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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.

3 Vintage Fire King Oven Ware Jadite Jadeite Swirl Green Nesting Mixing Bowls
3 Vintage Fire King Oven Ware Jadite Jadeite Swirl Green Nesting Mixing Bowls
$49.50
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VTG 1958 Anchor Hocking Fire King Snoopy Allergic to Morning White Glass Mug
VTG 1958 Anchor Hocking Fire King Snoopy Allergic to Morning White Glass Mug
$12.99
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LOT OF 2 VINTAGE FIRE KING WARE WHITE MILK GLASS
LOT OF 2 VINTAGE FIRE KING WARE WHITE MILK GLASS "D" HANDLE COFFE CUP MUGS
$5.00
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VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS GAY FAD SQUARE CASSEROLE DISH #452
VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS GAY FAD SQUARE CASSEROLE DISH #452
$6.49
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VTG Fire King Milk Glass Old Cafe Candy Dish Round Jewelry w/ Lid
VTG Fire King Milk Glass Old Cafe Candy Dish Round Jewelry w/ Lid
$7.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Fire King D Handle White Milk Glass Coffee Cups Set Of 11
Vintage Fire King D Handle White Milk Glass Coffee Cups Set Of 11
$18.00
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Grease Bowl With Lid Apples & Cherries
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Grease Bowl With Lid Apples & Cherries
$29.99
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(3) Vintage FIRE KING 472 Sm Individual Casseroles Bowls Lids Vegetable Harvest
(3) Vintage FIRE KING 472 Sm Individual Casseroles Bowls Lids Vegetable Harvest
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1960's Vintage
1960's Vintage "BATMAN" ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE-KING "D" HANDLE GLASS MUG - MINT
$20.00
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4 1950's Vtg Fire King Patio Pleasure Mugs Milk Glass White 5
4 1950's Vtg Fire King Patio Pleasure Mugs Milk Glass White 5" Tall
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Vintage Fire-King USA Glass Oven Ware Green Tulip Sealtest Cottage Cheese Bowl
Vintage Fire-King USA Glass Oven Ware Green Tulip Sealtest Cottage Cheese Bowl
$24.99
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Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Divided Relish Dish In Original Box
Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Divided Relish Dish In Original Box
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* VINTAGE LOT OF 8 FIRE KING MILK GLASS COFFEE MUGS / CUPS *
* VINTAGE LOT OF 8 FIRE KING MILK GLASS COFFEE MUGS / CUPS *
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Vintage SET of 8 Fire King Glamalite Sparkle Glitter Mugs Anchor Hocking Glass
Vintage SET of 8 Fire King Glamalite Sparkle Glitter Mugs Anchor Hocking Glass
$175.00
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Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass White 10 Inch Pie Plate 462
Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass White 10 Inch Pie Plate 462
$9.99
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Vintage Fire-King Oven Ware White Milk Glass Hobnob Vase/Planter - Made in USA
Vintage Fire-King Oven Ware White Milk Glass Hobnob Vase/Planter - Made in USA
$3.50
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Vintage FIRE KING Glass McDonald's ~GOOD MORNING~ Coffee Cup Mugs Set of 6 MINT!
Vintage FIRE KING Glass McDonald's ~GOOD MORNING~ Coffee Cup Mugs Set of 6 MINT!
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Cup Mug Venture Bowling Lanes Anchor Hocking Retro
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Cup Mug Venture Bowling Lanes Anchor Hocking Retro
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Vintage JADEITE Fire King GREASE JAR Metal Tulip Lid Jadite Green Glass EUC
Vintage JADEITE Fire King GREASE JAR Metal Tulip Lid Jadite Green Glass EUC
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Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Glass Juice Tumblers Set of 5 Red Foxy Flowers
Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Glass Juice Tumblers Set of 5 Red Foxy Flowers
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VINTAGE - FIRE KING - JADITE GREEN GLASS SAUCER
VINTAGE - FIRE KING - JADITE GREEN GLASS SAUCER
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 Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Dessert Plates - Pink Flower Design - Lot of 4
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Dessert Plates - Pink Flower Design - Lot of 4
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Vintage Fire King Blue Heaven Glass Bowl
Vintage Fire King Blue Heaven Glass Bowl
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3 Vintage Fire King Azurite Blue Cups Mug
3 Vintage Fire King Azurite Blue Cups Mug
$16.24 (7 Bids)
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SET OF 2 JADEITE FIRE KING VINTAGE D-HANDLED RESTAURANT WARE GLASS COFFEE MUGS
SET OF 2 JADEITE FIRE KING VINTAGE D-HANDLED RESTAURANT WARE GLASS COFFEE MUGS
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* VINTAGE LOT OF 2 FIRE KING MILK GLASS BOWLS 5
* VINTAGE LOT OF 2 FIRE KING MILK GLASS BOWLS 5" & 6" *
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Vintage SET of 8 Fire King Glamalite Sparkle Glitter Mugs Anchor Hocking Glass
Vintage SET of 8 Fire King Glamalite Sparkle Glitter Mugs Anchor Hocking Glass
$186.99
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5 AMAZING Vintage Fire King/AH SNOOPY POLITICAL Presidential Cups Glasses
5 AMAZING Vintage Fire King/AH SNOOPY POLITICAL Presidential Cups Glasses
$60.00
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Vintage Fire King Red Dots 1 Qt Mixing Bowl
Vintage Fire King Red Dots 1 Qt Mixing Bowl
$20.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Fire King Red Dots 3 Qt Mixing Bowl
Vintage Fire King Red Dots 3 Qt Mixing Bowl
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