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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.

Fiesta Vintage 10 Fiesta Vintage 10" Plate yellow Fiestaware 1015.97 $16.00 31m
Old HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA made in USA Green GRAVY BOAT -ESTATE FIND- Old HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA made in USA Green GRAVY BOAT -ESTATE FIND- $24.50 35m
Antique Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware Platter Antique Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware Platter 0 $5.99 38m
VINTAGE....FIESTA......PALE YELLOW.....DINNER PLATE VINTAGE....FIESTA......PALE YELLOW.....DINNER PLATE $29.99 44m
#3K/VINTAGE LARGE FIESTA ORIGINAL YELLOW DISC PITCHER/NICE CONDITION! #3K/VINTAGE LARGE FIESTA ORIGINAL YELLOW DISC PITCHER/NICE CONDITION! $19.95 46m
VINTAGE....FIESTA...BRIGHT YELLOW.....DINNER PLATE VINTAGE....FIESTA...BRIGHT YELLOW.....DINNER PLATE $29.99 51m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA YELLOW 10 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA YELLOW 10" DINNER PLATE! $35.95 55m
White Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Ware Chop Plate Platter 12 White Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Ware Chop Plate Platter 12" $10.99 1h 4m
Vintage Original Fiesta Dinnerware Radioactive Red Grill Plate 10.5 Vintage Original Fiesta Dinnerware Radioactive Red Grill Plate 10.5" $33.99 1h 13m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Round Bulb Salt & Pepper Shakers Fiesta Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Round Bulb Salt & Pepper Shakers Fiesta Homer Laughlin $14.99 1h 15m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware yellow Disc Pitcher 7 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware yellow Disc Pitcher 7" $39.99 1h 24m
Fiesta Creamer Cream Pitcher Turquoise Blue Ring Handle Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Creamer Cream Pitcher Turquoise Blue Ring Handle Homer Laughlin Vintage $11.95 1h 29m
Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl in Forest Green Fiestaware Dark Green HLC Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl in Forest Green Fiestaware Dark Green HLC 11 $26.00 1h 31m
~ Homer Laughlin 1937-1969 Fiesta ~ Yellow Orignal Color 5 1/2 ~ Homer Laughlin 1937-1969 Fiesta ~ Yellow Orignal Color 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl $17.50 1h 31m
Vintage Fiesta 12 Vintage Fiesta 12" yellow platter $4.99 1h 32m
Vintage Fiesta Orginal Yellow Coffee Mug Vintage Fiesta Orginal Yellow Coffee Mug $14.99 1h 36m
Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter yellow Fiestaware 1015.112 Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter yellow Fiestaware 1015.112 $22.00 1h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow & Turquoise Cup & Saucers Ring Handle Fiestaware HLC USA Vintage Fiesta Yellow & Turquoise Cup & Saucers Ring Handle Fiestaware HLC USA $19.99 1h 38m
Three Vintage Fiesta 10 Three Vintage Fiesta 10" Plates Cobalt Blue $9.99 1h 43m
VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING #2 MIXING BOWL VERY NICE VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING #2 MIXING BOWL VERY NICE $94.99 1h 49m
Vintage FIESTA LILAC 10-1/2 Vintage FIESTA LILAC 10-1/2" DINNER PLATE ~ Retired Fiestaware Homer Laughlin 0 $34.99 1h 58m
Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter cobalt Fiestaware 1015.120 Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter cobalt Fiestaware 1015.120 $12.00 2h 17m
Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter ivory Fiestaware 1015.122 Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter ivory Fiestaware 1015.122 $20.00 2h 23m
 Vintage 1950's Fiesta Chartreuse Teacup & Saucer Fiestaware Ring handle  Footed Vintage 1950's Fiesta Chartreuse Teacup & Saucer Fiestaware Ring handle Footed $29.00 2h 26m
Vintage Fiesta Sugar Bowl w/Lid Vintage Fiesta Sugar Bowl w/Lid $64.00 2h 30m
Vintage Fiesta Ware (Older) Red 11 3/4 Vintage Fiesta Ware (Older) Red 11 3/4" Fruit Bowl (1937 - 1946) $69.99 2h 35m
2 VINTAGE Fiesta Ware TEA CUPS Rose and Pearl (1951-1959) 3 3/8 2 VINTAGE Fiesta Ware TEA CUPS Rose and Pearl (1951-1959) 3 3/8" $8.99 2h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Casserole Dish Vintage Fiesta Casserole Dish $195.00 2h 41m
 Fiesta Tom and Jerry mug Turquoise Fiesta Tom and Jerry mug Turquoise $16.99 2h 47m
Fiesta Apricot Gravy/Sauce Boat - Retired Homer Laughlin Fiesta Apricot Gravy/Sauce Boat - Retired Homer Laughlin $17.00 2h 47m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate turquoise Fiestaware 1015.131 $8.00 2h 58m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate cobalt Fiestaware 1015.133 $8.00 3h
5 Green Fiesta Ware Tea Cups 5 Green Fiesta Ware Tea Cups 1 $8.95 3h
