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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 Fiestaware Rose Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Rose Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta 1950s Pink Footed Bowl $58.00 32m
Fiesta Vintage Radioactive Red Luncheon Plate 9 Fiesta Vintage Radioactive Red Luncheon Plate 9" Original Color Fiestaware $18.00 33m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Blue Berry Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Blue Berry Bowl $23.50 36m
Fiesta Ware Pea Grean? Salad Plate 7.25 Fiesta Ware Pea Grean? Salad Plate 7.25" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre 1973 $5.00 39m
Fiesta Ware Pale Yellow? Salad Plate 7.25 Fiesta Ware Pale Yellow? Salad Plate 7.25" Homer Laughlin USA, Vintage Pre 1973 $5.00 47m
Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Antique Gold 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiestaware 1970s Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Antique Gold 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl Fiestaware 1970s $15.00 1h 12m
Fiesta oval serving tray by Homer Laughlin China Fiesta oval serving tray by Homer Laughlin China $20.00 1h 19m
VINTAGE FIESTA / 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING IN THE COLOR OF YELLOW VINTAGE FIESTA / 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING IN THE COLOR OF YELLOW 0 $20.99 1h 50m
Antique Fiesta Ware TEA CUP and SAUCER Yellow set Antique Fiesta Ware TEA CUP and SAUCER Yellow set 0 $19.99 1h 57m
Antique Fiesta Ware TEA CUP & SAUCER Turquoise set Antique Fiesta Ware TEA CUP & SAUCER Turquoise set 0 $19.99 1h 58m
Vintage Fiesta Dinnerware Pale Pastel YELLOW Cup And Saucer Excellent Condition Vintage Fiesta Dinnerware Pale Pastel YELLOW Cup And Saucer Excellent Condition $8.80 2h
VTG HLC Fiesta Apricot Platter, 11.5” X 9” Excellent! VTG HLC Fiesta Apricot Platter, 11.5” X 9” Excellent! $39.00 2h 15m
Vintage Fiesta Red Covered Onion Soup Vintage Fiesta Red Covered Onion Soup 0 $750.00 2h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Green & Ivory Covered Onion Soup Vintage Fiesta Green & Ivory Covered Onion Soup 0 $300.00 2h 23m
VINTAGE 1937 FIESTA TURQUOISE OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT HOMER LAUGHLIN CO FIESTAWARE VINTAGE 1937 FIESTA TURQUOISE OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT HOMER LAUGHLIN CO FIESTAWARE $23.99 3h 25m
Vintage US Original Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cup and Three (3) Saucers - 1 Price !! Vintage US Original Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cup and Three (3) Saucers - 1 Price !! $2.99 3h 40m
Pair Vintage Fiesta Tom And Jerry Ring Handled Mug Coffee Cups 50s Rose Pair Vintage Fiesta Tom And Jerry Ring Handled Mug Coffee Cups 50s Rose 0 $45.00 3h 52m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Tom And Jerry Coffee Cup Mug Ring Handle Red Mint Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Tom And Jerry Coffee Cup Mug Ring Handle Red Mint 0 $45.00 3h 57m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Large Original Yellow Teapot/ No Lid Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Large Original Yellow Teapot/ No Lid $25.49 4h 22m
vintage Fiesta turquoise pitcher, SIGNED vintage Fiesta turquoise pitcher, SIGNED 8 $34.15 4h 30m
Fiesta, Ceramic Mini Pitcher, Disc Style Lime Green 4 oz. Excellent Fiesta, Ceramic Mini Pitcher, Disc Style Lime Green 4 oz. Excellent $19.99 4h 44m
 Fiesta  HLC Single  Cobalt Blue Bulb Candle Holder Fiesta HLC Single Cobalt Blue Bulb Candle Holder $20.00 7h 6m
 Fiestaware / FIESTA HLC SunFlower Yellow 6 Fiestaware / FIESTA HLC SunFlower Yellow 6" TRIVET(HOT PLATE) DANCING LADY $9.99 7h 10m
VINTAGE FIESTA 10 INCH IVORY DINNER PLATE MARKED VINTAGE FIESTA 10 INCH IVORY DINNER PLATE MARKED $9.00 7h 54m
Fiesta White Salad Plate 7.25 Fiesta White Salad Plate 7.25" Vintage 2 Available 0 $5.00 8h 27m
Lot of 3 - 9 3/8 Lot of 3 - 9 3/8" Vintage Yellow Signed Fiesta Plates - Excellent Condition $39.95 8h 44m
