Bright colored Fiesta dinnerware was first produced in 1936 and was an immediate success. Housewives could now set tables with bright colored dinnerware for a bright breakfast, gay luncheon or cheerful dinner. After 1960, sales begin to drop and Fiesta was not produced. For the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Fiesta dinnerware in 1986, Fiesta was reproduced and called “Post 86”. Throughout the late 20th century and up to today, the original manufacturer, the Homer Laughlin China Co. has continued to produce many new Fiesta colors.To make room for new colors, Homer Laughlin retires at least one color per year.
Collectors continue to amass large collections of vintage, Post 86 and current Fiesta colors.
I’m a Persimmon Fiesta Collector’s Club of America Cake Plate
I’m a very special piece because I was only made in 1996, at the second year of production. My color, persimmon was produced form 1995 to 2008. There were only 400 of us made. That may sound like a lot but it’s a very small quantity when you realize the hundreds of thousands of Fiesta that are made daily. Each year for 5 years, a different color was produced for the Fiesta Collector’s Club of America. I’m very proud of the fact that I’m in my original box and I’ve never been used. If you’re a Fiesta collector, I’m your cake plate!