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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.

VINTAGE FIREKING BLUE CHECKER BOARD MUG WITH D HANDLE
VINTAGE FIREKING BLUE CHECKER BOARD MUG WITH D HANDLE
$9.99
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Vintage Fire-King Oven Ware 6
Vintage Fire-King Oven Ware 6 " Jadite Green Swirl Mixing Bowl
$24.99
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Vintage Fire King Colonial Stripes Mixing Bowls With Range Set
Vintage Fire King Colonial Stripes Mixing Bowls With Range Set
$130.00
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jade C Handle Heavy Restaurant Ware Coffee Mug Cup
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jade C Handle Heavy Restaurant Ware Coffee Mug Cup
$35.00
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Buy It Now for only: $52.00
Vintage Fire King 5oz Blue Sapphire Custard Cups Or Bakers
Vintage Fire King 5oz Blue Sapphire Custard Cups Or Bakers
$3.00
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Single Spout Handled Skillet Bowl EUC
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Single Spout Handled Skillet Bowl EUC
$41.88 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Handled Batter Mixing Bowl Nice!
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Handled Batter Mixing Bowl Nice!
$20.50 (2 Bids)
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FIRE KING VINTAGE PLATE 9 INCHES TURQUOISE BLUE DINNER WARE 1956 TO 1958
FIRE KING VINTAGE PLATE 9 INCHES TURQUOISE BLUE DINNER WARE 1956 TO 1958
$9.99
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Vintage Fire-King Jadeite Jane Ray CUP AND SAUCER set of 4
Vintage Fire-King Jadeite Jane Ray CUP AND SAUCER set of 4
$39.95
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Buy It Now for only: $52.00
Vntg.Fire King, Jadeite Saucers, 4 smooth back, 1 ribbed back, Jane Ray pattern
Vntg.Fire King, Jadeite Saucers, 4 smooth back, 1 ribbed back, Jane Ray pattern
$1.19 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Jadeite  coffee cup 1
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire-King Jadeite coffee cup 1
$8.00
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King black Polka Dot Salt & Pepper shakers 4.5
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King black Polka Dot Salt & Pepper shakers 4.5" tall
$50.00
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Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray Creamer & Sugar
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray Creamer & Sugar
$19.00
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Set of 6 Vintage Ancor Hocking Fire King peach lustre diamond design coffee cups
Set of 6 Vintage Ancor Hocking Fire King peach lustre diamond design coffee cups
$19.95
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Vintage Hazel Atlas/ Fire King  Set 5 White Milk Glass Glasses Black Polka Dots
Vintage Hazel Atlas/ Fire King Set 5 White Milk Glass Glasses Black Polka Dots
$49.99
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Set of 4 Vintage Fire King Mugs Cups Fired On Colors D Handle
Set of 4 Vintage Fire King Mugs Cups Fired On Colors D Handle
$24.99
Time Remaining: 6h 52m
Vintage Anchor Hocking Tulip Lid Clear Ribbed Glass Pepper Shaker Fire King
Vintage Anchor Hocking Tulip Lid Clear Ribbed Glass Pepper Shaker Fire King
$1.99
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3 VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE SWEDISH MODERN TEARDROP MIXING BOWLS- THREE BOWLS !
3 VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE SWEDISH MODERN TEARDROP MIXING BOWLS- THREE BOWLS !
$229.99
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VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE TULIP MIXING BOWL 5
VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE TULIP MIXING BOWL 5" TALL-7" 1/2 WIDE
$14.99
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FIRE KING VINTAGE PLATE 10 INCHES TURQUOISE BLUE DINNER WARE 1956 TO 1958
FIRE KING VINTAGE PLATE 10 INCHES TURQUOISE BLUE DINNER WARE 1956 TO 1958
$10.99
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE TULIP MIXING BOWL 5
VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE TULIP MIXING BOWL 5" 1/2 TALL 8" 1/2 WIDE
$9.99
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VINTAGE FIRE KING TURQUOISE Swirl Mixing Bowl Serving 7x3.5
VINTAGE FIRE KING TURQUOISE Swirl Mixing Bowl Serving 7x3.5" Aqua White EXC HTF!
$25.00 (1 Bid)
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FIRE KING VINTAGE PLATE 7 1/4 INCHES TURQUOISE BLUE DINNER WARE 1956 TO 1958
FIRE KING VINTAGE PLATE 7 1/4 INCHES TURQUOISE BLUE DINNER WARE 1956 TO 1958
$8.99
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
Vintage Fire-King Jadeite Jane Ray CUP AND SAUCER set of 4
Vintage Fire-King Jadeite Jane Ray CUP AND SAUCER set of 4
$49.99
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Vintage Fire King VITROCK White w Red Trim Grease Jar Art Deco Milk Glass 30’s
Vintage Fire King VITROCK White w Red Trim Grease Jar Art Deco Milk Glass 30’s
$12.99
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Buy It Now for only: $17.99
Vintage 1950s Set of 5 miniature ceramic spaghetti poodles made in japan
Vintage 1950s Set of 5 miniature ceramic spaghetti poodles made in japan
$10.00
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jadite Restaurant Ware 6¾
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Jadite Restaurant Ware 6¾" Salad Plates Lot of 10
$80.00
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Buy It Now for only: $80.00
 Vintage FIRE KING JADITE
Vintage FIRE KING JADITE "PHILBE" Loaf Pan Lid NICE PIECE
$27.00
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6 RARE VINTAGE 5 INCH FIRE KING PRIMROSE TUMBLERS MILK GLASS DRINKING GLASSES
6 RARE VINTAGE 5 INCH FIRE KING PRIMROSE TUMBLERS MILK GLASS DRINKING GLASSES
$59.99
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Vintage Fire King Blue Mosaic Plates 2 Dinner and 1 Bread/Dessert
Vintage Fire King Blue Mosaic Plates 2 Dinner and 1 Bread/Dessert
$14.95
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Buy It Now for only: $14.95