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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.

Pair of Older Cream Fiesta Wave Plates Pair of Older Cream Fiesta Wave Plates $21.00 32m
2 Lot Vintage Genuine 2 Lot Vintage Genuine "FIESTA" Ware, USA Saucers, 6" diameter, Yellow/Gold HLO $7.00 41m
Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Pair of Yellow Tea Cups & Saucers Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Pair of Yellow Tea Cups & Saucers Fiesta $19.99 2h 2m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware French Casserole Dish And Cover In Yellow 1939 - 1942 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware French Casserole Dish And Cover In Yellow 1939 - 1942 0 $85.00 2h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Expresso Small Tea Cups Coffee Retired Rose Pink Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Expresso Small Tea Cups Coffee Retired Rose Pink Set of 4 0 $14.99 2h 26m
PERFECT VINTAGE FIESTA PITCHER AND GLASS JUICE SET PERFECT VINTAGE FIESTA PITCHER AND GLASS JUICE SET 1 $55.00 2h 53m
vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware dinner plate 10.25 vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware dinner plate 10.25" Fiesta Yellow makers mark $26.99 3h 1m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware French Casserole Dish And Cover In Yellow 1939 - 1942 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware French Casserole Dish And Cover In Yellow 1939 - 1942 $125.00 3h 26m
Vintage Original FIESTA YELLOW DISK JUICE BEVERAGE Pitcher Vintage Original FIESTA YELLOW DISK JUICE BEVERAGE Pitcher $55.00 3h 30m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 8 Oz. Water Tumbler Fiesta Blue Cup Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 8 Oz. Water Tumbler Fiesta Blue Cup 0 $40.00 3h 31m
Vintage Original Old Ivory Color Fiestaware Fiesta Water Tumbler Vintage Original Old Ivory Color Fiestaware Fiesta Water Tumbler 0 $40.00 3h 32m
Vintage Fiesta Individual Casserole Dish (Lid Only) Yellow Vintage Fiesta Individual Casserole Dish (Lid Only) Yellow 0 $19.00 3h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Light Green Bulb Ball Candle Holders Pair Art Deco Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Light Green Bulb Ball Candle Holders Pair Art Deco $29.99 3h 48m
2 Vintage FIESTA Fiestaware Cobalt Blue 8oz Coffee Mug Cup Homer Laughlin 2 Vintage FIESTA Fiestaware Cobalt Blue 8oz Coffee Mug Cup Homer Laughlin 0 $6.50 3h 53m
Fiesta Pottery,Blue Coffee Cup Orange Saucer.Homer Laughlin Lot,U.S.A. Fiesta Pottery,Blue Coffee Cup Orange Saucer.Homer Laughlin Lot,U.S.A. $5.00 4h 3m
Fiesta Pottery,Teacup,Coffee Cup Set.Cup & Saucer.Yellow.Homer Laughlin Fiesta Pottery,Teacup,Coffee Cup Set.Cup & Saucer.Yellow.Homer Laughlin $5.00 4h 4m
Fiesta small oval dish light yellow cream beige Fiesta small oval dish light yellow cream beige $20.00 4h 11m
Pair Set 2 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Advertising Mugs Cups OK TRUCKING CO Mint Pair Set 2 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Advertising Mugs Cups OK TRUCKING CO Mint 0 $24.99 4h 20m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Disc 32 Oz Juice Pitcher (1938-1969) Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Disc 32 Oz Juice Pitcher (1938-1969) $27.90 4h 40m
VINTAGE HLC FIESTA POTTERY FIESTAWARE CHILDS OR 2 CUP TEAPOT RARE WHITE RETIRED VINTAGE HLC FIESTA POTTERY FIESTAWARE CHILDS OR 2 CUP TEAPOT RARE WHITE RETIRED 2 $36.00 4h 48m
Fiesta Vintage Ivory Dinner Plate 9.5 inches Signed ORIGINAL COLOR Fiesta Vintage Ivory Dinner Plate 9.5 inches Signed ORIGINAL COLOR $24.99 4h 59m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 4 $95.00 5h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Radio Active Red/Orange MIXING BOWL # 6 $95.00 5h 6m
FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE  PERIWINKLE BLUE TEAPOT DINNER PLATE CUP BOWL CEREAL FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE PERIWINKLE BLUE TEAPOT DINNER PLATE CUP BOWL CEREAL $58.50 5h 16m
3 Homer Laughlin Company Vintage Fiesta Turquoise / Teal Plates 3 Homer Laughlin Company Vintage Fiesta Turquoise / Teal Plates $47.99 6h
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Footed Bowl $45.00 6h 5m
6 VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP PLATES - FIESTAWARE                           -OA2 6 VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP PLATES - FIESTAWARE -OA2 $130.00 6h 17m
Fiestaware, Vintage 8 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Fiesta, Yellow, Excellent Fiestaware, Vintage 8 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Fiesta, Yellow, Excellent $22.49 6h 18m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE MEDIUM GREEN 5-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE MEDIUM GREEN 5-1/2" FRUIT/CEREAL BOWL FIESTAWARE H. LAUGHLIN $37.95 6h 27m
Old Vintage 1959 MEDIUM GREEN FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN R Old Vintage 1959 MEDIUM GREEN FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN R $28.88 6h 31m
RARE OLD Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE RARE OLD Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $23.88 6h 40m
 "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL - FIESTAWARE -OA2 $130.00 6h 41m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Set of 4 Nesting Bowls Vintage FIESTA WARE Set of 4 Nesting Bowls $280.00 6h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #2 Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #2 $19.99 6h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #3 Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #3 $14.99 6h 47m
Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE Old Vintage 1969 MANGO RED FIESTA COFFEE TEA CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE $23.87 6h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #4 Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #4 $24.99 6h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #5 Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowl 5 Piece Set - #5 $24.99 6h 48m
Fiesta Soup Cereal Bowl Blue Homer Laughlin HLC Fiestaware Made in USA Fiesta Soup Cereal Bowl Blue Homer Laughlin HLC Fiestaware Made in USA $7.95 6h 48m
Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowls - 11 Small Bowls Vintage Fiesta Metal Popcorn Bowls - 11 Small Bowls $34.99 6h 49m
HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA PAIR LIGHT YELLOW SALT & PEPPER SET SHAKERS RUBBER HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA PAIR LIGHT YELLOW SALT & PEPPER SET SHAKERS RUBBER $30.00 7h 6m
Vintage Fiesta YELLOW 6 Vintage Fiesta YELLOW 6" SAUCER ~ $2.99 7h 10m
Vintage Fiesta  6 Vintage Fiesta 6" Cobalt Blue Saucer ~ UNMARKED ~ $2.99 7h 11m
Vintage Fiesta CHARTREUSE Saucer ~ Vintage Fiesta CHARTREUSE Saucer ~ $5.99 7h 11m
Vintage Fiesta ROSE  6 Vintage Fiesta ROSE 6" SAUCER ~ $4.99 7h 12m
Old Vintage 1969 ANTIQUE Turquise FIESTA CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE Old Vintage 1969 ANTIQUE Turquise FIESTA CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE 0 $11.20 7h 24m
 FIESTA Contemporary 13 1/2 FIESTA Contemporary 13 1/2" Oval Serving Platter $12.00 7h 52m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 1950s Pink Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Rose Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 1950s Pink Water Pitcher $160.00 7h 59m
Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Pair 6in Saucers Rose Mauve 50's Colors Vintage Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Pair 6in Saucers Rose Mauve 50's Colors Vintage $28.99 8h 1m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Blue Cup Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Blue Cup $48.00 8h 2m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Ivory Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Ivory Footed Bowl $55.00 8h 3m
MEDIUM GREEN  FIESTA  SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS - MINT !! - FIESTAWARE  MEDIUM GREEN FIESTA SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS - MINT !! - FIESTAWARE $125.00 8h 5m
Vintage Fiestaware Red Fruit bowl Fiesta 5.5 inch Original Red bowl Vintage Fiestaware Red Fruit bowl Fiesta 5.5 inch Original Red bowl $35.00 8h 15m
5 PLACE SETTING OF FIESTA RETIRED PERIWINKLE 5 PLACE SETTING OF FIESTA RETIRED PERIWINKLE 0 $22.99 8h 15m
Vintage Fiestaware Original Red Fruit bowl Fiesta 5.5 inch Original Red bowl Vintage Fiestaware Original Red Fruit bowl Fiesta 5.5 inch Original Red bowl $29.00 8h 17m
Vintage SHEFFIELD FIESTA AMBERSTONE Spanish Brown 7.5 Salad Dessert Plates Set 7 Vintage SHEFFIELD FIESTA AMBERSTONE Spanish Brown 7.5 Salad Dessert Plates Set 7 $39.96 8h 30m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950 Rose 4 3/4 inch bowl Vintage Fiestaware Rose Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta 1950 Rose 4 3/4 inch bowl $28.00 8h 33m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta Old Ivory 4 3/4 inch bowl Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta Old Ivory 4 3/4 inch bowl $22.00 8h 46m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 Fiestaware, Vintage, 6" Dessert Bowl, Fiesta, Turquoise blue, Excellent 0 $7.00 8h 49m
Vintage Fiestaware Green Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta Green 4 3/4 inch bowl Vintage Fiestaware Green Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta Green 4 3/4 inch bowl $22.00 8h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Gray 1950 Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta Grey 4 3/4 inch bowl Vintage Fiestaware Gray 1950 Small Fruit Bowl Fiesta Grey 4 3/4 inch bowl $28.00 8h 53m
Old Vintage 1937 TURQUOISE FIESTA 10 1/2 Old Vintage 1937 TURQUOISE FIESTA 10 1/2" DIVIDED GRILL DINNER PLATE FIESTAWARE $39.99 8h 55m
Old Vintage 1937 TURQUOISE FIESTA 10 1/2 Old Vintage 1937 TURQUOISE FIESTA 10 1/2" DINNER PLATE FIESTAWARE 0 $5.00 8h 56m
 FIESTA GRAVY SAUCE BOAT ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA GRAVY SAUCE BOAT ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE $26.99 8h 59m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 4 3/4 inch bowl Fiesta Original Blue Fruit Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 4 3/4 inch bowl Fiesta Original Blue Fruit Bowl $20.00 9h
VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - TURQUOISE VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - TURQUOISE 0 $40.00 9h 4m
WOW Vintage Fiesta Ware 1936 Original Turquoise Large Compote Fruit Bowl 12 WOW Vintage Fiesta Ware 1936 Original Turquoise Large Compote Fruit Bowl 12" 0 $49.99 9h 4m
Fiesta Yellow Ceramic Creamer & Sugar Set 2.75” Tall Fiesta Yellow Ceramic Creamer & Sugar Set 2.75” Tall $31.20 9h 11m
Fiesta-Ware Rose Tripod / Pyramid Art Deco Candle Holder Pair - Rare 1930's Fiesta-Ware Rose Tripod / Pyramid Art Deco Candle Holder Pair - Rare 1930's $198.00 9h 15m
VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - ROSE VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - ROSE 0 $40.00 9h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Mixing Bowl #6 Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Mixing Bowl #6 Turquoise 0 $74.99 9h 25m
