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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.

Fire King Ware Green Jadite Platter Oven Glass Oval Plate 9 3/4
Fire King Ware Green Jadite Platter Oven Glass Oval Plate 9 3/4" X 8 Vintage USA
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Vintage SET of 8 Fire King Glamalite Sparkle Glitter Mugs Anchor Hocking Glass
Vintage SET of 8 Fire King Glamalite Sparkle Glitter Mugs Anchor Hocking Glass
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Mug
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Mug "NOT TONIGHT" Anchor Hocking Rare?
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Retro Coffee Mugs x 5 NUC
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Retro Coffee Mugs x 5 NUC
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 Vtg  Fire King Frosted Black Polka Dot Tall Glasses 3
Vtg Fire King Frosted Black Polka Dot Tall Glasses 3
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Vintage Fire King Glass Oven Ware Sapphire Blue 1 Cup Measuring Cup
Vintage Fire King Glass Oven Ware Sapphire Blue 1 Cup Measuring Cup
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6 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass 6oz Wheat Custard Cups
6 Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass 6oz Wheat Custard Cups
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Fire King Jadeite Art Deco Handled Vintage Vase Pastel Green Milk Glass
Fire King Jadeite Art Deco Handled Vintage Vase Pastel Green Milk Glass
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Vintage Fire King Hobnail Milk Glass Vase/Planter w/ Vtg Glass Flower Frog
Vintage Fire King Hobnail Milk Glass Vase/Planter w/ Vtg Glass Flower Frog
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Vintage Fire King Vitrock Blue Circle Art Deco Milk Glass Flour Canister w Lid
Vintage Fire King Vitrock Blue Circle Art Deco Milk Glass Flour Canister w Lid
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Vintage Fire King Jane Ray Jadite Jadeite Green Glass Creamer Mint!
Vintage Fire King Jane Ray Jadite Jadeite Green Glass Creamer Mint!
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Clear Glass 8 oz Ovenware Casserole Dish
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Clear Glass 8 oz Ovenware Casserole Dish
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 5 Vintage Fire king 6 oz Starburst Blue and Gold Milk Glass #434 De
5 Vintage Fire king 6 oz Starburst Blue and Gold Milk Glass #434 De
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VINTAGE 1950's Fire King Oven Ware Milk Glass Hobnail Vase/Planter 4.5
VINTAGE 1950's Fire King Oven Ware Milk Glass Hobnail Vase/Planter 4.5" Tall
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Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Bazooka Milk Glass Coffee Mug
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Bazooka Milk Glass Coffee Mug
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FIRE- KING 8oz VINTAGE CLEAR GLASS SMALL DISH WITH LID #402 CASSEROLE, DIP
FIRE- KING 8oz VINTAGE CLEAR GLASS SMALL DISH WITH LID #402 CASSEROLE, DIP
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Vintage Ovenware Fire-King Jade-ite Swirl 6
Vintage Ovenware Fire-King Jade-ite Swirl 6"Small Bowl
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING MILK GLASS D HANDLE MUGS - SET OF 3
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING MILK GLASS D HANDLE MUGS - SET OF 3
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VINTAGE FIRE KING GLASS REFRIGERATOR STORAGE DISH WITH LID
VINTAGE FIRE KING GLASS REFRIGERATOR STORAGE DISH WITH LID
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Vintage Fire King Oven Glass 3.5
Vintage Fire King Oven Glass 3.5" Ivory Flat Bottom Coffee Mug- D Handle
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2 VINTAGE cups 1 FIRE KING 2 CUP MEASURING CUP #498 BLACK LETTERS. White. Glass
2 VINTAGE cups 1 FIRE KING 2 CUP MEASURING CUP #498 BLACK LETTERS. White. Glass
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8pc SET Vintage TEAL TURQUOISE Stacking Glass BOWLS & MUGS CUPS FIRE KING ERA
8pc SET Vintage TEAL TURQUOISE Stacking Glass BOWLS & MUGS CUPS FIRE KING ERA
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Vintage 1950's-60's Fire King Oven Ware DELPHITE BLUE Gold GLASS 4 snack sets.
Vintage 1950's-60's Fire King Oven Ware DELPHITE BLUE Gold GLASS 4 snack sets.
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING TULIP MILK GLASS SALT PEPPER SHAKERS
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING TULIP MILK GLASS SALT PEPPER SHAKERS
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6 - Vintage ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE-KING
6 - Vintage ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE-KING "D" HANDLE WHITE GLASS MUGS - 5 Mint Cond.
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 FIRE KING MILK GLASS  VINTAGE PRIMROSE FLORAL SET OF 4 DINNER PLATES  9
FIRE KING MILK GLASS VINTAGE PRIMROSE FLORAL SET OF 4 DINNER PLATES 9"
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Vintage Fire King Fleurette Lot of (19 pc) Milk Glass Dinnerware
Vintage Fire King Fleurette Lot of (19 pc) Milk Glass Dinnerware
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Vintage Fire King Vitrock Blue Circle Art Deco Milk Glass Sugar Canister w Lid
Vintage Fire King Vitrock Blue Circle Art Deco Milk Glass Sugar Canister w Lid
$39.95
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1960's Vintage
1960's Vintage "BATMAN" ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE-KING "D" HANDLE GLASS MUG - MINT
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4 VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS DAVY CROCKETT CEREAL BOWL WESTERN COWBOY BEAR BEE
4 VINTAGE FIRE KING MILK GLASS DAVY CROCKETT CEREAL BOWL WESTERN COWBOY BEAR BEE
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