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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. Lot of 31 Mixed PYREX, FIRE KING,FEDERAL, ANCHOR, McK, Mugs Milk Glass
VTG. Lot of 31 Mixed PYREX, FIRE KING,FEDERAL, ANCHOR, McK, Mugs Milk Glass
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIREKING FIRE KING KIMBERLY BLUE GLASS MUG WOW !!!!
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIREKING FIRE KING KIMBERLY BLUE GLASS MUG WOW !!!!
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VINTAGE FIRE KING WHITE MILK GLASS BATTER BOWL VERY GOOD CONDITION
VINTAGE FIRE KING WHITE MILK GLASS BATTER BOWL VERY GOOD CONDITION
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2 FIre King Jadite ALICE Dinner Plates 9 1/8
2 FIre King Jadite ALICE Dinner Plates 9 1/8" Glass Vintage Green
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Vintage Fire King Sealtest Cottage Cheese Tulip Bowl PURPLE Milk Glass
Vintage Fire King Sealtest Cottage Cheese Tulip Bowl PURPLE Milk Glass
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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 Clear Glass Etched Bowl
Vintage Fire King Clear Glass Etched Bowl
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Loaf Pan - Dish Candle Glow
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Loaf Pan - Dish Candle Glow
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Vintage Fire King Glass Casserole Trivet Stand
Vintage Fire King Glass Casserole Trivet Stand
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Vintage Anchor Hockibg Fire King Soup Chilli Viels w/ Handles White Milk Glass
Vintage Anchor Hockibg Fire King Soup Chilli Viels w/ Handles White Milk Glass
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8 Vtg MCM Milk Glass Cereal Soup Bowls Fire King Hazel Atlas Termocrisa EUC
8 Vtg MCM Milk Glass Cereal Soup Bowls Fire King Hazel Atlas Termocrisa EUC
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Vintage Fire-King Cake Pan Round Baking Dish Off-White 8-1/4
Vintage Fire-King Cake Pan Round Baking Dish Off-White 8-1/4" Oven Glass
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Vintage Anchor Hocking/Fire King Alpine Swiss Chalet Glass Mixing Bowl
Vintage Anchor Hocking/Fire King Alpine Swiss Chalet Glass Mixing Bowl
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(2) Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking BLACK DOT Frosted Tumblers Glasses
(2) Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking BLACK DOT Frosted Tumblers Glasses
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Grape Pattern 8 1/2
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Grape Pattern 8 1/2" Biscuit Jar
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE GLASS PITCHER
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE GLASS PITCHER
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Vintage Fire King D Handle White Milk Glass Mug
Vintage Fire King D Handle White Milk Glass Mug
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Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King Oven Ware Pressed Milk Glass Battern Bowl Pitcher
Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King Oven Ware Pressed Milk Glass Battern Bowl Pitcher
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2 Vintage Fire King Ware White Milk Glass Swirl Pattern Nesting Mixing Bowls Lot
2 Vintage Fire King Ware White Milk Glass Swirl Pattern Nesting Mixing Bowls Lot
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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 FIRE KING CLEAR GLASS ONE CUP MEASURING CUP
VINTAGE FIRE KING CLEAR GLASS ONE CUP MEASURING CUP
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING, FIRE KING COCA COLA MILK GLASS MUG CUP, UNUSED CONDITION
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING, FIRE KING COCA COLA MILK GLASS MUG CUP, UNUSED CONDITION
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Vintage 2 Quart Clear Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Casserole Dish With Lid
Vintage 2 Quart Clear Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Casserole Dish With Lid
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VINTAGE Depression PHILBE SAPPHIRE BLUE FIRE KING 9
VINTAGE Depression PHILBE SAPPHIRE BLUE FIRE KING 9" GLASS PIE PLATE
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Fire-King Fleurette Oval Platter Ovenware Milk Glass Pink Flowers Vintage USA
Fire-King Fleurette Oval Platter Ovenware Milk Glass Pink Flowers Vintage USA
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Vintage Mid Century Zodiac Horoscope Taurus Fire King Mug Milk Glass Black/Gold
Vintage Mid Century Zodiac Horoscope Taurus Fire King Mug Milk Glass Black/Gold
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Vtg Fire King blue philbe glass loaf pan
Vtg Fire King blue philbe glass loaf pan
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Mini Casserole Dish  - Very Cute!
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Mini Casserole Dish - Very Cute!
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Vintage Fire King Vinegar Oil Cruet Bottle Red Polka Dots Anchor Hocking Glass
Vintage Fire King Vinegar Oil Cruet Bottle Red Polka Dots Anchor Hocking Glass
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Vintage Fire King White Cream Ivory Glass Coffee Cups Mugs Lot of 11
Vintage Fire King White Cream Ivory Glass Coffee Cups Mugs Lot of 11
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