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Absentee Bidders Take Note....

Banquet Auction Absentee Bid Reminder

By Sharon Fenner


Item # Banquet A - Burmese One-of-a-Kind  "Patches" Doll designed and hand-painted by JK (Robin) Spindler.  It is amazing how Robin worked the different patches patterns into the design.  She would be the perfect complement to your "Patches" collection or a totally unique doll to add to your Fenton favorites!



Item #Banquet B - an Opal Chessie Box with a companion Curious Cat decorated in a "Tiger" design.  CC Hardman has designed and hand-painted this awesome One-of-a-Kind set that will be auctioned following the NFGS Banquet July 29, 2013.   If you have the Chessie set offered during the 2012 convention, this will be a perfect complement to that set.  If you don't have that set, this pair will be a be a "stand-out" in any collection.  

This is the first time we have accepted absentee bids on any Banquet Auction item.  These two items are listed on the absentee bid insert in the July/August issue of The Fenton Flyer.  Please fill in your amount and mail the form to the NFGS office.  If an absentee bidder wins the item it will be shipped postage paid.

You must be an NFGS member to participate in the Banquet Auction.

2013 Annual Convention Raffle Pieces, Annual Pin, and Convention Souvenir

By Sharon Fenner

Tickets are available to all members for $4 each or 3/$10.  The drawing will be held following the NFGS banquet on Monday evening, July 29th.  You need not be present to win.


She is a beautiful one-of-a-kind Burmese Bridesmaid doll designed and hand-painted by award-winning Fenton designer Robin Spindler, at the Fenton Art Glass Company.  The detail is exquisite!  She is embellished with white enamel and 14K gold.  She would be a stunning addition to your collection!  MJ13_NFGSDollskirt.JPG


Our second raffle item for 2013 is an awesome one-of-a-kind Opal Chessie Box with a matching Curious Cat.  This adorable set was designed and hand-painted by former Fenton designer CC Hardman.  We have a cute little Siamese kitty snoozing in the pansy bed.  Meanwhile, its friend is patiently waiting for him to wake up so they can have a little fun!  The detail is incredible!   Note the pansies on the lid, and the complementing bands of color.  this set would surely put a smile on your face every time you looked at it.


Tickets are available to all members for $4 each or 3/$10.  The drawing will be held following the NFGS banquet on Monday evening, July 29th.  You need not be present to win.  The raffle items will be shipped, postage paid, shortly after the convention.




NFGS 23rd Annual Convention Pin 

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is the cutest annual pin offered to the NFGS members.  The Lop-ear Bunny was the first Fenton critter decorated in the NFGS exclusive "Patches" design.  The pins are available to members for $6 each.  They won't be available until the 2013 convention.  Pins ordered by members not attending the convention will be shipped following the convention.

Just a little teaser - watch the July/August issue of The Fenton Flyer for information regarding a couple one-of-a-kind auction items that will be available to absentee bidders.


NFGS Convention Souvenir is Just Ducky!

This Burmese Duckling was chosen as the 2013 convention souvenir.  It was designed and hand-painted in the exclusive NFGS "Patches" design by Fenton award-winning designer JK Spindler.  Only 55 are available for $40 each to NFGS members.  Order early to ensure receiving this little duckling to add to your "Patches" collection.MJ13NFGSDuck.JPG


"Just Cuz" it Says Fenton

"Know your Fenton shapes!"

By Anne Nelson


There are way too many pieces mis-labeled as Fenton out there.  Here are some more examples.

Below:  Westmoreland "English Hobnail" Jade basket

Bottom:  Consolidated Glass Company vase

Right:  Red Overly vase, cased in Crystal

This is a regular column in The Fenton Flyer.  NFGS members have access to tips and hints for avoiding a disappointing purchase.  Knowing Fenton characteristics is very important when determining if a piece is Fenton.





Critter Corner

By Becki Ann Selby


Fenton made the Pelican Tray in Crystal Velvet.  In 1992 the Pelican Tray was made for the NFGS in Black and later decorated with red roses. 