Vintage fiesta ware 10 Vintage fiesta ware 10" plate - red 0 $29.99 3h 1m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate turquoise Fiestaware 1015.135 $5.00 3h 7m
Fiesta Vintage Large Disc Pitcher Original Ivory  Fiestaware 1937-1951 Fiesta Vintage Large Disc Pitcher Original Ivory Fiestaware 1937-1951 0 $24.95 3h 7m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO. FIESTA COBALT BLUE 9-1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO. FIESTA COBALT BLUE 9-1/2" DIAMETER DINNER PLATE!! $18.95 3h 8m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA ROSE TOM & JERRY COFFEE or COCOA  MUG! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA ROSE TOM & JERRY COFFEE or COCOA MUG! $100.00 3h 14m
VINTAGE FIESTA CHARTREUSE TOM & JERRY COFFEE/COCOA MUG! VINTAGE FIESTA CHARTREUSE TOM & JERRY COFFEE/COCOA MUG! $100.00 3h 16m
Fiesta Fiestaware Range Stove Top Pepper Shaker Cobalt Blue Fiesta Fiestaware Range Stove Top Pepper Shaker Cobalt Blue $21.99 3h 16m
 VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE AND YELLOW BALL SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE AND YELLOW BALL SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS $30.00 3h 17m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate yellow Fiestaware 1015.134 $8.00 3h 22m
Vintage Fiesta celery dish cobalt blue Vintage Fiesta celery dish cobalt blue 0 $25.99 3h 24m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY OVAL PLATTER 12 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY OVAL PLATTER 12 1/2 " $49.95 3h 35m
Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6 Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6" CUP Saucer (s) Ivory (6) Vintage $39.99 3h 37m
vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA-TURQUOISE 5 vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA-TURQUOISE 5" fruit bowl late 1930's $14.99 3h 43m
VINTAGE 1950s FIESTA  Turquoise Nappy Bowl Large 8.5 VINTAGE 1950s FIESTA Turquoise Nappy Bowl Large 8.5" BOWL LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $25.00 3h 56m
Fiesta Ivory Compartmental Plate Fiesta Ivory Compartmental Plate $25.00 3h 59m
VINTAGE  YELLOW  FIESTA SAUCE BOAT  -FIESTAWARE                        k VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA SAUCE BOAT -FIESTAWARE k $15.00 4h 2m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN CO ORIGINAL YELLOW 12 VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN CO ORIGINAL YELLOW 12" CHARGER / ROUND PLATTER $12.99 4h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN CO LOT OF 4 SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN CO LOT OF 4 SAUCERS $12.99 4h 14m
Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta 4 3/4 Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowls - Fiestaware $62.50 4h 16m
Fiesta Vintage Set of 4 Deep Plate Bowls in 1950's Colors - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Set of 4 Deep Plate Bowls in 1950's Colors - Fiestaware $74.50 4h 18m
Fiesta Vintage Gray ( Grey ) 8 1/2 Fiesta Vintage Gray ( Grey ) 8 1/2" Nappy Bowl (1950 - 1959) $29.50 4h 19m
Original 1939 NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR Fiesta PLATE American Potter 7 1/8 Original 1939 NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR Fiesta PLATE American Potter 7 1/8" $24.00 4h 24m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN CO LOT OF 4 DINNER PLATES VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN CO LOT OF 4 DINNER PLATES $19.99 4h 25m
Fiesta Ware Four Piece Setting Sunflower Turqouise Medium Green Ivory Fiesta Ware Four Piece Setting Sunflower Turqouise Medium Green Ivory $49.95 4h 29m
Vintage Fiesta Collectors Three Country Living Magazines with fiesta in them Vintage Fiesta Collectors Three Country Living Magazines with fiesta in them $9.99 4h 32m
7960:  Vintage Fiesta SET 4 Turquoise Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Fiestaware 7960: Vintage Fiesta SET 4 Turquoise Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Fiestaware $20.00 4h 34m
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 4h 36m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Comport, Radioactive Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Comport, Radioactive Red, Nice $125.99 4h 36m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Nice $22.47 4h 36m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Nice $22.48 4h 36m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Turquoise blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Turquoise blue, Nice $14.39 4h 36m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Excellent Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Excellent $25.19 4h 36m
Vintage Fiesta Original Cobalt 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Original Cobalt 9 1/2" Nappy Serving Bowl $45.00 4h 39m
Vintage Fiesta Original Red Nappy Bowl 8 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Original Red Nappy Bowl 8 1/2" diameter Fiestaware 0 $49.00 4h 47m
