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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.

VINTAGE FIRE1942-1945  IVORY TULIPS GREASE JAR LID MINT!
VINTAGE FIRE1942-1945 IVORY TULIPS GREASE JAR LID MINT!
$42.50
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4 Vintage FIRE KING Heavy White Restaurant Ware W294 Fruit Bowls HTF UNUSED
4 Vintage FIRE KING Heavy White Restaurant Ware W294 Fruit Bowls HTF UNUSED
$69.00
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 VINTAGE FIRE KING Anchor Hocking TEXAS STATE COFFEE MUG
VINTAGE FIRE KING Anchor Hocking TEXAS STATE COFFEE MUG
$5.59
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE QUART BATTER BOWL/PANCAKE/CAKE WITH POURING LIP-EUC
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE QUART BATTER BOWL/PANCAKE/CAKE WITH POURING LIP-EUC
$20.00 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE FIRE-KING RED POLKA DOT MIXING BOWL
VINTAGE FIRE-KING RED POLKA DOT MIXING BOWL
$28.00
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Vintage Fire King Ivory Batter Mixing Bowl  / Spout & Handle
Vintage Fire King Ivory Batter Mixing Bowl / Spout & Handle
$12.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE FIRE KING KITCHEN AIDS RARE RED PATTERN  7
VINTAGE FIRE KING KITCHEN AIDS RARE RED PATTERN 7" MIXING BOWL--NEW--CASE FRESH
$25.00
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Vintage Achor Hocking Fire King 1-1/2 QT Baking Dish, Spring Meadow. A+ Shape
Vintage Achor Hocking Fire King 1-1/2 QT Baking Dish, Spring Meadow. A+ Shape
$4.50
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Vintage Grease Jar Flower Pot Plant Anchor Hocking Fire King
Vintage Grease Jar Flower Pot Plant Anchor Hocking Fire King
$24.99
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5-VINTAGE MILK WHITE OVEN PROOF FIRE KING CHILI, CEREAL, SOUP BOWL MADE IN USA
5-VINTAGE MILK WHITE OVEN PROOF FIRE KING CHILI, CEREAL, SOUP BOWL MADE IN USA
$14.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE OLD FIRE KING PINK  DOGWOOD COVERED REFRIDGERATOR JAR OR OVEN WARE RETRO
VINTAGE OLD FIRE KING PINK DOGWOOD COVERED REFRIDGERATOR JAR OR OVEN WARE RETRO
$6.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Peach Lustre
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Peach Lustre "Laurel Leaf" Dishes (30 pc)
$65.00
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE RIBBED JANE RAY BERRY/FRUIT BOWL
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE RIBBED JANE RAY BERRY/FRUIT BOWL
$1.99
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Vintage Fire King
Vintage Fire King "good Morning" Mcdonald's Coffee Mugs From The 70's
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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Very Nice Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King 1 Quart Casserole Dish Blue Flowers
Very Nice Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King 1 Quart Casserole Dish Blue Flowers
$6.99
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Vintage Pink To White Standard Fire King D Handle Mug Milk Glass Coffee cup
Vintage Pink To White Standard Fire King D Handle Mug Milk Glass Coffee cup
$6.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage FIRE KING TURQUOISE BLUE SNACK SET with BOX 8 Piece Hostess Delight
Vintage FIRE KING TURQUOISE BLUE SNACK SET with BOX 8 Piece Hostess Delight
$40.00
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Vintage Fire-King Jadite Restaurant Ware Heavy Duty Dinner Plates 9
Vintage Fire-King Jadite Restaurant Ware Heavy Duty Dinner Plates 9"
$27.89
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Oven Ware Bowls Restaurant Made in USA Set of two 6 x 2
Vintage Fire King Jadite Oven Ware Bowls Restaurant Made in USA Set of two 6 x 2
$15.00
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Vintage 1958 Snoopy Milk Glass Mug I Think I'm  Allergic to Morning Fire King
Vintage 1958 Snoopy Milk Glass Mug I Think I'm Allergic to Morning Fire King
$16.99
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING "PHILBE" REFRIGERATOR DISH WITH LID
$14.95
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Vintage Timberjack Fire King Advertising Mug Duluth, Minn.
Vintage Timberjack Fire King Advertising Mug Duluth, Minn.
$51.00 (16 Bids)
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Vintage Fire-King Coffee Mug Cup Blue Mid-century Modern 1960's Coke soda style
Vintage Fire-King Coffee Mug Cup Blue Mid-century Modern 1960's Coke soda style
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE BALL PITCHER
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE BALL PITCHER
$200.00
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fairfield Ruby Nappy Handled Scalloped  Royal Ruby #1200
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fairfield Ruby Nappy Handled Scalloped Royal Ruby #1200
$16.50
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Vintage Anchor Hocking PLACESETTERS COLLECTION Gold Serving Bowl
Vintage Anchor Hocking PLACESETTERS COLLECTION Gold Serving Bowl
$9.99
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4 Vintage Anchor Hocking PLACESETTERS COLLECTION Gold Dessert Bowls
4 Vintage Anchor Hocking PLACESETTERS COLLECTION Gold Dessert Bowls
$9.99
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1950's Vintage Fire King SUNRISE SWIRL Milk Glass 16pc 4-Place Setting Dish Set
1950's Vintage Fire King SUNRISE SWIRL Milk Glass 16pc 4-Place Setting Dish Set
$150.00
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SET of 3 SUPERB VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING TULIP MIXING NESTING BOWLS
SET of 3 SUPERB VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING TULIP MIXING NESTING BOWLS
$56.55 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King ~ Summerfield ~ 2 Qt Baking Casserole Dish
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King ~ Summerfield ~ 2 Qt Baking Casserole Dish
$6.99
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