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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.

A Pair of Original Fiesta Yellow Bulb Candlesticks A Pair of Original Fiesta Yellow Bulb Candlesticks $75.00 39m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Tea Pot 9086981 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Tea Pot 9086981 $199.95 52m
Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware Gravy Boat, Art Deco, Party, Serving, Dinner, Turkey Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware Gravy Boat, Art Deco, Party, Serving, Dinner, Turkey $25.00 1h 11m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Yellow Ash tray Fiesta Yellow Ashtray HLCC 316364 Vintage Fiestaware Original Yellow Ash tray Fiesta Yellow Ashtray HLCC 316364 $55.00 1h 31m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Turquoise Ash tray Fiesta Blue ashtray 316367 Vintage Fiestaware Original Turquoise Ash tray Fiesta Blue ashtray 316367 $55.00 1h 35m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Yellow Ash tray Fiesta yellow ashtray HLCC 316.366 Vintage Fiestaware Original Yellow Ash tray Fiesta yellow ashtray HLCC 316.366 $55.00 1h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Ware ashtray in Mustard Yellow Vintage Fiesta Ware ashtray in Mustard Yellow 0 $22.50 2h 12m
Vintage Green Fiesta Ware ashtray Vintage Green Fiesta Ware ashtray 0 $22.50 2h 12m
2 COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA PLATES! 2 SIZES! 2 COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA PLATES! 2 SIZES! $18.99 2h 19m
Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin turquoise blue teacup and saucer set of 2 Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin turquoise blue teacup and saucer set of 2 $12.00 2h 22m
Fiesta 1937 VINTAGE DARK GREEN 9 3/8 Fiesta 1937 VINTAGE DARK GREEN 9 3/8" LUNCHEON PLATE Fiestaware 1937-51 #7 $10.00 3h 34m
FIESTA YELLOW BOWL VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW BOWL VINTAGE $13.95 5h 50m
VINTAGE FIESTA TOM &JERRY  ADVERTISING MUG-1924 MODEL VINTAGE FIESTA TOM &JERRY ADVERTISING MUG-1924 MODEL "48" BUICK-FIESTAWARE 0 $12.00 7h 49m
VINTAGE FIESTA TOM &JERRY  ADVERTISING MUG-1941 BUICK VINTAGE FIESTA TOM &JERRY ADVERTISING MUG-1941 BUICK "ROADMASTER"-FIESTAWARE 0 $12.00 7h 50m
 VINTAGE 1969 IRONSTONE FIESTA TURF GREEN COFFEE MUG -FIESTAWARE             r30 VINTAGE 1969 IRONSTONE FIESTA TURF GREEN COFFEE MUG -FIESTAWARE r30 0 $22.00 7h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin HLC Cobalt Blue Gravy Sauce Boat Vintage Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin HLC Cobalt Blue Gravy Sauce Boat $24.99 8h 31m
Fiesta Ware Medium Green Collection Fiesta Ware Medium Green Collection 0 $400.00 8h 38m
Fiesta Ware Turquoise Saucer, 6 Fiesta Ware Turquoise Saucer, 6" for Tea or Coffee, Homer Laughlin $0.99 9h 2m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate green Fiestaware #20 Excellent condition pf.364 $8.00 9h 12m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate green Fiestaware #21 Excellent condition pf.364 $8.00 9h 13m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Ivory Fiestaware #21 Excellent condition pf.364 $7.00 9h 19m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin 4 Black Cups And Saucers Fiesta Homer Laughlin 4 Black Cups And Saucers 0 $0.99 9h 34m
2 Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea Mugs Plum / Purple Tom & Jerry 2 Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea Mugs Plum / Purple Tom & Jerry $24.99 9h 39m
2 Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea Mugs Red Tom & Jerry 2 Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea Mugs Red Tom & Jerry $29.99 9h 39m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Yellow Fiestaware #21 pf.364 $7.00 9h 39m
2 Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea Mugs Yellow Original Vintage 2 Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea Mugs Yellow Original Vintage $29.99 9h 39m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Green Fiestaware #23 pf.364 $7.00 9h 46m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Green Fiestaware #24 pf.364 $7.00 9h 47m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Green Fiestaware #25 pf.364 $7.00 9h 49m
vintage fiesta yellow cream soup bowl vintage fiesta yellow cream soup bowl 0 $25.90 9h 53m
4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta deep Sunflower Yellow, Ring handle beverage mugs  exc. 4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta deep Sunflower Yellow, Ring handle beverage mugs exc. 0 $12.00 9h 53m
vintage fiesta cobalt cream soup bowl vintage fiesta cobalt cream soup bowl 0 $29.99 9h 54m
vintage fiesta green cream soup bowl vintage fiesta green cream soup bowl 0 $25.99 9h 56m
vintage fiesta yellow egg cup vintage fiesta yellow egg cup 0 $24.99 9h 57m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Cobalt Fiestaware #24 pf.364 $7.00 10h 19m
Rare Vtg FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE TURQUOISE RING HANDLED CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN Rare Vtg FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE TURQUOISE RING HANDLED CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN $39.95 10h 23m
