This page is designed to complement The Fenton FlyerThe Fenton Flyer is printed in black and white, with color highlights on several pages, but without full color photos.  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 are due January 1st of each year.  If you have yet to renew, you may do so by visiting the NFGS Membership page and use the PayPal option.  Missed issues of The Fenton Flyer may

be purchased from the NFGS office.

If you wish to become a member of the NFGS please visit the Membership page.    

2014 Membership NFGS Mice!

Offered in Ruby and Beautiful Autumn Gold

By Sharon Fenner

The NFGS mice for 2014 were pressed at Fenton's Collectibles, Republic, Missouri.  They arrived at the NFGS office the weekend of December 7th, were checked, boxed for shipping, labeled, and mailed shortly thereafter.  They are available at one per member to those who have renewed their membership for the 2014 membership year.  Very few remain. 




Attention Absentee Bidders.....

Items will be offered in the Banquet Auction

By Sharon Fenner

Banquet Auction Item A is a Green Opaline 10.5-inch satinized vase with an awesome Bass design by Fenton designer J. K. Spindler.

Banquet Auction Item B is a Cobalt Blue NFGS Mouse on a font with a "Roses" design by Fenton Artist Kim Barley.

 Banquet Auction Item C is an eight-piece progressive set #CV001 J8 Cranberry Opalescent Diamond Optic 7-inch Pinch vase with White Roses and Blue Forget-Me-Nots; hand-painted by Susan Massey; June 2000 QVC; with George Fenton's signature.  



NFGS Annual Convention Raffle

By Sharon Fenner 

We have two great one-of-a-kind items in our 2014 raffle.  First, is a Fairy Tale Doll designed and hand-painted by award-winning Fenton artist Robin Spindler.  The Milk Glass doll is wearing a deep pink hooded cape and she is carrying a bouquet of flowers created with pink crystals.  She is very unique!!!

Next, is a Ruby Amberina Satin Working Elephant hand-painted by Fenton designer Michelle Kibbe.  This beautiful pachyderm is adorned with a floral and scroll design, enhanced with beads.

Tickets are available to NFGS members only for $4 each, or 3 for $10.  Tickets can be purchased in any amount,  for either item, as specified.  Please fill out the appropriate area on the registration form and mail it, along with your check, to the NFGS office.  The drawing will be held following the NFGS Banquet on Monday, July 28th.  You need not be present to win.  If the winner is absent, the raffle item will be shipped following the convention.


Adorable Convention Souvenir!

By Sharon Fenner

This cute little 5151 Crystal Satin Bear was designed and hand-painted by Fenton artist Kim Barley.  First, she air-brushed the little bear a soft brown color, then she "dressed" him in overalls and a T-shirt and placed a hat on his head.  He  

can use it to swat the bees!  Note the cute little NFGS mouse peeking over the top of the basket.  The attention to detail is awesome!  This will undoubtedly be our final "completely" Fenton convention souvenir.  Don't miss out - place your order early.  They are available at one per household for $49 each.  Refer to The Fenton Flyer for pick-up or shipping information.        






2014 Convention Pin

By Sharon Fenner

The2014 Convention Pin commemorates the many great times we have had on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler.  The pin is a 1.5-inch round - a plate was photographed.  As soon as a pin is available, we will photograph it and post the picture.  Please place your order by marking the appropriate lines on the registration form, and mailing your check to the NFGS office.


It Is Conventon Time Once Again!

By Millie Coty

JA14_Shoneys.jpgThe First-Timer's Dinner will be at Shoney's on  Saturday evening following the Fenton Art Glass Museum Auction.


The NFGS Consignment Auction, Sunday afternoon, is open to the public.  See the Auction pages for details and pictures.

We will enjoy and exciting game of Bingo on Sunday.


The three- hour excursion on the Muskingum River will be on Sunday evening, July 27th.  We will be passing through Lock & Dam #2.




Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore


Right:  Orange Viking Glass Mushroom - often listed as Fenton, made by Dave Fetty

Below left:  Corn Vase by Dugan, pre-daes Fenton's years of production

Below right:  This pitcher was made by the Phoenix Art Glass Company in approximately 1889.   


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 Tom Smith's mantra, "Know your Shapes!!"                          






Meet the 2014 NFGS Board of Directors Candidates

Please vote for no more than 4 of the candidates.  Ballots, enclosed with the Flyer, must be postmarked by July 17, 2014.


Steve Duncan - Kansas City, Missouri

Jay Kabinoff - Albany, New York

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Charles Lyngaas - Antioch, Illinois

L. David Matheny - Belpre, Ohio


Hospitality Room to Feature Homemade Desserts!

Contact Kay Saionz


Kay Saionz - Fremont, Ohio


What a Surprise Find!

