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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 Orange Fiesta Plate Oval 9.5 Vintage Orange Fiesta Plate Oval 9.5" x 7" Fiestaware No Cracks No Chips $34.00 35m
Lot Of 2 Fiesta Mugs Christmas Tree 12oz Cups USA Homer Laughlin Fiestawear Lot Of 2 Fiesta Mugs Christmas Tree 12oz Cups USA Homer Laughlin Fiestawear 0 $14.87 35m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone Gravy Boat  Bowl Vintage HLC Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone Gravy Boat Bowl $22.30 36m
Vintage Fiesta Peach Rose 7 Vintage Fiesta Peach Rose 7" Dessert Bowls Lot of 6 Made in USA $47.22 37m
Vintage Yellow Handy Andy Casserole Dish Dutch Oven Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Yellow Handy Andy Casserole Dish Dutch Oven Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiesta $33.74 37m
15-Fiesta Fiestaware Multi-Color Dinner Plates 10 1/2 15-Fiesta Fiestaware Multi-Color Dinner Plates 10 1/2" Size $67.73 40m
Fiesta 4-3/4 Fiesta 4-3/4" Fruit Bowl TURQUOISE $14.99 42m
Fiesta 4-3/4 Fiesta 4-3/4" Fruit Bowl GRAY $19.99 42m
Vintage Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug IVORY & GOLD - AS IS Vintage Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug IVORY & GOLD - AS IS $9.99 43m
Vintage Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug IVORY & GOLD Vintage Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug IVORY & GOLD $24.99 43m
Vintage Fiesta Coffee Pot Server Amberstone Brown Fiestaware 1960s Sheffield Vintage Fiesta Coffee Pot Server Amberstone Brown Fiestaware 1960s Sheffield 0 $75.00 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin 12in Chop Cake Plate Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Charger Vintage Homer Laughlin 12in Chop Cake Plate Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Charger $29.00 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Green Pottery Oval Platter 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine Fiesta Green Pottery Oval Platter 10" x 12½" $17.10 57m
Vintage ~ Homer Laughlin ~ Fiesta ~ Red Mustard Jar With Lid & Shaker Vintage ~ Homer Laughlin ~ Fiesta ~ Red Mustard Jar With Lid & Shaker 0 $100.00 1h
FIESTA - HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA - VICTORIAN LADY HOT PLATE- ORANGE KITCHEN TRIVET FIESTA - HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA - VICTORIAN LADY HOT PLATE- ORANGE KITCHEN TRIVET $14.50 1h 1m
Vintage Fiestaware 1936 Original Yellow Fruit bowl Fiesta 5.5 inch Vintage Fiestaware 1936 Original Yellow Fruit bowl Fiesta 5.5 inch 0 $12.99 1h 8m
Fiesta Fiestaware Light Yellow 12 1/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Light Yellow 12 1/4" Round Pizza Baking Tray 0 $26.99 1h 9m
LOT OF4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SAUCERS HLO LOT OF4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SAUCERS HLO $12.00 1h 19m
Fiesta Ware Turquoise Teapot HL USA Fiesta Ware Turquoise Teapot HL USA 0 $76.20 1h 39m
FIESTAWARE Vintage Cobalt Blue Footed 2 Tea Cup and 2 Saucer Fiesta HLC FIESTAWARE Vintage Cobalt Blue Footed 2 Tea Cup and 2 Saucer Fiesta HLC $15.96 2h 22m
Retired Color-Tangerine FIESTA Salt & Pepper Shakers HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Retired Color-Tangerine FIESTA Salt & Pepper Shakers HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE 0 $10.00 2h 30m
Original Yellow 5” Fiesta Fruit Bowl Fiestaware HLC Original Yellow 5” Fiesta Fruit Bowl Fiestaware HLC $6.00 2h 53m
Vintage Fiesta (Lot of 6) 7 Vintage Fiesta (Lot of 6) 7 "bowls (nappy bowls) in original Ivory. 1936-1951 0 $49.99 3h 8m
VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE TWO HANDLE SUGAR BOWL/LID VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE TWO HANDLE SUGAR BOWL/LID 0 $19.99 3h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Thermos Stainless Steel Plastic Tea Pot in Yellow Vintage Fiesta Thermos Stainless Steel Plastic Tea Pot in Yellow $21.95 3h 28m
