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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.

FIESTA RED* 8 FIESTA RED* 8" ROUND LID* FOR PROMOTIONAL CASSEROLE* Recessed Knob* $38.25 47m
Fiesta Covered Butter Dish USA Marigold Yellow Pottery 2 Piece Fiestaware EUC Fiesta Covered Butter Dish USA Marigold Yellow Pottery 2 Piece Fiestaware EUC $23.96 1h
1950's CHARTREUSE FIESTA SAUCE / GRAVY  BOAT  -FIESTAWARE   - V22 1950's CHARTREUSE FIESTA SAUCE / GRAVY BOAT -FIESTAWARE - V22 $37.50 1h 49m
Lot of 7 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta -  All Different Colors. Salsa fruit bowl Lot of 7 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta - All Different Colors. Salsa fruit bowl $75.99 1h 53m
Vintage Fiesta Original Cobalt Large Tea Pot NO LID Beautiful Condition Vintage Fiesta Original Cobalt Large Tea Pot NO LID Beautiful Condition $25.00 2h 38m
Pink Fiesta Ware China  Demitasse / Child's Tea Pot w/ Lid & Three Handled Cups Pink Fiesta Ware China Demitasse / Child's Tea Pot w/ Lid & Three Handled Cups 0 $57.02 3h 5m
~VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE 12 ~VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE 12" CHOP PLATE FIESTA 1950'S COLOR HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA ~~~ $89.00 3h 28m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink 13 1/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink 13 1/4" Oval Platter EUC 0 $15.00 4h 2m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE FIESTA 8-TURQUOISE SERVING BOWL VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE FIESTA 8-TURQUOISE SERVING BOWL $12.00 4h 16m
Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2" Yellow Soup Bowl Excellent Condition $23.95 4h 20m
Fiesta Yellow Chop Plate Serving Platters Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Set of 2 Fiesta Yellow Chop Plate Serving Platters Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Set of 2 $55.96 4h 57m
3 Vintage Fiesta 6 3 Vintage Fiesta 6 " saucers/plate GREEN HLO FIESTAWARE GENUINE Fiesta h.l.o. 0 $5.00 4h 58m
Fiesta Yellow Rimmed Soup Salad Bowls Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Set of 2 Fiesta Yellow Rimmed Soup Salad Bowls Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Set of 2 $35.96 5h 6m
VINTAGE GREEN  FIESTA 6 PIECE  PLACE SETTING-FIESTAWARE     -V22 VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA 6 PIECE PLACE SETTING-FIESTAWARE -V22 $45.00 5h 6m
Fiesta Ware Vintage 5 Mixed Saucer and Bread and Butter Plates Fiesta Ware Vintage 5 Mixed Saucer and Bread and Butter Plates $32.36 5h 10m
Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2" Green Soup Bowl Excellent Condition $23.95 5h 11m
Fiesta Old Ivory Cream 12 Fiesta Old Ivory Cream 12" Chop Plate Serving Plate Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $31.96 5h 16m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Creamer 221176 Homer Laughlin FIESTA ROSE (OLDER) Creamer 221176 $23.99 5h 19m
Fiesta Light Green 12 Fiesta Light Green 12" Chop Plate Serving Plate Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $31.96 5h 20m
Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2" Blue Soup Bowl Excellent Condition $23.95 5h 35m
VINTAGE 1989 FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN TURQUOISE TOM & JERRY CERAMIC MUGS 4PC VINTAGE 1989 FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN TURQUOISE TOM & JERRY CERAMIC MUGS 4PC $148.00 5h 35m
Fiesta Cobalt Blue 11 Fiesta Cobalt Blue 11" Large Salad Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $47.96 5h 44m
Fiesta Turquoise 14 Fiesta Turquoise 14" Chop Plate Serving Plate Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $47.96 5h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Ware, 2 Yellow Mugs Vintage Fiesta Ware, 2 Yellow Mugs 0 $9.99 5h 56m
