FENTON FLYER FOTOS

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2017

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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.

 

Would you like to join the NFGS?

Primary Members ($30) and Primary Associate Members ($5).  Associate Members must reside in the same household as a Primary Member.

After September 1, we offer a reduced rate to new members.  The reduced membership is $15 for a Primary membership and $2.50 for an Associate membership. Associate Members must reside in the same household as a Primary Member.  This membership will expire December 31, 2017.  You will receive three newsletters.

This year we are offering a Eggplant Iridized mouse and a Ruby/Opal Slag mouse for $29 each.  The mice were pressed at the Mosser Glass Company.  They are limited to one of each color per household (Primary member)

for the 2018 membership year, on a first come, first serve basis.  The quantities are limited.

To avoid the 4% administrative charge for card usage, please send a check.

For your convenience, there is a PDF Icon of the renewal form at the bottom of this page. 

Past issues of The Fenton Flyer may be purchased from the NFGS office for $2 per issue.

If you are a visitor to this page, and wish to become a member of the NFGS please visit the Membership page.  Click on he button in the column to the left.

NFGS Annual Mice for 2018

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is Eggplant Iridized (right) which is available for $29.  Next is the Ruby/Opal Slag mouse, also available for $29.  Both colors of mice were made at the Mosser Glass Co.  These mice are available to members renewing for the 2018 membership year, limited to one of each color per household (Primary member), on a first come, first serve basis. Quantities are limited - renew early to ensure receiving your 2018 annual mice.

The Ruby/Milk Slag mouse isn't available at this time.  It is projected to be made early 2018. For those who have ordered the Ruby/Milk Slag mice, your mouse will be shipped as soon as available.


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'Tis the Season

By Sharon Fenner

Snowman and Snow Woman, Opal glass pressed at Mosser Glass, designed and hand-painted in a cute chickadee and mouse design by former Fenton Designer CC Hardman - $125/pair.  We will begin accepting orders November 1, 2017.                                ND17-16-Snow__back_-_374.jpg

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The Ruby blown ornament was purchased from the Fenton Art Glass Company during downsizing.  Susan Bryan created this serene winter scene with a majestic buck in a snow-covered clearing, on a crisp starry night.  It is available for your holiday decorating for $79. We will begin accepting orders November 1, 2017. 

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Cute as can be, is this Gray Satin NFGS mouse made at Fenton's Collectibles, in 2013, from Fenton cullet.  Fenton made a very linited amount of Gray glass.  CC Hardman designed and hand-painted our little mouse in an adorable winter design.  The bright red scarf, red and green candy cane, and the holly really 'pop' on the gray glass.  You may add it to your collection of NFGS mice for $55. This mouse has SOLD OUT!

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Mould Fund Mouse #3 will be a perfect Fall accent and a great addition to your collection of 'Patches' critters.  This eye-catching Orange Slice Satin NFGS mouse was made at the Fenton Art Glass Company in 2011 - one of the last mice made before the furnaces were shut down.  Frances Burton has adorned it with fall-tone patches.  The design in the patches remains the same, but the colors complement the color of the glass. This little mouse can be yours for $60, of which $30 will go to the Mould Fund. We will begin accepting orders November 1, 2017. 

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2017 First-Timer Winners

By Becki Ann Selby

For eighteen NFGS members attending our 17th Annual Convention it was their first convention experience.  The first official activity was the First-Timer's Meeting where they get a little 'heads-up' on convention happenings. Several drawings were held during the meeting, with these folks beginning their day with a little more than special information. 

Jayme Good's name was drawn for a pair of NFGS Aubergine mice 'ready to party' in a Wine & Cheese motif.

Nora Saylor was the lucky winner of a bottle of Root Beer made by the Marietta Bottling Company.

Daryl Osborne won a coupon good for a 30% discount on an item from Dave Fetty's sale! 

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Enjoy your winnings, and we hope to see you at our 18th Convention in 2018!                                                                            ND17-3-Nora_Saylor.jpg

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Fenton Day at Wheaton Village

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Parking Lot Sign Has New Indiana Home 

By Susie Ballard

On June 8, 2017, the Fenon parking lot sign at the corner of Henderson and Elizabeth Streets was removed and relocated to Indiana.  It stands proudly cemented into the flower garden in back of the author's home. 

