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Since , Homer Laughlin has also used a rubber backstamp to mark some of its Fiesta items.
Used mainly on cups and bowls, it uses the words HLC USA and genuine. Eventually the company hopes to backstamp all post 86 pieces.
Of the vintage line, some ashtrays, egg cups, sweets comports and onion soup bowls are marked, while others are not.
Once you become more aware of the design and color, recognizing Fiesta becomes easier.
Vintage Fiesta backstamps use a lower case "f" in the word Fiesta. One of the Post 86 Fiesta backstamps contains a useful three letter date code.
Note a series of three small letters in the backstamp itself.
Paper labels are the least permanent marks, and many companies used a paper label and another method for marking wares.However HLC did not utilize this stamp until six years into Post 86 production, nor has it been applied consistently to all the Post 86 pieces.Collectors can be easily confused between some of the vintage colors and their post-86 counterparts.For example, vintage turquoise can be difficult to distinguish from current turquoise.Also, post-86 sapphire bears a strong resemblence to vintage cobalt blue. In , Homer Laughlin added a small raised H to the undersides of all Fiesta made from the original molds.