This page shows comparison information on most of the plates, platters & trays in the Post 86 & vintage styles.
Some photos are self explanatory. You can click on any photo to view a larger version of that specific photo.
Chop Plates – Post 86 vs Vintage
There are 2 different size chop plates in the vintage line. 13″ & 15″.
P86 – 11-3/4″ diameter
V – 13″ – 12-3/8″ diameter – note the 13″ does not have a back stamp.
V – 15′ – 14-1/4″ diameter
On all the plate variations above, (bread butter to chop) you will find
that the vintage plates will not always be marked, they will have a wet foot (glazed) & will have at least 3 sagger marks. On the post 86 plates, you will find different back stamps & some of the ink stamps will not say “lead free”. However, all post 86 Fiesta® is lead free even if not marked accordingly.
Large Platter Post 86 vs Vintage
The vintage oval platter will have a wet foot.
P86 – 13-5/8″ length
V – 12-5/8″ length
Small Platter – Post 86 vs Ironstone
Notice how the flat surface of the platter changed over time.
P86 – 9-5/8″ length
Ironstone – 9-1/8″ length x 1-18″ height
Post 86 Relish Tray vs Vintage
The vintage relish actually sits inside a tray. The post 86 set is made to set on a 12″ pizza tray.
V – tray 10-7/8″ diameter x 1-1/2″ height
Post 86 Relish Tray Insert vs Vintage Insert
Post 86 vs Vintage
P86 – 9-1/2″ long x 1″ height x 3-5/8″ wide
V – 10-7/16″ long x 1-3/16″ height
(note – Kathy Holley has a wonderful Facebook page and post great snip-its about vintage Fiesta®)
FYI – Vintage
Vintage Cake Plate
This plate unlike the other plates is virtually flat.
V – 10-3/8″ diam x 5/8″ thick
Vintage Compartment Plates
These actually came in 2 different sizes.
V – 10-1/2″ – 10-7/16″ diam
V – 12″ – 11-3/4″ diam
Visit Heidi’s website for some great vintage information & products.
Vintage American Pottery