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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 Delphite Blue 8
Vintage FIRE KING Delphite Blue 8" Diameter Serving / Vegetable Bowl AH Glass
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Vintage FIRE-KING Milk Glass APPLE Range Set SALT PEPPER Shakers Apples S
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VINTAGE FIRE KING D HANDLE RED MILK GLASS COFFEE MUG CUP BLESS THIS FOOD PRAYER
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Vintage Fire King 2 Cup 16 Oz. 1 Pint Glass Measuring Cup #498 Red Letter
Vintage Fire King 2 Cup 16 Oz. 1 Pint Glass Measuring Cup #498 Red Letter
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Vintage Fire King Oval Platter White Milk Glass Gold Trim 9 x 12 #1209
Vintage Fire King Oval Platter White Milk Glass Gold Trim 9 x 12 #1209
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3 Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Coffee Mug Cup D Handle Birds
3 Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Coffee Mug Cup D Handle Birds
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Vtg. Fire King Milk Glass w/ Painted Tulips Mixing Bowl -7.5
Vtg. Fire King Milk Glass w/ Painted Tulips Mixing Bowl -7.5"x 4.75"
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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 Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite JANE RAY Coffee Cups
Vintage Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite JANE RAY Coffee Cups
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3 Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Coffee Mug Cup D Handle
3 Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Coffee Mug Cup D Handle
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Vintage Fire King Jade-ite Jadite Glass Art Deco Design Vase
Vintage Fire King Jade-ite Jadite Glass Art Deco Design Vase
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vintage FIRE KING PRIMROSE PINK 1 quart milk glass CASSEROLE
vintage FIRE KING PRIMROSE PINK 1 quart milk glass CASSEROLE
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Vintage 1960s MCM Fire King Milk Glass Glamalite Rubberized Glitter Orange Mug
Vintage 1960s MCM Fire King Milk Glass Glamalite Rubberized Glitter Orange Mug
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Vintage Kitchen Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite D Handle Coffee Mug Lot 4
Vintage Kitchen Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite D Handle Coffee Mug Lot 4
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Hobnail Ruffle Topped Footed Vase
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Hobnail Ruffle Topped Footed Vase
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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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4 Vintage Fire King Strawberry Shortcake & Friends Milk Glass Mugs Apple Dumplin
4 Vintage Fire King Strawberry Shortcake & Friends Milk Glass Mugs Apple Dumplin
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VINTAGE 60s ANCHOR HOCKING Fire King MILK GLASS Fleurette 4 Cup Plate SNACK SET!
VINTAGE 60s ANCHOR HOCKING Fire King MILK GLASS Fleurette 4 Cup Plate SNACK SET!
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Vintage Fire King milk glass mug  cup Mr. Big carnival circus
Vintage Fire King milk glass mug cup Mr. Big carnival circus
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Vintage Fire King Bowl with Handle Anchor Hocking Chili Soup Cereal White Glass
Vintage Fire King Bowl with Handle Anchor Hocking Chili Soup Cereal White Glass
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VINTAGE FIRE KING GREEN JADEITE GLASS SERVING BOWL 8
VINTAGE FIRE KING GREEN JADEITE GLASS SERVING BOWL 8" DIAMETER NICE L@@K
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Fire King Rainbow Yellow Swirl Mixing Serving Bowl 8
Fire King Rainbow Yellow Swirl Mixing Serving Bowl 8"Nesting Milk Glass Vtg MCM
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Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass Gold Leaf Flower Dinnerware 74 PCS.
Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass Gold Leaf Flower Dinnerware 74 PCS.
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Vintage Kitchen Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Covered Candle Dish
Vintage Kitchen Glass Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Covered Candle Dish
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Vintage Oven Fire King Ware Milk Glass 16 USA 3-Part Relish Large Condiment Dish
Vintage Oven Fire King Ware Milk Glass 16 USA 3-Part Relish Large Condiment Dish
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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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VTG FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING TULIP LID 4 1/2
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Vintage Blue Fire King Glass 1 cup Measuring Cup
Vintage Blue Fire King Glass 1 cup Measuring Cup
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE GLASS JANE RAY RIBBED CUP AND PLATES LOT SET OF FOUR
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE GLASS JANE RAY RIBBED CUP AND PLATES LOT SET OF FOUR
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VTG 5 CUP FIRE KING  HAZEL ATLAS MILK GLASS BOWL RED APPLE GREEN LEAF PRINT
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