2012 Dues are due. Premium Membership:  $40 Premium Associate:  $25  Regular Membership:  $20 Regular Associate:  $5
At right is a printable PDF.  Please print it out, fill in the details, and return it to the NFGS office.  Photos of the mice aren't available yet.   




January - February '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.




Introducing the 2012 NFGS Premium Membership Mice!

NFGS dues are due Jan. 1st.  To those who have paid your dues - "Thank You"!  If you haven't, your prompt remittance would be greatly appreciated.  

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Something Special for Valentine's Day

BEADS - We have our second offering of beads.  The first bead is Ruby with two Milk Glass hearts.  These hearts are created using the same technique as the Hanging Heart pieces, by placing a dot of Milk Glass on the Ruby bead and pulling it into the heart shape.  Next is a Vasa Murrhina style bead.  The bead is Milk Glass with green and red frit, plus copper mica.  Both will have an NFGS decal.  A perfect combination of colors for the holidays, and will complement your favorite outfits all year-round.  They are available for $35 each, which includes shipping.  Note:  The Vasa Murrhina bead is difficult to photograph.  The green is a lighter/softer shade. 

Happy Valentine's Day!!

It will be here before we know it.  We have the perfect gift for that "special person" in your life.  


The bead department is busy creating and decorating beads.  This is a new and exciting way to continue collecting Fenton.   



Lost Fenton Artist Found - Robert Barber to be part of the 2012 Convention

Watch future Fenton Flyers for details.

 22nd Annual Convention of the National Fenton Glass Society
July 28 - 30, 2012

The 2011 NFGS Holiday Raffle Winners are:

Dave Fetty Elephant - Beth Herb                                                          Ruby Elephant - Ellen Stohler

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NFGS Mould Fund Raffle!!

Mould Fund Raffle................   By Millie Coty



These beautiful pieces of Fenton are the raffle prizes for our Mould Fund.  The Fund will be used to purchase Fenton moulds for the club, should they become available.

The prizes are a #3808XO Violet Overlay Hobnail Gone-with-the Wind lamp donated by Judy and Ckris Cord, and a shiny Blue Burmese #7369 cruet with a one-of-a-kind hand-painted decoration by Marilyn Wagner.  The cruet was given by Joyce and Bob Stein.  

Tickets can be found on an insert included in the September/October issue of The Fenton Flyer.  They are $20 each or 6 for $100.  The drawing will be held April 10, 2012.  The first name drawn will have choice of items.  The second name drawn will receive the remaining item.  This raffle is open to NFGS members only.




 22nd Annual Convention of the National Fenton Glass Society


July 28 - July 30, 2012


 Below are the photos appearing in the January/February issue of the Flyer.

Happy 10th Birthday NFGS Membership Mouse!!

By Ed Herb

Photo 1 - L-R:  Cobalt Blue (2002), Emerald Green (2003), Rosemilk (2004), Opal test mouse on font (2001)

Photo 2 - L-R:  Burmese Satin (2006), Chocolate (2005), Indigo Blue (2007), Chameleon Green (2008)

Photo 3 - L-R:  HP Periwinkle Satin (2009), HP Periwinkle (2009), HP Burmese Satin with posies (2010), HP Burmese Satin with 20th anniversary party balloons (2010) 

Photo 4 - L-R:  Orange Slice (2010), Buttercup (2010), Lavender (2011), Black(2011)

Read the "tale of the membership mouse" in the Jan./Feb. 2012 issue of the Fenton Flyer.  


Kelsey's MAG Donor Vase

By Millie Coty


"National Fenton Glass Society" is displayed on the Pilgrim 4-layer cylindrical vase.  Kelsey Murphy designed and executed this masterpiece.  It is prominently displayed at the Museum. 



Fenton Gems -The 5253 Unicorn

By Doug McIntosh

The unicorn was a very difficult piece of glass for Fenton to produce.  Only 18 color and decoration treatments were made from 1991 through 2007.

Right:  Top row, Sea Mist Green (1994), Aquamarine GSE (2006), Autumn Leaves (1994)                                                        Bottom row, Black Carnival (1991-QVC),  Duxsty Rose (1994), Crystal (1991)



Left:  July 2007 QVC "Shelley's Keepsakes" Aquamarine decorated

Below:  "Captured Dreams" in Crystal

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The Fenton Barometer

By A Fenton Fann


Right:  This Fenton "Rose Nectar" Gone-weth-the Wind lamp sold on eBay for a whopping $1025!!  The lamp was part of the 2004 Connoisseur Collection, and it's an absolute beauty! 







Critter Corner

By Becki Ann Selby


Right:  5151, 5251 and the Itty Bitty Bear, a result of an experiment in the 1990s.  They are known to exist in at least eleven colors and treatments.




Off eBay Finds - Blue Ridge Room Spectacular 


By Ckris Cord
















These items were purchased during the recent Fenton VIP event.  The alley cat was purchased at a shop in Florida.

Above:  Ruby Mallard whimsey with a turkey beak

Above right:  White Milk Glass Hobnail Chip 'N Dip and the Glistening Snow Alley Cat

Right:  French Opalescent Roses Comport

Far right:  Apple Green Hobnail Gone-with-the-Wind Lamp 




eBay Finds

By Ckris Cord

Right top: Blue Opalescent Hobnail Oval Butter Dish  Right bottom:  Blue Opal. Hobnail 3-part Divided Dish Far right:  Jonquil Yellow Daisy and Button Covered Candy Box                   Below:   Fenton 164 Large 3-horn Epergne with Royal Blue Crest on Seafoam Diamond Lace






 2012 NFGS Convention

Special guest - Robert Barber

Consignment auction featuring items from the estate of Fran and Bill Ehrsam, plus items from individual consignees

Valley Gem Sternwheeler Cruise


Whinsey auctions









New Fenton Frienships

By Tom Norskov


A simple posting of "Fenton Showcase For Sale" on an online Fenton group site became a series of e-mails, phone calls, travels and new friendships.    


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KeepingYour Eyes Open

By John Walk


Right:  Fenton's Covered Hen egg server with a green head.



Right:  A sampling of Fenton's Emerald Green pieces from the early 1950s.

Below:  A hobnail vase and cruet in Lime Opalescent, introduced in 1952.

Below right:  Two of the beautiful pieces of Fenton's Bubble Optic line.  Originally introduced in 1952 as Honeycomb Optic, most collectors today know this line as Bubble Optic.   


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Dave Fetty Plays a Game of Cat and Mouse

By Ed Herb

Dave Fetty made a"Granite" mouse to complement the NFGS "Granite" cat.




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Frank Would Have Loved This...

By Tom Smith


This very common shape is the Wrisley bottle made by Fenton.  Is it Amethyst Opalescent?  Is it Wisteria Opalescent?  What other colors are out there?  Let us know.....