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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 Anchor Hocking Fire-King Milk Glass Paneled Grape & Leaf footed 10
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Milk Glass Paneled Grape & Leaf footed 10" Bowl
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Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Mug Cup Detroit Cub Scouts 1980
Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Mug Cup Detroit Cub Scouts 1980
$15.00
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VINTAGE FIRE KING OVENWARE 12
VINTAGE FIRE KING OVENWARE 12" X 9" MILK GLASS FLORAL DESIGN PLATTER
$7.99
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VTG 1958 PEANUTS Snoopy MUG ...on My French Toast! FIRE KING Milk Glass CUP
VTG 1958 PEANUTS Snoopy MUG ...on My French Toast! FIRE KING Milk Glass CUP
$14.75
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VINTAGE White Milk Glass Anchor Hocking FIRE KING Hard Boiled Deviled Egg Plate
VINTAGE White Milk Glass Anchor Hocking FIRE KING Hard Boiled Deviled Egg Plate
$5.99
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Vintage Jadeite FIRE KING Philbe Refrigerator Dish - Glass Covered Dish 1940's
Vintage Jadeite FIRE KING Philbe Refrigerator Dish - Glass Covered Dish 1940's
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Three Vintage Fire King Peach Luster D-Handled Coffee Cups
Three Vintage Fire King Peach Luster D-Handled Coffee Cups
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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2 VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS MUGS WITH VIOLET TRIM ~ FLOWERS ~ STACKABLE
2 VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS MUGS WITH VIOLET TRIM ~ FLOWERS ~ STACKABLE
$9.95
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Vintage MIlk Glass FIRE KING 8 Pc Snack Tray Set PRIMROSE Pink Flowers EXCELLENT
Vintage MIlk Glass FIRE KING 8 Pc Snack Tray Set PRIMROSE Pink Flowers EXCELLENT
$19.95
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4 Vintage Fire King Primrose Milk Glass Flowers Dinner Plates 9
4 Vintage Fire King Primrose Milk Glass Flowers Dinner Plates 9"
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Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Gay Fad Fruit Square Casserole Dish 8 1/2 in
Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Gay Fad Fruit Square Casserole Dish 8 1/2 in
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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Vintage FIRE-KING Casserole Baking Dish White Green Flower
Vintage FIRE-KING Casserole Baking Dish White Green Flower
$7.99
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2 Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Philbe Glass Covered Refrigerator Dish
2 Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Philbe Glass Covered Refrigerator Dish
$24.99
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Set of 2 vintage Fire King chili/soup bowls 5 inches.
Set of 2 vintage Fire King chili/soup bowls 5 inches.
$16.00
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8 Vintage Fire King/Anchor Hocking MICKEY MOUSE Mugs COMPLETE SET Milk Glass
8 Vintage Fire King/Anchor Hocking MICKEY MOUSE Mugs COMPLETE SET Milk Glass
$182.00
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Vtg FIRE-KING Milk Glass APPLE Range PEPPER Anchor Hocking Shaker Strawberry
Vtg FIRE-KING Milk Glass APPLE Range PEPPER Anchor Hocking Shaker Strawberry
$19.99
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6 Vintage variety  Milk Glass Fire king coffee Mug Cups Glasbake Lot
6 Vintage variety Milk Glass Fire king coffee Mug Cups Glasbake Lot
$8.00
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Vintage 40s FIRE KING Green Jadite Heavy Restaurant Ware C Handle Coffee Mug
Vintage 40s FIRE KING Green Jadite Heavy Restaurant Ware C Handle Coffee Mug
$33.00 (14 Bids)
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8 Vintage Fire king Anchor Hocking Coffe Mugs Advertising Milk glass
8 Vintage Fire king Anchor Hocking Coffe Mugs Advertising Milk glass
$24.95
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Ivory Glass Grease Jar w/Tulip on Lid Range Set
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Ivory Glass Grease Jar w/Tulip on Lid Range Set
$9.99
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4 vintage Fire-King GLAMALITE milk glass tumblers atomic glitter plastic coating
4 vintage Fire-King GLAMALITE milk glass tumblers atomic glitter plastic coating
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Vintage Fire King Primrose Milk Glass Flowers Loaf Pan & Sugar Bowl w/Lid
Vintage Fire King Primrose Milk Glass Flowers Loaf Pan & Sugar Bowl w/Lid
$7.00
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Vintage Fire King Glass Serving Platter Tree and Well  Rare pattern
Vintage Fire King Glass Serving Platter Tree and Well Rare pattern
$26.00
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Vintage Fire King tulip clear glass salt & pepper shakers
Vintage Fire King tulip clear glass salt & pepper shakers
$24.99
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Set 4 Vintage Fire King Philbe Sapphire Blue Ramekins Custard Cups Dessert Bowls
Set 4 Vintage Fire King Philbe Sapphire Blue Ramekins Custard Cups Dessert Bowls
$12.00
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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
$24.99
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FIRE KING COFFEE MUG CUP JADITE JADEITE GREEN D HANDLE VTG GLASS OVEN WARE #20
FIRE KING COFFEE MUG CUP JADITE JADEITE GREEN D HANDLE VTG GLASS OVEN WARE #20
$7.99
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4 Vintage Fire King Red Gingham Plaid Coffee Cup Mug Anchor Hocking Milk Glass
4 Vintage Fire King Red Gingham Plaid Coffee Cup Mug Anchor Hocking Milk Glass
$18.98
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Vintage~Fire King~Davy Crockett~Brown Print~Cereal~Bowl~Western~Milk~Glass~USA
Vintage~Fire King~Davy Crockett~Brown Print~Cereal~Bowl~Western~Milk~Glass~USA
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VINTAGE FIRE KING Davy Crockett Oven Ware Milk Glass Bowl~Brown Decals
VINTAGE FIRE KING Davy Crockett Oven Ware Milk Glass Bowl~Brown Decals
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