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Vintage Red Fiesta® (1936 - 1973)

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Radioactive Red Fiesta

Instantly recognizable, this orange-tinted red was one of the original five colors when Fiesta was introduced in 1937. Red was the simplest choice because business demand indicated that color would be commerically successful. This continues up to today, since Scarlet Red persists as the top-selling color of Fiesta.

Red was also the most expensive color to produce. Production of red included depleted uranium oxide, which after 1943 required a special license from the Atomic Energy Commission. The Collector's Encyclopedia of Fiesta by Bob and Sharon Huxford reports that rad Fiesta from 1937 to 1943 consisted of "uranium oxide (U-308) with the uranium content being made up of about 0.7% U-235 and the remainder U-238." After World War II and the negative publicity over radioactivity, the red colorant consisted of depleted technical grade U-308 with the uranium content being made up of about 0.2% U-235, U-238 making up the rest.

This atomic recipe led to the now infamous labelling of Fiesta as radioactive, or more spcifically, radioactive red. Are these levels at all dangerous? Not al all. Surfact contact on a vintage red 9" dinner plate produces 0.5 mR/hr (milliroentgens per hour. To contrast, the radium dial on a watch produces 20 mR/hr and a chest X-Ray produces 44mR per film. According to the Huxford's "safe levels for humans workling with radiation is 20 mR/day as background radiation."

Muckracking news stories starting then and continuing up to today only heightened the gossip, but presentation of the science shows that using vintage Red Fiesta dishes does not create a china syndrome.

Vintage red is truly one of the most brilliant colors ever produced in the history of dinnerware. Collecting this glaze is highly rewarding.

