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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.

"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA 10 1/2" COMPARTMENT / GRILL PLATE -FIESTAWARE -V22 0 $38.00 30m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA #7 MIXING BOWL -FIESTAWARE - V22 0 $385.00 31m
 VINTAGE RED VINTAGE RED "KITCHEN SET" CASSEROLE LID , HTF - FIESTAWARE - CH8 0 $125.00 1h 16m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA STICK HANDLE DEMITASSE POT- NO LID -FIESTAWARE t23 0 $125.00 1h 17m
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 2h 1m
Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta Red orange Harlequin, Fiestaware Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Fiesta Red orange $19.79 3h 56m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Tumbler, Red, Nice $34.19 3h 58m
Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN Vtg 1936 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FIESTA MIXING BOWL #2 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 23 $23.50 4h 14m
Homer Laughlin VINTAGE OLDER FIESTA RED individual creamer rare Homer Laughlin VINTAGE OLDER FIESTA RED individual creamer rare 0 $75.00 4h 49m
VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN ORIGINAL RADIOACTIVE RED TEAPOT CIRCA 1936 MINTY VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN ORIGINAL RADIOACTIVE RED TEAPOT CIRCA 1936 MINTY 0 $75.00 5h 45m
Vintage Siesta Ware Red Eagle Cookie Jar w Lid Vintage Siesta Ware Red Eagle Cookie Jar w Lid $10.99 11h 17m
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 20h 23m
Vintage Orange/Red Fiesta Serving Bowl 1937-1946 Vintage Orange/Red Fiesta Serving Bowl 1937-1946 $52.00 21h 15m
VINTAGE FIESTA red MUSTARD JAR VINTAGE FIESTA red MUSTARD JAR $349.99 22h
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 22h 19m
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 22h 26m
Vintage Fiesta Pottery Orange / Red Bulb Candlestick Holders Vintage Fiesta Pottery Orange / Red Bulb Candlestick Holders $97.50 22h 43m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED 12" PLATTER EXCELLENT $49.99 1d 17m
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 1h 3m
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 1h 6m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Cake/Dessert Plate Vintage Fiestaware Red Cake/Dessert Plate 0 $32.00 1d 1h 33m
Vintage Fiestaware Creamer Original Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red Vintage Fiestaware Creamer Original Red Stick Handle Creamer Fiesta Red $50.00 1d 3h 16m
Fiestaware Vintage  Red Plates 9.5 Fiestaware Vintage Red Plates 9.5" 0 $16.99 1d 3h 44m
Vintage HARLEQUIN Red Orange Ice Water Pitcher BALL JUG Fiesta Homer Laughlin Vintage HARLEQUIN Red Orange Ice Water Pitcher BALL JUG Fiesta Homer Laughlin $30.00 1d 3h 48m
VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10 VINTAGE RED ORANGE FIESTA 10" DINNER PLATE $17.99 1d 5h 29m
VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2 VINTAGE RED FIESTA 8 1/2" NAPPY BOWL $24.99 1d 5h 29m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Stick Handle Demitasse Pot Fiesta Demi Pot Vintage Fiestaware Red Stick Handle Demitasse Pot Fiesta Demi Pot $575.00 1d 6h 23m
Vintage California Pottery USA Original Red Glaze with Lid 850 Vintage California Pottery USA Original Red Glaze with Lid 850 $33.00 1d 6h 46m
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 7h 29m
VINTAGE FIESTA 4  TEACUP SAUCERS RED, COBALT, LIGHT GREEN AND YELLOW VINTAGE FIESTA 4 TEACUP SAUCERS RED, COBALT, LIGHT GREEN AND YELLOW 0 $8.95 1d 15h 25m
VINTAGE FIESTA 3 EACH 6 INCH PLATES 2 YELLOW AND 1 RED VINTAGE FIESTA 3 EACH 6 INCH PLATES 2 YELLOW AND 1 RED 0 $8.95 1d 15h 25m
VINTAGE FIESTA 4  TEACUP SAUCERS RED, COBALT, LIGHT GREEN AND YELLOW VINTAGE FIESTA 4 TEACUP SAUCERS RED, COBALT, LIGHT GREEN AND YELLOW 0 $14.95 1d 15h 30m
Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red Fiesta HLC USA Bowl Red 0 $9.99 1d 18h 7m
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 1d 18h 38m
Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Harlequin, Vintage, Tumbler, Fiestaware, Red, Nice $34.19 1d 18h 47m
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 1d 18h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Original Red Carafe - No Lid Vintage Fiesta Original Red Carafe - No Lid $65.00 1d 19h 49m
VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN ASHTRAY - RED VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN ASHTRAY - RED 0 $60.00 2d 38m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Creamer Vintage Fiestaware Red Creamer 0 $22.70 2d 1h 38m