Vintage Fiesta 4 Piece Flatware - Sunflower Yellow Swirl Vintage Fiesta 4 Piece Flatware - Sunflower Yellow Swirl $19.99 9h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Ice Lip Pitcher Fiestaware Rare and Hard to Find Vintage Fiesta Yellow Ice Lip Pitcher Fiestaware Rare and Hard to Find $128.99 9h 24m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Red Footed Bowl $50.00 9h 43m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY TURQUOISE SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT- BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY TURQUOISE SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT-"AS-IS" 0 $10.00 9h 49m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY IVORY SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT-MINT CONDITION !! BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY IVORY SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT-MINT CONDITION !! 0 $16.00 9h 49m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY YELLOW SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT- BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY YELLOW SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT-"AS-IS" 0 $10.00 9h 49m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY TURQUOISE DEEP PLATE BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY TURQUOISE DEEP PLATE 0 $15.00 9h 49m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY YELLOW DEEP PLATE BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY YELLOW DEEP PLATE 0 $10.00 9h 49m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY 9 BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 9" GRAY LUNCHEON PLATE-NICE !!! 0 $18.00 9h 50m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY 13 BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 13" LT. GREEN CHOP PLATE-NICE !!! 0 $23.00 9h 50m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY 13 BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 13" COBALT CHOP PLATE-NICE !!! 0 $15.00 9h 50m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA POTTERY 9 BEAUTIFUL FIESTA POTTERY 9" RED LUNCHEON PLATE-1935-1944-NICE !! 0 $18.00 9h 50m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY 13 BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 13" TURQUOISE CHOP PLATE-NICE !!! 0 $23.00 9h 50m
BEAUTIFUL FIESTA POTTERY 10 BEAUTIFUL FIESTA POTTERY 10" IVORY DINNER PLATE-1935-1944-NICE !! 0 $18.00 9h 50m
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY 13 BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 13" RED CHOP PLATE-NICE !!! 0 $23.00 9h 50m
3 GORGEOUS VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 10 3 GORGEOUS VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 10" YELLOW DINNER PLATES-NEAR MINT !!! 0 $32.00 9h 50m
GORGEOUS VINTAGE FIESTA  POTTERY 13 GORGEOUS VINTAGE FIESTA POTTERY 13" YELLOW CHOP PLATE-NICE !!! 0 $22.00 9h 50m
Original Vintage Red/Orange Fiesta ware Bud Vase - 6 1/2 Original Vintage Red/Orange Fiesta ware Bud Vase - 6 1/2" 0 $45.00 9h 56m
VTG FIESTAWARE DINNER PLATE-HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE ,YELLOW- 10 1/2 VTG FIESTAWARE DINNER PLATE-HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE ,YELLOW- 10 1/2" $25.00 10h 10m
vintage cobalt blue fiesta - Lot Of 4 Including  Dinner And Salad Plates vintage cobalt blue fiesta - Lot Of 4 Including Dinner And Salad Plates 0 $12.00 10h 12m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Set of 5 Coffee Mugs Blue, Green, Orange, Red and Purple EUC Vintage FIESTA WARE Set of 5 Coffee Mugs Blue, Green, Orange, Red and Purple EUC $27.00 10h 18m
Vintage Light Green Fiesta Bread And Butter Plate. Lot Of 2 Vintage Light Green Fiesta Bread And Butter Plate. Lot Of 2 0 $6.00 10h 19m
Vintage Fiesta Green 8” Vase Vintage Fiesta Green 8” Vase 0 $100.00 10h 49m
VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #3 TURQUOISE VINTAGE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #3 TURQUOISE 0 $9.50 10h 59m
Vintage Gray Fiesta Homer Laughlin Cup/Saucer Marked 50's 60's USA Vintage Gray Fiesta Homer Laughlin Cup/Saucer Marked 50's 60's USA $6.00 11h 11m
Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta  Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA $15.50 11h 11m
Vintage Light Green Fiesta  Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA Vintage Light Green Fiesta Homer Laughlin Juice Tumbler 1930's 1940's USA $15.50 11h 11m
6 VINTAGE GENUINE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN 10 1/4 6 VINTAGE GENUINE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN 10 1/4" YELLOW FIESTAWARE DINNER PLATES $80.00 11h 24m
Rare Fiestaware  GREEN,ROSE FIESTA RIMMED BOWL FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Rare Fiestaware GREEN,ROSE FIESTA RIMMED BOWL FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $39.99 11h 25m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Lot of Nine (9) Saucers Various Colors Vintage HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Lot of Nine (9) Saucers Various Colors $20.00 11h 30m
Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta Tea Cup & Saucer Sets- Fiestaware Lot of 3 Vintage Fiesta Tea Cup & Saucer Sets- Fiestaware $20.00 11h 34m
4 VINTAGE FIESTA 4 3/4 4 VINTAGE FIESTA 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWLS IN YELLOW 1938 COLOR $46.50 11h 36m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Chartreuse Green Cup - Homer Laughlin - USA Vintage Fiesta Ware Chartreuse Green Cup - Homer Laughlin - USA 0 $6.00 11h 48m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Ware 12 Vintage HLC Fiesta Ware 12" ivory Chop Plate / Platter $7.00 12h 1m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE SERVING PLATTER  Vintage Yellow 12 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE SERVING PLATTER Vintage Yellow 12" Oval Fiesta Plate $27.01 12h 5m
Vintage 3 Fiesta Cobalt Blue Dessert Dishes Homer Laughlin - USA Vintage 3 Fiesta Cobalt Blue Dessert Dishes Homer Laughlin - USA $12.99 12h 9m
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 0 $1.39 12h 9m
2 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA 8 1/2 2 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA 8 1/2" NAPPYS - FIESTAWARE H1 $14.00 12h 36m
GENUINE FIESTA BREAD PLATE - TURQUOISE - VINTAGE - HLCo USA - 6.25 GENUINE FIESTA BREAD PLATE - TURQUOISE - VINTAGE - HLCo USA - 6.25" $8.45 12h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise 8.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise 8.5" Nappy / Rimmed Bowl -EXC! $9.95 12h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Pink Tea Cup Vintage Fiesta Ware Pink Tea Cup $4.00 13h 7m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE PLUM CUP & SAUCER SET CIRCLE HANDLE EX  COND USA HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE PLUM CUP & SAUCER SET CIRCLE HANDLE EX COND USA $8.99 13h 10m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Large Disc Pitcher Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Large Disc Pitcher Yellow 0 $49.25 13h 29m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Fruit Bowl-5 1/2 In Round-Blue-ca 1936-A Must Have :-) Vintage Fiesta Ware Fruit Bowl-5 1/2 In Round-Blue-ca 1936-A Must Have :-) $14.99 13h 30m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Turquoise Disc Water Pitcher 1938 - 1942 Homer Laughlin Vintage FIESTA WARE Turquoise Disc Water Pitcher 1938 - 1942 Homer Laughlin 1 $32.99 13h 33m
YELLOW OLD VINTAGE FIESTA POPCORN BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC GO ALONGS YELLOW OLD VINTAGE FIESTA POPCORN BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC GO ALONGS $23.99 13h 33m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Vintage Fiesta 6" Plates (6) $24.99 13h 45m
VINTAGE  IVORY FIESTA SALT & PEPPER Shaker Shakers Set 1983 Shafford Stripes 🌈 VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA SALT & PEPPER Shaker Shakers Set 1983 Shafford Stripes 🌈 0 $40.00 13h 51m
