How you can tell the production date of fiestaware by looking at the backside.

One of our most popular topics for enlightenment deals with the “how to” of identifying the age of our favorite pieces of fiestaware.

Going back to the very onset of fiestaware by Homer Laughlin China in the 1880’s..
everybody wants to be in the fiestaware business. Let’s make a living off of someone else’s ingenuous ideas.
As was humorously written in an earlier post..
is the beloved dish I’m looking at 100% beef… or a by-product of chicken and turkey…with other additives.

If you should find yourself in Walmart buying a prom dress for a niece..
wander over to the dinnerware aisle and take a look at MAINSTAYS and BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS.
You’ll soon see that Walmart has gotten into the fiestaware business…
the only problem is that what their selling is not fiestaware.

What can flipping a dish over tell you?

Here is another good article by Steve showing us how to determine the production date of a piece of fiesta.
Determining the production date of fiestaware

HOW TO IDENTIFY FIESTAWARE BACKSTAMPS.

Is the hamburger we see posted above made of all 100% beef..or 100% all chicken and turkey?
Do I have a $6.99 burger…or a $1.19 item? Do I need to pop a four-pack of antacids?

Isn’t it nice to know that our beloved piece of original red fiestaware is real…
and not something we would not love if we knew the truth about it. We like to believe
that our hotdogs at the big game are made of 100% all beef..and not turkey and chicken.
And…I only had to use one double negative to ask the questions.

Well…there are some ways to check to see if everything is what we think it is…
is it genuine fiestaware…or a want-to-be?

I found some good articles which should help you become a fiestaware detective…
and no license is needed. Of course, you don’t have to tell anyone about your
expert knowledge,
http://www.ehow.com/how_8486636_identify-fiesta-backstamps.html

http://fiestadishes.info/featured/fiesta-markings-dating-your-vintage-fiestaware

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-fiesta-dinnerware-collector-heidi-kellner/