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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 GLASS JADEITE GREEN DOUBLE EGG CUP - MINT
VINTAGE FIRE KING GLASS JADEITE GREEN DOUBLE EGG CUP - MINT
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VTG ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADITE GREEN GLASS ALICE CUP FLORAL PATTERN EX COND
VTG ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADITE GREEN GLASS ALICE CUP FLORAL PATTERN EX COND
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Vtg FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING MCDONALD'S GOOD MORNING Coffee CUP/MUG Milk Glass
Vtg FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING MCDONALD'S GOOD MORNING Coffee CUP/MUG Milk Glass
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VINTAGE FIRE KING FRUIT COFFEE MUG ORANGE STACKING MILK GLASS
VINTAGE FIRE KING FRUIT COFFEE MUG ORANGE STACKING MILK GLASS
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING GLASS MODERN TULIPS MIXING BOWL
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING GLASS MODERN TULIPS MIXING BOWL
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Vintage Fire King tulip clear glass salt & pepper shakers
Vintage Fire King tulip clear glass salt & pepper shakers
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14 VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE JADITE LOTUS BLOSSOM BOWLS ANCHOR HOCKING GLASS
14 VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE JADITE LOTUS BLOSSOM BOWLS ANCHOR HOCKING GLASS
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Vintage Fire King Glass Blue Sapphire Philbe Blue Meat Loaf Bread Pan
Vintage Fire King Glass Blue Sapphire Philbe Blue Meat Loaf Bread Pan
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4 Vintage Anchor Hocking FIRE KING  5
4 Vintage Anchor Hocking FIRE KING 5" Ivory Oven Glass Chili Cereal Bowls
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 SIX VINTAGE FIRE-KING JANE RAY OVEN GLASS JADEITE 9
SIX VINTAGE FIRE-KING JANE RAY OVEN GLASS JADEITE 9" DINNER PLATES
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VINTAGE FIRE KING BUTTER DISH  RIBBED CLEAR GLASS WITH COVER
VINTAGE FIRE KING BUTTER DISH RIBBED CLEAR GLASS WITH COVER
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(2) Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Coffee Mugs Cups with D Ring Handles
(2) Vintage Fire King White Milk Glass Coffee Mugs Cups with D Ring Handles
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Vintage Fire King Green Tulip Cottage Cheese Container
Vintage Fire King Green Tulip Cottage Cheese Container
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VINTAGE FIRE KING FRUIT COFFEE MUG PEAR GREEN STACKING MILK GLASS
VINTAGE FIRE KING FRUIT COFFEE MUG PEAR GREEN STACKING MILK GLASS
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Vintage Mugs~Fire King Glasbake Federal Glass~Variety of Mugs!
Vintage Mugs~Fire King Glasbake Federal Glass~Variety of Mugs!
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Vintage Fire King Modern Tulip Salt Shaker
Vintage Fire King Modern Tulip Salt Shaker
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VINTAGE FIRE KING
VINTAGE FIRE KING " RED TULIPS " SEALTEST COTTAGE CHEESE FOOTED BOWL
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Vintage Fire King? Colorful Bubble Dot Clear Glass Mixing Bowl Dish Mid Century
Vintage Fire King? Colorful Bubble Dot Clear Glass Mixing Bowl Dish Mid Century
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Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass PRIMROSE Creamer AHFK Anchor Hocking
Vintage FIRE KING Milk Glass PRIMROSE Creamer AHFK Anchor Hocking
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Vintage Lot Fire King Coffee Cups Gingham Red Plaid Milk Glass Stackable Mugs
Vintage Lot Fire King Coffee Cups Gingham Red Plaid Milk Glass Stackable Mugs
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 VTG Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Rectangular Planter Grapes/Leaves-LNC
VTG Anchor Hocking Fire King Milk Glass Rectangular Planter Grapes/Leaves-LNC
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LOT of 20 VINTAGE FIRE KING WHITE MILK GLASS CUSTARD CUPS RAMEKIN with 16 lids
LOT of 20 VINTAGE FIRE KING WHITE MILK GLASS CUSTARD CUPS RAMEKIN with 16 lids
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2 VTG FIRE KING MILK GLASS CUSTARD CUPS PRIMROSE PATTERN
2 VTG FIRE KING MILK GLASS CUSTARD CUPS PRIMROSE PATTERN
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Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Vase Six Sided Grapes Motif EC
Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Vase Six Sided Grapes Motif EC
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Vtg. Fire King Milk Glass Cottage Cheese Footed Bowl w/ Green Tulips- Sealtest
Vtg. Fire King Milk Glass Cottage Cheese Footed Bowl w/ Green Tulips- Sealtest
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VINTAGE FIRE KING SAILBOAT PALM TREE SET OF 2 DRINKING GLASSES
VINTAGE FIRE KING SAILBOAT PALM TREE SET OF 2 DRINKING GLASSES
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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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VINTAGE FIRE KING DELPHITE BLUE CEREAL / CHILI BOWL
VINTAGE FIRE KING DELPHITE BLUE CEREAL / CHILI BOWL
$9.99
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VINTAGE FIRE-KING 1-1/2 QT BREAD LOAF DISH,  WHITE MILK GLASS, PRIMROSE PATTERN
VINTAGE FIRE-KING 1-1/2 QT BREAD LOAF DISH, WHITE MILK GLASS, PRIMROSE PATTERN
$5.25
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Vintage 2 Etched Glass Baking Dishes. Fire King.
Vintage 2 Etched Glass Baking Dishes. Fire King.
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