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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.

Fiesta 4 Cinnabar 2000 Coffee Mugs 3 ½” tall Original Style Handle O Ring Handle Fiesta 4 Cinnabar 2000 Coffee Mugs 3 ½” tall Original Style Handle O Ring Handle $32.49 2h 40m
TWO (2) Vintage FIESTAWARE 5 1/2 inch RED - FRUIT/Oatmeal Bowls - Bottom Rings TWO (2) Vintage FIESTAWARE 5 1/2 inch RED - FRUIT/Oatmeal Bowls - Bottom Rings 0 $35.00 9h 1m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Large Water Disc Pitcher or Jug, Red/Orange Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Large Water Disc Pitcher or Jug, Red/Orange $65.00 9h 11m
FIESTA DINNERWARE  6 FIESTA DINNERWARE 6" Saucer Original RED Color Vintage $20.00 10h 5m
Homer Laughlin China 2001 - Fiestaware Red/Marron Saucer – Ceramic/Pottery Homer Laughlin China 2001 - Fiestaware Red/Marron Saucer – Ceramic/Pottery $9.50 10h 39m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Water Tumbler Fiesta Red Cup 1930s 1940s Vintage Fiestaware Red Water Tumbler Fiesta Red Cup 1930s 1940s $55.00 10h 48m
Vintage Harlequin Red Ball Jug Water Jug HLC Vintage Harlequin Red Ball Jug Water Jug HLC $19.99 10h 53m
Vintage Fiesta Red Large Chop Plate 12.5 Vintage Fiesta Red Large Chop Plate 12.5" Diameter Round Platter $32.00 13h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Large Salmon Rose Ball Pitcher HLC USA Excellent! Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Large Salmon Rose Ball Pitcher HLC USA Excellent! $49.99 13h 13m
SALE PRICE REDUCED - Antique Fiesta 9 SALE PRICE REDUCED - Antique Fiesta 9" Luncheon plate - Red $38.00 13h 37m
Antique Fiesta cup & saucer set in original red glaze Antique Fiesta cup & saucer set in original red glaze $65.00 13h 38m
Fiesta Radioactive Red Salt Pepper Shaker Fiestaware MINT Fiesta Radioactive Red Salt Pepper Shaker Fiestaware MINT 0 $10.95 15h 7m
1930's VINTAGE RED FIESTA Fiestaware 12 1930's VINTAGE RED FIESTA Fiestaware 12" FLOWER VASE *MINT CONDITION* $1,900.00 15h 21m
1930's Fiesta Fiestaware Red 10-1/2 1930's Fiesta Fiestaware Red 10-1/2" Carafe with Lid HLC *MINT Condition* $275.00 15h 38m
3 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Radioactive Red Orange Bowls 3 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Radioactive Red Orange Bowls 1 $30.00 16h 13m
Old Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA 9 1/2”LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE Old Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA 9 1/2”LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE $19.95 17h 14m
Vintage Fiestaware Plate Red Measures 9.5” Across Vintage Fiestaware Plate Red Measures 9.5” Across $19.99 17h 29m
VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE SUGAR BOWL LID - NO CHIPS - NR  VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE SUGAR BOWL LID - NO CHIPS - NR 18 $22.72 19h 43m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN   Maroon Ball Pitcher Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Maroon Ball Pitcher Fiesta $40.00 20h 3m
Fiesta Vintage Red Ice Lip Water Pitcher Fiestaware Damaged Spout Carafe Fiesta Vintage Red Ice Lip Water Pitcher Fiestaware Damaged Spout Carafe $49.99 22h 58m
NICE! Original Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Red Orange Cup and Saucer Set NICE! Original Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Red Orange Cup and Saucer Set $32.99 1d 2h 28m
Contempary FIESTAWARE  Red Cup and Saucer Contempary FIESTAWARE Red Cup and Saucer 0 $5.50 1d 5h 17m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA CARAFE & LID-FIESTAWARE - m14 $227.50 1d 7h 29m
Vintage Fiestaware Scarlet Red Bowls Set 2 Vintage Fiestaware Scarlet Red Bowls Set 2 $19.99 1d 7h 44m
VTG FIESTA RED CARAFE COFFEE TEA POT NO TOP MADE PRIOR TO 1946 HOMER LAUGHLIN VTG FIESTA RED CARAFE COFFEE TEA POT NO TOP MADE PRIOR TO 1946 HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $155.97 1d 8h 21m