The 5175 Pelican Tray was first introduced by Fenton in 1969.  This mould was formerly owned by Verlys of America.13JA_Pelican_Tray_FRT.JPG



Meet the 2013 NFGS Board of Directors Candidates

Belinda - West Virginia

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Left:  Aaron - New York 

Below:  Millie - West Virginia13JA_Millie_Bio.JPG


Left:  Sharon - Minnesota

 Below:  Shirley - Michigan 13JA_SHirley_Herron.JPG

Below:  Frances - Michigan      Right:  Kay - Ohio




Make Plans to attend the

23rd Annual NFGS Convention

July 27, 28, & 29

Enjoy a cruise on the Valley Gem!!


Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 24 - 26, 2013


eBay Finds...... By Ckris Cord


Right:  Vintage Fenton Hobnail Vaseline Decanter with Stopper

Row 1, left:  Pair of 1950's Fenton Art Glass Black and White Fish Vases w/Stickers

Row 1, right:  Fenton Persian Pearl Carnival Glass Apple Tree Pitcher, Six Glasses

Row 2, left:  Ultra Rare Fenton Lilac and Moonstone Combination Creamer

Row 2, right:  Rare Fenton Crystal Crest 13-Inch Basket, Pete Raymond Handlers Mark

Row 3, left:  Vintage Cranberry Red, Hobnail Glass Pitcher, 8-1/4 Inches Tall

Row 3, right:  Rare Fenton French Opalescent Tankard/Jug

Bottom row, right:  Fenton Amethyst Opalescent Waterlily and Cattails Pitcher, Rare and
Fenton Amethyst Opalescent Waterlily and Cattails Set of 6 Tumblers, Rare

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23rd Annual NFGS Convention

July 27, 28, & 29




Off eBay Finds - From Collection of Alma and Ora Schrock  ...... By Ckris Cord


Right:  Fenton Mini Vases, Baskets, and Pitchers

Below left:  Fenton Made for LG Wright Amethyst Snowcrest Epergne

Below right:  Fenton Wisteria 9-Inch Hobnail Basket

Row 2:  Fenton Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail

Row 3:  Fenton Plum Opalescent Hobnail


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One of Many 2013 Convention Surprises

By Millie Coty


Green Carnival Apple Tree tumbler, flared with a single crimp.  This tumbler was signed (engraved) by Bill Fenton on 8-2-9313JA_Tumbler_BOT.JPG

Fenton Classics

Right:  1930s #893 Chinese Yellow ginger jar lamp with floral cutting

Below lleft:  #550 12-panel footed bowl in Venetian Red

Below right:  #950 bowl with a gold and black enamel pattern on Mandarin/Venetian Red

Bottom left:  Photo of lid of the Mongolian Green box featured in the May/June issue

Bottom right:  Unusual Green Opalescent Dot Optic (Coin Spot) witches ball??





The Fenton eBay Barometer:
Calm Spring Sales Weather on eBay

By Doug McIntosh



Below clockwise: 

May 13 - 13-piece collection of Heart Optic Cranberry - $1,000.00

May, Week 1 - pair of 1953 Black & White fish vases - $814.08

May 31 - 1995 Cobalt 23-inch student lamp with Golden Flax decoration - $660.00

April 12 - Autumn Gold Rib Optic Hat Basket with a Ruby twist handle - $615.00 

April 5 - LG Wright Amethyst Snow Crest 4-horn Epergne - $657.99 

May 17 - 11-inch Goldenrod bowl - $699.09




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Consignment Auction Teasers

Right:  #3024 Threaded Mosaic 8-3/4 inch Egyptian vase                                                                                                                                                                Below:  Louise Piper candle lamp, Topaz Bridesmaid doll (#1/10), Plum Opalescent crouching kitten13JA_Lamp_Girl_Cat.JPG


The Addendum


Right:  Celeste Blue Horsehead Medallion tri-crimped bowl.


The Addendum is featured in each issue of the Flyer.  The items included in the Addendum are VERY rare.   



Fenton Archaeology

Exceptional Early Fenton Found On Line and in the Wild

Left:  Mid-1920s Mosaic bowl, 4-1/4 inches high and 8-1/2 in diameter

Below left:  Golden Lattice and Grape #1563 tankard jug

Below right:  Pair of #232 Celeste Blue candlesticks stretched to 12 inches tall



Below:  Crystal Ming floral stopper decanter, 4 # 35 shot glasses, and #1934 Tray

Below:  Baby-size reamer in Crystal Ming13JA_MingReamer.JPG


Make plans now to attend the 23rd Annual NFGS Convention July 27, 28, & 29.

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