOISE 6" Saucer, Dessert Plate ~ Beautiful Color! 0 $0.99 4h 37m
Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN 7-1/4 Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN 7-1/4" BREAD/SALAD/DESSERT PLATE 0 $0.99 4h 38m
Fiesta Casualstone Coventry Vintage Gold 4 Bread Plates 6 1/4 Fiesta Casualstone Coventry Vintage Gold 4 Bread Plates 6 1/4" Homer Laughlin 0 $11.99 4h 55m
Fiesta 1936-38 Set of 6 Nesting Bowls numbers 1 - 6 inside bottom rings Fiesta 1936-38 Set of 6 Nesting Bowls numbers 1 - 6 inside bottom rings $1,300.00 5h 23m
Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Salad Plate.  7.5 Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Salad Plate. 7.5" D. $12.00 5h 45m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE #3 YELLOW MIXING BOWL /inside Rings VINTAGE FIESTA WARE #3 YELLOW MIXING BOWL /inside Rings $9.99 5h 51m
VINTAGE FIESTA GLAZED POTTERY CREAMER, SUGAR BOWL AND TRAY VINTAGE FIESTA GLAZED POTTERY CREAMER, SUGAR BOWL AND TRAY $34.99 5h 59m
Vintage FIESTA Pearl Gray Ceramic Tea Pot Great Condition Vintage FIESTA Pearl Gray Ceramic Tea Pot Great Condition 0 $24.99 5h 59m
Vintage Ivory Fiesta Tumbler.  4.5 Vintage Ivory Fiesta Tumbler. 4.5" H x 3.25" D. $25.00 6h 13m
Original Vintage Fiesta 13 Original Vintage Fiesta 13" Yellow Chop Plate Excellent Condition $10.00 6h 31m
VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA BOWL VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA BOWL 1 $5.00 6h 35m
(2) Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone 5-1/2 (2) Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone 5-1/2" Fruit Bowls Homer Laughlin 0 $4.99 6h 44m
VINTAGE FIESTA - YELLOW - 1 SINGLE BULB CANDLEHOLDER VINTAGE FIESTA - YELLOW - 1 SINGLE BULB CANDLEHOLDER 0 $20.00 6h 56m
FIESTA - VINTAGE - RED - 1 PR (2) BULB CANDLEHOLDERS FIESTA - VINTAGE - RED - 1 PR (2) BULB CANDLEHOLDERS 0 $40.00 6h 59m
VINTAGE FIESTA SYRUP JAR W/LID - IVORY VINTAGE FIESTA SYRUP JAR W/LID - IVORY 0 $450.00 7h 2m
VINTAGE # 3 - FIESTA - NESTING/MIXING  BOWL - LIGHT GREEN - DISCONTINUED VINTAGE # 3 - FIESTA - NESTING/MIXING BOWL - LIGHT GREEN - DISCONTINUED 0 $60.00 7h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Grey/Gray Cup and Saucer (1950's) Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Grey/Gray Cup and Saucer (1950's) $12.45 7h 15m
Fiestaware Yellow Hostess Tray Fiesta Platter for Chip and Dip Retired 111786 Fiestaware Yellow Hostess Tray Fiesta Platter for Chip and Dip Retired 111786 $35.00 7h 18m
VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE  FRUIT DESSERT 6 VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE FRUIT DESSERT 6" BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE 0 $20.00 7h 19m
VINTAGE FIESTA 1937 TURQUOISE FRUIT DESSERT 6 VINTAGE FIESTA 1937 TURQUOISE FRUIT DESSERT 6" BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE 0 $20.00 7h 19m
Vintage  Green Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Tea Pot Teapot and Lid HLC chip on base Vintage Green Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Tea Pot Teapot and Lid HLC chip on base $76.49 7h 24m
*LOT OF 4*  FIESTA YELLOW FRUIT / DESSERT BOWLS  5 1/2 *LOT OF 4* FIESTA YELLOW FRUIT / DESSERT BOWLS 5 1/2" UNUSED $32.99 7h 32m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Salad Plate 220882 Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Salad Plate 220882 $15.99 7h 55m
Vtg Fiesta Fiestware Light Green Bud Vase 6 Vtg Fiesta Fiestware Light Green Bud Vase 6" + BLVB Candleholder Homer Laughlin $49.99 8h
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD COVERED CASSEROLE DISH HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD COVERED CASSEROLE DISH $149.95 8h 2m
Fiesta Vintage 7 Fiesta Vintage 7" plate original cobalt Fiestaware 816.27 $7.00 8h 8m
Fiesta turquoise plates three (3) total Fiesta turquoise plates three (3) total $28.00 8h 14m
Fiesta Vintage 7 Fiesta Vintage 7" plate original Ivory Fiestaware 816.26 $7.00 8h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Marked Genuine Fiesta Vintage Fiesta Ivory Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Marked Genuine Fiesta $16.95 8h 34m
Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone Creamer Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone Creamer 1 $6.99 8h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt 9 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl Vintage Fiesta Cobalt 9 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl $12.99 8h 47m
4  Vintage FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC Saucers Cobalt Blue 4 Vintage FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC Saucers Cobalt Blue $24.99 8h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Gold Casual Stone Cup and Saucer Fiesta Teacup Set  616148 Vintage Fiestaware Gold Casual Stone Cup and Saucer Fiesta Teacup Set 616148 $10.00 9h 1m
2  Vintage FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC Saucers Red (orange red) 2 Vintage FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC Saucers Red (orange red) $19.99 9h 2m
