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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 Yellow California Pottery Disc Pitcher Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Yellow California Pottery Disc Pitcher Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Fiesta $26.99 31m
Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Forest Green Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Forest Green Fiestaware 2 $35.99 36m
Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Turquoise Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Turquoise Fiestaware 1 $29.99 37m
Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Rose Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Rose Fiestaware 1 $44.99 38m
Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Gray Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 1950 Color Gray Fiestaware 3 $41.99 40m
Vintage Fiesta Light Yellow Cup and Saucer Lead Free Vintage Fiesta Light Yellow Cup and Saucer Lead Free 0 $9.95 51m
Vintage Fiesta Light Green Cup and Saucer Lead Free Vintage Fiesta Light Green Cup and Saucer Lead Free 0 $9.95 52m
Set Of 2 Vintage Fiestaware Yellow 4 3/4 Set Of 2 Vintage Fiestaware Yellow 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl Fiesta SMALL Fruit Bowl 0 $12.95 52m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 $650.00 55m
Rare Vintage Fiesta Ware Medium Green Bread & Butter Saucers in Original Package Rare Vintage Fiesta Ware Medium Green Bread & Butter Saucers in Original Package $250.00 56m
Fiesta Ware Green Glazed Ceramic Coffee Cup Gentle Use Fiesta Ware Green Glazed Ceramic Coffee Cup Gentle Use $9.99 57m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow 8 Vintage Fiesta Yellow 8" Vase $350.00 57m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Green Glaze Saucer, Cup Plate, 6 1/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Green Glaze Saucer, Cup Plate, 6 1/8" $5.79 59m
 (2) Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Yellow Plates 9 1/2 (2) Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Yellow Plates 9 1/2" $16.99 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Yellow Glaze Saucer, Cup Plate, 6 1/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Yellow Glaze Saucer, Cup Plate, 6 1/8" $8.00 59m
Vintage Red Fiesta Footed Salad/Punch Bowl Vintage Red Fiesta Footed Salad/Punch Bowl $175.00 59m
Vintage Fiesta Soup Bowl 1950 Color Gray Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Soup Bowl 1950 Color Gray Fiestaware 0 $5.00 1h 5m
Fiesta Retired Apricot Bulb Candle Holders ~ New in Original Box Fiesta Retired Apricot Bulb Candle Holders ~ New in Original Box $30.00 1h 6m
Vintage Ivory Fiesta Ware Dessert Plate  (1936-1951 HLC) - 6 Vintage Ivory Fiesta Ware Dessert Plate (1936-1951 HLC) - 6" - $12.00 1h 8m
Fiesta Original Medium Green Saucer Plate 6 Fiesta Original Medium Green Saucer Plate 6 " Fiestaware Vintage $9.69 1h 9m
Fiesta Original Medium Green bread Plate 6 1/4 Fiesta Original Medium Green bread Plate 6 1/4 " Fiestaware Vintage $9.69 1h 11m
Fiesta Ware Green Dessert Bowl 5 1/4 Fiesta Ware Green Dessert Bowl 5 1/4" $12.00 1h 21m
Fiesta Casualstone Soup/Cereal Bowls Antique Gold - Set of 2 Fiesta Casualstone Soup/Cereal Bowls Antique Gold - Set of 2 $5.25 1h 28m
Fiesta Light Green Oval Serving Dish Fiesta Light Green Oval Serving Dish $16.50 1h 32m
Pr Light Green Fiesta Ware Salt & Pepper Shakers Fiestaware Pr Light Green Fiesta Ware Salt & Pepper Shakers Fiestaware $59.99 1h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Older Nappy Fruit Bowl 5-1/2 Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Older Nappy Fruit Bowl 5-1/2" $19.99 1h 49m
Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6 Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre 1973 $5.00 1h 50m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Saucer 6-1/8 Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Saucer 6-1/8" $3.99 1h 50m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Fruit Bowl 4-3/4 Inch Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Fruit Bowl 4-3/4 Inch $15.99 1h 53m
Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6 Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre 1973 $5.00 1h 55m
Old Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Dessert Cereal Bowl Dinnerware HLC USA 1936 1969 Old Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Dessert Cereal Bowl Dinnerware HLC USA 1936 1969 $34.99 1h 55m
Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6 Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre 1973 $5.00 1h 57m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT MILK JUG PITCHER  TURQUOISE  VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT MILK JUG PITCHER TURQUOISE 0 $49.00 2h 5m
Vintage Fiesta 13 Vintage Fiesta 13" Chop Plate Colbolt Blue $25.00 2h 5m
Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6.25 Fiesta Ware Yellow Tea Cup Saucer 6.25" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre 1973 $5.00 2h 6m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Juice Pitcher Fiesta Radioactive Red Disk Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Red Juice Pitcher Fiesta Radioactive Red Disk Pitcher $90.00 2h 9m
Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Tea Cup Saucer 6.25 Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Tea Cup Saucer 6.25" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre1973 $5.00 2h 10m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Retired Refridgerator Magnets No Longer Made Flaws Homer Laughlin Fiesta Retired Refridgerator Magnets No Longer Made Flaws 4 $9.50 2h 14m
VINTAGE  FIESTA  GREEN 5 VINTAGE FIESTA GREEN 5" 1/2 x 2" BOWL 0 $12.00 2h 17m
LOT OF 2 FIESTA HLC USA MUG OR COFFEE MUG FIESTA WARE LOT OF 2 FIESTA HLC USA MUG OR COFFEE MUG FIESTA WARE $13.99 2h 19m
Fiesta Ware Yellow Salad Plate 7.25 Fiesta Ware Yellow Salad Plate 7.25" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre 1973 $5.00 2h 23m
FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE CAKE PLATE PERIWINKLE BLUE 12 FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE CAKE PLATE PERIWINKLE BLUE 12" x 11" (1989-2006) RETIRED 0 $10.00 2h 48m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Salt Pepper Shaker Set Fiesta Ball Shakers Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Salt Pepper Shaker Set Fiesta Ball Shakers $40.00 2h 48m
Excellent  ~ Fiesta Sheffield Brown Amberstone Creamer Excellent ~ Fiesta Sheffield Brown Amberstone Creamer $5.99 3h 12m
2 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Medium Green Bread & Butter Plates 6 3/8 2 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Medium Green Bread & Butter Plates 6 3/8" $26.00 4h 11m
4 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Bread & Butter Plates 1 Yel 1 Gray 2 Chartreuse 4 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Bread & Butter Plates 1 Yel 1 Gray 2 Chartreuse $22.00 4h 12m
3 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Rim Soup Bowls 8 3/8 3 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Rim Soup Bowls 8 3/8" Rose Forest Green $44.00 4h 13m
Fiesta Vtg (1951-1959) Rose Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware Flamingo Pink Fiesta Vtg (1951-1959) Rose Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware Flamingo Pink $14.99 6h 8m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Light Blue Periwinkle  Teapot Fiesta Homer Laughlin Light Blue Periwinkle Teapot $23.00 9h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory Saucer for Tea Cup Good Condition Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory Saucer for Tea Cup Good Condition $6.99 10h 15m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Turf Green Fruit Bowl 1969-1973 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Turf Green Fruit Bowl 1969-1973 $17.50 10h 17m
Genuine Vintage Original Green Oval Platter 12.5in Fiesta Fiestaware Genuine Vintage Original Green Oval Platter 12.5in Fiesta Fiestaware $40.00 10h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Saucer Fiesta 1950s Green HLC Tea Plate Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Saucer Fiesta 1950s Green HLC Tea Plate $7.00 11h 15m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Saucer Fiesta 1950s Pink Tea Plate Vintage Fiestaware Rose Saucer Fiesta 1950s Pink Tea Plate $6.00 11h 15m
5 PERSIMMON ORANGE 60 TH ANNIVERSARY FIESTA TUMBLER JUICE DRINKING GLASSE 6 5/8 5 PERSIMMON ORANGE 60 TH ANNIVERSARY FIESTA TUMBLER JUICE DRINKING GLASSE 6 5/8" $18.95 11h 23m
Vintage FIESTA WARE  Mug Dusty Rose PINK Coffee Mug Cup Vintage FIESTA WARE Mug Dusty Rose PINK Coffee Mug Cup 0 $18.00 11h 35m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Pitcher Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Pitcher 0 $39.99 11h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Rimmed Soup Bowls Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Rimmed Soup Bowls $14.00 11h 50m
VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 6 PC RELISH SET MIXED COLORS VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 6 PC RELISH SET MIXED COLORS 12 $158.00 12h 15m
Vintage Fiesta-Medium Green 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta-Medium Green 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl - Excellent Condition!! $23.00 12h 15m
Vintage Fiesta-Original Yellow 12 1/2 Vintage Fiesta-Original Yellow 12 1/2" Oval Platter Excellent Condition!! $50.00 12h 17m
Vintage Fiesta-Original Yellow 15 Vintage Fiesta-Original Yellow 15" Chop Plate (1936-1959) Excellent Condition!! $50.00 12h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Salad Plate 7 3/8 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Salad Plate 7 3/8" Wide Cream Color 0 $10.00 12h 30m
 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE  WATER Juice TUMBLER Cup HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE WATER Juice TUMBLER Cup 0 $19.99 12h 38m
Vintage plate Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Original Pale Yellow 9.5 Vintage plate Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Original Pale Yellow 9.5" HLC HLO $12.15 12h 43m
Vintage Ivory Fiesta Jubilee Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's-1940's USA Vintage Ivory Fiesta Jubilee Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's-1940's USA 0 $16.00 13h 14m