FIESTA ware USA Small YELLOW Coffee Pot - No Lid - Nice Condition - 1986 - 2001 FIESTA ware USA Small YELLOW Coffee Pot - No Lid - Nice Condition - 1986 - 2001 $39.00 5h 59m
LOT VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE LARGE BOWLS GREEN IVORY BLUE - NEAR MINT! LOT VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE LARGE BOWLS GREEN IVORY BLUE - NEAR MINT! $75.00 6h 6m
VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA 5 1/2" NAPPY BOWL MEDIUM GREEN JOHN DEERE GREEN FRUIT CEREAL #dy7 $65.00 6h 11m
VTG Fiesta Green SAUCER~6 1/4 Inch Diameter~NEAR MINT VTG Fiesta Green SAUCER~6 1/4 Inch Diameter~NEAR MINT $12.90 6h 16m
Vintage 1955 Fiesta Yellow Good Luck Calendar Plate with Gold Trim Vintage 1955 Fiesta Yellow Good Luck Calendar Plate with Gold Trim $24.99 6h 17m
10 PIECE LOT CUPS SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE  MINT CONDITION!! 10 PIECE LOT CUPS SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE MINT CONDITION!! $95.00 6h 18m
VTG Fiesta Deep Blue SAUCER~6 1/4 VTG Fiesta Deep Blue SAUCER~6 1/4" Diameter~NEAR MINT $12.90 6h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Original Ivory 2 Pint Jug 1930s Rare stoped in 1956 chip rim Vintage Fiesta Original Ivory 2 Pint Jug 1930s Rare stoped in 1956 chip rim $26.00 6h 22m
8 PIECE LOT CUPS SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE  MINT CONDITION!! 8 PIECE LOT CUPS SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE MINT CONDITION!! $75.00 6h 23m
VTG Fiesta Turquoise SAUCER~6 1/4” Diameter~NEAR MINT VTG Fiesta Turquoise SAUCER~6 1/4” Diameter~NEAR MINT $12.90 6h 25m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BREAD & BUTTER PLATES X 5 EXCELLENT VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA BREAD & BUTTER PLATES X 5 EXCELLENT $13.99 6h 30m
VTG Fiesta Cream SAUCER~6 1/4 VTG Fiesta Cream SAUCER~6 1/4" Diameter~NEAR MINT $12.90 6h 31m
5 PIECE LOT 5-1/2 5 PIECE LOT 5-1/2" BOWLS VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE MINT CONDITION!! $95.00 6h 32m
Fiesta, Vintage, Utility Tray, Creamer Sugar Base, Fiestaware, Yellow Fiesta, Vintage, Utility Tray, Creamer Sugar Base, Fiestaware, Yellow $25.19 6h 45m
5 PIECE LOT 8-1/2 5 PIECE LOT 8-1/2" SOUP CEREAL BOWLS VINTAGE FIESTA FIESTAWARE MINT CONDITION!! $115.00 6h 48m
Fiestaware Blue Large Serving Bowl Fiesta 8.5 Fiestaware Blue Large Serving Bowl Fiesta 8.5" Retired NEW $14.99 6h 54m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA TURQUOISE (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221255 Homer Laughlin FIESTA TURQUOISE (OLDER) Dinner Plate 221255 $33.99 7h 18m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Large Disc Water Pitcher Fiesta 1950s Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Large Disc Water Pitcher Fiesta 1950s Pitcher $35.00 7h 21m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Medium Green Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Fiesta Medium Green Gravy Boat $92.00 7h 39m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Medium Green Gravy Boat FLAW Homer Laughlin Fiesta Medium Green Gravy Boat FLAW $48.00 7h 39m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red / Orange Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Fiesta Red / Orange Gravy Boat $44.00 7h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Red Promotional Casserole LID ONLY Vintage Fiesta Red Promotional Casserole LID ONLY $8.00 7h 46m
14 Piece Vintage Mixed Fiesta Ware Dishes Cups Plates Saucers Side Plates VGUC 14 Piece Vintage Mixed Fiesta Ware Dishes Cups Plates Saucers Side Plates VGUC $19.99 7h 47m
2 Genuine Vintage Fiesta Soup Salad 8-1/2” Bowls 1950’s 2 Genuine Vintage Fiesta Soup Salad 8-1/2” Bowls 1950’s $18.00 7h 47m
Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Fiestaware, Green~ Chip on rim and bottom Fiesta Vintage 8 1/2 inch Nappy Bowl, Fiestaware, Green~ Chip on rim and bottom $4.00 7h 52m
Rose Fiesta Casserole Dish with Handles 1950s Rose Fiesta Casserole Dish with Handles 1950s $79.00 7h 53m
Fiesta Vintage Original Turquoise Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA Fiesta Vintage Original Turquoise Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin China USA $8.00 7h 57m
vintage Fiestaware fiesta plate set blue dessert salad teacup tea dark cobolt vintage Fiestaware fiesta plate set blue dessert salad teacup tea dark cobolt $15.75 7h 57m
1950's CHARTREUSE FIESTA SAUCE / GRAVY  BOAT  FIESTAWARE  Homer Laughlin 1950's CHARTREUSE FIESTA SAUCE / GRAVY BOAT FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin $32.99 8h
vintage Fiestaware fiesta plate set yellow dessert salad teacup tea ivory vintage Fiestaware fiesta plate set yellow dessert salad teacup tea ivory $15.75 8h
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Saucer Fiesta Original Yellow Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Saucer Fiesta Original Yellow $5.00 8h 2m
Retired Fiesta Homer Laughlin 11 3/4 Retired Fiesta Homer Laughlin 11 3/4" Chop Plate - Round Platter Rose Pink 0 $14.99 8h 2m
Vintage Original Homer Laughlin China FIESTA Oval Platter Original Green Art Dec Vintage Original Homer Laughlin China FIESTA Oval Platter Original Green Art Dec $18.99 8h 3m
vintage Fiestaware fiesta plate set green blue cobalt dessert salad teacup tea vintage Fiestaware fiesta plate set green blue cobalt dessert salad teacup tea $19.75 8h 3m
(1) Fiesta Homer Laughlin Taster's Choice coffee cup with saucer. ONE EACH. (1) Fiesta Homer Laughlin Taster's Choice coffee cup with saucer. ONE EACH. $7.00 8h 11m
Vintge Fiesta Green Sauce/Gravey Boat Vintge Fiesta Green Sauce/Gravey Boat $24.00 8h 16m
Fiesta Gravy Boat Sea Mist Green Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Fiesta Gravy Boat Sea Mist Green Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $32.00 8h 19m
Vintage Fiesta Replacement Large Tea Pot Lid Radioactive RED LID ONLY Hard to Fi Vintage Fiesta Replacement Large Tea Pot Lid Radioactive RED LID ONLY Hard to Fi $50.00 8h 23m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Taster's Choice coffee cup with saucer. Fiesta Homer Laughlin Taster's Choice coffee cup with saucer. $10.00 8h 23m
Vintge Fiesta Turquoise Sauce/Gravey Boat Vintge Fiesta Turquoise Sauce/Gravey Boat $24.00 8h 30m
Fiestaware Fiesta Pale Yellow Gravy Boat 8 Fiestaware Fiesta Pale Yellow Gravy Boat 8" Homer Laughlin Vintage Original $32.99 8h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Old Fiesta Ware 8 1/2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Old Fiesta Ware 8 1/2" Diameter Turquoise Bowl VGC $14.99 8h 41m
VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 13 VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW 13" CHOP PLATE OR TORTE! $40.95 8h 44m
 Vintage Fiestaware Gray Dessert Bowls Fiesta 1950s Grey Berry Bowls Vintage Fiestaware Gray Dessert Bowls Fiesta 1950s Grey Berry Bowls 0 $20.00 8h 52m
VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE 3-1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA ROSE 3-1/2" TALL JUICE TUMBLER! $72.50 8h 57m
VINTAGE 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 8 OUNCE TUMBLER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC CO. FIESTAWARE VINTAGE 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 8 OUNCE TUMBLER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC CO. FIESTAWARE $16.02 9h 2m
