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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 1950'S SET OF 2  TURQUOISE  SALAD/DESSERT PLATES MARK ON BOTTOM FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S SET OF 2 TURQUOISE SALAD/DESSERT PLATES MARK ON BOTTOM $40.00 33m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S RED 7 1/2 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S RED 7 1/2" TO 7 1/2" SALAD/DESSERT PLATES MARK ON BOTTOM $25.00 37m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S  YELLOW 7 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S YELLOW 7" SALAD/DESSERT PLATES MARK ON BOTTOM $20.00 39m
Set of 4 Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Red Orange 7-1/2 Set of 4 Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Red Orange 7-1/2" Salad Plates Bread $32.99 41m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S  SET OF 2  RED SAUCERS  6 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S SET OF 2 RED SAUCERS 6" MARKED ON BOTTOM $15.00 49m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S CHARTREUSE SAUCER  6 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S CHARTREUSE SAUCER 6" MARKED ON BOTTOM $10.00 52m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S TURQUOISE SAUCER  6 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S TURQUOISE SAUCER 6" MARKED ON BOTTOM $10.00 55m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S YELLOW SAUCER  6 FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S YELLOW SAUCER 6" MARKED ON BOTTOM $10.00 57m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Green COVERED Casserole EXCELLENT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Green COVERED Casserole EXCELLENT $499.99 59m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT MEDIUM GREEN EXCELLENT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT MEDIUM GREEN EXCELLENT $114.99 1h
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S TURQUOISE  BLUE SERVING BOWL   NO MARKING ON BACK FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S TURQUOISE BLUE SERVING BOWL NO MARKING ON BACK $100.00 1h 8m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S TURQUOISE BLUE TEACUP  & SAUCER FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S TURQUOISE BLUE TEACUP & SAUCER $30.00 1h 24m
FIESTA  VINTAGE 1950'S -3 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 TURQUOISE CREAM SOUP/1 RED DEEP BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE 1950'S -3 DAMAGE ITEMS - 2 TURQUOISE CREAM SOUP/1 RED DEEP BOWL $80.00 1h 40m
Sheffield Ironstone Amberstone Brown Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin-Fiesta- FREE SHIP Sheffield Ironstone Amberstone Brown Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin-Fiesta- FREE SHIP $27.00 2h 5m
Lot 3 Vintage White Fiesta Serving Bowls, One Lidded Lot 3 Vintage White Fiesta Serving Bowls, One Lidded $52.95 2h 54m
Retired FIESTAWARE 7 Retired FIESTAWARE 7" Pink Cereal Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin HLC Fiesta Rose $12.99 3h 45m
Fiesta Ware Set of 10 White Ring Handled Tom and Jerry Mugs  HLC USA Fiesta Ware Set of 10 White Ring Handled Tom and Jerry Mugs HLC USA $50.00 5h 35m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowl 220898 Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowl 220898 $33.99 7h 41m
Vintage Yellow Marked Fiesta Cup & Saucer Pottery Vintage Yellow Marked Fiesta Cup & Saucer Pottery $8.90 7h 42m
Vintage Blue Pottery Marked Fiesta Cup Saucer 2 pieces Vintage Blue Pottery Marked Fiesta Cup Saucer 2 pieces $8.90 7h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Blue Bowl with Handles Vintage Fiesta Blue Bowl with Handles $17.50 7h 45m
Vintage Pottery Teal Blue-Green Marked Fiesta Cup Saucer 2 Pc Vintage Pottery Teal Blue-Green Marked Fiesta Cup Saucer 2 Pc $8.90 7h 48m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Pepper Shaker Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Pepper Shaker Fiestaware $20.00 7h 49m
vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA-TURQUOISE 5 vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA-TURQUOISE 5" fruit bowl late 1930's $14.99 8h 51m
Vintage (1937-1969) Fiesta 15 Vintage (1937-1969) Fiesta 15" Chop Plate in Original Turquoise Glaze 0 $100.00 9h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Antique Gold 4 Cereal Bowls 6 3/8 Inches Vintage Fiesta Antique Gold 4 Cereal Bowls 6 3/8 Inches $24.99 9h 30m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Berry  Gold Bowls Vintage Fiesta 6 Berry Gold Bowls $29.99 9h 35m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow 13 Vintage Fiestaware Yellow 13" Chop Plate - Fiesta HLC Charger Plate $23.00 10h 2m
Vintage Fiestaware MEDIUM GREEN Cup & Saucer - 1950s Fiesta Ring Handled Teacup Vintage Fiestaware MEDIUM GREEN Cup & Saucer - 1950s Fiesta Ring Handled Teacup $20.00 10h 2m
Vintage Fiestaware Red 13 Vintage Fiestaware Red 13" Chop Plate - Fiesta HLC Charger Plate Original Red $48.00 10h 2m
Fiesta Vintage Ice Lip Pitcher Yellow Fiesta Excellent 616.173 Fiesta Vintage Ice Lip Pitcher Yellow Fiesta Excellent 616.173 $120.00 10h 19m
Fiesta Rose Creamer & Covered Sugar Fiesta Rose Creamer & Covered Sugar $20.00 10h 25m