Vtg 1951 CHARTREUSE GREEN FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Rare Lid Vtg 1951 CHARTREUSE GREEN FIESTA SUGAR BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Rare Lid $74.95 10h 23m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Cobalt Fiestaware #27 pf.364 $6.00 10h 40m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Cobalt Fiestaware #28 pf.364 $6.00 10h 41m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Ashtray HLC Fiesta Blue Ash Tray Mid Century Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Ashtray HLC Fiesta Blue Ash Tray Mid Century $60.00 10h 51m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #24 pf.364 $6.00 11h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Cobalt  4.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Cobalt 4.5" Water Tumbler Fiestaware HLC $25.12 11h 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Yellow 4.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Yellow 4.5" Water Tumbler Fiestaware HLC $25.12 11h 3m
Vintage HLC  Fiesta Original Turquoise 4.5 Vintage HLC Fiesta Original Turquoise 4.5" Water Tumbler Fiestaware $25.12 11h 4m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #25 pf.364 $6.00 11h 4m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #27 pf.364 $6.00 11h 7m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #28 pf.364 $6.00 11h 8m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #29 pf.364 $6.00 11h 10m
Fiesta Vintage Large Teapot Original Turquoise Fiestaware Fiesta 316.374 Fiesta Vintage Large Teapot Original Turquoise Fiestaware Fiesta 316.374 $145.00 11h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Dinner Plates, Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta Dinner Plates, Lot of 3 $8.00 11h 22m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE LARGE SERVING BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE LARGE SERVING BOWL $9.74 11h 25m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA GREEN LARGE SERVING BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA GREEN LARGE SERVING BOWL $14.99 11h 28m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT BLUE LARGE SERVING BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT BLUE LARGE SERVING BOWL $9.74 11h 30m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE SOUP CEREAL BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE SOUP CEREAL BOWL $9.74 11h 33m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA GREEN SOUP CEREAL BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA GREEN SOUP CEREAL BOWL $11.24 11h 36m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA CORAL SOUP CEREAL BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA CORAL SOUP CEREAL BOWL $11.24 11h 38m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE COUPE SOUP BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE COUPE SOUP BOWL $9.74 11h 42m
Rare Vtg 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA Stick Handle Demitasse Mini Coffee Pot FIESTAWARE Rare Vtg 1936 OLD IVORY FIESTA Stick Handle Demitasse Mini Coffee Pot FIESTAWARE $399.99 11h 43m
Vintage 1936 LIGHT GREEN FIESTA CARAFE JUG & LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC Vintage 1936 LIGHT GREEN FIESTA CARAFE JUG & LID FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $349.99 11h 43m
Rare Vtg 1936 YELLOW FIESTA Stick Handle Demitasse Mini Coffee Pot FIESTAWARE Rare Vtg 1936 YELLOW FIESTA Stick Handle Demitasse Mini Coffee Pot FIESTAWARE $349.99 11h 43m
vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA-TURQUOISE 5 vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA-TURQUOISE 5" fruit bowl late 1930's $14.99 11h 44m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA YELLOW COUPE SOUP BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA YELLOW COUPE SOUP BOWL $9.74 11h 46m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA GREEN COUPE SOUP BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA GREEN COUPE SOUP BOWL $14.99 11h 48m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE FRUIT DESSERT BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BLUE FRUIT DESSERT BOWL $7.49 11h 51m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA SMALL YELLOW FRUIT BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA SMALL YELLOW FRUIT BOWL $7.49 11h 58m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT BLUE JUICE TUMBLER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT BLUE JUICE TUMBLER $14.99 12h 7m
Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Original Green Bread Plates 6.25 Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Original Green Bread Plates 6.25" $24.90 12h 10m
