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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.

Large Homer Laughlin Fiesta Old Ivory (Cream) 14 Large Homer Laughlin Fiesta Old Ivory (Cream) 14" Chop Plate Serving Platter $25.00 38m
2 Vintage 1930 & 40’s  FIESTA RED/BURGUNDY PLATES FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN F/S! 2 Vintage 1930 & 40’s FIESTA RED/BURGUNDY PLATES FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN F/S! $17.77 40m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 13 Fiestaware, Vintage, 13" Chop Plate, Fiesta, Yellow, Double Foot $32.39 46m
Fiestaware, Vintage Teacup & Saucer, Tea Cup, Fiesta, Medium Green, 1950’s Fiestaware, Vintage Teacup & Saucer, Tea Cup, Fiesta, Medium Green, 1950’s $34.19 46m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 inch Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiesta, Medium Green Fiestaware, Vintage, 6 inch Plate, Bread Butter Plate, Fiesta, Medium Green $17.99 46m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 9 Fiestaware, Vintage, 9" Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Rose pink, Dusty Rose $24.29 46m
Fiesta, Vintage, 7 inch Salad Plate, Fiestaware, Turquoise blue Fiesta, Vintage, 7 inch Salad Plate, Fiestaware, Turquoise blue $10.79 46m
Fiesta, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Fiestaware, Medium Green, Nice Fiesta, Vintage, 5 1/2 inch Fruit Bowl, Fiestaware, Medium Green, Nice $35.99 46m
Fiestaware, Vintage, 13 Fiestaware, Vintage, 13" Chop Plate, Fiesta, Yellow, Nice $26.99 46m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware French Casserole Dish And Cover In Yellow 1939 - 1942 Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware French Casserole Dish And Cover In Yellow 1939 - 1942 $150.00 54m
Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2" Yellow Soup Bowl Excellent Condition $23.95 59m
A Vintage 1930 & 40’s  FIESTA TURQUOISE 91/4” PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SF A Vintage 1930 & 40’s FIESTA TURQUOISE 91/4” PLATE FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SF $17.77 59m
MEDIUM GREEN Vintage Fiesta Ware DEEP PLATE FLAT RIM SOUP BOWL HLC Free U.S Ship MEDIUM GREEN Vintage Fiesta Ware DEEP PLATE FLAT RIM SOUP BOWL HLC Free U.S Ship $65.00 1h 30m
FOREST GREEN Vintage Fiesta Ware TOM & JERRY MUG Free U.S. Shipping FOREST GREEN Vintage Fiesta Ware TOM & JERRY MUG Free U.S. Shipping $49.95 1h 30m
Vintage YELLOW Fiesta Ware Tea Cup & Saucer Free U.S. Shipping Vintage YELLOW Fiesta Ware Tea Cup & Saucer Free U.S. Shipping $27.50 1h 38m
2 Vintage COBALT BLUE Fiesta Ware Tea Cups & Saucers Free U.S. Shipping 2 Vintage COBALT BLUE Fiesta Ware Tea Cups & Saucers Free U.S. Shipping $45.00 1h 39m
Vintage Fiesta JUICE Disc Pitcher W/ 4 -3.5” Tumblers Set Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta JUICE Disc Pitcher W/ 4 -3.5” Tumblers Set Fiestaware 12 $31.00 1h 42m
Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2" Green Soup Bowl Excellent Condition $23.95 1h 50m
Lot of Fiesta Ware Vintage HLC Fiestaware: Many Items and Colors Lot of Fiesta Ware Vintage HLC Fiestaware: Many Items and Colors 0 $250.00 1h 57m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LIGHT GREEN (OLDER) 12 1/2 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LIGHT GREEN (OLDER) 12 1/2" Oval Serving Platter 220961 $39.99 1h 57m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) 12 1/2 Homer Laughlin FIESTA COBALT BLUE (OLDER) 12 1/2" Oval Serving Platter 220664 $43.99 2h
Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Fruit Bowl 221131 Homer Laughlin FIESTA RED (OLDER) Fruit Bowl 221131 $43.99 2h 3m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA FOREST GREEN (OLDER) Ashtray 1735339 Homer Laughlin FIESTA FOREST GREEN (OLDER) Ashtray 1735339 $74.95 2h 3m
VINTAGE IVORY  FIESTA  COFFEE SERVER, NO  LID -FIESTAWARE                -    AO VINTAGE IVORY FIESTA COFFEE SERVER, NO LID -FIESTAWARE - AO $46.00 2h 4m
Lot of 4 Original Fiesta 6 3/8 Lot of 4 Original Fiesta 6 3/8" Bread Plates Turquoise Radioactive Red Yellow $40.00 2h 8m
Genuine Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Yellow Salad Bowl Genuine Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Yellow Salad Bowl $20.00 2h 13m
Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2" Blue Soup Bowl Excellent Condition $23.95 2h 14m
