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I love dishes, and I continue to haunt thrift stores, estate sales, and other places where vintage china, dinnerware and glassware are to be found.

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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 (Jadeite, 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 FIRE KING Glass SEALTEST Cottage Cheese Footed Bowl TURQUOISE TULIPS
Vintage FIRE KING Glass SEALTEST Cottage Cheese Footed Bowl TURQUOISE TULIPS
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VINTAGE FIRE KING HAND PAINTED MILK GLASS BAKING DISH - C. 1950
VINTAGE FIRE KING HAND PAINTED MILK GLASS BAKING DISH - C. 1950
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Vintage ANCHOR HOCKING Ziggy Cream cup Mug FIRE KING White Milk Glass
Vintage ANCHOR HOCKING Ziggy Cream cup Mug FIRE KING White Milk Glass
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Vintage FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING  Advertising Cups LOT Mugs White Milk Glass
Vintage FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING Advertising Cups LOT Mugs White Milk Glass
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'Good Morning' McDonalds Fire-King mint vintage glass mug
'Good Morning' McDonalds Fire-King mint vintage glass mug
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2 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Northwestern Bank Milk Glass Coffee Mugs Cups
2 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Northwestern Bank Milk Glass Coffee Mugs Cups
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2 VTG Fire King Ware Jadeite Green Milk Glass Cereal/Soup 5
2 VTG Fire King Ware Jadeite Green Milk Glass Cereal/Soup 5" Bowls 1951-1960
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4 Vintage Anchor Hocking FIRE KING  5
4 Vintage Anchor Hocking FIRE KING 5" Ivory Oven Glass Chili Cereal Bowls
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Set of 3 Vintage FIRE KING Glass JADITE Shell SWIRL Berry Fruit Bowls JADEITE
Set of 3 Vintage FIRE KING Glass JADITE Shell SWIRL Berry Fruit Bowls JADEITE
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2 Fire King Vintage Jadeite Demitasse Cup and Saucer sets-1 saucer is milk-glass
2 Fire King Vintage Jadeite Demitasse Cup and Saucer sets-1 saucer is milk-glass
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Target Bullseye Clear Glass Ball Pitcher
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Target Bullseye Clear Glass Ball Pitcher
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(4) Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Coffee Mugs With D Ring Handle
(4) Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Coffee Mugs With D Ring Handle
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3 Vintage Fire King Fruit Milk Glass Handled Bakeware Bowls
3 Vintage Fire King Fruit Milk Glass Handled Bakeware Bowls
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VTG Set of 4 Nesting FIRE KING Bowls White Milk Glass w/RED DOTS Oven Ware
VTG Set of 4 Nesting FIRE KING Bowls White Milk Glass w/RED DOTS Oven Ware
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Vintage Philbe Sapphire Blue Fire King Glass D Handle Mug Cup
Vintage Philbe Sapphire Blue Fire King Glass D Handle Mug Cup
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VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS FIRE KING PHILBE LIKE DESIGN DINNER PLATE
VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS FIRE KING PHILBE LIKE DESIGN DINNER PLATE
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VTG ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING WHITE MILK GLASS 1qt COVERED CASSAROLE #1436
VTG ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING WHITE MILK GLASS 1qt COVERED CASSAROLE #1436
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5 Fire King Shell/Swirl Vintage Jadeite pieces
5 Fire King Shell/Swirl Vintage Jadeite pieces
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Vtg Fire King Glass Peach Luster Bread Loaf Baking Cooking Kitchen Pans #409 1QT
Vtg Fire King Glass Peach Luster Bread Loaf Baking Cooking Kitchen Pans #409 1QT
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Kitchen Glass 2 Cup Measuring Cup Pitcher
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Kitchen Glass 2 Cup Measuring Cup Pitcher
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Vintage Fire King Monday's Child White Milk Glass Bowl *EC*
Vintage Fire King Monday's Child White Milk Glass Bowl *EC*
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Vintage FIRE KING Philbe Sapphire Blue Depression Glass Loaf Pan
Vintage FIRE KING Philbe Sapphire Blue Depression Glass Loaf Pan
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Vintage Fire King Philbe Jadeite Glass Loaf Pan Fridge Dish Lid Only AS IS
Vintage Fire King Philbe Jadeite Glass Loaf Pan Fridge Dish Lid Only AS IS
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EIGHT VINTAGE FIRE KING HAND PAINTED MILK GLASS CUSTARD CUPS - C. 1950
EIGHT VINTAGE FIRE KING HAND PAINTED MILK GLASS CUSTARD CUPS - C. 1950
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4 Vintage  Anchor Hocking Fire King white milk glass soup/chili bowls w/handles
4 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King white milk glass soup/chili bowls w/handles
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Vintage Fire king Anchor Hocking Measuring Cup  2 cup Glass
Vintage Fire king Anchor Hocking Measuring Cup 2 cup Glass
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Vintage Anchor Hocking FIRE KING Mcdonald's Good Morning Mugs 5 Milk Glass Cups
Vintage Anchor Hocking FIRE KING Mcdonald's Good Morning Mugs 5 Milk Glass Cups
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Vintage Fire-King Mixing Batter Bowl w/Handle & Spout White Milk Glass
Vintage Fire-King Mixing Batter Bowl w/Handle & Spout White Milk Glass
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2 NICE VINTAGE BLUE DELPHITE  FIRE KING CUP MUG GOOD CONDITION
2 NICE VINTAGE BLUE DELPHITE FIRE KING CUP MUG GOOD CONDITION
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Vintage Lot Of 6 Fire King Glass Stacking Coffee Cup Mug
Vintage Lot Of 6 Fire King Glass Stacking Coffee Cup Mug
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