July - August 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


Still available: 

The NFGS Thirtieth Anniversary  Convention is cancelled, but just as in years past we are introducing our 2020 Souvenir, designed and hand-painted by Frances Burton. You may order additional Happiness Birds beginning June 23, while supplies last on a first come/first serve basis, for $85.00.


Second in a series of 'Birds of Prey' is the Peregrine Falcon created by Michelle Kibbe. The Peregrine Falcon is available for $119.00 and no longer limited to one per member. This bird has sold out, and orders are being accepted. 



The iceberg is available for $99.00, while supplies last. This iceberg is scheduled to ship shortly.


Sage Mist Mouse - Patches #8 - is available for for $60.00, while supplies last. 

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Virual Convention Glass Sales - Part II

By Sharon Fenner

First is our Lotus Mist Sylized Cat with a beautiful 'Roses' design by former Fenton Gift Shop Artist Frances Burton. Limited to only 19 available, this is the final quantity of Lotus Mist cats. Lotus Mist was a glass formula created at the Fenton Art Glass Company and first offered in 2000. 

This pretty kitty is limited to one per Primary Member / household, for $90.00. 

Orders will be accepted beginning July 7, 2020 on a first come / first served basis.       

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Next is our Eggplant Carnival NFGS mouse taking precautions by wearing her PPE to protect you from the Covid-19 virus.  She was designed and hand-painted by former Gift Shop Artist Susan Bryan. Complete with the 'virus' in her ear, cheery floral mask and blue gloves, sadly this is a very timely design, that is similar to our 2020 No-Convention pin. 

Limited to 25, one per Primary Member / household, for $75.00. 

Orders will be accepted beginning July 7, 2020 on a first come / first served basis.       

As he has for many years, Ken Stohler has had a pin created, this one significant to the times in which we are living. This pin features the NFGS mouse wearing PPE, with Covid-19, 2020 on it's chest. Susan Bryan designed and hand-painted the mouse photographed for the pin. This mouse was the inspiration for the Eggplant Carnival mouse shown above.

There are no quantity limits. The pin is available to all members for $8, shipping included. 

The pins were ordered the end of May and we hope to have them in the office by July 7, when we begin accepteing orders. 

Stay Safe - Stay Well!


The 2020 No-Convention Glass Raffle

Please fill out the raffle form and mail it to the NFGS office, to be received no later than July 22, 2020. 

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A Tribute to Arna Simpson

By Millie Coty

Arna Simpson passed away May 2, 2020 Fred Simpson passed away Mar. 5, 2004


 NFGS 2020 Annual Convention



Grandma's Glass 

By Barbara Nunes


The author writes about Milk Glass including Fenton Art Glass Milk Glass. 

Below is a Fenton Milk Glass Open-edge Basket-weave bowl (ca. 1933).

At right is a postcard showcasing many examples of Milk Glass offered by the Fenton Art Glass Company.  





Kaden and Stephen Embry, Rogersville, AL, united in marriage May 30, 2020.  Best Wishes for a lifetime of happiness!



Invitation from the Stretch Glass Society

"Join the "Virtual Stretch Glass Experience"

The following will allow you to participate in our "Virtual Experience". For more information see page 15 of the Fenton Flyer.

**Sunday, July 19, at 8 p.m. EDT – Intro to Zoom by Dave Shetlar

**Monday, July 20, at 8 p.m. EDT – Amber & Tangerine Stretch Glass by Dave & Renee Shetler, including Q & A and you sharing your stretch glass.

**Tuesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. EDT – Share your favorite piece of stretch glass (2 pieces per person limit).

