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.

Shipping & Insurance: 

Effective January 1, 2018, the NFGS will use the USPS published rates.  Insurance on the package will be the responsibility of the member if the cost of the item(s) is over the initial $50.00 allowable amount included in Priority Mail. This means that a member will pay postage in accordance with their zip code, the size, the weight, and the value of the boxed item(s).  

Our office secretary will contact you regarding the actual charges.  Sales tax will be added to orders shipped to Ohio residents.

Renew or Join the NFGS

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 an Iridized Eggplant  mouse (pressed at Mosser Glass)  for $29 and a Cobalt/MilkSlag (pressed at Fenton Collectible's) mouse for $29.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2018 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 he button in the column to the left.

NFGS Annual Mice for 2018

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is Iridized Eggplant which is available for $29.  Next is the Ruby-Opal Slag mouse available for $29.  Both colors of mice were made at the Mosser Glass Co.  These mice are available to members renewing for the 2018 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 2018 annual mice.



The Ruby-Opal Slag mouse has sold out. 

We are substituting Cobalt/Milk slag for the balance of the year. The Cobalt/Milk mice were pressed at Fenton Collectible's and originally offered as 2015 membership mice. As the photos show there is quite a difference in color. Each is a one-of-a-kind!


Spring is Just Around the Corner

By Sharon Fenner

To welcome Spring we have for you a beautiful Ocean Blue Iridized Happiness Bird made at the Mosser Glass Company several years ago. Frances

Burton, Former Fenton Designer, has created a lovely spring-time white floral with colorful butterflies that compliments the bird perfectly! You can add this harbinger of Spring to your flock for $90. 

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How cute is this little mouse? Just in time for your Easter decorating, we have an Eggplant mouse made at Mosser Glass Company. Frances Burton has designed and hand-painted her with a 'hat' of flowers on top of her head, a pretty yellow bow, a basket of flowers, and three beautifully decorated Easter eggs. She could brighten your home for $65.  



MA18-4-Methodist_church.jpgOnly in Williamstown         

By Millie Coty

Bill and Frank Fenton were very active in the First United Methodist Church in Williamstown.  Frank provided the youth group with this 4.5" Milk Glass cross on a 2" graduated square base. 




Follow-up...More Raptors Located

By Sharon Fenner

Thank you to Pennsylvania member Karen Smith for emailing stating they have two examples of the raptors, one a Crystal iridized like several others. The second is French Opalescent. Are there any more out there? 


Faithful friend, Nikki, proudly oversees 'moms' glass treasures.  


Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore


Right: L. E. Smith 3-footed hobnail bowl

Below: Green Wine Glass with etched "F"

Below right: Sabino Butterfly Figurine


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!!"






Right: #1934 liquor set in Wistaria with four whiskeys and a tray

Below left: Plymouth #1620 Crystal etched Ming patteren 4 oz. wine goblet

Bottom left: #1935 Franklin whiskey tumblers satin etched with the Ming pattern

Below right: Amber San Toy #1934 liquor set, with #1934 footed whiskey goblets

Bottom right: #184-10 vase, #180 Hyacinth vase, and #984 vase in Amber satin etched San Toy





Happy Easter


Happy Spring

Tales from Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner

Opalescent Rings Optics

Top left:  1950s 8-inch sample vases in Lime Green Opalescent and Satin Cranberry Opalescent


Center left: Cranberry Opalescent cruet vase and Lime Green Opalescent small pitcher, made in the 1950s

Bottom left: 12-inch Cranberry Opalescent vase 

Right top: Sample 5-inch Cranberry Opalescent fairy lamp                   

Right bottom:  Sample 6-inch Cranberry Opalescent fairy lamp with a black crest and base                         MA18-6-F_LIGHT.JPG



Remembering Virginia Sample

By Millie Coty

Virginia Sample, 84, of Barberton, OH, passed away October 9, 2017.  She was NFGS charter member #049.  She, and her son Tom Collins (member #42) who passed away in July of 1992, were very active and contributing members. She will be missed.


Remembering Chuck Bragg

By Millie Coty

Charles D. Bragg, Sr., 77, of Lima, OH, passed away January 10, 2018.  He was married to Sharon Bragg, who passed away April 29, 2009.  Chuck (#629) and Sharon (#624) were avid Fenton collectors. The Animal Database, found on the Fentonfan.com website, is their legacy to collectors.


Items for Sale

These three DVDs are available, to members only, through the NFGS office at $10 each or three for $25.   Please see the article on page 7 of the March/April 2018 Fenton Flyer for details.

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Fenton eBay Sales Continue to Lag in the New Year

By Doug McIntosh

Right:  Lot of 29 pieces of Cranberry Opalescent Coin Dot; $790; $27.24 per item

Below:  Blue overlay 9.5-inch vase with a OOAK Tiger by CC Hardman; $665

Below bottom:  Burmese Diamond Optic 9.25-inch with a OOAK floral design by Michelle Kibbe; $660

Right row 2:  Blue Carnival 9.25-inch Holly pattern bowl; $720; 56 bids; 10 bidders

Right row 3:  Ruby Carnival 9-inch Dragonfly and Lotus bowl; $599; 1 bid

Right bottom:  Iridized Rose Magnolia Opalescent Diamond Lace epergne; $415; 41 bids; 7 bidders








Right:  Debra Ekart spotted this Cranberry Opalescent basket on the Hallmark website.

Gump's Department Store

Established in 1861 in San Francisco, CA, remains open today.  Window display of Fenton's Silver Crest.



Vintage Signing Event

This black and white photo was taken at the Lazarus Department Store in Columbus, OH, during on of the first signing events. Louise Piper was the featured artist.  In the background is Roserita Zeigler of Connecticut. 


The Offhand Shape 1925-1926

By James Measell, Historian, Fenton Art Glass Co.

Read about these awesome pieces on page 12 of The Fenton Flyer.

Enjoy the pictures!









Make plans now to


attend the 28th Annual


NFGS Convention


Quality Inn


Marietta, Ohio





Fire and Ice

By Mille Coty

On Fire and Ice Night, the first Friday in January, an ice sculpture in the shape of a Happiness Bird was on display in front of the NFGS office. The sculpture was created by Wes Asphaga-Meaus, of Marietta, and financed by David Matheny. Unfortunately the bird 'flew away' during the early morning hours.



2018 NFGS Convention

July 28, 29, & 30

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 25 - 27, 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