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Sapphire Fiesta® (Post 1986)

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Meet Sapphire Fiesta

Sapphire is a bright blue color, more brilliant than the 1930s cobalt. A Fiesta collector once allegedly described it as "the color of Paul Newman's eyes." Limited to only 180 firing days, this color has quickly become one of the rarest, difficult to find post86 Fiesta collectible.

Compounding the scarcity issue is the fact that Homer Laughlin produced exclusively for one department store - Bloomingdale's. The rewards of collecting Sapphire Fiesta ware will be as rich as the final price paid.

Sapphire Blue Shapes

The sapphire line appeared is only these shapes:
  • five-piece place settings
  • 13 ½ oval platter
  • 32-ounce serving bowl
  • large disk pitcher
  • 6 ½ ounce tumbler
  • medium flower vase
  • wall clock
  • handled serving tray
  • carafe

Additionally, the Fiesta-Mates' jumbo 18 oz. cup and saucer were dipped in sapphire. However, no sugar and creamer or salt and pepper were produced. Since its retirement, collectors have already been actively buying and selling it.

The Sapphire color looks very similar to the vintage blue glaze, because it is that same luminous, shiny blue. Keep in mind that there was far, far more vintage blue Fiesta produced, and also that the sapphire items will fall under the same identification rules for distinguishing vintage pieces from the post-86: The newer sapphire pieces will be slightly smaller and heavier because of the vitrified clay body. Sapphire was produced before Homer Laughlin initiated the H mark in to distinguish a newer line.

Fiesta collectors and sellers auction items from the Sapphire Fiesta line regularly. Check this page to see all of the current auctions in this prized color.

