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Meetings/Seminars Next Annual Meeting,
October 16-19, 2014,
Mendenhall, PA / Winterthur

2014 Meeting -- October 16--19
Mendenhall, Pennsylvania / Winterthur

The Annual TCC Meeting invitation and registration form has been mailed! The event managers, DeeDee Dodd and Karen Beare, along with the speaker committee, Judie Siddall and Sue Wagstaff, have put together an exciting meeting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this annual event. More information and registration form.

Bulletin coverNEW BULLETIN! TCC 2014 Number 1

A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "The Glamorgan Pottery Bicentenary (1814- 2014)," by Helen Hallesy. Members, read the entire issue here.

Mason plateNEW! Database Discoveries Article #15

"Mozart, The Magic Flute, The Masons, And America"

Author Judie Siddall writes "While waiting for Mozart's The Magic Flute to begin, I read the notes in the program titled Mozart's Die Zauberflote (Magic Flute) A Masonic Perspective by Tom Ellison, Past Master, Masonic Lodge 712 in California and chorus member of West Bay Opera (Palo Alto, California). I knew that Mozart was a Mason, as were many 18th century luminaries such as Joseph Hayden and Benjamin Franklin, but I didn't know much about the Masons (also referred to as Freemasons). I decided to look for Masonic patterns in the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database in the hopes of learning more about the Masons." Read the article. See DBD archives.

Bulletin sample article pageYour TCC Bulletin Editor is Soliciting!

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. More information.

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G Jackson Antiques is offering for sale five exceptional pieces of transferware. More information and images.


Byron series plateFebruary 2014: Henrywood's Highlights

"Byron Gallery" Series

Let us take a look at two different series based on literature, both on the works of Lord Byron and both titled “Byron Gallery.” Entire Article | Article Archives

Asiatic Scenery platePattern of the Month

"Asiatic Scenery"

Shown here is 10.38 inch plate with a view of the Gate of the Tomb of the Emperor Akbar. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

Now Available

Transferware Collectors Club 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.

Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site

Members Welcome to Post Ads! (Dealers pay a nominal fee.)

Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? (Dealers pay a nominal fee.) Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!

vermicelli shardNew Classified Ad

Frances Morley & Co.’s Vermicelli

I’m searching for, and would like to purchase or acquire by donation, several patterns which match shards for historic Hyde Hall, a public house museum. One of the most elusive items is a representative example of Frances Morley & Co.’s Vermicelli, a vermiform pattern interspersed with small dots. Unlike some of the other potters which produced a similar product, the Morley transfer print is all over the pearlware surface, with no other motifs or any plain areas. It is not listed in the TCC database, but is illustrated on the Potteries.Org website. The Hyde Hall shard to match is in slate gray, but another color may suffice. Please email digital and price to Allen Miller. The Morley brothers had an agent in Philadephia and we believe that the Hyde Hall example was distributed from there through an Albany retailer in the late 1840’s or early 1850’s.

spode exhibition imageTransferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC

Visit two exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On Line and Patriotic America, an online exhibition. Read the Patriotic America press release.

Febook coveratured Books

"The Glasgow Pottery of John and Matthew Perston Bell, China and Earthenware Manufacturers in Glasgow"

by Henry E. Kelly
Numerous transferware references. More information.

book cover"India on Transferware: A Compendium of Indian Scenes on Transferware Together with Their Source Prints"

by Michael Sack
Every known scene of India on transferware is included in one book, together with photos (where available) of both the patterns and the source prints from which they were derived. More information.


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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Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 11,000 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.

Large auction of mid-19th century transferware, including ironstone and Staffordshire hens, to be offered by Wickliff Auctioneers on July 26. Images will be posted one to two weeks before the auction. More information 317-507-0639.

The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol. XV No.1, 2014 -- has been updated as of May 6, 2014. A rich resource! Read it here.

Goldberg-Brown Collection Historical Transferware Auction
Pook & Pook auctioned 594 lots of spectacular Historical Transferware. Read Lita Solis-Cohen's Maine Antique Digest summary of the auction.

What a facelift! The front Church Street Entrance of the Spode Works has been painstaking restored by Stoke Council to a very high standard. More.

spode works plate rack

Spode Works Visitor Centre Expands
The Spode Museum Trust has announced an expansion of its exhibits and new visitor hours. Read more.

Our 2013 West Coast Regional Meeting was a wonderful event! Description and pictures.


Eastfield Village announces its summer 2014 workshops. More information.

Sharpe's Pottery Museum

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
24 May – 7 September

The Victorian period was the height of the British Empire with trading links throughout the world. The Staffordshire pottery industry exported many of their wares to these countries putting the name of Stoke-on-Trent on the international map. Marking the publication of Tristram Hunt MP’s new book on the cities of Empire, this exhibition explores the supply and representation of Empire in Staffordshire pottery. More info.

Exhibitions of Pots by the Northern Ceramics Society
Northern Ceramic Society jug
The exhibitions include many spectacular and fascinating transferware pieces. More information.

Transferware videos
Willow china and children's plates videos, featuring Martha Stewart with TCC member Rita Cohen (watch video) and with dealer Mo Wajselfish (watch video.)

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in April 2014 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.

We are now offering new advertising opportunities for TCC member transferware dealers, auctioneers, and show managers. Read more.

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 2013 donors.

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.

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Chancellor Livingston

The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.
TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.
Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information.

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