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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 Green - 4 Sauce Bowls 1 Cereal Bowl 4 Luncheon Plates
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Green - 4 Sauce Bowls 1 Cereal Bowl 4 Luncheon Plates
$31.00 (16 Bids)
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VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING TEA CUP ~ WHITE WITH PINK ROSE
VINTAGE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING TEA CUP ~ WHITE WITH PINK ROSE
$4.99
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Vintage FIRE-KING Anchor Hocking Peanuts ~SNOOPY~ Coffee Tea Ceramic MUG
Vintage FIRE-KING Anchor Hocking Peanuts ~SNOOPY~ Coffee Tea Ceramic MUG
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Fire-King Coffee Tea Cup Mug Lemon Yellow Vintage USA
Fire-King Coffee Tea Cup Mug Lemon Yellow Vintage USA
$14.70
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Vintage Fireking Swirl Nested Bowls, Set of 4
Vintage Fireking Swirl Nested Bowls, Set of 4
$34.99
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Vintage Set of 8 Anchor Hocking Fire King 434 Milk Glass Custard Cups Ramekins
Vintage Set of 8 Anchor Hocking Fire King 434 Milk Glass Custard Cups Ramekins
$10.00
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FireKing Philbe Covered Casserole Baking Dish Blue Sapphire Vintage
FireKing Philbe Covered Casserole Baking Dish Blue Sapphire Vintage
$8.99
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Vintage Fire King Milk White Cups 1 Orange and 1 Lemon
Vintage Fire King Milk White Cups 1 Orange and 1 Lemon
$20.99
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4 Vintage Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware Berry Dessert Bowls 4 5/8
4 Vintage Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware Berry Dessert Bowls 4 5/8" NEAR MINT
$39.99
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 Vintage Fire King Fireking Jadite Green Coffee Mug C Handle w Saucer 3
Vintage Fire King Fireking Jadite Green Coffee Mug C Handle w Saucer 3 "
$19.55 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Restaurant Ware~4 Saucers~5 3/4
Vintage Fire King Jadite Restaurant Ware~4 Saucers~5 3/4"~Oven Ware~1940's~Heavy
$30.76 (9 Bids)
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 Vintage Fire King Jadite Small Refrigerator Dish w Lid Philbe Pattern
Vintage Fire King Jadite Small Refrigerator Dish w Lid Philbe Pattern
$21.99
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4 Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Restaurant Ware Bread & Butter Plates~6 3/4
4 Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Restaurant Ware Bread & Butter Plates~6 3/4"
$15.50 (7 Bids)
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Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Orange Peach Lustre Luster Sugarbowl/cup Laurel
Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Orange Peach Lustre Luster Sugarbowl/cup Laurel
$10.99
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2 Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Restaurant Ware Cups~Heavy~1940's
2 Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Restaurant Ware Cups~Heavy~1940's
$62.00 (10 Bids)
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Vintage Jadite Fire King Restaurant Ware~ Four 9
Vintage Jadite Fire King Restaurant Ware~ Four 9" Dinner Plates~1940's~Heavy
$95.00 (27 Bids)
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Vintage Fire King Peach Lusterware Serving Bowl.
Vintage Fire King Peach Lusterware Serving Bowl.
$9.95
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4 Vintage Fire King Jadeite Oven Glass Coffee Cups Mugs MINT
4 Vintage Fire King Jadeite Oven Glass Coffee Cups Mugs MINT
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Kitchen FIRE KING MILK GLASS Mixing Bowl Grease Jar RED POLKA DOT +Lid
Vintage Kitchen FIRE KING MILK GLASS Mixing Bowl Grease Jar RED POLKA DOT +Lid
$29.00
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Set of 3 Vintage Fire King Jadeite 9
Set of 3 Vintage Fire King Jadeite 9" Dinner Plates MINT
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE PYREX 10.5
VINTAGE PYREX 10.5"dia 4.25"tall - 4 QT. GLASS BOWL 404 - PINK with WHITE INSIDE
$18.99
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Vintage USA Fire King Pink Swirl Plates Sugar Cream Cups Saucers  MINT 18 pieces
Vintage USA Fire King Pink Swirl Plates Sugar Cream Cups Saucers MINT 18 pieces
$69.99
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE JANE RAY 7
VINTAGE FIRE KING JADITE JANE RAY 7" COUPE SOUP BOWL 1945 ANCHOR HOCKING
$7.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Set of 7 D Handle Coffee Mugs Fire-King Fire King Jadeite Jadite
Vintage Set of 7 D Handle Coffee Mugs Fire-King Fire King Jadeite Jadite
$51.20 (4 Bids)
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6 Vintage Strawberry Gay Fad Milk Tumblers MINT A+ Unused Glasses
6 Vintage Strawberry Gay Fad Milk Tumblers MINT A+ Unused Glasses
$32.00
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Lot 4 Vintage Jadeite D-Handle Mugs Anchor Hocking Fire King Oven Ware
Lot 4 Vintage Jadeite D-Handle Mugs Anchor Hocking Fire King Oven Ware
$19.84 (7 Bids)
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VINTAGE Fire King Anchor Hocking bluejay milkglass mug
VINTAGE Fire King Anchor Hocking bluejay milkglass mug
$3.00
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3 VINTAGE TURQUOISE BLUE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING 10
3 VINTAGE TURQUOISE BLUE ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING 10" DINNER PLATES BARELY USED
$39.99
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4 VINTAGE TURQUOISE BLUE FIRE KING NESTING Swedish Modern Bowls THEY LOOK UNUSED
4 VINTAGE TURQUOISE BLUE FIRE KING NESTING Swedish Modern Bowls THEY LOOK UNUSED
$149.99
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Vintage blue sapphire Fire King soup bowls set of 5 NICE
Vintage blue sapphire Fire King soup bowls set of 5 NICE
$25.00
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