Vintage Fiesta Cup and Saucer Tom & Jerry with Ring Handle - Blue Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Cup and Saucer Tom & Jerry with Ring Handle - Blue Turquoise $5.99 3h 31m
OLD VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE SAUCER CUP PLATE 6 OLD VINTAGE FIESTA TURQUOISE SAUCER CUP PLATE 6" HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE $5.00 3h 43m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Compartment Plate, Divided, Grill, Fiesta, Ivory, cream Fiestaware, Vintage, Compartment Plate, Divided, Grill, Fiesta, Ivory, cream $35.09 3h 46m
Fiesta Ware Fiestaware 6 Fiesta Ware Fiestaware 6" saucer in YELLOW Plate Homer Laughlin GUC $5.00 3h 46m
Fiesta Bowl Vintage Pale Yellow  8 1/2× 1 1/2 Fiesta Bowl Vintage Pale Yellow 8 1/2× 1 1/2" used 0 $7.60 3h 52m
FIESTA ORIGINAL 1950s COLOR ROSE 12.5 FIESTA ORIGINAL 1950s COLOR ROSE 12.5" OVAL PLATTER - HOMER LAUGHLIN - VERY GOOD $17.99 4h 18m
FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD IVORY WHITE 9.5 FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD IVORY WHITE 9.5" LUNCHEON PLATE - HOMER LAUGHLIN - VERY GOOD $11.99 4h 18m
FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD LIGHT GREEN 9.5 FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD LIGHT GREEN 9.5" LUNCHEON PLATE - HOMER LAUGHLIN - VERY GOOD $9.99 4h 19m
FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD TURQUOISE 9.5 FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD TURQUOISE 9.5" LUNCHEON PLATE - HOMER LAUGHLIN - VERY GOOD $7.99 4h 20m
FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD YELLOW 9.5 FIESTA ORIGINAL OLD YELLOW 9.5" LUNCHEON PLATE - HOMER LAUGHLIN - VERY GOOD $11.99 4h 21m
Fiestaware Fiesta - Coffee Cup - Ivory  - ONE - Fiestaware Fiesta - Coffee Cup - Ivory - ONE - $17.95 4h 23m
Vintage FIESTA WARE Large Round Platter Light Green Vintage FIESTA WARE Large Round Platter Light Green 0 $39.00 5h 1m
6 pc mixed lot vintage Swanky Swig 6 pc mixed lot vintage Swanky Swig "Go-Along With" Fiesta Juice Glasses Tumblers $68.00 5h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin - Pedestal Mug Pink Retired (chipped) Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin - Pedestal Mug Pink Retired (chipped) $14.00 7h 42m
Pair of Older Cream Fiesta Wave Plates Pair of Older Cream Fiesta Wave Plates $30.00 8h 45m
Vintage Orange Fiesta Ware Bowl. 7 by 2 Inches. Excellent Condition. Vintage Orange Fiesta Ware Bowl. 7 by 2 Inches. Excellent Condition. 0 $19.95 9h 20m
Fiesta Red Orange 11 1/2 Inch Grill Plate Rare!! Fiesta Red Orange 11 1/2 Inch Grill Plate Rare!! $29.99 10h 26m
FIESTA Cobalt Blue 11 1/2  Grill Plate FIESTA Cobalt Blue 11 1/2 Grill Plate $29.99 10h 32m
FIESTA LAUGHLIN APRICOT LARGE  DISC PITCHER MINT RETIRED FIESTA LAUGHLIN APRICOT LARGE DISC PITCHER MINT RETIRED $35.00 10h 36m
VINTAGE FIESTA  COBALT  #2  MIXING BOWL  -FIESTAWARE -           WB23 VINTAGE FIESTA COBALT #2 MIXING BOWL -FIESTAWARE - WB23 0 $38.00 10h 57m
Vintage Fiesta IVORY Stick Handle Creamer ~ Vintage Fiesta IVORY Stick Handle Creamer ~ $29.95 11h 9m
FIESTA RETIRED SEA MIST GREEN COLOR SALAD PLATE 7 INCH VINTAGE FIESTA RETIRED SEA MIST GREEN COLOR SALAD PLATE 7 INCH VINTAGE $9.99 11h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 50's Gray Oval Platter 12 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 50's Gray Oval Platter 12 1/2" Wet Foot Reduced! $23.99 11h 34m
Fiesta HLC USA Blue Cream & Sugar Tray White Cream And Sugar Fiesta HLC USA Blue Cream & Sugar Tray White Cream And Sugar 0 $12.99 11h 47m
FIESTAWARE FIESTA PERIWINKLE BLUE GRAVY/SAUCE BOAT, RETIRED, EXCELLENT COND. FIESTAWARE FIESTA PERIWINKLE BLUE GRAVY/SAUCE BOAT, RETIRED, EXCELLENT COND. 0 $13.99 11h 47m
Fiesta Yellow Gravy Sauce Boat Fiestaware Fiesta Yellow Gravy Sauce Boat Fiestaware 0 $9.99 11h 49m
