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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 FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate S220647G3 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate S220647G3 $8.99 3h 11m
14 Vintage Genuine Fiesta Homer Laughlin Colored  6 14 Vintage Genuine Fiesta Homer Laughlin Colored 6" Saucers - Made in USA $99.99 3h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin HLC Cobalt Blue Gravy Sauce Boat Vintage Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin HLC Cobalt Blue Gravy Sauce Boat $24.99 4h 26m
Homer Laughlin GENUINE Fiesta Ware YELLOW  HLO USA Vintage Saucer 6 1/8 Homer Laughlin GENUINE Fiesta Ware YELLOW HLO USA Vintage Saucer 6 1/8" W $5.00 4h 42m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE LIGHT GREEN CHOP PLATTER OVAL PLATE EARLY MARK 12 1/4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE LIGHT GREEN CHOP PLATTER OVAL PLATE EARLY MARK 12 1/4" $22.44 6h 1m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Colbolt Blue 4 3/4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Colbolt Blue 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl Fiestaware Nappy XLNT! $28.00 6h 14m
Fiesta Vintage Deep Plate Original Ivory- EXCELLENT- Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Deep Plate Original Ivory- EXCELLENT- Fiestaware $35.00 6h 14m
Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter Fiesta Vintage Oval Platter $33.00 6h 20m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate green Fiestaware #20 Excellent condition pf.364 $8.00 6h 23m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate green Fiestaware #21 Excellent condition pf.364 $8.00 6h 24m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Ivory Fiestaware #21 Excellent condition pf.364 $7.00 6h 29m
Fiesta Apricot Gravy/Sauce Boat - Retired Homer Laughlin Fiesta Apricot Gravy/Sauce Boat - Retired Homer Laughlin $14.99 6h 31m
 Fiesta Ware Setting 4 Piece Yellow Set Fiesta Ware Setting 4 Piece Yellow Set $14.97 6h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Mug/Cup Ring Handle Gray 1950 USA Vintage Fiesta Ware Mug/Cup Ring Handle Gray 1950 USA $16.00 6h 38m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Yellow Fiestaware #21 pf.364 $7.00 6h 50m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Green Fiestaware #23 pf.364 $7.00 6h 57m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Green Fiestaware #24 pf.364 $7.00 6h 58m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Green Fiestaware #25 pf.364 $7.00 7h
1 Vintage Homer Laughlin HLCo Older Fiesta Turquoise 6 1/8 1 Vintage Homer Laughlin HLCo Older Fiesta Turquoise 6 1/8" Saucer Very Good $3.50 7h 28m
4 Vintage Homer Laughlin HLCo Older Fiesta Turquoise 10 3/8 4 Vintage Homer Laughlin HLCo Older Fiesta Turquoise 10 3/8" Dinner Plates $40.00 7h 29m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Cobalt Fiestaware #24 pf.364 $7.00 7h 30m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Cobalt Fiestaware #27 pf.364 $6.00 7h 51m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Plate Cobalt Fiestaware #28 pf.364 $6.00 7h 52m
vintage fiesta demitasse vintage fiesta demitasse $20.00 8h 4m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #24 pf.364 $6.00 8h 13m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #25 pf.364 $6.00 8h 15m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #26 pf.364 $6.00 8h 16m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #27 pf.364 $6.00 8h 18m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #28 pf.364 $6.00 8h 19m
Fiesta Vintage 6 Fiesta Vintage 6" Bread Plate Yellow Fiestaware #29 pf.364 $6.00 8h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Promotional French Casserole with lid Vintage Fiesta Promotional French Casserole with lid $75.00 8h 29m
Fiesta Vintage Large Teapot Original Turquoise Fiestaware Fiesta 316.374 Fiesta Vintage Large Teapot Original Turquoise Fiestaware Fiesta 316.374 $145.00 8h 32m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Blue Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Cream Soup Bowl HLC Fiesta Blue Footed Bowl 10 $26.50 9h 9m
Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Original Green Bread Plates 6.25 Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Original Green Bread Plates 6.25" $30.00 9h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Round Chop Plate 14 1/4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Round Chop Plate 14 1/4" Serving Platter $40.49 9h 28m
Retired FIESTAWARE Fiesta 10 1/2 inch Dinner Plate Rose Light Pink Retired FIESTAWARE Fiesta 10 1/2 inch Dinner Plate Rose Light Pink $9.99 9h 29m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Coffee Tea Cup & Saucer Fiestaware Teacup Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Yellow Coffee Tea Cup & Saucer Fiestaware Teacup Homer Laughlin $41.50 9h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Two 9 Vintage Fiesta Two 9" Plates Marked Cobalt Blue Have Flaws 2 $3.25 10h 13m
