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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 Rimmed Medium Bowl 8 1/2 Fiesta Rimmed Medium Bowl 8 1/2" $16.00 36m
Vintage Fiesta Forest Green Tea Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Forest Green Tea Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin $16.95 37m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow 8 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Yellow 8 1/2" Nappy Serving Bowl - Fiestaware $21.04 53m
Fiesta Fiestaware Sauce Ivory Off White Boat Gray Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Sauce Ivory Off White Boat Gray Vintage $12.98 55m
Vintage Fiesta Original Green 8 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Original Green 8 1/2" Nappy Serving Bowl (1936 - 1951) Fiestaware $18.70 59m
Set of 2 - Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ceramic Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Persimmon/Poppy Set of 2 - Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ceramic Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Persimmon/Poppy $9.99 1h 9m
Set of 4 - Homer Laughlin Fiesta HLC Ceramic Coffee Tea Cups Mugs - Chartreuse Set of 4 - Homer Laughlin Fiesta HLC Ceramic Coffee Tea Cups Mugs - Chartreuse $9.99 1h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory 8 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory 8 1/2" Nappy Bowl - Fiestaware (1936 - 1951) $22.10 1h 15m
Lot of 7  Vintage Fiesta Juice Glasses 3 1/2 Lot of 7 Vintage Fiesta Juice Glasses 3 1/2" 0 $8.95 1h 20m
Yellow Fiesta Dinner Plate - 9 1/2 Inches - Great Condition Yellow Fiesta Dinner Plate - 9 1/2 Inches - Great Condition $4.00 1h 21m
Vintage 1950 - 59 FIESTA Ware Retired Dusty Rose Pink Luncheon Plate 9 1/2 Vintage 1950 - 59 FIESTA Ware Retired Dusty Rose Pink Luncheon Plate 9 1/2" 0 $15.00 1h 22m
FIESTA - VINTAGE YELLOW PITCHER WITH 6 MULTI-COLORED JUICE TUMBLERS FIESTA - VINTAGE YELLOW PITCHER WITH 6 MULTI-COLORED JUICE TUMBLERS $159.99 1h 28m
FIESTA - VINTAGE RELISH TRAY - COMPLETE - YELLOW AND RED COMBINATION FIESTA - VINTAGE RELISH TRAY - COMPLETE - YELLOW AND RED COMBINATION $299.99 1h 28m
Fiesta Vintage 6 3/4 Fiesta Vintage 6 3/4" Nappy Style Bowls Set of 4 - Fiestaware 0 $45.00 1h 35m
Vintage Fiesta sugar bowl with lid - Turquoise Vintage Fiesta sugar bowl with lid - Turquoise 0 $44.99 1h 37m
Vintage Fiestaware Green Ice Lip Pitcher 1930s Fiesta Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Green Ice Lip Pitcher 1930s Fiesta Water Pitcher $130.50 1h 43m
Fiesta Fiestaware Red Promotional Casserole Fiesta Fiestaware Red Promotional Casserole 0 $40.00 1h 43m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 13 Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 13" Chop Plate Serving Plate (1938 - 1968) $19.98 1h 46m
3 ANTIQUE Old Vtg  FIESTA ORANGE 7in. 9in. 10 1/2in. Plates Set HLC FIESTAWARE 3 ANTIQUE Old Vtg FIESTA ORANGE 7in. 9in. 10 1/2in. Plates Set HLC FIESTAWARE $47.20 2h
Vintage Fiesta HLO 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta HLO 5 1/2" bowl, Original Red glaze 5.25" $29.94 2h 4m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl - Medium Green - Very N Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl - Medium Green - Very N $35.99 2h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate, RARE MEDIUM GREEN, Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate, RARE MEDIUM GREEN, Nice $88.19 2h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage 4 3/4 Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl, Rose pink, Nice $13.49 2h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate, Soup Bowl! Yellow,Very Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate, Soup Bowl! Yellow,Very Nice $22.49 2h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Saucer, Chartreuse green, Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Saucer, Chartreuse green, Nice $6.29 2h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate - Turquoise - Nice $22.49 2h 13m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Plate (1 plate) Rare Green Striped Ivory Vintage Fiesta Ware Plate (1 plate) Rare Green Striped Ivory $125.00 2h 31m
Rare Striped Maroon And Yellow Fiesta Ware Vintage Plate Rare Striped Maroon And Yellow Fiesta Ware Vintage Plate $125.00 2h 39m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - MEDIUM GREEN (older) - SUGAR BOWL (no lid) Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - MEDIUM GREEN (older) - SUGAR BOWL (no lid) 0 $10.00 2h 46m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - TURQUOISE (older) - SUGAR BOWL (no lid/never used) Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - TURQUOISE (older) - SUGAR BOWL (no lid/never used) 0 $10.00 2h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Medium Green Tom & Jerry Mug Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Ware Medium Green Tom & Jerry Mug Fiestaware Homer Laughlin $130.00 3h 8m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Cobalt Fruit Dinnerware Bowl 5 1/2 Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Cobalt Fruit Dinnerware Bowl 5 1/2 Homer Laughlin $49.00 3h 28m