Fiesta cobalt blue teapot vintage Fiesta cobalt blue teapot vintage 0 $24.00 13h 56m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Yellow Creamer Fiesta Yellow Ring Handle Creamer Vintage Fiestaware Original Yellow Creamer Fiesta Yellow Ring Handle Creamer $20.00 14h 12m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Creamer Fiesta Original Yellow Ring Handle Creamer Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Creamer Fiesta Original Yellow Ring Handle Creamer $18.00 14h 14m
FIESTA Stick Handled Creamer original Cobalt Near Mint FIESTA Stick Handled Creamer original Cobalt Near Mint $55.55 14h 16m
Beautiful,Vintage Light Blue HLC FIESTA Bowl  7'' Diameter 2'' Deep Made in USA Beautiful,Vintage Light Blue HLC FIESTA Bowl 7'' Diameter 2'' Deep Made in USA $15.29 14h 21m
5 PIECE VINTAGE  YELLOW  FIESTA WITH  MEDIUM TEA POT NO  LID -FIESTAWARE - 5 PIECE VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA WITH MEDIUM TEA POT NO LID -FIESTAWARE - $15.00 14h 29m
VINTAGE FIESTA  FOOTED SALAD BOWL - TURQUOISE VINTAGE FIESTA  FOOTED SALAD BOWL - TURQUOISE 0 $300.00 14h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Gray Creamer - 1950s Color - Mint Vintage Fiesta Ware Gray Creamer - 1950s Color - Mint $29.90 14h 42m
Genuine Fiesta HLO USA 9 1/2 Genuine Fiesta HLO USA 9 1/2" Yellow/Brown Band (4) Plates (Read Below) 0 $9.99 14h 43m
Fiesta Ware Yellow Promotional Sugar and Lid - Original Color - MINT Fiesta Ware Yellow Promotional Sugar and Lid - Original Color - MINT 1 $79.00 14h 44m
Fiesta Ware Yellow Individual Creamer - Rare! - MINT Fiesta Ware Yellow Individual Creamer - Rare! - MINT $103.00 14h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Demitasse Cup and Saucer - Original Color Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Demitasse Cup and Saucer - Original Color $64.00 14h 48m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Demitasse Cup and Saucer - Original Color Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Demitasse Cup and Saucer - Original Color $64.00 14h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Pink Jubilee Juice Tumbler - VERY RARE Color - Mint Vintage Fiesta Ware Pink Jubilee Juice Tumbler - VERY RARE Color - Mint $87.10 14h 54m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Cream Soup - Original Color - Mint Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Cream Soup - Original Color - Mint $34.00 15h 4m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Ivory Demitasse Cup and Saucer - Original Color Vintage Fiesta Ware Ivory Demitasse Cup and Saucer - Original Color $63.70 15h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Creamer AND Sugar Bowl - Original Color - Mint Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Creamer AND Sugar Bowl - Original Color - Mint $84.50 15h 7m
VINTAGE  GREEN  FIESTA DEMI TASSE CUP AND  SAUCER- FIESTAWARE                g24 VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA DEMI TASSE CUP AND SAUCER- FIESTAWARE g24 $44.00 15h 9m
Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Creamer Rose Mint 1950s Fiesta Fiestaware Vintage Creamer Rose Mint 1950s 0 $23.00 15h 14m
5 Vintage FIESTA Fruit Bowls 5.5 5 Vintage FIESTA Fruit Bowls 5.5" rare chocolate color 0 $20.00 15h 17m
6 PIECE VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA PLACE SETTING  - FIESTAWARE                     U21 6 PIECE VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA PLACE SETTING - FIESTAWARE U21 $45.00 15h 27m
Fiesta/Fiestaware ~ VINTAGE TURQUOISE MEDIUM TEAPOT ~ Fiesta/Fiestaware ~ VINTAGE TURQUOISE MEDIUM TEAPOT ~ $50.00 15h 29m
Lot of 4 Older Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6 3/8 Lot of 4 Older Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6 3/8" Bread Plates Green Ivory Blue Yellow $19.95 15h 31m
vintage fiesta medium green dinner plate vintage fiesta medium green dinner plate 2 $11.50 15h 35m
Vintage Fiesta Cream and Sugar bowl Original Yellow Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Cream and Sugar bowl Original Yellow Homer Laughlin $8.49 15h 35m
Fiestaware Genuine Vintage Fiesta Colored Med 9.5 Fiestaware Genuine Vintage Fiesta Colored Med 9.5" Dinner Plates Set of 3 Home $48.77 15h 35m

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