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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.

2 Vintage Fire King Tony Tiger  Coffee Mugs Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Cups MINT
2 Vintage Fire King Tony Tiger Coffee Mugs Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Cups MINT
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Vintage Fire King Glass Kitchen Red Polka Dot Large 9 1/2
Vintage Fire King Glass Kitchen Red Polka Dot Large 9 1/2" Mixing Bowl
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VINTAGE SET OF 2 ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE-KING BROWN GLASS COFFEE CUPS OR MUGS
VINTAGE SET OF 2 ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE-KING BROWN GLASS COFFEE CUPS OR MUGS
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Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass Mug  Arkansas
Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass Mug Arkansas
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7 Fabulous Vintage Fire King Glamalite Glasses Rubber Coated Glitter Rainbow NWT
7 Fabulous Vintage Fire King Glamalite Glasses Rubber Coated Glitter Rainbow NWT
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Two Vintage Fire King Fleurette 9
Two Vintage Fire King Fleurette 9" Dinner Plates
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Swirl Cups & Saucers 8 pieces white milk glass
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Swirl Cups & Saucers 8 pieces white milk glass
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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 Anchor Hocking Fire-King Casserole Milk Glass Wheat Pattern Pyrex Lid
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Casserole Milk Glass Wheat Pattern Pyrex Lid
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Vintage Fire King Glass Loaf Pan Model 441
Vintage Fire King Glass Loaf Pan Model 441
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3 VINTAGE Anchor Hocking FIRE-KING White Milk Glass COFFEE MUGS Cups~D Handle
3 VINTAGE Anchor Hocking FIRE-KING White Milk Glass COFFEE MUGS Cups~D Handle
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Vintage Fire King #467 1.5 Quart Aqua Daisy Floral Oval Casserole Milk Glass
Vintage Fire King #467 1.5 Quart Aqua Daisy Floral Oval Casserole Milk Glass
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Vintage 8" Round Fire King Milk Glass Primrose Flower Cake Pan Casserole Dish
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LOT of 3 Retro Kitchen Glass Fire King Anchor Hocking Measuring 1 Cups vintage
LOT of 3 Retro Kitchen Glass Fire King Anchor Hocking Measuring 1 Cups vintage
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Vintage Green Milk Glass Jadeite Deco Vase Fire King
Vintage Green Milk Glass Jadeite Deco Vase Fire King
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Ware Milk Glass Planter
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Ware Milk Glass Planter
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Fire King Orange Yellow Candy Corn Cereal Bowl Dessert Dish Vintage Milk Glass
Fire King Orange Yellow Candy Corn Cereal Bowl Dessert Dish Vintage Milk Glass
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 Vintage Fire- King sapphire blue philbe roaster / casserole
Vintage Fire- King sapphire blue philbe roaster / casserole
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2-Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Kimberly Green Diamond Cereal Bowls
2-Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Kimberly Green Diamond Cereal Bowls
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Meadow Green 1-1/2 QT Casserole Baking Dish #432
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Meadow Green 1-1/2 QT Casserole Baking Dish #432
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Vintage FIRE-KING Johnny Hart BC COMICS Dinosaur White Milk Glass Cereal Bowls 5
Vintage FIRE-KING Johnny Hart BC COMICS Dinosaur White Milk Glass Cereal Bowls 5
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Vintage Fire King McDonalds Coffee Mug
Vintage Fire King McDonalds Coffee Mug
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VINTAGE FIRE KING ~ OVEN GLASS ~ PIE PLATE ~ BLUE PHILBE ~ 9
VINTAGE FIRE KING ~ OVEN GLASS ~ PIE PLATE ~ BLUE PHILBE ~ 9" ~ ORIGINAL STICKER
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4 VTG Fire King White Swirl Bowls Tab Handle Individual Baker Dish Glass Bowl
4 VTG Fire King White Swirl Bowls Tab Handle Individual Baker Dish Glass Bowl
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VINTAGE. FIRE KING CLEAR GLASS 9
VINTAGE. FIRE KING CLEAR GLASS 9" PIE PLATE BAKING DISH # 460
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5 Vintage FIRE KING Brown Milk Glass Bowls
5 Vintage FIRE KING Brown Milk Glass Bowls
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Vintage FIRE KING TULIP Mixing Bowl-8 1/2
Vintage FIRE KING TULIP Mixing Bowl-8 1/2"- Milk Glass-Nesting-Flowers-Kitchen
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7 Vintage Fire King Peach Luster Glass  6 Ounce Custard Cups Bowls # 424
7 Vintage Fire King Peach Luster Glass 6 Ounce Custard Cups Bowls # 424
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VINTAGE FIRE KING TRIVET HOT PLATE for casserole, pie CLEAR GLASS 2 TAB HANDLES
VINTAGE FIRE KING TRIVET HOT PLATE for casserole, pie CLEAR GLASS 2 TAB HANDLES
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Vintage Fire King Peach Pink Glass Box with Embossed White Rose Lid
Vintage Fire King Peach Pink Glass Box with Embossed White Rose Lid
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