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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 Yellow Ribbed Nesting Bowl Vintage Repaired Used For Display 6.5 Fiesta Yellow Ribbed Nesting Bowl Vintage Repaired Used For Display 6.5" X 4.5" 0 $14.00 46m
Single Fiesta Turquoise Shaker w Rubber Stopper Vintage 6 Holes Fiestaware Ball Single Fiesta Turquoise Shaker w Rubber Stopper Vintage 6 Holes Fiestaware Ball $11.97 47m
Fiesta Rose 5 Fiesta Rose 5"Fruit Bowl by Homer Laughlin 0 $6.99 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9.5" Dinner or Luncheon Plate Original Green Older $17.99 59m
 Fiesta Ware 60th Anniversary Tumbler Periwinkle Blue Pale Blue Fiesta Ware 60th Anniversary Tumbler Periwinkle Blue Pale Blue $29.99 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9.5" Dinner or Luncheon Plate Ivory Older $14.99 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9.5" Dinner or Luncheon Plate Red Orange Older $22.99 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 7.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 7.5" Cake Salad Plate Yellow Older $8.99 59m
Fiesta Rose 8-1/2 Fiesta Rose 8-1/2" Bowl -Homer Laughlin 0 $24.99 1h 1m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9-1/2 Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9-1/2" Fiesta Rose Bowl 0 $9.99 1h 7m
Vintage Rose Juice Tumbler Fiestaware Homer Laughlin 5 Oz 1950's Fiesta Vintage Rose Juice Tumbler Fiestaware Homer Laughlin 5 Oz 1950's Fiesta $49.50 1h 11m
1930's Vintage Fiesta Ware Original Light Green Gravy Boat 1930's Vintage Fiesta Ware Original Light Green Gravy Boat $40.00 1h 26m
OLD VINTAGE 1936 YELLOW FIESTA 9 OLD VINTAGE 1936 YELLOW FIESTA 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $24.99 1h 36m
RARE 1937 VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA 8 RARE 1937 VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA 8" RIMMED SOUP BOWL FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $59.97 1h 36m
OLD VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE LARGE SERVING NAPPY BOWL 8 1/2 OLD VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE LARGE SERVING NAPPY BOWL 8 1/2" HOMER LAUGHLIN $39.99 1h 36m
VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 10 VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 10" DINNER PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $69.99 1h 36m
FIESTA 1936 VINTAGE OLD IVORY BREAD & BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTA 1936 VINTAGE OLD IVORY BREAD & BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $19.99 1h 36m
1970 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD BREAD BUTTER PLATE 1970 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD BREAD BUTTER PLATE $14.95 1h 36m
OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 5 1/2 OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $19.99 1h 36m
OLD VINTAGE FIESTA 1937 TURQUOISE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC VTG OLD VINTAGE FIESTA 1937 TURQUOISE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC VTG $29.99 1h 37m
VINTAGE 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL Pattern 6 VINTAGE 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL Pattern 6" YELLOW COUPE CEREAL BOWL FIESTA $24.99 1h 37m
OLD VINTAGE 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN BREAD BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE OLD VINTAGE 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN BREAD BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE $13.98 1h 37m
FIESTA 9 FIESTA 9" OLD VINTAGE 1936 YELLOW LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN $24.99 1h 37m
OLD COBALT BLUE 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE LUNCHEON PLATE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN OLD COBALT BLUE 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE LUNCHEON PLATE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN $29.97 1h 38m
OLD VINTAGE 1937 FIESTA TURQUOISE PEPPER OR SALT HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC 1 OLD VINTAGE 1937 FIESTA TURQUOISE PEPPER OR SALT HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC 1 $29.95 1h 38m
OLD VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 9 OLD VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $29.97 1h 38m
VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING #2 MIXING BOWL VERY NICE VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING #2 MIXING BOWL VERY NICE $94.99 1h 43m
Vintage Fiesta Saucers Vintage Fiesta Saucers $45.00 2h 2m
VINTAGE  FIESTA  GREEN 5 VINTAGE FIESTA GREEN 5" 1/2 x 2" BOWL 0 $12.00 2h 3m
VINTAGE  5th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1984 VINTAGE 5th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1984 $5.00 2h 12m
Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) $79.50 2h 15m
VINTAGE  6th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1987 VINTAGE 6th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1987 $5.00 2h 18m
lot of 2 vintage fiesta ware dessert bowls in turquoise and rose lot of 2 vintage fiesta ware dessert bowls in turquoise and rose 0 $29.99 2h 25m
