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NOV. - DEC. 2015

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This page is designed to complement The Fenton FlyerThe Fenton Flyer is printed with six color pages and the balance in black and white.  We hope the members of the NFGS enjoy viewing the photos in color, 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 the balance of the 2015 membership year are $12.50 for a Primary membership, and $2.50 for a Primary Associate membership.  The reduced rate memberships expire December 31, 2015.   To avoid the 4% administrative charge for card usage, please include a check.  Members renewing, or those joining, have the option of purchasing our annual mice.  This year we are offering a Cobalt/Milk Glass Slag for $29 and a satinized Aubergine for $25.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2015 membership year, on a first come, first serve basis.  The quantities are limited.

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

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

NFGS dues for 2016 (January 1 - December 31) are due now.  For 2016 dues are Primary Members ($25) and Primary Associates ($5).  Associate Members must reside in the same household as a Primary Member.  To avoid the 4% administrative charge for card usage, please include a check.  Members renewing, or those joining, have the option of purchasing our annual mice.  This year we are offering a Orange Slice Satin mouse for $25 and a Topaz Opalescent for $31.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2016 membership year, on a first come, first serve basis.  The quantities are limited.

If you are a visitor to this page, and wish to become a member of the NFGS please visit the Membership page.  For your convenience, there is a PDF Icon of the renewal form at the bottom of this page. 

   

Last Chance - NFGS Annual Mice for 2015

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is the Cobalt and Milk Glass slag which is available for $29.  Next is the satinized Aubergine mouse available for $25.  These are available only to members renewing for the 2015 membership year, limited to one of each per household (Primary member), on a first come, first serve basis.  There is no choice regarding the slag mouse, but I'm sure you will be pleased.  As you can see in the pictures below, each is a one-of-a-kind!!  Quantities are limited - renew early to ensure receiving your 2015 annual mice.  Renewals will be accepted immediately.  

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NFGS Annual Mice for 2016

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is the Green Topaz which is available for $31.  Next is the Orange Slice Satinized mouse available for $25.  These are available only to members renewing for the 2016 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 2015 annual mice.  Renewals will be accepted immediately. 

Please note:  In the Dues Renewal article in the November/December 2015 issue of The Fenton Flyer it states one of the new mice for 2016 is Topaz Opalescent.  It was learned, after The Flyer was at the printer, there was difficulty producing the mouse in Topaz.  It was coming out more of a green color.  This is due to the fact that this glass color is typically produced using gas, not electricity, therefore the oxygen level couldn't be adjusted.  We think we have a desirable color to offer - one that has never been made, and can never be reproduced.  This only adds to the rarity of our Green Topaz mouse for 2016!!  Quantities are very limited!!  Add this little gem to your collection!  

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HO...HO...HO!  Time for Holiday Glass

By Sharon Fenner

 

Again this year, we are thrilled to be able to offer off-hand snowmen made by Fenton Master Craftsman Dave Fetty, and designed and hand-painted by former Fenton designer CC Hardman. The “traditional” snowman(right) has a stovepipe hat with a green band that coordinates with his scarf. A dapper dude, with a huge smile, carrot nose, and a pair of ear muffs! Our “natural” snowman(left) has a family of owls, and the sweetest face. They are made with Crystal glass rolled in white frit, which gives them an interesting look. They have applied top hats, are stamped with Dave Fetty's Fenton Collectibles stamp, plus they have been satinized which gives them a “new” look. We have only 22 available of each design. We will begin accepting orders November 3.  Please choose your favorite as they are limited to one design per household until November 24. They are only $110.00 each, and the perfect winter accent. 

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Now for something new and different we have a Cobalt Hugging Santa in two designs by former Fenton Gift Shop Artist Susan Bryan. Susan has highlighted Santa's beard and the fur on his jacket, plus his facial features. The first design will fit in with your Canaan Valley collection, and the second design has a buck standing proudly in a winter landscape. We have a very limited number of each design. We will begin accepting orders for the Hugging Santas on November 3.  Don't delay in placing an order for your choice, as they are limited to one design per household until November 24. They are only $70.00 each, and another great winter accent.

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Fenton Seen in the Movies

Note the Cranberry opalescent Hobnail basket on the nightstand.

A Black Witch Visitor  

By Millie Coty 

This interesting moth visitor was seen resting on the mailbox in front of the NFGS office on Thursday, August 13.  Check out the details on page 4.

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The Joy of Giving Fenton

By Anne Blackmore

The author takes us on a journey of fulfilling Christmas wishes.  She shares the dilemna of not being able to find a basket she thought was common and would be an easy find, only to learn when you have a deadline, that may not be the case.  Next, to choosing a Fenton duckling as a replacement for a book that wasn't due out until after Christmas.  All's well, that ends well, and there is a new Fenton collector!

