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.  All memberships expire December 31.  Dues for 2019 are due January 1, 2019.

Commencing September 1, a pro-rated membership is available.  You will receive 3 issues of The Fenton Flyer, and all privileges as with an annual membership, at the reduced rates of $15 for a Primary membership and $2.50 for an Associate membership. 

For the 2019 membership year we are offering a Red/Ruby Carnival mouse (pressed at Mosser Glass) for $33 and a Teal Carnival mouse 

(pressed at Mosser Glass) for $29.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2019 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 2019

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is Ruby/Red Carnival which is available for $33.  Next is the Teal Carnival mouse available for $29.  Both colors of mice were made at the Mosser Glass Co.  These mice are available to members renewing for the 2019 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 2019 annual mice.

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New Year - New Glass

By Sharon Fenner

First is a Satin Teal mouse, made at Mosser Glass, hand-painted by Frances Burton in the NFGS exclusive 'Patches' design, Mould Fund Mouse #5, available to members for $60.

Here we have a Red/Ruby mouse, made at Mosser Glass, hand-painted by Susan Bryan with a sweet design so appropriate for Valentine's Day. A Perfect Valentine's gift for only $75.

Blue Burmese Old World Cruets

By Joyce Stein

                                                                            Read all about how Joyce and Bob Stein realized their dream of having these beautiful Blue Burmese cruets created! Note: a OOAK with a double handle!

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More Fenton Mysteries

By Doug McIntosh                                                                            

At left is this month's mystery item - a #8200 heart box in Ruby.  


By Becki Ann Selby

Below:  Connie Duncan spotted this Cranberry Opalescent candleholder while watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  

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





Only in Williamstown

By Millie Coty

Left: A Lincoln Inn 10" slightly flared vase in the undocumented color, Rose.  It was purchased in October at the estate sale of life-long Williamstown residents. 

Our Friend Delmer Stowasser

By Ellen Stohler

The author shares their experiences during times spent with Delmer Stowasser.  Below is a picture of Ken S. and DelmerS. 

Below is the NFGS souvenir vase made by Dave Fetty, with input from Robert Barber, Delmer Stowasser, and Dave Fetty.                                         JF19-6-VASE.jpg

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The Colors that Show

By Philip Burton

(Reprinted with permission from the May 2014 edition of the New England Carnival Glass Assoc.)





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Tales from Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner


Below:  Topaz Opalescent Rib Optic vase, 6" high, mould #1925.  This vase is pictured in John Walk's book, Fenton Rarities 1940-1985, on page 109.

Right:  Cranberry Oplaescent Rib Optic creamer is a sample made in the 1970s.

Right below:  Cranberry Opalescent Rib Optic egg, 5" tall, purchased recently at auction.




Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

Below top:  Federal Glass Sharon (aka Cabbage Rose) pink plate.  This is machine made, therefore is considered Depression Glass.



Below left:  Beaumont Daisy in Criss-Cross Blue Opalescent Pitcher.  The pattern dates back to 1895. 

Below:  Tiffin Black Grotesque Cat.  The Alley Cat came to Fenton from US Glass.  Tiffin was a division of US Glass. To distinguish a Fenton black Alley Cat from a Tiffin Alley Cat, examine the satin finish - the Tiffin finish is acid etched, therefore beyond smooth.

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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: Mandarin Red #893 Ginger Jar with Gold enameled decoration.

Below left:Grecian Gold #655 cigarette box with ornate cutting.

Below right:  Mongolian Green #621 flared, cupped vase - a treatment seldom seen.

Bottom left: Wisteria Crystal Satin etched #844 covered bonbon with flower bud finial handle.

Bottom right: Royal Blue #308 cigarette box with intaglio flower lid.



October and November on eBay:                Fenton Nativity Sets Rock!

By Doug McIntosh

Below:  26-piece Fenton offering (16-pieces were Burmese); $925; Best Offer

Below center:  First Edition 12-piece nativity set; $750; Buy it Now offer.

Left bottom: 26-inch reverse painted lamp, 1997 Connoisseur Collection; $850; Buy it Now 

Right top:  3-piece Plum Opalescent Fairy Light; $900; 47 bids; 8 bidders.

Right bottom:  Mandarin Red Slag #646 10-inch candlestick; $790; 28 bids; 8 bidders.



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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

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