Homer Laughlin China Vintage Green Fiesta 9.5 Homer Laughlin China Vintage Green Fiesta 9.5" Luncheon Plate $5.00 9h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin China Co. U.S.A. AAAB Fiesta Light Yellow 12 Vintage Homer Laughlin China Co. U.S.A. AAAB Fiesta Light Yellow 12" Cake Plate $15.99 9h 3m
VINTAGE FIESTA GRAY 4-3/4 VINTAGE FIESTA GRAY 4-3/4" NAPPY or FRUIT BOWL! $45.00 9h 5m
Fiesta Ironstone/Plate/Saucers Fiesta Ironstone/Plate/Saucers $5.00 9h 8m
OLD Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 8 OUNCE OZ TUMBLER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE OLD Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 8 OUNCE OZ TUMBLER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE $16.03 9h 10m
3 Vintage Fiesta Ware Saucers 3 Vintage Fiesta Ware Saucers $25.00 9h 13m
OLD Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 8 OUNCE OZ TUMBLER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE OLD Vtg 1936 OLD YELLOW FIESTA 8 OUNCE OZ TUMBLER HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC FIESTAWARE $15.98 9h 18m
Vtg Fiesta Large Footed Salad Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze Fiestaware Yellow Vtg Fiesta Large Footed Salad Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze Fiestaware Yellow $249.99 9h 30m
OLD Vtg 1950 OLD ROSE FIESTA 4 3/4 OLD Vtg 1950 OLD ROSE FIESTA 4 3/4" FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC CO. $11.04 9h 31m
Original Fiesta 6 Original Fiesta 6" White Saucer Replacement $3.99 9h 37m
Vintage  Fiesta Yellow 2-Pint Jug Pitcher Vintage Fiesta Yellow 2-Pint Jug Pitcher $10.00 9h 47m
Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ivory 9.5 Inch Lunch Luncheon Plate Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ivory 9.5 Inch Lunch Luncheon Plate $4.99 10h 11m
Fiesta Ware Fiesta Ware $45.00 10h 15m
3 GREEN Unused FIESTA Demitasse STICK HANDLED CUPS & SAUCERS New Old Stock Mint 3 GREEN Unused FIESTA Demitasse STICK HANDLED CUPS & SAUCERS New Old Stock Mint $29.99 10h 26m
5 GREEN Unused FIESTA DEMITASSE SAUCERS  New Old Stock Mint Condition 5 GREEN Unused FIESTA DEMITASSE SAUCERS New Old Stock Mint Condition $19.99 10h 28m
Vintage Fiesta Small Disk Pitcher Yellow Vintage Fiesta Small Disk Pitcher Yellow $10.00 10h 33m
Vintage Fiesta Red Orange Coffee Cup O Ring Footed Vintage Fiesta Red Orange Coffee Cup O Ring Footed $24.95 10h 35m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yell Relish Tray Insert (As Found) Vintage Fiesta Ware Yell Relish Tray Insert (As Found) $7.00 10h 37m
VINTAGE FIESTA 4 pc cream & sugar set VINTAGE FIESTA 4 pc cream & sugar set $149.99 10h 53m
Fiestaware Fiesta 7 Inch Snack Luncheon Cake Bread Dessert Salad Plate TURQUOISE Fiestaware Fiesta 7 Inch Snack Luncheon Cake Bread Dessert Salad Plate TURQUOISE $19.99 10h 53m
VIntage Fiesta  Chartreuse Ash Tray VIntage Fiesta Chartreuse Ash Tray 1 $75.00 10h 55m
VIntage Fiesta Turquoise Ash Tray As Is VIntage Fiesta Turquoise Ash Tray As Is 2 $10.49 11h 3m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Cereal Bowl Set Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Yellow Cereal Bowl Set $16.00 11h 19m
2 Periwinkle Fiesta Mugs ~ EUC 2 Periwinkle Fiesta Mugs ~ EUC 0 $11.99 11h 20m
ONE Yellow Fiesta Mug ~ EUC ~ Light Yellow ONE Yellow Fiesta Mug ~ EUC ~ Light Yellow 0 $7.99 11h 23m
2 Turquoise Fiesta Mugs ~ EUC 2 Turquoise Fiesta Mugs ~ EUC 0 $14.99 11h 25m
Near Mint Original 1950s Fiesta Deep Plate Medium Green Soup Bowl Near Mint Original 1950s Fiesta Deep Plate Medium Green Soup Bowl $48.00 11h 32m
Yellow Fiesta Round Pitcher HL USA Yellow Fiesta Round Pitcher HL USA 0 $11.95 11h 34m
Vintage Fiesta Rose Colored Tea Cup Vintage Fiesta Rose Colored Tea Cup $7.99 11h 35m
Great lot of (7) - FIESTA WARE - FIESTAWARE  8 Great lot of (7) - FIESTA WARE - FIESTAWARE 8" Round Vegetable BOWLS $169.95 11h 44m

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