November - December 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 Throwback...                        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


NFGS Annual Mice for 2019

By Sharon Fenner

Their reign as Membership Mice is coming to an end. 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).


Something to Brighten Your Holidays

By Sharon Fenner

The 5119 Crouching Kitten was made at the Mosser Glass Company using the NFGS owned mould.  We decided to enlist talented former Fenton Designer CC Hardman to adorn it with the 'String of Lights', a design she created for the Fenton Gift Shop.  If you were an attendee of the VIP events you may have a collection of this design. It would be especially cute with the playful puppy!      

For your holiday decorating or to add to your collection of 'Patches' mice, we have 'Patches' mouse #7 in Ruby/Red Satin adorned with holiday prints.  Former Fenton Designer Frances Burton worked her magic on this little cutie. 

We will beging taking orders on each of these items on October 29.  They are limited to one per household until November 19, 2019.   



'Patches' # 7




By Millie Coty

They visited the office on Septermber 23rd, and plan to attend the 30th NFGS Convention, July 25 - 27, as First Timer's!

NFGS Donation Yields Great Results

By Karen Lemmon

This Ruby Ghost, decorated by Susan Bryan, generated $2,600 for Fisher House of Missouri.  The ghost was given to a 


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Susie Ballard Gift

By Millie Coty

This sign was a gift from Susie Ballard of Decatur, IN, (member #1606) to the NFGS.  It hung outside the Fenton mould shop for many, many years and now hangs above the doorway in the NFGS office.  Thank you, Susie!!!



 Right: Persian Medallion Marigold on Moonstoon handled bonbon

Far right: Extremely rare Spearhead and Rib 18.5" vase (also called Nine Sixteen)

Below left: Pastel Blue Persian Medallion 6.125" ruffled compote

Below right: White Persian Medallion 9" plate with two sides turned up

Bottom left: Persian Medallion 7.5" bowl in Vaseline/Lime Green with a pastel finish

Bottom right: Celeste Blue 3-Row Basketweave with Open Edge 9.75" flat plate (one of two known)

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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Recent eBay Sales - A Lot of Old is New Again

By Doug McIntosh


Right: Karnak Red Hanging Hearts and Vines 11-inch vase; $2299.00; Buy-it-Now

Below left: Murphy/Bomkamp 16-inch lamp, cameo shade in a Dragonfly and Fern carving, with a 10-inch Spiderweb and Fern base; possibly a one-of-a-kind; $800.00 in a Best-Offer Accepted sale

Below right:  Karnak Red Hanging Hearts and Vines 11-inch vase; $1371.00; 6 bids; 3 bidders (design less distinct)

Center left: Sail Away 12-inch pillow vase by Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp; $1300.00 in a Best-Offer Accepted sale

Center right: Green Opalescent covered bowl, $750.00 in a Best-Offer Accepted sale

Bottom left: 7.25-inch Topaz Opalescent covered cookie jar; $805.00; 22 bids, 3 bidders

Bottom right: Green Opalescent covered jar, $750.00 in a Best-Offer Accepted sale

Four Green Opalescent pieces were offered for $995.00 each, but the seller accepted $750.00 for each.


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Tales from Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner


The beautiful glass pictured was made by Fenton for LG Wright Glass Company of New Martinsville, WV.  Pictured are 6-inch Cranberry Opalescent Milk Pitchers.  

Right: Dot and Mitre; glossy

Row 1: Daisy and Fern; glossy and satin

Row 2: Wide Rib Optic and Wide Spiral Optic; both glossy

Row 3: Dot Optic; glossy and satin

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Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton

By Anne Blackmore

Below: New Martinsville Jade and Black Powder Jar. New Martinnsville Jade glows under black light, Fenton's does not.

Below: Tiffin Coral Cararra Iridized #8076 Open Work Bowl. The open work is perpendicular to the edge.

Bottom row: Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. Glass #205 Ruby Bowl, and base picture.

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Fenton Coffee Table Book for Sale

By Millie Coty

The NFGS is selling Fenton: Handcrafted American Glass Artistry.  It has 176 pages, 100 pictures, hardbound, 11" X 11"; for $5.00 each, plus shipping.

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Progressive Sets

By Becki Ann Selby


This Designer Showcase pitcher was sold on QVC in 2001.  

Shown are the seven steps involved in creating this item.  Then it went to the decorating department to have the design applied.  

When Fenton sold a progressive set, the cost was the final price of the item, multiplied by the number of pieces involved in making the set.  If the finished pitcher sold for $100, the total cost of this set would have been $800.



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2020 NFGS Convention

July 25, 26, & 27

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society 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