Fiestaware Scarlet Red 4 Fiestaware Scarlet Red 4" Coffee Mug Tea Cup $5.99 1d 8h 46m
Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 9 Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 9" Round Plate $9.99 1d 8h 46m
Fiestaware Scarlet 9 Fiestaware Scarlet 9" Dinner Plate Square Red Small $5.99 1d 8h 46m
Fiestaware Scarlet 3.5 Fiestaware Scarlet 3.5" Round Loop Circle Handle Coffee Mug Tea Cup $5.99 1d 8h 46m
Fiestaware Scarlet 5 Fiestaware Scarlet 5" Small Bowl Fruit Cup $5.99 1d 8h 49m
Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 5 Fiestaware Sunflower Yellow 5" Small Bowl Fruit Cup $5.99 1d 8h 49m
Vtg. FIESTA 5.5 Vtg. FIESTA 5.5" Fruit Bowl Fiestaware Homer Laughlin- Orig. Red Color $49.99 1d 10h 50m
Vintage Fiesta Red (Orange) 4.75 Vintage Fiesta Red (Orange) 4.75" Fruit Bowl - REPAIRED - HLC COLLECTIBLE $19.99 1d 11h 47m
HLC Fiestaware, Vintage Tea Cup Fiesta, Red, Hairline Crack HLC Fiestaware, Vintage Tea Cup Fiesta, Red, Hairline Crack $14.00 1d 11h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Red (Orange) 5.5 Vintage Fiesta Red (Orange) 5.5" Fruit Bowl - EXCELLENT COND - HLC COLLECTIBLE $29.99 1d 12h 25m
Vintage Fiesta Red/Orange 9.5 Vintage Fiesta Red/Orange 9.5" Luncheon Plate - EXCELLENT COND HLC COLLECTIBLE $29.99 1d 13h 7m
Lot Of 2 Vintage Orange Fiesta 9.5 Inch Luncheon Plates HLC USA Lot Of 2 Vintage Orange Fiesta 9.5 Inch Luncheon Plates HLC USA 0 $12.99 1d 13h 22m
VINTAGE FIESTA RIVIERA SALT SHAKER  RADIOACTIVE RED 2.5”x2.75” LQQK VINTAGE FIESTA RIVIERA SALT SHAKER RADIOACTIVE RED 2.5”x2.75” LQQK $12.95 1d 13h 22m
VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RADIOACTIVE RED SALT PEPPER SHAKER VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN KITCHEN KRAFT RADIOACTIVE RED SALT PEPPER SHAKER $25.00 1d 13h 43m
2 Vintage Fiesta Ware HLC Green / Red 7 2 Vintage Fiesta Ware HLC Green / Red 7" Coupe Cereal Soup Bowls Fiestaware 0 $49.99 1d 14h 27m
VINTAGE RED (TANGERINE) HARLEQUIN DOUBLE EGG CUP - FIESTAWARE      -  co19 VINTAGE RED (TANGERINE) HARLEQUIN DOUBLE EGG CUP - FIESTAWARE - co19 $29.45 1d 15h 31m
6 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 7 6 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 7" Plates Original Red Yellow Turquoise $59.99 1d 17h 2m
Lot Of 4 Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Fruit Bowls HLC USA Lot Of 4 Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Fruit Bowls HLC USA 0 $29.99 1d 17h 26m
Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Creamer & Sugar Bowl HLC USA Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Creamer & Sugar Bowl HLC USA 0 $79.99 1d 17h 39m
Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Casserole Dish HLC USA Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Casserole Dish HLC USA 0 $179.99 1d 17h 46m
Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta 9 Inch Serving Bowl HLC USA Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta 9 Inch Serving Bowl HLC USA 0 $29.99 1d 18h 3m
Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Salt & Pepper Shakers HLC USA Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Salt & Pepper Shakers HLC USA 0 $16.99 1d 18h 7m
Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Gravy Boat HLC USA Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Gravy Boat HLC USA 0 $29.99 1d 18h 18m
R L C FIESTA DINNERWARE U.S.A. 8 1/4 R L C FIESTA DINNERWARE U.S.A. 8 1/4" X 3" BOWL $9.99 1d 19h 20m
VINTAGE FIESTA RED ORANGE SUGAR BOWL BOTTOM ONLY 1939 RADIOACTIVE? VINTAGE FIESTA RED ORANGE SUGAR BOWL BOTTOM ONLY 1939 RADIOACTIVE? $34.95 1d 19h 49m
VINTAGE FIESTA BREAD & BUTTER PLATE Lot of 4 ~ Red Yellow Cobalt Medium Green VINTAGE FIESTA BREAD & BUTTER PLATE Lot of 4 ~ Red Yellow Cobalt Medium Green 0 $14.99 1d 20h 1m
Lot Of 7 Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta 9.5 Inch Luncheon Plates HLC USA Lot Of 7 Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta 9.5 Inch Luncheon Plates HLC USA 0 $79.99 1d 20h 14m
