MAY - JUNE 2019


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.


Think Spring...Celebrate Easter

By Sharon Fenner

Sure to brighten any day, following the Winter many of us endured, is this harbinger of Spring iceberg designed and hand-painted by Frances Burton. The spotted fawn is enjoying a lovely Spring day with a bunny, NFGS mouse, and a little bird taking a break from her nest of eggs to hang out and enjoy the day. 

They are available, on back order, for $70 each. 



A sweet Easter treat is this little Opal lop-eared bunny designed and hand-painted by CC Hardman.  She adorned this bunny with a fluffy lamb, and fuzzy yellow chich and a half-dozen polka dot pastel eggs. Whether it's purpose is to brighten your home or an Easter treat for someone special, this little critter will make you smile! 

They are available for $75 each.  Very linited!


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Glass Remaining from Jan./Feb. Offering    

By Sharon Fenner

First is a Satin Teal mouse, made at Mosser Glass, hand-painted by Frances Burton in the NFGS exclusive 'Patches' design, Mould Fund Mouse #5, available to members for $60.  Quantity is limited.

Here we have a Red/Ruby mouse, made at Mosser Glass, hand-painted by Susan Bryan with a sweet design so appropriate for Valentine's Day. A Perfect Valentine's gift for only $75.  Quantity is limited.

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.   

More Fenton on eBay than Ever

By Doug McIntosh

Shown are the top-grossing Fenton auctions on eBay during the months of February and March.

Below left: Chinese Yellow reamer and pitcher; sold for 2716.66; six bids; three bidders.

Center left: Kelsey Murphy / Robert Bomkamp sample 'Wild Horses' Cameo design on a 9.75-inch Chocolate vase; sold for $1350.00; Buy-it-Now offering.


Left bottom: Louise Piper 23.5-inch student lamp with a Butterflies-and-flowers design dating from 1983; sold for $1700.00; one bidder.

Top right: Green Opalescent Hobnail punch bowl and base, with 12 cups; sold for $1000.00, in a Buy-it-Now offering.

Bottom right: 36-inch Ruby Carnival Embossed Roses GWTW lamp; sold for $1800.00; from a Best-Offer-Accepted sale. 







2019 NFGS Convention

July 27, 28, and 29

Buyer Beware:  Forged Fetty Signature on Chinese Bear

By Anne Blackmore


This "bear paperweight' was listed on eBay as Fenton, with Dave Fetty's hand-engraved signature.  Fenton did not make bear paperweights.  This color  combination has been seen in Chinese-made bears.   


                                                                             How does a collector avoid making a purchase of a non-Fenton item?  "Know Your Shapes!"  Read you books to familiarize yourself with shapes made by Fenton.  This will help you avoid a costly, and disappointing purchase.                                               MJ19-5-BEAR.jpg


Fenton's Decorating Department

By Ellen Stohler


On the 19th of February, Ellen made a presentation to the South Florida Depression Glass Club. The focus was on Louise Piper's role in reestablishing the decoration department, as well as contributions made by current designers and decorators. 

High points:

Louise began her Fenton career in 1968.

Violets in the Snow was introduced in 1968.

Bluebells on White Milk Glass Hobnail was in the line only in 1972.

Roses on Burmese, introduced in 1972, was the first a floral design was painted on Burmese.

'Strawberries' and 'Pansies' were Louise's exclusively while she worked at Fenton.

She retired from Fenton in 1989.

Loiuse Piper passed away in 1995.


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Tales from Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner

In the late 70s, these 4-inch Cranberry Opalescent small rose bowls, with a variety of optics, were made for the collector's club, and sold during their convention. They are difficult to find.





Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

Right top: U.S. Glass 4-Piece Black Console Set.  This set was also made in Amber, Amethyst, and Blue.

Below: L.G. Wright Hand Painted Covered Jar. This jar was produced at Davis-Lynch, of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Right bottom: L. G. Wright Chocolate Glass Argonaut Toothpick. This toothpick was made at Westmoreland Glass.


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!!"




The first three photos are of a No. G-80 Chinese Yellow table lamp with the hand-painted Ranger decoration.  

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".          





These three pictues feature Fenton cocktail shakers.  At left are photos of a Crystal satin etched Wistaria #33 cocktail shaker with a Ming pattern etching on the rim. 

Above is an unusual Fenton Plymouth #1620-32 oz. with odd Amber flashed-on stained panels in the pattern.  


Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Memorial Day!


Happy Father's Day!

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