Old Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE GLAZE 7 Old Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE GLAZE 7" SALAD PLATE FIESTAWARE 1 $15.00 1h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Cup/Saucer Assortment Red,Yellow,Turquoise,Medium Green Excellent Vintage Fiesta Cup/Saucer Assortment Red,Yellow,Turquoise,Medium Green Excellent $68.00 3h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Red Relish Tray Insert -Marked- Vintage Fiesta Red Relish Tray Insert -Marked- 0 $35.00 4h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Red Kitchen Kraft Large Covered Casserole (1938-1944) Free Ship Vintage Fiesta Red Kitchen Kraft Large Covered Casserole (1938-1944) Free Ship $300.00 4h 36m
**  Vintage 1936 Fiesta Red Fiestaware Orange 5 1/2 ** Vintage 1936 Fiesta Red Fiestaware Orange 5 1/2" Fruit Desert Bowl ** $36.00 5h 9m
5 Vintage 6.25 5 Vintage 6.25" Bread & Butter Plates 3 Orange (Red) 1 Yellow 1 Blue Type 1 Mark 0 $19.99 5h 15m
Pair Bright Red Fiesta Ware Ball Salt & Pepper Shakers Pair Bright Red Fiesta Ware Ball Salt & Pepper Shakers 0 $15.00 6h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RED NAPPY $22.00 6h 20m
Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta Red orange Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta Red orange $19.79 6h 32m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt Pepper Shaker Set, Fiesta, Red, Very Nice Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt Pepper Shaker Set, Fiesta, Red, Very Nice $24.29 6h 32m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice $34.19 6h 33m
2 Cup and Saucer Sets Vintage Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin 2 Cup and Saucer Sets Vintage Fiesta Red Homer Laughlin $39.96 7h 19m
 Vintage Original Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker - Red ~ Big chip at base Vintage Original Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker - Red ~ Big chip at base $2.00 8h 20m
Vintage FIESTA Turquoise Cup & Saucer and Red Cup by Homer Laughlin Co. Vintage FIESTA Turquoise Cup & Saucer and Red Cup by Homer Laughlin Co. 0 $9.95 8h 59m
Vintage FIESTA RED 6 1/2 Vintage FIESTA RED 6 1/2" BREAD and BUTTER PLATE ~ Fiestaware $10.00 9h 28m
Vintage HLC Fiestaware Red 6 Vintage HLC Fiestaware Red 6" Bread & Butter Plate 1936-1943 $6.50 9h 52m
Vintage 1930's Red ( Orange ) Nesting Bowl # 2 Vintage 1930's Red ( Orange ) Nesting Bowl # 2 $150.00 10h 26m
Vintage California Pottery USA Original Red Glaze with Lid 850 Vintage California Pottery USA Original Red Glaze with Lid 850 $33.00 10h 52m
Vintage Harlequin Red Ball Jug Water Jug HLC Vintage Harlequin Red Ball Jug Water Jug HLC 0 $25.00 11h 11m
Fiestaware Green Holly & Red Ribbon 8 1/2 Fiestaware Green Holly & Red Ribbon 8 1/2" Christmas Nappy Bowl 0 $17.50 11h 53m
VINTAGE 30's FIESTA, RED & GREEN CREAM SOUP BOWLS - FIESTAWARE -           A25 VINTAGE 30's FIESTA, RED & GREEN CREAM SOUP BOWLS - FIESTAWARE - A25 27 $70.00 12h 43m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 2 $80.00 14h 59m
Set of 4 Feistaware Red Coffee Mugs Ring Handle Set of 4 Feistaware Red Coffee Mugs Ring Handle $11.00 15h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Covered Casserole Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Covered Casserole 0 $99.00 16h 51m
Fiestaware, 4 piece Place Setting, Fiesta, Scarlet red, NEW FIRST QUALITY IN BOX Fiestaware, 4 piece Place Setting, Fiesta, Scarlet red, NEW FIRST QUALITY IN BOX $34.19 16h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Red Nappy 8 1/2 inch Vintage Fiesta Red Nappy 8 1/2 inch $34.99 18h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Red B/B Plate Vintage Fiesta Red B/B Plate $11.99 18h 12m
Vintage Radioactive Red Fiestaware Small Nesting Bowl Lid 3 13/16” Vintage Radioactive Red Fiestaware Small Nesting Bowl Lid 3 13/16” 1 $29.99 18h 15m
Vintage Siesta Ware Red Eagle Cookie Jar w Lid Vintage Siesta Ware Red Eagle Cookie Jar w Lid $10.99 21h 46m
Vtg Fiestaware Luncheon Plates 7 Red Blue Green Yellow Ivory Turquoise Rose 9.5 Vtg Fiestaware Luncheon Plates 7 Red Blue Green Yellow Ivory Turquoise Rose 9.5" $114.99 23h 43m
VINTAGE FIESTA red MUSTARD JAR VINTAGE FIESTA red MUSTARD JAR $349.99 1d 8h 29m
Harlequin Vintage Red Orange Oval Serving Dish Plate Homer Laughlin 9” X 11.5” Harlequin Vintage Red Orange Oval Serving Dish Plate Homer Laughlin 9” X 11.5” 0 $39.77 1d 8h 30m
Radioactive Red (Orange) Vintage FIestaware 6 Radioactive Red (Orange) Vintage FIestaware 6" Saucer (Nice CPM - 3555) $14.95 1d 9h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Pottery Orange / Red Bulb Candlestick Holders Vintage Fiesta Pottery Orange / Red Bulb Candlestick Holders $97.50 1d 9h 12m
Vintage FIESTAWARE Sugar Bowl W-out Lid ~ Radioactive Red Vintage FIESTAWARE Sugar Bowl W-out Lid ~ Radioactive Red 0 $9.99 1d 10h 24m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED DIVIDED COMPARTMENT GRILL 10 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTAWARE RADIOACTIVE RED DIVIDED COMPARTMENT GRILL 10 1/2" PLATE $44.99 1d 10h 28m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12" PLATTER EXCELLENT $49.99 1d 10h 46m
VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10 VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10" DINNER PLATE $17.99 1d 10h 55m
VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2 VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2" NAPPY BOWL $24.99 1d 10h 58m
Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Orange 6 1/4 Inch Bread and Butter Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin FIESTA Red Orange 6 1/4 Inch Bread and Butter Plate $34.49 1d 11h 32m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug & Teapot- Orange/Red & Serving Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Ball Jug & Teapot- Orange/Red & Serving $145.00 1d 11h 35m
Vintage Fiestaware Creamer Original Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red Vintage Fiestaware Creamer Original Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red $50.00 1d 13h 45m
Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl  C ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl C ~ 0 $6.99 1d 14h 8m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Radioactive Fragment Will Start Geiger Counter Chattering Vintage Fiestaware Red Radioactive Fragment Will Start Geiger Counter Chattering 1 $4.95 1d 14h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Stick Handle Demitasse Pot Fiesta Demi Pot Vintage Fiestaware Red Stick Handle Demitasse Pot Fiesta Demi Pot $575.00 1d 16h 52m
(3) Vintage Red Orange, Yellow, Green Radioactive Glaze 6 1/8 (3) Vintage Red Orange, Yellow, Green Radioactive Glaze 6 1/8" Saucers $24.00 1d 16h 59m
Vintage FIESTA RED 9 1/2 inch NAPPY Bowl  GREAT Condition Vintage FIESTA RED 9 1/2 inch NAPPY Bowl GREAT Condition $65.77 1d 17h 57m
Cutting Board, Glass, Red Truck, Fall, Autumn Harvest, Pumpkin, New in Box Cutting Board, Glass, Red Truck, Fall, Autumn Harvest, Pumpkin, New in Box $21.59 2d 5h 6m
Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice $34.19 2d 5h 6m
 VINTAGE FIESTA RELISH TRAY - VINTAGE FIESTA RELISH TRAY - "RADIOACTIVE RED" BASE & CENTER - FIESTAWARE -OA2 0 $285.00 2d 9h 1m
Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl #2, Mixing Bowl, Original Red, HLC Genuine Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl #2, Mixing Bowl, Original Red, HLC Genuine 0 $145.00 2d 12h 28m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red Vintage Fiestaware Red Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger Plate Original Red 0 $110.00 2d 12h 29m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin SAUCE BOAT Original RED COLOR 1937-1959 Gravy Vintage FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin SAUCE BOAT Original RED COLOR 1937-1959 Gravy 6 $15.50 2d 13h 53m
Hocking FIESTA Red Orange Yellow STRIPE Band Rings Drink GLASS Tumbler FREE SHIP Hocking FIESTA Red Orange Yellow STRIPE Band Rings Drink GLASS Tumbler FREE SHIP 0 $18.00 2d 15h 3m
 Vintage Fiesta Pottery 13 Vintage Fiesta Pottery 13" Chop Plate-Red Circa 1936-1944 $64.00 2d 15h 49m
NEW!!!  Fiesta 5 1/2 NEW!!! Fiesta 5 1/2" Bowls ~ RED, CHARTREUSE TURQUOISE & ORANGE ~6 BOWLS!! 0 $9.99 2d 16h 5m
5 Piece Fiesta Homer Laughlin 6 5 Piece Fiesta Homer Laughlin 6" Fruit Bowls With Scarce Red $425.00 2d 17h 22m
Vintage fiesta carafe HLE6 USA 1936-1942 Radioactivity Red Pitcher 48oz 2 Chips. Vintage fiesta carafe HLE6 USA 1936-1942 Radioactivity Red Pitcher 48oz 2 Chips. $65.00 2d 19h 1m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Pottery Plates Fridge Magnets Green, Red, Yellow, Blue Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Pottery Plates Fridge Magnets Green, Red, Yellow, Blue 1 $50.00 2d 19h 36m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Carafe with Lid Fiesta Water Jug 1930s 1940s Perf! Vintage Fiestaware Red Orange Carafe with Lid Fiesta Water Jug 1930s 1940s Perf! $195.00 3d 1h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Mixing Bowl #2  Early Inside Rings in Base Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Mixing Bowl #2 Early Inside Rings in Base Fiestaware $180.00 3d 2h 2m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED KITCHEN KRAFT INDIVIDUAL CASSEROLE LID - FIESTAWARE VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED KITCHEN KRAFT INDIVIDUAL CASSEROLE LID - FIESTAWARE $25.00 3d 4h 5m
vintage 1940s fiesta ceramic serving or fruit bowl radioactive red original 2/2 vintage 1940s fiesta ceramic serving or fruit bowl radioactive red original 2/2 0 $135.00 3d 6h 50m
vintage fiesta soup bowl 8.5 in vintage fiesta soup bowl 8.5 in "radioactive red" genuine 1940s 0 $22.76 3d 6h 52m
Radioactive Red (Orange) Vintage FIestaware 6 Radioactive Red (Orange) Vintage FIestaware 6" Saucer 0 $11.98 3d 7h 37m
5 VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN RED YELLOW SAUCER & SMALL BREAD PLATES LOT SET 5 VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN RED YELLOW SAUCER & SMALL BREAD PLATES LOT SET $34.94 3d 7h 37m
Original FIESTA Red HLC 6 3/4 Original FIESTA Red HLC 6 3/4" Nested Mixing Bowl # 3 Inner Center Rings $118.00 3d 8h 34m
VINTAGE RED WING Gravy Sauce Boat Speckled Yellow Stoneware In Great Condition☆ VINTAGE RED WING Gravy Sauce Boat Speckled Yellow Stoneware In Great Condition☆ 0 $28.00 3d 8h 46m