1950's GRAY FIESTA SALT SHAKER  -FIESTAWARE                      - V22 1950's GRAY FIESTA SALT SHAKER -FIESTAWARE - V22 $12.00 12h 2m
VINTAGE FIESTA IRONSTONE MANGO RED TEA CUP - FIESTAWARE           -   h11 VINTAGE FIESTA IRONSTONE MANGO RED TEA CUP - FIESTAWARE - h11 0 $25.00 12h 7m
VINTAGE VINTAGE "RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA 10" FLOWER VASE - MINT !!! -FIESTAWARE 0 $850.00 12h 8m
VINTAGE FIESTA ROYAL METAL MANUFACTURING CASSEROLE LID -  FIESTAWARE  -OA2 VINTAGE FIESTA ROYAL METAL MANUFACTURING CASSEROLE LID - FIESTAWARE -OA2 0 $35.00 12h 9m
Vintage FIESTA Yellow SHAKER ~ Original Homer Laughlin Dinnerware Vintage FIESTA Yellow SHAKER ~ Original Homer Laughlin Dinnerware $8.77 12h 15m
Vintage FIESTA Cobalt Blue SHAKER ~ Original Homer Laughlin Dinnerware Vintage FIESTA Cobalt Blue SHAKER ~ Original Homer Laughlin Dinnerware $10.77 12h 17m
VTG~ 6 1/2 VTG~ 6 1/2" ONE GRAY BREAD & BUTTER PLATE~HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ NEW FIESTA~ $5.95 12h 29m
VINTAGE  GREEN FIESTA  MEDIUM TEA POT & LID        -OA2 VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA MEDIUM TEA POT & LID -OA2 $20.00 12h 30m
ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT COVERED CASSEROLE, GREAT COLOR, LITTLE USED ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT COVERED CASSEROLE, GREAT COLOR, LITTLE USED $75.00 12h 30m
VTG~ 6 1/2 VTG~ 6 1/2" YELLOW BREAD & BUTTER PLATE ~HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ NEW FIESTA~ 9 AVAIL $5.95 12h 31m
VTG~6 1/2 VTG~6 1/2" PERIWINKLE BREAD & BUTTER PLATE~HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ NEW FIESTA~ 2 AVAIL $5.95 12h 33m
VTG~ ONE 6 1/2 VTG~ ONE 6 1/2" DARK GREEN BREAD AND BUTTER PLATE~HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ "NEW FIESTA" $5.95 12h 35m
VINTAGE ~ ONE 5 3/4 VINTAGE ~ ONE 5 3/4" YELLOW FRUIT BOWL ~ HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ "NEW FIESTA" $3.95 12h 39m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Blue Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Made in USA Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Blue Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Made in USA $21.99 12h 56m
Fiesta Vintage Yellow Ring Handle Creamer Fiesta Vintage Yellow Ring Handle Creamer $19.99 13h 3m
4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Rose Pink Saucers Homer Laughlin Excellent Conditon 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Rose Pink Saucers Homer Laughlin Excellent Conditon $9.99 13h 6m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Homer Laughlin Gravy Sauce Boat Green Color MINT Condition Vintage HLC Fiesta Homer Laughlin Gravy Sauce Boat Green Color MINT Condition $34.99 13h 6m
VINTAGE BLUE FIESTA WARE APPETIZER DESSERT PLATE 1950's PEACOCK BLUE VINTAGE BLUE FIESTA WARE APPETIZER DESSERT PLATE 1950's PEACOCK BLUE $8.99 13h 32m
VINTAGE FIESTA ORIGINAL TURQUOISE FRUIT BOWL-NEAR MINT VINTAGE FIESTA ORIGINAL TURQUOISE FRUIT BOWL-NEAR MINT $26.00 13h 54m
VINTAGE FIESTA-ORIGINAL COLBALT FRUIT BOWL- VINTAGE FIESTA-ORIGINAL COLBALT FRUIT BOWL-"4 3/4" EXCELLENT $25.00 13h 54m
Large 14 Large 14" Fiesta Vintage Yellow Chop Plate Platter Charger Serving $44.00 13h 55m
2 Fiesta Soup Bowls 8 1/2 2 Fiesta Soup Bowls 8 1/2", Cobalt Blue original $11.95 13h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory 9 Inch Dinner Plate Ivory Vintage Fiesta Ivory 9 Inch Dinner Plate Ivory $18.00 13h 58m
Vtg 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN 9 Vtg 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN 9" ROUND VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTAWARE $16.14 13h 59m
Vtg VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA OLD YELLOW RING HANDLE CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Vtg VINTAGE 1936 FIESTA OLD YELLOW RING HANDLE CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $20.39 13h 59m
