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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.

ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING WARE MILK GLASS Super Fruit PEAR MUG VINTAGE Stackable
ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING WARE MILK GLASS Super Fruit PEAR MUG VINTAGE Stackable
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Vintage Fire King Advertising State Farm Milk Glass Stackable Coffee Mug Cup
Vintage Fire King Advertising State Farm Milk Glass Stackable Coffee Mug Cup
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VTG LOT OF CLEAR GLASS OVENWARE/BAKEWARE-14 PCS. FIRE KING/GLASBAKE/PYREX
VTG LOT OF CLEAR GLASS OVENWARE/BAKEWARE-14 PCS. FIRE KING/GLASBAKE/PYREX
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Vintage Fire King Red Gingham Plaid Coffee Cup Mug Anchor Hocking Milk Glass
Vintage Fire King Red Gingham Plaid Coffee Cup Mug Anchor Hocking Milk Glass
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Vintage Fire King Snoopy & Woodstock Mug Milk Glass
Vintage Fire King Snoopy & Woodstock Mug Milk Glass
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Vintage Fire King Game Bird Glass Ruffed Grouse
Vintage Fire King Game Bird Glass Ruffed Grouse
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Vintage Advertising Fire-King Milk Glass Mug CoffeeTime C. D. Clark Sons Oakley
Vintage Advertising Fire-King Milk Glass Mug CoffeeTime C. D. Clark Sons Oakley
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Vintage Fire King Game Bird Glass Canada Goose
Vintage Fire King Game Bird Glass Canada Goose
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Vintage Fire King Glass / Cup / Mug - Sunburst color Candy Corn Yellow
Vintage Fire King Glass / Cup / Mug - Sunburst color Candy Corn Yellow
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LARGE VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING MILK GLASS WHITE CANISTER BISCUIT JAR
LARGE VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING MILK GLASS WHITE CANISTER BISCUIT JAR
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Vintage Fire King Pie Dish with Raised Pattern in the Glass
Vintage Fire King Pie Dish with Raised Pattern in the Glass
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Baking / Casserole Dish -Very Nice
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Baking / Casserole Dish -Very Nice
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RARE VTG FIRE KING Black Lettering 1 Cup Measuring Clear Glass D-Handle 496 NICE
RARE VTG FIRE KING Black Lettering 1 Cup Measuring Clear Glass D-Handle 496 NICE
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Vtg Tony the Tiger White Glass Fire King Coffee Cup - New!
Vtg Tony the Tiger White Glass Fire King Coffee Cup - New!
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Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Philbe Pattern Glass 1 Loaf Pan 2 Roasters
Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Philbe Pattern Glass 1 Loaf Pan 2 Roasters
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VINTAGE FIRE KING GREEN JADEITE GLASS MUG COFFEE CUP D HANDLE OVENWARE FREE SHIP
VINTAGE FIRE KING GREEN JADEITE GLASS MUG COFFEE CUP D HANDLE OVENWARE FREE SHIP
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Vintage Snoopy Fire King Milk Glass Coffee Cup / Mug At Times Life Is Pure Joy
Vintage Snoopy Fire King Milk Glass Coffee Cup / Mug At Times Life Is Pure Joy
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VTG Fire-King Oven Ware Davy Crockett D handled coffee mug white milk glass -LNC
VTG Fire-King Oven Ware Davy Crockett D handled coffee mug white milk glass -LNC
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Vintage Fire King Loaf 9x4 Glass Baking Dish No.409 1 Qt Peach Luster Ware Retro
Vintage Fire King Loaf 9x4 Glass Baking Dish No.409 1 Qt Peach Luster Ware Retro
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Stackable Coffee Mug Cup Red Plaid
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Stackable Coffee Mug Cup Red Plaid
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VINTAGE HAND HAMMERED ALUMINUM FIRE KING GLASS CASSEROLE DISH 1940s 1950s 1960s
VINTAGE HAND HAMMERED ALUMINUM FIRE KING GLASS CASSEROLE DISH 1940s 1950s 1960s
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Vintage 1950's Glass Batter Bowl W Pour Spout Fire King Green Jadeite
Vintage 1950's Glass Batter Bowl W Pour Spout Fire King Green Jadeite
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FIRE KING MILK GLASS BOWLS 5
FIRE KING MILK GLASS BOWLS 5" RED STRIPED VINTAGE USA RETRO HAZEL ATLAS
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Rare Vtg Fire King Milk Glass Mug Pink Polka Dots
Rare Vtg Fire King Milk Glass Mug Pink Polka Dots
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Fire king Milk Glass Grape And Leaf Rectangular Planter Vintage
Fire king Milk Glass Grape And Leaf Rectangular Planter Vintage
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4 Piece Vintage Fire King Azurite BLUE Swirl Cup Saucers Vintage Milk Glass
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Fire King vintage iridescent glass breadpan
Fire King vintage iridescent glass breadpan
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Vintage Fire King D Handle Jadeite Green Opaque Glass Coffee Cup Mugs - Set Of 2
Vintage Fire King D Handle Jadeite Green Opaque Glass Coffee Cup Mugs - Set Of 2
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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 McDonalds-Good Morning-Fire King milk glass coffee mug-Anchor Hocking
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