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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 Vintage After Dinner Coffee Pot Cobalt Fiestaware Fiesta p.270 Fiesta Vintage After Dinner Coffee Pot Cobalt Fiestaware Fiesta p.270 $150.00 5h 26m
Vintage Fiesta  Budvase, not reproduction Vintage Fiesta Budvase, not reproduction $100.00 5h 27m
Vintage Fiesta, budvase, Original Fiesta -  not reproduction Vintage Fiesta, budvase, Original Fiesta - not reproduction $100.00 5h 27m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pair Yellow Ball/Bulb Candle Holder (3 1/2 Fiesta Homer Laughlin Pair Yellow Ball/Bulb Candle Holder (3 1/2" Tall) $18.99 6h 27m
Vintage Fiesta 4 Piece Flatware - Sunflower Yellow Swirl Vintage Fiesta 4 Piece Flatware - Sunflower Yellow Swirl $19.99 6h 42m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Chartreuse Bud Vase (6 Fiesta Homer Laughlin Chartreuse Bud Vase (6" Tall) $29.99 6h 48m
Fiesta Vtg Set of 4 Bread & Butter Plates (6 1/4 Fiesta Vtg Set of 4 Bread & Butter Plates (6 1/4") 1st 4 Original Colors $32.00 6h 58m
VINTAGE FIESTA-ORIGINAL IVORY 9 VINTAGE FIESTA-ORIGINAL IVORY 9" PLATE- $12.99 6h 59m
VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW   8 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 8 1/2" NAPPY-EXCELLENT $25.00 6h 59m
VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE  8 1/2 NAPPY VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE 8 1/2 NAPPY $25.00 6h 59m
VINTAGE YELLOW  FIESTA JUICE PITCHER VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA JUICE PITCHER $40.00 6h 59m
Antique Pink Fiesta Plate Antique Pink Fiesta Plate $9.99 7h 5m
Lot of 4 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Colors 5 Lot of 4 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Colors 5" Fruit Bowls Fiestaware HCL $42.02 7h 9m
GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Light Green 8.5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Light Green 8.5" Vegetable Bowl Fiestaware HLC $21.49 7h 9m
Lot 5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 9.5 Lot 5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 9.5" Dinner Plates Fiestaware HLC $62.06 7h 9m
GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Radioactive Red 12.5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Radioactive Red 12.5" Tray Platter Fiestaware $24.00 7h 9m
Lot 5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 6.5 Lot 5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 6.5" Bread Butter Plate Fiestaware $52.81 7h 9m
8 GENUINE fiesta HLC USA Original Light Green 6.5 Bread Butter Plates Fiestaware 8 GENUINE fiesta HLC USA Original Light Green 6.5 Bread Butter Plates Fiestaware $82.46 7h 9m
2 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Radioactive Red 9.5 2 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Radioactive Red 9.5" Dinner Plates Fiestaware $31.20 7h 9m
Lot of 4 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 5 Lot of 4 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 5" Fruit Bowls Fiestaware HCL $42.02 7h 9m
GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 10.5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 10.5" Dinner Plate Fiestaware HLC $16.25 7h 9m
Lot of 3 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 7 Lot of 3 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Yellow 7" Salad Plates Fiestaware HCL $31.20 7h 9m
Lot 2 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Cobalt 6.5 Lot 2 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Original Cobalt 6.5" Bread Butter Plate Fiestaware $21.49 7h 9m
Lot of 5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Light Green 9.5 Lot of 5 GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Light Green 9.5" Dinner Plates Fiestaware HLC 1 $47.49 7h 9m
Vintage fiesta HLCo USA Original Cobalt 7.25 Vintage fiesta HLCo USA Original Cobalt 7.25" Large Pitcher Fiestaware HLC $18.24 7h 9m
GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Light Green Deep Plate Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiestaware HLC GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA Light Green Deep Plate Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiestaware HLC $15.15 7h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Antique Gold 4 Cereal Bowls 6 3/8 Inches Vintage Fiesta Antique Gold 4 Cereal Bowls 6 3/8 Inches $24.99 7h 15m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 11 1/2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 11 1/2" PLATE 0 $9.99 8h
VINTAGE  YELLOW FIESTA CREAMER  -FIESTAWARE             co1 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA CREAMER -FIESTAWARE co1 $9.00 8h 8m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory 2 Pint Jug  - 1930s Fiesta Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Ivory 2 Pint Jug - 1930s Fiesta Water Pitcher $128.25 8h 15m
Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware Fruit Bowl 5 1/2 Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware Fruit Bowl 5 1/2" Rose (1951-1959), damaged $9.99 8h 41m
Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 7 Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 7" Light Green Salad Plate from 1936-1951, EUC $18.99 8h 43m
Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 7 Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 7" Cobalt Blue Salad Plate from 1936-1951 $17.99 8h 43m
Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 9 1/2 Old VINTAGE Fiesta Ware 9 1/2" Cobalt Blue Plate from 1936-1951 $8.99 8h 43m
Vintage Fiesta Serving Bowl, 8 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Serving Bowl, 8 1/2" Nappy in Original Green. Great size, VG cond $46.00 8h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Rose Candle Holder Vintage Fiesta Rose Candle Holder $16.80 8h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Gravy Boat Vintage Fiesta Ivory Gravy Boat $16.80 8h 52m
Set of 3 Vintage Fiesta Tea Cup Fiestaware Teacup Only Set of 3 Vintage Fiesta Tea Cup Fiestaware Teacup Only 0 $12.00 8h 55m
Fiesta 10 Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate Lot (3) Original vintage*Green*Yellow*Turquoise* $70.00 9h 2m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 12 Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 12" Compartment Plate, Divided, Grill, Red $56.69 9h 19m
Fiesta® Dinner ware, Vintage, Ash Tray, Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner ware, Vintage, Ash Tray, Red, Nice $38.69 9h 19m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 12 Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 12" Compartment Plate, Divided, Grill, Cobalt Blue $50.39 9h 19m
Fiesta® Dinner ware, Vintage, Ash Tray, Red Fiesta® Dinner ware, Vintage, Ash Tray, Red $29.69 9h 19m
Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Yellow Handled Casserole Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Yellow Handled Casserole 1 $14.99 9h 39m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE SERVING PLATTER  Vintage Yellow 12 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE SERVING PLATTER Vintage Yellow 12" Oval Fiesta Plate $27.01 9h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Platter In Turquoise Fiesta Fiestaware Platter In Turquoise 0 $12.00 9h 52m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta® Ware Medium Green (Older) Rimmed Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiesta® Ware Medium Green (Older) Rimmed Soup Bowl $90.00 10h 7m
Orange  Fiesta saucer and luncheon plate Orange Fiesta saucer and luncheon plate 0 $5.00 10h 9m
Fiesta GREEN Tea Pot  with LID ~ RARE FIND ~ marked Fiesta GREEN Tea Pot with LID ~ RARE FIND ~ marked $35.00 10h 16m
4 Gray Fiesta Ware cups and saucers 4 Gray Fiesta Ware cups and saucers 0 $15.00 10h 16m
FIESTA WARE PURPLE LILAC TEA CUP AND SAUCER Homer Laughlin- DISCONTINUED FIESTA WARE PURPLE LILAC TEA CUP AND SAUCER Homer Laughlin- DISCONTINUED $29.99 10h 24m
Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Bread Butter Side Plates 6.25 Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Bread Butter Side Plates 6.25" $36.00 10h 32m
Set of 2 Fiestaware Fiesta Tom and Jerry APRICOT peach Coffee Cup Mug HLC USA Set of 2 Fiestaware Fiesta Tom and Jerry APRICOT peach Coffee Cup Mug HLC USA $32.99 10h 39m
Classic Fiesta Vegetable Serving Bowl, Powder Blue, Dinnerware, Classic Fiesta Vegetable Serving Bowl, Powder Blue, Dinnerware, 0 $11.99 10h 40m
Vintage Yellow Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6 Vintage Yellow Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6" Saucer - 9 Available $4.50 10h 46m
Vintage fiesta ware 10 Vintage fiesta ware 10" plate - 50's chartreuse 0 $29.99 10h 50m
Vintage fiesta ware 10 Vintage fiesta ware 10" plate - red 0 $29.99 10h 51m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Bugs Bunny 10.5 Fiesta Homer Laughlin Bugs Bunny 10.5" Dinner Plate ~ Warner Bros 1994 $19.99 10h 51m
Fiesta Ware by Homer Laughlin Vintage Cobalt Blue Coffee Cup with Finger Hole Fiesta Ware by Homer Laughlin Vintage Cobalt Blue Coffee Cup with Finger Hole $12.99 11h 15m
Vintage Fiesta Lot, Juice Glasses, Plates, Soup Bowls Vintage Fiesta Lot, Juice Glasses, Plates, Soup Bowls 0 $34.95 11h 21m
Set of 12 Vintage Fiesta Deep Plate Bowls In 8 Colors Set of 12 Vintage Fiesta Deep Plate Bowls In 8 Colors $149.50 11h 21m
FIESTA Made In USA Green Gravy Boat Sauce Server Dressing Vintage EUC FIESTA Made In USA Green Gravy Boat Sauce Server Dressing Vintage EUC $42.00 11h 26m
FIESTA Made In USA Turquoise Lidded Teapot Fiestaware 6 FIESTA Made In USA Turquoise Lidded Teapot Fiestaware 6" Tall Small chip on Base $68.25 11h 27m
FIESTA Made In USA Set of 7 Assorted Color 6.25 FIESTA Made In USA Set of 7 Assorted Color 6.25" Appetizer Plates Fiestaware $77.00 11h 31m
FIESTA H L C VINTAGE GENUINE GOOD LUCK CALENDAR PLATE 1955 GOLD TRIM FIESTA H L C VINTAGE GENUINE GOOD LUCK CALENDAR PLATE 1955 GOLD TRIM 0 $7.95 11h 35m
