This page is designed to complement The Fenton FlyerThe Fenton Flyer is printed with eight color pages and the balance in black and white.  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 balance of 2016 (September 1 - December 31) are now reduced to half price for those joining - Primary Members ($12.50) and Primary Associates ($2.50).  Associate Members must reside in the same household as a Primary Member.    Members renewing at this time must pay dues for the full year; Primary $25 and Associates $5.  This year we are offering an Orange Slice Satin mouse for $25 and a Green Topaz for $31.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2016 membership year, on a first come, first serve basis.  The quantities are limited.

To avoid the 4% administrative charge for card usage, please include 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.

If you are a visitor to this page, and wish to become a member of the NFGS please visit the Membership page.  Click on the button in the column to the left.


NFGS dues for 2017 are now due - Primary Members ($30) and Primary Associate Members ($5).  Associate Members must reside in the same household as a Primary Member. 

This year we are offering a Crown Tuscan mouse for $29 and an Opal mouse for $25.  The mice were pressed at the Mosser Glass Company.  They are limited to one of each per household (Primary member) for the 2017 membership year, on a first come, first serve basis.  The quantities are limited.

To avoid the 4% administrative charge for card usage, please include 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.

If you are a visitor to this page, and wish to become a member of the NFGS please visit the Membership page.  Click on the button in the column to the left.

NFGS Annual Mice for 2017

By Sharon Fenner

Once again the NFGS is offering two annual mice.  First is Crown Tuscan which is available for $29.  Next is the Opal mouse available for $25.  Both colors of mice were made at the Mosser Glass Company.  

These two mice are available only to members renewing for the 2017 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 2017 annual mice.


No photo available of the Opal mouse at this time.  A photo will be uploaded as soon as possible.


2016 Holiday Offering

By Sharon Fenner

First, for your winter and holiday decorating, is a 5065 Opal Stylized cat with an adorable winter design.  This design was first used on an angel offered in 2009.  Fenton designer Frances Burton adapted the design to our cat.  Twenty-two cats will be available beginning November 15, limited to one per member until December 1, for $79.  

Once again we are offering off-hand snowmen, made by John Fenton at Fenton's Collectibles, in Republic, MO.  On the left is a jolly fellow all tangled up in a string of lights.  He has a green stripe scarf and a happy expression on his face.  The snowman on the right has a more perplexed look, maybe due to the fact that the Blue Jays seem to be having a disagreement.  His scarf coordinates with the Blue Jays.  These cute designs were created and handpainted by former Fenton designer CC Hardman.  There are 15 available in each design, beginning November 15, for $99 each.  If any remain on Dececember 1, they will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Order early to ensure having your cat and snowmen available for the winter and holiday decorating.     

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Fenton Mould Purchase Fund-raising Raffle and Special Ornaments

By Sharon Fenner

At right are four beautiful ornaments.  Robin Spindler designed the 'cute as a bunny' ornament.  Note how the design covers the entire ornament.  Michelle Kibbe captured a kitten 'helping' trim the tree, and Kim Barley's snowman is ready to trim the outdoor tree.  Frances Burton's created a 'welcoming' design.  There are 14 of each design available beginning November 15, limited to one of each per member, for $70 each.  All are Opal ornaments made at the Mosser Glass Company.  The $25 profit from each ornament will go to the mould fund.  Any ornaments available on December 1, will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

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'Guardian in Training'

How does one describe this vase?  Awesome!!!  Spectacular!!! Drop Dead Gorgeous!!! Stunning!!!

Robin Spindler has once again knocked it out of the park.  This beautiful one-of-a-kind Burmese 14-inch vase is the perfect canvas for the family of 'big' cats in their natural habitat.  This vase was on display at our Fall Board of Director's meeting, and everyone was in awe.  What a statement this piece will make in your collection!  This vase is being raffled, with all profits going toward the purchase of moulds.  One hundred tickets, at $100 each, are being sold to members only.  Don't delay, get your ticket(s) today.  The winning ticket will be drawn on December 15.  Please refer to page two in The Fenton Flyer for contact information.

The board has chosen several moulds from our list  for purchase in December.  Please be a part of guaranteeing the future of the N.F.G.S.                   


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Wait for it...

Watch for it...

What a way to kick-off 2017!!!

Details in the January/February Flyer.


Capturing a Fenton Gem

By Doug McIntosh


Fenton's footed ivy balls with Milk Glass feet were issued in the 1950s, with Amethyst, Amber, Cranberry, Emerald Green and Jamestown Blue bowls.  Patterns include Dot Optic, Polka Dot, plain with a flared top, and Dot and Mitre.  Pictured right is a very rare French Opalescent Wide Rib Optic ivy ball with a Crystal base. 




