September - October '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 appearing in the September/October 2011 issue of The Flyer.

Roserita Ziegler Recipient of 2011 Ed Tell Award.....By Millie Coty

The Edward V. Tell Education Award was given to Roserita M. Ziegler, via telephone, during the 2011 NFGS convention.  Roserita has long been a true supported of the NFGS and all it stands for, holding membership #8.  In the early days, she contributed to The Fenton Flyer, gave talks, did antique and glass shows, identifications, and etc.  The Fenton 'signing event' was a Roserita creation in the early 80's, first held at the Sage-Allen department store in Hartford, CT. 

John Newman accepted the award, then delivered it to Roserita at her beach home at Old Saybrook, CT.  

Congratulations, Roserita!!



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


And the winner is......


Banquet speaker, Dean Six, was "all fired up about Fenton Glass".  His speech was titled, A Museum Grows to Adulthood:  The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia, 1990 - 2011.   Elizabeth Ours, Comfort Inn Assistant Manager (left), and Suzy Goodacre, NFGS Secretary (right) drew the winning names for this years room raffle.

A Tribute to Bill Ehrsam............. By Millie Coty and David Matheny

William C. Ehrsam, 81, of Oregon, OH passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.  

Bill, and his wife, Frances (Fran), who predeceased him on September 3, 2009, were charter members of the NFGS, holding membership numbers 23 and 22.  Bill was chairman of the NFGS Finance Committee from 1991 to 1993 and the Bylaws  and Audit Committee Chairman beginning in 1994.  He remained Bylaws Committee Chairman until his death. 

Bill and Fran began the Fenton Dollers of America in 2001.





NFGS of the Sunshine State.... By Judy and Ckris Cord

NFGS President, Doug McIntosh, presented Judy and Ckris Cord with the charter for the Fenton Glass Society of the Sunshine State during the banquet.  The name has since been changed to the Fenton Glass Society of  Florida.  The first meeting is scheduled for October 1st at 1:00 p.m., in Winter Springs, FL.   If interested, please call 903-818-1274.   


 2011 NFGS Convention Table Displays


Robby Alverson and Jason Jett - Fenton Crystal Hobnail in the foreground, plus five pieces of Crystal Dot Optic Topaz Crest. Information in the Flyer regarding the crest is incorrect.



  Max Blackmore - early off-hand Fenton glass, most featuring the Hanging Hearts pattern.



 Tom Smith and Anne Nelson - favorite "Early Fenton Rarities".  The glass was on loan from  several avid collectors.



  Judy and Ckris Cord - two favorite Fenton colors: Jonquil Yellow and Pekin Blue.



  Anne Nelson - Fenton Ivory Crest, made in 1940 and 1941, with depleted Uranium.



 Sharon and Alan Fenner - Fenton off-hand glass in Ruby.



 Linda and David Rash - "Dancing with the Stars", a collection of Dancing Ladies pieces.



 Belinda Fetty - kept it in the family with a display of "Dave Fetty Fenton".


 Anne Nelson - a wonderful display of Fenton Jade.


 Beth and Ed Herb - "A Year Full of Fenton" - Susan Bryan's one-of-a-kinds celebrating holidays and special events.



 Audrey and Joe Humphrey - "Christmas in July" - Green Opalescent & Cranberry Opalescent. 



 L. David Matheny -  a great display of Robert Barber Collection pieces.



 Claire and Alan Kauffung - an impressive display of off-hand Fenton with holes.


 Doug McIntosh and Thom Murphy - a selection of items made by Frank Workman.


Brenda and Tom McNamara - Fenton Mandarin Red & Ebony with Silver Overlay decoration.



 Sara and Richard Speaight - a collection of Fenton Ginger jars.



 Becki Ann Selby - Christmas in July with the "Christmas Fantasy", a 1980's series.



 Mike Soper - a display of his favorite Fenton Whimseys and Carnival Rarities.


 Sarah Plummer - a great display of Ruby Amberina Stretch.


 Ellen and Ken Stohler - a display of pieces hand-painted by Louise Piper.



 Scott McNamara - a display of Fenton sample pieces.



 Donna Oehman and Paul Schmitz - "Mandarin Medley" - a display of Mandarin, Venetian, Flame and Patriot Red.



 Kay Saionz - beautiful pieces acquired since the 2010 convention.


 Arna Simpson - a beautiful display of White Milk Glass and Black glass by Fenton.



 Suzanne and Bill Simpson - Fenton Ruby Silvercrest, Lincoln Inn, Elizabeth and Plymouth.


 Amanda Vail - an awesome display of Fenton's Vasa Murrhina in a variety of shapes.

 Convention Candids

Outgoing President, Doug McIntosh, speaking during the annual meeting.
Frank Workman "walks" one of his vases during   the boat auction.
Always ready to help, Dave Fetty shows a blown cat during the cruise auction.








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Hospitality Room

Display Table Review

Glass Sales

Consignment Auction




Fabulous Early Fenton Pre-convention Finds.... By Tony Burgess

Left:  Grouping of Fenton's Elizabeth pattern, Line #1639, in Ruby - Covered Mint Jar, 6" plate, and cupped sherbet with a Crystal foot.  Right:  Cameo Opalescent #1043 1 lb. covered footed bonbon.


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

By Ckris Cord

Keeping Your Eyes Open.... By John Walk

Off - eBay Finds ..... 

By Ckris Cord

 Frank Would Have Loved This.....By Thomas K. Smith
 Look for these feature articles in the future!!
 Make plans to attend the 22nd Annual NFGS Convention!!