Fiesta Sapphire Sugar Bowl with Lid and Figure 8 Tray (No Creamer) Fiesta Sapphire Sugar Bowl with Lid and Figure 8 Tray (No Creamer) 0 $9.80 5h 47m
VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8 VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8" 1ST QTY $199.99 1d 1h 13m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 $37.99 1d 2h 35m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 $84.95 1d 2h 36m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 $35.99 1d 2h 48m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $19.99 1d 2h 53m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 $43.99 1d 2h 53m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 7 1/2 tall  Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 7 1/2 tall $71.50 1d 7h 2m
Fiestaware, 7 1/4 Fiestaware, 7 1/4" Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, Blue, New No Tags $22.49 1d 8h 42m
'96 Vintage Fiesta SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware '96 Vintage Fiesta SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware $32.00 3d 23m
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Dish Set Fiestaware Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Dish Set $150.00 3d 51m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $15.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $49.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $22.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $28.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $15.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $29.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $39.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $29.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $69.00 5d 3h 31m
Fiesta Sapphire tumbler*****MINT Fiesta Sapphire tumbler*****MINT $20.00 5d 23h 33m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE Pitcher & 4 Tumblers 60th ANNIV- MINT COND -NEW-ORIG BOX FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE Pitcher & 4 Tumblers 60th ANNIV- MINT COND -NEW-ORIG BOX $129.95 6d 3h 39m
Fiesta Sapphire Carafe and Tumbler Set  (New In Box)  Fiestaware Fiesta Sapphire Carafe and Tumbler Set (New In Box) Fiestaware $119.99 7d 2h 29m
Fiesta Sapphire Limited Production Color Soup Cereal Bowl – 1996 Factory 1st Fiesta Sapphire Limited Production Color Soup Cereal Bowl – 1996 Factory 1st $35.00 7d 5h 32m
Fiesta Sapphire Limited Production Color Dinner Plate – Factory 1st From 1996 Fiesta Sapphire Limited Production Color Dinner Plate – Factory 1st From 1996 $69.00 7d 5h 37m
Fiesta 5pc sapphire flatware*** nib Fiesta 5pc sapphire flatware*** nib $45.99 8d 21h 4m
1997, Fiesta, Dept. Store Exclusive SAPPHIRE 6 oz. Cup, 5-7/8 1997, Fiesta, Dept. Store Exclusive SAPPHIRE 6 oz. Cup, 5-7/8" Saucer, Date: LLB 0 $29.40 9d 3h 35m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl $29.99 9d 6h 19m
Fiesta Sapphire Medium Bowl (Rare and Discontinued) Fiesta Sapphire Medium Bowl (Rare and Discontinued) $20.00 9d 21h 28m
 Homer Laughlin Fiesta -  mate go along SAPPHIRE  6 3/4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta - mate go along SAPPHIRE 6 3/4" Jumbo Saucer $20.00 10d 14m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2615269 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2615269 $99.95 11d 14h 10m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Ed Set Of 4 Fiestaware Fiesta Sapphire Blue Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Ed Set Of 4 Fiestaware $74.99 11d 17h
CLOCK plate 10 CLOCK plate 10" sapphire blue FIESTA WARE NEW blank $39.99 11d 21h 7m
Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire $20.00 12d 6h 27m
Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice $49.49 12d 22h 10m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 7 1/2 tall EUC Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 7 1/2 tall EUC $70.00 13d 6h 44m
FIESTA Fiestaware SAPPHIRE Medium Vase New Original Box Retired // Outstanding!! FIESTA Fiestaware SAPPHIRE Medium Vase New Original Box Retired // Outstanding!! $185.00 14d 22h 41m
Fiesta Ware Cobalt or Sapphire (?) Ring Handle Coffee Mug Cup Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Cobalt or Sapphire (?) Ring Handle Coffee Mug Cup Homer Laughlin $12.00 15d 54m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE MEDIUM VASE VERY LIMITED PRODUCTION IN 1996 w/FACTORY BOX FIESTA SAPPHIRE MEDIUM VASE VERY LIMITED PRODUCTION IN 1996 w/FACTORY BOX $145.00 15d 3h 54m
FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997  FOR BLOOMINGDALE'S FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997 FOR BLOOMINGDALE'S $32.00 15d 7h 32m
Fiesta Sapphire Retired Limited Edition Color Disc Pitcher 60th Anniversary Fiesta Sapphire Retired Limited Edition Color Disc Pitcher 60th Anniversary $95.00 19d 53m
Fiesta Sapphire 1996 Limited Edition 12” Cake Plate Serving Tray Factory 1st Fiesta Sapphire 1996 Limited Edition 12” Cake Plate Serving Tray Factory 1st $75.00 19d 1h 9m
Fiesta Sapphire Lt. Ed. Dinnerware 5-Pc. Place Setting - Factory 1st From 1996 Fiesta Sapphire Lt. Ed. Dinnerware 5-Pc. Place Setting - Factory 1st From 1996 $119.00 19d 1h 11m
19 OZ MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL sapphire blue 6 7/8 19 OZ MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL sapphire blue 6 7/8" FIESTA $27.99 19d 1h 23m
Sapphire Blue Fiesta 8 3/8 Sapphire Blue Fiesta 8 3/8" Bowl retired Unused from Collector $39.99 19d 4h 47m
Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup $34.99 20d 1h 24m
Rare! FIESTA Fiestaware SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Large Disc Disk Pitcher Rare! FIESTA Fiestaware SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Large Disc Disk Pitcher $89.99 21d 5h 3m
Fiesta JUMBO MUG & SAUCER, Sapphire Fiesta JUMBO MUG & SAUCER, Sapphire $47.50 23d 5h 51m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher $73.00 23d 6h 17m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ $49.99 25d 5h 52m
Fiesta Sapphire - Five Piece Place Setting - Brand New, Unused, Original Packing Fiesta Sapphire - Five Piece Place Setting - Brand New, Unused, Original Packing $170.00 26d 4h 20m
Fiesta Sapphire Juice Tumbler Discontinued Color Bloomingdale's Exclusive Fiesta Sapphire Juice Tumbler Discontinued Color Bloomingdale's Exclusive $19.95 26d 23h 21m
Fiestaware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiesta, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiestaware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiesta, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $116.99 27d 6h 10m
Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea cup/Saucer Lot Orng Grn Sapphire Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea cup/Saucer Lot Orng Grn Sapphire $16.24 27d 6h 39m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher $75.00 27d 22h 34m
Fiesta Sapphire Tumbler (Discontinued) Fiesta Sapphire Tumbler (Discontinued) $22.00 27d 23h 37m
Fiesta Sapphire Carafe & Tumbler Set - Discontinued Color - New In Box Fiesta Sapphire Carafe & Tumbler Set - Discontinued Color - New In Box $99.95 28d 9h 25m
Fiesta Sapphire Disc Pitcher - Discontinued Color Fiesta Sapphire Disc Pitcher - Discontinued Color $79.95 28d 9h 57m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer $44.95 29d 22m
Fiesta Sapphire Soup / Cereal Bowl (Rare and Discontinued) Fiesta Sapphire Soup / Cereal Bowl (Rare and Discontinued) $24.95 29d 26m
Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer HLC 18 oz Retired Fiesta Blue Soup Mug Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer HLC 18 oz Retired Fiesta Blue Soup Mug $53.00 30d 4h 13m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7" Soup Cereal Bowl Sapphire Fiestaware $37.99 30d 19h 27m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10" Dinner Plate Sapphire Fiestaware $54.99 30d 19h 27m

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