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Vintage Fiesta® (1936 - 1973)

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Fiesta was designed by Frederick Hurton Rhead in 1936 for the Homer Laughlin China Co., often known as HLC, and is now among the most collected china products in the world. The dinnerware was unveiled by the firm at the Pottery and Glass Show in Pittsburgh, instantly capturing the imagination of the industry.

Vintage Fiesta Colors

The original five colors were red, cobalt blue, light green, old ivory and yellow. In 1937, turquoise was added to the line.

By the Fall of 1951, cobalt blue, light green and old ivory were retired. Their replacements are today dubbed the 50s colors, since they were produced in quantity throughout the decade. These colors were forest green, rose, chartreuse and gray.

During this time, the popularity of the china soared. Meanwhile, most people identified the dishes as Fiestaware, to the consternation of HLC, because it had been always officially named Fiesta. After this point, the horse had left the barn, and the term Fiestaware persists.

Fiesta's famous original red glaze was produced until 1943. The big news was that in 1959, the Atomic Energy Commission licensed china and pottery manufacturers, including Homer Laughlin, to purchase depleted uranium oxide, allowing red Fiesta to return to the market in March 1959. Additionally this same year, turquoise and yellow returned to the market, plus medium green was introduced.

By 1969, the needs and tastes of the modern housewife has changed. The line ultimately ceased production by 1972. The Fiesta produced during this entire time period is referred to as vintage Fiestaware or officially as vintage Fiesta, and it has become highly prized.

The good news is that in 1986, Fiesta was reintroduced. Fiesta made from 1986 on is referred to often as Post 86 Fiestaware and officially as Post 86 Fiesta.

Vintage Fiesta or Vintage Fiestaware

Fiesta collectors and sellers will auction vintage Fiesta items here, often under the term vintage Fiestaware, so check this page frequently.

Below are all vintage Fiesta auctions, conveniently sorted by those ending soonest. Feel free to bookmark this convenient view, which displays the first 200 auctions at one glance.

