November - December 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 le ft 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

For 2021, we are excited to offer two mice in colors sure to stand out in your collection. First is Dandelion Yellow Carnival - a very bright opaque yellow.  The Mosser Company had a special request for this color and we were fortunate to be able to have some mice made. It's eye-catching!

We have had mice made in several different opaque greens and in Emerald Green, but never in a translucent green with opalescence and iridization. Cute as can be, this little mouse will fit right in your holiday decorations.

Primary Members who are current on their 2021 dues may order one of each color, per household, for $33 each. Both colors are quite limited. 

We still have a limited amount of this 2020 mouse available.  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. 




Final Offering of 2020

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This is the first offering of the 1879E Eagle figurine. Designed and hand-painted by Robin Spindler. It can be yours for $125.

Patches #9, in Dandelion Satin, designed and hand-painted by Frances Burton. Add it to your collection for $65.

The Eagle vase, designed and hand-painted by Robin Spindler on an Opal satin 3240 vase. It is available for $185.

'String of Lights' 5165 cat, in Opal satin, designed and hand-painted by Trudy Mendenhall. It will light up your home for $70.

Still available: 

The NFGS Thirtieth Anniversary  Convention is cancelled, but just as in years past we are offering our 2020 Souvenir, designed and hand-painted by Frances Burton. One bird remains, 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. It is back in stock.


The iceberg is available for $99.00, while supplies last.


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

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Happy Halloween!!!


Frances Burton created this 'spooktacular' medium Black iceberg just perfect for your Halloween decorating.  Price: $75.00


Opal satin Curious Cat designed to complement the ghost.  The black cat with a hat adorns both the front and back of the cat. Available for $75.  


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. 

The pin is available to all members for $8, shipping included. 

Stay Safe - Stay Well!


Trudy Mendenhall's design on a glossy Opal Ghost is very unique - whimsical, like only Trudy can do!  Available for $105.00. 

Save the Date

By Lorianne Puskarich


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More examples of items to be auctioned! 

One-of-a-kinds, designer samples, and 'found' pieces from past offerings will be up for auction on November 21, 2020, at 2PM EST on the NFGS Facebook page.

Artisans represented include: Dave Fetty,  Frank Workman, Frances Burton, CC Hardman, Martha Reynolds, and more! 



The Burmese Lemonade set (above) is from 'Frank's Closet'. Note the Museum number on the tumbler.ND20-7-Topaz.JPG


Shown here are items from our

inventory that will be offered at                                                           a fixed price.


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The Alchemy of White Milk Glass

By Barbara Nunes









 NFGS 2021 Annual Convention

July 24 - 26, 2021

Convention Headquarters in Vienna, WV 

Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center

Wingate by Wyndham Hotel



The August 14-15 sale of the collection of Ray and Shirley Henry, by Burns Auction Service, included many exceptional Fenton rarities. Here are a few of the favorites!

Right inside: Green Feathered Serpent whimsey spittoon, 2.5" tall, 5.625" wide, sold for $6000

Far right: Fine Rib mid-size vase in Flame Carnival, 15" tall, sold for $3900

Below left: Absentee Cherry Chain 9" ice cream shape bowl, sold for $4750

Below right: Lotus and Grape ice cream shape bowl in Persian Blue, circa 1915, sold for $800

Bottom left: Paneled Dandelion in blue, whimsey vase made from a pitcher mold, sold for $7000

Bottom right: Paneled Dandelion in blue, two-piece candle lamp (only known example), sold for $10,000

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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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2020 Display Table Challenges


Fenton Amethyst / Wisteria Opalescent 

By Karen and Michael VanGalder

The love of the color purple was the inspiration for this beautiful collection of Amethyst and Wisteria Opalescent. The display table is gorgeous!  Note the Waterlily and Cattails covered butter dish, and the Rose Spray on the sherbet.  

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Elephant Parade

By Ellen Stohler


This beautiful table showcases an awesome collection of the #5123 Working Elephant, with three hand-painted pieces featuring the elephant motif. The picture in the lower left hand corner includes elephants made by the Fenton Art Glass Company in 1972. The remainder of the pachyderms were made after three decades in an array of colors and hand-painted designs. Other makers include the Mosser Company and Fenton Collectibles.

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Screaming Yellow

By Carolyn Kriner


When noted author, John Walk, named this beautiful color "Screaming Yellow" he wasn't kidding! It's a cross between Topaz Opalescent and Goldenrod - the brightest yellow ever seen.

The display table is awesome, and setting it up outdoors gives us the true color.

This Topaz / Goldenrod color was done as an experiment in 1956 / 1957.  

Fortunate would be the collector who happened upon one piece in this color, but to have this variety of shapes and treatments is a collection to treasure - indeed!  







The Blue Opalescent Disaster

By Beverly Dootz


I wanted to accept the 2020 Display Table Challenge, but things happened and a new 'challenge' happened. One can't begin to imagine how it feels to have this happen to their beautiful collection.

What an awesome display it would have been.  

We hope Beverly will be able to replace the pieces that were broken.

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By Donna Oehman and Paul Schmitz

Dinner at a favorite restaurant culminated with dessert being presented on a Silver Turquoise plate. In a recent eBay sale the plate brought $350. 


Great News

By Millie Coty

Lori and Michael Palmer, authors of The Charleton Line, have consented to write an article (or series of articles) for The Fenton Flyer, beginning with the January issue.


Blast From the Past

By Millie Coty

Photo of the Fenton Art Glass Company taken in 1956 by R. E. Zimmermannnn.


More Unusual Fenton Lamps: 

for Better or ...Not

By Doug McIntosh


'A picture is worth a thousand words' is probably the best way to describe these creations. When you see a picture of one of these unusual lamps sitting in front of a wood chifforobe, this is one of the California creations. This accomplished lamp maker, incorporates excellent decorative brass fittings. The hardware is comparable with what Fenton used, and the creations bring consistently good prices.


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Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

Right: McKee Clico Goblets resemble Fenton's #1639 line (aka 'Elizabeth'). To determine check the stem - Fenton has two wafers, McKee has one.

Below right: European / English Shell Bowl with Hand Painted Interior. Fenton bowls will not have a pontil mark.

Below left: Mount Washington Coralene Vase

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ND20-14-Mt_Washington.jpg  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!!"



eBay August / September Results  Well-lit

By Doug McIntosh

Right: Cranberry Opalescent hobnail lamp, 4 lights on top, lighted base, this marriage brought $1300.00 in a Buy-it-Now

Below: Murphy/Bomkamp 10" pillow vase, 'Kool', $1895.75 in a Buy-it-Now

Below right: 2.25" Threaded Mosiac whimsey toothpick holder, circa 1920s, Best-Offer-Accepted believed to be in the $2400.00 - $2600.00 range. Seller asked $2995.00

Bottom left: Purple-crest on Milk Glass 20-inch Paisley student lamp; 24 bids; 4 bidders; $1825.00

Bottom right: 1995 Grand Vertique 25-inch Rosalene lamp with roses, came with certificate, wicks, and parts, sold for $999.99 in a Buy-it-Now offering

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31st NFGS Convention

July 24 - 26, 2021


Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society


July 21 - 23, 2021


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