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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 Red/Orange Teapot with Lid And Vintage/Antique Tea Strainer! Vintage Fiesta Red/Orange Teapot with Lid And Vintage/Antique Tea Strainer! $39.99 54m
Vintage Fiesta Lunchen Plate 9.5” Yellow Fiestaware  Homer Laughlin Co Vintage Fiesta Lunchen Plate 9.5” Yellow Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Co $9.99 1h 35m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Oval 12.5 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink Oval 12.5" Serving Platter $17.99 2h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Oval 12.5 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Oval 12.5" Serving Platter Ware $12.99 2h 7m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Blue Oval 12.5 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Blue Oval 12.5" Serving Platter Ware $15.99 2h 8m
HLC - Fiesta - Turquoise - 2 - 10 1/2” Dinner Plates - Minor Scratches - no chps HLC - Fiesta - Turquoise - 2 - 10 1/2” Dinner Plates - Minor Scratches - no chps $9.00 2h 16m
FIESTA  HOMER LAUGHLIN  VINTAGE IVORY RELISH TRAY INSERT FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE IVORY RELISH TRAY INSERT 0 $49.99 2h 27m
3 VINTAGE LIGHT GREEN 1950's FIESTA  SAUCER CUP PLATES HOMER LAUGHLIN 3 VINTAGE LIGHT GREEN 1950's FIESTA SAUCER CUP PLATES HOMER LAUGHLIN $15.97 3h 9m
Fiestaware Large Yellow Juice Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin 9 Fiestaware Large Yellow Juice Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin 9" fiesta USA $20.00 3h 36m
FIESTA WARE PERIWINKLE BLUE POTTERY ROUND CASSEROLE SERVING BOWL FIESTA WARE PERIWINKLE BLUE POTTERY ROUND CASSEROLE SERVING BOWL $22.49 3h 44m
One Fiesta Dinnerware Retired Rose Pink Salad Dessert Bread Plate 7 1/4 One Fiesta Dinnerware Retired Rose Pink Salad Dessert Bread Plate 7 1/4" $8.99 4h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Sauce/Gravy Boat Original fiestaware Homer Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue Sauce/Gravy Boat Original fiestaware Homer $22.99 4h 12m
"RADIOACTIVE RED" FIESTA CREAMER - FIESTAWARE - V22 $25.00 4h 23m
Vintage Fiesta Fruit Bowel 4 3/4” Yellow Vintage Fiesta Fruit Bowel 4 3/4” Yellow 0 $25.00 5h 1m
Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Yellow Juice Tumbler Homer Laughlin Vintage Original Fiesta Ware Yellow Juice Tumbler Homer Laughlin 1 $10.90 5h 2m
Fiesta, Vintage,  HLC, Original Yellow Bulb Candle Holder, 1935-1946 Fiestaware Fiesta, Vintage, HLC, Original Yellow Bulb Candle Holder, 1935-1946 Fiestaware 0 $30.00 5h 20m
RARE Vintage Fiestaware 10 inch Vase Original Green Fiesta LUSTROUS EVEN GLAZE RARE Vintage Fiestaware 10 inch Vase Original Green Fiesta LUSTROUS EVEN GLAZE $269.00 5h 39m
VINTAGE FIESTA #5 NESTING MIXING BOWL ORIGINAL YELLOW COLOR 1938 - 1944 GREAT VINTAGE FIESTA #5 NESTING MIXING BOWL ORIGINAL YELLOW COLOR 1938 - 1944 GREAT $85.00 5h 51m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughin Vintage Medium Cereal Bowl Fiesta Ware Homer Laughin Vintage Medium Cereal Bowl $12.95 6h 1m
Vintage Fiesta Creamer - Original Green Marked #33 Vintage Fiesta Creamer - Original Green Marked #33 $29.99 6h 5m
Cobalt Blue Fiesta Pottery Made in U.S.A. Disc Pitcher with Raised H Cobalt Blue Fiesta Pottery Made in U.S.A. Disc Pitcher with Raised H $28.50 6h 10m
Vintage FIESTA WARE SAUCER Gray Grey Vintage FIESTA WARE SAUCER Gray Grey $14.00 6h 11m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Bread Plate Fiesta Original Cobalt 6 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Bread Plate Fiesta Original Cobalt 6 inch plate $6.00 6h 14m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Fruit Bowl 220680 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Fruit Bowl 220680 $27.99 6h 22m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA TURQUOISE (OLDER) Ashtray 221261 Homer Laughlin FIESTA TURQUOISE (OLDER) Ashtray 221261 $49.99 6h 22m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) 2 Quart Disc Water Pitcher 221139 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) 2 Quart Disc Water Pitcher 221139 $189.95 6h 23m
