September - October 2019


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.



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.


Convention 2019 Exclusive Glass Available

By Sharon Fenner

A picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let the pictures speak for these awesome items. Pictured are the items remining after Convention. For more information, please visit the NFGS Exclusive Glass page.  Click on the button on the left side.  


The 1879H Hawk Takes Flight...

Bottom: Pictures of the Red-tailed Hawk offered in Glass Sales.  Michelle Kibbe designed and hand-painted the hawks. They did sell out but we will take orders.  

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Walter Blenko, 93, passed away Aug. 11

Officials and employees with the Blenko, WV are mourning the loss of Walter J. Blenko, Jr., the company's president, and grandson of the company's founder.  Vice President Dean Six stated "Blenko will continue to be a family-owned and operated company."  The Board of Directors will meet and select a successor.  Until then, operations will continue as normal.



Consignment Auction 2019 Summary

By Tim Starcher

Pictured above is a QVC 2001 8-pc. Progressive set that sold for $550.00. 

At right is a 2002 Dave Fetty fish vase, in Cranberry and  Blue Vasa murrhina , with Milk Glass tail and eyes, that brought $325.00.





A Piece of Fenton in 40,000 Pieces

Made by Renee Candolino, Claire and Alan Kauffung displayed this in front of their table display. 

Robin Spindler is displaying the beautiful one-of-a-kind pillow vase she decorated with a Red-tailed Hawk in flight.


Ed Tell Award Recipients for 2019

By Millie Coty

Anne and Max Blackmore were the recipients of the Ed Tell Award, presented to them before Glass ID.  Congratulations!!!

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An Unexpected Convention Surprise

By Ellen Stohler

The Louise Piper Custard candy jar is beautifully decorated with her Scenic design on both the lid and the jar.  The lid is signed Louise Piper April 1973.  Note the inscription on the base. 




Join us for the 30th Annual

NFGS Convention, July 25 - 27,

at Quality Inn, Marietta, OH


Susan Davison Gives Back

Susan was the winner of the NFGS 2019 50/50 drawing.  She donated her 50% back to the Williamstown Elementary School PTA.  It will be used to purchase plaground equipment for the new school.  Thank you, Susan!!!


Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton

By Anne Blackmore

Below:  LE Smith #1000 Blue Fan Vase is a close match to Fenton's #857 and smaller #457. Fenton's vases have a round foot, and LE Smith's have an octagon foot.


Above:  Northwood "Scroll with Acanthus" Jelly Comport in their Mosaic line, made in 1903.

Below: Davidson Lady Caroline whimsy piece by Davidson Glass of England, Pearline, made in 1891.


eBay Sales in the Mid-Summer Doldrums

By Doug McIntosh

Just Ripe Ginger Jar - $629.10

Turquoise Hanging Hearts Mariner's Lamp-$1299.00

Ruby Regal Irises GWTW lamp - $975.00

27" Song Sparrow on Burmese GWTW - $798.00 

Group of seven Barber vases - $915.00

Hyacinth Feather and Blue Labyrinth shown



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Right: #100 creamer in Royal Blue, Wide Rib pattern

Below:  Amber transparent #847 fan vase

Bottom left:  Jade #1663 flat plate made from a bowl mould

Right center:  Flame #647 shallow cupped bowl measuring 11.5"

Right bottom:  Ebony (Black) Lotus and Grape small footed sauce bowl with rolled top, circa 1916

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".



The Master Craftsman is Still Working his Magic

By Doug McIntosh

Ann and John Fenton brought their portable glass-making equipment to Williamstown, WV, and set up shop at Gabbert's Cullet.  Dave Fetty and John Fenton demonstrated their glass-making skills.




2019 NFGS Convention

July 27, 28, & 29

Fenton - Fellowship - Fun

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


Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 24 - 26, 2019

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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