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TCC welcomes everyone who shares our love for the beauty and technical proficiency of British transferware including Blue and White, Staffordshire Pottery, Pearlware, Romantic and more... Join us and receive access to our benefits!

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Database of Patterns and Sources

15,402 patterns and 1023 sources and still growing.

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New issue 4 times a year, plus archive available online.

2019 Annual Meeting Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Museum of ArtThe TCC is pleased to announce that Birmingham, Alabama has been selected as the site of the 2019 Annual Meeting, to be held on October 17 - 20. A collaboration with the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), which has the largest and most comprehensive collection of Wedgwood ceramics outside of England, will provide meeting attendees with a unique opportunity to view and study the renown BMA ceramics collection. View the preliminary announcement

Pattern of the Month

Marisanta

February

Shown is an English advertising pot lid, 2.75 inches in diameter. The advertising promises a lot of things! Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

Tile Display of the Month

Flowers and Geometrical Squares

TCC Database Pattern #18099. Maker: Henry Abraham Ollivant, 1890-1908, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. More images.

Photo of the Month

Bottle Ovens! You never know where they will turn up.

 
Fulham Pottery Liverton pottery Devon  

 

 

 

 

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BULLETIN! TCC 2018 Number 2

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Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here.

Henrywood's Highlights Number Thirty-Six of an Ongoing Series

“Continental Views” series (Machin & Potts)
A series of individually titled views of Europe made by Machin & Potts of Burslem. The series and individual titles appear along with the maker’s initials M&P in a printed cartouche mark, and one of two different marks referring to the firm’s patent process also sometimes appears. More information. Visit the Article Archives.

Seeking Facebook Editor

The TCC Facebook page will be losing one of our editors at the end of the year. We need one new editor, someone who will conscientiously add several new entries to our page each week. It’s fun, educational, and you will contribute to the continued success of our club. Contact Judie Siddall: jrsiddall@gmail.com

Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site

Members Welcome to Post Ads!

Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!

Your TCC Bulletin Editor is Soliciting!

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Your TCC Bulletin Editor is soliciting--for articles, that is! The Bulletin needs your fresh contributions about transferware: research articles, rare or previously unrecorded patterns or variations on well-known themes, unusual forms, source prints, personal experiences and interpretations, highlights from your collections. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. Contact Richard Halliday at blueandwhite@btinternet.com.

The Database Needs Editors

Database detectiveDo you love a good mystery? Do you fancy yourself to be a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple?

If your answer is “yes”, then you are the perfect candidate to join the ranks of TCC Database Detectives! Download more information.


Now Available

Transferware Collectors Club Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships

Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! Gift recipients receive a handsome certificate verifying their membership as your gift, enabling them to take advantage of the same benefits that you enjoy. More information.


Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC

spode exhibition image Visit three exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On Line, Patriotic America, and Printed British Pottery and Porcelain. Read the Patriotic America press release or Printed British Pottery and Porcelain press release.

Featured Books

A Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone Patterns c1813 to c1849 

A Mason's Collectors' Club Publication edited by Malcolm Lewin

Edited by the Club Chairman, and compiled from Club research over the past 40 years, this new B5 size publication offers a full colour 175 page guide to Ironstone patterns produced by the Mason's factory from c1813 to c1848. Get more information.

H&R Daniel Earthenwares

By John and Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore

The reputation of Henry and Richard Daniel is based on their glorious porcelain but, in spite of its importance to the commercial success of the company, little has been written about their huge production of earthenware. Get more information.

Featured Articles

Yes - Transfer-Printed Tiles are in the Database Database Discoveries - Contribution #13 Transferware Collectors Club

by Connie Rogers

Tiles are among the earliest examples of the use of ceramic material for decorative purposes. We may think of the blue and white Dutch Delft tiles found on fireplace surrounds in the 18th century. As the popularity of tin-glazed tiles declined, the production of tiles dwindled away until the 1830s when heavy encaustic floor tiles were introduced. Other tiles used for major architectural schemes such as the adornment of walls also became popular. Our main interest is in the decorative art tile that came into its own from about 1870 to 1900, many of which were transfer-printed. Read this article.