Vintage Fiesta 4 oz Juice Tumbler Original Green Glaze 1940 Vintage Fiesta 4 oz Juice Tumbler Original Green Glaze 1940 0 $10.00 9h 26m
VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - COBALT BLUE VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - COBALT BLUE 0 $40.00 9h 26m
VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - RED VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - RED 0 $40.00 9h 33m
VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - YELLOW VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - YELLOW 0 $40.00 9h 34m
VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - IVORY VINTAGE FIESTA CREAM SOUP BOWL - IVORY 0 $40.00 9h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Jubilee Cream Beige Casserole Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Jubilee Cream Beige Casserole $19.99 9h 36m
VINTAGE FIESTA EGG CUP - YELLOW VINTAGE FIESTA EGG CUP - YELLOW 0 $40.00 9h 38m
VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP PLATE 8 & 3/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER DARK YELLOW VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP PLATE 8 & 3/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER DARK YELLOW 0 $5.00 9h 39m
VINTAGE FIESTA EGG CUP - TURQUOISE VINTAGE FIESTA EGG CUP - TURQUOISE 0 $35.00 9h 39m
6 VINTAGE FIESTA 9 6 VINTAGE FIESTA 9" PLATES - FIESTAWARE T16 $9.00 9h 41m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plates Cobalt Blue group of 3 $60.00 9h 41m
4 VINTAGE FIESTA  6 4 VINTAGE FIESTA  6" DESSERT BOWLS - 1950's COLORS!!!! 0 $70.00 9h 42m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Pink Small Bowl 1950s Vintage Fiestaware Rose 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Pink Small Bowl 1950s $22.00 9h 43m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate YELLOW $11.99 9h 44m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate ORANGE $9.99 9h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate PASTEL GREEN $7.99 9h 48m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Original Yellow Sugar Creamer on Tray Made In USA Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Original Yellow Sugar Creamer on Tray Made In USA $29.97 9h 49m
2 Lot Vintage Genuine 2 Lot Vintage Genuine "FIESTA" Ware, USA Saucers, 6" diameter, Yellow/Gold HLO 0 $4.00 9h 49m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate BIEGE NICE PLATE $19.99 9h 50m
Fiesta®Ware Tall Cappuccino Latte Mugs: Periwinkle, Gray, Turquoise, Cobalt- Ret Fiesta®Ware Tall Cappuccino Latte Mugs: Periwinkle, Gray, Turquoise, Cobalt- Ret $24.97 9h 51m
Fiesta®Ware Tall Cappuccino Latte Mugs: Periwinkle, Gray, Turquoise, Cobalt- Ret Fiesta®Ware Tall Cappuccino Latte Mugs: Periwinkle, Gray, Turquoise, Cobalt- Ret $24.97 9h 51m
Fiesta®Ware Tall Cappuccino Latte Mugs: Periwinkle, Gray, Turquoise, Cobalt- Ret Fiesta®Ware Tall Cappuccino Latte Mugs: Periwinkle, Gray, Turquoise, Cobalt- Ret $24.97 9h 51m
Lot of 7 Fiesta Ring Handle Coffee Cups Mugs HLC USA Lot of 7 Fiesta Ring Handle Coffee Cups Mugs HLC USA $29.99 9h 54m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate GREY GRAY NICE PLATE $19.99 9h 56m
Lot 4 Fiesta HLC Turquoise Blue 5.5 Lot 4 Fiesta HLC Turquoise Blue 5.5" Fruit Berry Dessert Bowls Fiestaware $49.99 9h 57m
Lot 4 Fiesta HLC Turquoise Blue 5.5 Lot 4 Fiesta HLC Turquoise Blue 5.5" Fruit Berry Dessert Bowls Fiestaware b $49.99 9h 57m
6 VINTAGE FIESTA 9 6 VINTAGE FIESTA 9" PLATES - FIESTAWARE SW15 $9.00 9h 57m
RARE VINTAGE FIESTA WARE ART DECO IVORY MARMALADE JAR RARE VINTAGE FIESTA WARE ART DECO IVORY MARMALADE JAR 0 $48.00 9h 58m
Set of 4 Creamy Yellow Fiesta Reproduction Plates 9-1/2 Set of 4 Creamy Yellow Fiesta Reproduction Plates 9-1/2" $22.45 10h 1m

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