May - June 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.



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


When Life Hands You Lemons - Make Lemonade!

By Sharon Fenner


The NFGS Thirtieth Anniversary  Convention is cancelled, but just as in years past we are introducing our 2020 Souvenir. Sadly, this is our final quantity of Burmese Happiness Birds. We have been saving them for this special milestone.



Designed and hand-painted by Former Fenton Designer Frances Burton, in a beautiful Lily design that complements the blush.  The Lily is the symbol of the 30th Anniversary and the Happiness Bird is the emblem of the NFGS, making this a very special souvenir! 

The Happiness Bird is limited to one per Primary Member / household, while supplies last on a first come/first serve basis, for $85.00.




Lemonade from Lemons:

'Virtual' Convention Glass Sales

By Sharon Fenner

Second in a series of 'Birds of Prey' is the Peregrine Falcon which was made in Opal glass at Mosser Glass. Fenton Gift Shop designer Michelle Kibbe created and hand-painted our realistic raptor, chosen because a pair of Peregrines nested in the Fenton factory while the Gift Shop was still open.

The Peregrine Falcon is limited to one per Primary Member / household, for $119.00.

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To complement the Peregrine Falcon figurine, we are offering a Fenton Crystal Super Iceberg embellished with the raptor on a branch with a mountain scene background. This iceberg is reverse hand-painted, giving it depth, by Gift Shop Artist Michelle Kibbe. 

The iceberg is limited to one per Primary Member / household for $99.00.  





Sage Mist NFGS Mouse 

Patches #8

Sage Mist was the first glass color offered to NFGS members in 1991 - a Peacock vase and a Happiness Bird.  'Patches' is a NFGS exclusive design first offered on Burmese critters. Frances Burton created this eigth in a series cute little mouse. This is our final lot of Sage Mist mice, so quantities are very limited. 

The mouse is limited to one per Primary Member / household, for $60.00.  



By Becki Ann Selby

Matthew Light spotted theis Ruby Overlay Melon vase on an episode of 'Star Trek' - from the 1960s!



NFGS 2020 Annual Convention



Right: #1800-6.5" Sheffield vase in plain Topaz or Vaseline, extremely rare.

Below left: Silvertone etch #35 whiskey, heavy-bottomed made in two sizes, this 1oz. (2.5" tall), and a 5 oz. (4" tall).

Bottom left: Rose satin etched #2000A Pineapple 7" cupped plate or low bowl.

Row 2 right top: San Toy etched 14" two-part rectangular relish tray.

Row 2 right bottom: Crystal satin Sheffield #1800 flat candy or bonbon with Halo etching. Shape is extremely rare.

Bottom right:  1621-E Dolphin handled bonbon in Amber with alternating panel of moulded pattern and acid etching, first Amber example of this pattern in any shape.

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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Fenton's 1969 Opal Production

By Matthew Light


Right: Opal Hobnail Boudoir Light, 1968. Fenton created a formula that was a lighter, grayer, and more translucent Milk Glass, called 'special opal lighting glass'. 

Below left: 3608 OP Opal Hobnail Fairy Light, 1968.

Below right: 3608 BB Bluebells on (regular) Milk Glass Fairy Light, c. 1971.





2020 Display Table Challenge - #1

Cranberry Polka Dot

Display by Doug McIntosh

Offered from January 1955 to July 1956

There are 19 moulds in this line.



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2020 Display Table Challenge - #2

Dave Fetty Pieces

Display by Belinda Fetty

Mosaic * Monet's Garden * Hanging Hearts * Pulled Feather * Drapery 

Window Egg * Donut Pitcher * Footed Bowl  Vase * Footed Teapot * Egg * Orb * Donut * 5165 Blown Cat 

Framed Photo of Frank Fenton and  David Fetty

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Fenton Lights up eBay

By Doug McIntosh

Below: #3907 Blue Opalescent 24" hobnail GWTW lamp; $900; Buy-it-Now (BIN)

Below: 1980s Topaz Opalescent hobnail 15-piece punch set; $1900; Best-Offer- Accepted (BOA)



Left bottom: 57-inch Blue Opalescent hobnail floor lamp; note the interesting base; offered at $1300; sold for $895 in a Best Offer Accepted (BOA)   

Below center: 6-inch Amethyst Carnival advertising bowl; Garden Mum pattern; $799.87 in a Buy-it-Now format   

Below bottom: 21-inch three globe Cranberry Dot Optic banquet lamp; $822 in a Buy-it-Now format   


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Remembering Richard Delaney

August 28, 1947 - April 17, 2020

He worked for the Fenton Art Glass Company for his entire 32 year career.

Survived by his wife of 50years, Loreta; daughter Meredith, son Matthew, and many others.

Designs attributed to him:



'Doe and Buck' vases for NFGS

Hurricanes and Astral Lamps with 'Love Birds' and 'Poinsettia'

'Floral' on Rose Quartz for the first Connoiseur Collection

'Danielle' on 8812 vases

WVU 'Mountaineer' 7-piece group in 1983

'Iris', floral (Rose), 'Butterfly', 'Love Birds'

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2020 NFGS Convention


Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society

Virtual 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