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.

NFGS dues for the 2015 membership year are due January 1, 2015.  All current members will receive an insert with the November/December issue of The Fenton Flyer, which you may fill out and return to the NFGS office.  To avoid the 4% administrative charge for card usage, please include a check.  Members renewing, or those joining, then have the option of purchasing our annual mice.  This year we are offering a Cobalt/Milk Glass Slag for $29 and a satinized Aubergine for $25.  They are limited to one per household (Primary member) for the 2015 membership year, on a first come, first serve basis.  The quantities are limited.  

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

NFGS dues for the balance of 2014 are REDUCED September 1st of each year.  If you would like to join or renew you may do so by visiting the NFGS Membership page and use the PayPal option.  The reduced price membership will expire December 31, 2014.  You will receive three issues of the Flyer.   Your 2015 annual dues will be due January 1, 2015.

Missed 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.


NFGS Annual Mice for 2015

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is the Cobalt and Milk Glass slag which is available for $29.  Next is the satinized Aubergine mouse available for $25.  These are available only to members renewing for the 2015 membership year, limited to one of each per household (Primary member), on a first come, first serve basis.  There is no choice regarding the slag mouse, but I'm sure you will be pleased.  As you can see in the pictures below, each is a one-of-a-kind!!  Quantities are limited - renew early to ensure receiving your 2015 annual mice.  Renewals will be accepted immediately.  

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NFGS Annual Holiday Glass Offering

By Sharon Fenner

Just in time for your winter decorating or holiday gift-giving we offer a "Deer" mouse and your choice of Snowmen.  CC Hardman created and hand-painted the cute little mouse with a big buck in a clearing on our Aubergine mouse.  The Mary Gregory style design really stands out on Aubergine.  Two trees on his back complete the design.  The Aubergine mice were pressed at the Fenton Art Glass Company in 2007.  

Next we have a choice of Dave Fetty blown snowmen.  They were created with Crystal glass, rolled in white frit, giving them an interesting look.  They were made at Fenton's Collectibles in Republic, MO and have Dave's Fenton's Collectibles stamp.  Also, Dave will hand-sign each one.  CC Hardman created these adorable designs.  The snowman on the left has a natural design including pine boughs, bunnies, and a chickadee.

We will begin taking orders November 4th.


The snowman on the right has the more traditional design with a bright blue scarf and mittens.  The cardinal on his hat thinks it is a great place to perch.



Are you looking for the perfect gift for your Fenton collecting friend?  How about a membership to the NFGS for 2015?  One size fits all!  They will be reminded of your thoughtfulness six times next year as they glean collecting information from The Fenton Flyer!  A card will be sent from the NFGS office informing them of your awesome gift.

For your convenience, there is a PDF Icon of the renewal form at the bottom of this page.  You may use that form for this as well. 

Check out the mitten with the snowflake design!



Our Apologies


In the September/October Flyer's spread of the 2014 Convention Display Tables, we inadvertantly omitted a picture of this table.





May your holidays be

bright and beautiful, while

filled with warmth and love.

May your new year be

healthy, happy and

full of great Fenton finds!


At left is a 2005 one-sided catalog insert encouraging fund raising using Fenton ornaments that can be sandcarved with your choice of design.




Stay up to date on information regarding our  25th Annual NFGS Convention!  The convention committee will share that in The Fenton Flyer.

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Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

Top row (left): Tiffin Blue Opalescent Rose Candlesticks; sold for $161.00  (right)  Tiffin Crystal Satin #310 Open Work Comport

Row two (left):  Tiffin Sky Blue Satin #315 High Foot Comport  (right)  Consolidated Con-Cora     6-1/2 inch Cookie Jar

Row three (right):  Imperial Covered Comport with Dolphin Handles

Row four (left):  Boyd "Lady Louise" Doll Figurine  (right)  Fenton Jade Covered Comport with Dophin Handles

The author shares much information to aid in determining the maker of the glass shown.  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.  "Know your Fenton shapes!!"

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Keeping Your Eyes Open... for the Rare and Ultra Rare

By John Walk


Right:  Blue Opalescent Coin Dot one-horn epergne

Below left:  Aqua Crest Covered Candy

Below right:  Golden Rod 12-inch fan vase and condiment set

Center left:  Open Melon Candy in Topaz Opalescent Hobnail

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Below left:  Ruby Overlay Dot Optic (Small Dots)  To the author's knowledge, this is the only time Fenton ever used this #2467 Jug mould.

Below right:  Topaz Opalescent Hobnail Cookie Jar with Handle

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The Wealth of Information in Old Glass Magazines

By AnneBlackmore

At right is a Fenton ad from the July 1986 issue of Glass Review.   Magazines are a great source of information!   


Fenton On Facebook?  Yup, Even for Septuagenarians!

