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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.

SET of 4 VTG FIESTA-WARE 10½” DINNER PLATES MULTICOLOR GLAZE WEB SURFACE SCRATCH SET of 4 VTG FIESTA-WARE 10½” DINNER PLATES MULTICOLOR GLAZE WEB SURFACE SCRATCH 0 $11.99 2h 17m
3 Fiesta Saucers 6 3 Fiesta Saucers 6" - Pink, Green, Blue 0 $11.99 2h 30m
 (2) Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Yellow Plates 9 1/2 (2) Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Yellow Plates 9 1/2" $14.99 3h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Yellow Glaze Saucer, Cup Plate, 6 1/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Genuine FIESTA Yellow Glaze Saucer, Cup Plate, 6 1/8" $7.00 3h 2m
Vintage fiesta Nappy Bowls - Original Yellow - Fair Condition Vintage fiesta Nappy Bowls - Original Yellow - Fair Condition 0 $20.00 4h 38m
Retired Color Rose Pink / Dusty Rose 8 Retired Color Rose Pink / Dusty Rose 8" Vintage Gravy / Sauce Boat from Fiesta $14.99 4h 48m
HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA IVORY CUP & SAUCER SET! HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE FIESTA IVORY CUP & SAUCER SET! $42.50 5h 3m
Genuine FIESTA WARE Turquoise Set Of 2 Cups & Saucers H.L.O. USA Blue 4 pieces Genuine FIESTA WARE Turquoise Set Of 2 Cups & Saucers H.L.O. USA Blue 4 pieces $11.99 5h 7m
Vintage GENUINE FIESTA FIESTAWARE Green Oval Platter - 12.5” Vintage GENUINE FIESTA FIESTAWARE Green Oval Platter - 12.5” $26.99 5h 18m
VINTAGE ORIGINAL GREEN  FIESTA DEMITASSE CUP- FIESTA WARE   VINTAGE ORIGINAL GREEN FIESTA DEMITASSE CUP- FIESTA WARE 0 $21.99 5h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Amberstone Brown Sugar Bowl without Lid & Creamer Nice Rare Vintage Fiesta Amberstone Brown Sugar Bowl without Lid & Creamer Nice Rare $39.99 6h 42m
Vintage Fiesta Amberstone Brown Creamer Nice Rare Vintage Fiesta Amberstone Brown Creamer Nice Rare $14.99 6h 43m
4 HLC Sheffield Amberstone 6.5 4 HLC Sheffield Amberstone 6.5" salad cake plates brown Fiesta HTF size $19.99 6h 44m
VINTAGE LIGHT BLUE FIESTA TEAPOT VINTAGE LIGHT BLUE FIESTA TEAPOT $60.00 6h 45m
Vintage Fiesta Salt Shaker Bulb ~ Amberstone Brown Casualstone Fiestaware 1970s Vintage Fiesta Salt Shaker Bulb ~ Amberstone Brown Casualstone Fiestaware 1970s $10.00 6h 46m
Genuine Fiesta Rare Medium Green & Yellow Bread Butter Plate Lot Of 2 Vintage Genuine Fiesta Rare Medium Green & Yellow Bread Butter Plate Lot Of 2 Vintage $11.00 7h 2m
Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse BREAD & BUTTER 6.25 Vintage Fiestaware Chartreuse BREAD & BUTTER 6.25" Plate Retired Fiesta 0 $7.99 7h 14m
Vintage Fiesta Ware - 2 Turquoise Mugs ~ Original Pair Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Ware - 2 Turquoise Mugs ~ Original Pair Fiestaware 0 $9.49 7h 21m
VINTAGE YELLOW  FIESTA  MEDIUM TEA  POT  AND LID -FIESTAWARE            rc27 VINTAGE YELLOW FIESTA MEDIUM TEA POT AND LID -FIESTAWARE rc27 $75.00 7h 22m
 6 Fiesta tom& jerry  multi colors mugs cups 6 Fiesta tom& jerry multi colors mugs cups $99.99 7h 35m
Fiesta Fiestaware Small Fruit Dessert Bowls Set of 3 Periwinkle Turquoise Rose Fiesta Fiestaware Small Fruit Dessert Bowls Set of 3 Periwinkle Turquoise Rose 0 $14.99 7h 42m
 Fiesta Ware Cups Dusty Rose Retired Homer Laughlin Set of 4 Vintage Fiesta Ware Cups Dusty Rose Retired Homer Laughlin Set of 4 Vintage $9.90 7h 57m
2 Vintage 6 1/4” Bread Plates Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Turquoise 2 Vintage 6 1/4” Bread Plates Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Turquoise $10.00 7h 59m
Vintage 6 1/4” Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Vintage 6 1/4” Bread Plate Homer Laughlin Co Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt $5.00 8h 5m
3 Vintage Fiesta Luncheon Plates Homer Laughlin 9.5” Blue Yellow Chartreuse Old 3 Vintage Fiesta Luncheon Plates Homer Laughlin 9.5” Blue Yellow Chartreuse Old $16.00 8h 7m