Vintage Fiesta Ware White Mixing Bowl Vintage Fiesta Ware White Mixing Bowl $21.50 30m
Vintage FIESTA LIGHT GREEN 6 1/2 Vintage FIESTA LIGHT GREEN 6 1/2" BREAD PLATE $2.55 31m
Vintage FIESTA ROSE 6 1/2 Vintage FIESTA ROSE 6 1/2" BREAD PLATE $5.10 33m
Vintage FIESTA CHARTREUSE 6 1/2 Vintage FIESTA CHARTREUSE 6 1/2" BREAD PLATE $5.10 35m
Vintage Fiesta 8-1/2” Nappy Bowl - Turquoise Vintage Fiesta 8-1/2” Nappy Bowl - Turquoise $10.00 36m
Vintage FIESTA IVORY 6 1/2 Vintage FIESTA IVORY 6 1/2" BREAD PLATE $5.10 36m
Vintage FIESTA RED 6 1/2 Vintage FIESTA RED 6 1/2" BREAD PLATE #1 $4.25 43m
Vintage 8 3/8 Vintage 8 3/8" Fiesta Red Nappy Bowl - Nice! $24.50 45m
Vintage HLC Fiestaware Fiesta Orange Red Medium Teapot NO LID Vintage HLC Fiestaware Fiesta Orange Red Medium Teapot NO LID $47.99 47m
Vintage FIESTA ROSE 4 3/4 Vintage FIESTA ROSE 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL $21.25 52m
Vintage FIESTA GREY 4 3/4 Vintage FIESTA GREY 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL $21.25 54m
Vintage Fiesta Creamer Ivory Vintage Fiesta Creamer Ivory $6.00 55m
Vintage FIESTA CHARTREUSE 4 3/4 Vintage FIESTA CHARTREUSE 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL #1 $21.25 57m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) Luncheon Plate S221444G3 Homer Laughlin FIESTA YELLOW (OLDER) Luncheon Plate S221444G3 $8.00 59m
3 Vintage Fiesta Original Yellow Lunch Plates Fiestaware Homer Laughlin HLC 3 Vintage Fiesta Original Yellow Lunch Plates Fiestaware Homer Laughlin HLC $16.00 1h
Vintage FIESTA CHARTREUSE 4 3/4 Vintage FIESTA CHARTREUSE 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL #2 $17.00 1h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Platter 12-1/2”-Marked-Beautiful! Vintage Fiesta Yellow Platter 12-1/2”-Marked-Beautiful! $14.00 1h 4m
1 original TOM & JERRY vintage FIESTA WARE yellow 3 1 original TOM & JERRY vintage FIESTA WARE yellow 3" ring handle other colors 2 $19.99 1h 9m
Vintage Fiesta Original Old Ivory Sugar Bowl FiestaWare Homer Laughlin 1936-51 Vintage Fiesta Original Old Ivory Sugar Bowl FiestaWare Homer Laughlin 1936-51 0 $19.95 1h 24m
Vintage FIESTA WARE 1950's Gray Saucer Vintage FIESTA WARE 1950's Gray Saucer 0 $4.00 1h 27m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE BLUE PITCHER WITH ICE LIP VINTAGE FIESTA WARE BLUE PITCHER WITH ICE LIP 0 $9.99 1h 27m
1 original TOM & JERRY vintage FIESTA WARE 3 1 original TOM & JERRY vintage FIESTA WARE 3" ring handle TURQUOISE blue others2 $19.99 1h 28m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE TEAPOT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE TEAPOT 5 $12.50 1h 30m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE OVAL SERVING PLATTER VINTAGE FIESTA WARE OVAL SERVING PLATTER 0 $19.99 1h 32m
Vintage FIESTA ROSE 8 1/4 Vintage FIESTA ROSE 8 1/4" FLAT SOUP BOWL $34.00 1h 33m
1 TOM & JERRY vintage FIESTA WARE yellow 3 1 TOM & JERRY vintage FIESTA WARE yellow 3" ring handle 1 hairline in handle $7.99 1h 34m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE YELLOW  OVAL SERVING PLATTER VINTAGE FIESTA WARE YELLOW OVAL SERVING PLATTER 0 $19.99 1h 34m
Vintage FIESTA TURQUOISE 8 1/4 Vintage FIESTA TURQUOISE 8 1/4" FLAT SOUP BOWL $17.00 1h 35m
Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Fiestaware, Light green, Good Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Fiestaware, Light green, Good $6.29 1h 37m
Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Fiestaware, Grey, Gray, Good Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Fiestaware, Grey, Gray, Good $7.19 1h 39m
Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Fiestaware, Chartreuse, green, Good Fiesta, Vintage, Saucer, Fiestaware, Chartreuse, green, Good $7.19 1h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Coffee Cup & Saucer - Yellow Vintage Fiesta Ware Coffee Cup & Saucer - Yellow $8.00 1h 44m
Vintage FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN 5 1/2 Vintage FIESTA MEDIUM GREEN 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL #1 $42.50 1h 46m
*VINTAGE* Fiesta Ware BULB SALT or PEPPER SHAKER Org Bold Yellow w/ cork 2 1/2 *VINTAGE* Fiesta Ware BULB SALT or PEPPER SHAKER Org Bold Yellow w/ cork 2 1/2" $14.99 1h 47m
Vintage FIESTA GREY 5 1/2 Vintage FIESTA GREY 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL $21.25 1h 51m
Vintage FIESTA TURQUOISE 5 1/2 Vintage FIESTA TURQUOISE 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL $12.75 1h 56m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Deep Plate Fiesta 50's Rose Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Rose Deep Plate Fiesta 50's Rose Rimmed Soup Bowl $22.00 1h 57m
Vintage FIESTA FOREST GREEN 5 1/2 Vintage FIESTA FOREST GREEN 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL $21.25 1h 59m
Vintage FIESTA ROSE 5 1/2 Vintage FIESTA ROSE 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL $21.25 2h 3m