By Doug McIntosh

It's amazing how much information can be gleaned during a visit to Facebook!






Indianapolis Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument ice cream bowl 

Pair of Fenton lamps.  Left:  Jade and Lilac.  Right:  Green Satin Georgian styling 

Aqua Opalescent Holly plate

Blue Goddess of Harvest bowl

Grecian Gold bath set in ormolu holder

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The Fenton Barometer:  Collecting Ground Saturated

By Doug McIntosh

Right:  Blue Plaid Carnival bowl; $775; 15 bids

Below:  (left) 9-inch Marigold 'Cooleemee' Heart and Vine advertising plate; $3650; 5 bids      (right) #549 eight-inch Flame/Cobalt candlesticks; $898; 24 bids

Row 3: (left) OOAK #5165 Burmese cat hand-painted by 'Jim E.'; $399.99; 2 bids            (right) OOAK #5165 Black cat HP by CC Hardman; $697; 44 bids 

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Below:  4-piece set, 1992 'Christmas at Home' series; $675; 34 bids                                              Right:  Cranberry Opalescent Coin Dot seven-piece water set; $423; 18 bids                                ND14_Deer_Winter_set.jpg


Just for Laughs

The non-Fenton hobnail vase was spotted at an antique shop.  

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In a recent issue of The Flyer a variety of Fenton's #898 large vase were shown.  A reader submitted a photo of this Spiral Optic Blue Opalescent example produced in about 1939.

More on the Value of Old Glass Magazines

By Anne Blackmore


Above:  Several different styles of children's pitchers made by Fenton for Sears in appoximately 1910.


The water or lemonade set shown here is very difficult to find, especially with the strawberry motif.  The tumblers are very elusive.


The MidAmerica Fenton Gala 

(gala, n., a festive occasion or celebration)

By Doug McIntosh


Several NFGS members attended the FFGKC Gala.  They enjoyed a seminar given by Melvin Lampton on custom lamps; Glass ID with Melvin Lampton, Anne & Max Blackmore; bead making with Jena Blair and George Fenton; an extensive display of Fenton lamps; and pumpkin centerpieces created at Fenton's Collectibles.

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My Glass Angel 

By Anne Blackmore


Very first piece of Fenton Art Glass, a Silver Crest cake plate.

It's Our Silver Anniversary!!!

2015 NFGS Convention

July 25, 26, 27

Celebrating 25 Years

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun


Do You Know Where That Cat Has Been?

By Anne Blackmore


Right:  Muncie Pottery Company sugar in the Ruba Rombic pattern.  Designed by Reuben Haley.

Below left:  Ruba Rombic decanter in Jade glass, designed by Reuben Haley for Consolidated Glass

Below right:  Two views of an opal (milk glass)creamer in Jonathan Haley's Monkey pattern.





Below left:  Tiffin satin black cat, "Sassy Suzy", with painted face and toes

Below right:  Fenton Alley Cat with painted beach scene, designed and painted by Kim Barley

Bottom left:  Fenton's "Cleo-catra"

Bottom right:  Fenton Blue Iridized Alley Cat

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Fantastic Post-1940 Fenton Finds From eBay and Elsewhere

By Anne Blackmore


Orange Slice Fenton Ghost, 'Grinner'; $266.39; 37 bids

#7213 Flame Crest Tall Footed Cake Plate; $531.99; 34 bids

#7269 Aqua Crest Oil Cruet; spotted in a thrift store

#7272 Golden Rod Candlesticks

Fenton for Rubel Emerald Crest P-56 Bowl; this item didn't receive a bid

Aqua Opalescent Tobacco Jar Swung Vase, 50 vases were made for Levay Glass







Fenton Archaeology -- Exceptional Early Fenton Found On Line or in the Wild

By Anne Blackmore 



Aquamarine Stretch #1562 "Canoe" Bowl; made between the late 1920s and early 1930s

Set of Five Chocolate Waterlily & Cattails Tumblers; did not sell on eBay

Ruby #184 Cut Vase, 12-inches tall; made between 1931 and 1933

Crystal Plymouth Jigger; hard to find; $19.99; eBay Buy it Now







Tales From Kriner's Korner

By Carolyn Kriner


Autumn Gold Opalescent sample items, probably made in 2006-07

Right:  5-inch pitcher, Rib Optic, opalescent square handle

Below left:  9-inch vase, Fern Optic, tri-crimped top

Below right:  10-inch vase, Eye Dot pattern

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Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 22 - 24, 2015


Make plans now to attend the 25th Annual NFGS Convention July 25, 26, & 27, 2015.

Exclusive Glass * Seminars * Banquet Dinner Cruise * Bingo * Glass Displays



Please print the Dues Reminder and mail it, along with your check, to:                                  National Fenton Glass Society P. O. Box 4008                           Marietta, OH  45750

Far right is a PDF of our Membership Application Form.