VINTAGE FIESTA  PROMOTIONAL SUGAR & CREAMER & COBALT FIGURE 8 TRAY- NO LID! VINTAGE FIESTA PROMOTIONAL SUGAR & CREAMER & COBALT FIGURE 8 TRAY- NO LID! 0 $75.00 2h 21m
Vintage Red Ceramic Salt and Pepper Set Vintage Red Ceramic Salt and Pepper Set "Fiesta Style" Ball Shape Shakers $39.99 2h 31m
Fiesta Creamer - Vintage Fiesta - Yellow Fiesta Creamer - Vintage Fiesta - Yellow $16.00 2h 37m
Fiesta Dinner Plate - Amberstone - Set Of 2 - Vintage Fiesta Dinner Plate - Amberstone - Set Of 2 - Vintage $12.00 2h 37m
Fiesta Vintage Rose 6 Inch Plate Fiesta Vintage Rose 6 Inch Plate $5.00 2h 42m
FIESTA Set 8 AMBERSTONE Sheffield Spanish Brown Red 10.25 FIESTA Set 8 AMBERSTONE Sheffield Spanish Brown Red 10.25" Dinner Plates Vintage $22.58 2h 47m
Fiesta Teacup - Vintage Fiesta - Yellow Fiesta Teacup - Vintage Fiesta - Yellow $10.00 2h 47m
Fiesta Saucer - Amberstone - Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Amberstone - Vintage $2.00 2h 48m
Fiesta Teacup - Vintage Fiesta - Cobalt Fiesta Teacup - Vintage Fiesta - Cobalt $10.00 2h 48m
Fiesta Teacup - Vintage Fiesta - Green Fiesta Teacup - Vintage Fiesta - Green $10.00 2h 48m
Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Rose $8.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Green Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Green $15.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Yellow Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Yellow $10.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Yellow Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Yellow $10.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Rose $8.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose $6.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Green Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Green $15.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Cobalt Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Cobalt $10.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Yellow Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Yellow $15.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose $6.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta  9 Inch Plate - Turquoise Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Turquoise $15.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Green Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Green $15.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose $6.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Turquoise Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Turquoise $10.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose $6.00 2h 50m
Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug - Vintage - Rose Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug - Vintage - Rose $20.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 6 Inch Plate - Rose $6.00 2h 50m
Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug - Vintage - Yellow Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug - Vintage - Yellow $20.00 2h 50m
Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Rose Vintage Fiesta 7 Inch Plate - Rose $8.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Red Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Red $5.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Yellow Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Yellow $15.00 2h 51m
Vintage Gray Fiesta Teacup Vintage Gray Fiesta Teacup $10.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Green $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Forest Green Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Forest Green $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Deep Plate - Green Vintage Fiesta Deep Plate - Green $15.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Ivory Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Ivory $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Turquoise $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Ivory Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Ivory $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Yellow Vintage Fiesta 9 Inch Plate - Yellow $15.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Ashtray - Yellow Vintage Fiesta Ashtray - Yellow $40.00 2h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Forest Green Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Forest Green $6.00 2h 51m