Vintage Fiesta #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Light Green Fiestaware Rim Chips Vintage Fiesta #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Light Green Fiestaware Rim Chips 13 $12.50 2h 4m
Vintage Fiesta #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Cobalt Blue Fiestaware Rim Chips Vintage Fiesta #4 Nesting Mixing Bowl Cobalt Blue Fiestaware Rim Chips 7 $8.00 2h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA DEMITASSE CUP YELLOW SAUCER MINT ORIGINAL FIESTAWARE VINTAGE FIESTA DEMITASSE CUP YELLOW SAUCER MINT ORIGINAL FIESTAWARE 0 $25.00 2h 21m
Fiesta® Ware China Platter, Homer Laughlin, 13 5/8 Fiesta® Ware China Platter, Homer Laughlin, 13 5/8", 0458, Pearl Gray (1999-01) $34.77 2h 38m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Serving Bowl 8.5 Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Serving Bowl 8.5" Homer Laughlin China $12.74 2h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Cereal Bowl 6.5 Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Cereal Bowl 6.5" Homer Laughlin China $5.09 2h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Salad Dessert Plate 7 Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Salad Dessert Plate 7" Homer Laughlin China $5.94 2h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Berry Bowl 5.25 Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Berry Bowl 5.25" Homer Laughlin China $8.49 2h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Dinner Plate 10.5 Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Dinner Plate 10.5" Homer Laughlin China $8.49 2h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Tea Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Retired Tea Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin China $4.24 2h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Vintage Fiesta "Unlisted" or "Promotional" Salad Bowl Yellow, Excellent NM $109.00 2h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Lidded Sugar Bowl Art Deco Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Lidded Sugar Bowl Art Deco Homer Laughlin 0 $29.00 2h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Grey/Gray Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Grey/Gray $1.99 2h 50m
VINTAGE  IVORY  FIESTA TEA POT & LID -  FIESTAWARE             - EXCELLENT  VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA TEA POT & LID - FIESTAWARE - EXCELLENT  $145.00 2h 56m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Sugar Bowl (No Lid) Fiesta HLC Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Sugar Bowl (No Lid) Fiesta HLC 1 $11.00 3h 10m
Fiesta Yellow Covered Casserole With Lid by Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Covered Casserole With Lid by Homer Laughlin 0 $48.00 3h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Coffee Cup & Saucer Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Coffee Cup & Saucer $9.00 3h 24m
Homer Laughlin 1997- Vintage Rim Soup Bowl– Fiesta Blue Pattern– Ceramic/Pottery Homer Laughlin 1997- Vintage Rim Soup Bowl– Fiesta Blue Pattern– Ceramic/Pottery $19.12 3h 30m
Homer Laughlin 1995- Vintage Rim Soup Bowl– Fiesta Rose Pattern- Ceramic/Pottery Homer Laughlin 1995- Vintage Rim Soup Bowl– Fiesta Rose Pattern- Ceramic/Pottery $19.12 3h 31m
Homer Laughlin 1997- Vintage Rim Soup Bow – Fiesta Blue Pattern– Ceramic/Pottery Homer Laughlin 1997- Vintage Rim Soup Bow – Fiesta Blue Pattern– Ceramic/Pottery $19.12 3h 31m
Homer Laughlin 1997- Vintage Rim Soup Bowl– Fiesta Blue Pattern– Ceramic/Pottery Homer Laughlin 1997- Vintage Rim Soup Bowl– Fiesta Blue Pattern– Ceramic/Pottery $19.12 3h 31m
Vintage Original Fiesta  10 3/8 Vintage Original Fiesta 10 3/8" Yellow Dinner Plate-Very Nice HTF Large Dinner $11.00 3h 31m
Vintage Original Fiesta Sunflower Yellow Chop Plate 12 inches * Vintage Original Fiesta Sunflower Yellow Chop Plate 12 inches * $22.00 3h 46m
3 Vintage HLC FIESTA 4-3/4 3 Vintage HLC FIESTA 4-3/4" Fruit Bowls 2 Red 1 Light Green $20.00 3h 54m
Vintage Fiesta Salt and Pepper Shakers in Gray Glaze - Excellent/Near Mint Vintage Fiesta Salt and Pepper Shakers in Gray Glaze - Excellent/Near Mint $45.00 3h 56m
Vintage Fiesta Original Green ~ 3 Dinners 2 Salad Plates Vintage Fiesta Original Green ~ 3 Dinners 2 Salad Plates $24.99 3h 57m
VINTAGE FIESTA  YELLOW   #5  MIXING BOWL  -FIESTAWARE -                 f2 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW #5 MIXING BOWL -FIESTAWARE - f2 $150.00 3h 58m
Turquoise Fiesta Coffee Cup 1988-Still Available Marked (See Pictures) Turquoise Fiesta Coffee Cup 1988-Still Available Marked (See Pictures) $4.95 4h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA Pottery- Yellow Genuine HLC Made in USA 1930's-1960's LOT- 41pc. VINTAGE FIESTA Pottery- Yellow Genuine HLC Made in USA 1930's-1960's LOT- 41pc. $1,300.00 4h 4m
Fiesta Pottery Vintage Collectors Two magazines with Fiesta in them Collectors Fiesta Pottery Vintage Collectors Two magazines with Fiesta in them Collectors $8.00 4h 13m
