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Vintage Fire-King Glassware

Very Collectible Vintage Fire King

When it comes to collectible glassware, Fire-King by Anchor Hocking is as popular as it comes. There was a lot of it made between the 1940s and 1970s.

Jadeite green bowl vintage Fire-KingThis is not the only Anchor Hocking product line, nor were the 70s the end of the company’s products. But there is a lot to tempt new collectors, and keep experienced ones on the hunt. It helps that a lot of the pieces are marked.

Fire-King pieces were designed for a variety of uses, including in the oven. The piece types range from dinnerware to kitchen ware. Just about any piece you can think of -- meant for kitchen use and made of glass – was made for this product line.

Nothing says “retro” like Jadeite green mugs, dinnerware and bakeware, Philbe pattern pie dishes, casseroles and loaf dishes in Sapphire blue or Lustre pieces like batter bowls and French casseroles with their warm, iridescent gold finish.

There are a lot of other piece types and patterns, too. Some collectors focus on just one of these colors, or on piece types like advertising mugs, salt and pepper shakers, mixing bowls or ball jugs. If you’re decorating a vintage style kitchen, or dressing up your special diFire-King pie dish Sapphire blue vintage Anchor Hockingsplay corner, Fire-King may just fit your personal style.

Blue Heaven, Bubble, Sandwich, Early American Prescut, Wexford, Primrose and Candleglow are some of the other popular patterns.

Collections can also revolve around colors, such as the greens (Jade-ite, or Forest Green), Royal Ruby red or Sapphire blue.

When you’re adding to your collection, be sure to look carefully at condition. I presume all glass has a chip or crack until I examine it and prove otherwise. And then there’s “dishwasher haze,” a dull finish caused by harsh washing. These pieces are okay to use, but won’t be worth much as collectibles.Fire King Lustre mug vintage Anchor Hocking

One of the best books for devoted glass lovers is Anchor Hocking's Fire-King & More, now in its 4th edition, by Cathy and Gene Florence. It covers Fire-King and other glassware by Anchor Hocking.

I like to use my collections and I go easy on my pieces. If you do, too, please note that the Fire-King glass is ovenware, but other Anchor Hocking wares may not be, unless specifically marked. Don’t use any piece in the oven unless it’s marked as such.

In any case, if you like glass, you can easily find something to love among the Anchor Hocking wares. This charming glass is enjoyable to collect, display and use.

