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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 Fire King Jadeite  5.75
Vintage Fire King Jadeite 5.75" Swirl Mixing Bowl EUC
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VINTAGE FIRE-KING JADEITE RESTAURANT GRADE HEAVY C HANDLE COFFEE MUG
VINTAGE FIRE-KING JADEITE RESTAURANT GRADE HEAVY C HANDLE COFFEE MUG
$19.95
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VTG Retro Kitchen Federal Fireking (?) Ovenware Turquoise Fruit Bowl Mid Century
VTG Retro Kitchen Federal Fireking (?) Ovenware Turquoise Fruit Bowl Mid Century
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Three (3) Vtg Fire King Jane Ray Jadeite Green Salad Plates 7
Three (3) Vtg Fire King Jane Ray Jadeite Green Salad Plates 7" 3/4 Flawed
$7.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking 8 ½ Turquoise Blue 3Qt Splash Proof Mixing Bowl
Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking 8 ½ Turquoise Blue 3Qt Splash Proof Mixing Bowl
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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6 pieces of Fire King Jadite - Nice - Must See! Vintage! Colletible!
6 pieces of Fire King Jadite - Nice - Must See! Vintage! Colletible!
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VINTAGE 7 PC FIRE KING ATOMIC GLAMALITE RUBBERIZED GLITTER SPARKLE TUMBLERS!
VINTAGE 7 PC FIRE KING ATOMIC GLAMALITE RUBBERIZED GLITTER SPARKLE TUMBLERS!
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Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Oven Glass 1 Pint & 1 Quart Baker Casserole
Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Oven Glass 1 Pint & 1 Quart Baker Casserole
$14.95 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE JADEITE ART DECO GLASS VASE FIRE-KING BEADED SIDE HANDLES GREEN JADITE
VINTAGE JADEITE ART DECO GLASS VASE FIRE-KING BEADED SIDE HANDLES GREEN JADITE
$13.79 (2 Bids)
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Mid Century FIRE-KING Red Polka Dot Nesting Mixing Bowl 7 3/4 Vintage Glassware
Mid Century FIRE-KING Red Polka Dot Nesting Mixing Bowl 7 3/4 Vintage Glassware
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THREE (3)VINTAGE JADEITE COFFEE CUPS FIRE KING JANE RAY Pattern D-HANDLE Green
THREE (3)VINTAGE JADEITE COFFEE CUPS FIRE KING JANE RAY Pattern D-HANDLE Green
$9.95 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE / JADE-ITE 8
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE / JADE-ITE 8" SWIRL BOWL
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Vintage 40's  Fire King Oven Ware Jadeite Cereal Bowl
Vintage 40's Fire King Oven Ware Jadeite Cereal Bowl
$11.50 (2 Bids)
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Set of 4 Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Oven Glass Individual 10 oz Casserole
Set of 4 Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Oven Glass Individual 10 oz Casserole
$22.95
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Vintage Fire King D Handle Stacking Mug Orange
Vintage Fire King D Handle Stacking Mug Orange
$3.99
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Vintage Fire King Merry Mushroom Set of 4 Nesting Mixing Bowls, Near Mint! RARE!
Vintage Fire King Merry Mushroom Set of 4 Nesting Mixing Bowls, Near Mint! RARE!
$49.99
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Mixing Bowl Oven Ware
Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Mixing Bowl Oven Ware
$5.95 (1 Bid)
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2 VINTAGE JADEITE DIVIDED DINNER PLATES FIRE KING MINT L@@K
2 VINTAGE JADEITE DIVIDED DINNER PLATES FIRE KING MINT L@@K
$10.59 (2 Bids)
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING PEACH LUSTRE SWIRL SERVING VEGETABLE BOWL
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING PEACH LUSTRE SWIRL SERVING VEGETABLE BOWL
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Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Philbe 8 3/8
Vintage Fire King Sapphire Blue Philbe 8 3/8" Pie Plate - Near Perfect
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Berry Cereal Bowl Ribbed Jane Ray
Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Berry Cereal Bowl Ribbed Jane Ray
$4.95 (1 Bid)
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4 Vintage Cups Mugs Fire King Anchor Hocking D Handle Oven Proof Green Near Mint
4 Vintage Cups Mugs Fire King Anchor Hocking D Handle Oven Proof Green Near Mint
$10.75
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VINTAGE FIRE KING 'APPLES & CHERRIES' SPLASH-PROOF MIXING BOWLS - SET OF 4
VINTAGE FIRE KING 'APPLES & CHERRIES' SPLASH-PROOF MIXING BOWLS - SET OF 4
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5 Vintage Anchor Hocking Green Milk Glass Stacking Coffee Mugs Fire King
5 Vintage Anchor Hocking Green Milk Glass Stacking Coffee Mugs Fire King
$19.99
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE 8
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE 8" X 8" CAKE PAN #2000
$19.95
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Set of  4 Vintage Fireking Fire King Coffee Cup Mugs
Set of 4 Vintage Fireking Fire King Coffee Cup Mugs
$4.99
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Vintage Anchor Hocking  Fire King Fireking Philbe Juice Saver Pie Plate Dish
Vintage Anchor Hocking Fire King Fireking Philbe Juice Saver Pie Plate Dish
$18.00
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Fire King Soda Cup Mug Blue Coffee Mint Vintage Big D handle Pop Art Cola Cup
Fire King Soda Cup Mug Blue Coffee Mint Vintage Big D handle Pop Art Cola Cup
$8.99
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VINTAGE FIREKING CASSEROLE BOWL WITH LID 437
VINTAGE FIREKING CASSEROLE BOWL WITH LID 437
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Vintage Fire King Oven Ware White Swirled Coffee Cup
Vintage Fire King Oven Ware White Swirled Coffee Cup
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