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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.

3 Fiesta Red Cereal Bowls 6 3/4” Diameter Pre Owned In Great Condition. 3 Fiesta Red Cereal Bowls 6 3/4” Diameter Pre Owned In Great Condition. $28.80 32m
12 Pc Lot Fiesta Fiestaware Pale Light Yellow 12 Pc Lot Fiesta Fiestaware Pale Light Yellow 0 $19.99 50m
3 Fiesta Saucers 6 3 Fiesta Saucers 6" - Pink, Green, Blue 0 $11.99 50m
Vintage Rare Fiesta Ware Old Grey 1 3/4 Pint Jug Chips Vintage Rare Fiesta Ware Old Grey 1 3/4 Pint Jug Chips $42.49 57m
Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Small Bowl with Handles Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue Small Bowl with Handles $33.99 57m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 8 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 8 1/2" Nappy Bowl Original Turquoise $21.24 57m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 8 1/2 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin 8 1/2" Nappy Bowl Original Turquoise w/ Wet Foot! $25.49 1h 6m
Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Salad Plate.  7.5 Vintage Cobalt Blue Fiesta Salad Plate. 7.5" D. $12.00 1h 17m
VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA CREAMER damage repairable VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA CREAMER damage repairable 0 $2.50 1h 18m
VINTAGE/ANTIQUE FIESTA-WARE HLC USA - COBALT BLUE, 13 1/2 VINTAGE/ANTIQUE FIESTA-WARE HLC USA - COBALT BLUE, 13 1/2" CHOP/PLATTER $49.94 1h 19m
Set of 6 Fiesta Vintage Teacup & Saucer Sets in 1st Six Original Colors Set of 6 Fiesta Vintage Teacup & Saucer Sets in 1st Six Original Colors $70.00 1h 21m
Fiesta 75th Anniversary Dancing Lady Ornament - Lemongrass - USA  1936-2011  NIP Fiesta 75th Anniversary Dancing Lady Ornament - Lemongrass - USA 1936-2011 NIP $12.99 1h 36m
Vintage Ivory Fiesta Tumbler.  4.5 Vintage Ivory Fiesta Tumbler. 4.5" H x 3.25" D. $25.00 1h 45m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin FIESTAWARE fiesta HLC Yellow Bread Butter Plate 6.25 VINTAGE Homer Laughlin FIESTAWARE fiesta HLC Yellow Bread Butter Plate 6.25" $9.99 1h 46m
fiesta ware candle stick holders  light pink fiesta ware candle stick holders light pink 1 $14.99 1h 55m
French Farm House 14 French Farm House 14" Fiesta Homer Laughlin CHARGER PLATE VINTAGE YELLOW $130.00 2h 2m
Fiesta 75th Anniversary Dancing Lady Ornament - Tangerine - USA  1936-2011  NIP Fiesta 75th Anniversary Dancing Lady Ornament - Tangerine - USA 1936-2011 NIP $12.99 2h 15m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Original Blue Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Original Blue Water Pitcher 0 $22.00 2h 17m
Fiesta 75th Anniversary Dancing Lady Ornament - Marigold  - USA  1936-2011  NIP Fiesta 75th Anniversary Dancing Lady Ornament - Marigold - USA 1936-2011 NIP $12.99 2h 19m
Orange 20 Piece Fiesta Set Orange 20 Piece Fiesta Set $50.00 2h 35m
Light Blue Fiesta Cup And Saucers Light Blue Fiesta Cup And Saucers $20.00 2h 35m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Co Set of 4 Saucers Assorted Colors USA Fiestaware Plates Fiesta Homer Laughlin Co Set of 4 Saucers Assorted Colors USA Fiestaware Plates 0 $2.70 2h 36m
6 VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP PLATES - FIESTAWARE                           -OA2 6 VINTAGE FIESTA DEEP PLATES - FIESTAWARE -OA2 $125.00 3h 7m
Set of 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Coffee Cups Homer Laughlin Rose Pink Pattern Set of 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Coffee Cups Homer Laughlin Rose Pink Pattern $18.99 3h 11m
Genuine Fiesta Rimmed Shallow Soup Bowl/dish 8,5” Genuine Fiesta Rimmed Shallow Soup Bowl/dish 8,5” 0 $25.00 3h 19m
Vintage Fiesta Ceramic Napkin Ring - Rose  -  EUC Vintage Fiesta Ceramic Napkin Ring - Rose - EUC $12.99 3h 29m