4 VINTAGE FIESTA 4 3/4 4 VINTAGE FIESTA 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWLS IN YELLOW 1938 COLOR $46.50 13h 17m
Fiesta Antique Gold Vegetable Bowl Fiesta Antique Gold Vegetable Bowl $5.00 13h 23m
4 FIESTA ANTIQUE GOLD CUPS 4 FIESTA ANTIQUE GOLD CUPS $10.00 13h 23m
Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta  Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA 0 $16.00 13h 27m
2 Fiesta Ware Vintage Pink Rose Soup Cereal Bowls 6 3/4 Retired HLC China 2 Fiesta Ware Vintage Pink Rose Soup Cereal Bowls 6 3/4 Retired HLC China $15.00 13h 27m
Vintage Yellow Fiesta  Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA Vintage Yellow Fiesta Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA 0 $16.00 13h 31m
Vintage Light Green Fiesta  Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA Vintage Light Green Fiesta Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA 0 $16.00 13h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Flatware Individual Place Setting -5 Piece Sunflower Yellow Swirl Vintage Fiesta Flatware Individual Place Setting -5 Piece Sunflower Yellow Swirl $24.99 13h 36m
Rare Vintage FiestaWare Yellow Mixing Bowl #3 Rare Vintage FiestaWare Yellow Mixing Bowl #3 1 $26.99 13h 50m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowl Old Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowl Old $14.99 13h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Pottery, Fiesta, Water Pitcher from the late 1930ies“ Vintage Homer Laughlin Pottery, Fiesta, Water Pitcher from the late 1930ies“ $20.00 14h 44m
Fiesta Dinnerware 9 Fiesta Dinnerware 9" Luncheon Plate - Ivory White $11.99 14h 47m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Saucer Fiesta Dark Blue Tea Plate Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Saucer Fiesta Dark Blue Tea Plate $6.00 15h
Vintage Fiestaware Red 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Original Red Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Original Red Bowl $35.00 15h
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt FRUIT BOWL 5-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt FRUIT BOWL 5-1/2" HL MARK 5 RING (C-6) $25.62 15h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW 12" PLATTER EXCELLENT $55.62 15h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Bread Butter Plate 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Bread Butter Plate 6" EXCELLENT $19.62 15h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12" PLATTER EXCELLENT $69.62 15h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN COBALT BLUE 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN COBALT BLUE 12" PLATTER $49.62 15h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED VERY DEEP COLOR DEEP PLATE 8 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED VERY DEEP COLOR DEEP PLATE 8" EXCELLENT $45.62 15h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN COBALT BLUE DINNER PLATE 10 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN COBALT BLUE DINNER PLATE 10" $35.62 15h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise 10 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise 10" DINNER PLATE EXCELLENT $32.62 15h 1m
Four Vintage Fiesta 5 1/2 Four Vintage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl In Original Yellow Glaze $99.00 15h 5m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN FRUIT BOWL Cobalt 11-5/16 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN FRUIT BOWL Cobalt 11-5/16" (AA-2) $219.62 15h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt FRUIT BOWL 5-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt FRUIT BOWL 5-1/2" (C-7) $22.62 15h 6m
Vintage FIESTA COFFEE POT WITH LID, original red glaze, Circa 1936-1942 Vintage FIESTA COFFEE POT WITH LID, original red glaze, Circa 1936-1942 $185.00 15h 7m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Chartreuse MEDIUM TEAPOT 6-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Chartreuse MEDIUM TEAPOT 6-1/2" Tall GREAT! $299.62 15h 7m
VINTAGE FIESTA GO-ALONG GLASS ICED TEA TUMBLERS-SET OF 4 VINTAGE FIESTA GO-ALONG GLASS ICED TEA TUMBLERS-SET OF 4 0 $25.00 15h 11m
VINTAGE FIESTA GO-ALONG GLASS WATER TUMBLERS-SET OF 4 VINTAGE FIESTA GO-ALONG GLASS WATER TUMBLERS-SET OF 4 0 $25.00 15h 12m
VINTAGE FIESTA GO-ALONG JUICE WATER TUMBLERS-SET OF 4 VINTAGE FIESTA GO-ALONG JUICE WATER TUMBLERS-SET OF 4 0 $25.00 15h 13m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta - 2 Quart Disc Water Pitcher - Turquoise Homer Laughlin Fiesta - 2 Quart Disc Water Pitcher - Turquoise $78.00 15h 27m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta - Pair of Salt & Pepper Shakers - Light Green Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta - Pair of Salt & Pepper Shakers - Light Green $42.00 15h 32m
Fiesta Ware CREAM & SUGAR SET w/matching Tray .. COBALT BLUE .. NICE Fiesta Ware CREAM & SUGAR SET w/matching Tray .. COBALT BLUE .. NICE $21.99 15h 33m
Rare *VINTAGE* Fiesta Ware GREY (1951-1959) Luncheon Plate 9 1/2 Rare *VINTAGE* Fiesta Ware GREY (1951-1959) Luncheon Plate 9 1/2" $19.99 15h 37m

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