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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 ware Scarlet Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Red Tom and Jerry Mug Fiesta ware Scarlet Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Red Tom and Jerry Mug $12.99 1h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Burgundy Red SOUP CEREAL BOWL Homer Laughlin fiesta Vintage Fiestaware Burgundy Red SOUP CEREAL BOWL Homer Laughlin fiesta 0 $14.99 1h 6m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6" Bowls - One Red one Gray $55.00 1h 58m
6 PIECE 6 PIECE "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA PLACE SETTING-FIESTAWARE - v24 0 $70.00 3h 17m
Fiestaware Vintage Red Shaker Chips Cork Bottom Fiestaware Vintage Red Shaker Chips Cork Bottom $17.99 3h 33m
VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA POPCORN BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE GO ALONGS VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA POPCORN BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE GO ALONGS $19.19 3h 42m
Vintage Fiesta RED 5 1/2 Vintage Fiesta RED 5 1/2" Bowl ~ 0 $16.99 3h 47m
2 x Fiesta Vintage Red/Orange and Yellow Dinner Plates 9-1/2 2 x Fiesta Vintage Red/Orange and Yellow Dinner Plates 9-1/2" Homer Laughlin $19.95 5h 3m
14 Pc Set FIESTA Homer Laughlin Cups Saucers  Blue Purple Red Orange Aqua MINT 14 Pc Set FIESTA Homer Laughlin Cups Saucers Blue Purple Red Orange Aqua MINT $21.00 5h 11m
Homer Laughlin older Fiesta original red dinner plate 10 1/4 Homer Laughlin older Fiesta original red dinner plate 10 1/4" $40.00 6h 52m
Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA LUNCHEON PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA LUNCHEON PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING $23.99 9h 30m
 Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE GLAZE 12.5'' PLATTER 50% OFF Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA RADIOACTIVE GLAZE 12.5'' PLATTER 50% OFF $25.00 15h 28m
6 Homer Laughlin Fiesta harlequin Grey Red Yellow Maroon Stripe Glasses Tumbler 6 Homer Laughlin Fiesta harlequin Grey Red Yellow Maroon Stripe Glasses Tumbler 0 $39.99 15h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Made in USA Gravy Boat Orange / Red Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Made in USA Gravy Boat Orange / Red $32.50 16h 48m
3 Vintage Fiestaware Teacups 2 Cobalt Blue 1 Red with Ring Handles 3 Vintage Fiestaware Teacups 2 Cobalt Blue 1 Red with Ring Handles $18.50 17h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft 9-1/2 Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft 9-1/2" Red Pie Plate Great Condition! 0 $42.50 18h 52m
Vintage Fiesta 9-1/2” Luncheon Plate -Red! Vintage Fiesta 9-1/2” Luncheon Plate -Red! $9.00 19h 14m
Fiesta Vintage Ring Handle Tea Cups Lot of 4 ROSE CHARTREUSE RADIOACTIVE RED Fiesta Vintage Ring Handle Tea Cups Lot of 4 ROSE CHARTREUSE RADIOACTIVE RED $40.00 1d 2h 26m
Vintage Fiestaware - Dinner Plate - Atomic Red - Orange - 9 1/2 inches - HLC Vintage Fiestaware - Dinner Plate - Atomic Red - Orange - 9 1/2 inches - HLC $12.00 1d 2h 36m
Vtg Fiesta 12 Vtg Fiesta 12" Footed Comport Original Radioactive Red Glaze Fiestaware Orange $299.95 1d 3h 54m
Lot 5 Pc Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Saucer Stick Handle Cup Gravy Boat Lot 5 Pc Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Saucer Stick Handle Cup Gravy Boat 0 $18.99 1d 4h 47m
Vintage HLC Riviera Bread /Dessert Plates Radioactive Red Yellow Green Vintage HLC Riviera Bread /Dessert Plates Radioactive Red Yellow Green $25.00 1d 5h 7m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta Vintage Cup orange , Red Orange Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta Vintage Cup orange , Red Orange 0 $6.00 1d 16h 19m