Vintage Fiesta celery dish cobalt blue Vintage Fiesta celery dish cobalt blue 0 $25.99 11h 40m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL ORIGINAL ORANGE 1 $4.99 11h 41m
FIESTA Made In USA Set of  7 Assorted Color 7.25 FIESTA Made In USA Set of 7 Assorted Color 7.25" Dessert App Plates Fiestaware $94.50 11h 42m
vintage fiesta red bulb candle holder vintage fiesta red bulb candle holder 0 $39.99 11h 53m
vintage fiesta cobalt bulb candle holders vintage fiesta cobalt bulb candle holders 0 $39.99 11h 54m
vintage fiesta yellow medium teapot with decal of Mary had a little lamb vintage fiesta yellow medium teapot with decal of Mary had a little lamb 0 $79.99 11h 55m
Vtg Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Disc Pitcher USA Donut Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Vtg Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Disc Pitcher USA Donut Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware $44.99 11h 56m
vintage fiesta red medium teapot vintage fiesta red medium teapot 0 $129.99 11h 56m
vintage fiesta rose covered casserole vintage fiesta rose covered casserole 0 $99.99 11h 56m
vintage fiesta chartreuse covered casserole vintage fiesta chartreuse covered casserole 0 $99.99 11h 57m
vintage fiesta turquoise covered casserole vintage fiesta turquoise covered casserole 0 $49.99 11h 58m
Fiesta Vintage Turquoise 7 3/8 Fiesta Vintage Turquoise 7 3/8" Salad / Dessert plate - Fiestaware 0 $8.00 11h 59m
vintage fiesta yellow coffee pot vintage fiesta yellow coffee pot 0 $95.99 11h 59m
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 $14.44 12h
Fiesta PITCHER Homer Laughlin BUGS BUNNY Warner 11A Blue 1994 FiestaWare Fiesta PITCHER Homer Laughlin BUGS BUNNY Warner 11A Blue 1994 FiestaWare 1 $24.99 12h 8m
VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW NAPPY FIESTA-WARE 8 1/4 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW NAPPY FIESTA-WARE 8 1/4" VEGETABLE/SERVING BOWL HLC USA $19.00 12h 11m
VINTAGE FIESTA BLUE NAPPY FIESTA-WARE 8 1/4 VINTAGE FIESTA BLUE NAPPY FIESTA-WARE 8 1/4" X 2" VEGETABLE/SERVING BOWL $12.00 12h 11m
2 FIESTA WARE ROSE  OVAL  SERVING PLATTERS Small & Medium 2 FIESTA WARE ROSE OVAL SERVING PLATTERS Small & Medium $32.72 12h 23m
Quality Cobalt Blue Colored Quality Cobalt Blue Colored "Fiesta" 2 3/4" High X 8 1/4" Diameter Serving Bowl $16.95 12h 27m
Fiesta Vintage Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Flat Bottom 1936 green Fiestaware 615.46 Fiesta Vintage Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Flat Bottom 1936 green Fiestaware 615.46 $50.00 12h 30m
Vintage Fiesta Medium Green 6 1/4 Vintage Fiesta Medium Green 6 1/4" Saucer 1959 - 1969 0 $9.00 12h 39m
Quality Large Maroon Colored Quality Large Maroon Colored "Fiesta" 2 1/4" High X 12 1/4" Long Serving Platter $16.95 12h 39m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Ring Handled Creamer, Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Ring Handled Creamer, Red, Nice $17.09 12h 46m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 13 Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, 13" Chop Plate, Single Foot, Cobalt blue, Nice $26.09 12h 46m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Individual Salad Bowl, Medium Green, HTF Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Individual Salad Bowl, Medium Green, HTF $76.49 12h 46m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Teacup, Rose, Very Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Teacup, Rose, Very Nice $13.49 12h 46m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Bud Vase, Red, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Vintage, Bud Vase, Red, Nice $88.19 12h 46m
Fiesta Ware Old Markedgreen Cool Piece Fiesta Ware Old Markedgreen Cool Piece $22.95 12h 47m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET 5PC. LITE BLUE VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SET 5PC. LITE BLUE 0 $24.95 12h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Glass Golden Wedding Anniversary 50th Wedding Plate w/ Sticker Vintage Fiesta Glass Golden Wedding Anniversary 50th Wedding Plate w/ Sticker $13.74 13h 36m
Vintage Fiesta light green desert bowl Vintage Fiesta light green desert bowl 0 $20.00 13h 37m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE FIESTA ORIGINAL GRAY SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN #U8 VINTAGE FIESTAWARE FIESTA ORIGINAL GRAY SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN #U8 $8.50 14h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Medium? or Forrest? Green (Older) Creamer MINT CONDITION Vintage Fiesta Ware Medium? or Forrest? Green (Older) Creamer MINT CONDITION $35.00 14h 6m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA DEMI TASSE CUP & SAUCER- FIESTAWARE t23 0 $45.00 14h 10m
FIESTA COBALT BLUE COFFEE POT VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA USA FIESTA COBALT BLUE COFFEE POT VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA USA $45.00 14h 33m

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