Any lover of the thrift knows to scoop up Fiestaware if found on the cheap. The rare find being an exciting score for it's vibrant colors, distinguishable style, and if you know how to spot vintage, its lucrative possibilities. New or old Fiestaware is a welcome and uncommon thrift store find, it just so happens the latter won't bode well for resale.
As it typically stands I'm one to find out how to recognize a valuable piece post sale and a not so valuable piece post purchase. And so it goes with the recent score of Fiestaware mugs and saucers. They sure are pretty but a SwagBucks search later and I discover I could head right over to Macy's to complete a nice little breakfast set.
Take a look at this logo, it's an ink printed logo and the letters are all capitals. According to the blog Discount Fiestaware this is a tell tale sign that my Fiestaware is not that rare bird created before 1973. What you're looking for is an ink print in lower-case letters or an imprint.
Something else to look out for when buying Fiestaware are the colors. There were fourteen colors total before production temporarily halted in 1973, but the six original colors introduced in 1936 are: Cobalt Blue, Light Green, Ivory, Red, Turquoise, and Yellow. And it's those original colors that are most sought by collectors.
As for my newly acquired Fiestaware, I'll give them a spin on eBay but from the looks of it these vibrant pieces will be keeping me and my morning coffee company for a some time to come.