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.   




March - April '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.



Don't  Let This Be Your Last Issue.....

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.  All the Lavender mice have been spoken for.    

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Happy Spring!!  Happy Easter!!

Celebrate by adding new pieces of Fenton to your collection!!  First, for our Premium Members, we have a Buttercup mouse decorated with a "Bee and Honeycomb" design.  It is $34.  Next, we have a Lavender pedestal egg with a "Panda in Bamboo" decoration.  The cost of the egg is $45.  Both of these were designed and decorated by long-time Fenton Featured Artist Susan Bryan.  For our bead collectors we have a 3-D bead.  The bead is a light green (much like a non-blushing Lotus Mist) decorated with an applied "Hyacinth" highlighted with a hand painted violet butterfly and  green leaves.  It has the NFGS logo, and can be yours for only $40, which includes shipping.  Also shown below is the green/ruby/copper bead from our holiday offer.  We have a very limited amount of those in stock.













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

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.




 The drawing will be held April 10, 2012.


22nd Annual Convention of the National Fenton Glass Society


July 28 - July 30, 2012


Below are the photos appearing in the March/April issue of the Flyer.


A Note of Thanks....

This is the final issue Tony Burgess will edit.  Thank You, Tony, for a job well done!!  We will miss you.


Meet the new Flyer editor

Anne Nelson has accepted the position of editor.  We look forward to future issues edited by Anne.  Welcome aboard, Anne!!       


Fenton Gems -The 1994 Fuchsia Line

By Doug McIntosh

John Walk, in his 1985-2001 Compendium, calls it "possibly the most beautiful Opalescent color prduced in the 1990s".  Made by covering gold Ruby glass with opalescent Rose Magnolia, fuchsia was given the color designation EH.  Nine blown shapes were in this line - the eight shown at right, plus the 1216  ten-inch spiral vase.  


The Fenton Barometer

By A Fenton Fann


--still low and steady....


Right:  The big winner for the December/January eBay Top 20 sold during the week ending 1/13/12: a 1920s Red with Black Hanging Hearts Karnak vase, bringing $3000 from 30 bids.  




Frank Would Have Loved This....

By Tom Smith

An unusual piece of Lincoln Inn is pictured below.  This cupped bowl appears to be made from a cereal bowl and this shape appears nowhere in the line.
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Critter Corner....

By Becki Ann Selby


Since the 1970s Fenton has been making the 5177 Alley Cat.  

At left we have the Lotus Mist Alley Cat with a berry and floral decoration and a Burmese Alley Cat with the Log Cabin design.  Both cats were sold during the 2011 Customer Appreciation Event, and limited to 25 each.   





By Millie Coty

Read all about it in this issue of the Flyer.










Off eBay Finds - 

By Ckris Cord






Above left:  Fenton Black Rose Vase

Above center:  Fenton 7" Mulberry Diamond Optic Basket

Above top right:  Flame Crest 11" Bowl

Above bottom right:  Cystal Crest Epergne

Below left:  Fenton Rose Crest Epergne and Cornucopias


Right:  Fenton Five-Piece Burmese Epergne, a beautiful piece purchased on Proxibids auction online, by Lawrene Burrell.  



eBay Finds

By Ckris Cord


Center right:  Fenton Glass Violet Opalescent Hobnail 6" Vase - Edward Paul Company.


Far right:  Fenton Lime Green Opalescent Coin Dot Vase, made from 1952 to 1955.         



Center right:  Fenton Silver Crest 70 OZ Jug and 6 Footed Tumblers, made from 1957 to 1962.


Far right: Fenton Signed Louise Piper Fawn Figurine Golden Cranberry Lustre Color, made 8-5-83.