2 Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Oval Meat Platters Red & Lt Green Homer Laughlin 2 Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Oval Meat Platters Red & Lt Green Homer Laughlin $48.00 1d 17h 42m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Demitasse Pot with Six Cups & Saucers Vintage Fiestaware Red Demitasse Pot with Six Cups & Saucers $699.99 1d 18h 15m
Homer Laughlin China Co. Riviera Green • Red • 9” Dinner Plates MCM VINTAGE RARE Homer Laughlin China Co. Riviera Green • Red • 9” Dinner Plates MCM VINTAGE RARE $34.00 1d 18h 36m
ANTIQUE Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA GLAZE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC ANTIQUE Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE FIESTA GLAZE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC $44.99 1d 19h 27m
FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT SCARLET RED FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAUCE/GRAVY BOAT SCARLET RED $39.00 1d 19h 47m
Homer Laughlin ~ RIVIERA ~ Fiesta RED ~ Oval Baker SERVING BOWL Homer Laughlin ~ RIVIERA ~ Fiesta RED ~ Oval Baker SERVING BOWL $16.98 1d 20h
ANTIQUE RED SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS FIESTA WARE WITH ORIGINAL CORKS EUC ANTIQUE RED SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS FIESTA WARE WITH ORIGINAL CORKS EUC $150.00 1d 20h 7m
ANTIQUE ANTIQUE "RED" FIESTA SALAD/CAKE PLATE TRUE MEASUREMENT OF 7 1/2" HARDER TO FIND! $35.00 1d 22h 3m
Large Red Vintage Fiestaware Vegetable Bowl in Very Good Condition Large Red Vintage Fiestaware Vegetable Bowl in Very Good Condition $33.00 1d 22h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Red Juice Cup Vintage Fiesta Red Juice Cup 0 $0.99 1d 22h 35m
BOX LOT 6 pc VINTAGE FIESTA -Plates-Cups- Tom Thum Red-Turquoise-yellow-green BOX LOT 6 pc VINTAGE FIESTA -Plates-Cups- Tom Thum Red-Turquoise-yellow-green 0 $12.99 1d 22h 49m
Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Correct for Flat Bottom Cup, 1936-37, Fiestaware, Red Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Correct for Flat Bottom Cup, 1936-37, Fiestaware, Red $21.99 1d 23h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red Serving Spoon Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red Serving Spoon $45.00 2d 15m
THREE VINTAGE 5 THREE VINTAGE 5" SWIZZLE STICKS w/RED TIPS and SPOON ENDS, MINT! $10.00 2d 20m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta (Old): 8 oz. Red Tumbler AS IS, 4 1/2 Homer Laughlin Fiesta (Old): 8 oz. Red Tumbler AS IS, 4 1/2" tall $11.99 2d 1h 3m
RARE Vintage Small Disk Radioactive Red Orange Juice Pitcher RARE Vintage Small Disk Radioactive Red Orange Juice Pitcher $78.00 2d 1h 41m
VINTAGE VINTAGE "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA 10" FLOWER VASE - MINT !!! -FIESTAWARE 0 $850.00 2d 1h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Radiation Red 1930's Saucer Vintage Fiesta Radiation Red 1930's Saucer $5.49 2d 2h 14m
FIESTA Lot Of 4 Red Plates Made In USA FIESTAWARE 10 1/2 Inch FIESTA Lot Of 4 Red Plates Made In USA FIESTAWARE 10 1/2 Inch $49.00 2d 2h 23m
Vintage Homer Laughlin 9-1/2 Vintage Homer Laughlin 9-1/2" Large Red Nappy Bowl Fiesta $69.99 2d 2h 24m
Fiesta Vintage Original Radioactive Red Tureen Gravy Boat FREE SHIP Fiesta Vintage Original Radioactive Red Tureen Gravy Boat FREE SHIP $30.00 2d 2h 58m
Vintage Fiesta Red Oval Serving Platter Plate 12.5 Vintage Fiesta Red Oval Serving Platter Plate 12.5" 0 $16.00 2d 3h 53m
Fiestaware mixing bowl radioactive red used Fiestaware mixing bowl radioactive red used $65.00 2d 5h 36m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE TEACUP & SAUCER - ORIGINAL COLOR - ATOMIC RED (ORANGE) VINTAGE FIESTA WARE TEACUP & SAUCER - ORIGINAL COLOR - ATOMIC RED (ORANGE) 0 $5.00 2d 5h 42m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Red Mugs -  Tom Jerry Ring Handle - Pair of Mugs EUC HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Red Mugs - Tom Jerry Ring Handle - Pair of Mugs EUC $12.12 2d 6h 48m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO. FIESTA ORANGE RED DEEP PLATE or FLAT SOUP BOWL! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO. FIESTA ORANGE RED DEEP PLATE or FLAT SOUP BOWL! $67.50 2d 6h 59m