Mixed Lot Fiesta Ware Mixed Lot Fiesta Ware 0 $12.50 8h 46m
FOUR (4) Vintage FIESTA China - TURQUOISE DEMITASSE SAUCERS FOUR (4) Vintage FIESTA China - TURQUOISE DEMITASSE SAUCERS $27.95 8h 52m
FOUR (4) Vintage FIESTA China - YELLOW DEMITASSE SAUCERS FOUR (4) Vintage FIESTA China - YELLOW DEMITASSE SAUCERS $27.95 8h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Ivory Gravy Boat Fiesta Old Ivory Sauce Boat Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Ivory Gravy Boat Fiesta Old Ivory Sauce Boat 0 $10.00 8h 52m
Vintage Fiestaware 2 blue Compartment Plates Fiesta 10.5 Vintage Fiestaware 2 blue Compartment Plates Fiesta 10.5" Divided Grill $95.95 8h 52m
Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Creamer Fiesta Ring Handle Creamer Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Creamer Fiesta Ring Handle Creamer 0 $9.99 8h 57m
 GREEN  FIESTA TEA  POT WITH  LID GREEN FIESTA TEA POT WITH LID $40.00 9h 1m
5 piece Fiesta claret color, 4 place setting 5 piece Fiesta claret color, 4 place setting 0 $40.00 9h 14m
RARE Original Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 1950's  Rose Teapot RARE Original Vintage Fiestaware Fiesta 1950's Rose Teapot $20.00 9h 14m
Vintage 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Homer Laughlin Co. Fiestaware Fiesta Ivory Vintage 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Homer Laughlin Co. Fiestaware Fiesta Ivory $9.00 9h 22m
LOVELY VINTAGE FIESTA GOLDEN YELLOW FLAT COUPE SOUP BOWL LOVELY VINTAGE FIESTA GOLDEN YELLOW FLAT COUPE SOUP BOWL $6.49 9h 24m
2 Vintage HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Green & Orange Tom & Jerry Coffee Mugs 2 Vintage HLC Fiesta Fiestaware Green & Orange Tom & Jerry Coffee Mugs $29.95 9h 25m
TWO GENUINE VINTAGE FIESTA BY HOMER LAUGHLIN STRIPED COTTON DISH CLOTHS TWO GENUINE VINTAGE FIESTA BY HOMER LAUGHLIN STRIPED COTTON DISH CLOTHS 0 $8.95 9h 33m
FIESTA DEMITASSE CUP-Vintage FIESTA DEMITASSE CUP-Vintage $59.99 9h 36m
Vintage 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt Vintage 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Fiestaware Fiesta Cobalt $9.00 9h 37m
Original 1950s FIESTA Chartreuse Medium Tea Pot - Homer-Laughlin Pottery Original 1950s FIESTA Chartreuse Medium Tea Pot - Homer-Laughlin Pottery $275.00 9h 41m
VERY RARE Fiesta Cake Plate VERY RARE Fiesta Cake Plate 0 $295.00 9h 47m
Homer  Laughlin Fiesta Original Medium Green 8.5 Inch Rimmed Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiesta Original Medium Green 8.5 Inch Rimmed Soup Bowl $65.00 9h 48m
One 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Fiestaware Fiesta Plum One 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Fiestaware Fiesta Plum $27.00 9h 52m
Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink 13 1/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Rose Pink 13 1/4" Oval Platter - EUC! $19.99 9h 54m
Fiestaware, Napkin Dispenser, Fiesta, Persimmon orange, Excellent Fiestaware, Napkin Dispenser, Fiesta, Persimmon orange, Excellent $33.29 9h 55m
Fiestaware, 12 Fiestaware, 12" Chop Plate, Rnd Serving Platter, Fiesta, Lilac purple $76.49 9h 55m
Fiestaware, 12 Fiestaware, 12" Chop Plate, Round Serving Platter, Fiesta, Lilac purple $73.79 9h 55m
One 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Fiestaware Fiesta Heather Retired Color One 7 1/4” Salad Dessert Plate Fiestaware Fiesta Heather Retired Color $10.00 10h 5m
VTG FIESTA Ware Yellow BOWL 7.5 VTG FIESTA Ware Yellow BOWL 7.5" across old, worn, chipped $29.95 10h 17m
(2(  FIESTA WARE YELLOW 5 1/2 (2( FIESTA WARE YELLOW 5 1/2" Nappy Fruit Bowl 0 $11.99 10h 24m
Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 11 3/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 11 3/4" Round Platter - Chop Plate $21.99 10h 32m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE GOLD SOUP BOWL  8 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE GOLD SOUP BOWL 8 1/2", SALAD PLATE 7 1/4" 0 $11.99 10h 39m
Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 7 1/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 7 1/4" Plates - Set of 3 - EUC! $21.99 10h 39m
Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 6 1/8 Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 6 1/8" Plate - EUC! $7.99 10h 46m
Rare VINTAGE FIESTA  Hand Painted ASHTRAY - Floral Design on  Ivory Bone Color Rare VINTAGE FIESTA  Hand Painted ASHTRAY - Floral Design on Ivory Bone Color 0 $26.00 10h 49m
Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 10 1/2 Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 10 1/2" Dinner Plates - Set of 4 - EUC! $49.99 10h 57m
Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 10 1/2 Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 10 1/2" Dinner Plates - Set of 2 - EUC! $23.99 11h 5m
Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 5 7/8 Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 5 7/8" Saucers - Set of 2 - EUC! $9.99 11h 12m
Vintage Fiesta Ware single salt/pepper shaker--yellow Vintage Fiesta Ware single salt/pepper shaker--yellow $6.00 11h 12m
2 VINTAGE FIESTA FRUIT BOWLS 5+1/2 2 VINTAGE FIESTA FRUIT BOWLS 5+1/2" YELLOW GLAZE VERY GOOD CONDITION 0 $30.00 11h 14m
RARE VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW FRENCH 11 3/4 CASSEROLE PAN NO LID ONLY 4 YEARS PROMO RARE VINTAGE FIESTA YELLOW FRENCH 11 3/4 CASSEROLE PAN NO LID ONLY 4 YEARS PROMO $149.99 11h 20m
Vintage Fiesta Ware single salt/pepper shaker--ivory Vintage Fiesta Ware single salt/pepper shaker--ivory $6.50 11h 20m
Fiesta dinner plate 10.5 rose pink  by homer laughlin Fiestaware HLC USA Retired Fiesta dinner plate 10.5 rose pink by homer laughlin Fiestaware HLC USA Retired 0 $10.00 11h 24m
VINTAGE FIESTA / 9 1/2 VINTAGE FIESTA / 9 1/2" DINNER PLATE & 6 1/2" BREAD & BUTTER PLATE - LIGHT GREEN 0 $8.99 11h 24m
Homer Laughlin Antique Fiesta Nesting Bowls Mixing Bowls Set Of 6 Homer Laughlin Antique Fiesta Nesting Bowls Mixing Bowls Set Of 6 0 $399.00 11h 26m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow 2 Cups 2 Saucers 1 Bowl Look @ Photos Close Ship Free Vintage Fiesta Ware Yellow 2 Cups 2 Saucers 1 Bowl Look @ Photos Close Ship Free 0 $39.77 11h 29m
Vintage 1950 OLD ROSE FIESTA 6 Vintage 1950 OLD ROSE FIESTA 6" SAUCER PLATE CUP FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC  0 $6.00 11h 30m
Lot of 2 Vintage Rose Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin China - 6-1/8 Lot of 2 Vintage Rose Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin China - 6-1/8" BREAD PLATES $9.50 11h 38m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE YELLOW (1) SM. WATER PITCHER,, 2 (6 3/4 VINTAGE FIESTA WARE YELLOW (1) SM. WATER PITCHER,, 2 (6 3/4"), 1 (7 3/8") PLATES 1 $15.99 11h 40m
Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 5 7/8 Fiesta Fiestaware Pink 5 7/8" Saucers - Set of 3 - EUC! $14.99 11h 40m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE 8.5 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE TURQUOISE 8.5" NAPPY VEGETABLE SERVING BOWL $20.00 11h 44m
Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Original Water Pitcher Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Original Water Pitcher $65.00 11h 45m
Fiesta Fiestaware Mixed Lot Of Flatware Silverware Total Of 17 Pieces Fiesta Fiestaware Mixed Lot Of Flatware Silverware Total Of 17 Pieces $15.00 11h 48m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Turquoise Blue Mugs Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Turquoise Blue Mugs $20.00 11h 52m
Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Demitasse Stick Handle Cup and Saucer Vintage Fiesta Turquoise Demitasse Stick Handle Cup and Saucer $35.00 11h 54m
Vintage Fiesta cobalt blue footed cream soup bowl tab handles  Vintage Fiesta cobalt blue footed cream soup bowl tab handles  0 $20.00 11h 55m
