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.

Renew or Join the NFGS

Primary Members ($30) and Primary Associate Members ($5).  Associate Members must reside in the same household as a Primary Member.  All memberships expire December 31.  Dues for 2019 are due January 1, 2019.

Commencing September 1, a pro-rated membership is available.  You will receive 3 issues of The Fenton Flyer, and all privileges as with an annual membership, at the reduced rates of $15 for a Primary membership and $2.50 for an Associate membership. 

For the 2019 membership year we are offering a Red/Ruby Carnival mouse (pressed at Mosser Glass) for $33 and a Teal Carnival mouse 

(pressed at Mosser Glass) for $29.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2019 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, plus postage.

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 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. 

Beginning March 5, these are available for $70 each, at one per Primary member/household.    



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! 

Beginning March 5, they are available for $75 each,  at one per Primary member/household. 


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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.

Little Change in eBay Fenton Sales Prices

By Doug McIntosh


Shown are the top-grossing Fenton auctions on eBay during the months of December and January.

Right:  One of three 20-inch lamps with Paisley shades included in an auction lot of six student lamps that sold for $2150.00 in a Buy-It-Now format.

Center left:  threaded (mostly intact threading) Mosaic Inlay 11.25" vase sold for $1950.00 in a Buy-It-Now format. 

Center right:  One-of-a-Kind 20-inch student lamp with a Satin Green Opalescent globe showcasing 'Chickadees in Pine Boughs' by Robin Spindler, sold for $1075.00, 19 bids, by 4 bidders.

Bottom left:  #3024 15.25-inch tall Mosaic Inlay threaded vase (few pieces of missing threading), in the Egyptian shape, sold for $2000.00, from one bidder. 

Bottom right:  27.5-inch 'Regal Iris' Aqua Opalescent was offered for $1200.00.  The seller accpted an offer of $875.00.


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Auction Prices for NFGS Souvenirs

By Millie Coty

Right:   1992 One-of-a-Kind 7-pc. Emerald Green Iridized Apple Tree Convention souvenir water set sold for $130.00.

Below:  2010 - 2012 Lotus Mist Peacock vase Convention iridized whimsy vase sold for $1900.00.


Right:  1991 Sage Mist Peacock vase One-of-a-Kind 8-inch glossy tri-top sold for $135.00.                          MA19-5-LOUST_MIST.jpg


A Piper Gem

By Ellen Stohler


This little gem was purchased from an auction conducted by Jim Wroda, on December 2, 2018.  This beautiful Amethyst Dolphin comport was designed and decorated by Fenton artist Louise Piper on 12-1-81.  The detail in the white water lilies is awesome!  

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More Fenton Mysteries

By Doug McIntosh                                                                            

At left is this month's mystery item - a little-known line of tableware pieces, made by Fenton from 1937 through the early 1940s.  Check page 12 for the challenge for this issue.                                               

Tales from Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner


Shown are several very pretty Cranberry Opalescent hobnail 5.5-inch vases showcasing brass filigree embellishments. 






Above and to the right are examples of the decorative hardware Henery Turim, Long Island, NY, added to the Fenton vases and sold them under his own label.  

Happy Fenton Hunting!!


Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

Below:  Northwood (1899) or Dugan (1907) Topaz Opal Open pattern comport.  The LG Wright version has the loops of the stem filled in.

Right top:  McKee Geneva pattern Sugar and Cream set, produced in Chocolate by McKee & Brothers Glass Works of Jeanette, Pa. circa 1902 - 1903.  


Below bottom:  Northwood Blue Opalescent Alaska pattern berry bowl, dating to 1897. 

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!!"






Right: Green Opalescent 'Drapery' pattern vase with spittoon-shaped top.  Made from the #350 pitcher mould circa 1910.

Below left:Silvertone pattern #1001 9-inch 3-footed club-shaped bowl in Aquamarine blue transparent. 

Below right:  Crystal #349 8-inch fan vase with star cutting.

Bottom row:  Jade and Black lamp is No. 50-C, 13.5-inch high, with a 6-inch square base, with an original circa 1931-32 paper label.  





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".                                              



2018 NFGS Convention

July 28, 29, & 30

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


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