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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 Fiesta Ware Gray Grey 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware Gray Grey 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiestaware $29.00 48m
Vintage Colbalt Blue Fiesta pitcher Vintage Colbalt Blue Fiesta pitcher $30.00 1h 4m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Ware Pottery covered butter dish - marked FIESTA, HLC Vintage HLC Fiesta Ware Pottery covered butter dish - marked FIESTA, HLC $22.00 1h 32m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 173 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 173 $46.81 1h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 207 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 207 $46.81 1h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 156 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 156 $46.81 1h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 155 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 155 $46.81 1h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 172 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 172 $46.81 1h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Chop Plate Platter 12 Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Chop Plate Platter 12" HLO 0 $10.00 2h 28m
Vintage Fiesta Ware colbalt Blue Relish Tray insert. Flawed Vintage Fiesta Ware colbalt Blue Relish Tray insert. Flawed 0 $7.50 2h 31m
 FIESTA COBALT BLUE TEAPOT 44OZ FROM THE 1980'S FIESTA COBALT BLUE TEAPOT 44OZ FROM THE 1980'S 2 $6.17 3h 19m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY DISC PITCHER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY DISC PITCHER $35.99 3h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Pair of 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Pair of 6" Yellow and BLUE SAUCERS -15 $6.00 3h 32m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 139 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 139 $46.81 3h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 189 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 189 $46.81 3h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 190 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 190 $46.81 3h 52m
Vtg FIESTA RED  #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Inside Rings FLAW Small Rim chips Vtg FIESTA RED #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Inside Rings FLAW Small Rim chips 0 $40.00 4h 4m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage MIXING BOWL #5 Colbalt -3/4 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage MIXING BOWL #5 Colbalt -3/4" tall 8-3/4" across 0 $35.00 4h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Blue #4 Mixing Bowl No Rings Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Blue #4 Mixing Bowl No Rings 0 $30.00 4h 10m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6" saucers lot of 8 #3 $22.99 4h 11m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6" saucers lot of 8 #1 $22.99 4h 11m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6" saucers lot of 8 #2 $22.99 4h 11m
Vintage Vintage "fiesta" 14 Inch Chop Plate in Yellow (Golden Yellow) 0 $55.00 4h 23m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tripod Candleholder 220769 Homer Laughlin FIESTA OLD IVORY (OLDER) Tripod Candleholder 220769 $199.95 4h 52m
Vintage fiesta Juice Picture In Butter Scotch Yellow Vintage fiesta Juice Picture In Butter Scotch Yellow 0 $16.99 5h 11m
Vintage Fiesta  Antique Gold Platter Fiestaware 12 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Antique Gold Platter Fiestaware 12 1/2" $10.00 5h 14m
Vintage Fiesta Antique Gold Platter  12 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Antique Gold Platter 12 1/2" $10.00 5h 15m
1950's  GOLD FIESTA CREAMER ,SUGAR BOWL             1950's GOLD FIESTA CREAMER ,SUGAR BOWL $15.00 5h 15m
Fiesta Ware Apricot Mini Casserole Bowl Dish With Lid Kitchenware Fiesta Ware Apricot Mini Casserole Bowl Dish With Lid Kitchenware 0 $0.99 5h 16m
Vintage Fiesta  Budvase, not reproduction Vintage Fiesta Budvase, not reproduction $100.00 5h 16m
Vintage Fiesta, budvase, Original Fiesta -  not reproduction Vintage Fiesta, budvase, Original Fiesta - not reproduction $100.00 5h 16m
Vintage Lot Of Fiesta ORIGINAL COLORS Homer Laughlin Rare Cups Saucers Vintage Lot Of Fiesta ORIGINAL COLORS Homer Laughlin Rare Cups Saucers $69.95 5h 21m
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" $175.00 5h 42m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta USA Blue Turquoise Dinner Plate 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta USA Blue Turquoise Dinner Plate 9 1/4" $8.00 5h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Bread & Butter Plate in Yellow - 1950's or 60's Vintage Fiesta Ware Bread & Butter Plate in Yellow - 1950's or 60's 0 $4.99 5h 59m