Vintage Gray Fiesta Saucer Vintage Gray Fiesta Saucer $6.00 2h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Turquoise $6.00 2h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Yellow Vintage Fiesta Saucer - Yellow $6.00 2h 52m
Vintage Old Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter in YELLOW Homer Laughlin China Vintage Old Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter in YELLOW Homer Laughlin China $32.30 2h 52m
 VINTAGE ANTIQUE GOLD FIESTA TEA CUP  -FIESTAWARE - IRONSTONE           s VINTAGE ANTIQUE GOLD FIESTA TEA CUP -FIESTAWARE - IRONSTONE s $4.00 3h 15m
Fiestaware Rose Cream Soup Bowl Vintage Fiesta Handled Footed Bowl Fiestaware Rose Cream Soup Bowl Vintage Fiesta Handled Footed Bowl $58.00 3h 20m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Pottery Retired Apricot 2 Qt Disc Water Pitcher Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Pottery Retired Apricot 2 Qt Disc Water Pitcher $60.00 3h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin USA Old Ivory & Ivory Ball Shape Salt Pepper Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin USA Old Ivory & Ivory Ball Shape Salt Pepper $12.99 3h 22m
2 Vintage fiestaware 5 1/2 2 Vintage fiestaware 5 1/2" Fruit berry Cereal Bowl Fiesta Green Very nice RARE $25.00 3h 24m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Chop Plate Fiesta 13 inch Charger $30.00 3h 49m
Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin iconic retired Disc Pitcher pale Yellow 8 Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin iconic retired Disc Pitcher pale Yellow 8"x7"x4 0 $9.99 3h 50m
Lot of 6 Fiesta Ware Tea or Coffee Mugs ~ White Turquoise purple Lot of 6 Fiesta Ware Tea or Coffee Mugs ~ White Turquoise purple $7.99 3h 52m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA TURQUOISE (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221255 Homer Laughlin FIESTA TURQUOISE (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221255 $33.99 3h 57m
Vintage FIESTA Vintage FIESTA "Seamist Green" Disc Pitcher 67 oz. mint condition $38.00 4h
Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta Sugar & Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiesta Sugar & Creamer $50.00 4h 4m
VINTAGE FIESTA DEMITASSE COFFEE POT BASE IN IVORY( NO LID ) VINTAGE FIESTA DEMITASSE COFFEE POT BASE IN IVORY( NO LID ) $124.99 4h 4m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Handled Footed Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Rose Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta Handled Footed Bowl $55.00 4h 6m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue 6 Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue 6" Dessert Bowl 1930's-1950's Very Good $12.99 4h 6m
Antique Vintage Fiesta Ware TEA CUP and SAUCER Yellow set Antique Vintage Fiesta Ware TEA CUP and SAUCER Yellow set $9.99 4h 7m
FIESTA WARE JACK-O-LANTERN HALLOWEEN Tangerine Ring Handled Mug FIESTA WARE JACK-O-LANTERN HALLOWEEN Tangerine Ring Handled Mug $18.00 4h 14m
VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE NAPKIN RINGS - RETIRED ITEM & COLOR VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE NAPKIN RINGS - RETIRED ITEM & COLOR $9.99 4h 15m
3 Vintage Fiesta 6 3 Vintage Fiesta 6 " saucers/plate GREEN HLO FIESTAWARE GENUINE Fiesta h.l.o. 0 $5.00 4h 15m
  VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE CHINA YELLOW DISK JUICE PITCHER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE CHINA YELLOW DISK JUICE PITCHER $60.00 4h 19m
Vintage Yellow #6 Fiesta Nesting Bowl Vintage Yellow #6 Fiesta Nesting Bowl $65.00 4h 21m
VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2" NAPPY BOWL 1937 ORIGINAL GREEN EUC 0 $15.00 4h 28m
RARE Old Vintage Red FIESTA  9 1/2 RARE Old Vintage Red FIESTA 9 1/2" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE HLC 0 $3.00 4h 30m
Vintage Fiesta Red Bulb Candle Stick Holder Vintage Fiesta Red Bulb Candle Stick Holder 0 $45.00 4h 32m
Vintage Fiesta Red Orange Green and Purple Saucers Homer Laughlin Excellent! Vintage Fiesta Red Orange Green and Purple Saucers Homer Laughlin Excellent! 0 $0.99 4h 34m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Original Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Original Water Pitcher 0 $59.99 4h 35m

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