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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.

HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE  FTD SAUCE BOAT HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE FTD SAUCE BOAT $49.99 46m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Green Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage HLC Fiesta Homer Laughlin Green Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage HLC $75.00 58m
Fiesta Ware 5 Cup Yellow Teapot Made in USA mark & New Lid Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware 5 Cup Yellow Teapot Made in USA mark & New Lid Homer Laughlin $42.95 1h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Bulb Candle Holders (Pair) 1935 - 1946  Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Yellow Bulb Candle Holders (Pair) 1935 - 1946 Fiestaware $49.50 1h 25m
3 Homer Laughlin FIESTA  (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowls rose and gray 3 Homer Laughlin FIESTA (OLDER) Rimmed Soup Bowls rose and gray 0 $20.00 1h 33m
SET OF 2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN ORIGINAL   9 1/2 SET OF 2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN ORIGINAL 9 1/2" PLATES - gray 1 $10.00 1h 34m
Fiesta Vintage Ivory Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware (1935 - 1951) Fiesta Vintage Ivory Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware (1935 - 1951) $18.50 1h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Green 13 Vintage Fiesta Green 13" Chop Plate Serving Plate - Fiestaware (1936 - 1951) $24.50 1h 50m
Fiesta Sugar & Cream Set - Sea mint Fiesta Sugar & Cream Set - Sea mint 0 $25.00 1h 57m
Amberstone (8) Fruit Bowls MINT Fiesta 70s Brown Ironstone Sheffield Casualstone Amberstone (8) Fruit Bowls MINT Fiesta 70s Brown Ironstone Sheffield Casualstone $35.00 2h 5m
Original & Vintage Set Of 2 FIESTA 10.5 Original & Vintage Set Of 2 FIESTA 10.5" Yellow Dinner Plates $30.00 2h 7m
Vintage HLC Fiesta footed casserole original cobalt blue glaze  circ 1936 - 1951 Vintage HLC Fiesta footed casserole original cobalt blue glaze circ 1936 - 1951 0 $25.75 2h 11m
Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware $350.00 2h 20m
Lot of 6 Vintage Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowls : No Chips or Cracks Lot of 6 Vintage Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowls : No Chips or Cracks $99.00 2h 28m
Fiesta Vintage Rose 9 Fiesta Vintage Rose 9" Lunch Plate - Fiestaware (1951 - 1959) 0 $9.75 2h 32m
Fiesta Vintage Medium Green 7 1/2 Fiesta Vintage Medium Green 7 1/2" Salad Plate - Fiestaware (1960 - 1969) $17.50 2h 36m
Fiesta Vintage Original Green 9 Fiesta Vintage Original Green 9" Lunch Plate - Fiestaware (1935 - 1951) 0 $9.75 2h 38m
Fiesta Vintage Set of 6 Lunch Plates (9 1/2 Fiesta Vintage Set of 6 Lunch Plates (9 1/2") 1st Six Original Colors 1936-1969 $64.50 2h 43m
Vintage Fiesta 10inch Dinner Plates Turquoise Color Vintage Fiesta 10inch Dinner Plates Turquoise Color 0 $10.00 2h 54m
Lot of 3 Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shakers Cream Colored (AB685) Lot of 3 Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shakers Cream Colored (AB685) $29.99 3h 1m
Fiesta Vintage Original Green Water Tumbler (1936 - 1946) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Original Green Water Tumbler (1936 - 1946) - Fiestaware $26.00 3h 4m
7 Inch Fiesta Cake Or Salad Dish Turquoise Color 7 Inch Fiesta Cake Or Salad Dish Turquoise Color 0 $6.00 3h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory/Cream Casserole Bowl w/Lid ~ Vintage Fiesta Ivory/Cream Casserole Bowl w/Lid ~ 0 $64.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta RED 4 1/2 Vintage Fiesta RED 4 1/2" Water Tumbler ~ 0 $24.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Mustard Jar Bottom  ~ Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Mustard Jar Bottom ~ 0 $39.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE RELISH TRAY w/ 2 INSERTS ~ Red & Yellow ~ Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE RELISH TRAY w/ 2 INSERTS ~ Red & Yellow ~ 0 $125.00 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE BLUE Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ Vintage Fiesta TURQUOISE BLUE Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ 0 $34.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta IVORY LARGE Tea pot w/ Lid ~ Vintage Fiesta IVORY LARGE Tea pot w/ Lid ~ 0 $29.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4 Vintage Fiesta 7 1/4" Dessert Plates ~ RED IVORY YELLOW COBALT BLUE ~ 0 $12.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta COBALT BLUE Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ Vintage Fiesta COBALT BLUE Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ 0 $19.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta YELLOW Demitasse Stick Cup & GREEN Saucer ~ Vintage Fiesta YELLOW Demitasse Stick Cup & GREEN Saucer ~ 0 $19.99 3h 9m
Vintage Fiesta 10 Vintage Fiesta 10" dinner plates set of 3 ivory turquoise light green $69.99 3h 21m