Vintage Fiestaware Peacock Blue Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Peacock Blue Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Fiesta $15.99 6h 12m
Vintage Fiesta ware #6 Original Ivory Mixing Bowl Vintage Fiesta ware #6 Original Ivory Mixing Bowl $325.00 6h 15m
VINTAGE FIESTA GREE 12 INCH GREE VASE VINTAGE FIESTA GREE 12 INCH GREE VASE 1 $300.00 6h 15m
Lot o f4 Vintage FIESTA WARE Coffee Saucers - 2 Blue 2 Yellow - NICE PLATES Lot o f4 Vintage FIESTA WARE Coffee Saucers - 2 Blue 2 Yellow - NICE PLATES $14.95 6h 16m
Vintage Fiesta 9.5 Vintage Fiesta 9.5" Green Nappy Bowl Excellent Condition $39.99 6h 17m
4 Fiesta Oval Platters - Retired Color/Apricot 4 Fiesta Oval Platters - Retired Color/Apricot 0 $27.99 6h 23m
VINTAGE FIESTA 10 INCH TURQUOISE VASE VINTAGE FIESTA 10 INCH TURQUOISE VASE 0 $200.00 6h 28m
Old Rose Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Antique Vintage Cup Saucer Perfect Old Rose Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Antique Vintage Cup Saucer Perfect 0 $14.99 6h 40m
Gray Fiesta Fiestaware Older Antique Fruit Dessert Bowl 5 1/2 Gray Fiesta Fiestaware Older Antique Fruit Dessert Bowl 5 1/2" 1950's Perfect 0 $29.99 6h 41m
Cream Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique Cream Dinner Plate Fiestaware Cream Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique Cream Dinner Plate Fiestaware 0 $12.99 6h 42m
Cream Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique 12 Cream Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique 12" Plate Round Platter Fiestaware 0 $24.99 6h 42m
VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE 12 INCH VASE VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE 12 INCH VASE 0 $800.00 6h 43m
Red (Orange) Older Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Coffee Cup Perfect Red (Orange) Older Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Coffee Cup Perfect 0 $19.99 6h 43m
Red (Orange) Older Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 9 1/2 Red (Orange) Older Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 9 1/2" Luncheon Dinner Plate 0 $19.99 6h 44m
Red (Orange) Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique Pottery Large Tea Pot Rare! Red (Orange) Fiesta Homer Laughlin Older Antique Pottery Large Tea Pot Rare! 0 $229.99 6h 45m
Fiesta Ware Rose Homer Laughlin 8 Fiesta Ware Rose Homer Laughlin 8" Round Vegetable Bowl Discontinued Perfect 0 $24.99 6h 45m
Genuine Fiesta HLC Saucer Genuine Fiesta HLC Saucer $10.00 7h 29m
Vintage HLC Tom and Jerry Fiesta Mug Vintage HLC Tom and Jerry Fiesta Mug $8.00 7h 29m
Vintage Fiesta HLC Tom and Jerry mug Vintage Fiesta HLC Tom and Jerry mug $8.00 7h 30m
 Fiesta Ware Vintage 12 Fiesta Ware Vintage 12" Chop Plate Serving Platter Original Yellow 0 $19.00 7h 37m
VINTAGE FIESTA DISK PITCHER ORIGINAL YELLOW GLAZE Fiestaware USA VINTAGE FIESTA DISK PITCHER ORIGINAL YELLOW GLAZE Fiestaware USA $17.99 7h 41m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate S221426G3 Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate S221426G3 $3.99 7h 43m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Vintage Mixing Bowl Lid, #2 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Vintage Mixing Bowl Lid, #2 0 $250.00 7h 47m
Old Salt Shakers,One Blue,One Green,Appear Fiesta or Fiesta-Like Old Salt Shakers,One Blue,One Green,Appear Fiesta or Fiesta-Like $22.00 8h 2m
VINTAGE Green  FIESTA FIESTAWARE Tea Cup HOMER LAUGHLIN Teacup Coffee Cup VINTAGE Green FIESTA FIESTAWARE Tea Cup HOMER LAUGHLIN Teacup Coffee Cup $7.49 8h 3m
VINTAGE FIESTA JUBILEE'S  CREAM BEIGE JUICE TUMBLER -FIESTAWARE   VINTAGE FIESTA JUBILEE'S CREAM BEIGE JUICE TUMBLER -FIESTAWARE $55.00 8h 16m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9.5 VINTAGE FIESTA 9.5" light GREEN luncheon PLATE $19.99 8h 20m
Vintage Fiesta Flat Cake Plate Original 1937 Green Many Concentric Rings  Vintage Fiesta Flat Cake Plate Original 1937 Green Many Concentric Rings $474.99 8h 25m
Vintage Ivory Fiesta Ware Dessert Plate  (1936-1951 HLC) - 6 Vintage Ivory Fiesta Ware Dessert Plate (1936-1951 HLC) - 6" - $12.00 8h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin White Fiesta Ware Mixing Bowl Made in USA Vintage Homer Laughlin White Fiesta Ware Mixing Bowl Made in USA $13.99 8h 54m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sunflower Gold Ball Shaker Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sunflower Gold Ball Shaker $7.99 8h 55m
VINTAGE  YELLOW  FIESTA  BULB CANDLE HOLDERS  -FIESTAWARE  s VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA BULB CANDLE HOLDERS -FIESTAWARE s $24.00 9h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Blue 11 1/2 Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Blue 11 1/2" Oval HLC Fiesta Ware Serving Platter $24.99 9h 5m