Vintage Fiestaware Red 8.5” Salad Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red 8.5” Salad Bowl 0 $15.50 2d 1h 45m
5” Original Fiesta Water Tumbler Atomic Red 5” Original Fiesta Water Tumbler Atomic Red 2 $7.50 2d 1h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Orange Salt Pepper Shaker  Lot Of  3 Fiestaware Red Orange Vintage Fiesta Orange Salt Pepper Shaker Lot Of 3 Fiestaware Red Orange 0 $9.95 2d 1h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Red 5.5” Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red 5.5” Soup Bowl 0 $20.90 2d 2h 4m
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 $75.00 2d 3h 43m
Vintage Fiesta ware radio active red 3 plates and 1 bowl (lot of 4) GUC Vintage Fiesta ware radio active red 3 plates and 1 bowl (lot of 4) GUC $70.00 2d 4h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Harlequin Red Orange Sugar Bowl With Lid Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Harlequin Red Orange Sugar Bowl With Lid 8 $14.50 2d 5h 15m
 Vintage Fiesta Pottery 13 Vintage Fiesta Pottery 13" Chop Plate-Red Circa 1936-1944 $64.00 2d 5h 20m
Rare Fiesta Dinner Ware Vintage Individual Salad Bowl RED HTF 1959-69* Rare Fiesta Dinner Ware Vintage Individual Salad Bowl RED HTF 1959-69* 0 $64.99 2d 5h 56m
5 Piece Fiesta Homer Laughlin 6 5 Piece Fiesta Homer Laughlin 6" Fruit Bowls With Scarce Red $425.00 2d 6h 53m
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 8h 32m
Lot of 2 Vintage Red Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl Lot of 2 Vintage Red Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl 5 $13.45 2d 13h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red Individual Casserole Vintage Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Red Individual Casserole 0 $55.00 2d 19h 56m
VINTAGE 4 SETS FIESTA CUPS AND SAUCERS, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, IVORY,HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE 4 SETS FIESTA CUPS AND SAUCERS, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, IVORY,HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $24.00 2d 20h 43m
Lot of 2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Orange Round Chop Plate 14” Platter Original Lot of 2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Red Orange Round Chop Plate 14” Platter Original $79.20 2d 21h 16m
Lot of 3 VINTAGE FIESTA Original RED RED DEEP PLATE or RIMMED SOUP BOWL Lot of 3 VINTAGE FIESTA Original RED RED DEEP PLATE or RIMMED SOUP BOWL $79.20 2d 21h 20m
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 $27.95 2d 21h 57m
Original FIESTA Red HLC 6 3/4 Original FIESTA Red HLC 6 3/4" Nested Mixing Bowl # 3 Inner Center Rings $118.00 2d 22h 5m
Fiestaware  Scarlet Red Retired Water Pichet Fiestaware Scarlet Red Retired Water Pichet $60.00 2d 22h 35m
VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - RED VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - RED 0 $40.00 2d 23h 47m
VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL - RED 0 $25.00 2d 23h 55m
Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 And Mixing Bowl Very Rare Vintage Fiesta Red Mixing Bowl Lid #1 And Mixing Bowl 0 $650.00 3d 4m
VINTAGE FIESTA UTILITY TRAY - RED VINTAGE FIESTA UTILITY TRAY - RED 0 $25.00 3d 17m
VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL – RED VINTAGE FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL – RED $35.00 3d 44m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Covered Casserole Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Covered Casserole 0 $92.00 3d 1h 15m
Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4 Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4" Bread Plates ~ Red Ivory Yellow Green Turquoise Cobalt ~ 0 $24.99 3d 3h 8m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera RED 1/2 Pound Butter Dish Bottom  Fiesta  ~ Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera RED 1/2 Pound Butter Dish Bottom Fiesta ~ 0 $12.99 3d 3h 41m
Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Yellow, Medium Green &  Turquoise  ~ Vintage Fiesta Teacups & Saucers ~ Red, Yellow, Medium Green & Turquoise ~ 0 $34.99 3d 3h 41m
 Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4 Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4" Saucers ~ Red Ivory Yellow Green Turquoise Cobalt Blue ~ 0 $9.99 3d 3h 42m
4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red / Orange & Blue Shaker Shakers 4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red / Orange & Blue Shaker Shakers $51.15 3d 3h 43m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED 11 1/2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED 11 1/2" Platter Fiesta ~ 0 $9.99 3d 3h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Relish Tray - RED - Excellent Condition Fiestaware HLC Vintage Fiesta Relish Tray - RED - Excellent Condition Fiestaware HLC 0 $190.00 3d 3h 54m
Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl  C ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Sugar Bowl C ~ 0 $6.99 3d 3h 57m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera RED Serving Bowl Fiesta ~ 7 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera RED Serving Bowl Fiesta ~ 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" ~ 0 $19.99 3d 3h 59m
Vintage Fiesta Red Nappy 8 1/2 inch Vintage Fiesta Red Nappy 8 1/2 inch $34.99 3d 4h
Vintage Fiesta Red B/B Plate Vintage Fiesta Red B/B Plate $11.99 3d 4h
Vintage Fiesta RED IRONSTONE TEA CUP +  SAUCER ~  Vintage Fiesta RED IRONSTONE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ 0 $9.99 3d 4h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red 7-1/2 Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red 7-1/2" salad bowl 1959-1969 $25.00 3d 4h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Onion Soup Bowl Red Radioactive Mint Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Ware Onion Soup Bowl Red Radioactive Mint Homer Laughlin 8 $355.00 3d 4h 8m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera 9 Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera 9" Plates Fiesta ~ RED YELLOW GREEN BLUE~Set of 4 0 $19.99 3d 4h 10m
Vintage Fiesta RED Carafe Jug ~ Vintage Fiesta RED Carafe Jug ~ 0 $49.99 3d 4h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera 5 1/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera 5 1/8" Fruit Bowls Fiesta ~ RED YELLOW GREEN BLUE 0 $24.99 3d 4h 27m
Vintage Fiesta RED STRIPE ONION SOUP BOWL w/LID ~ XTREMELY RARE ~ Vintage Fiesta RED STRIPE ONION SOUP BOWL w/LID ~ XTREMELY RARE ~ 0 $6,500.00 3d 4h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Ashtray - Red - Excellent Condition HLC Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Ashtray - Red - Excellent Condition HLC 1 $30.00 3d 4h 39m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BASKETWEAVE NUT CUP DISH RED HARLEQUIN VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BASKETWEAVE NUT CUP DISH RED HARLEQUIN 0 $17.00 3d 4h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Go-Along Mexican Pots Tumblers Glasses~Red Yellow Green~Set of 3 Vintage Fiesta Go-Along Mexican Pots Tumblers Glasses~Red Yellow Green~Set of 3 0 $29.99 3d 4h 51m
Vtg 30’s HOMER LAUGHLIN RIVIERA RED DINNERWARE Serve 4 & HARLEQUIN PLATTER BOWL Vtg 30’s HOMER LAUGHLIN RIVIERA RED DINNERWARE Serve 4 & HARLEQUIN PLATTER BOWL 0 $249.99 3d 5h 17m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Red Bowl 7 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Red Bowl 7" Inch 0 $9.99 3d 5h 39m
Vintage Antique Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Homer Laughlin Vintage Antique Fiestaware Red Luncheon Plate Homer Laughlin $18.99 3d 6h
FIESTA 12 FIESTA 12" Unmarked Round Platter Chop Plate Charger Original Radioactive Red 0 $80.00 3d 6h 14m
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 6h 37m
Vintage red Fiesta 5 1/2 Vintage red Fiesta 5 1/2" bowl $30.00 3d 8h 55m
vintage fiesta red,yellow,ivory,green,cobalt/turquoise 4 3/4 inch fruit bowls vintage fiesta red,yellow,ivory,green,cobalt/turquoise 4 3/4 inch fruit bowls 0 $64.99 3d 15h 53m
vintage fiesta red,yellow,ivory,green,cobalt/turquoise 5 1/2 inch fruit bowls vintage fiesta red,yellow,ivory,green,cobalt/turquoise 5 1/2 inch fruit bowls 0 $64.99 3d 15h 55m
vintage fiesta 7 inch platess in red,yellow,green,cobalt,ivory,turquoise vintage fiesta 7 inch platess in red,yellow,green,cobalt,ivory,turquoise 0 $29.99 3d 15h 55m
vintage fiesta 6 cups and saucers in red,yellow,green,ivory,cobalt,turquoise vintage fiesta 6 cups and saucers in red,yellow,green,ivory,cobalt,turquoise 0 $36.99 3d 15h 56m
vintage fiesta red,green,yellow,turquoise,ivory and cobalt water tumblers vintage fiesta red,green,yellow,turquoise,ivory and cobalt water tumblers 0 $139.99 3d 15h 57m
vintage fiesta 6 inch platess in red,yellow,green,cobalt,ivory,turquoise vintage fiesta 6 inch platess in red,yellow,green,cobalt,ivory,turquoise 0 $19.99 3d 15h 57m
vintage fiesta red,yellow,ivory,green,cobalt and turquoise deep plates vintage fiesta red,yellow,ivory,green,cobalt and turquoise deep plates 0 $74.99 3d 15h 58m
vintage fiesta 9 inch plates in red,yellow,green,cobalt,ivory,turquoise vintage fiesta 9 inch plates in red,yellow,green,cobalt,ivory,turquoise 0 $35.99 3d 15h 58m
Rare Vintage FIESTA FIESTAWARE Radioactive Red Orange Carafe Pitcher Jug Croc Rare Vintage FIESTA FIESTAWARE Radioactive Red Orange Carafe Pitcher Jug Croc $100.00 3d 17h 8m

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