Vintage Fiesta Light Green Demitasse Stick Handle Cup and Saucer Vintage Fiesta Light Green Demitasse Stick Handle Cup and Saucer $35.00 11h 58m
Vintage Fiestaware Gray Oval Platter Fiesta 1950s Serving Dish Vintage Fiestaware Gray Oval Platter Fiesta 1950s Serving Dish $50.00 11h 59m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Cup & Saucer - Vibrant Color! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Cup & Saucer - Vibrant Color! $12.99 11h 59m
Vintage Fiestaware Rose Oval Platter Fiesta 1950s Pink Serving Dish Vintage Fiestaware Rose Oval Platter Fiesta 1950s Pink Serving Dish $40.00 12h 2m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Rose (pink)  Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Retired Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Rose (pink) Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Retired $7.99 12h 10m
Vintage Light Green Fiesta Bread And Butter Plate. Lot Of 2 Vintage Light Green Fiesta Bread And Butter Plate. Lot Of 2 0 $4.00 12h 10m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Forest Green 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Small Bowl VINTAGE FIESTA WARE Forest Green 4 3/4 inch Fruit Bowl Fiesta Small Bowl 0 $15.00 12h 11m
Vintage Fiesta Green Salt Or Pepper Shaker Perfect Vintage Fiesta Green Salt Or Pepper Shaker Perfect 0 $13.00 12h 12m
Vintage Fiesta  Yellow Oval Serving Platter  9 x 7 Vintage Fiesta Yellow Oval Serving Platter 9 x 7 $15.95 12h 12m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin  Persimmon Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Retired Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Persimmon Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Retired $6.99 12h 13m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cinnabar Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Retired Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cinnabar Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Retired $7.99 12h 16m
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS GREEN FIESTAWARE Round Door Knob VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS GREEN FIESTAWARE Round Door Knob 0 $23.00 12h 19m
(7) VINTAGE AQUA FIESTA WARE PIECES (7) VINTAGE AQUA FIESTA WARE PIECES 0 $29.99 12h 21m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta  Turquoise  Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Turquoise Cup Tom & Jerry Mug $5.99 12h 22m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue 6 Inch Saucer Vintage Fiesta Ware Cobalt Blue 6 Inch Saucer $12.00 12h 29m
FIESTA Vintage Radioactive Red Salad Bowl  Very Early Piece FIESTA Vintage Radioactive Red Salad Bowl  Very Early Piece 0 $25.00 12h 30m
Fiesta Fiestaware Periwinkle? Blue Cup & Saucer - Set of 2 Fiesta Fiestaware Periwinkle? Blue Cup & Saucer - Set of 2 $16.99 12h 47m
Fiesta Fiestaware Periwinkle? Blue Cup & Saucer Fiesta Fiestaware Periwinkle? Blue Cup & Saucer $8.99 12h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter Cobalt Blue Vintage Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter Cobalt Blue $11.00 12h 56m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta  Tangerine  Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tangerine Cup Tom & Jerry Mug $5.99 13h 5m
Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone Dinnerplate Set of 4 plates 10.25 Fiesta Sheffield Amberstone Dinnerplate Set of 4 plates 10.25" Brown w Black $7.99 13h 6m
Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta  Scarlet Red Cup Tom & Jerry Mug Fiesta Ware Homer Laughlin Fiesta Scarlet Red Cup Tom & Jerry Mug $5.99 13h 7m
Fiesta Ware - Oval Service Platter - Rose/Coral - Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware - Oval Service Platter - Rose/Coral - Homer Laughlin $38.00 13h 9m

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