VINTAGE FIESTA 11 3/8 VINTAGE FIESTA 11 3/8" red FOOTED SALAD bowl $279.99 9h 5m
Vintage Fiesta MEDIUM GREEN 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta MEDIUM GREEN 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL $29.99 9h 7m
Vintage Warner Bros Fiesta Bugs Bunny 9 Vintage Warner Bros Fiesta Bugs Bunny 9" Soup Bowl Periwinkle Blue Ltd Ed 1994 $34.99 9h 8m
Vtg  Warner Bros Fiesta Bugs Bunny 10 1/2 Vtg Warner Bros Fiesta Bugs Bunny 10 1/2 " Dinner Plate Periwinkle Blue Ltd Ed $35.99 9h 8m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY COFFEE POT GREAT CONDITION VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY COFFEE POT GREAT CONDITION $125.00 9h 12m
Fiesta Ware Postcards - Sets of 8 Fiesta Ware Postcards - Sets of 8 $13.00 9h 15m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Tea Pot 995641 Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Tea Pot 995641 $299.95 9h 18m
Vintage Turquoise Blue Fiestaware 8 1/4 Vintage Turquoise Blue Fiestaware 8 1/4" Nappy Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN Nice! $39.99 9h 21m
Homer Laughlin USA FIESTA WARE Periwinkle Blue Teacup & Saucer Homer Laughlin USA FIESTA WARE Periwinkle Blue Teacup & Saucer $6.99 9h 26m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 7 3/4 oz Cup 5 7/8 Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 7 3/4 oz Cup 5 7/8" Saucer - Juniper $19.99 9h 35m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate Rose Fiestaware 915.324 $18.00 9h 42m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN (OLDER) Open Sauce Boat 2001515 Homer Laughlin FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN (OLDER) Open Sauce Boat 2001515 $169.95 9h 47m
Pair of Vintage Fiesta Periwinkle Blue Cups Mugs exc cond. Pair of Vintage Fiesta Periwinkle Blue Cups Mugs exc cond. $18.00 9h 56m
Vintage Child FIESTA hlc Tom and Jerry Kid Cup Mug - VG Vintage Child FIESTA hlc Tom and Jerry Kid Cup Mug - VG $15.00 10h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 10.5 Original Green 1955 Calender Good Luck Plate Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 10.5 Original Green 1955 Calender Good Luck Plate $18.99 10h 17m
VINTAGE SEA MINT GREEN FIESTA WARE TRIPOD CANDLE HOLDER FIESTA VINTAGE SEA MINT GREEN FIESTA WARE TRIPOD CANDLE HOLDER FIESTA 0 $19.99 10h 18m
fiesta Vase Original Ivory Fiestaware Art Deco Design Mid Century Atomic fiesta Vase Original Ivory Fiestaware Art Deco Design Mid Century Atomic $19.99 10h 20m
VINTAGE LARGE FIESTA WARE ORANGE DISK PITCHER FIESTA 64 Oz VINTAGE LARGE FIESTA WARE ORANGE DISK PITCHER FIESTA 64 Oz 0 $25.00 10h 24m
VINTAGE SMALL FIESTA WARE CINNABAR DISK PITCHER FIESTA 28 Oz VINTAGE SMALL FIESTA WARE CINNABAR DISK PITCHER FIESTA 28 Oz 1 $15.00 10h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise 8.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise 8.5" Nappy #2 $14.95 10h 30m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin 4 Black Cups And Saucers Fiesta Homer Laughlin 4 Black Cups And Saucers 0 $9.99 10h 31m
VINTAGE YELLOW  FIESTA WARE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA WARE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA 0 $12.00 10h 33m
VINTAGE SEA MIST GREEN FIESTA WARE LARGE SERVING BOWL 40 Oz 1 QT HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE SEA MIST GREEN FIESTA WARE LARGE SERVING BOWL 40 Oz 1 QT HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $19.99 10h 40m
VINTAGE ROSE PINK FIESTA WARE LARGE SERVING BOWL 40 Oz 1 QT HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE ROSE PINK FIESTA WARE LARGE SERVING BOWL 40 Oz 1 QT HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $19.99 10h 42m
VINTAGE POPPY ORANGE FIESTA WARE LARGE SERVING BOWL 40 Oz 1 QT HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE POPPY ORANGE FIESTA WARE LARGE SERVING BOWL 40 Oz 1 QT HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $19.99 10h 45m
FIESTA BLUE BOWLS (2) VINTAGE FIESTA BLUE BOWLS (2) VINTAGE $28.95 10h 48m
FIESTA YELLOW BOWL VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW BOWL VINTAGE $13.95 10h 48m
FIESTA IVORY BOWL VINTAGE FIESTA IVORY BOWL VINTAGE $15.95 10h 48m
Vtg Fiesta Ware Turquoise 8 & 1/2 Vtg Fiesta Ware Turquoise 8 & 1/2" Nappy Bowl HLC Homer Laughlin 1939-1949 $39.95 10h 58m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Tea Pot 943478 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Tea Pot 943478 $249.95 11h 5m
4pc Fiesta OLDER 6 4pc Fiesta OLDER 6" Saucers: Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Light Green, Old Ivory / Cream 0 $19.99 11h 9m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage MEDIUM GREEN pattern Fruit Bowl @ 5-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Vintage MEDIUM GREEN pattern Fruit Bowl @ 5-1/2" with chip $19.95 11h 9m

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