July - August '11

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.



 Convention/Fenton related activities you may wish to add to your agenda:

Marietta Glass and Antique Show - Washington County Fairgrounds, 922 Front Street, Marietta, OH.  Thursday, July 28th, 3pm - 6pm; Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th 8am - 4 pm.


Williamstown Glass Show - Williamstown Elementary School, West 5th Street, Wednesday, July 27th until Wednesday, August 3rd, 8am - ??


Stretch Glass Society Convention - Comfort Inn -  open to non-members on Thursday, July 28th from noon until 5pm, and Friday, July 29th from 10am - ??


Comfort Inn, Marietta, OH - Room shopping begins as soon as dealers arrive.


Fenton Gift Shop Tent Sale - parking lot across from the Gift Shop.


Auction at Dexter City, OH - Friday, July 29 - 10  AM 

Randy Clark, Auctioneer   


3000 Plus Pieces of Glassware
Stark County, Massillon, Ohio
Evaline V. Kirkpatrick Estate
Massillon Knights of Columbus Hall at
988 Cherry Rd. NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646   
Directions: From US Rt. 30 take St. Rt. 21 north to Cherry Rd. west to Auction on
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 10:00 AM
Featuring over 3000 pieces of glassware consisting of: Fenton, Imperial, Deganhart, Brody, Northwood Wheeling, Tiara, Diamond Candle Co., Fire King, Pyrex, Federal and West Moreland.  Some unusual items; covered chickens, old milk glass, opalescent glass, black glass,  retriever platter, blue swirl glass, pink overlay milk glass, milk glass ships, animals on baskets, Burmese vases, Give Us our Daily Bread bowl, Buttons and Bows pattern and 100’s more.  WAY TOO MUCH TO MENTION ALL! Each kind of glassware has 100 + pieces, especially Fenton.  (Auctioneer indicated there are 1,000 - 2,000 pieces of Fenton)  ATTENTION!!!! There will be 2 Auctions at the same time, Bring a friend and your trucks.
Terms of Chattels:  10% Buyer’s Premium added to final bid. Cash, Check with proper ID, Master Card, Visa, and Discover
Announcement sale date takes precedence over printed advertising. All bidders must register.
  Sale by the order of Susan Kirkpatrick-Wilyat, Executrix of the Evaline V. Kirkpatrick Estate Case #212071
Auctioneer –Rodney Dimmerling


Below are the photos appearing in the July - August 2011 issue of the Fenton Flyer.
 2011 Convention Raffle Items

We are pleased to feature as First Prize one of the very limited "Confetti" Alley Cats.  Approximately 12 of this color combination were created.  Colors included are blues, green, and shades of pink.  Each cat is truly a One-Of-A- Kind!  It was purchased in the "Collector's Sale" room during the 2010 NFGS convention.



The second prize is an awesome One-Of-A-Kind Aubergine fan vase designed and hand-painted by Robin Spindler.  Notice the dragonfly on the foot.5611fanvase.JPG 5611fanTop.JPG5611fanfoot.JPG

Third prize is an Opaque Blue Rib Optic lamp, sure to "light up" anyone's life.


The raffle is open to NFGS members only. 


Raffle tickets are only $10 each, or three for $20.  You need not be present to win.  If the winner isn't present, the prize will be shipped.  The names of the winners will be drawn following the NFGS banquet on August 1, 2011.  Tickets will be included with your copy of the NFGS Fenton Flyer.  You may return them along with your convention registration, or if you aren't planning to attend the convention, you may use the convention registration envelope to send them to the NFGS office. 

2011 Convention Souvenir

Coming or going, right or left, this awesome pachyderm will stand out in the herd!!  We have only 101 of these Iridized Ruby Amberina elephants for our members.  It can be ordered when registering for the convention and picked up in the glass sales room.  Members not attending the convention can place their order and it will be set aside and shipped after the convention.  

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 Introducing the Convention Pin!!

