January - February 2020


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.


NFGS Throwback...                        Our Annual Membership Mice

By Sharon Fenner

We'd like you to meet our membership mice for 2020!  It is rare that we hand-paint our membership mice; only happened in 2009, and again in 2010 which was our 20th year. 

The lily is the flower that represents the 30th anniversary.  Susan Bryan has adorned our Ruby Red mouse with a beautiful white lily.  It can be yours for $60. 

Our Teal mouse has a balloon bouquet; one balloon is especially for the 30th year.  Truda Mendenhall created this little cutie.  You can add this to your collection for $50.

They are available to all NFGS members who are current in their 2020 dues.  They are limited to one of each per Primary member/household for the 2020 membership year.    



Celebrating our 30th Year!!!

1990 - 2020


Love is in the Air...

By Sharon Fenner

Perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day for your someone special, we are offering our NFGS exclusive mouse in Rosemilk, made at the Fenton Art Glass Company in 2002 or 2003.  Frances Burton created this beautiful Victorian design.  It will be available beginning January 14 for $60, one per household/Primary member.  




By Becki Ann Selby

This Charleton decorated cologne bottle was spotted in an "I Love Lucy" episode.


Topaz Opalescent Hobnail          3 Arm Chandelier

By Susie Ballard

Read all about it on page 7 of the Flyer!



Console Sets

Stretch Out discussion will be Thursday, February 13 at 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST,      6 6 pm MST, and 5 pm PST.



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Right center: Royal Blue 12-inch Rib or Fine Rib vase.

Far right: Royal Blue 12-inch #5130 swung "Rings" vase, scarce in this color.

Below left: #1502 Diamond Optic sherbet in Orchid.

Below right: #950 cornucopia candle- holder in Milk Glass, circa 1920s-1930s.

Bottom row: 8-inch Ruby plate from the rare #1720 "Flower Window" pattern made by Fenton circa 1937. The patterned bottom of the plate is shown, as well as a pattern close-up.

We would love to hear of any news you have about new finds of old Fenton so we can share it with the NFGS membership.  Please contact us at oakwoodfarm1@yahoo.com  with the subject heading of "Fenton Classics".  

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Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton

By Anne Blackmore

Below: McKee Brothers Clico Pattern Sherbets. To distinguish Fenton from McKee, compare how the stem attaches to the bowl - Fenton will have two wafers or rings, and McKee will have one.


Below bottom: Viking, or Rainbow,  Amethyst Fruit Paperweight

Below: European-made Amber-Crested Epergne. Both the horn and the bowl are the wrong shapes to be Fenton. The crest is very angular, while Fenton crests are more gently curved.





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


Serendipity?       By Becki Ann Selby

One of our members came across this newspaper article just after she received her Red-Tailed Hawk.

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Thanksgiving Auction

By Becki Ann Selby

Bird Ashtrays in Crystal, Milk Glass and Colonial Blue.


Three Ivy Balls - Lime Opalescent Diamond Optic with a Black base; Cranberry Opalescent Rib Optic with a Milk Glass base, and San Toy with a Crystal base.

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Amethyst Carnival Viking Boat 


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Highlights of Fall eBay Sales

By Doug McIntosh

Right: Regal Iris lamp; Ice Pink Carnival (may be Dusty Rose iridized); asking price $1950.00; sold for $1450.00 - BOA

Below left: 1920s Mosaic candleholder with handle, whimsey top; $1225.01; 26 bids; 6 bidders

Below right: 1920s Mosaic 7-inch, three-footed vase; $1200.00; one bid; one bidder

Center left: 1920s Mosaic 8.5-inch, footed vase; $1200.00; one bid; one bidder

Center right: Cranberry Opalescent Christmas Snowflake lamp with small Snowflake insert in base; asking price $1500.00; sold for $1200.00 - BOA

Row 4 left: 183-piece French Opalescent Hobnail grouping; asking price $1650.00; $1000.00 BOA 

Row 4 right: Unusual 3-globe Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail chandelier; asking price of $1495.00; $1000.00 - BOA

Bottom left: Unusual Cranberry Opalescent Daisy and Fern 33-inch lamp; asking price $1300.00; $900.00 - BOA.


Bottom right: Murphy/Bomkamp Rosalene Cameo 18.5-inch lamp with dragonfly and fern shade and spiderweb and fern base; asking price $1350.00; $900.00 - BOA.      JF20-12-candle.jpg

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2020 NFGS Convention

July 25, 26, & 27

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 22 - 24, 2020


Please use the PDF to print the form, and mail it, along with your check to:

National Fenton Glass Soc.  P. O. Box 4008                        Marietta, OH  45750