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This page is designed to complement The Fenton Flyer.  We hope the members of the NFGS like viewing the photos, and the visitors to the NFGS website enjoy them and are curious to learn more about the articles they represent.  To learn more about the NFGS, or to join, please visit the Membership page by clicking on the title in the panel on the left or on the bottom of this page.

NFGS dues for 2017 are now due... 

Primary Members ($30) and Primary Associate Members ($5).  Associate Members must reside in the same household as a Primary Member. 

This year we are offering a Crown Tuscan mouse for $29 and an Opal mouse for $25.  The mice were pressed at the Mosser Glass Company.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2017 membership year, on a first come, first serve basis.  The quantities are limited.

To avoid the 4% administrative charge for card usage, please send a check.

For your convenience, there is a PDF Icon of the renewal form at the bottom of this page. 

Past issues of The Fenton Flyer may be purchased from the NFGS office for $2 per issue.

If you are a visitor to this page, and wish to become a member of the NFGS please visit the Membership page.  Click on the button in the column to the left.

NFGS Annual Mice for 2017

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is Crown Tuscan which is available for $29.  Next is the Opal mouse available for $25.  Both colors of mice were made at the Mosser Glass Company.  

These two mice are available only to members renewing for the 2017 membership year, limited to one of each per household (Primary member), on a first come, first serve basis.   Quantities are limited - renew early to ensure receiving your 2017 annual mice.

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2017 ~ Happy Valentine's Day!

By Sharon Fenner

For your Valentine we have this adorable little mouse designed and hand-painted by former Fenton artist Frances Burton.  Limited to 25, they are available for $49 each; one per member until January 15th.

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I Spy

By Becki Ann Selby

James Holt spotted this Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail lamp while watching The Waltons, Season 8, Episode 8.  

If you spot a piece of Fenton used as a prop, please send it in for our I-Spy column.

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In the Wild

By Millie Coty

An Orchid 6.5" #4517 non-crimped vase (no logo) was never a Weil Ceramics color.  For details, see the January/February 2017 issue of The Fenton Flyer.

 


 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

Our wish for you:

Happiness

Good health

Prosperity

 

   

Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

Right:  New Martinsville #34 Line (Addie) Sherbet

Below:  Opalescent Fry Coffee Pot

Below right:  L. E. Smith Crystal Lustre #177 Basket

If you know your Fenton shapes, you will be less likely to purchase a mis-labeled piece, and more likely to find a Fenton rarity!  Remember the late Tom Smith's mantra, "Know your shapes!!"

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Items from the collection of Ellen and Art Gilbert, a portion of which was sold September 29-30, 2016 in Greenville, Ohio by Wroda Auctions.

Above right:  Amber Ming #950 console set

Right:  Amber Ming #1934 Decanter with flower stopper

Below left:  Topaz Opalescent Dolphin comport

Below right:  Poinsettia pattern #1663 bowl with clover-shape crimp

Row 2 left:  #232 - 8.5" Velva Rose stretch candlesticks

Row 2 center: #232 Ebony candlestick

Row 2 right:  #232 Ruby candlestick

Row 3 left:  #232 Jade candlestick

Row 3 right:  #232 Royal Blue (Cobalt) candlestick

 

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Blast From the Past

  

The second of a Limited Edition Collector's Series        

 

(The article is reprinted from the 1996 Jan./Feb. Fenton Flyer.) 

 

Fenton Art Glass Company Labels

By Jackie Shirley

 

Read all about it in the Jan./Feb. issue of The Flyer.

   

Critter Corner

By Becki Ann Selby

Fenton's #5151 blown bear is 3-3/4" tall and introduced in 1994.  The press mould was used to make these bears,  Only Country Cranberry was in the Fenton line. 

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Wait for it...

Watch for it...

What a way to kick-off 2017!!!

Details in the January/February Flyer.

   

Tales From Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner

This beautiful pair of Cranberry Opalescent Drapery hurricanes, with a piecrust crimp, are one-of-a-kind!  They are 9" tall, not including the Milk Glass base.  They were made on the 'QT' by a relative of the owner, who had worked at the Fenton plant, sometime in the 1950s.  

There is a connection to the article about Frank Forinash.  

 

 

 

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On the Fenton Team...

Frank Forinash

 

Frank Forinash, security guard at Fenton, was a man who wore many hats.  One of Frank's jobs was checking departing employees to make sure that they're not removing anything unauthorized from the plant.

   

Fenton Dolphins

Continuation of an Ancient Form of Glass

By Cal Hackeman 

 

For details please refer to the very informative 2-page article on Stretch Glass.

 

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Christmas Snowflake

By Millie Coty

The opalescent pattern called Christmas Snowflake has a long history.  You can find all the information, plus a listing of the items produced in the January/February issue of The Fenton Flyer!

 

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Fenton on eBay- -same results, different months

By Doug McIntosh

Below:  Green Opalescent Hobnail punch bowl and base with 12 cups, $675; 1 bid

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Row 1 left:  19-inch student lamp with Susan Bryan's 'Knights of the Sea' design; $600; 1 bid

Row 1 right:  Fenton for LG Wright 33-inch Cranberry Opalescent Daisy and Fern banquet lamp; $830; 19 bids; 4 bidders

Row 2 left:  Favrene sand-carved 9.75-inch vase with a hummingbird hand-painted design; $914; 20 bids; 6 bidders

Row 2 right:  Favrene sand-carved with a 'Turkey Day' design; $510; 4 bids; 3 bidders

Bottom row left:  9-inch Amethyst Carnival Orange Treee Varieant plate; $885; 3 bids; 3 bidders

Bottom row right:  Marigold Carnival 8-inch Peter Rabbit bowl; $610; 3 bids; 2 bidders 

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Only in Williamstown

By Millie Coty

 

Fenton fashioned bells from Red-Cliff Company goblets.  The Light Aqua 21-inch vase is made from a Whitton goblet, and the Colonial Amber 19-inch vase is fom an Empress goblet.

 

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Fenton's Ghost         

By Becki Ann Selby

The ghost was introduced in 2002.  Less than a dozen were offered in-line.

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2017 NFGS Convention

July 29, 30, & 31

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

Exclusive Glass * Seminars * Auctions Banquet * Bingo * Glass Displays Consignment Auction * Dinner Cruise

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Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 26 - 28, 2017

Please use the PDF to print the form, and mail it, along with your check, to:                               National Fenton Glass Society    P. O. Box 4008                           Marietta, OH  45750