 


 

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Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

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Left:  Opaque Red Czech Bowl with attached Black Foot

Below left: Cambridge Key Hole Vases in Crown Tuscan Pink                                                                        

Below right:  Imprted Green Ewer with Red Crest

 

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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An Update From the Museum of          American Glass

Submitted by Millie Coty

Dean Six accepted the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Blenko.  His last day as Executive Director at MAG will be December 31, 2015.

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Tales From Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner

We join Carolyn on a 33+ year quest to own this uniquely beautiful set.  Don't ever give up hope on finding your special piece.  It could be out there anywhere! 

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Below:  #573 Blue Opalescent 8-inch flared vase without the optic pattern interior or rayed, footed base.

Below center:  Unusual #100 Wide Rib wavy crimped bowl in Gold Transparent.

Bottom left:  The Amber Big Cookies piece is shown to compare the Gold Transparent and Amber colors.

Below:  #655 cigarette box with cutting in plain Topaz

Below center:  Unusual Olive Green Opalescent Waterlily and Cattails two-handled bon-bon.

 

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Below bottom:  Fenton Carnival Glass Acorn bowl in rare Amber Opalescent base color.

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Fenton eBay Top-Sellers for August and September

By Doug McIntosh

 

Right:  Stunning Blue Slag 7-inch Peacock whimsey vase, $611.71, 18 bids, 11 bidders

Below left: Unusual White Carnival Orange Tree hatpin holder, $1519, 50 bids, 9 bidders.  (minor damage)

Below right: Beautiful Karnak Red Hanging Hearts 9.5-inch vase, $2650, 38 bids, 8 bidders

Bottom left:  Kelsey Murphy's Cameo 12-inch Pilgrim vase, named "Rose Floral", $585.85, 40 bids, 8 bidders

Bottom right:  Beautiful 14-piece Green O0plaescent punch set, $455, 13 bids, 5 bidders

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Are You in Love or Just Hearing Bells?

By Anne Blackmore

 

Right:  Sticker inside Avon designed bell produced by Fostoria.  Ca. Avon 1984

Below left:  Avon bell with heart-shape handle

Below right:  Fenton bell with heart-shape handle

 

 

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Fantastic Post-1940 Fenton Finds From eBay and Elsewhere

By Anne Blackmore

Clockwise:  Turquoise Pastel #7272 Candleholder; Silver Crest #6450 9-inch Vase - Exceptionally Rare; Topaz Opalescent Hobnail Peg Vase & Epergne Set; Chocolate Hobnail 3-inch Vase made for Levay; Blue Opalescent Hobnail Cookie Jar; Shiny Custard Daisy and Button Shelf Clock

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2016 NFGS Convention

July 30, 31, & August 1

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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

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Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 27 - 29, 2016

   

Fenton Relationship with USGlass Proceeds, Slowly

By Charles Lyngaas

 

Gene Bem and USGlass, Inc. are still very active and in the picture after over three years of discussions, negotiations, agreements made and expiring with the Fenton Art Glass Company.  There has been a lot of speculation and high hopes to see the Fenton plant produce fine art glass once again.  Glass production in Williamstown may not be any closer, but USGlass is getting closer to producing glass...somewhere.  

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Interesting Lamps made with Fenton Glass

By Anne Blackmore

Below left:  Lamp uses a Blue Satin Poppy lamp font, with the remainder painted metal.

Below right:  Milk Glass Satin Poppy lamp shade incorporated into the body of the lamp.

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Left:  Silver Crest #192 6-inch decorated candy box, complete with lid.  The balance of the lamp appears to be brass or other metal.

Below:  #3967 Cranberry Opalescent 80-ounce jug on an otherwise wooden lamp.                                          ND25-12_Cran_Hobnail_Pitcher.jpg

   

Buyer Beware - Basket Could Pass as Fenton

By Anne Blackmore

This basket shares many characteristics with a Fenton basket.  Fortunately, it still has the AA Importing Co., St. louis, MO, MADE IN JAPAN  sticker attached.ND15-13__Basket_Side.jpg

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Fenton Archaeology - Exceptional Early Fenton Found On Line and in the Wild

By Anne Blackmore

Clockwise:  Amber #847 Fan Vase; Topaz Orange Tree Carnival Glass Mug; Rose #1502 Powder Box without Optic; Shefield Mermaid Blue 7-inch Bonbon; Karnak Red #3013 Plain 6-inch Vase with Cobalt Foot; Velva Rose #1563 17-inch Oval Handled Bowl

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A Holiday Wish to the NFGS

May your holidays be filled with love and family,       and may you be blessed with lasting light.

May your New Year be happy and healthy.

And as life brings changes, as it inevitably will,   may those changes bring you peace and joy.

 

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