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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 (Jade-ite, 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.

Tiger Fire King Anchor Hocking Coffee Mug Cup  Vintage Exxon Esso Set 5
Tiger Fire King Anchor Hocking Coffee Mug Cup Vintage Exxon Esso Set 5
$8.50 (8 Bids)
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Vintage Fire King Set Cream And Sugar Set
Vintage Fire King Set Cream And Sugar Set
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Vtg. Anchor Hocking Fire King Peach Luster Vintage Sugar, Lid, Creamer Ribs
Vtg. Anchor Hocking Fire King Peach Luster Vintage Sugar, Lid, Creamer Ribs
$9.75
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VINTAGE Fire King Anchor Hocking MUG PINWHEEL RED
VINTAGE Fire King Anchor Hocking MUG PINWHEEL RED
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2 Vintage Fire King Ivory Custard Cups Nice
2 Vintage Fire King Ivory Custard Cups Nice
$5.00
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Vintage FIRE KING TURQUOISE BLUE DELPHITE D-Handle Coffee Cup / Mug
Vintage FIRE KING TURQUOISE BLUE DELPHITE D-Handle Coffee Cup / Mug
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VTG Fire King Oven Ware Gay Fad Peach Grapes Fruit Nesting Mixing Bowls 6-pc Set
VTG Fire King Oven Ware Gay Fad Peach Grapes Fruit Nesting Mixing Bowls 6-pc Set
$9.99
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Vtg Anchor Hocking FIRE-KING BLUE SAPPHIRE PHILBE Custard Cup Bowl
Vtg Anchor Hocking FIRE-KING BLUE SAPPHIRE PHILBE Custard Cup Bowl
$5.00
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Vintage Fire King Mug Northwestern Bank
Vintage Fire King Mug Northwestern Bank
$7.50 (2 Bids)
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Vtg Set / 4 Fire King Anchor Hocking Jane Ray 9
Vtg Set / 4 Fire King Anchor Hocking Jane Ray 9" Jadeite Dinner Plates Jadite
$49.99
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Fire King Bowl Wheat & Flower Pattern Vintage Round Casserole Dish W/Handles
Fire King Bowl Wheat & Flower Pattern Vintage Round Casserole Dish W/Handles
$4.00
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Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Green 8.5
Vtg Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Green 8.5" Splash Proof Nesting Mixing Bowl
$49.99
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VINTAGE JADITE SAUCE BOWL WITH SPOUT AND HANDLE
VINTAGE JADITE SAUCE BOWL WITH SPOUT AND HANDLE
$28.25
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vintage kitchen glass Fire King Sapphire Blue Pie Plate Philbe Pattern
vintage kitchen glass Fire King Sapphire Blue Pie Plate Philbe Pattern
$18.95
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VINTAGE Fire-King JADEITE Batter/Mixing Bowl ~w/Spout~3/4
VINTAGE Fire-King JADEITE Batter/Mixing Bowl ~w/Spout~3/4"Band~6 Cup~GR8 OLD Con
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Mixing Batter Bowl Measuring 8 Cup 2 Qt.
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Mixing Batter Bowl Measuring 8 Cup 2 Qt.
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VINTAGE KITCHEN GLASSWARE Values COLLECTORS BOOK FIRE-KING Reamers Cruets
VINTAGE KITCHEN GLASSWARE Values COLLECTORS BOOK FIRE-KING Reamers Cruets
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Vintage Set of Four Fire King Blue Delphite Azurite D Handle Coffee Mugs
Vintage Set of Four Fire King Blue Delphite Azurite D Handle Coffee Mugs
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Vtg 12 Piece Set of Blue Azurite Anchor Hocking Fire King Charm Cups
Vtg 12 Piece Set of Blue Azurite Anchor Hocking Fire King Charm Cups
$24.99
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Vintage Retro AH Fire King Meadow Green Rectangle Casserole Baking Dish #441
Vintage Retro AH Fire King Meadow Green Rectangle Casserole Baking Dish #441
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Vtg 4 Pc Set of Blue Azurite Anchor Hocking Fire King Charm Square 8.5
Vtg 4 Pc Set of Blue Azurite Anchor Hocking Fire King Charm Square 8.5" Plates
$34.99
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Vintage Fire King jadeite Jane Ray Ribbed Oval Platter 12
Vintage Fire King jadeite Jane Ray Ribbed Oval Platter 12" x 9"
$11.50 (3 Bids)
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4 VINTAGE FIRE KING WHITE SHELL DEMITASSE ESPRESSO CUPS & SAUCERS FREE SHIPPING
4 VINTAGE FIRE KING WHITE SHELL DEMITASSE ESPRESSO CUPS & SAUCERS FREE SHIPPING
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Divided Relish Dish with Gold Trim
Vintage Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Divided Relish Dish with Gold Trim
$0.99
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Vintage FIRE KING BOWLS Tulip Design Anchor Hocking 2
Vintage FIRE KING BOWLS Tulip Design Anchor Hocking 2
$42.00 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King amber brown rectangle baking dish
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King amber brown rectangle baking dish
$5.00
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2 Vintage Fire King D Handle Glass Coffee Cups ~ Blue Mosaic Pattern
2 Vintage Fire King D Handle Glass Coffee Cups ~ Blue Mosaic Pattern
$9.99
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Vintage Jadite 7-1/4 inch Mixing Bowl #2
Vintage Jadite 7-1/4 inch Mixing Bowl #2
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2 Vtg BLUE AZURITE FIRE KING SPLASH PROOF MIXING NESTING BOWLS 6.5 + 7.5
2 Vtg BLUE AZURITE FIRE KING SPLASH PROOF MIXING NESTING BOWLS 6.5 + 7.5
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Spouted Skillet Bowl EUC
Vintage Fire King Jadite Spouted Skillet Bowl EUC
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