Vintage Fiesta Go-Along Striped Band Tumbler Glass 5 5/8 Vintage Fiesta Go-Along Striped Band Tumbler Glass 5 5/8" Tall $9.00 3h 49m
2 Fiesta Saucer Vintage Yellow 2 Fiesta Saucer Vintage Yellow $14.99 4h 15m
2 Fiesta Saucer Vintage Turquoise 2 Fiesta Saucer Vintage Turquoise $14.99 4h 15m
Vintage Fiesta® Fiestaware Platter 12 Vintage Fiesta® Fiestaware Platter 12" Cake Chop Plate Platter, Original Rose 0 $19.00 4h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Nesting Bowl with Rings No 4 in Original Green-BEAUTY Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Nesting Bowl with Rings No 4 in Original Green-BEAUTY 0 $49.99 4h 50m
Crocheted Hot Pad Heat Pad for Fiestaware Fiesta - RARE - EXCELLENT Crocheted Hot Pad Heat Pad for Fiestaware Fiesta - RARE - EXCELLENT 0 $9.99 4h 50m
vintage fiesta tourquiose pitcher vintage fiesta tourquiose pitcher 0 $9.99 7h 6m
VINTAGE Fiesta Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin  5 Pc PLATE AND SAUCERS VINTAGE Fiesta Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin 5 Pc PLATE AND SAUCERS $9.99 9h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Pepper Shaker Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Pepper Shaker Fiestaware $20.00 9h 15m
VINTAGE  YELLOW  FIESTA  MARMALADE JAR - NO LID -FIESTAWARE -                w34 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA MARMALADE JAR - NO LID -FIESTAWARE - w34 $40.00 9h 53m
1950's GRAY FIESTA CREAMER -FIESTAWARE -                w34 1950's GRAY FIESTA CREAMER -FIESTAWARE - w34 $8.00 9h 59m
Fiesta Ware USA HLC Ring Handled Ceramic Coffee Tea Mugs, Multi Color Set of 5 Fiesta Ware USA HLC Ring Handled Ceramic Coffee Tea Mugs, Multi Color Set of 5 $24.99 10h 23m
Fiestaware Mugs Pale or Light Yellow set of 4 retired coffee fiesta Fiestaware Mugs Pale or Light Yellow set of 4 retired coffee fiesta 0 $13.13 10h 23m
HLC VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW Individual Open Sugar Bowl Free U.S. Shipping HLC VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW Individual Open Sugar Bowl Free U.S. Shipping $24.50 10h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Sauce Gravy Boat In Green RETIRED COLOR Vintage Fiesta Sauce Gravy Boat In Green RETIRED COLOR $24.00 11h
VINTAGE FARMHOUSE APPLE GREEN STONEWARE POTTERY TEAPOT FIESTA COLOR VINTAGE FARMHOUSE APPLE GREEN STONEWARE POTTERY TEAPOT FIESTA COLOR $27.99 11h 1m
VINTAGE SET OF 2 FIESTA WARE IVORY SAUCERS 6 1/4 VINTAGE SET OF 2 FIESTA WARE IVORY SAUCERS 6 1/4" UNMARKED $8.99 11h 11m
VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE IVORY SAUCERS 6 1/4 VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE IVORY SAUCERS 6 1/4" $8.99 11h 11m
VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE SAUCERS 6 1/4 VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE SAUCERS 6 1/4" $8.99 11h 12m
VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE ROSE SAUCERS 6 1/4 VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE ROSE SAUCERS 6 1/4" $8.99 11h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 155 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 155 $46.81 11h 14m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 156 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 156 $46.81 11h 14m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 190 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 190 $46.81 11h 14m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 207 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 207 $46.81 11h 14m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 173 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 173 $46.81 11h 19m
VINTAGE FIESTA CHARTREUSE ORIGINAL HOMER LAUGHLIN OVAL 12 3/4 VINTAGE FIESTA CHARTREUSE ORIGINAL HOMER LAUGHLIN OVAL 12 3/4" PLATTER $38.00 11h 24m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta SHAMROCK GREEN Rimmed Soup/Salad Bowl @ 8-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta SHAMROCK GREEN Rimmed Soup/Salad Bowl @ 8-3/8" $20.00 11h 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 11h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 189 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 189 $46.81 11h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 172 Vintage Fiesta Ivory Divided Compartment Grill Sectional Dinner Plate (HH) 172 $46.81 11h 33m
VINTAGE  COBALT  FIESTA  MEDIUM TEA  POT  AND LID -FIESTAWARE               f4 VINTAGE COBALT FIESTA MEDIUM TEA POT AND LID -FIESTAWARE f4 $95.00 11h 50m
Vtg SET OF 3 ORIGINAL Yellow FIESTA  Deep Plate / Rimmed Soup Bowls **MINT** Vtg SET OF 3 ORIGINAL Yellow FIESTA Deep Plate / Rimmed Soup Bowls **MINT** $79.99 12h
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Green Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage HLC Fiesta Homer Laughlin Green Salt & Pepper Shakers Vintage HLC $75.00 12h 13m