Vintage Fiesta Bread Plate Pair Chartreuse 1950's Color!! Vintage Fiesta Bread Plate Pair Chartreuse 1950's Color!! $19.99 12h 11m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Retired Rose Pink Luncheon Plate HLC 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Retired Rose Pink Luncheon Plate HLC 9 1/2". 1950-59 0 $15.00 12h 22m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Vintage 8 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Vintage 8" Vase --- Original Issue 1936 - 1942 $599.99 12h 23m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Light Blue Divided Grill Plate Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Light Blue Divided Grill Plate $20.00 12h 36m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Ivory Divided Grill Plate Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Ivory Divided Grill Plate $20.00 12h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Green Glaze 8 1/2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Green Glaze 8 1/2" Nappie Bowl, 32oz $18.00 12h 47m
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" 0 $5.99 12h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Rose Divided Grill Plate Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Rose Divided Grill Plate $28.00 12h 51m
*VINTAGE* Fiesta Ware BULB SALT or PEPPER SHAKER Org Bold Yellow w/ cork 2 1/2 *VINTAGE* Fiesta Ware BULB SALT or PEPPER SHAKER Org Bold Yellow w/ cork 2 1/2" $14.99 13h 4m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN  Cobalt PLATTER 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt PLATTER 12" $51.14 13h 6m
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 $45.61 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Water Disc Pitcher LARGE CHARTREUSE 7-1/4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Water Disc Pitcher LARGE CHARTREUSE 7-1/4" $175.81 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Water Disc Pitcher LARGE RED 7-1/4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Water Disc Pitcher LARGE RED 7-1/4" $175.81 13h 6m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT MEDIUM GREEN EXCELLENT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT MEDIUM GREEN EXCELLENT $141.22 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise SALAD BOWL 7-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise SALAD BOWL 7-1/2" Excellent $75.85 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Dinner Plate 10 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Dinner Plate 10" Excellent $30.43 13h 6m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN IVORY COVERED Casserole VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN IVORY COVERED Casserole $115.30 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red PLATTER 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Red PLATTER 12" EXCELLENT $71.15 13h 6m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #5 TURQUOISE MIXING BOWL EXCELLENT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN #5 TURQUOISE MIXING BOWL EXCELLENT $130.51 13h 6m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW DEMITASSE CUP AND SAUCER EXCELLENT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW DEMITASSE CUP AND SAUCER EXCELLENT $60.39 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN  IVORY ICE LIP PITCHER 6-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN IVORY ICE LIP PITCHER 6-1/2" EXCELLENT $99.81 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow PLATTER 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow PLATTER 12" EXCELLENT $55.12 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt  FRUIT BOWL 4-3/4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt FRUIT BOWL 4-3/4" HL MARK $25.85 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt Dinner Plate 10 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Cobalt Dinner Plate 10" $35.46 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Chartreuse MEDIUM TEAPOT 6-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Chartreuse MEDIUM TEAPOT 6-1/2" Tall GREAT! $299.81 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Bread Butter Plate 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Turquoise Bread Butter Plate 6" EXCELLENT $15.63 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Ivory Bread Butter Plate 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Ivory Bread Butter Plate 6" EXCELLENT $15.63 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow Dinner Plate 10 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow Dinner Plate 10" Excellent $25.42 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow PLATTER 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow PLATTER 12" $31.13 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Chartreuse Bread Butter Plate 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Chartreuse Bread Butter Plate 6" EXCELLENT $20.61 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN FOOTED COMPOTE TURQUOISE 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN FOOTED COMPOTE TURQUOISE 12" $141.92 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Medium Green Bread Butter Plate 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Medium Green Bread Butter Plate 6" EXCELLENT $26.61 13h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow Bread Butter Plate 6 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Yellow Bread Butter Plate 6" EXCELLENT $15.63 13h 6m

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