Vintage 1930's FIESTA Homer Laughlin Radioactive RED Orange Ashtray MINTY Vintage 1930's FIESTA Homer Laughlin Radioactive RED Orange Ashtray MINTY 0 $49.99 2d 7h 17m
Fiesta ware Retired Vintage Red Radioactive Shakers,Platter,Mini Pitcher Fiesta ware Retired Vintage Red Radioactive Shakers,Platter,Mini Pitcher $69.00 2d 7h 37m
HLC Co. - Genuine - Fiesta - 7 1/4” 1930's Red/Tangerine - Salad Plate - Signed. HLC Co. - Genuine - Fiesta - 7 1/4” 1930's Red/Tangerine - Salad Plate - Signed. $10.00 2d 17h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Orange Red Chop Plate Vintage Fiesta Ware Orange Red Chop Plate 0 $9.99 2d 18h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Red Ball Jug Water Jug HLC Vintage Harlequin Red Ball Jug Water Jug HLC $30.00 2d 18h 16m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta, Red, Very Nice Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta, Red, Very Nice $16.99 2d 19h 17m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Fiesta $59.99 2d 19h 19m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Fiesta, Ivory, Red Stripe $58.99 2d 19h 20m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Fiesta, Red Stripe $58.99 2d 19h 22m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Fiesta, Yellow, Red Stripe $57.99 2d 19h 22m
vintage Mexican FIESTA go with glass TUMBLER   RED  Sombrero Pottery vintage Mexican FIESTA go with glass TUMBLER RED Sombrero Pottery 0 $19.95 2d 21h 8m
Vtg Pre War Laughlin Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Ware Radioactive Red Lidded Casserole! Vtg Pre War Laughlin Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Ware Radioactive Red Lidded Casserole! $128.00 2d 21h 22m
Vtg 2pc USA Fiesta ware Homer Laughlin Tom Jerry Red Rust Orange Coffee Mug Cups Vtg 2pc USA Fiesta ware Homer Laughlin Tom Jerry Red Rust Orange Coffee Mug Cups $26.99 2d 22h 20m
Fiesta Vintage Original Red Unmarked 9 Fiesta Vintage Original Red Unmarked 9" Luncheon Plate HLC Homer Laughlin Fast $8.48 2d 22h 30m
Vintage Fiestaware Red 5.5 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Original Red Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red 5.5 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Vintage Original Red Bowl $31.00 2d 22h 47m
4 Vintage 1930's Fiesta 7 1/2 Orange Salad Plates/Atomic Red Fiesta Plates 4 Vintage 1930's Fiesta 7 1/2 Orange Salad Plates/Atomic Red Fiesta Plates $21.00 2d 22h 51m
2 Fiesta Original  Red Luncheon Lunch Plate 9 1/2 2 Fiesta Original  Red Luncheon Lunch Plate 9 1/2" Fiestaware Vintage 1 $6.00 2d 23h 21m
VINTAGE LOT 7 FIESTA WARE PLATES - ORIGINAL COLORS. Turquoise, Daffodil, Red VINTAGE LOT 7 FIESTA WARE PLATES - ORIGINAL COLORS. Turquoise, Daffodil, Red $55.00 2d 23h 25m
Vintage Fiesta Red Casserole Lid 8-1/4 inch Fiestaware 50's Vintage Fiesta Red Casserole Lid 8-1/4 inch Fiestaware 50's 1 $15.80 2d 23h 42m
Vintage Fiesta 'Uranium' Red Tripod Candle Holders Set/Pair - Nice! Vintage Fiesta 'Uranium' Red Tripod Candle Holders Set/Pair - Nice! $161.08 3d 1h 8m
Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING W Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING W $18.38 3d 4h 14m
Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING Q Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING Q $18.39 3d 4h 17m
Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING V Old Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING V $18.38 3d 4h 20m
Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING K Vintage 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA SAUCER PLATE GEIGER COUNTER READING K $18.37 3d 4h 27m
VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR , CREAMER & TRAY SET- FIESTAWARE RED CREAMER VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR , CREAMER & TRAY SET- FIESTAWARE RED CREAMER $450.00 3d 4h 54m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Bulb Candle Holders Fiesta Original Red Round Ball Set Vintage Fiestaware Red Bulb Candle Holders Fiesta Original Red Round Ball Set $124.50 3d 5h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Red Casserole Lid 8-1/4 inch Fiestaware 50's Vintage Fiesta Red Casserole Lid 8-1/4 inch Fiestaware 50's 0 $39.90 3d 7h 39m