Fenton's Canaan Valley

By Greg Hill


The author discusses the Canaan Valley and his connection to it.  The design was created by Robin Spindler on Fenton's Cobalt Blue glass.  The contrast of the glass with the winter snow scene, highlighted by a touch of red with the cardinal also makes these red, white, and blue pieces patriotic!



Life After Fenton

By Doug McIntosh

Frank Workman, former Fenton Master Craftsman, presented a seminar on his time spent at Fenton and the off-hand glass he created while working there.  



I Spy

By Becki Ann Selby

Amber Phillips Smolski was leafing through some old magazines and found this jewel in the Oct-Nov 2014 issue of Organic Gardening Magazine, pg 40-41.

If you spot a piece of Fenton used as a prop, please send it in for our I-Spy column.


Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Blackmore

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!!"

Below left top:  Crystal Hobnail round butter dish by Hobbs Brockunier

Below left bottom:  Asian-made Hanging Hearts 3-3/8 inch small bottle

Below right:  Viking Persimmon "Epic" 14-inch vase





Only in Williamstown 

By Millie Coty


This #192A Blue Overlay powder jar appears to have been made in the 1940s..  It is rolled in Jade, Mandarin Red, Chinese Yellow and Flame.


(Author's note: This bi-monthly column  will showcase a single piece of one-of-a-kind or never bwefroe seen Fenton that has been found in the Williamstown/Marietta area.)



Always the Teacher

Frank M. Fenton, 1988, educating people on a piece of glass.



Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Hanukkah

Merry Christmas

Happy New Year




Right: Wild Rose pattern satin etched jack-in-the-pulpit shaped #895 11" vase

Below Row 1: large No. G-135 muffin-shaped font lamp in Ruby, and small size Blue Opalescent and Topaz drapery lamps

Below Row 2: scarce, early Hobnail lamp in Chinese Yellow, and rare 1930s Jade Green Lattice and Grape vase from a pitcher mould

Below Row 3: off-hand art glass Oriental Ivory Pulled Feather vase with threading and an #847 low cupped bowl in Ruby with a Custard edge treatment

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Burns Auction 

By Les Rowe

# 1504 triple Dolphin cupped bowl in stretch Velva Rose glass, made in 1927 or 1928, sold for $9100 at auction on July 29, 2016, in Marietta, Ohio.

#901, 9-inch Dancing Ladies vase, stretch finish Persian Pearl, made in 1932, sold for $4500.



A 10th Anniversary

By Millie Coty

Congratulations to Suzy Goodacre, NFGS secretary, for ten years of dedicated service to our members!  Thank you!!!



Critter Corner

By Becki Ann Selby

Fenton's #5239 Daydreaming Bear is 3-3/4" long and introduced in 1990.  Tony Rosena designed the three-piece mould.  There are only about 40 different designs of this little bear.


Blast From the Past  

The first of a Limited Edition Collector's Series        

(The article is from the Fall 1969 The Fenton News, a dealer newsletter that announces new products, gives display tips, suggests travel builders, and distributes industry news.) 

Apollo II Commemorative Paperweight

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2016 Charity Drawing Results

By Millie Coty

On August 17, the NFGS presented a check for $263 to the Williamstown Senior Citizens.  This was the proceeds from the 50/50 drawing held during the NFGS Convention Banquet. 

A heart-felt thank you goes out to all our generous members who participted in giving back to a deserving community.


NDGA and the NFGS

By Millie Coty

The NFGS membership booth showcased our new 6' banner at the NDGA Convention, and was 'manned' by board members Kay Saionz and Millie Coty.  This event was hosted by the Tiffin Glass Collectors Club. 


Fenton eBay Top-Sellers for June - July  2016

By Doug McIntosh

Right:  16-inch, 1920s Mosaic vase with a Cobalt foot; $5378; 4 bids; 3 bidders

Top left:  Topaz Hobnail #389 15-inch basket; 1941-44; $529; 26 bids; 8 bidders

Row 2 right:  Cranberry Opalescent Satin Swirled Feather cruet; 1953-54,; $351; 8 bids; 5 bidders

Row 3 left:  9.25-inch, Green Opalescent Carnival Captive Rose ftd. plate; $565; 36 bids, 10 bidders,
 and a set of six Topaz Opalescent Hobnail 8.25" luncheon plates; $370; 17 bids; 8 bidders

Row 3 right:  1971-73 Burmese 9202 35-inch Embossed Roses GWTW lamp; $410; 3 bids; 2 bidders 

Bottom left:  6-inch Kitchen Green batter jug; $568; 13 bids; 5 bidders

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from all your NFGS friends!!!




Visit the NFGS Exclusive Glass page to see the awesome glass available to members only!


2017 NFGS Convention

July 29, 30, & 31

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 26 - 28, 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

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