vintage Fiesta Ware relish tray in all 6 original colors vintage Fiesta Ware relish tray in all 6 original colors 0 $329.99 2h 25m
Vintage fiesta ware 10 Vintage fiesta ware 10" plate - red 0 $24.99 2h 25m
Fiesta Vintage Original Green #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) Fiesta Vintage Original Green #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) $79.50 2h 25m
vintage Fiesta Ware relish tray in cobalt blue vintage Fiesta Ware relish tray in cobalt blue 0 $229.99 2h 25m
Fiesta Vintage 5 1/2 Fiesta Vintage 5 1/2" Nappy Style Fruit Bowls Set of 4 - Fiestaware (1951-1959) $77.50 2h 27m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Lt Green 4 3/4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Lt Green 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Bowls $45.00 2h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Lt Green 4 3/4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Lt Green 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Bowls $35.00 2h 31m
VINTAGE Fiesta Colbalt #6 Mixing Bowl (9 11/16 VINTAGE Fiesta Colbalt #6 Mixing Bowl (9 11/16" x 6 5/16") $50.00 2h 50m
Lot of 2 Fiesta Sea Green 8 1/2 Lot of 2 Fiesta Sea Green 8 1/2" Serving Bowl & 10oz Tumbler Ceramic Vintage $73.91 3h 1m
Vintage Original FIESTA YELLOW DISK JUICE BEVERAGE Pitcher Mint 1940s Signed Vintage Original FIESTA YELLOW DISK JUICE BEVERAGE Pitcher Mint 1940s Signed $119.95 3h 2m
LOT OF 6 Piece 1- Orange / 5 - Yellow Homer Laughlin VINTAGE FIESTA Salt/pepper+ LOT OF 6 Piece 1- Orange / 5 - Yellow Homer Laughlin VINTAGE FIESTA Salt/pepper+ $50.00 3h 16m
Fiesta Retired Heather Mugs Set/4! Fiesta Retired Heather Mugs Set/4! $48.00 3h 20m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer's Set of 2 Original White Glaze Vintage Fiesta Saucer's Set of 2 Original White Glaze 0 $0.99 4h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Red 9 1/2" Nappy Homer Laughlin Vegetable Bowl $125.00 4h 37m
6 Vintage FIESTA Rimmed Soup Bowls, Original Colors 6 Vintage FIESTA Rimmed Soup Bowls, Original Colors $69.99 4h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Turquoise Stick Handle Demitasse Cup Saucer Homer Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Turquoise Stick Handle Demitasse Cup Saucer Homer $125.00 4h 53m
Vintage Fiesta 7.5 Vintage Fiesta 7.5" Large Cobalt Blue Disk Water Pitcher 72 oz Capacity HLC USA $49.99 5h 5m
HLC Fiesta Light Green 7 HLC Fiesta Light Green 7" Soup Bowl Homer Langhlin USA $18.99 5h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Medium Green 9 Vintage Fiesta Medium Green 9" Lunch Plate - Fiestaware (1959 - 1969) $34.50 5h 7m
Vintage Light Chartreuse  Green Genuine Fiesta Saucers Vintage Light Chartreuse Green Genuine Fiesta Saucers $9.99 5h 15m
Vintage Fiesta Salt and Pepper in Yellow Vintage Fiesta Salt and Pepper in Yellow 0 $5.00 5h 16m
Vintage Fiesta Figure-8 Tray Cobalt Vintage Fiesta Figure-8 Tray Cobalt 1 $7.00 5h 16m
Vintage Fiesta Deep Plate Cobalt Vintage Fiesta Deep Plate Cobalt 0 $12.00 5h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Creamer in Cobalt Vintage Fiesta Creamer in Cobalt 0 $7.50 5h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt 5 ½ inch Fruit Bowl and Cobalt 4 ¾ inch Fruit Bowl Vintage Fiesta Cobalt 5 ½ inch Fruit Bowl and Cobalt 4 ¾ inch Fruit Bowl 0 $7.00 5h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Salt and Pepper in Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Salt and Pepper in Turquoise 0 $5.50 5h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Sauce or Gravy Boat Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Sauce or Gravy Boat Turquoise 0 $7.00 5h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Sauce or Gravy Boat Yellow Vintage Fiesta Sauce or Gravy Boat Yellow 0 $12.00 5h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Creamer in Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Creamer in Turquoise 0 $4.00 5h 19m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Butter Dish Pale Yellow Vintage Old Line Base Bottom Only Homer Laughlin Fiesta Butter Dish Pale Yellow Vintage Old Line Base Bottom Only $20.00 5h 19m
Five Vintage Fiesta 5 ½ inch Fruit Bowls in Yellow, Turquoise, Ivory, Green Five Vintage Fiesta 5 ½ inch Fruit Bowls in Yellow, Turquoise, Ivory, Green 0 $12.00 5h 19m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #7 Ivory Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl #7 Ivory $630.00 5h 28m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Large Teapot w/ Lid (1938 - 1946) Excellent Condition Vintage Fiesta Yellow Large Teapot w/ Lid (1938 - 1946) Excellent Condition $145.00 5h 39m
Fiesta Vintage Lot of 4 Lunch Plates 9 1/2 Fiesta Vintage Lot of 4 Lunch Plates 9 1/2" 1950's Original Colors (1951 - 1959) $49.50 5h 39m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta, Cobalt Blue, Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Lid Homer Laughlin Fiesta, Cobalt Blue, Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Lid 0 $17.95 5h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise chop plate charger platter 14 inches Vintage Fiesta Turquoise chop plate charger platter 14 inches 0 $39.00 5h 52m
