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 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.


Something for Everyone!

By Sharon Fenner

A picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let the pictures speak for these awesome items.  Absentee bids may be placed on the items by NFGS members.  Please click on the NFGS Auction 2019 pages, to the left, for additional information and PDFs of the Absentee Bid Forms.

Don't miss an opportunity to add these AWESOME works of art, designed and decorated by Fenton artists! 


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2019 NFGS Convention Registration Raffle Exclusives!

By Sharon Fenner

Available to all NFGS members are these three one-of-a-kind items created by three very talented artists. 

At right is an adorable Crouching Cat designed and hand-painted by CC Hardman.  Below right is a Ruby Hippo created by Susan Bryan to compliment the mouse she did for our Valentine's Day offer.  


In the left hand column is a Black Fenton Foal embellished by Vicki Curren.  The design really stands out on the black canvas.

The glass for each of these items was made at the Fenton Art Glass Company prior to shutting down.

For more information, please check out the article in the Flyer.

The raffle is listed on the Registration Form included with the May/June issue of The Fenton Flyer.  Tickets are $4 each or three for $10.  You may purchase as many tickets as you wish, and divide them any way you like.  Tickets will be filled out in the NFGS office, and the drawing will be held following the NFGS Banquet on July 29.  If the winner isn't present, he/she will be notified and the item will be shipped postage paid.  


We're Going Green - Jade that is--           Our 2019 Convention Souvenir!

By Sharon Fenner


These beautiful Jade Carnival Working Elephants were made at the Mosser Glass Company.  They may be purchased by indicating such on the Registration Form for $50, plus $3.63 tax, unless you are tax exempt.  You may Email, phone, or mail your order along with payment to the NFGS office.    


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NFGS 2019 Annual Convention Pin

By Sharon Fenner

Ken Stohler has done it again!  He and Ellen have chosen to feature  a ghost made exclusively for the NFGS.  The dimensions are 1.25H X 1.125W, with two posts, set off with a black and gold border. 

Limited to 100, priced at $8 (tax included), it can be yours if you include it on your Registration Form, or email, phone, or mail your order to the NFGS office.  If you will be attending the convention, your pin will be placed in your convention packet.  If not, the pins will be mailed following the convention.   

Helpful Hint:

By Joyce Stein

The writer shares how to determine if the mushroom you have is indeed made at Fenton, and goes into greater detail regarding whether the mushroom was made by Delmer Stowasser in the 1980s.



eBay 'High'-lights for April and May

By Doug McIntosh

Shown are the top-grossing Fenton auctions on eBay during the months of April and May.

Below left: Red Carnival 36" embossed 'Rose' GWTW lamp, $1725.00; 7 bids; 2 bidders

Bottom left: Topaz Opalescent Hobnail cookie jar, (1941-43) w/older replaced handle. $1499.99 BIN

Right: Blue Ridge 7-pc. dresser set, 1986 Connoisseur Collection, #356/1000; $895.00; BOA

Right center: 13" Lotus Mist Burmese vase, 2019 OOAK by Michelle Kibbe w/'Gambel's Quail' design, $909.00; 8 bids; 3 bidders 

Right bottom: 8.75" Opal Satin vase, 2019 OOAK by Kim Barley w/'Wagon Train' design, $792.75; 33 bids; 4 bidders 






Auction Surprise

By Tim Starcher

This #1922 9" Silver Crest top hat (pre-logo) was an educational find, even though badly damaged. With the expert help of Frances Burton, it was learned that the hat had been decorated as a paint test sample by Louise Piper. 

Fenton purchased powdered paint from Ferro Corporation. Louise sampled this top hat on May 3, 1968 (5-3-68). 






What will the glob of glass become???


Tales from Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner

At left is a ceiling globe or fount globe made for LG

Wright by the Fenton Art Glass Company. At right is a milk pitcher, also in the Dot and Miter pattern.  They were made in French Opalescent, Blue Opalescent and Cranberry Opalescent.



Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore


Right top: Consolidated Ash Rose Cased Vase from the Regent Line - #4112-CH

Below: Jefferson Glass Co. Aurora Borealis Vase, in Green Opalescent, produced in approximately 1903.

Right bottom: Northwood Jade #725 Candlesticks, twist-style, were part of the Rainbow line.  They can be found in Jade, Black, Transparent Blue, Amber, and Chinese Coral.





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!!"


Just as the Fenton Art Glass Company has a special place in the history of carnival glass, carnival glass has a special place in the history of Fenton. Pictured are some early pieces.


Right: Diamond and Rib Marigold jardiniere, a rare shape made circa 1911 from a funeral vase mould.

Row two: Unlisted non-iridized glass made circa 1930s , made from the Leaf Tiers #1790 (Stippled Leaf) mould. At left is a plate, at right a bowl.

Bottom row: At left is a Stiegel Green Plymouth 8oz. Highball tumbler. At right is a small, ruffled Stippled Rays bowl in Teal. (Shown upside down to display the base color.)






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".


2019 NFGS Convention

July 27, 28, & 29

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 24 - 26, 2019

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