Vintage Fiesta Gravy Boat in Turquoise Teal Vintage Fiesta Gravy Boat in Turquoise Teal $29.00 3h 31m
Fiesta H.L.C.Juice Glass Tumblers (4) Rose Pink Retired Fiesta H.L.C.Juice Glass Tumblers (4) Rose Pink Retired $40.00 3h 31m
Vintage GENUINE FIESTA FIESTAWARE Green Oval Platter - 12.5” ~FREE SHIPPING~ Vintage GENUINE FIESTA FIESTAWARE Green Oval Platter - 12.5” ~FREE SHIPPING~ $35.00 3h 31m
3 Assorted Fiesta Ware Elegance Tumblers Glasses Teal, Yellow, Pale Blue 6 1/2 3 Assorted Fiesta Ware Elegance Tumblers Glasses Teal, Yellow, Pale Blue 6 1/2" 0 $35.00 3h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Ceramic Napkin Ring - Rose  -  EUC Vintage Fiesta Ceramic Napkin Ring - Rose - EUC $12.99 3h 44m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 12 Fiestaware, Vintage, 12" Vase, Fiesta, Cobalt Blue, Hard to Find $399.99 3h 50m
Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 1939 Worlds Fair Plate, The American Potter, Turquoise Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 1939 Worlds Fair Plate, The American Potter, Turquoise $39.99 3h 50m
Fiestaware, Vintage 9 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Fiesta, Yellow, Nice Fiestaware, Vintage 9 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Fiesta, Yellow, Nice $12.99 3h 50m
Vintage Yellow Fiesta Juice Pitcher Homer Laughlin Vintage Yellow Fiesta Juice Pitcher Homer Laughlin $22.50 3h 54m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Fruit bowl Fiesta Vintage 5.5 inch blue bowl Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Fruit bowl Fiesta Vintage 5.5 inch blue bowl $17.50 4h 10m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 8 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 8" Radioactive Red Flower Vase VERY NICE 5 $118.50 4h 11m
Vintage FIESTAWARE FIESTA Chop Plate Round Platter 14 Vintage FIESTAWARE FIESTA Chop Plate Round Platter 14" - Yellow $19.32 4h 17m
RARE Vintage Fiesta Yellow 8 RARE Vintage Fiesta Yellow 8" Vase Fluted Old Fiestaware Original Marked Mint!!! 0 $299.99 4h 21m
Old Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin HLC Yellow Cereal Soup Bowl Old Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin HLC Yellow Cereal Soup Bowl $12.00 4h 26m
VINTAGE SET OF FIESTA MIXING BOWLS VINTAGE SET OF FIESTA MIXING BOWLS $275.00 4h 30m
Pair of Pastel Yellow Fiesta Ware Candle Sticks Pair of Pastel Yellow Fiesta Ware Candle Sticks $22.00 4h 32m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Dinner Plate Fiesta 10.5 inch Yellow Plate Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Dinner Plate Fiesta 10.5 inch Yellow Plate $20.00 4h 42m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Dinner Plate Fiesta Ivory 10.5 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Dinner Plate Fiesta Ivory 10.5 inch plate $22.00 4h 48m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Dinner Plate Fiesta blue 10.5 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Dinner Plate Fiesta blue 10.5 inch plate $18.00 4h 49m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 1950s Pink Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Rose Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 1950s Pink Water Pitcher $160.00 4h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Blue Cup Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Water Tumbler Fiesta Original Blue Cup $48.00 4h 53m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Ivory Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Original Ivory Footed Bowl $55.00 4h 54m
Vintage Fiesta Ware 4 Cups & Saucers and 8 Tom & Jerry Mugs Homer Laughlin Lot Vintage Fiesta Ware 4 Cups & Saucers and 8 Tom & Jerry Mugs Homer Laughlin Lot 0 $29.99 4h 57m
Fiesta Ware Tangerine (2) Bread & Butter Plates (7ins ) Fiesta Ware Tangerine (2) Bread & Butter Plates (7ins ) $8.00 5h 5m