Lot Of 8 Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Coffee / Tea Cups & Saucers HLC USA Lot Of 8 Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Coffee / Tea Cups & Saucers HLC USA 0 $89.99 1d 20h 26m
Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Carafe Pitcher HLC USA Vintage Red / Orange Fiesta Carafe Pitcher HLC USA 0 $139.99 1d 20h 34m
Fiesta Orange Cream Soup Bowl USA Fiestaware Red HLC Vintage Original Fiesta Orange Cream Soup Bowl USA Fiestaware Red HLC Vintage Original 0 $15.95 1d 21h 14m
Vintage Fiestaware Radioactive Red Large Footed Comport 12 3/8 Vintage Fiestaware Radioactive Red Large Footed Comport 12 3/8" $229.00 1d 22h 4m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Deep Plate, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Red $35.99 1d 22h 35m
VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE TEACUP SAUCER SET ORIGINAL FIESTAWARE MINT / NEAR MINT VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE TEACUP SAUCER SET ORIGINAL FIESTAWARE MINT / NEAR MINT $12.99 1d 22h 53m
Fiesta Set of 6 salad plates 7 Fiesta Set of 6 salad plates 7" Six Red Paprika See Des VGC $10.05 1d 23h 19m
Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Large Casserole Cover Lid Only Radioactive Red Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Large Casserole Cover Lid Only Radioactive Red $38.99 2d 7h 54m
fiesta fiestaware Radioactive Red Origjnal Vintage Bread Dessert  Saucer Plate fiesta fiestaware Radioactive Red Origjnal Vintage Bread Dessert Saucer Plate 0 $19.99 2d 11h 14m
Vintage Mid Century HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Relish Dish Tray Red Green Chip Vintage Mid Century HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Relish Dish Tray Red Green Chip 0 $175.00 2d 11h 23m
Kitchen Kraft, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Lg Casserole Lid, 7 13/16 Kitchen Kraft, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Lg Casserole Lid, 7 13/16", Red $53.09 2d 11h 56m
Fiesta Radioactive Red Medium Tea Pot rare with ring handle Fiesta Radioactive Red Medium Tea Pot rare with ring handle 0 $140.00 2d 13h 31m
Vintage Vintage "Red" FIESTA 12" COMPORT - FIESTAWARE - 0 $150.00 2d 13h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Bulb Shape Pair of Candle Holders Original Red Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Bulb Shape Pair of Candle Holders Original Red Fiestaware $56.25 2d 13h 57m
Old 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HARLEQUIN SAUCER FIESTA GEIGER COUNTER READING B Old 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HARLEQUIN SAUCER FIESTA GEIGER COUNTER READING B $22.20 2d 14h 11m
Vtg 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HARLEQUIN SAUCER FIESTA GEIGER COUNTER READING C Vtg 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HARLEQUIN SAUCER FIESTA GEIGER COUNTER READING C $22.99 2d 14h 15m
Old 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HARLEQUIN SAUCER FIESTA GEIGER COUNTER READING D Old 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HARLEQUIN SAUCER FIESTA GEIGER COUNTER READING D $22.95 2d 14h 24m
Vintage Fiesta YELLOW Carafe Jug ~ Vintage Fiesta YELLOW Carafe Jug ~ $139.99 2d 15h 15m
Fiesta HLC SCARLET Large Disk Pitcher MINT Free Ship Fiesta HLC SCARLET Large Disk Pitcher MINT Free Ship $40.00 2d 16h 21m
Fiestaware vintage cereal bowls 14 oz. Scarlet  (6) Script Logo Fiestaware vintage cereal bowls 14 oz. Scarlet  (6) Script Logo 0 $30.00 2d 16h 41m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Red Cup Vintage Fiestaware Red Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Red Cup $60.00 2d 16h 48m
Older Fiesta Homer Laughlin Deep Plate Bowl 8.25 Older Fiesta Homer Laughlin Deep Plate Bowl 8.25" Original Red Genuine USA $32.89 2d 17h 27m
