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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 Sheffield Amberstone 12 Vintage Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone 12" Tidbit Chop Plate Relish Plate W/ Handle 0 $4.99 1h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory Saucer for Tea Cup Good Condition Vintage Fiesta Old Ivory Saucer for Tea Cup Good Condition $6.99 2h 52m
HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Periwinkle Blue 7 HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Periwinkle Blue 7" Cereal Soup Bowl USA $14.99 3h 6m
VINTAGE YELLOW  FIESTA JUICE PITCHER VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA JUICE PITCHER $40.00 3h 8m
VINTAGE FIESTA ORIGINAL IVORY DEEP PLATE VINTAGE FIESTA ORIGINAL IVORY DEEP PLATE $30.00 3h 8m
VINTAGE FIESTA-ORIGINAL GRAY GRAVY BOAT VINTAGE FIESTA-ORIGINAL GRAY GRAVY BOAT $42.00 3h 8m
VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW   8 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 8 1/2" NAPPY-EXCELLENT $25.00 3h 8m
VINTAGE FIESTA ORIGINAL COLBALT DEEP PLATE VINTAGE FIESTA ORIGINAL COLBALT DEEP PLATE $24.00 3h 8m
Vintage FIESTA YELLOW 6 Vintage FIESTA YELLOW 6" SAUCER ~ Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin $12.95 3h 13m
Fiesta Yellow Plate Fiesta Yellow Plate $4.99 3h 29m
1 Coffee Cup Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2 1 Coffee Cup Fiesta Dining Ware Cobot Blue 3-1/2" Dia x 2-1/2" Deep Inside $4.00 3h 32m
Fiesta Homer laughlin 9 1/2 in. Light Green Plate Fiesta Homer laughlin 9 1/2 in. Light Green Plate $10.00 3h 34m
1 Cup Saucer Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue Dish 6 1 Cup Saucer Plate Fiesta Dinning Ware Cobot Blue Dish 6" Diameter $4.00 3h 35m
Fiesta Homer laughlin 9 1/2 in. Dark GreenPlate Fiesta Homer laughlin 9 1/2 in. Dark GreenPlate $10.00 3h 40m
Vintage FIESTA Old Ivory Covered Casserole Dish with Lid Homer Laughlin Vintage FIESTA Old Ivory Covered Casserole Dish with Lid Homer Laughlin $67.25 3h 54m
Fiestaware CLARET  Ring Handle Coffee Cup Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug RETIRED COLOR Fiestaware CLARET Ring Handle Coffee Cup Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug RETIRED COLOR $6.00 4h 25m
Fiestaware Cinnabar Ring Handle Coffee Cup Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug RETIRED COLOR Fiestaware Cinnabar Ring Handle Coffee Cup Fiesta Tom & Jerry Mug RETIRED COLOR $6.00 4h 25m
Fiesta Pottery HLC Apricot Peach Pink Round Covered Casserole Lid Baking Serving Fiesta Pottery HLC Apricot Peach Pink Round Covered Casserole Lid Baking Serving $32.50 4h 30m
Vtg fiesta Poppy Coral 6 7/8 Vtg fiesta Poppy Coral 6 7/8" Coupe Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Co HLC 0 $49.99 4h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Ivory 9 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Ivory 9 " Luncheon Plate $12.99 4h 44m
HLC Co. - Genuine - Fiesta - 7 1/4” Original Ivory - Salad Plate - Signed. HLC Co. - Genuine - Fiesta - 7 1/4” Original Ivory - Salad Plate - Signed. $7.50 4h 58m
HLC Co. - Genuine - Fiesta - 7 1/4” Original Turquoise - Salad Plate - Signed. HLC Co. - Genuine - Fiesta - 7 1/4” Original Turquoise - Salad Plate - Signed. $7.50 5h 5m
Beautiful Persimmon Fiesta Cup Saucer Set 1995-2008 Cup Double Stamped Lead Free Beautiful Persimmon Fiesta Cup Saucer Set 1995-2008 Cup Double Stamped Lead Free 0 $4.95 5h 8m
Ivory Fiesta Coffee Cup Not Marked Beautifully Ringed Old Classic Color Reissue! Ivory Fiesta Coffee Cup Not Marked Beautifully Ringed Old Classic Color Reissue! 0 $4.95 5h 8m
Beautiful 1986-05 Rose Fiesta Coffee Tea Cup Not Marked C Handle Excellent Cond! Beautiful 1986-05 Rose Fiesta Coffee Tea Cup Not Marked C Handle Excellent Cond! 0 $4.95 5h 8m
