2012 Pro-rated dues: Effective 9/1/12 - 12/31/12 Premium Membership    $30 Premium Associate   $22.50 Regular Membership $10.00 Regular Associate       $2.50

Dues for 2013 are due!!

Effective 1/1/13 - 12/31/13 Premium Membership   $45 Premium Associate       $25 Regular Membership    $25 Regular Associate        $5

At left is a printable PDF.  Please print it out, fill in the details, and return it to the NFGS office.   





November - December '12

This page is designed to complement The Fenton FlyerThe Fenton Flyer is printed in black and white, with color highlights on several pages, but without full color photos.  We hope the members of the NFGS enjoy viewing the photos in color, 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.



Fantastic 2012 Winter/Holiday Raffle....

The 2012 NFGS raffle includes three fantastic one-of-a-kind items.  This year is different in that we are having three individual raffles.  Tickets are $4 each, or three for $10.  Please specify the  item on which you wish to purchase tickets.  You may break up the purchase any way you like--all for one or some for each.  (NFGS members only)   nd12_NFGSDollface.JPG


Words aren't adequate to describe this gorgeous one-of-a-kind Burmese doll, hand-painted in a Poinsettia motif, by Fenton designer Robin Spindler.  Her attention to detail on the ruffles and the gold highlights are awesome!  The colors compliment the blush in the Burmese perfectly.  

For the cat fancier members of the NFGS we are offering a one-of-a-kind shiny Custard 5165 cat with a floral design.  Check out the three little mice around the bottom of the cat.  Former Fenton designer CC Hardman worked her magic on this cute kitty.     



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Pendants, made from Fenton cullet, were offered during the 2012 convention.  At right we have a beautiful Periwinkle Blue pendant enhanced with a snow covered tree and cardinals design.  Retired Fenton artist Martha Renolds created and hand-painted this one-of-a-kind pendant.  You will be able to add the pendant to your favorite necklace.   


Please refer to the front cover of The Fenton Flyer for raffle details.  The drawing will be November 29th, so you will receive your item in ample time to enjoy for the holidays. 





Introducing 2013 Premium Membership Mice

Below left:  Sage Mist mouse                             Below right:  Sage Mist Iridized mouse                                                                                Sage Mist hasn't been produced since the early 90's.  At that time very few shapes were made, including the NFGS Peacock vases and Happiness Birds.  Our mouse is the first to have an iridized treatment.

Dues for 2013 are due!!

Effective 1/1/13 - 12/31/13  

Premium Membership   $45                                Premium Associate       $25                           Regular Membership    $25                                Regular Associate        $5

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The Perfect Gift... New Glass from the NFGS.........................By Sharon Fenner


For the NFGS Premium Members we are offering a Burmese mouse with a "deer" design done in brown tones that complement the Burmese glass.  This little dear is hand-painted, signed and numbered by former Fenton Gift Shop Artist Susan Bryan.


For all NFGS members we have a 6" X 7" Crystal iceberg beautifully decorated in a serene "Home in the Mountains" winter scene.  It was designed and hand-painted by retired Fenton designer Martha Reynolds.  It is painted on both sides which gives added depth.




For our members who like "wearable" Fenton we have three different pendants hand-painted in seasonal themes by Martha Reynolds.  The Chocolate pendant complements our recent offering of beads and earrings.  They would make beautiful stocking stuffers. 






So What IS a Muddler??

Read all about it in the November/December 2012 issue of The Fenton Flyer.




Along for the Ride - a Trip to Gala and Beyond!.........................By Millie Coty

Travel along with Millie and Sarah as they attend the Mid-America Gala, visit Fenton's Collectibles in Republic MO, stop at Brickhouse Antiques in Topeka, KS, and other places as they make their way back to West Virginia.  




Above left:  Fenton's Collectibles, Republic, MO

Top right L-R:  Sarah Plummer, Millie Coty and Ann Fenton

Above right:  Tom Norskov of Brickhouse Antiques in Topeka, KS

Left:  Pam Dick, Gala presenter

Below:  Table display in memory of Thomas K. Smith 



Right:  Mark Fenton, son of Ann Fenton, blowing a glass pumpkin at Fenton's Collectibles, Republic, MO.

