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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.

Vtg Fire King Milk Glass Mug – Green Harlequin Diamond D Handle
Vtg Fire King Milk Glass Mug – Green Harlequin Diamond D Handle
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Vintage Art Deco Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Grease Jar Canister
Vintage Art Deco Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Grease Jar Canister
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Vintage Fire King Anchor White Milk Glass/Clear Top Butter Dish
Vintage Fire King Anchor White Milk Glass/Clear Top Butter Dish
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Vtg Fire King Milk Glass Mug – Red Harlequin Diamond D Handle
Vtg Fire King Milk Glass Mug – Red Harlequin Diamond D Handle
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Vintage Fire King #460 Glass Pie Kitchen Plate Baking Dish 9
Vintage Fire King #460 Glass Pie Kitchen Plate Baking Dish 9" Inch
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS FIRE KING JADEITE NEST OF 4 SWIRL MIXING BOWLS
ANTIQUE VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS FIRE KING JADEITE NEST OF 4 SWIRL MIXING BOWLS
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Set of 2 Vintage FIRE KING White Milk Glass Swirl Nesting Stacking Mixing Bowls.
Set of 2 Vintage FIRE KING White Milk Glass Swirl Nesting Stacking Mixing Bowls.
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS FIRE KING JADEITE NEST OF 5 SWIRL MIXING BOWLS
ANTIQUE VINTAGE DEPRESSION GLASS FIRE KING JADEITE NEST OF 5 SWIRL MIXING BOWLS
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Vtg  Fire King ~ 1 1/2 Quart Orange (Sunburst) Glass Baking Dish casserole 437
Vtg Fire King ~ 1 1/2 Quart Orange (Sunburst) Glass Baking Dish casserole 437
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Vintage Fire King Oven Ware White Milk Glass Beehive Soup Bowl with Handle
Vintage Fire King Oven Ware White Milk Glass Beehive Soup Bowl with Handle
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Vintage Fire King Turquoise 8 Piece Place Setting
Vintage Fire King Turquoise 8 Piece Place Setting
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Swirl Milk Glass cup and saucer
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Swirl Milk Glass cup and saucer
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4 Vintage Fire King Jadite Restaurant Ware Dinner Plates
4 Vintage Fire King Jadite Restaurant Ware Dinner Plates
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Vintage Fire King Vitrock Salt & Pepper Shakers Retro Milk Glass Flowers
Vintage Fire King Vitrock Salt & Pepper Shakers Retro Milk Glass Flowers
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 Vintage Fire King Red Polka Dot Grease Jar With Lid Nice
Vintage Fire King Red Polka Dot Grease Jar With Lid Nice
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Vintage 8.5" Round Milk Glass LID ONLY Fire King Casserole Lid Replacement
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Vintage IVORY Fire King Grease Jar Replacement Lid 5/8
Vintage IVORY Fire King Grease Jar Replacement Lid 5/8" LID ONLY
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Vtg 2 Cup Fire King & 1 Cup Pyrex Clear Glass Measuring Pitcher - Not Perfect
Vtg 2 Cup Fire King & 1 Cup Pyrex Clear Glass Measuring Pitcher - Not Perfect
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Vintage Fire King White Hobnail Milk Glass Scalloped Baker Bowl Planter Dish
Vintage Fire King White Hobnail Milk Glass Scalloped Baker Bowl Planter Dish
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Sapphire Blue Measuring Cup
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Sapphire Blue Measuring Cup
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Vintage Fire-King Sapphire Blue 8.5
Vintage Fire-King Sapphire Blue 8.5" Glass Pie Plate Dish
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Vintage Fire King Oven Ware Milk Glass Hobnail Zipper Planter Vase Pot Bowl
Vintage Fire King Oven Ware Milk Glass Hobnail Zipper Planter Vase Pot Bowl
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Vintage White Hobnail Milk Glass Vase Planter Bowl 4 1/2
Vintage White Hobnail Milk Glass Vase Planter Bowl 4 1/2" Tall by FIRE KING USA
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2 Vtg Anchor Hocking McDonald's coffee cups mugs Fire King Milk Glass Sunshine
2 Vtg Anchor Hocking McDonald's coffee cups mugs Fire King Milk Glass Sunshine
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 Vintage Fire King Jadeite/Jadite CREAM &  Cov. SUGAR, Jane Rae Pattern
Vintage Fire King Jadeite/Jadite CREAM & Cov. SUGAR, Jane Rae Pattern
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Vintage Pie Server Maple Finish Fire King Glass Pie Dish Stainless Spatula NOS
Vintage Pie Server Maple Finish Fire King Glass Pie Dish Stainless Spatula NOS
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Set of 3 Vintage Fire King Tulip Mixing Bowls
Set of 3 Vintage Fire King Tulip Mixing Bowls
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Vintage Fire-King Ivory Glass Grease Jar Ribbed Tulip Tin Lid EXCELLENT
Vintage Fire-King Ivory Glass Grease Jar Ribbed Tulip Tin Lid EXCELLENT
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Vintage Hobnail White Vase Planters Milk Glass -   FIRE KING
Vintage Hobnail White Vase Planters Milk Glass - FIRE KING
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Vintage 4 Fire King Jadeite D Handle Coffee Mugs Jadite Green Glass Cups
Vintage 4 Fire King Jadeite D Handle Coffee Mugs Jadite Green Glass Cups
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