Fiesta Vintage Ivory Bulb Candleholder Original (1936 - 1944) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Ivory Bulb Candleholder Original (1936 - 1944) - Fiestaware $39.50 4h 57m
Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Disc Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin HLC Fiestaware 64 oz Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Disc Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin HLC Fiestaware 64 oz $47.99 4h 58m
Vintage FIESTA Set Of 2 Plates Turquoise Aqua Blue 9 Vintage FIESTA Set Of 2 Plates Turquoise Aqua Blue 9"5/8 6"1/2 $11.79 5h 6m
Set of 4 Vintage Ivory Cream Fiesta Ware  5 1/2 Set of 4 Vintage Ivory Cream Fiesta Ware 5 1/2 " Berry Dessert Bowls $15.99 5h 7m
Fiesta 15 Fiesta 15" Turquoise Chop-Plate $55.00 5h 11m
Fiesta 12 Fiesta 12" Red Chop-Plate $25.00 5h 14m
Vintage Fiesta Water Pitcher Royal Blue 8 Vintage Fiesta Water Pitcher Royal Blue 8"W x 7"H $14.95 5h 15m
Vintage Fiesta 5.5 Vintage Fiesta 5.5" Fruit Bowl Original Yellow PERFECT! 1960's EXC $12.00 5h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Ware 9.5 Vintage Fiesta Ware 9.5" Dinner/Lunch Plate Medium Green 1960's Luncheon $18.00 5h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Ware HLC Cobalt Blue Bud Vase EXC Vintage Fiesta Ware HLC Cobalt Blue Bud Vase EXC $45.00 5h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Set/4 Lot 6 Vintage Fiesta Set/4 Lot 6" Bread Plates Medium Green Yellow Turquoise Red EXC $22.00 5h 24m
1936 OLD VINTAGE FIESTA IVORY RING HANDLE CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC 1936 OLD VINTAGE FIESTA IVORY RING HANDLE CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $19.99 5h 26m
Fiesta Vintage Mixing Bowl #3 Turquoise NO Inside Bottom Rings 316.231 Fiesta Vintage Mixing Bowl #3 Turquoise NO Inside Bottom Rings 316.231 $135.00 5h 29m
Fiesta Vintage Carafe Green Fiestaware Fiesta Excellent 316.232 Fiesta Vintage Carafe Green Fiestaware Fiesta Excellent 316.232 $300.00 5h 34m
Set of 6 Vintage Fiesta 10 1/2 Set of 6 Vintage Fiesta 10 1/2" Dinner Plates 11 $12.00 5h 38m
White Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Lidded Sugar Bowl Creamer & Tray White Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Lidded Sugar Bowl Creamer & Tray 1 $18.99 5h 41m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Salad Plate 221152 Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Salad Plate 221152 $27.99 5h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Pepper Shaker Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Pepper Shaker Fiestaware 0 $14.99 5h 43m
Vintage Fiesta Collectors Two Magazines with fiesta in them Country Living Vintage Fiesta Collectors Two Magazines with fiesta in them Country Living $9.99 5h 44m
Fiesta Vintage 12 Fiesta Vintage 12" Comport Original Green Fiestaware 316.235 $170.00 5h 45m
2-Vintage Fiesta Ware Ashtrays, Cobalt & Yellow, Old Not Reproduction 2-Vintage Fiesta Ware Ashtrays, Cobalt & Yellow, Old Not Reproduction 0 $12.00 5h 52m
Fiesta Vintage Medium Teapot Original Red Fiestaware Fiesta Excellent 316.236 Fiesta Vintage Medium Teapot Original Red Fiestaware Fiesta Excellent 316.236 $195.00 5h 53m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 9.5 BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 9.5" BOWL EXCELLENT CONDITION $39.99 6h
Fiesta Vintage Ice Lip Pitcher Cobalt Fiesta Excellent 316.238 Fiesta Vintage Ice Lip Pitcher Cobalt Fiesta Excellent 316.238 $140.00 6h 5m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Chartreuse Older Oval Platter 12½” 1951-5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Chartreuse Older Oval Platter 12½” 1951-5 $19.99 6h 5m
Fiesta Vintage Ice Lip Pitcher Cobalt Fiesta ISSUES 316.238A Fiesta Vintage Ice Lip Pitcher Cobalt Fiesta ISSUES 316.238A $45.00 6h 15m
Fiesta Tricolator Original Green Bowl Unique Rare Bowl Fiestaware History 1938 Fiesta Tricolator Original Green Bowl Unique Rare Bowl Fiestaware History 1938 $412.42 6h 17m
Fiesta Turquoise 12” Cake Plate Platter Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 12” Cake Plate Platter Fiestaware Vintage $35.94 6h 17m
Fiesta Cobalt Vintage Blue Fiestaware Large Ice Lip Water Pitcher  Fiesta Cobalt Vintage Blue Fiestaware Large Ice Lip Water Pitcher  $30.41 6h 17m
Fiesta Gray Vintage Covered Casserole Dish Bowl with Lid Fiestaware 1950's Color Fiesta Gray Vintage Covered Casserole Dish Bowl with Lid Fiestaware 1950's Color $123.78 6h 17m
FIESTA HLC 10 1/2 FIESTA HLC 10 1/2" Divided Compartment Plate IVORY Vintage Stamped (OLDER) $29.99 6h 17m
FIESTA HLC 10 FIESTA HLC 10" Dinner Plate COBALT BLUE Vintage (OLDER) $14.99 6h 21m
FIESTA HLC 10 FIESTA HLC 10" Dinner Plate IVORY Vintage Unmarked (OLDER) $12.99 6h 24m

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