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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 Salmon Creamer Sugar Bowl Mini Pitcher Tray 5 pcs Vintage Fiesta Salmon Creamer Sugar Bowl Mini Pitcher Tray 5 pcs $28.88 51m
VINTAGE FIESTA CHARTREUSE ORIGINAL HOMER LAUGHLIN OVAL 12 3/4 VINTAGE FIESTA CHARTREUSE ORIGINAL HOMER LAUGHLIN OVAL 12 3/4" PLATTER $38.00 1h 11m
Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Plate Oval 9.5 Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Plate Oval 9.5" x 7" Fiestaware $4.99 1h 25m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Vintage Homer Laughlin " Fiesta" oval 10 1/2" X 9 7/8" Cobalt Blue Platter 0 $5.95 1h 36m
VINTAGE  COBALT  FIESTA  MEDIUM TEA  POT  AND LID -FIESTAWARE               f4 VINTAGE COBALT FIESTA MEDIUM TEA POT AND LID -FIESTAWARE f4 $95.00 1h 37m
HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE  FTD SAUCE BOAT HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE FTD SAUCE BOAT $49.99 1h 48m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Green Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage HLC Fiesta Homer Laughlin Green Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage HLC $75.00 2h
QTY 4 HOME LAUGHLIN FIESTA CEREAL/SOUP BOWLS BLUE PINK GREEN TURQUOISE QTY 4 HOME LAUGHLIN FIESTA CEREAL/SOUP BOWLS BLUE PINK GREEN TURQUOISE 0 $19.95 2h
 VINTAGE YELLOW  FIESTA 12 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA 12" OVAL PLATTER -FIESTAWARE AC $16.00 2h 22m
 FIESTA HLC Yellow USA MUG Coffee Cup Fiesta Ware RING HANDLE Tom FIESTA HLC Yellow USA MUG Coffee Cup Fiesta Ware RING HANDLE Tom $4.79 2h 31m
PRE FIESTA WARE  VINTAGE  MILK PITCHER BLUE  1940'S  BLUE STONEWARE  6 PRE FIESTA WARE VINTAGE MILK PITCHER BLUE 1940'S BLUE STONEWARE 6 " TALL $12.99 2h 32m
2- Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta Bowls 8 1/4 Inch Free Shipping 2- Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta Bowls 8 1/4 Inch Free Shipping $28.55 2h 41m
Fiesta ~ Medium Green ~ 12 1/2 Fiesta ~ Medium Green ~ 12 1/2" Oval Platter $39.95 3h 1m
Original & Vintage Set Of 2 FIESTA 10.5 Original & Vintage Set Of 2 FIESTA 10.5" Yellow Dinner Plates $30.00 3h 9m
1950's ROSE   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 1950's ROSE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $30.00 3h 12m
1950's  GRAY   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 1950's GRAY FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $30.00 3h 14m
VINTAGE YELLOW   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $13.00 3h 16m
1950's CHARTREUSE   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 1950's CHARTREUSE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $30.00 3h 19m
Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware $350.00 3h 22m
Fiesta pale yellowTea or Coffee Cup and Saucer Fiesta Ware Fiesta pale yellowTea or Coffee Cup and Saucer Fiesta Ware 0 $5.99 3h 24m
Fiesta Pink / Rose (retired) Tea or Coffee Cup and Saucer Fiesta Ware Fiesta Pink / Rose (retired) Tea or Coffee Cup and Saucer Fiesta Ware 0 $5.99 3h 25m
Fiesta Persimmon Tea or Coffee Cup and Saucer Fiesta Ware Fiesta Persimmon Tea or Coffee Cup and Saucer Fiesta Ware 0 $5.99 3h 25m
Fiesta Vintage Medium Green Deep Plate Bowl - Fiestaware (1951 - 1959) Fiesta Vintage Medium Green Deep Plate Bowl - Fiestaware (1951 - 1959) $49.50 3h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA CHARTREUSE (OLDER) Salad Plate 220704 Homer Laughlin FIESTA CHARTREUSE (OLDER) Salad Plate 220704 $21.99 3h 42m
Fiesta Vintage Medium Green 9 Fiesta Vintage Medium Green 9" Lunch Plate - Fiestaware (1951 - 1959) $34.00 3h 42m
RARE Original Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 1950's  Rose Teapot RARE Original Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 1950's Rose Teapot 0 $24.99 3h 53m
