Here’s How Much Your Vintage Fiestaware Could Be Worth

published Sep 13, 2019
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Fiestaware, the multi-colored sturdy china, has been brightening up dining room tables for decades. Established plate, saucer, and cup manufacturer Homer Laughlin started producing the line back in 1936, updated designs in 1969, ceased production in 1973, and reintroduced a collection in 1986.

To say people are obsessed with it is quite the understatement, as it’s the most collected brand of china in the U.S. (Sorry Marie Kondo, there’s no question these plates bring so much joy.)

If you’re willing to part with some of your Fiestaware, an authentic, vintage Fiestaware piece may be worth some cash.  Individual plates aren’t too pricey, but serving dishes and especially rare colors (like Red and Medium Green) bring in the big bucks.

With Fiestaware, you can bring home the bacon and serve it too. See just how much the rarest vintage pieces get.

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22oz Utility Pitcher in Medium Green, $500

This large utility pitcher was still in very good condition with no chips or cracks after many years. It did have a pin size dimple in the glaze, but that didn’t deter the buyer from offering up a high price. Only a few of the Medium Green pitchers exist.

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Turquoise Fluted 12 in vase, $500

This vintage vase is in pristine condition and comes in a brilliant turquoise color from a devoted Fiestaware collector. The color turquoise was added in 1937. This specific art deco style was never reproduced in the post-1986 colors, so it’s guaranteed to be authentic.

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Covered Casserole dish with lid in medium green, $455

This Homer Laughlin, aka Fiestaware, casserole dish comes in the rare Medium Green hue. It only took nine bids to reach a high price of over $400. The base of the dish has the tell-tale mold marking, Fiesta made in U.S.A., and the green glaze is bright and clear even after many years.

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Harlequin Relish Tray multicolored, $400

This festive classic comes with five bright colors and five pieces that fit neatly together. The bottom has no markings, but that’s no problem, as markings varied over the years and the base of old dishes were totally glazed over.

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Sugar Bowl in cobalt blue, $383

After a whopping 50-bid bidding war, this squat but sweet piece went for almost $400. The sugar bowl is in excellent condition and comes in the cobalt blue shade, one of the original colors produced in the 1930s through 1940s.

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Poppy Dancing Lady Cookie Jar, $300

The classic Fiestaware dishes and bowls are already festive, but this cookie jar takes it to a whole other level. The pottery piece features a dancing lady in the Poppy color, a bright orange/coral. The dancing lady’s torso comes off as the lid, with space below for cookies or other goodies.