Fiesta White 64 ounce pitcher (Never used ) Fiesta White 64 ounce pitcher (Never used ) $34.00 5h 54m
VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6 VINTAGE FIESTA--ORIGINAL RED & COLBALT-SET OF 4 - 6" SAUCERS $15.00 5h 54m
2 Early/Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue 9 1/2 2 Early/Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue 9 1/2" Luncheon Plates ~ Unmarked 0 $16.99 5h 55m
1 Early/Vintage Fiesta Forest Green 9 1/2 1 Early/Vintage Fiesta Forest Green 9 1/2" Luncheon Plate 0 $15.99 5h 55m
Vintage Green / Gray Plate Homer / Fiesta Original Lot of 6 (A) Vintage Green / Gray Plate Homer / Fiesta Original Lot of 6 (A) $12.95 6h 3m
Genuine Fiesta Enamel Ware White Metal Bowl With Flaws Genuine Fiesta Enamel Ware White Metal Bowl With Flaws $21.97 6h 6m
Fiesta Vintage Turquoise Large Teapot with Lid (1938 - 1946) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Turquoise Large Teapot with Lid (1938 - 1946) - Fiestaware $138.00 6h 18m
Vintage 1 Fiesta Ware Turquoise Salt & Pepper Shaker Fiestaware Juniper Ball NEW Vintage 1 Fiesta Ware Turquoise Salt & Pepper Shaker Fiestaware Juniper Ball NEW 0 $9.99 6h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Aqua Blue Fiesta 7.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Aqua Blue Fiesta 7.5" Plate $5.00 6h 23m
Vintage Fiesta #1 Mixing Bowl Lid Cover in Yellow Vintage Fiesta #1 Mixing Bowl Lid Cover in Yellow 0 $199.99 6h 39m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Tumbler, Water Glass, Ivory or cream, Fleabite Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Tumbler, Water Glass, Ivory or cream, Fleabite $14.39 6h 45m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage Teacup & Saucer , Yellow - some issues Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage Teacup & Saucer , Yellow - some issues $4.49 6h 45m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Yellow, Very Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Yellow, Very Nice $14.39 6h 45m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Yellow,  Nice with rim chip Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Yellow, Nice with rim chip $8.09 6h 45m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Medium Tea Pot LID ONLY, Red, Excellent Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Medium Tea Pot LID ONLY, Red, Excellent $42.29 6h 45m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Juice Tumbler, Water Glass, Light green, rim chip Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Juice Tumbler, Water Glass, Light green, rim chip $13.49 6h 45m
VINTAGE FIESTA SIT N SIP ADVERTISING MUG VINTAGE FIESTA SIT N SIP ADVERTISING MUG 0 $9.99 6h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Medium Green Creamer FREE SHIPPING Vintage Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Medium Green Creamer FREE SHIPPING $75.00 6h 48m
Antique Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Gravy Boat Antique Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Gravy Boat $7.99 6h 50m
Vintage Fiesta #3 Mixing Bowl Lid Cover in Ivory Vintage Fiesta #3 Mixing Bowl Lid Cover in Ivory 1 $199.99 6h 52m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 13 Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 13" Chop Plate, Single Foot, Turquoise blue, Nice $26.09 6h 54m
Vintage Fiesta #4 Mixing Bowl Lid Cover in Green Vintage Fiesta #4 Mixing Bowl Lid Cover in Green 0 $199.99 6h 56m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Lemongrass Chartreuse Salad Plate ~ 7 1/4 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Lemongrass Chartreuse Salad Plate ~ 7 1/4" D $7.99 6h 58m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Lemongrass Chartreuse Color Dinner Plate ~ 10 1/2 Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Lemongrass Chartreuse Color Dinner Plate ~ 10 1/2" D $5.59 6h 58m
Vintage Fiesta China Lemongrass Chartreuse Color Coffee / Tea Cup Mug Vintage Fiesta China Lemongrass Chartreuse Color Coffee / Tea Cup Mug $3.99 6h 58m
Vintage Fiesta China Chartreuse Color Cereal / Salad Bowl Vintage Fiesta China Chartreuse Color Cereal / Salad Bowl $5.59 6h 59m
Vintage Yellow Large Fiesta Disc Pitcher Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Vintage Yellow Large Fiesta Disc Pitcher Fiestaware Homer Laughlin 0 $20.99 7h 14m
Vintage FIESTA TURQUOISE CUP and SAUCER ~ Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin Vintage FIESTA TURQUOISE CUP and SAUCER ~ Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin $8.00 7h 16m
FIESTA 9 FIESTA 9" Plate Original Yellow new from storage Vintage ORIGINAL OWNER $28.00 7h 17m
FIESTA Bowl #3 original light green ORIGINAL OWNER FIESTA Bowl #3 original light green ORIGINAL OWNER $100.00 7h 17m
FIESTA Salt/Pepper Shaker Original Light Green ORIGINAL OWNER FIESTA Salt/Pepper Shaker Original Light Green ORIGINAL OWNER $25.00 7h 17m

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