Fiesta Vintage Casual Stone Platter gold 616.150 Fiesta Vintage Casual Stone Platter gold 616.150 $20.00 9h 3m
Vintage Homer laughlin Fiesta ware 14 Inch serving Plate Platter Pale Yellow Vintage Homer laughlin Fiesta ware 14 Inch serving Plate Platter Pale Yellow $13.99 9h 12m
FIESTA  NESTING BOWL #6 VINTAGE COBALT BLUE FIESTA NESTING BOWL #6 VINTAGE COBALT BLUE 0 $33.00 9h 17m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow AD Stick Handle Cup Fiesta yellow demitasse cup 81639 Vintage Fiestaware Yellow AD Stick Handle Cup Fiesta yellow demitasse cup 81639 $50.00 9h 20m
Fiesta Fiestaware Coffee Mug Medium Green Fiesta Fiestaware Coffee Mug Medium Green $39.99 9h 23m
5 Retired FIESTA INDIVIDUAL 7 5 Retired FIESTA INDIVIDUAL 7" SALAD CEREAL BOWLS Assorted Colors EUC 0 $24.99 9h 24m
Vintage Fiestaware green AD Demi Cup Fiesta Stick Handle Demitasse Cup 816.41 Vintage Fiestaware green AD Demi Cup Fiesta Stick Handle Demitasse Cup 816.41 $40.00 9h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Pottery Green Disc Disk Pitcher 6 Vintage Fiesta Pottery Green Disc Disk Pitcher 6" EXC 0 $9.99 9h 25m
Fiesta Fiestaware Coffee Mug Cobalt Fiesta Fiestaware Coffee Mug Cobalt $19.99 9h 25m
Fiesta Fiestaware Coffee Mug Turquoise Fiesta Fiestaware Coffee Mug Turquoise $19.99 9h 26m
Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta 12 1/2 Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta 12 1/2" Oval Serving Platters Red Green Old Ivory Cream $155.51 9h 27m
OLD FIESTA VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTAWARE SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN OLD FIESTA VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTAWARE SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN $6.49 9h 27m
OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 5 1/2 OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE CO. $9.99 9h 27m
OLD 1950 VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE 4 3/4 OLD 1950 VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC VTG $9.99 9h 27m
RARE OLD VINTAGE 1959 FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RARE OLD VINTAGE 1959 FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $29.99 9h 27m
OLD VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA 9 OLD VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA 9" IVORY LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $14.99 9h 27m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD CUP SAUCER PLATE VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD CUP SAUCER PLATE $4.99 9h 27m
YELLOW OLD 1936  FIESTA VINTAGE 9 YELLOW OLD 1936 FIESTA VINTAGE 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $7.49 9h 27m
FIESTA 1936 VINTAGE OLD COBALT BLUE FIESTAWARE SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 1936 VINTAGE OLD COBALT BLUE FIESTAWARE SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN $6.49 9h 27m
Vintage Fiestaware Promotional Brandywine Mug Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug 715143 Vintage Fiestaware Promotional Brandywine Mug Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug 715143 $30.00 9h 28m
WHITE GREEN OLD VINTAGE FIESTA TOM JERRY MUG HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE GO ALONGS WHITE GREEN OLD VINTAGE FIESTA TOM JERRY MUG HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE GO ALONGS $34.99 9h 29m
OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 5 OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 5" FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE CO. $9.99 9h 29m
RARE 1936 OLD VINTAGE FIESTA OLD IVORY TEA POT LID HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC RARE 1936 OLD VINTAGE FIESTA OLD IVORY TEA POT LID HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $34.99 9h 29m
Vtg 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA 11 Vtg 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA 11" LARGE FOOTED SALAD BOWL FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $79.99 9h 29m
VINTAGE OLD FIESTA OLD MUSTARD YELLOW TEA COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE VINTAGE OLD FIESTA OLD MUSTARD YELLOW TEA COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $9.99 9h 29m
OLD VINTAGE WHITE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE GO ALONGS OLD VINTAGE WHITE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE GO ALONGS $34.99 9h 29m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT BLUE SYRUP PITCHER W/DRIPCUT LID BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT BLUE SYRUP PITCHER W/DRIPCUT LID 0 $160.00 9h 34m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA LT. GREEN SYRUP PITCHER (NO LID) BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ORIGINAL FIESTA LT. GREEN SYRUP PITCHER (NO LID) 0 $80.00 9h 34m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #5 YELLOW MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-GOOD ONE !!! BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #5 YELLOW MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-GOOD ONE !!! 