Fiesta® Vintage 12 Fiesta® Vintage 12" Plate (11.5") Compartment Plate Divided Grill Original Green $50.34 4h 10m
Fiestaware Scarlet Small Canister with Lid - Fiesta HLC Red Kitchen Crock 8 1/2 Fiestaware Scarlet Small Canister with Lid - Fiesta HLC Red Kitchen Crock 8 1/2" $38.41 4h 13m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt rimmed soup bowl Lot of 4 Fiesta deep plate 51705 Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt rimmed soup bowl Lot of 4 Fiesta deep plate 51705 $85.00 4h 14m
1989 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Periwinkle Blue 10 1/2 1989 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Periwinkle Blue 10 1/2" Dinner Plate - VGOOD $9.95 4h 15m
Fiesta Cobalt Individual Desert Bowl 6 1/4 (1959-1969)  Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Individual Desert Bowl 6 1/4 (1959-1969) Fiestaware $40.03 4h 16m
2 Fiesta Shamrock Bread and Butter Plates 6” retired color 2 Fiesta Shamrock Bread and Butter Plates 6” retired color $17.36 4h 16m
PINK & BLUE FIESTA CUPS PINK & BLUE FIESTA CUPS 0 $12.99 4h 16m
Vintage Fiesta 10 Vintage Fiesta 10" dinner plates set of 3 ivory turquoise light green $49.99 4h 23m
Vintage Turquoise Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer Vintage Turquoise Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer $6.95 4h 24m
Fiesta Vintage Lot of 6 Different Size Yellow Plates 517.06 Fiesta Vintage Lot of 6 Different Size Yellow Plates 517.06 $120.00 4h 39m
Fiesta Vintage Green Bulb Candle Holder Set (1935 - 1946) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Green Bulb Candle Holder Set (1935 - 1946) - Fiestaware $55.00 4h 45m
Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shaker Globes Sky Blue (AB697) Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shaker Globes Sky Blue (AB697) $19.99 5h 4m
VINTAGE FIESTA PLATES 6 1/4'' VINTAGE FIESTA PLATES 6 1/4'' $17.99 5h 22m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9'' PLATES VINTAGE FIESTA 9'' PLATES $15.99 5h 23m
VINTAGE FARMHOUSE APPLE GREEN STONEWARE POTTERY TEAPOT FIESTA COLOR VINTAGE FARMHOUSE APPLE GREEN STONEWARE POTTERY TEAPOT FIESTA COLOR $34.99 5h 24m
Vintage FIESTA Ware Tea Cup and Saucer Light Blue (AB700) Vintage FIESTA Ware Tea Cup and Saucer Light Blue (AB700) $19.99 5h 28m
FIESTA FIESTAWARE  IVORY BULB  ROUND ORB CANDLE HOLDER VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE IVORY BULB ROUND ORB CANDLE HOLDER VINTAGE $11.95 5h 28m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Cup and Saucer Fiesta Pink Teacup Set  21517 Vintage Fiestaware Rose Cup and Saucer Fiesta Pink Teacup Set 21517 $15.00 5h 29m
FIESTA WARE  HOMER LAUGHLIN  MEDIUM IVORY TEAPOT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN MEDIUM IVORY TEAPOT VINTAGE $139.99 5h 35m
**  Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Bulb Candle Holder Ivory Pair ** ** Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Bulb Candle Holder Ivory Pair ** $50.00 5h 37m
Set of 3 Fiesta Turquoise Cups Mugs Tom and Jerry O Ring Handles Fiestaware Set of 3 Fiesta Turquoise Cups Mugs Tom and Jerry O Ring Handles Fiestaware $12.00 5h 49m
5 PIECE VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA PLACE SETTING  - FIESTAWARE                      AC 5 PIECE VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA PLACE SETTING - FIESTAWARE AC $33.00 5h 53m
HOMER LAUGHLIN OLDER FIESTA FIESTAWARE IVORY BALL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS HOMER LAUGHLIN OLDER FIESTA FIESTAWARE IVORY BALL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS $26.95 6h
Vintage Fiesta Light Green Chop Plate Platter 12 in.Homer Laughlin 1940s Vintage Fiesta Light Green Chop Plate Platter 12 in.Homer Laughlin 1940s 0 $40.00 6h
Vintage Genuine Fiesta ware bowl. Turquoise Blue. Stunning! Vintage Genuine Fiesta ware bowl. Turquoise Blue. Stunning! $85.00 6h 5m