Vintage Turquoise Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer Vintage Turquoise Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer $6.95 3h 21m
Fiesta Vintage Lot of 6 Different Size Yellow Plates 517.06 Fiesta Vintage Lot of 6 Different Size Yellow Plates 517.06 $120.00 3h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Light Green Small Fruit Bowl 4&3/4 Vintage Fiesta Light Green Small Fruit Bowl 4&3/4" Nice! $15.00 3h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Light Green Cream Soup Bowl Ex condition Vintage Fiesta Light Green Cream Soup Bowl Ex condition $50.00 3h 45m
Four Vintage Fiesta Coffee Tea Cups Four Vintage Fiesta Coffee Tea Cups $12.99 3h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Black Creamer Vintage Fiesta Ware Black Creamer 3 $4.02 3h 49m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Ivory Fiestaware 215.07 $6.00 3h 59m
Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shaker Globes Sky Blue (AB697) Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shaker Globes Sky Blue (AB697) $19.99 4h 2m
Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Globes Retired ROSE Color Vintage FIESTA Ware Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Globes Retired ROSE Color $17.99 4h 24m
Vintage Original Fiesta Tom & Jerry Rose Mug Fiestaware Ring Handle HLC Vintage Original Fiesta Tom & Jerry Rose Mug Fiestaware Ring Handle HLC $19.92 4h 25m
Vintage FIESTA Ware Tea Cup and Saucer Light Blue (AB700) Vintage FIESTA Ware Tea Cup and Saucer Light Blue (AB700) $19.99 4h 26m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Persimmon 60th Anniversary Platter of Plate - 12 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Persimmon 60th Anniversary Platter of Plate - 12" Wide 612 $29.99 4h 29m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Disc Disk Pitcher - Fiestaware HLC 7 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Disc Disk Pitcher - Fiestaware HLC 7 1/2" $30.00 4h 31m
1 Large Cups  Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2 1 Large Cups Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2" high x 4-1/4" Dia $2.99 4h 44m
1 Cup Saucer Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue Dish 6 1 Cup Saucer Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue Dish 6" Diameter $2.99 4h 44m
1 Coffee Cup Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2 1 Coffee Cup Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2" Dia x 2-1/2" Deep Inside $2.99 4h 44m
Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue Dishes Soup/Salad 2 Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue Dishes Soup/Salad 2" high x 7" Diameter $7.49 4h 45m
2 Coffee Cup Saucers Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue Dish 6 2 Coffee Cup Saucers Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue Dish 6" Diameter $4.99 4h 45m
1 Serving Size Bowls Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue 8 1 Serving Size Bowls Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue 8" Diameter x 3" High $8.99 4h 45m
2 Coffee Cups  Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2 2 Coffee Cups Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2" Dia x 2-1/2" Deep Inside $4.99 4h 45m
Fiesta 12 1/2 Fiesta 12 1/2" Oval Orange Serving Platter 0 $19.99 4h 49m
VINTAGE COBALT FIESTA CARAFE & LID WITH CORK INTACT-FIESTAWARE - EXCELL         VINTAGE COBALT FIESTA CARAFE & LID WITH CORK INTACT-FIESTAWARE - EXCELL $199.99 5h 8m
FIESTA FLOWERED PLATTER 11.5 INCHES VINTAGE KITCHEN FIESTA FLOWERED PLATTER 11.5 INCHES VINTAGE KITCHEN $9.90 5h 9m
Large 14 Large 14" Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Chop / Serving Platter Fiesta $88.00 5h 11m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Bugs Bunny 10.5 Fiesta Homer Laughlin Bugs Bunny 10.5" Dinner Plate ~ Warner Bros 1994 $16.99 5h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Teapot in 1950’s Rose; VG condition, No Lid Vintage Fiesta Teapot in 1950’s Rose; VG condition, No Lid $26.00 5h 57m
YELLOW FIESTA WARE PITCHER ART DECO STYLE YELLOW FIESTA WARE PITCHER ART DECO STYLE $35.95 6h 9m
FIESTA WARE Vintage Cobalt Blue Oval Platter Dinner Serving Plate 13 1/2 FIESTA WARE Vintage Cobalt Blue Oval Platter Dinner Serving Plate 13 1/2" $16.99 6h 15m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE PALE YELLOW GRAVY BOAT SAUCE BOAT - 1936 TO 1969 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE PALE YELLOW GRAVY BOAT SAUCE BOAT - 1936 TO 1969 $15.00 6h 19m
1930s Fiesta Nesting Cobalt  Blue #5 Original Mixing Bowl Inside Bottom Rings 1930s Fiesta Nesting Cobalt Blue #5 Original Mixing Bowl Inside Bottom Rings 1 $39.00 6h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Green Saucer Vintage Fiesta Ware Green Saucer $3.45 6h 23m
Vintage Fiesta Cup and Saucer Yellow Vintage Fiesta Cup and Saucer Yellow $6.95 6h 23m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cobalt Water Tumbler Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cobalt Water Tumbler 0 $7.00 6h 25m
Vintage fiesta Juice Picture In Butter Scotch Yellow Vintage fiesta Juice Picture In Butter Scotch Yellow 0 $16.99 6h 37m
GENUINE FIESTA COLLECTOR PLATE WITH FLAMENCO DANCER GENUINE FIESTA COLLECTOR PLATE WITH FLAMENCO DANCER $12.99 6h 40m
