May - June 2021


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 le ft 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

For 2021, we offered two mice in Dandelion Yellow Carnival ($33) - a very bright opaque yellow, and Green Opalescent Iridized. The Green Opalescent Iridized mouse has sold out.  We are substituting Ruby Slag Iridized ($33) or Orange Slice Satin ($25).

Primary Members who are current on their 2021 dues may order their choice of two of the mice, per household. All colors are quite limited. 





For those who have yet to register for the NFGS 2021 Convention, there are no more rooms available at the Wingate Hotel. For other lodging choices please refer to the list of Vienna/Parkersburg accommodations in the May/June Flyer. It’s not too late to register, and there are multiple lodging options near the Grand Pointe Center in Vienna. We hope to see you at our 30th Convention in our 31st year!




We Like Meeces to Pieces!

By Sharon Fenner  

We extend our caring thoughts to those who have had Covid-19 and to those who lost someone close to them due to the pandemic.

We 'thank' those in the health-care field for their tireless dedication to combat this virus.



Above we have a glossy Mosser-made Crown Tuscan NFGS mouse all decked out in her mask and gloves, ready to 'jab' her next patient. Susan Bryan designed and hand-painted this little mouse as a dedicated health-care worker.  


Below we have a Mosser-made Caramel 5148 mouse looking cute-as-can-be celebrating the arrival of Spring! CC Hardman designed and decorated this little mouse with beautiful daisies and a sweet grey mouse holding a daisy just for you!


Beginning May 25, you may phone or email the NFGS office with your order.  

They are available on a first come / first serve basis and limited to one per household / NFGS Primary member, for $75 each.

After June 15, if there are any remaining mice, you may order an additional mouse.





The NFGS 31st Annual Convention Souvenir Will Brighten Your Day!

By Sharon Fenner

Susan Bryan has captured the Yellow or Golden Oriole perfectly on our Dandelion Carnival Happiness bird. Stunning!!!

One per Primary member / household, first come / first serve as they are quite limited.



It is listed on the Convention registration form for $85, plus $6.16 tax if picked up during the Convention. If shipped please add $10. If you are an Ohio resident, please add tax. MJ21-1-ORIOLE_FRT.jpg



Remembering Sue Fischer...

It is with much sadness that we share Charlotte Sue Fischer, 67, passed away February 9, 2021, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Sue, as she was known to NFGS members, was our Secretary for about 8 years, resigning in the Fall of 2006. If you attended Conventions during those years, you may remember her working at the registration table, or you may have had a phone conversation with her at some time.

She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Orvie and her sons Ben (Mandy Jenkins) of Brooklyn, NY, and Will (Meredith Gray), of Bowie, MD, and her granddaughter, Anna Fischer. She will be missed by many relatives, friends, and by members of the NFGS.




Dave Fetty Back to 'Work'

By Doug McIntosh                                                MJ21-8-DAVE_F.jpg

Following the NFGS Board meeting on April 17, members had a chance to see Dave Fetty producing glass at Henderson Hall, in Boaz, WV. Unless one knew he is an extended-recovery Covid victim, it wasn't evident while watching him create his unique creations. 

Dave's creations are available for purchase when visiting Henderson Hall.




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Fenton eBay in February/ March '21 Robin, Rubina Verde and Rarities

By Doug McIntosh

Top left: Topaz curtain optic vase with a Cobalt crest and blue handles, sold for $3199.00

Row 2 left: Green Transparent elephant; $1426.00; 33 bid; 7 bidders

Row 3 left: 11.5-inch Rosalene vase decorated by Robin Spindler - 'Chickadees and Dogwood'; $1225.00; 12 bids; 2 bidders

Bottom left: 6.75-inch Gray flip vase by Robin Spindler - 'My Shepherd'; $1600.00; 9 bids; 4 bidders



Below right: 12-inch pillow vase with the Murphy/Bomkamp 'Sail Away' cameo cutting; $1200.00; twice!

Row 2 right: Jade elephant planter; offered at $1800.00; Best Offer was accepted

Rows 3 & 4 right: Rubina Verde ' Dragonfly with Thorn Apple' design. 7-piece grouping from 1997-98; sold for $1200.00. The original retail price was a total of $1549.00. 

