May-June '11

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.


Below are the photos that appear in the May - June 2011 issue of the Fenton Flyer.

 2011 Convention Raffle Items

We are pleased to feature as First Prize one of the very limited "Confetti" Alley Cats.  Approximately 12 of this color combination were created.  Colors included are blues, green, and shades of pink.  Each cat is truly a One-Of-A- Kind!  It was purchased in the "Collector's Sale" room during the 2010 NFGS convention.



The second prize is an awesome One-Of-A-Kind Aubergine fan vase designed and hand-painted by Robin Spindler.  Notice the dragonfly on the foot.5611fanvase.JPG 5611fanTop.JPG5611fanfoot.JPG

Third prize is an Opaque Blue Rib Optic lamp, sure to "light up" anyone's life.


The raffle is open to NFGS members only. 


Raffle tickets are only $10 each, or three for $20.  You need not be present to win.  If the winner isn't present, the prize will be shipped.  The names of the winners will be drawn following the NFGS banquet on August 1, 2011.  Tickets will be included with your copy of the NFGS Fenton Flyer.  You may return them along with your convention registration, or if you aren't planning to attend the convention, you may use the convention registration envelope to send them to the NFGS office. 

2011 Convention Souvenir

Coming or going, right or left, this awesome pachyderm will stand out in the herd!!  We have only 101 of these Iridized Ruby Amberina elephants for our members.  It can be ordered when registering for the convention and picked up in the glass sales room.  Members not attending the convention can place their order and it will be set aside and shipped after the convention.  

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 Introducing the Convention Pin!!

It showcases the Ruby Amberina working elephant sold in the holiday offering.  It is the perfect addition to your NFGS pin collection!  


5611pin-lite.JPG  Members may order when registering for the convention.  It will be placed in the packets of convention attendees.  For those not attending the convention, pins will be shipped.  Actual shipping cost will be added.  Check the NFGS Exclusives page for additional pins.  

And the Artistry Vase Winner is.....ByDoug McIntosch


Left:  NFGS Secretary Suzy Goodacre watches as George Fenton draws the name of the winner.  Below:  Peter Landsperg poses with his Artistry Vase. Congratulations!!


Pansies on Milk Glass - with a Plum Crest!!

By Tom Norskov

The proud owners get many compliments on their beautiful collection of Pansies on Milk Glass, and it's easy to see why.  The collection was started when they bought the winning raffle ticket for the student lamp in 1996.



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Frank Would Have Loved This.... by Thomas K Smith

Lovers of old Fenton may recognize this shape as the Intaglio Dolphin bowl pictured in many books in Periwinkle Blue.  Pictured here is a flat crimped plate in Crystal Satin that actually sits on the dolphins.  


New......from Fenton......Earrings!!

Fenton recently introduced Teardrop earrings.  These comfortable to wear earrings come in a wide variety of Fenton colors.  Pictured at right is a pair in Ruby.  Some are iridized, others are satin finish.  They are the perfect compliment to your Fetty necklaces and Fenton bead jewelry.  Check with your favorite dealer or the Fenton Gift Shop.

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HaveYou Seen One Of These Lately? ... By Tom Norskov

Pictured is a Milk Glass Quilted Book End Planter, No. 5955, produced from 1952 - 1954.  

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It's a Moose!  No, Wait, It's a Mouse!!  By Ed Herb


Left:  Wilbur the moose              Below:  The "Moose on a Mouse" designed and painted by Susan Bryan              



Zeta Todd, of Colorado, passed away Feb. 4, 2011.  She and her husband were regulars during the early conventions.  Fenton produced for her a series of 5 mini baskets, plus a line of Black Rose items.  All items were produced in limited quantities.  

Keeping Your Eyes Open ............. By John Walk


On the right is a Blue Overlay melon vase spotted when watching the 1940's movie "Laura" starring Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb and Dana Andrews.  

Below are pictures of the minis and Black Rose produced for Zeta Todd. 

Also included are pictures of minis produced in the early 1940's.




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Beginning of a Fenton Collection ...... by Ed Herb

The Fenton bowl that started the collection was a Custard Satin Open Basketweave bowl, ware number 8222CU.  This was given to Ed's wife by his mother, but met an untimely demise due to a curious cat.  The color code for Daisies on Custard is DC.

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Photos of the DC animals not

pictured in this issue of

The Fenton Flyer.

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eBay Finds...........

By Ckris Cord


Clockwise:  Rare Vintage Railroad lamp; Robert Barber Hanging Hearts Lamp; Cactus Red Sunset Carnival 7 Piece Water Set; Lincoln Inn Cobalt Candlesticks; and a Blue Opalescent Hobnail Spittoon Pitcher Jug 







Off - eBay Finds ..........

By Ckris Cord

Clockwise from right: Ruby Roses Pillar Lamp; French Opalescent Coin Dot Charleton Lamp; Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail Bottle Vase; Vasa Murrhina Rose Mist #6465 Pitcher; Cranberry Opalescent Spral Optic Basket; and a French Opalescent Roses Basket With A Blue Handle