Fiesta Ware Pale Yellow 10.5 Fiesta Ware Pale Yellow 10.5" Dinner Plates Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 10 1/2" $8.00 5h 26m
VINTAGE FIESTAWARE TURQUOISE 8.5 VINTAGE FIESTAWARE TURQUOISE 8.5" NAPPY BOWL-FIESTA SERVING BOWL $20.00 5h 29m
VERY CLEAN VINTAGE DARK FOREST GREEN FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE DIVIDED GRILL PLATE VERY CLEAN VINTAGE DARK FOREST GREEN FIESTA WARE FIESTAWARE DIVIDED GRILL PLATE $34.00 5h 30m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl • Yellow #2 Vintage Fiesta Ware Nesting Mixing Bowl • Yellow #2 0 $55.56 5h 31m
1 Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue Dinner Dish Plate 10-1/2 1 Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue Dinner Dish Plate 10-1/2" Diameter $3.50 5h 48m
Lot Of 8 Vintage Fiesta Teacups And Saucer Sets - 17 Pieces Total- FLAWLESS Lot Of 8 Vintage Fiesta Teacups And Saucer Sets - 17 Pieces Total- FLAWLESS $50.00 6h 1m
Fiesta Yellow Ceramic Creamer & Sugar Set 2.75” Tall Fiesta Yellow Ceramic Creamer & Sugar Set 2.75” Tall $23.40 6h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Saucer Sea Mist Green Retired Color Set of 4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Saucer Sea Mist Green Retired Color Set of 4 $14.50 6h 14m
Fiesta Turquoise Ashtray Fiesta Turquoise Ashtray $59.00 6h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Fruit Bowl 220906 Homer Laughlin FIESTA GRAY (OLDER) Fruit Bowl 220906 $29.99 6h 19m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Stick Handle Creamer 220692 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Stick Handle Creamer 220692 $49.99 6h 19m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Egg Cup 220660 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) Egg Cup 220660 $69.95 6h 21m
Set Of 3 Vintage 1951 Chartreuse Green Fiesta Luncheon Plate 9.5”.  H. Laughlin Set Of 3 Vintage 1951 Chartreuse Green Fiesta Luncheon Plate 9.5”. H. Laughlin 0 $39.00 6h 33m
4 Cake/Salad Plates Fiesta Dinning Ware Dishes 7 4 Cake/Salad Plates Fiesta Dinning Ware Dishes 7" Diameter 0 $64.00 6h 58m
PERFECT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE, Dark Green  small 5 INCH CEREAL FRUIT BOWL HLC PERFECT VINTAGE FIESTA WARE, Dark Green  small 5 INCH CEREAL FRUIT BOWL HLC 0 $10.50 7h 1m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE, Lt Green Large Gravy Boat Fiesta ware HLC , BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FIESTA WARE, Lt Green Large Gravy Boat Fiesta ware HLC , BEAUTIFUL 0 $19.00 7h 1m
4 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 9 1/2 4 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware 9 1/2" Luncheon Plates $124.80 7h 3m
Vintage Fiesta Light Green 8 1/2 “ Nappy Fruit Bowl - Fiestaware (1951-1959) Vintage Fiesta Light Green 8 1/2 “ Nappy Fruit Bowl - Fiestaware (1951-1959) $78.00 7h 7m
Vintage HLC fiesta Coupe Soup Cereal Bowl MADE IN USA Rose Pink Older Backstamp Vintage HLC fiesta Coupe Soup Cereal Bowl MADE IN USA Rose Pink Older Backstamp $5.97 7h 9m
Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Blue Tea Cup Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Blue Tea Cup $4.25 7h 10m
Fiesta HLC USA Fiestaware Vintage Aqua Blue/Turquoise Latte Bistro Cappucino Mug Fiesta HLC USA Fiestaware Vintage Aqua Blue/Turquoise Latte Bistro Cappucino Mug $16.99 7h 11m
Lot of 4 Vintage FIESTA 6 Lot of 4 Vintage FIESTA 6"inch Pie Bread Plates 2 xTURQUOISE & 2 xORIGINAL GREEN 0 $14.99 7h 12m
 FIESTA homer laughlin YELLOW DISC PITCHER, LARGE FIESTA homer laughlin YELLOW DISC PITCHER, LARGE $45.00 7h 17m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Disk Juice Pitcher 6 inch USA Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow Disk Juice Pitcher 6 inch USA 0 $16.99 7h 21m
Fiestaware Fiesta Shamrock Green Tea Cup Fiestaware Fiesta Shamrock Green Tea Cup $4.25 7h 21m