Beautiful Rose Fiesta Saucer 1986-2005 Back Stamped Vivid Lead Free Glaze MUST C Beautiful Rose Fiesta Saucer 1986-2005 Back Stamped Vivid Lead Free Glaze MUST C 0 $4.95 5h 8m
Old Yellow Fiesta Saucer 1936-1969 Beautifully Ringed Clearly Marked MUST SEE!! Old Yellow Fiesta Saucer 1936-1969 Beautifully Ringed Clearly Marked MUST SEE!! 0 $4.95 5h 8m
Beautiful Periwinkle Fiesta Saucer 1989-2006 Back Stamped Vivid Lead Free Glaze! Beautiful Periwinkle Fiesta Saucer 1989-2006 Back Stamped Vivid Lead Free Glaze! 0 $4.95 5h 8m
Beautiful Ivory Fiesta Saucer 2008-Current Back Stamped Vivid Lead Free Glaze QQ Beautiful Ivory Fiesta Saucer 2008-Current Back Stamped Vivid Lead Free Glaze QQ 0 $4.95 5h 8m
Beautiful Classic Old Turquoise Fiesta Saucer Beautiful Classic Old Turquoise Fiesta Saucer 0 $4.95 5h 8m
VINTAGE  FIESTA WARE Yellow Ring-Handle Creamer VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Yellow Ring-Handle Creamer $17.00 5h 11m
Vintage FIESTA 1950’s Yellow CUP And SAUCER~Fiestaware Vintage FIESTA 1950’s Yellow CUP And SAUCER~Fiestaware $10.00 5h 41m
Vintage FIESTA 1950’s Chartreuse CUP AND SAUCER~Fiestaware Vintage FIESTA 1950’s Chartreuse CUP AND SAUCER~Fiestaware $20.00 5h 42m
Vintage /Old Fiestaware large water Pitcher Fiesta  Pitcher Cinnabar Fiesta Vintage /Old Fiestaware large water Pitcher Fiesta Pitcher Cinnabar Fiesta $24.99 5h 58m
7 Vintage Fiesta Bauer Ware Colorful Lot Espresso coffee cup saucer bowl gravy 7 Vintage Fiesta Bauer Ware Colorful Lot Espresso coffee cup saucer bowl gravy $38.06 5h 59m
Fiesta Vintage Yellow Gravy Boat Fiesta Vintage Yellow Gravy Boat $25.00 6h 21m
Fiesta Vintage Yellow Gravy Boat Fiesta Vintage Yellow Gravy Boat $20.00 6h 22m
FIESTA SAUCER FIESTA SAUCER 0 $2.00 6h 25m
FIESTA SAUCER FIESTA SAUCER 0 $2.00 6h 26m
Fiestaware Vintage Sunflower Yellow Cream & Sugar Fiesta Ware China Stone Fiestaware Vintage Sunflower Yellow Cream & Sugar Fiesta Ware China Stone $16.42 6h 31m
FIESTA SAUCER FIESTA SAUCER 0 $2.00 6h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Old Lime Green Bud Vase 1936-46 Fiesta Original Vintage Fiesta Old Lime Green Bud Vase 1936-46 Fiesta Original 0 $55.00 6h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Ivory Serving Bowl 1940-1943 - Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ivory Serving Bowl 1940-1943 - Fiestaware $60.00 7h 1m
Fiesta Antique Saucers (4) Turquoise (1), Ivory (1), and Gray (2) (Fifties Gray) Fiesta Antique Saucers (4) Turquoise (1), Ivory (1), and Gray (2) (Fifties Gray) 0 $9.99 7h 16m
6) piece vintage fiesta, yellow,aqua,green. 6) piece vintage fiesta, yellow,aqua,green. $28.00 7h 18m
Old Vintage 1936 Yellow FIESTA 10 1/2 Old Vintage 1936 Yellow FIESTA 10 1/2" DINNER PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $6.00 7h 20m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Red Stripe, Fiesta $53.99 7h 26m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 4 3/4 Fiestaware, Vintage, 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl, Fiesta, Gray, Grey, Nice $17.09 7h 28m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Fiesta, Ivory, Red Stripe $53.09 7h 28m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 Fiestaware, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiesta, Green $8.99 7h 28m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Yellow, Fiesta, Red Stripe $53.09 7h 29m
Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 1939 Worlds Fair Plate, The American Potter, Turquoise Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 1939 Worlds Fair Plate, The American Potter, Turquoise $35.72 7h 29m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 7 Fiestaware, Vintage, 7" Cake Plate, Salad, Fiesta, Yellow, Red Stripe $52.19 7h 30m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate, Fiesta, Turquoise, Excellent Fiestaware, Vintage, 8 1/2 inch Deep Plate, Fiesta, Turquoise, Excellent $25.19 7h 30m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 Fiestaware, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiesta, Gray, Grey $8.99 7h 30m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 inch Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiesta, Yellow Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 inch Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiesta, Yellow $6.29 7h 30m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Ivory, cream, Fiesta, w/Cork, Nice Fiestaware, Vintage, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Ivory, cream, Fiesta, w/Cork, Nice $13.49 7h 30m
Fiestaware, Vintage, Creamer, Sugar, No Lid, Fiesta, Yellow, Nice Fiestaware, Vintage, Creamer, Sugar, No Lid, Fiesta, Yellow, Nice $44.09 7h 30m
Collectible antique Fiesta Nesting Bowls 1936 inner rings Collectible antique Fiesta Nesting Bowls 1936 inner rings $1,429.00 7h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Ring Handled Creamer in RED!  Problem. Vintage Fiesta Ring Handled Creamer in RED! Problem. $4.99 7h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Yellow Teacup & Saucer (Lowercase F) Vintage Fiesta Yellow Teacup & Saucer (Lowercase F) $17.99 7h 40m
Great Collectible FIESTA White GRAVY BOAT Great Collectible FIESTA White GRAVY BOAT $13.54 7h 42m
Rare Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Striped Dinner Plate Maroon Rare Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Striped Dinner Plate Maroon $59.99 7h 45m
Vintage Fiesta/Fiestaware  Go-Along Juice Glasses 3.5 Vintage Fiesta/Fiestaware Go-Along Juice Glasses 3.5" Tall, set of 4 colors $58.50 7h 47m
Vintage Fiesta P86 Cobalt Blue Teacup & Saucer Vintage Fiesta P86 Cobalt Blue Teacup & Saucer $13.50 7h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware  Plates 6 3/8 Vintage Fiestaware Plates 6 3/8" (Set of 4) Fiesta (1938-1968) ? Yellow $21.95 7h 51m
Vintage Original HLC FIESTA Oval Platter - Ivory Vintage Original HLC FIESTA Oval Platter - Ivory $12.50 7h 56m
Fiesta Ware Vintage Salt And Pepper Shakers. Light Yellow And Blue Fiesta Ware Vintage Salt And Pepper Shakers. Light Yellow And Blue $13.95 8h
(5) Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4 (5) Vintage Fiesta 6 1/4" Bread Plates $14.66 8h 3m
Vintage Fiestaware Plates 6 3/8 Vintage Fiestaware Plates 6 3/8" (Set of 2) Fiesta (1938-1968) ? Plus Extra $13.95 8h 4m
Fiesta, Vintage, 6 Fiesta, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter, Fiestaware, Turquoise blue, Excellent $9.89 8h 24m
Vintage Genuine Fiesta Wear Lead-Free H.L. Co. USA Dusty Rose Plates 10 1/2 inch Vintage Genuine Fiesta Wear Lead-Free H.L. Co. USA Dusty Rose Plates 10 1/2 inch $10.00 8h 25m
Fiestaware Vintage Radioactive Red 4 3/4'' Fruit Bowl Fiesta Homer Laughlin  USA Fiestaware Vintage Radioactive Red 4 3/4'' Fruit Bowl Fiesta Homer Laughlin USA $30.00 8h 26m
Fiesta, Vintage, 6 Fiesta, Vintage, 6" Plate, Bread Butter, Fiestaware, Yellow $7.19 8h 29m
6 VTG  FIESTA 5 Yellow 10.25 6 VTG FIESTA 5 Yellow 10.25" Plates & 1 9” Plate HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE $50.00 8h 30m
4 Vintage Sheffield Amberstone Saucers Fiesta Homer Laughlin 4 Vintage Sheffield Amberstone Saucers Fiesta Homer Laughlin $18.99 8h 31m
Vintage FIESTA Ware WHITE Dinnerware Small DISK PITCHER 3.5 Vintage FIESTA Ware WHITE Dinnerware Small DISK PITCHER 3.5"H 0 $10.00 8h 36m
Fiestaware Yellow 4 3/4'' Fruit Bowl Fiesta Homer Laughlin  USA Fiestaware Yellow 4 3/4'' Fruit Bowl Fiesta Homer Laughlin USA $15.00 8h 38m