HOMER LAUGHLIN OLDER FIESTA FIESTAWARE IVORY BALL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS STOPPERS HOMER LAUGHLIN OLDER FIESTA FIESTAWARE IVORY BALL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS STOPPERS $29.95 6h 6m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Cup Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Cup Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta $7.99 6h 11m
Vintage Fiestaware Dark Green Cup and Saucer Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Dark Green Cup and Saucer Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta $9.99 6h 11m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Cup and Saucer Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Cup and Saucer Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta $7.99 6h 12m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Cup and Saucer Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Cup and Saucer Made in USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta $9.99 6h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Blue 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Blue 5 1/2" Fruit Cereal Dessert Nappy Bowl Fiestaware $18.00 6h 14m
Vintage Fiestaware Green Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Single Shaker Vintage Fiestaware Green Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Single Shaker 17 $15.50 6h 15m
Antique 1930's Original Orange FIESTA   Bowl 6 inch  by Homer Laughlin HLC Antique 1930's Original Orange FIESTA Bowl 6 inch by Homer Laughlin HLC 2 $9.50 6h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Divided Relish Tray w 3 Inserts Vintage Fiesta Divided Relish Tray w 3 Inserts 4 $84.00 6h 40m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) Cream Soup Bowl 1180721 Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) Cream Soup Bowl 1180721 $39.99 6h 45m
Fiestaware Homer Laughlin (2) Fiesta 9-1/2 Fiestaware Homer Laughlin (2) Fiesta 9-1/2" Dinner Plate (s) Ivory USA Vintage $29.99 6h 48m
Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Chartreuse Saucer 6 in Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Chartreuse Saucer 6 in Vintage $8.99 6h 49m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Bulb Candle Holders Fiesta Ball Candle Set Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Bulb Candle Holders Fiesta Ball Candle Set $105.00 6h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dinner Plate Fiesta 1950s Green Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dinner Plate Fiesta 1950s Green $40.00 6h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Green Marmalade Jar Fiesta Jam Jelly Jar 1930s 1940s Vintage Fiestaware Green Marmalade Jar Fiesta Jam Jelly Jar 1930s 1940s $250.00 6h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dinner Plate Fiesta 1950s Green Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dinner Plate Fiesta 1950s Green $40.00 6h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dinner Plate Fiesta 1950s Green Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse Dinner Plate Fiesta 1950s Green $45.00 6h 50m
Fiesta Genuine Saucer Green Set Of 7 Fiesta Genuine Saucer Green Set Of 7 0 $32.00 7h 4m
Fiesta Lot Of 3 Vintage Painted Metal Popcorn Bowls 1950s Fiestaware Go Along Fiesta Lot Of 3 Vintage Painted Metal Popcorn Bowls 1950s Fiestaware Go Along $29.91 7h 12m
Vintage ivory Fiesta gravy boat excellent condition Vintage ivory Fiesta gravy boat excellent condition $20.00 7h 21m
