This month's Catalogue Auction is Wednesday, March 20th, previews at 3:00PM, auction at 5:30PM.
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Homer Laughlin China Company produced many different dinnerware patterns in the 1950s and '60s including Fiesta. Although it was first introduced in the 1930s, a number of new colors were added to the line in the 1950s to satisfy demand from Mid-Century consumers.
The “original" colors were red (which actually looks more orange in color as shown here), yellow, cobalt blue, light green, ivory, and turquoise–which was added to the line in 1937. The “1950s colors,” as described by avid Fiesta fans, include chartreuse, forest green, gray, and rose, first seen in 1951. Medium green was introduced in 1959. Together, these colors make up “the standard 11” in collecting terms, and help to date the dishes. FiestaWare up for auction in our Catalogue Auction, March 20th.
Why Vintage Tableware Is Making A Comeback ...
Fine china collections often begin by inheriting a grandmother, or great-grandmother’s, set of special occasion dishes. If you’re not lucky enough to have that type of set being passed down to you, no problem. There’s actually an advantage to that. Instead of taking up where grandma left off, you can find an antique or vintage pattern that suits your own taste and style. This great article from The Washington Post, highlights why this is making a comeback, and why you might want to start collecting .