 

Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

Right: Nothwood Topaz Opalescent Alaska pattern small bowl

Below left: Dugan Multi-Color Barcelona Vase Fenton did obtain this #186 mould from them

Below right:  Indiana Diamond Point Fairy Light - one of their most prolific designs

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!!"

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Tales from Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner

Below: Lime Green Opalescent Coin Dot ivy ball on a deep green diamond-shape base, maybe made in the 1950s.

 

Lime Green Opalescent ivy ball with a Fern pattern. This sample was not put inthe line. It came up for sale at the final factory auction and was purchased at that time.
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Critter Corner

By Becki Ann Selby

Found while shopping at the elementary school during Convention was the Rosalene Eagle finial cut from the lid of a Jefferson Comport. It measures 2" tall by 2.5" wide.  

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Fenton Art Glass Made for DeVilbiss Atomizers

By Judy Parker

Read about the DeVilbiss and Fenton connection in the November/December 2017 issue of The Fenton Flyer.

 


18th Annual NFGS Convention

July 28, 29, & 30, 2018

Quality Inn

Marietta, Ohio

 


Only in Williamstown

By Millie Coty 

The #3795 Orange Hobnail 3" toothpick; 1966-76; $.75.  The #8294 3.5" Paneled Daisy Shiny Custard toothpick; 1973-75; $1.50.

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Items For Sale

By Millie Coty 

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1977-78 5.5 tall by 425 wide mini catalog - $10.00  8.5" by 11" Dewdrops Collection dealers counter sign - $5.00                                                       Robert Barber Ltd. Edition 4-page pamphlet - $4.00  ND17-8-SIGN.jpg

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Fenton Sales on eBay Continue 'fall'-ing

By Doug McIntosh

 

Right: Rosalene oil lamp with a 'Roses' design, made by Fenton for Aladdin Company in 1995; 1 bid; $600.00

Row 2 left: OOAK Blue Burmese 6.5-inch vase with a 'Winter Scene' design by Michelle kibbe; 12 bids; 4 bidders; $595.00

Row 2 right: 5165 Orange Satin sitting cat with a OOAK 'Autumn" design by CC Hardman; 15 bids; 7 bidders; $570.00

Row 3 left: Ruby-cased 5-inch vase with a OOAK 'Church in Winter' scene by michelle Kibbe; 12 bids; 4 bidders; $455.00

Row 3 right: Green Carnival footed 'Thistle' banana bowl; 21 bids; 12 bidders; $395

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Below: Extremely rare pitcher and tumbler set, Smooth Rays interior, without the Scale Band exterior, with an enameled floral decoration much like one we have seen on an earlier child's pitcher made by Fenton circa 1910

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Above: Rose Transparent #1636 pitcher with floral Daisy cutting

Left:  Set of #315 'Princess' candlesticks in Plain Topaz, (or Topaz Transparent, or Vaseline) a rare 1920s-1930s color

Below: Cased, red opaque, gold-enameled, cologne/perfume base, unknown maker, marked "Made in U.S.A. DeVilbiss", with an Otto Goertler-like Oriental decoration                                      Right: Cased Mandarin Red Fenton lamp base with cutting

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Jena Blair; Fenton Jewelry Designer

By Millie Coty 

 

In 2009, Jena Blair began working with Nancy and George Fenton on what became the Fenton bead department. Over the next seven years, Jena designed all the glass-crafted beads. Kalico Kitty, her first bead, remains her favorite.

Her own label is Glassique Designs by Jena Blair.

Right: three dimensional pendants

Below: a new collection of jewelry titled Glass Gardens on Fenton, inspired by the florals of Monet and Renoir

 

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An Imposing Dessert 

An ad in New York Sunday News, 8/2/1958

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ND17-11-DECORATORS.jpgFenton Decorators 1996

Left to Right: Robin Spindler, Martha Reynolds, Kim Barley, and Frances Burton

Right:  On the Fenton Team...Dave Fish

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Howard Seufer...Our Timeless Friend

By Millie Coty

 

Howard Earl Seufer, Sr.passed away September 10, 2017 at the age of 90.

He worked for the Fenton Art Glass Company for 29 years, the last ten years as Quality Control Manager.

 

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2018 NFGS Convention

July 28, 29, & 30

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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

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Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 25 - 27, 2017

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

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