I still have a long, long way to go. The Birth of Fiestaware Towards the end of 1934 Homer Laughlin was ready to begin production of a solid color dinnerware line. The passion for the vintage colors was reignited, and the line's new colors, including periwinkle, cinnabar and sunflower, created a stir amid a new generation of collectors. By April the glazes under consideration were: yellow, bright red, lava red, turquoise, buff, white, green, blue, ochre and rose ebony. This includes, for example, the bud vase, candlestick holders and disc pitchers. In 1998, Homer Laughlin added a small raised H to the undersides of all Fiesta made from the original molds.
Though originally offered in just five colors - red, ivory, cobalt, blue, yellow, and green - the number and variety of hues blossomed to include turquoise, rose, gray, forest green, chartreuse, and medium green - one of the most popular and valuable. While it's not a pricing page, has excellent information about establishing values for your items. The author has made efforts to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate on the date of its first posting. As an advanced collector, I believe the prices tend towar d the high range as they do with most price guides and I take those with a grain of salt. I have fiesta ware from a time earlier than the 1950's. If you are interested in selling rare or valuable items, you may be able to obtain a suggested sales price from auction houses. Camera Prices has hundreds of antique, vintage, and classic cameras in its database.
The author reserves all rights to this publication. Note that their Buyer's Price Guide is available only with a paid membership, along with some other areas of the website. The passion for the vintage colors was reignited, and the line's new colors, including periwinkle, cinnabar and sunflower, created a stir amid a new generation of collectors. They are the official experts - not us! Lady Head Vase Pricing Help If you collect , then is helpful. Radios are organized by name, and the webmaster says that these prices are based on his knowledge and opinion, but it's a good place to start your search.
There is also a chat board where you can ask questions and discuss your items with other collectors. But by spending some time online, you can take advantage of the free collecting guides and respected retailers to help you identify and value your antiques and collectibles. Check their to find the most recent lists for musician-related collectibles. The book is full of photographs that help identify the pieces, but it does a poor job of representing the true colors of Fiesta. There are many factors in the value of an item including condition of the market, where it is being sold, the condition of the item, and its demand vs availability.
Look for these backstamps The first place to look in order to verify whether an item is genuine is to flip it over and look on the underside. Take a look at this logo, it's an ink printed logo and the letters are all capitals. Teddy Bear Values Named after President Teddy Roosevelt, the teddy bear is still a favorite among children and Some of the most valuable bears were manufactured by Steiff, and you can find values for their bears and other stuffed toys at. I have enjoyed all the information. Anonymous I have collected and sold vintage Fiesta for about 20 years. When the Fiesta line was reintroduced in 1986, after a hiatus from 1937 to 1985, collecting interest surged again. Current Fiesta has a hard, uppercase, printed F.
I am located in Dallas at the City View Antique Mall. It is simple to begin that lead leaching when heat is applied, be it in the form of hot food, hot water from washing, or heating in the microwave. In fact, one source alone does not give a true value. These items were added in August, 1936. The original colors are more valuable than newer ones, and among these original colors, medium green is the most rare and expensive.
By late October the final decisions were made and the glazes chosen were, yellow, red more orange than red , blue referred to by collectors as cobalt , green called light green today and old ivory chosen to be a neutral. The F in Fiestaware has changed considerably since the 1930s. One new color is introduced in March every year. Post-1986 Fiesta has a distinctive loop in the F. Check out the patterns, then link to past sales at other auction sites. Some very sweet pieces and several rare that have been safeguarded in my family for years. I have a mystery piece of Fiesta that I need some help with.
Check around the net for further information. If you pick up an current ivory piece of the backstamp. If you have a specific piece that you're looking to find some pricing information on, you can check with other websites that provide realized sales listings or professional appraisals. Harlequin and Riviera were related wares. It is very user-friendly with categories and an alphabetical list of makers. I know this is not very helpful. It was purchased at an estate auction that featured a large amount of Fiestaware about a year ago.