It showcases the Ruby Amberina working elephant sold in the holiday offering.  It is the perfect addition to your NFGS pin collection!  


5611pin-lite.JPG  Members may order when registering for the convention.  It will be placed in the packets of convention attendees.  For those not attending the convention, pins will be shipped.  Actual shipping cost will be added.  Check the NFGS Exclusives page for additional pins.  

Mary Walrath's Love Bouquet - Series 1...................By Tom Norskov



Clockwise from above: Close-up of the "Love Bouquet" design;  set #12 of 148; photos of the signatures on the bases; tulip vase



A Tribute to Richard Staats - ............By Millie Coty & David Matheny

7-8-11R_Staats.JPG  Richard L. Staats, 90, of Parkersburg, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011.  Richard and his second wife, Ruby, were avid Fenton collectors and very active with the NFGS, although he became less involved after Ruby‘s death in 2001. (Ruby worked for years in the Hospitality Room.) Richard served as the third president of the NFGS from July of 1995 to July of 1998 and edited The Fenton Flyer newsletter from July 1993 to July 1998. Never one to shrug off work, he was also the NFGS Convention chairperson from September of 1995 through July of 1998. It was his organizational skills that guided the NFGS through the transition from an all-volunteer club operating out of homes to a full-fledged small business with a secretary and an office. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Richard wrote and contributed many articles to The Fenton Flyer. It seemed fitting to reprint as a memorial one such whimsical article that appeared in the November/December 1993 newsletter.


A Fenton Wedding

Priscilla was putting her Thumbprint on the marriage certif-icate. Mandarin was preparing the Bowknot.

The mood was Carnival.

The guests wore Ruby carnations or a sprig of Pink Dogwood. The bride wore a Blue Satin gown with Asters and Dusty Rose slippers. The groom wore a Blue Ridge tie, Powder Pink jacket, Ebony trousers and White Satin shoes. Lighting was by Candleglow.
The Best Man wore a Cranberry Polka Dot shirt, Royal Blue jeans and Powder Blue sneakers. The father wore a Jade Green shirt, Chocolate overalls and Hobnail boots. The napkin Ring was carried on a Diamond Optic tray.
The flower girls, dressed in Colonial Blue gowns trimmed with Spanish Lace, scattered Roses, Violets, Asters, Lilies, Pansies and Dogwood petals along the aisle.
The bride‘s Lily-of-the-Valley bouquet was caught by Autumn Vasa Murrhina who was wearing her Bubble Optic swimsuit.

They Stretched the cake and served a Custard, ducked the rice, dashed to the Plymouth, and drove down Orange Tree Lane, headed for the Honeysuckle suite at the Lincoln Inn.


7-8-11Tangerine375.JPG  An example of the many tables of gorgeous glass you will have the opportunity to view.

7-8-11school375.JPG  The NFGS Annual Consignment Auction will be held at the Williamstown High School.

 Meet the 2011 NFGS Board of Directors Candidates

Robby Alverson
 Anthony "Tony" Burgess
 Ckris Cord

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 Edward "Ed" Herb
 L. David Matheny
 Sarah Plummer


Please read the biographies of the six candidates pictured above and return your ballot to the NFGS office.



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 21st Annual NFGS Convention July 30, July 31 & August 1st

Fenton's Bridesmaid Dolls........By Becki Ann Selby

Many beautiful examples of Fenton's 5228 Bridesmaid dolls are on display in a curio.  Below is a Burmese doll beautifully done in the Log Cabin design purchased at Fenton's 2011 Spring Appreciation Event.




Below are more examples of the bridesmaid doll.  At right is the Alice in Wonderland Doll and the Cheshire cat, a 2010 VIP Night Exclusive set.



eBay Finds...........

By Ckris Cord

Keeping Your Eyes Open.... By John Walk

Off - eBay Finds ..... 

By Ckris Cord

 Frank Would Have Loved This.....By Thomas K. Smith
 Look for these feature articles in the future!!
 We hope to see you at the 21st Annual NFGS Convention!!