Fiesta Vintage 1 Saucer Plate (6 1/8 Fiesta Vintage 1 Saucer Plate (6 1/8") - Fiesta Red (Orange) $7.99 3d 9h 36m
Nice Vintage Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 10&3/8 Nice Vintage Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange) 10&3/8" Dinner Plate Used ! $11.88 3d 16h 14m
Very Near Mint Vintage Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange)7&3/8 Very Near Mint Vintage Fiesta Radio Active RED (orange)7&3/8" Salad / Cake Plate $9.88 3d 16h 19m
Fiestaware - 3 Creamers - Green, Yelloe, And Red Fiestaware - 3 Creamers - Green, Yelloe, And Red 0 $11.00 3d 18h 3m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Red, Radioactive Red, Excellent Fiestaware, Vintage, Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Red, Radioactive Red, Excellent $21.99 3d 18h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Assorted Set of 6 Luncheon Plates 9.5” including uranium red Vintage Fiesta Ware Assorted Set of 6 Luncheon Plates 9.5” including uranium red $80.77 3d 18h 48m
4 Vintage Fiesta Saucers Red Dark Forest Green Chartreuse 4 Vintage Fiesta Saucers Red Dark Forest Green Chartreuse $8.99 3d 20h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA 13 VINTAGE FIESTA 13" RED CHOP PLATE $65.00 3d 20h 40m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Mug Fiesta Ring Handle Tom and Jerry Coffee Mug Vintage Fiestaware Red Mug Fiesta Ring Handle Tom and Jerry Coffee Mug $43.00 3d 20h 47m
Vintage Fiesta #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl In Radioactive Red Vintage Fiesta #2 Nesting Mixing Bowl In Radioactive Red $74.99 3d 20h 47m
Vintage Fiestaware 1936-1938 Red, Yellow, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Old Ivory   Vintage Fiestaware 1936-1938 Red, Yellow, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Old Ivory   $275.00 3d 22h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Royal Metal 13 Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Royal Metal 13" Platter in Red $65.00 4d 3m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowl Red #3 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Nesting Mixing Bowl Red #3 $99.99 4d 8m
Vintage Original Colors Fiestaware Fiesta 8 Assorted Pieces w Chips Red Blue bt Vintage Original Colors Fiestaware Fiesta 8 Assorted Pieces w Chips Red Blue bt $33.60 4d 13m
VINTAGE KITCHEN KRAFT / HLC / FIESTA - COVERED CASSEROLE DISH  - RED VINTAGE KITCHEN KRAFT / HLC / FIESTA - COVERED CASSEROLE DISH  - RED 0 $60.00 4d 1h 42m
Fiestaware Vintage Pre-War Red Plate Fiestaware Vintage Pre-War Red Plate $30.00 4d 3h 8m
Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4 Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4" Saucers ~ Red Ivory Yellow Green Turquoise Cobalt Blue ~ $12.99 4d 3h 12m
Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Original Red Grill or Compartment Plates Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Original Red Grill or Compartment Plates $99.99 4d 3h 24m
Fiesta Fiestaware Red Orange 8 3/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Red Orange 8 3/4" Lunch Plate 0 $69.95 4d 4h 36m
Vintage Vintage "Original" Fiesta® Pottery - Tea Cup and Saucer Red Set #3 0 $4.49 4d 4h 45m
Vintage Vintage "Original" Fiesta® Pottery - Tea Cup and Saucer Red Set #2 0 $4.49 4d 4h 45m
vintage fiesta kitchen kraft red 10 1/2 inch cake plate vintage fiesta kitchen kraft red 10 1/2 inch cake plate 0 $27.99 4d 5h 55m
vintage fiesta red 4 3/4 inch fruit bowl vintage fiesta red 4 3/4 inch fruit bowl 0 $12.99 4d 6h 7m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Red Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Red $1.50 4d 7h 6m

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