Fiestaware  Scarlet Red Retired Water Pichet Fiestaware Scarlet Red Retired Water Pichet $68.50 3d 9h 4m
VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL – RED VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL – RED $35.00 3d 11h 13m
Vintage FIESTA Fiestaware, 7 Vintage FIESTA Fiestaware, 7" Cake Plate Salad Plate Yellow, Red Maroon Stripe 0 $25.00 3d 12h 16m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware RED Ashtray Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware RED Ashtray $60.00 3d 13h 40m
4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red / Orange & Blue Shaker Shakers 4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red / Orange & Blue Shaker Shakers $51.70 3d 14h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Bowl Lid Red 7 1/2'' good Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Bowl Lid Red 7 1/2'' good $14.00 3d 14h 25m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red 7-1/2 Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red 7-1/2" salad bowl 1959-1969 $32.00 3d 14h 35m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Kitchen Kraft Green Salad Fork & Red Orange Salad Spoon Set Vintage FIESTA WARE Kitchen Kraft Green Salad Fork & Red Orange Salad Spoon Set 0 $75.00 3d 16h 10m
Vintage Antique Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Homer Laughlin Vintage Antique Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Homer Laughlin $18.99 3d 16h 29m
Rare Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTAWARE Rare Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTAWARE $89.99 3d 17h 6m
EUC VINTAGE RADIOACTIVE RED FIESTA EUC VINTAGE RADIOACTIVE RED FIESTA "FLAT BOTTOM" CUP & SAUCER - SHELF DISPLAY $34.50 3d 18h 42m
Vintage red Fiesta 5 1/2 Vintage red Fiesta 5 1/2" bowl $30.00 3d 19h 24m
FIESTA China - Vintage RED Color - CREAMER  - never used 1950s item FIESTA China - Vintage RED Color - CREAMER - never used 1950s item $29.95 3d 20h 50m
Rare Vintage FIESTA FIESTAWARE Radioactive Red Orange Carafe Pitcher Jug Croc Rare Vintage FIESTA FIESTAWARE Radioactive Red Orange Carafe Pitcher Jug Croc $125.00 4d 3h 37m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 And Mixing Bowl Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #4 And Mixing Bowl 0 $750.00 4d 5h 5m
Fiestaware Red 1936-1944 Large Salad Bowl Fiestaware Red 1936-1944 Large Salad Bowl $314.99 4d 6h 52m
4 Vintage Orig Fiesta Ware Cups Saucers Turquoise Yellow Cobalt Red H. Laughlin 4 Vintage Orig Fiesta Ware Cups Saucers Turquoise Yellow Cobalt Red H. Laughlin $39.99 4d 7h
Fiestaware Mango Red Creamer Fiesta C Handle Vintage Ironstone Creamer Fiestaware Mango Red Creamer Fiesta C Handle Vintage Ironstone Creamer $42.00 4d 7h 33m
Red Vintage Fiesta Ware 6 Red Vintage Fiesta Ware 6" Saucer $5.00 4d 9h 51m
2 Vintage Fiestaware Ring Handle Orange & Red Coffee Mugs 721-224 2 Vintage Fiestaware Ring Handle Orange & Red Coffee Mugs 721-224 $12.98 4d 9h 52m
VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN ORANGE Red GRAVY BOAT SAUCE  SAUCEBOAT VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN ORANGE Red GRAVY BOAT SAUCE SAUCEBOAT $14.99 4d 10h 5m
Vintage CalPotter Original Radioactive Red 4 piece Sugar/Creamer etc Vintage CalPotter Original Radioactive Red 4 piece Sugar/Creamer etc 0 $25.00 4d 11h 57m
Vintage Fiesta Teacup and Saucer Set in Original Red Glaze | Circa 1937-1943 Vintage Fiesta Teacup and Saucer Set in Original Red Glaze | Circa 1937-1943 0 $85.00 4d 12h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Red Footed Compote Vintage Fiesta Red Footed Compote 0 $100.00 4d 12h 16m
2 Fiesta Fiestaware HLC Tangerine Orange Scarlet Red Coupe Cereal Bowl 5 5/8 2 Fiesta Fiestaware HLC Tangerine Orange Scarlet Red Coupe Cereal Bowl 5 5/8" $14.99 4d 13h 32m
VTG 30s HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE PLATES 9 VTG 30s HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE PLATES 9" RIVIERA $12.99 4d 13h 50m
VTG 30s HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE PLATES 9 VTG 30s HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE PLATES 9" RIVIERA $19.99 4d 13h 50m
VTG 30s HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE PLATES 9 VTG 30s HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED ORANGE PLATES 9" RIVIERA $12.99 4d 13h 50m
1 MINT Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radio Active RED 13 1 MINT Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Radio Active RED 13" Round CHOP Plate ! $32.88 4d 14h 35m
1(one) MINT Vintage Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 5.5 1(one) MINT Vintage Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 5.5" Fruit Nappy Berry Bowl $22.88 4d 14h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Red orange Tea Cup and Saucer Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware Red orange Tea Cup and Saucer Fiestaware $30.00 4d 16h 24m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Creamer, Red, Very Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Creamer, Red, Very Nice $17.99 4d 16h 25m

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