Fiestaware

This glass was produced between 1951 and 1981. Over this period, many variations would appear. Some rare, some very common. Knowing the difference can make a big difference to your collection. Both books include a scarcity guide, making identification of the desirable items easier. 

Green Leaves No12
Green Leaves No12

The twelfth Green Leaves pattern and probably the last one in the series. © Stuart Summers

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Chanciest Chance tray
Chanciest Chance tray

A standard 5x4-in tray, with the most obvious hint as to who made it!

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Boxed set of Card Trays, 1955
Boxed set of Card Trays, 1955

The boxed set dates these to 1955. The trays originally came in clear and opal-flashed glass. Opal-flashed ones date from 1957, and those with a white sprayed back came later.

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Comparison of Calypto lids
Comparison of Calypto lids

A comparison of two Calypto lids. Note that the pattern is reversed from one to the other. Left is Deffa printed; right is silk-screened. © Stuart Summers

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Calypto on a Kidney Dish
Calypto on a Kidney Dish

Quite a scarce shape, and difficult to produce, the Kidney shape was only made from 1969 for a couple of years. Courtesy Chris Sambrook.

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Silhouette tumbler
Silhouette tumbler

Another scarce item: a tumbler with the Silhouette pattern. See CA p.53 Courtesy Stuart Summers

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Greco Tray
Greco Tray

Ruby-flashed deep tray decorated in the Greco pattern, customised to include the 'Hi-Dri' logo.

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Golden Lagoon bowl
Golden Lagoon bowl

Golden Lagoon – another desirable pattern, but this time silk-screen printed onto a large bowl.

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Summer on covered bowl
Summer on covered bowl

Although Summer is one of the least collectable patterns, covered bowls in any pattern are always in demand

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Daisy candle holder
Daisy candle holder

Again, Daisy is not particularly collectable, but the small boat shape including the centrally fitted candle holder is rare.

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Willow plate
Willow plate

Incredibly rare pattern and probably one of just a few made. The date of manufacture is unknown, but was probably c.1980.

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Fiesta Stars, blue-flashed
Fiesta Stars, blue-flashed

The Stars pattern is very rare and was only previously seen on ruby-flashed glass. This large plate is printed gold on blue-flashed glass.

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