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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.

VINTAGE FIRE KING RED 5 PIECE KITCHEN RANGE SET
VINTAGE FIRE KING RED 5 PIECE KITCHEN RANGE SET
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VTG FIRE KING JADITE, JADEITE GREEN CEREAL OR CHILI BOWL 5
VTG FIRE KING JADITE, JADEITE GREEN CEREAL OR CHILI BOWL 5"
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VINTAGE FIRE KING  DELPHITE BLUE  DEVILLED EGG PLATE
VINTAGE FIRE KING DELPHITE BLUE DEVILLED EGG PLATE
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Vintage Fire King McDonald's Good Morning Sun White Milk Glass Coffee Mug Cup
Vintage Fire King McDonald's Good Morning Sun White Milk Glass Coffee Mug Cup
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VINTAGE FIRE KING RED POLKA DOT MIXING OR NESTING BOWL -  8.5 INCH
VINTAGE FIRE KING RED POLKA DOT MIXING OR NESTING BOWL - 8.5 INCH
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Vintage Fire-King Bowl Red Dots 6 1/2
Vintage Fire-King Bowl Red Dots 6 1/2" wide at top Smallest of set
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Lot of 4 VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE OVEN WARE 6 3/4
Lot of 4 VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE OVEN WARE 6 3/4" PIE or SALAD PLATES
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Vintage White Fire King with Red Diamonds Round Cereal Bowl  4 and 1/4
Vintage White Fire King with Red Diamonds Round Cereal Bowl 4 and 1/4"
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite 2 Mugs Cups Opaque Green Restaurant Ware D handles
Vintage Fire King Jadeite 2 Mugs Cups Opaque Green Restaurant Ware D handles
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADE-ITE SWEDISH  MODERN  TEARDROP MIXING  BOWL SMALL
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADE-ITE SWEDISH MODERN TEARDROP MIXING BOWL SMALL
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King B.C. Caveman Comic Strip Mixing Bowl
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King B.C. Caveman Comic Strip Mixing Bowl
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Vintage 1958 Peanuts Snoopy Coffee Mug  Fire King Anchor Hocking Cup
Vintage 1958 Peanuts Snoopy Coffee Mug Fire King Anchor Hocking Cup
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2~Vintage Jadite Anchor Hocking Fire King Restaurant Ware 6” Saucers
2~Vintage Jadite Anchor Hocking Fire King Restaurant Ware 6” Saucers
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Vintage Lot of 5 Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Green Ribbed Salad Plates
Vintage Lot of 5 Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Green Ribbed Salad Plates
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Vintage FireKing Pink Bowls .
Vintage FireKing Pink Bowls .
$8.00
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VINTAGE FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING SNOOPY SKATER'S WALTZ MUG
VINTAGE FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING SNOOPY SKATER'S WALTZ MUG
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Retro Fire King Hand Painted Peach Blossom Milk Glass Bowl 7 1/2
Retro Fire King Hand Painted Peach Blossom Milk Glass Bowl 7 1/2" Gay Fay Vtg
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14 Vintage Milk Glass Mugs Federal Fire King Galaxy Westfield Termocrisa
14 Vintage Milk Glass Mugs Federal Fire King Galaxy Westfield Termocrisa
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Vtg Fire King LEMON Milk Glass Stacking Super Fruit Coffee Mug Cup Mint
Vtg Fire King LEMON Milk Glass Stacking Super Fruit Coffee Mug Cup Mint
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1960's VINTAGE  FIRE KING THUMBPRINT CAMELOT LIGHT BLUE MUG
1960's VINTAGE FIRE KING THUMBPRINT CAMELOT LIGHT BLUE MUG
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Vintage Fire King Delphite Turquoise Blue Creamer Pitcher
Vintage Fire King Delphite Turquoise Blue Creamer Pitcher
$8.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Faberware Federal Glass F Heat Proof 3 Saucers Milk Glass 8 inch rosebud
Vintage Faberware Federal Glass F Heat Proof 3 Saucers Milk Glass 8 inch rosebud
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VTG FIRE KING Snoopy and Woodstock Coffee Mug
VTG FIRE KING Snoopy and Woodstock Coffee Mug "At Times Life Is Pure Joy" 1965
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Vintage Milk Glass Vitrock Fire King Flower Pots Grease Jar
Vintage Milk Glass Vitrock Fire King Flower Pots Grease Jar
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Vintage Fire King Tulip Bowl Mixing Bowl Nice
Vintage Fire King Tulip Bowl Mixing Bowl Nice
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Fire King ivory chili bowl very nice vintage piece
Fire King ivory chili bowl very nice vintage piece
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 2 Vintage FireKing Primrose Pattern Loaf Baking Pans - REVERSE Fireking symbols
2 Vintage FireKing Primrose Pattern Loaf Baking Pans - REVERSE Fireking symbols
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VINTAGE Set of 3 PEACH LUSTRE Anchor Hocking FIRE-KING Bowls
VINTAGE Set of 3 PEACH LUSTRE Anchor Hocking FIRE-KING Bowls
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Vintage Fire King Ivory Tulip Large Size 9.5
Vintage Fire King Ivory Tulip Large Size 9.5" Diameter Mixing Bowl - EXCELLENT!!
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VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE PEACH LUSTER MADE IN THE USA EIGHT SAUCERS
VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE PEACH LUSTER MADE IN THE USA EIGHT SAUCERS
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