OLD Vtg 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA RING HANDLE CREAMER FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO OLD Vtg 1936 COBALT BLUE FIESTA RING HANDLE CREAMER FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CO $16.14 13h 59m
Vtg 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN 6 1/2 Vtg 1967 FIESTA SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN 6 1/2" FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTAWARE $25.48 13h 59m
FIESTA  HOMER LAUGHLIN  VINTAGE MEDIUM GREEN 5 1/2 INCH BOWL FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE MEDIUM GREEN 5 1/2 INCH BOWL $43.99 14h 3m
VTG Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Carafe / Pitcher w/ No Lid Genuine Backstamp VTG Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Carafe / Pitcher w/ No Lid Genuine Backstamp $83.00 14h 6m
Vintage 1950's Fiestaware Gray, Gravy Boat / Sauce Boat Fiesta Vintage 1950's Fiestaware Gray, Gravy Boat / Sauce Boat Fiesta $18.00 14h 16m
Fiesta American Potter 1940 NYWF Pair of Plates Fiesta American Potter 1940 NYWF Pair of Plates $24.99 14h 18m
VINTAGE YELLOW   FIESTA 8 1/2 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA 8 1/2" NAPPY - FIESTAWARE - f2 $18.00 14h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Carafe in Red Fiestaware $350.00 14h 34m
Lot - 6 Vintage Fiesta Plates Green, Cobalt & Green - Fill out your collection! Lot - 6 Vintage Fiesta Plates Green, Cobalt & Green - Fill out your collection! $18.00 14h 37m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Salad Plate 220646 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Salad Plate 220646 $19.99 14h 42m
VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA 12 INCH PLATE   COMPLEXION PROBLEM VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA 12 INCH PLATE COMPLEXION PROBLEM 0 $4.00 14h 43m
Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6-1/2 Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Fiesta 6-1/2" B/B Saucer Rose Mauve 50s Colors Vintage $16.99 14h 44m
VINTAGE COBALT FIESTA ASHTRAY  -FIESTAWARE             VINTAGE COBALT FIESTA ASHTRAY -FIESTAWARE $60.00 15h 11m
4 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 6 4 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 6" Saucer Plates Purple Green Pink Cobalt Blue Red $21.46 15h 12m
VINTAGE  YELLOW  FIESTA ASHTRAY  -FIESTAWARE             VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA ASHTRAY -FIESTAWARE $60.00 15h 13m
VINTAGE  IVORY  FIESTA ASHTRAY  -FIESTAWARE             VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA ASHTRAY -FIESTAWARE $60.00 15h 15m
VINTAGE 1937 OLD TURQUOISE FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE 1937 OLD TURQUOISE FIESTA 5 1/2" FRUIT BOWL FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $16.90 15h 15m
VINTAGE  TURQUOISE  FIESTA ASHTRAY  -FIESTAWARE             VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA ASHTRAY -FIESTAWARE $60.00 15h 16m
Vintage Light Yellow Fiesta ware plate Replacement 9 1/2 Vintage Light Yellow Fiesta ware plate Replacement 9 1/2" Homer Laughlin 0 $3.00 15h 16m
Vintage Original HLC FIESTA 7 1/4 inch Salad Plate in Cobalt Blue Vintage Original HLC FIESTA 7 1/4 inch Salad Plate in Cobalt Blue $8.50 15h 26m
2 Vintage FIESTA  dinner plates 10.5 2 Vintage FIESTA dinner plates 10.5 " Original Red & Yellow Homer Laughlin lot $25.00 15h 26m
Vintage Original HLC FIESTA 7 1/4 inch Salad Plate in Original Green Color Vintage Original HLC FIESTA 7 1/4 inch Salad Plate in Original Green Color $8.50 15h 28m
LARGE  FIESTA WARE DINNER PLATE Tuequoise BLUE LARGE FIESTA WARE DINNER PLATE Tuequoise BLUE $15.95 15h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Deep Plate Fiesta Original Rimmed Soup Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Deep Plate Fiesta Original Rimmed Soup Bowl $40.00 15h 48m

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