Vtg Snoopy Skateboard Peanuts Gang Coffee Mug Cup Charlie Brown Sidewalk Surfing
Vtg Snoopy Skateboard Peanuts Gang Coffee Mug Cup Charlie Brown Sidewalk Surfing
$10.01 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Ribbed Creamer
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Ribbed Creamer
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6 Vintage Hazel Atlas Pink D handle Mugs matches Pyrex Gooseberry
6 Vintage Hazel Atlas Pink D handle Mugs matches Pyrex Gooseberry
$31.00 (3 Bids)
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2 Vintage Early 1970s Fire King Mugs Milk White D-Handle
2 Vintage Early 1970s Fire King Mugs Milk White D-Handle
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SET OF 3 VINTAGE FIRE-KING MOONGLOW IRIDESCENT OPALESCENT COFFEE MUG CUPS
SET OF 3 VINTAGE FIRE-KING MOONGLOW IRIDESCENT OPALESCENT COFFEE MUG CUPS
$10.00
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Vintage Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Anchor Hocking Mug Milk Glass Pepsi
Vintage Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Anchor Hocking Mug Milk Glass Pepsi
$4.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage FIRE KING Chanticleer Rooster 2 Quart #448 Casserole Baking Pan/Dish
Vintage FIRE KING Chanticleer Rooster 2 Quart #448 Casserole Baking Pan/Dish
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VINTAGE FIRE-KING JADEITE 8 CHILI CEREAL BOWLS- JADITE
VINTAGE FIRE-KING JADEITE 8 CHILI CEREAL BOWLS- JADITE
$130.00
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2 Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Forest Green Cups
2 Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Forest Green Cups
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Vintage Fire King Slash Proof Apple and Cherries 9 1/2 inch Bowl.
Vintage Fire King Slash Proof Apple and Cherries 9 1/2 inch Bowl.
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Vintage Fire King Slash Proof Apple and Cherries 6 1/2 inch Bowl.
Vintage Fire King Slash Proof Apple and Cherries 6 1/2 inch Bowl.
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware 9 Inch Plate        B
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware 9 Inch Plate B
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Vintage Fire King D Handle Coffee Mug Set of 3 Anchor Hocking Pink
Vintage Fire King D Handle Coffee Mug Set of 3 Anchor Hocking Pink
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Vintage 1980's Huckleberry Pie Strawberry Shortcake Anchor Hocking Fire King Mug
Vintage 1980's Huckleberry Pie Strawberry Shortcake Anchor Hocking Fire King Mug
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 VINTAGE HOCKING,FIRE KING,DECO RANGE SET,SHAKERS,VITROCK,RED FLOWER POTS,GREAT
VINTAGE HOCKING,FIRE KING,DECO RANGE SET,SHAKERS,VITROCK,RED FLOWER POTS,GREAT
$18.15 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Green Jadite Fireking Ball Pitcher Scratched
Vintage Green Jadite Fireking Ball Pitcher Scratched
$99.99
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2 VINTAGE FIRE KING COFFEE MUGS CUPS STACKABLE ORANGE  LOT
2 VINTAGE FIRE KING COFFEE MUGS CUPS STACKABLE ORANGE LOT
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VINTAGE LOT 8 JADEITE SALAD BREAD DESSERT PLATES 1 Square Plate
VINTAGE LOT 8 JADEITE SALAD BREAD DESSERT PLATES 1 Square Plate
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VTG FIRE KING GAY FAD 2 QUART CASSEROLE - NMC
VTG FIRE KING GAY FAD 2 QUART CASSEROLE - NMC
$5.50
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6 Anchor Hocking Fire-King Avocado Green/Black Cereal/Berry Bowls Vintage 70s
6 Anchor Hocking Fire-King Avocado Green/Black Cereal/Berry Bowls Vintage 70s
$10.00
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Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Mug Lot Of 10
Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Mug Lot Of 10
$26.80
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Vintage FIRE KING Nesting Mixing Bowls Set of 3
Vintage FIRE KING Nesting Mixing Bowls Set of 3
$30.00
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Vintage !940's Ivory Fire King Casserole w/Lid / EXCELLENT CONDITION
Vintage !940's Ivory Fire King Casserole w/Lid / EXCELLENT CONDITION
$15.00
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3 Vintage Fire-King D Handle Flat Bottom Mugs Fire King 2 Ivory 1 White
3 Vintage Fire-King D Handle Flat Bottom Mugs Fire King 2 Ivory 1 White
$9.98 (1 Bid)
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Vintage  Fire King Blue Delphite Cup Mug D Handle
Vintage Fire King Blue Delphite Cup Mug D Handle
$18.99
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Vintage Blue Fire King Cup / Mug
Vintage Blue Fire King Cup / Mug
$19.49 (9 Bids)
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE RESTAURANT WARE DINNER PLATES SET OF FOUR 1940's THICK
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE RESTAURANT WARE DINNER PLATES SET OF FOUR 1940's THICK
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King mugs, 6 total assorted, white, orange, wildgame
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King mugs, 6 total assorted, white, orange, wildgame
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TWO Vintage Fire King Camelot Thumbprint Mugs Red and Blue VGC L@@K!
TWO Vintage Fire King Camelot Thumbprint Mugs Red and Blue VGC L@@K!
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6 Vintage Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware Salad or Pie Plates Never Used
6 Vintage Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware Salad or Pie Plates Never Used
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