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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 Blue Sapphire Philbe Blue Meat Loaf Bread Pan
Vintage Fire King Glass Blue Sapphire Philbe Blue Meat Loaf Bread Pan
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King 4 cup measuring mixing batter bowl clear glass
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King 4 cup measuring mixing batter bowl clear glass
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VINTAGE FIRE KING
VINTAGE FIRE KING "JANE RAY"- 4 PIECE DINNER SET-ALL EXC-JADEITE GLASS-MARKED-NR
$19.95 (1 Bid)
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FIRE KING :: Vintage 1951-1960 JADEITE HANDLED 7 1/2
FIRE KING :: Vintage 1951-1960 JADEITE HANDLED 7 1/2" Glass BATTER BOWL - NR!
$24.99
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Vintage Fire King Coffee Cups, Milk glass, Oven ware (10)
Vintage Fire King Coffee Cups, Milk glass, Oven ware (10)
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VINTAGE. FIRE KING CLEAR GLASS 8
VINTAGE. FIRE KING CLEAR GLASS 8" PIE PLATE BAKING DISH
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 VINTAGE FIRE KING JADE-ITE JADITE ART DECO DESIGN FLOWER VASE or DRINKING GLASS
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADE-ITE JADITE ART DECO DESIGN FLOWER VASE or DRINKING GLASS
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Vintage Fire King Oven Ware Rose Design Milk Glass Cup Saucer Kitchen VGC
Vintage Fire King Oven Ware Rose Design Milk Glass Cup Saucer Kitchen VGC
$4.99
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6 Vintage FIRE KING Berwick Boopie BUBBLE CHAMPAGNE, Sherbet Glasses, UNUSED!
6 Vintage FIRE KING Berwick Boopie BUBBLE CHAMPAGNE, Sherbet Glasses, UNUSED!
$20.00
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Vintage  Fire-King
Vintage Fire-King "Philbe" Sapphire Blue Glass / Clear Baking Loaf Bread Pans
$4.99
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Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass COFFEE CUP / MUG
Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass COFFEE CUP / MUG
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Coffee Mug
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Coffee Mug
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Vintage Fire King Swirl Milk Glass Stacking Bowls Set of 4 Plus Lid  Made in USA
Vintage Fire King Swirl Milk Glass Stacking Bowls Set of 4 Plus Lid Made in USA
$29.99
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Bowl
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Bowl
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Fire King Stainless Copper Bottom Glass Percolator Top  Coffee Pot
Vintage Fire King Stainless Copper Bottom Glass Percolator Top Coffee Pot
$13.99
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Vintage Fire King Clear glass Cruet with red dots
Vintage Fire King Clear glass Cruet with red dots
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Vintage Fire-King Clear Glass Pie Plate Embossed Philbe Pattern collectable
Vintage Fire-King Clear Glass Pie Plate Embossed Philbe Pattern collectable
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Vintage Mom & Dad Mugs Anchor Hocking Fire King USA Cup Milk Glass Glasbake
Vintage Mom & Dad Mugs Anchor Hocking Fire King USA Cup Milk Glass Glasbake
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VTG ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING MILK GLASS REFRIGERATOR DISH 8.5
VTG ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING MILK GLASS REFRIGERATOR DISH 8.5" X 4.5"
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Vintage Fire King USA Blue Glass Cream Pitcher-Used-Very Good Condition
Vintage Fire King USA Blue Glass Cream Pitcher-Used-Very Good Condition
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Fire King 8
Fire King 8" Glass Square Baking Dish with Original Label Vintage
$9.99
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Vintage-  FIRE KING Milk Glass 4 1/8
Vintage- FIRE KING Milk Glass 4 1/8" Square REFRIGERATOR DISH & LID
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VINTAGE FIRE KING RUBY RED GLASS ASHTRAY (4.5
VINTAGE FIRE KING RUBY RED GLASS ASHTRAY (4.5" square)
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Fire King Jadite Green 7
Fire King Jadite Green 7"Mixing Nesting Serving Glass Oven Ware Bowl Vtg MCM
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1 Vintage Fire King Delphite Blue Milk Glass Mixing Nesting Bowl 7 5/8ths
1 Vintage Fire King Delphite Blue Milk Glass Mixing Nesting Bowl 7 5/8ths
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Vintage Fire King Saphire Blue Glass Measuring Cup
Vintage Fire King Saphire Blue Glass Measuring Cup
$9.00
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Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass Batter Mixing Bowl
Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass Batter Mixing Bowl
$9.99
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Vintage Fire King Oven Glass Ivory 8
Vintage Fire King Oven Glass Ivory 8" Casserole Dish w/ Lid
$21.24
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Vintage White Milk Glass Fire King Mugs D Handle Anchor Hocking set of 3
Vintage White Milk Glass Fire King Mugs D Handle Anchor Hocking set of 3
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Vintage Fire King Exxon Tiger Milk Glass Coffee Mug Anchor Hocking
Vintage Fire King Exxon Tiger Milk Glass Coffee Mug Anchor Hocking
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