VINTAGE  GREEN FIESTA UTILITY TRAY  - FIESTAWARE                     m14 VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA UTILITY TRAY - FIESTAWARE m14 $10.00 6h 48m
2 VINTAGE FIESTA SAUCERS. 1 COBALT AND 1 GREEN. 2 VINTAGE FIESTA SAUCERS. 1 COBALT AND 1 GREEN. 0 $3.00 6h 53m
VINTAGE FIESTA RARE  8 1/2 INCH DEEP BOWL. IVORY HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA RARE 8 1/2 INCH DEEP BOWL. IVORY HOMER LAUGHLIN $25.00 7h 13m
VINTAGE FIESTA AND STANGL BOWLS AND TRAYS VINTAGE FIESTA AND STANGL BOWLS AND TRAYS $30.00 7h 13m
COLLECTION OF VINTAGE RARE FIESTA  9 1/2 PLATES ONE MEDIUM GREEM H.L.G 3 UNMARKE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE RARE FIESTA 9 1/2 PLATES ONE MEDIUM GREEM H.L.G 3 UNMARKE $75.00 7h 13m
Vintage Fiesta Saucers Vintage Fiesta Saucers $26.00 7h 49m
1930's Vintage Fiesta Ware Original Light Green Gravy Boat 1930's Vintage Fiesta Ware Original Light Green Gravy Boat $40.00 7h 56m
VINTAGE FIESTA BLUE NAPPY FIESTA-WARE 8 1/4 VINTAGE FIESTA BLUE NAPPY FIESTA-WARE 8 1/4" X 2" VEGETABLE/SERVING BOWL HLC USA $12.00 8h 5m
Kitchen Craft /fiesta Kitchen Craft /fiesta $250.00 8h 11m
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" 0 $5.00 8h 14m
RARE Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE POT FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC RARE Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE POT FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $179.99 8h 14m
VINTAGE  5th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1984 VINTAGE 5th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1984 $5.00 8h 18m
VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING #2 MIXING BOWL VERY NICE VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING #2 MIXING BOWL VERY NICE $94.99 8h 19m
VINTAGE  6th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1987 VINTAGE 6th EDITION THE COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIESTA - HUXFORD - 1987 $5.00 8h 24m
OLD VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 9 OLD VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $17.98 8h 36m
OLD COBALT BLUE 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE LUNCHEON PLATE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN OLD COBALT BLUE 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE LUNCHEON PLATE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN $17.98 8h 36m
FIESTA 9 FIESTA 9" OLD VINTAGE 1936 YELLOW LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN $14.99 8h 36m
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 $17.97 8h 36m
VINTAGE 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL Pattern 6 VINTAGE 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL Pattern 6" YELLOW COUPE CEREAL BOWL FIESTA $14.99 8h 37m
VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 10 VINTAGE 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA 10" DINNER PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $41.99 8h 37m
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 $23.99 8h 37m
OLD VINTAGE 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN BREAD BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE OLD VINTAGE 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN BREAD BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE $8.39 8h 37m
OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 5 1/2 OLD 1936 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $11.99 8h 37m
OLD VINTAGE FIESTA 1937 TURQUOISE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC VTG OLD VINTAGE FIESTA 1937 TURQUOISE COFFEE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC VTG $17.99 8h 37m
1970 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD BREAD BUTTER PLATE 1970 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVENTRY CASUALSTONE ANTIQUE GOLD BREAD BUTTER PLATE $8.97 8h 37m
FIESTA 1936 VINTAGE OLD IVORY BREAD & BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTA 1936 VINTAGE OLD IVORY BREAD & BUTTER PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $11.99 8h 37m
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 8h 37m
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 8h 37m
RARE 1937 VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA 8 RARE 1937 VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA 8" RIMMED SOUP BOWL FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $35.98 8h 38m
OLD VINTAGE 1936 YELLOW FIESTA 9 OLD VINTAGE 1936 YELLOW FIESTA 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $14.99 8h 38m
5 pc Vintage Genuine Fiesta 1936-1969 Yellow (One of 5 original colors) Retired 5 pc Vintage Genuine Fiesta 1936-1969 Yellow (One of 5 original colors) Retired $99.49 8h 43m
Fiesta Vintage Original Green #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) Fiesta Vintage Original Green #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) $79.50 8h 47m
Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) Fiesta Vintage Red #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1938) $79.50 8h 53m

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