0 $60.00 9h 34m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #4 LIGHT GREEN MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM- BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #4 LIGHT GREEN MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM- "AS IS" 0 $15.00 9h 35m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #5 LIGHT GREEN MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM- NICE !! BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #5 LIGHT GREEN MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM- NICE !! 0 $50.00 9h 35m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #3 IVORY MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-NICE !! BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #3 IVORY MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-NICE !! 0 $25.00 9h 35m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #2 TURQUOISE MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM- BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #2 TURQUOISE MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-"AS IS" ! 0 $15.00 9h 36m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #3 IVORY MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM- BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #3 IVORY MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-"AS IS" ! 0 $15.00 9h 36m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #5 YELLOW MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-NICE CONDITION ! BEAUTIFUL FIESTA #5 YELLOW MIXING BOWL-IMPRESSED MARK ON BOTTOM-NICE CONDITION ! 0 $55.00 9h 36m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS-NICE !! BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS-NICE !! 0 $10.00 9h 36m
Fiesta Fiestaware Stick Handled Creamer Red Fiesta Fiestaware Stick Handled Creamer Red $59.99 9h 37m
VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2" NAPPY BOWL MEDIUM GREEN JOHN DEERE GREEN FRUIT CERE $65.00 9h 39m
Vintage Casualstone by Coventry 10 Vintage Casualstone by Coventry 10" Dinner Plate in Antique Gold Fiesta $10.50 9h 41m
Fiesta Fiestaware Oval Tray Red Fiesta Fiestaware Oval Tray Red $69.99 9h 44m
Fiestaware Prototype w/Laughlin Bouquet Pattern& Fiesta Concentric Bands OBO$489 Fiestaware Prototype w/Laughlin Bouquet Pattern& Fiesta Concentric Bands OBO$489 $562.00 9h 45m
Vintage Casualstone by Coventry Fruit/Dessert Sauce Bowl in Antique Gold Fiesta Vintage Casualstone by Coventry Fruit/Dessert Sauce Bowl in Antique Gold Fiesta $6.00 9h 45m
Fiesta Fiestaware Oval Tray Cobalt Fiesta Fiestaware Oval Tray Cobalt $49.99 9h 45m
Vintage Casualstone by Coventry Bread & Butter Plate in Antique Gold Fiesta Vintage Casualstone by Coventry Bread & Butter Plate in Antique Gold Fiesta $4.50 9h 48m
Fiesta Fiestaware Cream Soup Bowl Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware Cream Soup Bowl Yellow $44.99 9h 54m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Ivory Serving Platter 15 Vintage Fiesta Ware Ivory Serving Platter 15" Chop Plate Charger Fiestaware $95.00 10h 5m
Fiesta Fiestaware Turquoise Ball Pepper Shaker Fiesta Fiestaware Turquoise Ball Pepper Shaker $19.99 10h 9m
Fiesta Fiestaware Light Green Ball Pepper Shaker Fiesta Fiestaware Light Green Ball Pepper Shaker $19.99 10h 10m
Fiesta Fiestaware Ball Pepper Shaker Hunter Green Fiesta Fiestaware Ball Pepper Shaker Hunter Green $19.99 10h 11m
Fiesta Yellow Salad Plate 7.5 in 1931-1969  Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Salad Plate 7.5 in 1931-1969 Homer Laughlin $7.99 10h 12m
Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Ashtray Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Ashtray $59.99 10h 20m
Fiesta Fiestaware Turquoise Ashtray Fiesta Fiestaware Turquoise Ashtray $59.99 10h 21m
Fiesta Vintage Original Green 9 Fiesta Vintage Original Green 9"+ Lunch Plate - Fiestaware (1935 - 1951) $9.99 10h 23m
Fiesta Fiestaware Grey Ball Pepper Shaker Fiesta Fiestaware Grey Ball Pepper Shaker $19.99 10h 26m
Fiesta - Jackson China rip-off Mug Tom Jerry Yellow Copycat Coffee Homer Fiesta Fiesta - Jackson China rip-off Mug Tom Jerry Yellow Copycat Coffee Homer Fiesta $21.00 10h 27m
Green Demitasse Pot (needs hat) Demi Fiesta chocolate coffee stick handle Green Demitasse Pot (needs hat) Demi Fiesta chocolate coffee stick handle $90.00 10h 27m
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ROSE FIESTA PLATE with CUP & SAUCER by HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ROSE FIESTA PLATE with CUP & SAUCER by HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $22.00 10h 29m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Gravy Boat Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Gravy Boat $34.99 10h 35m
Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Gravy Boat Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Gravy Boat $34.99 10h 36m
Pair Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Tripod Pyramid Candleholders Pair Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Tripod Pyramid Candleholders 1 $9.99 10h 38m

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