By Roy Ash



Top right:  Fenton #898 Vases in various colors left to right:  Mandarin Red, Ebony, Crystal Satin with San Toy etch and Sung Ko decoration.

Right:  Recently discovered Mandarin Red #898 Vase.

Below:  Raised numeral 8s on the bottom of the newly discovered Mandrin Red #898 Vase.



Goldenrod or Yellow Overlay?               How to Know the Difference.

By Anne Blackmore


Right:  11-inch Goldenrod vase sold recently on eBay for $749.99.

Below left:  Examples of Yellow Overlay pieces.

Below right:  Examples of Goldenrod pieces.

The yellow of Goldenrod is more vivid.

To our knowledge, there were no like moulds in the production of both colors.

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Who Was Your Angel?                      Keeping Your Eyes Open

By John Walk


You never know when someone walks into your life what effect they will have on you.  Just welcome them with open arms!



Buyer Beware --Not Fenton!

By Anne Blackmore

Crystal with Red and Green swirls.  Is it a never-before-seen Fenton #6458 11-inch vase?  The author offers many "tips" for determining if the vase is actually Fenton.






Right:  Two 1930s Milk Glass lamps.  One is the No. 10-C series and the other is a similar lamp on a brass stem and marble base.

Below center:  The familiar etched No. 2 decoration on a #681 8-inch plate.  Typically found on stretch glass, this plate is plain.

Bottom left:  An unusual Stippled Rays berry set with a Magnolia enameled decoration is at the bottom.  The top picture is of a table set with the same decoration.

Bottom right:  #1502 Diamond Optic sherbet in Royal Blue.

More information about these unusual piece can be found in The Fenton Flyer






The Fenton Barometer:  A few cloud breaks for sellers, continued sunny for buyers

By Doug McIntosh

Row 1 left:  9-inch Karnack Red footed bowl; $3,176.76; 5 bids

Row 1 right:  8-inch Marigold Carnival Peter Rabbit bowl; $850.00; 2 bids 



Below:  100th Anniversary Burmese 4-horn epergne; $511.00; 95 bids

Right:  Burmese J.K. Spindler OOAK 13.5-inch "Lynx" vase; $2,183.96; 69 bids  JA14_EPERGNE-1.jpg

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Above: 1925 7-inch handled Mosaic vase; $1,331.66; 27 bids

Above:  2002 Burmese Song Sparrow GWTW lamp; $1,201.00; 9 bids


Stretch Glass Convention

By Millie Coty 


Quality Inn, Marietta, Ohio, July 23 - July 25


Other "Violets in the Snow" (Part 2)

By Richard Karman

Right: Emerald Crest 5.5-inch double-crimped bon-bon

Below: Silver Crest 6.25-inch fan vase

Below right:  Silver Crest 6.25-inch fan vase, simpler design

Bottom left:  Silver Crest #7201 sugar and creamer (comparing leaf designs)

Bottom right:  Silver Crest 6.25-inch fan vases (comparing foliage)


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Northwood Made Waterlily and Cattail?  Some tips and tricks to tell the difference

By Anne Blackmore and Sarah Smith

The Fenton tumbler is on the left and is more "blue" in all pictures.  There are subtle differences in the leaf shape, the flower, the lily pad, and under the design.  Can you find them? 

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Make Plans to attend the

24th Annual NFGS Convention

July 26, 27, & 28, 2014


Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 23 - 25, 2014


Fantastic Post-1940 Fenton Finds From eBay and Elsewhere

By Anne Blackmore

Right:  Rare Topaz Opalescent Thumbprint Chip and Dip Set; did not sell

Row 2:  Blue Pastel Bathroom Set, with Original Labels; $255.00; 8 bids

Row 3 left:  Green Opalescent Hobnail Punch Set, Complete in Box; $450.00; 16 bids

Row 3 right:  Silvercrest Clock, Charleton decorated; seen at Midwest antique show  

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Below:  Custard Hanging Hearts 11-piece Water Set, Robert Barber; did not sell


Below:  Plum Opalescent Hobnail Heart Relish, Made for LeVay; $262.00; 31 bidsJA14_Plum_heart_dish.jpg


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

By Anne Blackmore


Right: Wistaria Iced Tea Jug and Base; seen at an antique show in the Midwest

Row 2 left:  Ruby Daisy and Button Fan Vase; in a private collection

Row 2 right:  Ruby Stretch Candlesticks, 10-inches tall, ware #349; seen on eBay

Row 3 left:  Black Two-piece Reamer, ware #1619; in a private collection 

Row 3 right:  Pekin Blue 6-inch Jug; $305.00; 4 bids

Bottom row:  Cameo Opalescent #1672 Candlesticks;in a private collection 




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Make plans now to attend the 24th Annual NFGS Convention July 26, 27, & 28, 2014.

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