VTG OLD FIESTA S&P  AND MEXICANA CAKE LIFTER LOT VTG OLD FIESTA S&P AND MEXICANA CAKE LIFTER LOT $80.00 6h 25m
VTG  OLD FIESTA LOT OF NAPPY BOWLS 9 1/2 VTG OLD FIESTA LOT OF NAPPY BOWLS 9 1/2" AND TWO 5 1/2" $90.00 6h 25m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 221099 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 221099 $11.99 6h 27m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Luncheon Plate 221112 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Luncheon Plate 221112 $27.99 6h 29m
 Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Dessert Bowl  Lot of 2 Yellow Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Dessert Bowl Lot of 2 Yellow 0 $10.00 6h 31m
Pre-Owned Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cream Color Gravy Boat Pre-Owned Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cream Color Gravy Boat 0 $8.99 6h 31m
Fiesta Original Cobalt Blue Teacup Fiestaware Vintage Tea Cup Mug HLC Fiesta Original Cobalt Blue Teacup Fiestaware Vintage Tea Cup Mug HLC $10.00 6h 41m
Ivory Salt & Pepper Shaker Set Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Ivory Salt & Pepper Shaker Set Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta 0 $6.99 6h 47m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Luncheon Plate Fiesta blue 9 7/16 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Luncheon Plate Fiesta blue 9 7/16 inch plate $10.00 6h 51m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9 7/16 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9 7/16 inch plate $10.00 6h 53m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9.5 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9.5 inch plate $15.00 6h 57m
Barrio Fiesta Phillipines ashtray Barrio Fiesta Phillipines ashtray $9.99 7h 2m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9.5 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9.5 inch plate $14.00 7h 7m
Vtg Fiestaware fiesta Daffodil Yellow Coupe Cereal Bowl 6 7/8 Vtg Fiestaware fiesta Daffodil Yellow Coupe Cereal Bowl 6 7/8" Homer Laughlin Co 0 $39.99 7h 14m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9 VINTAGE FIESTA 9" DINNER PLATE YELLOW 0 $4.50 7h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Red Demitasse Cup  and Saucer, mint cup Vintage Fiesta Red Demitasse Cup and Saucer, mint cup $33.33 7h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory Large Disk Water Pitcher, needs a new home Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory Large Disk Water Pitcher, needs a new home $23.49 7h 23m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9 VINTAGE FIESTA 9" GREY PLATE 0 $3.50 7h 24m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Cup and Saucer Fiesta Pink Teacup Set Vintage Fiestaware Rose Cup and Saucer Fiesta Pink Teacup Set $15.00 7h 26m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta olderVintage COBALT Dark BLUE pattrn luncheon plate 9-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta olderVintage COBALT Dark BLUE pattrn luncheon plate 9-1/2" $18.73 7h 28m
YELLOW OLD VINTAGE FIESTA POPCORN BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC GO ALONGS YELLOW OLD VINTAGE FIESTA POPCORN BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC GO ALONGS $23.99 7h 30m
Fiesta Ware Vintage White Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Ware Vintage White Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin China 0 $9.99 7h 32m
VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA CARAFE VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA CARAFE 0 $75.00 7h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow 6” Dessert Bowl Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Yellow 6” Dessert Bowl Fiestaware $8.99 7h 43m