Vintage Genuine Fiesta ware Gold Plate - Mid 20th Century Vintage Genuine Fiesta ware Gold Plate - Mid 20th Century $10.99 4h 20m
Fiestaware Fiesta Sunflower (?) 6 Fiestaware Fiesta Sunflower (?) 6" Saucer Only EUC 0 $3.00 4h 30m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Yellow Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Yellow $1.98 4h 31m
Fiestaware Fiesta White 6 Fiestaware Fiesta White 6" Saucer Only EUC 0 $3.00 4h 33m
Vintage Fiestaware 6.25 Vintage Fiestaware 6.25" Turquoise Bread Plate HLC Homer Laughlin $5.99 4h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Red Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 6 Inch Saucer Red $1.99 4h 35m
Fiesta Dinnerware, Vintage, 6 Fiesta Dinnerware, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiestaware, Gray, Grey $10.79 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Compartment Plate, Divided, Grill, Fiesta, Turquoise blue Fiestaware, Vintage, Compartment Plate, Divided, Grill, Fiesta, Turquoise blue $35.09 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Covered Casserole, Fiesta, Forest Green, issues on lid Fiestaware, Vintage, Covered Casserole, Fiesta, Forest Green, issues on lid $107.99 4h 35m
Fiesta, Vintage, 6 Fiesta, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Buter Plate, Fiestaware, Turquoise blue, Stampd $7.19 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Sugar, No Lid, Fiesta, Grey, Gray Fiestaware, Vintage, Sugar, No Lid, Fiesta, Grey, Gray $21.59 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Creamer, Fiesta, Turquoise blue, Nice Shine Fiestaware, Vintage, Creamer, Fiesta, Turquoise blue, Nice Shine $16.19 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Covered Casserole, Fiesta, Forest Green, Excellent Fiestaware, Vintage, Covered Casserole, Fiesta, Forest Green, Excellent $170.99 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Cappuccino Mugs Old Style, Latte, Fiesta, Persimmon, NEW OLD STOCK Fiestaware, Cappuccino Mugs Old Style, Latte, Fiesta, Persimmon, NEW OLD STOCK $24.29 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Ivory or cream Fiestaware, Vintage, 9 inch Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Ivory or cream $8.09 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage Teacup & Saucer, Fiesta, Yellow, Excellent Fiestaware, Vintage Teacup & Saucer, Fiesta, Yellow, Excellent $10.79 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Salad Plate, Cake Plate, Fiesta, Yellow, Green Stripe $44.09 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 Fiestaware, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiesta, Forest Green $11.69 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 inch Salad Plate, Fiesta, Yellow, Very nice Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 inch Salad Plate, Fiesta, Yellow, Very nice $10.79 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 Fiestaware, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter, Fiesta, Medium Green, Excellent $17.09 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Saucer, Fiesta, Cobalt blue, Nice Fiestaware, Vintage, Saucer, Fiesta, Cobalt blue, Nice $6.29 4h 35m
Fiestaware, Vintage Teacup, Tea Cup, Fiesta, Medium Green, 1950’s Fiestaware, Vintage Teacup, Tea Cup, Fiesta, Medium Green, 1950’s $16.19 4h 35m
 Pair of Homer Laughlin Pair of Homer Laughlin "FIESTA IVORY WHITE" Tripod Candle Holders EXC. $39.00 4h 41m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Deep Plate Fiesta Vintage Ivory Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Deep Plate Fiesta Vintage Ivory Rimmed Soup Bowl $22.50 4h 48m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Large Disc Water Pitcher - 1940-1950's Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Large Disc Water Pitcher - 1940-1950's 0 $64.00 4h 49m
4 Vintage Fiesta Yellow Dinner Plates 9.5  Inches Original Fiesta Good Condition 4 Vintage Fiesta Yellow Dinner Plates 9.5 Inches Original Fiesta Good Condition 0 $7.00 4h 51m
Vintage Fiestaware Gray Deep Plate Fiesta Old Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Gray Deep Plate Fiesta Old Rimmed Soup Bowl $25.00 4h 52m
MY FIRST FIESTA Yellow Teapot Child's Homer Laughlin MY FIRST FIESTA Yellow Teapot Child's Homer Laughlin $31.50 4h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Ring Handle Creamer Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Yellow Ring Handle Creamer Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $18.95 4h 57m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Marmalade Jam Jar Fiestaware 1936-46 Vintage Fiesta Yellow Marmalade Jam Jar Fiestaware 1936-46 $265.00 4h 57m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin P86 Chartreuse Creamer Fiesta Homer Laughlin P86 Chartreuse Creamer $12.00 4h 58m

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