Fiestaware Fiesta Yellow Tea Cup 1987 - 2002 Fiestaware Fiesta Yellow Tea Cup 1987 - 2002 $4.50 7h 23m
LOT of 4 Vtg Fiesta Orig Yellow 6 1/8 LOT of 4 Vtg Fiesta Orig Yellow 6 1/8" Bread & Butter Plates Homer Laughlin Q1B $22.00 7h 26m
Fiestaware Fiesta Peacock Blue Individual Casserole Baker with handles 2005 2014 Fiestaware Fiesta Peacock Blue Individual Casserole Baker with handles 2005 2014 $15.00 7h 36m
1 (one)  MINT  Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta TURQUOISE 5.5 1 (one) MINT Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta TURQUOISE 5.5" Fruit Bowl $8.95 7h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Relish Tray No Inserts Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Relish Tray No Inserts 0 $75.00 7h 49m
VINTAGE  YELLOW FIESTA #4 MIXING BOWL -FIESTAWARE -                      h11 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA #4 MIXING BOWL -FIESTAWARE - h11 $39.90 7h 53m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9 VINTAGE FIESTA 9" GREY PLATE 0 $3.50 7h 53m
VINTAGE FIESTA 9 VINTAGE FIESTA 9" DINNER PLATE YELLOW 0 $4.50 7h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Blue Handled Cream/Soup Bowl Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Blue Handled Cream/Soup Bowl Fiestaware 5 $15.50 7h 56m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin 10-7/8 Fiesta Homer Laughlin 10-7/8" Yellow Saucer Plate USA $28.50 7h 58m
Vtg Original Fiesta Green SUGAR (base) Homer Laughlin HLC Old Stamp Vtg Original Fiesta Green SUGAR (base) Homer Laughlin HLC Old Stamp $22.00 8h 8m
Fiesta Vintage Blue Gravy Sauce Boat - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Blue Gravy Sauce Boat - Fiestaware $24.99 8h 29m
VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA BOWL WITH OUTER & INNER RINGS VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA BOWL WITH OUTER & INNER RINGS 0 $5.00 8h 35m
WOW! 6 1/2 WOW! 6 1/2" ROSE PINK Fiesta Soup Bowl FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin-check out pics! $8.99 8h 36m
WOW! 6 WOW! 6" ROSE PINK Fiesta Saucer FIESTA WARE Homer Laughlin-check out pics! $7.99 8h 40m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Footed Bowl - Chips Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Footed Bowl - Chips $20.00 8h 41m
Vtg Fiestaware fiesta Apricot Pale Pink 6 7/8 Vtg Fiestaware fiesta Apricot Pale Pink 6 7/8" Coupe Cereal Bowl Homer Laughlin 0 $49.99 8h 52m
 Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Luncheon Plate Fiesta Blue 9.5 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Luncheon Plate Fiesta Blue 9.5 inch plate $8.00 8h 52m
Vintage lot 3 Yellow 9 1/2 inch FIESTA dinner plate, very nice, popular color Vintage lot 3 Yellow 9 1/2 inch FIESTA dinner plate, very nice, popular color $18.00 8h 54m
  Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9.5 inch plate Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Luncheon Plate Fiesta Yellow 9.5 inch plate $8.00 8h 55m
FIESTA  9 1/2 inch serving fruit salad bowl, perfect PALE YELLOW FIESTA  9 1/2 inch serving fruit salad bowl, perfect PALE YELLOW $8.00 9h
Vinatge Fiesta Ware #1 & #4 Yellow And Turqouise Origanl Colors!! Vinatge Fiesta Ware #1 & #4 Yellow And Turqouise Origanl Colors!! $75.00 9h 9m
Fiesta ware Yellow Tea Pot Small No Markings. GUC Fiesta ware Yellow Tea Pot Small No Markings. GUC 0 $9.99 9h 10m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Oval Platter Fiesta Old Ivory Platter Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Oval Platter Fiesta Old Ivory Platter $30.00 9h 15m
Vintage Fiesta-Ware | Nappy Bowl | Original Red Glaze | Fiesta | 1936-1942 Vintage Fiesta-Ware | Nappy Bowl | Original Red Glaze | Fiesta | 1936-1942 0 $75.00 9h 15m

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