1820s Pearlware filled-in transfers; patterns and attributions

by Pete Christmas

This research project, kindly funded by the Transferware Collectors Club (TCC), aimed to examine the evidence supporting current attributions and to separate out some of the regional differences. A detailed study of 'Boy in the door' wares revealed separate engraving styles. At first, I noticed four distinct engraving types but towards the end of this project while checking all known examples, I was surprised to find a fifth. This rare variation is used by Mayer & Newbold and the un- attributed 'R&H' (both of which factories I had already assigned to another type). Read this article.

FAQs

What is my transferware piece worth?

What's it worth?  The simple answer – whatever you can get for it – has truth but doesn’t explain why. More | Other FAQs

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EVENTS

Please send us information on relevant transferware-related events.

Winterthur presents “Ceramics Up Close:  Hands-On Study Days"

April 4-5, 2019

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Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, and fellow collectors for this intimate and limited-registration opportunity to get an up-close look at ceramics. The program will feature enhanced and expanded hands-on workshop opportunities, taking advantage of the museum collection holdings, interspersed with more formal talks. Guests will be invited to attend a reception at which they can bring objects* from their own collections for discussion with study day presenters and others.
Note:  Registration deadline is March 4
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This year’s Dish Camp, “Of Sailing Ships and Privy Pits:  The World of Ceramics in Early America"
will be held June 21 - 23



More information.



Richards Transferware Research Grant Program: 2019

Applications Now Being Accepted.

The Transferware Collectors Club, a US-based international non-profit organization dedicated to the study of British transfer-printed ceramics, is pleased to welcome applications for the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Application submittal deadline is May 4. More information.

Updated Donor List
Transferware Collectors Club is extremely grateful for the generous contributions this past year which continue to help to make its programs and resources possible. Download the list of
2018 donors.

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There are no auctions at this time.

Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.

News of Dick Henrywood's Transferware Recorder News
A warm welcome to Issue Seventeen of the Recorder News, the first for 2019. May the New Year be happy and successful for you all. We hope you find these notes of interest and would welcome any feedback.
February 2019

Recorder News 17

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Friends of the Spode Museum
TCC Members and Subscribers may make tax deductible donations to support the outstanding effort by the Spode Museum Trust Heritage Center with their restoration initiatives by sending a check in U.S. Dollars (payable to American Friends of the Spode Museum) to: 47 Roselyn Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94118.
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The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol.XIX No. 2, 2018 -- has been updated as of September 2018. A rich resource! Read it here.

Classified Advertisements
We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members.  There is no charge for this member service. Following are the criteria:
• Limited to three quality images of item(s) for sale or example(s) of an item(s) you wish to purchase.
• Include a very short description paragraph, including a link to your website and/or email address.
• Dealers must be TCC members, limited to once/year maximum.
• Requests will be processed in the order received, and there is no guarantee as to when your ad will be posted.
• The TCC Web Administrator at his/her discretion has the right to reject inappropriate  or inadequate submittals.

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Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 14,000 patterns in the TCC Pattern Database! The membership year is from July 1 through June 30, so now is a good time to renew or join. See membership registration and information here.

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated September 2017 to April 2018 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use). Download now. Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.

Help Needed
As the TCC strives to grow its membership and programs, there is a need for more volunteer support. The TCC needs your help! Read more.

Results of Recent Auctions Advertised on the TCC Website and eNews

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The Masonic Hall, Philadelphia plate recently offered by TCC member Richard Marden sold for $7000, significantly over the $5000 reserve.

A ca. 1793 President Washington and Eagle medallion plate recently offered by TCC member Peter Scott sold for $9500.

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