Below:  Robin Spindler displays a huge Burmese vase she has hand-painted with a bugling elk.  Robin was a presenter at the Gala.nd12_robin.JPG





Convention Finds--PartII

By Ckris Cord

Right:  Fenton New World Cranberry Rib Opalescent Rib Optic wine goblets


Below:  Fenton Green Opalescent Hobnail syrup jug

Below bottom:  Fenton Peach Crest sample candle holder

Right:  Fenton Lime Green Opalescent Hobnail 9" swung vase




Below:  Fenton Ebony/Black Crest 10.25" plate

Below bottom:  Fenton Green Opalescent Hobnail 7" large vase

Right:  Fenton Ebony/Black Crest 6" tall comport

Right bottom:  Fenton Crystal Crest 6" jug  nd12_bk_crest_plate.JPG




Below:  Fenton Dave Fetty Orange Slag cat  

Below:  Fenton Creative Candle Bowl  





Fenton Gems - The 5123 Working Elephant.......................By Doug McIntosh

In 39 years this remarkable little critter made an appearance in only 10 colors and two decorated versions.  Perhaps a 'Rare Gem'!
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A Visit with Martha

By Millie Coty

Suzy and Millie made the trip to Martha's home to deliver the icebergs she designed and decorated for the NFGS Holiday/Winter offering.  They toured her home, gardens, and hay mow studio.   Below is Martha at her baby grand piano in the Great Room.       


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Critter Corner........By Becki Ann Selby

Fenton's 5169 Spaniels were introduced in 1985.  There are only six different versions of this pair of pups.  They were last made in 2010.

Barber/Fetty Off-Hand Poster

The poster for 2012 features the off-hand glass inspired by Robert Barber and made by Dave Fetty.  Only 25 were made; each has the original   


signature of Robert Barber and Dave Fetty.  The NFGS poster is going to become a yearly Convention offering.  There are very few 2012 Convention posters remaining.





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Below:  Silvertone pattern #1007-5 inch three-footed bowl found in Mermaid Blue

Right:  #1502-6 inchoctogonal Diamond Optic plate in Topaz without iridescence or opalescence

Bottom right:  Return of Youth box in Mongolian Green

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Book Reviews...............By Millie Coty

Two great new titles are now available.






The Fenton eBay Barometer---Rising Slightly for Sellers?

By A. Fenton Fann


Right:  Green Peter Rabbit 9-1/2 inch plate

Below L-R:  Waterlilies and Dragonfly cameo vase; 1986 Seahorse and Seashell 14-inch Mariner Lamp; 2004 Lotus Mist Burmese "Rose Nectar" GWTW Lamp; and Plum Opalescent Hobnail decanter

Pictured are some of the Fenton items that commanded the highest dollar over a two month period.

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Keeping your eyes open...Or De'j'a Vu All Over Again

By John Walk


Right:  Fenton Grape Leaf Bowl (with lid) in Ruby Carnival

Below:  Fenton Fish Tray in Ruby Carnival

Row 2:  Catalog pages

Bottom row:  Fenton Lilac and Roses items and a 4280 Swirl Candy Box in Violet


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Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Nelson

There are way too many pieces mis-labeled as Fenton out there.  Here are a few more for you to be aware of.

The Orange footed dish was made by Viking. 


The blue-crested vase has no connection to Fenton.  The violet vase was designed by Fenton for Teleflora.  Both were made in China.nd12_Just_Cuz_-_Aqua_Crest_Vase.JPG The Blue Carnival doll was made by Boyd's Crystal Art Glass.nd12_Fenton_TeleFlora_Purple.JPG




Frank and Tom Would Have Loved This

By Anne Nelson

Pictured is a Custard creamer in the Prayer Rug pattern.  Do you have a creamer in this old pattern.  How about a matching sugar?  If you should have any unusual pieces in this pattern, please contact the editor of the Flyer

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Make plans to attend the 2013 NFGS Convention

July 27, 28 & 29

 Thank you for Voting!
 Happy Thankgiving!  Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas!!
 Happy New Year!!