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Left top: Ivory Crest squat ball jug whimsy from the #201 vase, plus Custard and Crystal Diamond Optic tumblers

Left center: unlisted pair of #2318 Mandarin Red 6-inch candelabras 

Left bottom: #1618 Wisteria Elephant flower bowl

Below right: Georgian ruffled comport whimsy from the vase mould, in opaque beige/pink  or 'Crown Tuscan'  




Below bottom: #200 Guest Set pitcher in Royal Blue (Cobalt) Carnival. It sold for $1000.00                                             MJ21-9-Crown_Tuscan_Fenton_Georgian_comport.jpg




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Fenton Artisan Series - Masterworks Collection

By Sharon and Alan Fenner

In 1985 Fenton deviated from the style typically offered by introducing the Artisan Series, which consisted of the 'Geometrics' and the 'Masterworks' collections. Designed to appeal to the more contemporary market, it consisted of three blown shapes of cased glass - #8801 12-inch oval, #8804 10-inch sphere, and #8803 15-inch tall triangle vases. The design is attributed to Mastercraftsman Delmer Stowasser. 

The vases were offered in four color combinations:

KM - Blue interior, White exterior, French Blue and Pink stripes, Blue dot (all three shapes) 

NV - Navy interior, Grey exterior, 2 stripes, Navy dot (oval)

TV - Teal interior, Grey exterior, 2 stripes, Teal dot (sphere)

 UV - Red interior, Grey exterior, 2 stripes, Red dot (triangle)






Above: Sample vases, not added to the line Left: Ruby roll, Ruby bud, black stringers            MJ21-10-11-table.JPG

Above: Convention Table Display - 2009



Eagle Update--

By Sharon Fenner

The Bald Eagles that were on back-order have shipped. A total of seventy eagles were sold.

Also, those who participated in the Display Table Challenge, should have received their Opal Iridized Eagle. 

Thank you for your orders and patience!


July 24 - 26, 2021

Convention Headquarters - Vienna, WV

Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center

Wingate by Wyndham Hotel



Unusual Fenton Lamps:                        for Better or...

By Doug McIntosh

Enjoy seeing familiar pieces of Fenton looking a bit different from when they were made. The lamp prices ranged from $299.00 to $1350.00.

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How Gold Ruby Becomes Mulberry 

(1) Gold Ruby begins as a green-ish-gold color and becomes (2) a dark, intense red after reheating. (3) A small amount of Gold Ruby is cut from the end of the molten Ruby roll attached to the end of a blow pipe, (4) then cased with an Ocean Blue glass, (5) and blown into a rib optic mould. (6) It is heated, expanded, and (7) blown into the mould of the vase shape.  MJ21-12-Mulberry.JPG

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Convention Registration Raffle Exclusives for 2021

By Sharon Fenner


We are excited to offer three unique one-of-a-kind items via our 2021 Convention Registration Raffle. Featured are three Fenton artists, each with their own special style of decorating - Kim Barley, Frances Burton, and Truda Mendenhall.

The first item is a Fenton Milk Glass Satin Happiness Bird, patriotically decorated in red and blue on white. This eye-catching example of Trudy's intricate hand-painted design of butterflies, flowers, a heart and scrolls would be an awesome addition to your collection.


Nobody does whimsey and Halloween better than Kim Barley, and this Mosser Caramel Ghost is no exception. A bat, a hat, a cat, and several jack-o-lanterns adorn this ghost. Check out the spider in the web sharing a piece of candy corn. It just 'screams' Halloween!



On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have this beautiful Fenton Mulberry vase which has been sand-carved then adorned with a gorgeous floral design, highlighted with gold, created by Frances Burton. The photo doesn't do it justice! Sadly, we won't be seeing any more Mulberry glass since Fenton is no longer producing these lovely fade-up glass treatments. Take a chance, buy a chance, you could by chance be the lucky winner!

On your Registration Form please indicate how many tickets you would like to purchase for each item. You may divide the tickets any way you like. Jay will fill out your raffle tickets at the NFGS office. The drawing will be held on Monday evening after the banquet. You need not be present to win. If the winner is not in attendance, he/she will be notified and the raffle item will be shipped after the Convention, postage paid.

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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

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