You could be sitting on thousands of dollars if you have these old-school dishes stowed away in your kitchen cabinets. Fiestaware is a dish style that was popular in the 4os and 50s. The individual plates and bowls can be bought or sold for roughly $40-50 each but a cake plate can go for up to $1600.
How can I tell if my Fiestaware is real?
Stare carefully at the F in the Fiesta stamp. If the F is lowercase and connected to all the other letters in the word, the piece is most likely vintage. If there is a loop in the F, it most likely was made after 1986. If the F is uppercase and angular, its a piece of current Fiestaware.
How do I know if my Fiestaware is radioactive?
The only sure way to know if your Fiesta dinnerware is radioactive is to test it with a Geiger counter. Assuming you dont have a Geiger counter, you can tell which Fiestaware is radioactive based on the year it was made. Fiestaware made between 1936 and 1972 may be radioactive.
Is vintage Fiestaware radioactive?
Intact dishes do emit radiation, but arent harmful. However, the risk of exposure increases if the pottery is chipped or cracked. Radioactive Fiesta Ware is highly collectible. Fiesta Ware made today is not radioactive.
Is Fiestaware made in China?
HLCs products have always been made in America. “The clay along the river was ideal for china.” During its heyday, East Liverpool made 50% of Americas ceramics. In 1879, Homer Laughlin bought out his brother Shakespeare, and the company became Homer Laughlin.
Is Fiestaware still made in the USA?
Fiesta Tableware Company has proudly manufactured Fiesta® Dinnerware in Newell, WV, USA since 1936. True to our roots, Fiesta still utilizes manufacturing and hand crafted processes established from its introduction, yielding unique one of a kind characteristics.