Vtg 1936 Fiesta Red Orange Radioactive Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Hlc Vtg 1936 Fiesta Red Orange Radioactive Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Hlc $38.95 7h 27m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cobalt Blue Creamer and Sugar Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cobalt Blue Creamer and Sugar Bowl $24.99 7h 31m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cup and Saucer Fiesta Yellow Teacup Set 0110 7 p462 Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cup and Saucer Fiesta Yellow Teacup Set 0110 7 p462 $12.00 7h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Pottery Sheffield Amberstone Set/4 Saucers Vintage Fiesta Pottery Sheffield Amberstone Set/4 Saucers $9.99 7h 48m
Fiesta brown 12 Fiesta brown 12 " SERVING ROUND PLATE NO MARK $15.00 7h 51m
Fiesta Lot of 5 Vintage Painted Metal Popcorn Bowls 1950s Fiesta ware Fiesta Lot of 5 Vintage Painted Metal Popcorn Bowls 1950s Fiesta ware 0 $28.50 7h 59m
Fiesta Medium Green (John Deere Green) Saucer Fiesta Medium Green (John Deere Green) Saucer 0 $8.00 8h
VTG  FIESTAWARE HLC TANGERINE PEPPER SHAKER 4.75 VTG FIESTAWARE HLC TANGERINE PEPPER SHAKER 4.75" RANGE STOVE TOP Orange Fiesta 0 $5.99 8h 20m
vintage fiesta green 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate vintage fiesta green 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate 0 $24.99 8h 50m
vintage fiesta ivory 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate vintage fiesta ivory 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate 0 $24.99 8h 52m
vintage fiesta yellow 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate vintage fiesta yellow 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate 0 $20.99 8h 53m
vintage fiesta turquoise 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate vintage fiesta turquoise 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate 0 $24.99 8h 56m
Vintage Old Fiesta 6 1/8 Vintage Old Fiesta 6 1/8" Fruit Bowl - Yellow - Dessert - Homer Laughlin $29.99 9h
FIESTA VINTAGE  TEAL BLUE CARAFE PITCHER WITH ORIGINAL LID FIESTA VINTAGE TEAL BLUE CARAFE PITCHER WITH ORIGINAL LID $125.00 9h 7m
vintage fiesta red 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate vintage fiesta red 10 1/2 inch divided/compartment plate 0 $29.99 9h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Cups Green Vintage Fiesta Cups Green 0 $6.00 9h 18m
Vintage USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Cup & Saucer Set - Super Condition !!!! Vintage USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Cup & Saucer Set - Super Condition !!!! $7.95 9h 27m
Fiesta Ware Saucer Lot of 5 Fiesta Ware Saucer Lot of 5 0 $1.99 9h 29m
vintage fiesta red large teapot vintage fiesta red large teapot 1 $29.99 9h 34m
VINTAGE  IVORY  FIESTA WARE DESSERT BOWL- FIESTAWARE   Only one bowl left! VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA WARE DESSERT BOWL- FIESTAWARE Only one bowl left! 0 $8.00 9h 39m
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 9h 40m
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 9h 40m
VINTAGE 1950's FIESTA WARE ORIGINAL Teal 10 VINTAGE 1950's FIESTA WARE ORIGINAL Teal 10" Serving PLATE $25.00 9h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Utility Tray Not Perfect 10 1/4 Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Utility Tray Not Perfect 10 1/4" by 4 1/2" $10.00 9h 46m
vintage fiesta turquoise 12 inch comport vintage fiesta turquoise 12 inch comport 0 $24.99 10h
3 1936 FIESTA LIGHT GREEN 5 3 1936 FIESTA LIGHT GREEN 5" FRUIT DESSERT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE EXCEL. $69.50 10h 5m
Lot of 2 Fiesta Sea Green 8 1/2 Lot of 2 Fiesta Sea Green 8 1/2" Serving Bowl & 10oz Tumbler Ceramic Vintage $74.76 10h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Rose 13 Vintage Fiesta Rose 13" Chop Plate (1951-1959) - Fiestaware $23.50 10h 29m
Vintage Fiestaware Green Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Single Shaker Vintage Fiestaware Green Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Single Shaker $14.00 10h 40m

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