Fiesta Fiestaware 60th anniversary disc pitcher periwinkle blue 1936-1996 EUC Fiesta Fiestaware 60th anniversary disc pitcher periwinkle blue 1936-1996 EUC $15.00 12h 21m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA CHARTREUSE (OLDER) Salad Plate 220704 Homer Laughlin FIESTA CHARTREUSE (OLDER) Salad Plate 220704 $21.99 12h 38m
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 12h 44m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - TURQUOISE (older) - CREAMER (never used) Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - TURQUOISE (older) - CREAMER (never used) 0 $10.00 12h 57m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - MEDIUM GREEN (older) - CREAMER (never used) Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - MEDIUM GREEN (older) - CREAMER (never used) 0 $20.00 12h 57m
Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - RED (older) - CREAMER (never used) Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA China - RED (older) - CREAMER (never used) 1 $10.00 12h 59m
Fiesta Cobalt Blue Corn Relish Dish Tray - Fiestaware - HLC Fiesta Cobalt Blue Corn Relish Dish Tray - Fiestaware - HLC $14.00 13h 17m
Original & Vintage Set Of 2 FIESTA 10.5 Original & Vintage Set Of 2 FIESTA 10.5" Yellow Dinner Plates $30.00 13h 22m
juniper color , Vintage Creamer , and coffee / tea cup Fiesta Ware juniper color , Vintage Creamer , and coffee / tea cup Fiesta Ware $6.50 13h 22m
1950's ROSE   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 1950's ROSE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $30.00 13h 26m
1950's  GRAY   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 1950's GRAY FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $30.00 13h 28m
VINTAGE YELLOW   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $13.00 13h 29m
4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Golden Yellow Marigold Denver Mugs 4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Golden Yellow Marigold Denver Mugs $16.99 13h 31m
1950's CHARTREUSE   FIESTA  TOM & JERRY MUG  FIESTAWARE                   w27 1950's CHARTREUSE FIESTA TOM & JERRY MUG FIESTAWARE w27 $30.00 13h 32m
Vintage 1930-40s Original FIESTA Yellow 13 Vintage 1930-40s Original FIESTA Yellow 13" Chop Plate 12 1/4 Inches $14.95 13h 32m
Fiesta older yellow  Casserole with Lid Fiestaware Fiesta older yellow Casserole with Lid Fiestaware $35.98 13h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware $350.00 13h 36m
4 VTG fiesta 10 oz Space Saver Stack Mugs~ORANGE storage tree~R6542 Fiesta 4 VTG fiesta 10 oz Space Saver Stack Mugs~ORANGE storage tree~R6542 Fiesta $78.00 13h 37m
VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ COBALT ~ GOOD CONDITION ! VINTAGE FIESTA 2-PINT JUG PITCHER ~ COBALT ~ GOOD CONDITION ! $30.00 13h 46m
Fiesta Antique Gold Vintage 3 Dessert Berry Bowls 51/2 Fiesta Antique Gold Vintage 3 Dessert Berry Bowls 51/2" 1969-1970 Homer Lauglin $14.29 13h 56m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Ironstone! Creamer, Antique Gold, Excellent Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Ironstone! Creamer, Antique Gold, Excellent $15.29 14h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 12 Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, 12" Compartment Plate, Divided, Grill, Cobalt Blue $53.09 14h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Relish Tray Base, Bottom, Ivory or cream,Very Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Relish Tray Base, Bottom, Ivory or cream,Very Nice $61.19 14h 13m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Ironstone, Round Vegetable Bowl, Antique Gold, Nic Fiesta Dinner ware, Vintage, Ironstone, Round Vegetable Bowl, Antique Gold, Nic $20.69 14h 13m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Large Disc Pitcher - HLC Fiesta 1950s Pink Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Rose Large Disc Pitcher - HLC Fiesta 1950s Pink Water Pitcher $45.00 14h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Pitcher 7 1/4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Pitcher 7 1/4" Cobalt Blue 0 $15.00 14h 20m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Gravy/Sauce Bowl   Cobalt Blue Vintage Fiesta Ware Gravy/Sauce Bowl Cobalt Blue 0 $12.95 14h 22m
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 14h 26m
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 $74.80 14h 27m
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 14h 29m
Vintage Fiesta 10 Vintage Fiesta 10" dinner plates set of 3 ivory turquoise light green $69.99 14h 37m
Vintage Turquoise Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer Vintage Turquoise Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer $6.95 14h 37m
Vintage FIESTA 4-1/2 Vintage FIESTA 4-1/2" Tall Blue Tumbler $12.95 14h 43m
Vintage Genuine Fiesta ware bowl. Turquoise Blue. Stunning! Vintage Genuine Fiesta ware bowl. Turquoise Blue. Stunning! $85.00 14h 46m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY Ring Handled Creamer EXCELLENT CONDITION VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA IVORY Ring Handled Creamer EXCELLENT CONDITION 0 $12.99 14h 52m

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