Vtg Fiesta (1) Orange & (1) Yellow Nappy Fruit Bowl / 5 1/2 Vtg Fiesta (1) Orange & (1) Yellow Nappy Fruit Bowl / 5 1/2" 0 $13.50 7h 44m
Vintage Fiesta #3 Cobalt Nesting Bowl Vintage Fiesta #3 Cobalt Nesting Bowl 0 $70.00 7h 51m
FIESTA CHARTREUSE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS CHARTREUSE, GRAY, 1950's colors FIESTA CHARTREUSE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS CHARTREUSE, GRAY, 1950's colors $16.00 7h 51m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 5.5 inch Fruit bowl Fiesta small vintage blue bowl Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise 5.5 inch Fruit bowl Fiesta small vintage blue bowl $17.50 7h 58m
MEDIUM GREEN  FIESTA  SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS - MINT !! - FIESTAWARE  MEDIUM GREEN FIESTA SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS - MINT !! - FIESTAWARE $125.00 7h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Green Flat Bottom Cup and Saucer Fiesta 1936 Teacup Set Vintage Fiestaware Green Flat Bottom Cup and Saucer Fiesta 1936 Teacup Set $35.00 8h 2m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Original Yellow Dinner Plate 9.5 Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Original Yellow Dinner Plate 9.5" $7.95 8h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Medium Teapot Fiesta Old Ivory Teapot Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Medium Teapot Fiesta Old Ivory Teapot $150.00 8h 4m
Fiesta post 86 Old Ivory Gravy Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin  Made in USA Fiesta post 86 Old Ivory Gravy Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin Made in USA $11.77 8h 12m
Vintage Original Fiesta Rose Plate 7.5 inch  Vintage Original Fiesta Rose Plate 7.5 inch  0 $6.10 8h 20m
Fiesta 1994 LOONEY TUNES COFFEE MUGS {4} MINT! NOS! Bugs~Daffy~Porky~Sylvester  Fiesta 1994 LOONEY TUNES COFFEE MUGS {4} MINT! NOS! Bugs~Daffy~Porky~Sylvester $80.00 8h 24m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Bread Plate S221153G2 Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Bread Plate S221153G2 $7.49 8h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Pair Tripod Candle Holders Ivory Hard to Find   515.113 Vintage Fiesta Pair Tripod Candle Holders Ivory Hard to Find 515.113 $595.00 8h 34m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage cobalt dark blue deep soup plate 8-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage cobalt dark blue deep soup plate 8-1/2" $39.96 8h 35m
FIESTA WARE LARGE 67.25 oz DISC CINNABAR (retired) WATER PITCHER  VINTAGE MINT FIESTA WARE LARGE 67.25 oz DISC CINNABAR (retired) WATER PITCHER VINTAGE MINT 0 $30.00 8h 39m
RARE Fiesta Vintage 12 RARE Fiesta Vintage 12" vase Original Yellow Fiestaware Mint condition!!!! $1,450.00 8h 40m
Fiesta Ware HLC USA Coffee Cup Mug Ring Handle Multi Colored Lot 5 Tom Fiesta Ware HLC USA Coffee Cup Mug Ring Handle Multi Colored Lot 5 Tom 0 $19.99 8h 40m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage cobalt dark blue deep soup plate 8-1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN china FIESTA Vintage cobalt dark blue deep soup plate 8-1/2" flaw $31.96 8h 41m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl 5 Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl 5" diameter GUC $39.99 8h 57m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Turquoise Demitasse Cups n Saucers Vintage Fiesta 6 Turquoise Demitasse Cups n Saucers $189.00 9h 3m
Fiesta Ware Disc 6 Fiesta Ware Disc 6" Yellow Water Juice Pitcher 0 $15.00 9h 4m
ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT COVERED CASSEROLE, GREAT COLOR, LITTLE USED ORIGINAL FIESTA COBALT COVERED CASSEROLE, GREAT COLOR, LITTLE USED 0 $75.00 9h 10m