Vintage Genuine Fiesta H-L-O USA Orange Bowl Vintage Genuine Fiesta H-L-O USA Orange Bowl $9.74 8h 43m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Saucers, Lot of 4 Green, White, Blue HLO  USA Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Saucers, Lot of 4 Green, White, Blue HLO USA $18.71 8h 43m
Old Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 9 1/2 Old Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN $12.79 8h 45m
Vintage COBALT BLUE FIESTA Scroll Handle Footed Casserole Dish 1.25 QUART Round Vintage COBALT BLUE FIESTA Scroll Handle Footed Casserole Dish 1.25 QUART Round 0 $22.99 8h 46m
Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware HLC Yellow Cup and Saucer 1936-69 Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta Ware HLC Yellow Cup and Saucer 1936-69 $9.99 9h
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Gray Platter - 1950's Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Gray Platter - 1950's Fiestaware $22.00 9h 8m
Lot of 4 Vintage Fiesta (7 1/2 Lot of 4 Vintage Fiesta (7 1/2") Salad Plates Original Color Orange - Fiestaware $24.99 9h 15m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Green Mugs -  Tom Jerry Ring Handle - Pair of Mugs EUC HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Green Mugs - Tom Jerry Ring Handle - Pair of Mugs EUC $12.12 9h 18m
12 -  6 12 - 6" VINTAGE TURQUOISE FIESTA PLATES-FIESTAWARE - A25 $25.00 9h 22m
Two Genuine Fiesta Yellow 9 1/2 Inch Plates Two Genuine Fiesta Yellow 9 1/2 Inch Plates 0 $3.00 9h 29m
Fiesta Vintage Green Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set (1935 - 1937) - Fiesta ware Fiesta Vintage Green Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set (1935 - 1937) - Fiesta ware $55.00 9h 33m
VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE SAUCERS 6 1/4 VINTAGE SET OF 2 GENUINE FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE SAUCERS 6 1/4" $10.00 9h 48m
vintage fiesta yellow Fiesta ware Teacup vintage fiesta yellow Fiesta ware Teacup $12.99 9h 50m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Single Shaker Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Single Shaker $11.00 9h 55m
Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Single Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Shaker Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Single Salt Pepper Shaker Fiesta Ball Shaker $11.00 9h 56m
VTG 50s Fiesta 2 Coral Pink Salad or Dessert Plates Homer Laughlin 7.5 inches VTG 50s Fiesta 2 Coral Pink Salad or Dessert Plates Homer Laughlin 7.5 inches $10.00 9h 59m
Fiesta Cream Sugar + Teapot Tea Pot Vintage Pink Rose Fiesta Cream Sugar + Teapot Tea Pot Vintage Pink Rose $19.95 10h
Vintage Fiesta Watermelon Gusto Bowl ~ Rare Vintage Fiesta Watermelon Gusto Bowl ~ Rare 1 $49.99 10h 5m
Rare Early Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Wetfoot Ivory White Collection @Look@ Rare Early Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Wetfoot Ivory White Collection @Look@ $39.95 10h 6m
Rare Early Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Wetfoot Yellow Gold Collection @Look@ Rare Early Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Wetfoot Yellow Gold Collection @Look@ $49.95 10h 7m
Rare Early Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Wetfoot Green Collection @Look@ Rare Early Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Wetfoot Green Collection @Look@ $58.95 10h 8m
Vintage Fiestaware Amberstone Under Plate Fiesta Brown Underplate Small Platter Vintage Fiestaware Amberstone Under Plate Fiesta Brown Underplate Small Platter $35.00 10h 11m

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