**Wednesday, July 22, at 8 P.M. EDT – Imperial Jewels Refresher with Gary Senkar including Q & A

**Thursday, July 23, at 8 P.M. EDT 200 years of Tall Dolphin Candlesticks by Zak McCamey including Q & A

**Friday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT – Burns Auction preview live via Tom Burns Facebook page

**Saturday, July 25, 9:30 a.m. EDT – Burns Auction, this will be a live internet bidding auction only at tomburnsauctions.hibid.com 

Tom Burns Facebook page              https://www.facebook.com/tom.burns.5205

Tom Burns Auction Service Website   http://www.tomburnsauctions.com/



2020 Board of Director Candidates


Right: Millie Coty - WV

Below left: Marsha Miller - DE

Below right: Norma Milum - OH

Bottom left: Les Rowe - OH

Bottom right: Jess Sedgwick - WI


Ballots included with the July/August Flyer.

Envelopes containing ballots must be postmarked by July 16, 2020.











Stretch Glass Auction

S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s Prices!

By Doug McIntosh

Read all about the author's experience attending a 'virtual' Tom Burns Auction, and traveling to pick up their winnings!

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Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore


Right: Northwood Canary Klondyke Card Receiver, made in 1897.

Below: Kosherak Brothers Import Burmese-Look Pitcher, and KB sticker.

Below right: Morgantown Baby Blue Trudy Guest Set, produced in the 1930s.







2020 Display Table Challenge

NFGS members are encouraged to set up a 'Display Table' in their home, take photos, and send the photos and the editorial portion of the article to the Flyer Editor. This information can be found on page 2 of the Flyer.


Challenge Appreciation Gift

In appreciation for sharing your collection with the NFGS membership, you will be sent your choice of an Opal Carnival 1879H Hawk or an Opal Satin 1879H Hawk, postage paid. 

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2020 Display Table Challenge! 

Fenton 5156 Fish

By Ramonica Duarte

The Milk Glass fish with Black eyes and tail was made in 1953. The 36 more colorful fish were made by Dave Fetty between the late 1990s and 2018. 


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Fish made for NFGS members



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One of the fish that has fins and a tail! The other has 'blue stripes' and blue fins and tail.


2020 Display Table Challenge! 

Fenton Roses on Burmese

By Stephen Embry

Roses on Burmese was in the Fenton line from 1970 - 1972.  They added more items in the late 80s and it became one of their best sellers in the 90s and 2000s. 

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Right: Victoria Topaz Curtain Optic 9" vase with 4-rib base, applied Cobalt handles and crest, sold for $2,100.

Row 1: Rare #630 Topaz stretch glass shaving mug, sold for $1,900. The Celeste Blue mug sold for $1,600.

Row 2 left: Victoria Topaz Rib Optic 7-piece juice set sold for $2,100. The Persian Pearl #900-11" oval Dancing Ladies stretch glass bowl sold for $4,500.

Row 2 right: #1504A Ruby stretch triple Dolphin 7" cupped bopwl sold for $10,000!

Bottom left: 15-piece #220 Lemonade set in Wisteria and Cobalt with lid, coasters and wheel-cut flowers, sold for $3,000.

Bottom right:  Wisteria Stretch pen holder or toothpick with straight up sides (only example known) sold for $2,500.

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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Evolution of the Happiness Bird

By Ellen Stohler


In 1951 The Fenton Art Glass Company purchased the Happiness Bird mould from Paden City. This mould became the 5197 mould. This mould is now owned by the NFGS and is the Club emblem.


Right: Older Happiness Birds

Below left: Chocolate Roses on Custard for the Hershey Company, made in 1979.

Below right: Sage Mist Happiness Bird made for NFGS Special Glass in 1991.



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Fenton eBay Sales May 2020--               a Mixed Bag

By Doug McIntosh


Right: 27-inch Aqua Opalescent Regal Iris GWTW lamp; Best Offer Accepted; $703.33

Below left: Topaz Opalescent Hobnail #389 covered cookie jar; sold for $999.99

Below right: Pair of Flame Mandarin Red #549 8-inch candlesticks; Best Offer Accepted; $949.00; Flame was done in 1922-24

Bottom left: 24-inch Honeysuckle Opalescent Coin Dot lamp; Buy-It-Now sale $775.00; made in the 1948-49 time period

Bottom right: 9-inch Mosaic fan vase with a dark Blue from 1920; Best-Offer-Accepted sale; $1750.00



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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 20 - 23, 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