Antique Pair of Ivory Fiesta Salt & Pepper Shakers by Homer Laughlin Antique Pair of Ivory Fiesta Salt & Pepper Shakers by Homer Laughlin $24.70 9h 10m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Pink Rose Large Disc Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Pink Rose Large Disc Water Pitcher $35.00 9h 27m
Fiesta Vintage Water Tumbler Ivory Fiestaware Old Ivory tumbler Fiesta Vintage Water Tumbler Ivory Fiestaware Old Ivory tumbler $55.00 9h 33m
 Vintage Fiestaware HLC Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Footed Bowl YELLOW Vintage Fiestaware HLC Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Footed Bowl YELLOW 0 $15.00 9h 34m
FIESTA  WARE H. L. CO. OVAL PLATTER  MARIGOLD  6.5  X 4.5''   FIESTA WARE H. L. CO. OVAL PLATTER MARIGOLD 6.5 X 4.5'' $29.00 9h 37m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate YELLOW $11.99 9h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Pottery Sheffield Amberstone Dinner Plate Vintage Fiesta Pottery Sheffield Amberstone Dinner Plate $9.97 9h 38m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate PASTEL GREEN $7.99 9h 42m
Fiesta MOON OVER MIAMI SUGAR CREAMER SET Homer Laughlin Fiestaware (BLACK) NIB Fiesta MOON OVER MIAMI SUGAR CREAMER SET Homer Laughlin Fiestaware (BLACK) NIB 0 $95.00 9h 43m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate BIEGE NICE PLATE $19.99 9h 44m
Vintage Fiestaware Glassware Fiesta Dancing Lady Glass Set Green Vintage Fiestaware Glassware Fiesta Dancing Lady Glass Set Green $25.00 9h 46m
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 48m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate GREY GRAY NICE PLATE $19.99 9h 49m
Old Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 9 1/2 Old Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $20.00 9h 54m
Vintage Fiestaware Green Juice Tumbler Fiesta Original Green Small Tumbler Vintage Fiestaware Green Juice Tumbler Fiesta Original Green Small Tumbler $40.00 9h 55m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Cobalt Demitasse Cups n Saucers Vintage Fiesta 6 Cobalt Demitasse Cups n Saucers $189.00 9h 58m
Fiesta ware Dining Vintage pieces Fiesta ware Dining Vintage pieces $30.00 10h 1m
Fiesta Ware Lot of 2 Mugs Yellow and Blue Ring Handle Excellent Fiesta Ware Lot of 2 Mugs Yellow and Blue Ring Handle Excellent 0 $19.30 10h 3m
 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN  ROSE FIESTA WARE 9.5 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE FIESTA WARE 9.5" DINNER PLATE $14.50 10h 3m
1 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta  ROSE 73/8 1 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta  ROSE 73/8" Salad / Dessert Plate Mint 0 $4.00 10h 4m
 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN LIGHT GREEN FIESTA WARE 9.5 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN LIGHT GREEN FIESTA WARE 9.5" DINNER PLATE $15.50 10h 7m
Vintage FIESTA HLC USA Ware Radioactive Red 10 Vintage FIESTA HLC USA Ware Radioactive Red 10" Carafe Cork Stopper $169.99 10h 7m
Vintage Fiesta Pottery Sheffield Amberstone Bread Plate Vintage Fiesta Pottery Sheffield Amberstone Bread Plate $4.47 10h 8m
VINTAGE 1960'S SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN FIESTA WARE BUTTER DISH~NICE USED VINTAGE 1960'S SHEFFIELD AMBERSTONE BROWN FIESTA WARE BUTTER DISH~NICE USED 1 $8.60 10h 10m
 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN TURQUOISE BLUE FIESTA WARE 9.5 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN TURQUOISE BLUE FIESTA WARE 9.5" DINNER PLATE $15.50 10h 10m
Fiesta Amberstone Serving Dish Fiesta Amberstone Serving Dish 0 $12.00 10h 14m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA RARE MEDIUM GREEN 9-1/4 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA RARE MEDIUM GREEN 9-1/4" DIAMETER DINNER PLATE! $49.99 10h 15m
 1  VINTAGE  ROSE FIESTA WARE  9.5 1  VINTAGE  ROSE FIESTA WARE  9.5" DINNER PLATE Hand Stamped H L Co USA 0 $7.25 10h 16m

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