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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.

SET OF 4 VINTAGE JADITE JADEITE JANE RAY DINNER PLATES FIRE KING GLASS  9 1/8
SET OF 4 VINTAGE JADITE JADEITE JANE RAY DINNER PLATES FIRE KING GLASS 9 1/8"
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Vintage Fire King - Milk Glass - Sugar & Creamer - Primrose - Red Pink Flowers
Vintage Fire King - Milk Glass - Sugar & Creamer - Primrose - Red Pink Flowers
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Vintage Glass FIRE KING TULIP Pattern 2PC Lot Nesting Mixing Bowls 8.5
Vintage Glass FIRE KING TULIP Pattern 2PC Lot Nesting Mixing Bowls 8.5"
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Grease Jar Tulip Lid
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Grease Jar Tulip Lid
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Milk Glass Cereal Bowl Lot of 4
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Milk Glass Cereal Bowl Lot of 4
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Vintage Fire King Vitrock Red Tulips Milk Glass Grease Jar Kitchen Collectible
Vintage Fire King Vitrock Red Tulips Milk Glass Grease Jar Kitchen Collectible
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Glass  Handle Coffee Mug Cup
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Glass Handle Coffee Mug Cup
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VINTAGE FIRE KING IVORY LOAF OVEN GLASS PAN
VINTAGE FIRE KING IVORY LOAF OVEN GLASS PAN
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NEW Vintage 8 Piece Fire King Ovenware Set Sapphire Blue Philbe Glass Turquoise
NEW Vintage 8 Piece Fire King Ovenware Set Sapphire Blue Philbe Glass Turquoise
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Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass C.B.'er Trucker CUP
Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Milk Glass C.B.'er Trucker CUP
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Vintage Fire King Grease Jar Pot Tulip Flower With Lid Milk Glass no chips crack
Vintage Fire King Grease Jar Pot Tulip Flower With Lid Milk Glass no chips crack
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Fire King Glass Mug Lot Green Kimberly D Handle Vintage
Fire King Glass Mug Lot Green Kimberly D Handle Vintage
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Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass Snoopy Peanuts Mug ~
Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass Snoopy Peanuts Mug ~ "At Times Life Is Pure Joy!"
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2 Vintage Fire-King Glass TULIP Sealtest Cottage Cheese Bowls Pink Purple
2 Vintage Fire-King Glass TULIP Sealtest Cottage Cheese Bowls Pink Purple
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4pc SET Vintage TEAL TURQUOISE Stacking Glass BOWLS FIRE KING ERA
4pc SET Vintage TEAL TURQUOISE Stacking Glass BOWLS FIRE KING ERA
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Wonderful Vintage Fire King Tulip Lid & Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers Set 4
Wonderful Vintage Fire King Tulip Lid & Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers Set 4"
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Vintage FIRE KING White Milk Glass 3 Way Divided Tray With Gold Beaded Trim EVC
Vintage FIRE KING White Milk Glass 3 Way Divided Tray With Gold Beaded Trim EVC
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jadite Green Glass Swirl 8
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jadite Green Glass Swirl 8" Mixing Bowl Very Nice!!
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4 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Milk Glass Bowls with Handles
4 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King White Milk Glass Bowls with Handles
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Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass Platter ~ 12
Vintage Fire-King Milk Glass Platter ~ 12" X 9"
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Vintage Blue Fire King Oven Glass Candy Dish
Vintage Blue Fire King Oven Glass Candy Dish
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Set of Vintage Blue Glass Fire King?? 5 Cups and 8 Saucers
Set of Vintage Blue Glass Fire King?? 5 Cups and 8 Saucers
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Amber 12oz Bowl w/ Lid #472
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Amber 12oz Bowl w/ Lid #472
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass D-Handle Mug & Bowl Lot x3
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass D-Handle Mug & Bowl Lot x3
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SET OF 2 VINTAGE JADITE JADEITE JANE RAY DINNER PLATES FIRE KING GLASS  9 1/8
SET OF 2 VINTAGE JADITE JADEITE JANE RAY DINNER PLATES FIRE KING GLASS 9 1/8"
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Lot Of 8 Vintage Milk Glass Mugs Coffee Cups Fire King Anchor Hocking Glasbake
Lot Of 8 Vintage Milk Glass Mugs Coffee Cups Fire King Anchor Hocking Glasbake
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Vintage Milk Glass 5 Fire King Bubble/Hobnail Dessert Bowls
Vintage Milk Glass 5 Fire King Bubble/Hobnail Dessert Bowls
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VINTAGE FIRE KING SAPPHIRE BLUE PHILBE GLASS 1 CUP MEASURE CUP SIDE SPOUT
VINTAGE FIRE KING SAPPHIRE BLUE PHILBE GLASS 1 CUP MEASURE CUP SIDE SPOUT
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VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN GLASS JADEITE GREEN CREAMER ~~ MUST SEE !!!
VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN GLASS JADEITE GREEN CREAMER ~~ MUST SEE !!!
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Vintage Fire King Red  & White Polka Dot Glass Shaker
Vintage Fire King Red & White Polka Dot Glass Shaker
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