VINTAGE FIESTA RED Tom and Jerry Coffee Mug in  Perfect Unused Condition! VINTAGE FIESTA RED Tom and Jerry Coffee Mug in Perfect Unused Condition! 4 $10.50 10h 35m
OLD VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA DISC 5 3/4” JUICE WATER PITCHER HOMER LAUGHLIN Kitchen OLD VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA DISC 5 3/4” JUICE WATER PITCHER HOMER LAUGHLIN Kitchen 0 $25.95 10h 44m
True Vintage 1950's Homer Laughlin Fiesta Disc Juice Pitcher Four Juice Tumblers True Vintage 1950's Homer Laughlin Fiesta Disc Juice Pitcher Four Juice Tumblers $160.00 10h 57m
Four Vintage Fiesta 5 1/2 Four Vintage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl In Original Yellow Glaze Retired $49.00 10h 58m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Chartreuse Creamer & Sugar Bowl no Lid, Bright ! Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Chartreuse Creamer & Sugar Bowl no Lid, Bright ! 0 $6.99 11h 5m
FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC COUPE SOUP CEREAL BOWL ROSE 7 FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC COUPE SOUP CEREAL BOWL ROSE 7" x 2" $14.39 11h 9m
2 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin YELLOW Fruit/Berry Bowls 2 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin YELLOW Fruit/Berry Bowls $18.99 11h 15m
VINTAGE FIESTA Fiestaware Ivory Coffeepot base in MINTCondition! VINTAGE FIESTA Fiestaware Ivory Coffeepot base in MINTCondition! 2 $9.50 11h 35m
9 Fiesta HOMER LAUGHLIN 6 9 Fiesta HOMER LAUGHLIN 6" Fiestaware Saucers Multi Colors 0 $19.99 11h 44m
FIESTA TEAPOT - YELLOW - HLC - EUC FIESTA TEAPOT - YELLOW - HLC - EUC 0 $24.95 11h 47m
Lot of 15 Pieces of Fiesta Dinnerware Lot of 15 Pieces of Fiesta Dinnerware $39.99 11h 49m
VINTAGE FIESTA Fiestaware Original Yellow Sauce Boat  MINTCondition! VINTAGE FIESTA Fiestaware Original Yellow Sauce Boat MINTCondition! 0 $14.99 11h 51m
VINTAGE FIESTA Forest Green 5pc Place Setting, Beautiful Condition ! VINTAGE FIESTA Forest Green 5pc Place Setting, Beautiful Condition ! 1 $9.99 12h 5m
fiesta 1950's small plates fiesta 1950's small plates 0 $14.99 12h 20m
fiesta 1950's bowls fiesta 1950's bowls 0 $19.99 12h 27m
Fiesta Vintage Juice Tumbler yellow Fiestaware 1015.72 Fiesta Vintage Juice Tumbler yellow Fiestaware 1015.72 $20.00 12h 35m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Amberstone Lot of Two Dinner Plates Fiesta Homer Laughlin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Amberstone Lot of Two Dinner Plates Fiesta Homer Laughlin $12.00 13h 9m
Fiesta Ware Bright Yellow HLC Mug X 2 Plus One Fiesta Cereal Bowl Fiesta Ware Bright Yellow HLC Mug X 2 Plus One Fiesta Cereal Bowl 0 $10.00 13h 9m
Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Federated Xmas Christmas 9” Plate New Set of 5 Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Federated Xmas Christmas 9” Plate New Set of 5 $60.00 13h 25m
Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Rose Round Candle Holder # F-103 Set of 2 NIB! Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Rose Round Candle Holder # F-103 Set of 2 NIB! $18.00 13h 25m
Homer Laughlin Sheffield Amberstone Serving Bowl  Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Sheffield Amberstone Serving Bowl Vintage Fiesta 0 $9.99 13h 42m
Fiesta Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Coffee Pot with Lid Fiesta Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Coffee Pot with Lid $47.95 14h 3m
COLBALT BLUE FIESTA DINNERWARE 4 PIECE SET COLBALT BLUE FIESTA DINNERWARE 4 PIECE SET $14.85 14h 8m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow 1 of 7 3/8 Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow 1 of 7 3/8"(salad) and 3 of 6 1/4" dessert plates $39.99 14h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Ware USA Turquoise Large Tea Pot Ring Handle w/ Lid RARE Vintage Fiesta Ware USA Turquoise Large Tea Pot Ring Handle w/ Lid RARE 9 $37.20 14h 36m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage FOREST GREEN pattern Cup & Saucer HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage FOREST GREEN pattern Cup & Saucer $21.95 14h 37m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT 9 INCH PLATE VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COBALT 9 INCH PLATE $17.95 14h 38m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) 3 7/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) 3 7/8" Bulb Candleholder 221466 $27.99 14h 41m
Two Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Chartreuse 10 Two Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Chartreuse 10" Dinner Plates $29.99 14h 42m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage GRAY pattern Cup ONLY HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage GRAY pattern Cup ONLY $16.95 14h 54m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tom & Jerry Mug 220792 Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tom & Jerry Mug 220792 $88.95 14h 57m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage GRAY pattern Bread Plate @ 6-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage GRAY pattern Bread Plate @ 6-1/2" $19.95 14h 58m