Vintage FiestaWare Radioactive Red Promotional Casserole/Mixing LID ONLY - Vintage FiestaWare Radioactive Red Promotional Casserole/Mixing LID ONLY - $49.99 2d 17h 29m
Fiesta Vintage Stick Handle Demitasse Cups Saucers Fiestaware Red Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Stick Handle Demitasse Cups Saucers Fiestaware Red Homer Laughlin $135.97 2d 17h 55m
Retired Fiesta Tom And Jerry O- Ring Handle Mug Flamingo Pink Retired Fiesta Tom And Jerry O- Ring Handle Mug Flamingo Pink 0 $4.99 2d 18h 3m
Vintage Fiesta red sugar bowl - no lid-not marked Vintage Fiesta red sugar bowl - no lid-not marked $20.00 2d 18h 34m
Fiestaware - Red - Orange - #3 Mixing Bowl - Vintage - Chips! - REDUCED! Fiestaware - Red - Orange - #3 Mixing Bowl - Vintage - Chips! - REDUCED! $25.99 2d 19h 20m
Set of FOUR Vintage Fiesta Bread & Butter Plates~Green (2), Red and Rose. Set of FOUR Vintage Fiesta Bread & Butter Plates~Green (2), Red and Rose. $19.95 2d 20h 9m
Fiesta Ware FOOTED CUPS (2) and SAUCERS (4) - Turquoise, Red, Green, Yellow Fiesta Ware FOOTED CUPS (2) and SAUCERS (4) - Turquoise, Red, Green, Yellow $35.10 2d 20h 30m
Vintage Radioactive Red Fiestaware-HLC Coffeepot: Demitasse Vintage Radioactive Red Fiestaware-HLC Coffeepot: Demitasse 10 $201.45 2d 21h 2m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Genuine FIESTA MMA red orange 10.5 HOMER LAUGHLIN Genuine FIESTA MMA red orange 10.5" DINNER Plate $15.00 2d 23h 14m
VINTAGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED # 5 MIXING BOWL VINTAGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE RED # 5 MIXING BOWL $55.00 3d 10h 31m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA KITCHEN KRAFT MEDIUM CASSEROLE & LID -FIESTAWARE -K16 $61.75 3d 11h 27m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA MEDIUM TEA POT & LID-FIESTAWARE - K16 $155.00 3d 11h 29m
(Set of 3) Genuine Vintage FIESTA 6 (Set of 3) Genuine Vintage FIESTA 6" RED SAUCERS ONLY (NO Cups) $21.99 3d 11h 52m
Maroon Homer Laughlin {Fiesta Ware} Replacement Saucer 6 inches Cinnabar Maroon Homer Laughlin {Fiesta Ware} Replacement Saucer 6 inches Cinnabar $12.00 3d 14h 10m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Red Footed Ball Salt or Pepper Shaker Genuine Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Red Footed Ball Salt or Pepper Shaker Genuine $21.89 3d 14h 21m
Rare Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Orange Red Promotional Casserole Lid Rare Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Orange Red Promotional Casserole Lid $69.99 3d 14h 22m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA SAUCE / GRAVY BOAT -FIESTAWARE - 7r $40.61 3d 14h 26m
 Fiesta Ware Red Dinner  Plate 10.5  Lead Free Made in USA Fiesta Ware Red Dinner Plate 10.5 Lead Free Made in USA $13.37 3d 15h 9m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Juice Water Pitcher 9 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red Juice Water Pitcher 9"T USA $49.99 3d 15h 54m
Vintage Fiesta Carafe  Red Vintage Fiesta Carafe Red $360.00 3d 16h 50m
Lot of 4 Vintage Fiesta Saucers 6 Lot of 4 Vintage Fiesta Saucers 6" Green Yellow Orange Red Fiestaware $21.95 3d 16h 59m
Vintage Yellow Fiestaware Juice Pitcher Vintage Yellow Fiestaware Juice Pitcher $20.00 3d 17h 43m
VINTAGE TANGERINE (RED) HARLEQUIN TEA POT , SUGAR BOWL &CREAMER  -  FIESTAWARE - VINTAGE TANGERINE (RED) HARLEQUIN TEA POT , SUGAR BOWL &CREAMER - FIESTAWARE - 0 $150.00 3d 19h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Tom And Jerry  Mug -2-  Radioactive Red Vintage Fiesta Tom And Jerry Mug -2- Radioactive Red 1 $12.70 3d 19h 9m
Vintage Fiesta ware Original Radioactive Red 15 Vintage Fiesta ware Original Radioactive Red 15" Chop Plate $65.00 3d 21h 50m
FIESTA Vintage NEW Advertising Mug North Penn Goodwill Souderton Pa Ring Handle FIESTA Vintage NEW Advertising Mug North Penn Goodwill Souderton Pa Ring Handle $49.91 3d 23h 22m

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