FIESTA WARE Fiestaware Flamingo  Bowl Homer Laughin EUC FIESTA WARE Fiestaware Flamingo Bowl Homer Laughin EUC $9.99 10h 13m
Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Flamingo Tea cup made by Homer Laughlin GUC Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Flamingo Tea cup made by Homer Laughlin GUC $7.49 10h 13m
 Vintage 1950's Fiesta Chartreuse Teacup & Saucer Fiestaware Ring handle  Footed Vintage 1950's Fiesta Chartreuse Teacup & Saucer Fiestaware Ring handle Footed $29.00 10h 14m
VTG Set Fiesta Homer Laughlin Taster's Choice white coffee cup with saucer VTG Set Fiesta Homer Laughlin Taster's Choice white coffee cup with saucer $16.51 10h 20m
ORIGINAL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE FRUIT BOWLS-MARIGOLD 8OZS-U.S.A. ORIGINAL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE FRUIT BOWLS-MARIGOLD 8OZS-U.S.A. 0 $12.00 10h 27m
ORIGINAL VINTAGE FIESTA WARE-MARIGOLD -SIX PLATES-DIFFERENT SIZES, U.S.A. NICE! ORIGINAL VINTAGE FIESTA WARE-MARIGOLD -SIX PLATES-DIFFERENT SIZES, U.S.A. NICE! 0 $48.00 10h 28m
ORIGINAL VINTAGE FIESTA WARE-MARIGOLD-ORIGINAL RING HANDLED CUP ORIGINAL VINTAGE FIESTA WARE-MARIGOLD-ORIGINAL RING HANDLED CUP 0 $5.99 10h 29m
Rare Vintage Golden Yellow Fiestaware Saucer Fiesta Rare Vintage Golden Yellow Fiestaware Saucer Fiesta $5.75 10h 32m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate ivory Fiestaware 1015.136 $8.00 10h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue 3 6 Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue 3 6" Plates and 1 Saucer All Marked 1 $2.00 10h 50m
Fiesta Pottery Vintage Collectors Three Magazines with Fiesta in them Fiesta Pottery Vintage Collectors Three Magazines with Fiesta in them $6.00 10h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Relish Tray Base, old Original Green, Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Ware Relish Tray Base, old Original Green, Homer Laughlin $97.50 10h 54m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate ivory Fiestaware 1015.140 $10.00 10h 54m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate cobalt Fiestaware 1015.142 $8.00 10h 59m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate yellow Fiestaware 1015.143 $8.00 11h 2m
Vintage Old Fiesta 6 1/8 Vintage Old Fiesta 6 1/8" Fruit Bowl - Yellow - Dessert - Homer Laughlin $29.99 11h 5m
Fiesta Ware Tom and Jerry Coffee Tea Mug Deep Navy Blue Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Ware Tom and Jerry Coffee Tea Mug Deep Navy Blue Homer Laughlin Vintage $34.95 11h 8m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate ivory Fiestaware 1015.145 $10.00 11h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Unlisted Salad Bowl Yellow 1940-1943 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Unlisted Salad Bowl Yellow 1940-1943 0 $89.99 11h 25m
Fiesta Vintage Individual Salad Bowl Turquoise Fiestaware 1015.159 Fiesta Vintage Individual Salad Bowl Turquoise Fiestaware 1015.159 $65.00 11h 26m
Fiesta Vintage 9 Fiesta Vintage 9" Luncheon Plate turquoise Fiestaware 1015.146 $8.00 11h 26m
VTG OLD 1951 Plum Blue FIESTA FIESTAWARE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN  INNER RINGS EXC VTG OLD 1951 Plum Blue FIESTA FIESTAWARE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN INNER RINGS EXC $24.99 11h 31m
*NEW* Fiesta Ware LAPIS Blue Chip  and Dip Bowl Set (2013-) 12 5/8 *NEW* Fiesta Ware LAPIS Blue Chip and Dip Bowl Set (2013-) 12 5/8" NIB $39.99 11h 50m
VTG OLD Yellow FIESTA FIESTAWARE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN  INNER RINGS EXC VTG OLD Yellow FIESTA FIESTAWARE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN INNER RINGS EXC $24.99 11h 54m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Cup and Saucer with Inside Rings Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Cup and Saucer with Inside Rings $20.00 11h 58m
LOT Vintage Fiesta Ware 1950s Chartreuse Plates Turquoise Rose Homer Laughlin Co LOT Vintage Fiesta Ware 1950s Chartreuse Plates Turquoise Rose Homer Laughlin Co $59.99 11h 59m
11pc Collection Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Apricot, discontinued 11pc Collection Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Apricot, discontinued 0 $49.95 12h 10m
Fiesta Vintage Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Flat Bottom cobalt Fiestaware 1015.174 Fiesta Vintage Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Flat Bottom cobalt Fiestaware 1015.174 $40.00 12h 17m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Gravy Boat fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Gravy Boat fiesta $15.99 12h 19m
3 Vintage Fiesta Coffee Cups grey, blue, rose 3 Vintage Fiesta Coffee Cups grey, blue, rose $10.89 12h 21m
Fiesta Vintage Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Flat Bottom cobalt Fiestaware 1015.175 Fiesta Vintage Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Flat Bottom cobalt Fiestaware 1015.175 $30.00 12h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 5 1/2" Fruit Bowls $40.00 12h 25m
