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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.

12 Vintage Fire King white D handle mugs coffee cups glass
12 Vintage Fire King white D handle mugs coffee cups glass
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE,JEDEITE,JADITE LOAF DISH WITH LID - OVEN GLASS
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE,JEDEITE,JADITE LOAF DISH WITH LID - OVEN GLASS
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VINTAGE FIRE-KING PHILBE SAPPHIRE BLUE LOAF BAKING GLASS PAN
VINTAGE FIRE-KING PHILBE SAPPHIRE BLUE LOAF BAKING GLASS PAN
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Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass 1 1/2QT  Round Casserole Bakeware
Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass 1 1/2QT Round Casserole Bakeware
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Vintage Fire-King Glass Ivory-White Dishes, Mugs, Bowls & Dinner Plates
Vintage Fire-King Glass Ivory-White Dishes, Mugs, Bowls & Dinner Plates
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Vtg PEANUTS Fire-King Anchor Hocking SNOOPY Milk Glass MUG Snows on French Toast
Vtg PEANUTS Fire-King Anchor Hocking SNOOPY Milk Glass MUG Snows on French Toast
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Vintage 2 Cups & 2 Saucers Fire King Glass Tulip  Anchor Hocking - VGC
Vintage 2 Cups & 2 Saucers Fire King Glass Tulip Anchor Hocking - VGC
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Vintage Fire King Oven Glass Sapphire Blue Philbe Individual Pie Plates Set of 4
Vintage Fire King Oven Glass Sapphire Blue Philbe Individual Pie Plates Set of 4
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Vintage Small Fire King Primary Green Nesting Mixing Bowl #33 Glass
Vintage Small Fire King Primary Green Nesting Mixing Bowl #33 Glass
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4 Vintage  carnival glass marigold Fire-King bowls
4 Vintage carnival glass marigold Fire-King bowls
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Vintage Fire King Glass Trivet with Handles
Vintage Fire King Glass Trivet with Handles
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Vintage Fire King Oven Ware White w/ Green Diamonds Glass Bowl in great shape
Vintage Fire King Oven Ware White w/ Green Diamonds Glass Bowl in great shape
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Vintage Fire King Jadite 8
Vintage Fire King Jadite 8" Vegetable Serving Bowl Jane Ray
$14.99 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Fire King Jadite - jadeite C handle mug
Vintage Fire King Jadite - jadeite C handle mug
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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5 Pc Lot Vtg Fire King Primrose Milk Glass Snack Set Trays Cup & Tumbler
5 Pc Lot Vtg Fire King Primrose Milk Glass Snack Set Trays Cup & Tumbler
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VINTAGE FIRE KING 4 CUP ANCHOR HOCKING MUG
VINTAGE FIRE KING 4 CUP ANCHOR HOCKING MUG
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Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass 8
Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass 8" Tapered Mixing Bowl
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2- Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King White Milk Glass Tulip Design Cup
2- Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King White Milk Glass Tulip Design Cup
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Vintage McDonald's Good Morning Coffee Cup Glass Anchor Hocking Fire-King USA
Vintage McDonald's Good Morning Coffee Cup Glass Anchor Hocking Fire-King USA
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VINTAGE * Fire King Milk Glass * Primrose Pattern * CREAMER * NICE!
VINTAGE * Fire King Milk Glass * Primrose Pattern * CREAMER * NICE!
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4 Vintage Pink Swirl Fire King 6
4 Vintage Pink Swirl Fire King 6" plates
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VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS WHEAT CREAMER
VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS WHEAT CREAMER
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VINTAGE Depression PHILBE SAPPHIRE BLUE FIRE KING 9
VINTAGE Depression PHILBE SAPPHIRE BLUE FIRE KING 9" GLASS PIE PLATE PAN
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Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass 9
Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass 9" Banded Bowl
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4 VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADITE GREEN GLASS ALICE CUP
4 VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADITE GREEN GLASS ALICE CUP
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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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12 Vintage  Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Handled Soup Bowls-four lids
12 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Handled Soup Bowls-four lids
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TWO  SOUP BOWLS VINTAGE  FIRE KING PINK SWIRL 7.5
TWO SOUP BOWLS VINTAGE FIRE KING PINK SWIRL 7.5"
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2 Vintage Fire King Beehive Handled Soup Chili Bowls Peach Luster On Milk Glass
2 Vintage Fire King Beehive Handled Soup Chili Bowls Peach Luster On Milk Glass
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VINTAGE FIRE KING GLASS ROYAL RUBY MARMALADE JAR
VINTAGE FIRE KING GLASS ROYAL RUBY MARMALADE JAR
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