Vintage FIESTA Ware Ivory White Carafe No Lid (AB965) Vintage FIESTA Ware Ivory White Carafe No Lid (AB965) $99.99 15h 1m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) pattern Saucer 6 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) pattern Saucer 6" $11.95 15h 7m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Dinner Plate 220881 Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Dinner Plate 220881 $49.99 15h 17m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - COBALT COLOR $24.99 15h 17m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - IVORY COLOR $24.99 15h 17m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 4 3/4 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL - ROSE $24.99 15h 17m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - RED COLOR $29.99 15h 17m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 8 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 8 1/2" NAPPY BOWL - GRAY COLOR $34.99 15h 17m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Tumbler, Water Glass, Cobalt Blue Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Tumbler, Water Glass, Cobalt Blue Nice $29.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice $59.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Large Tea Pot with Lid, Turquoise blue, Very Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Large Tea Pot with Lid, Turquoise blue, Very Nice $168.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Strip Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Strip $57.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Oval Platter, Rose pink, Excellent Condition Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Oval Platter, Rose pink, Excellent Condition $42.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage 8 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Serving Bowl, Gray, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage 8 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Serving Bowl, Gray, Nice $36.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 7 inch Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Nice $58.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Sugar Bowl, Gray, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Sugar Bowl, Gray, Nice $38.99 15h 22m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Creamer, Gray, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Creamer, Gray, Nice $31.99 15h 22m
Vintage  rare Fiesta Yellow 11 Vintage rare Fiesta Yellow 11" salad bowl round base-SALE $150.00 15h 22m
Vintage Bulb Salt Pepper Shakers Pair Fiesta Ware Vintage Bulb Salt Pepper Shakers Pair Fiesta Ware $60.00 15h 25m
Vintage Original Fiesta Dinnerware Cobalt Blue Grill Plate 10.5 Vintage Original Fiesta Dinnerware Cobalt Blue Grill Plate 10.5" EUC $24.99 15h 34m
Fiesta Vintage After Dinner Stick Handle Coffee Pot Red Fiestaware 615.55 Fiesta Vintage After Dinner Stick Handle Coffee Pot Red Fiestaware 615.55 $225.00 15h 43m
Fiesta Vintage 5 1/2 Fiesta Vintage 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl Turquoise Fiestaware pf.359a $17.50 15h 53m
Fiesta Vintage 5 1/2 Fiesta Vintage 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl Turquoise Fiestaware pf.359b $17.50 15h 55m
2 fiesta saucer 2 fiesta saucer $8.90 16h
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) pattern Luncheon Plate @ 9-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) pattern Luncheon Plate @ 9-1/2" $17.95 16h 7m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) Luncheon Plate @ 9-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) Luncheon Plate @ 9-1/2" - wear $14.95 16h 9m
FIESTA TURQUOISE SAUCE BOAT VINTAGE first quality FIESTA TURQUOISE SAUCE BOAT VINTAGE first quality $20.00 16h 16m
FIESTA YELLOW CUP AND SAUCER circa 1937-1951 FIESTA YELLOW CUP AND SAUCER circa 1937-1951 $11.00 16h 18m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Pale Yellow 6 Inch Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Pale Yellow 6 Inch Saucer $1.99 16h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Pair Tripod Candle Holders Red Hard to Find   515.113 Vintage Fiesta Pair Tripod Candle Holders Red Hard to Find 515.113 $425.00 16h 21m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) pattern 6 Piece Relish Set HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage OLD IVORY (CREAM) pattern 6 Piece Relish Set $349.95 16h 24m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage ROSE pattern Saucer HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage ROSE pattern Saucer $10.95 16h 40m
Vintage 1950's Fiesta Forest Green Dessert Bowl & Salad Plate HLCO Fiestaware Vintage 1950's Fiesta Forest Green Dessert Bowl & Salad Plate HLCO Fiestaware 0 $29.99 16h 45m
VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA DISC WATER JUG-FIESTAWARE                     Y VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA DISC WATER JUG-FIESTAWARE Y $20.00 16h 51m
VINTAGE YELLOW  FIESTA  #5  MIXING BOWL -FIESTAWARE                  y VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA #5 MIXING BOWL -FIESTAWARE y $20.00 16h 53m
Vintage HLC Genuine Fiesta Sunflower Yellow 7-3/8 Vintage HLC Genuine Fiesta Sunflower Yellow 7-3/8" Salad Plate 0 $7.99 16h 54m

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