Fiesta Vintage Yellow Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Yellow Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - Fiestaware $15.00 12h 28m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE LOT of 12 Cup and Saucer SETS-BRIGHT COLORS-24 PIECES-MINT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE LOT of 12 Cup and Saucer SETS-BRIGHT COLORS-24 PIECES-MINT $69.99 12h 39m
Six vintage fiesta rimmed soup bowls Six vintage fiesta rimmed soup bowls $135.00 12h 42m
VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 12.5 VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT BLUE 12.5" OVAL PLATTER OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN NO MARK $14.99 12h 47m
Fiesta Mint Teapot original Fiesta Mint Teapot original 0 $28.00 13h 5m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Rose Plates 9.5 In Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Rose Plates 9.5 In $19.95 13h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Cobalt Blue Plates 9.5 In Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Cobalt Blue Plates 9.5 In $19.95 13h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 2 Plates 9.5 In Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 2 Plates 9.5 In $19.95 13h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 8.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red 8.5" Nappy Bowl Imprinted Logo $28.99 13h 31m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ "RADIOACTIVE" RED ~ GREAT CONDITION ! $95.00 13h 37m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ YELLOW ~ GREAT CONDITION ! VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ YELLOW ~ GREAT CONDITION ! $76.00 13h 40m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ COBALT ~ GOOD CONDITION ! VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ COBALT ~ GOOD CONDITION ! $39.00 13h 40m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ ORIGINAL GREEN ~ GREAT CONDITION ! VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ ORIGINAL GREEN ~ GREAT CONDITION ! $76.00 13h 41m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ CHARTREUSE ~ GREAT CONDITION ! VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ CHARTREUSE ~ GREAT CONDITION ! $95.00 13h 42m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ IVORY ~ GREAT CONDITION ! VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ IVORY ~ GREAT CONDITION ! $76.00 13h 43m
Vtg FIESTA Yellow #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Inside Rings FLAW Small Rim chips Vtg FIESTA Yellow #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Inside Rings FLAW Small Rim chips $75.00 13h 43m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ ROSE ~ GREAT CONDITION ! VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ ROSE ~ GREAT CONDITION ! $56.00 13h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Grey Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug Vintage Homer Laughlin Grey Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug $79.99 13h 47m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Rose Fiesta Wear Tom & Jerry Mug Vintage Homer Laughlin Rose Fiesta Wear Tom & Jerry Mug $79.99 13h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Dk Green Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug Vintage Homer Laughlin Dk Green Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug $79.99 13h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Green Ball Salt and Pepper Shakers S&P 3 Vintage Fiesta Green Ball Salt and Pepper Shakers S&P 3" Great Color! $14.99 14h
Fiesta Vintage 7 Fiesta Vintage 7" plate original cobalt Fiestaware 1015.197 $7.00 14h 9m
Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Casserole Dish Bowl W/ Lid Vintage Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Casserole Dish Bowl W/ Lid 11 $61.00 14h 10m
Fiesta Vintage 7 Fiesta Vintage 7" turquoise Fiestaware 1015.198 $7.00 14h 11m
Vintage 50's Colors Fiesta 7.25 Vintage 50's Colors Fiesta 7.25" Salad Plates Rose~Forest Green~Chartreuse $23.99 14h 14m
 Four (4) Unmarked Fiesta Fiestaware Marigold/Yellow Coffee/Tea Cups Four (4) Unmarked Fiesta Fiestaware Marigold/Yellow Coffee/Tea Cups $6.50 14h 16m
Vintage 1940's Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware  Carafe Decanter Vintage 1940's Orange Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Carafe Decanter 11 $56.99 14h 34m
VINTAGE FIESTA 1936 OLD YELLOW FRUIT DESSERT 6 VINTAGE FIESTA 1936 OLD YELLOW FRUIT DESSERT 6" BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $49.99 14h 35m
Set 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware HLO USA 9.5 Set 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware HLO USA 9.5" Plates Gray, Yellow, Apricot $59.99 14h 39m
VINTAGE Fiesta Colbalt #6 Mixing Bowl (9 11/16 VINTAGE Fiesta Colbalt #6 Mixing Bowl (9 11/16" x 6 5/16") $60.00 14h 39m

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